Vivo U20 with a powerful processor, triple rear camera setup, and strong battery backup at a price of just Rs 11,990. So, is the Vivo U20 review the only review that has it all?
Years after the invention of mobile phones and there is no going back. Chinese manufacturing companies like Vivo, Realme, and Redmi are coming up with back to back launches each month giving each other good competition.
This time we are talking about the Vivo U20 review, features and specifications and how well does it do uphold the reputation of the U- series from Vivo. This is the second smartphone in this series after the U10 and we are hoping it is as good as the previous one was. Let’s find out.
|Display size||6.53- inches IPS LCD|
|Screen resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm SDM675 Octa-Core Processor|
|RAM||4GB/ 6 GB|
|Rear camera||16 MP + 8 MP + 2MP|
|Front camera||16 MP|
These were the highlighted Vivo U20 specifications and now we move forward to the different aspects of the smartphone and see how it performs.
Being the successor of U10, the U20 model we will see some similarities between the two and we are expecting it to be a little better than that. The back panel is made up of plastic and has a glossy finish to it. This is the typical design for most of the budget smartphones with little differences here and there. When you hold it, you will also notice the 3D texture on the back which is the difference we talked about previously. You get two color options- Racing Black and Blaze Blue. All of these have a gradient look to it. Vivo has always been good with the design on its smartphones and the U20 is not different. With the color scheme and gradient look, it is an eye-catching smartphone with round edges that make it comfortable as well.
The display is yet another of those Vivo U20 features we get not a lot to complain about. This smartphone sports a 6.53- inch IPS LCD and Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. We have been longing for a thin bezel phone with a narrow chin and this is exactly that. However, we cannot help but notice the waterdrop notch ruining the sleek and stylish display on the Vivo U20. When using the display for multimedia purposes we found the colors to be vibrant and the brightness level to be efficient enough. But, there was a problem with the viewing angles.
The phone comes with the Snapdragon 675 processor which is powerful and efficient enough to allow the users to multitask and play games without facing any problems. You get two variants, one of 4GB RAM and the other of 6 GB RAM. The prior is priced at 10,990 and the latter at 11,990. Both of these variants are suited for the processor and to give the users a seamless experience. We say it is better to go with the latter because there is a little difference between the two. With the Fun Touch OS 9.2, you get a lot of preinstalled applications stuffed with an unnecessary notification that keeps popping up all the time. However, you can easily uninstall them. The highlighting and distinguishing features of the smartphone are Jovi which is Vivo’s voice assistant, parental controls, raise-to-wake feature, motorbike mode, ultra-game mode. But, the best is yet to come. Yes, you can even launch apps by drawing their alphabets on the lock screen.
With smartphones sharing the same price tag as this, the biggest con with the performance is that the phone starts to lag when heavy storage apps are launched or frequently used. But, that is not the case with the Vivo U20. You seamless switch between editing apps, heavy gaming applications and not feel a thing. As for the gaming performance, you can easily play games like PUBG, Asphalt without any interruptions. The graphics are HD and even the highest setting won’t give you a hard time in terms of the performance. But, there was slight heating at the back panel during heavy gaming. However, it is quite normal and nothing serious.
You get a triple camera setup at the backup panel and the photos come out to be pretty good. The primary sensor does its job well. You get pictures that have vibrant colors but not good enough exposure. Recently, we have seen a trend among the manufacturing companies to come up with macro lenses in their budget smartphones. But, we don’t think they perform that well. At least not in this case. The ultra-wide sensor isn’t the best as well. The selfie camera has seen improvements from its predecessors and you get well-toned detailed selfies with the 16 MP front camera. As for the features you get, 2X zoom, bokeh mode, portrait mode, night mode etc. But, the night mode doesn’t do anything for the pictures. Rather it makes the already struggling pictures way brighter.
As per Vivo U20 review, it comes with a 5000 mAh battery backup. This capacity does not drain the battery with heavy usage and you can easily depend on it for one complete day even when you do more than just calling, messaging, and web surfing. But, the best thing is that it comes with an 18W fast charger that charges the phone completely in about two hours. However, it does lack a USB-C port.
|HD+ display||Camera struggles in low light conditions|
|Fast charging||Viewing angles are not that good|
|Powerful battery backup||No USB-C port|
|Decent performance even while heavy gaming|
Vivo has been one of the top contenders when it comes to budget range smartphones and the U-series is a perfect example of that.
The Vivo U20 model has its advantages and disadvantages. The triple rear camera setup struggles with even the slightest decent pictures and not even the night mode feature seems to do much to it.
However, if you are looking for a smartphone that lets you take the advantage of heavy gaming apps without affecting the overall performance this Vivo U20 review is for you. Look no further.