September 24, 2023

Prime Options

Sturdy design
Nifty UI
Lengthy battery life

Chinese language smartphone maker Vivo lately unveiled the second smartphone beneath its U-series, the Vivo U20. With a processor improve to Vivo U10, Vivo U20 comes at a beginning worth of Rs 10,990 (4GB+64GB) onwards. The opposite two RAM and storage variants are 6GB+64GB and 8GB+128GB. Proper now, Vivo U20 is among the least expensive smartphone in India to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. The gadget has been launched in two color variants: Racing Black and Blaze Blue. We acquired a maintain of the 6GB+64GB Blaze Blue variant of the gadget and right here is our evaluation.

Vivo U20: Design

Vivo U20 comes with a water drop-like notch design, with skinny bezels surrounding the show on the edges. Contained in the notch lies a 16MP entrance digicam lens with f/2.0 aperture and a really skinny earpiece.

The highest edge is devoid of any buttons whereas the underside edge homes a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, a micro-USB port and audio system within the type of six small vents.

The precise fringe of the gadget carries the quantity and energy buttons whereas the left edge carries a SIM tray with a devoted microSD card slot.

The smartphone is available in a plastic physique and has a shiny end on the again. The cellphone physique registers fingerprints and smudges. It’s barely heavy to carry because it weighs about 193 gm. The grip on the gadget is robust and it doesn’t slip from the fingers. The size of the cellphone are 162.15 x 76.47 x 8.89mm.

There’s a triple rear digicam setup of 16MP, 8MP and 2MP sensors with f/1.78, f/2.2 and f/2.4 apertures respectively. Under the rear digicam setup lies the fingerprint sensor. Vivo brand is current on the backside left.

Vivo U20: Show

Vivo U20 sports activities a 6.53-inch FHD+ show with decision of 1080 x 2340 and screen-to-body ratio of 90.3 %. The onscreen icons seem sharp and punchy.

We discovered the display screen brightness to be enough when inside buildings nevertheless it must be jacked as much as nearly 100% when utilizing the cellphone beneath brilliant daylight. The auto-brightness function labored wonderful; the display screen brightness adjusted to alter in surrounding gentle fairly nicely. The face unlock function labored nicely in each brilliant in addition to darkish environments suffused with some gentle.

Vivo U20: Digicam

The rear digicam performs nicely through the daytime. The pictures shot by way of the rear digicam open air (in each sunny and cloudy situations) got here out sharp and clear with very much less grain.

The bokeh mode blurs the background nicely however in some photographs, barely smudges out the perimeters of the face too, thus making for poor photographs. The rear digicam efficiency at evening in dimly-lit environments can’t be known as good because the photographs come out blurry and grainy. Even the evening shot of an individual or the item in focus at a distance of a few metre from the digicam lens lacks sharpness and element. The colors within the captured picture come out to be close to to pure however the main difficulty in evening snaps was lack of sharpness and readability within the photos.

Coming to the selfie digicam efficiency, we acquired principally clear selfies in daytime with out insertion of any synthetic color to pores and skin tone. Much like the rear digicam, its efficiency degrades in darkish and poorly-lit environments. We want to conclude by saying that each the entrance and rear cameras take much better photos through the day than they do at evening.

A few of the rear digicam modes are AI Tremendous Broad Angle, Bokeh, Tremendous Macro, HDR, Dwell Photograph, Panorama, Professional and so forth. The video helps 4K video recording.

Vivo U20: Efficiency

The smartphone runs Vivo’s personal customized FunTouch OS primarily based on Android 9 Pie. The smartphone, with 6GB RAM, helps navigate by way of the apps quick. The UI has a nifty look too with sharp and punchy icons. There are some pre put in apps like Amazon Buying, Fb and Opera. There may be some bloatware too that may be uninstalled. Total, it’s a easy and quick UI expertise with the apps opening and shutting immediately with single faucets.

The cellphone comes with 18W quick charging however takes greater than an hour to cost to full as it’s a 5000mAh battery one. The battery lasts simply for greater than a day should you use the cellphone principally for texting and posting images on social media platforms, watching movies for about an hour or two and gaming for about two hours. Battery-wise, customers will not have a lot points with this cellphone because the drainage would not occur quick.

Vivo U20 has an Extremely Sport Mode to minimize distractions and smoothen the gaming expertise. It may be enabled from the pop-up menu and is claimed to optimise the CPU and RAM of the gadget. We set each the graphic high quality and body fee at Very Excessive with Depth of Area and Anti-aliasing on–basically the very best potential settings– and performed COD Cellular. The sport efficiency tanked then, with lags all through the match. At medium settings, the lags decreased significantly however they have been nonetheless there. We discovered that graphic-intensive video games like COD Cellular and PUBG Cellular do not run easily on the very best potential and medium settings each. They’ll run nicely solely on low settings. Additionally, the smartphone again began to heat after about forty minutes of gameplay.

The audio system on Vivo U20 handle to fill a small room fairly nicely. They’re suited to watching video content material however not beneficial for music. It might be higher to make use of earphones or headphones.


Vivo U20 is among the least expensive telephones to launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset. The robust options of the cellphone are its easy and durable design, nifty UI and good battery life. On the flip aspect, the digicam efficiency of Vivo U20 in low-light situations isn’t on top of things. Additionally, graphic-intensive video games don’t run easily on the gadget on medium and excessive settings. If gaming isn’t in your precedence listing and you might be prepared to miss the poor low-light digicam efficiency, Vivo U20 could be a sensible choice.


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