Vivo U20 review

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    Since the release of Vivo U10, the company has decided to expand its U-series lineup. With its new U20 smartphone just after two months of U10 release, Vivo is set for facing new challenges. These two devices have a lot in common and the new U20 device is going hard against its competitors including Xiaomi, Realme, and others. As a successor to the Vivo U10, the new device is priced slightly higher and comes with a large screen, high-capacity battery and powerful processor. The new Vivo U20 is set to disrupt the sub-Rs. 15,000 market yet again where you can place ordering with using applicable Flipkart Coupons. But, is it worth buying in this competitive segment? Let’s check it out in the Vivo U20 review below:

    Design

    Vivo has ditched the gradients and patterns in this model and you get to have a single-tone finish. The device comes in two color variants including Racing Black and Blaze Blue. The back panel is made of plastic and it isn’t slippery – glossy though. The camera module is decorated with gold trim and the logo of Vivo in the lower-left corner is in gold too. Just the camera module is slightly different than U10. Other than that, the fingerprint sensor on the rear is the same and the device has three rear cameras – one 16-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

    The device’s built is solid and the finish is good. It lies on the hefty side as it weighs 193 grams but it is comfortable in hands. On the right side, you get to see the power and volume buttons while the left side packs the SIM tray. On the bottom, there is a Micro-USB port, a 3.5mm audio socket, and a speaker. It disappoints us that Vivo has not included a Type-C port rather than a Micro-USB port.

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    Display

    The new Vivo U20 looks similar to its younger sibling, U10. On the front, there is a small waterdrop notch which packs a 16-megapixel front camera – else it is bare. The screen is large with 6.53 inches size and 1080×2340 pixels. The device is larger than U10 and the display is better too. The display is bright and the colors were little dull and washed-out at times. For general usage and watching videos, the display does well. Also, Vivo has got Widevine L1 DRM certification which enables HD video streaming.

    Performance

    Under the hood, the Vivo U20 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and Vivo says that it has an “AI Engine” too. The device comes in two RAM and storage variants: 4GB with 64GB of storage for Rs. 10,990, and 6GB of RAM with the same 64GB of storage for Rs. 11,990. Coming at this price, we are happy that Vivo has chosen this processor as it can handle nearly everything you throw at it. The device can handle regular tasks and multitasking on this device is fun too. Talking about gaming, this device can handle games like PUBG Mobile with ease.

    Vivo U20 runs Funtouch OS 9.2  custom skin which is based on Android 9 Pie.

    Cameras

    Talking about the cameras, the Vivo U20 packs triple camera module on the back which includes a 16-megapixel with f/1.78 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel super macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel lens on the front with an f/2.2 aperture. The Vivo U20’s camera just like any other Vivo smartphone’s camera takes stunning pictures – especially selfies. The device’s camera does bad in low lighting but other than that, the camera capabilities of this smartphone are decent and good.

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    Battery Life

    The Vivo U20 comes with a high-capacity 5,000mAh battery life which can keep your device alive for nearly two days – only if you are a casual user. Even if you use it heavy at sometime of day, then also it can stretch up to one and a half days. The device comes with an 18W fast charger which is capable to charge your device pretty fast. And, this is a welcoming feature in this device. With the 5000mAh battery, you won’t need to charge the device too often but whenever you plug it with your charger, it will charge fast and keep you ready on the go. You can get updates about Freejobalert just by subscribring free of cost.

    Final Verdict

    The Vivo U10 was launched just two months earlier and Vivo has launched a new U-series device to expand the lineup – Vivo calls it U20. With some new features, Vivo U20 is a good upgrade to U10. Are these enough to survive in this price range segment? Very skeptical about it! With the likes of Xiaomi’s Redmi 8 and Realme 5, it is very unlikely that this device can make through the competition. But, if you are a Vivo fan, you can buy it.

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