Vivo U20 Review: U20 is the second phone in Vivo’s U series. Compared to the U10, the biggest upgrade is the processor, display and cameras. Whether this can be a good option in the budget category, we tried to find out in the review. Vivo was surprised by the design of the phone in the U10. The U20 is also on the same lines.
Its plastic body has a glossy finish. The ‘Coating Black’ color variant also gives it a premium gold coating on the sides of the cameras. The 6.53-inch Full HD Plus display is 1080×2340 pixels with resolution. The display in the U10 was HD Plus only. Vivo has also kept Chin thin. Despite this, the phone does not look big despite the big screen. We liked the display color and contrast. There was no problem in watching HD videos online.
The phone has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 processor and it also makes it a big reason to buy. It is perfect for gaming enthusiasts. We also tried this processor in the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Heavy games like PUBG, SFOLT-9 were also able to play comfortably in high settings and a large battery of 5000 mAh is suitable in it. Like the U10, it does not drop as fast in the U20 and the 18 Watt fast charger fills the battery in two and a half hours. Despite the large battery, the phone is not very heavy.
With FunTouch OS 9, Vivo has also added some new features to the U20. Among them, dynamic effects are special. With its help, you can change some animations of the phone such as charging icon, animations of face unlock and also what style you want to see apps on the home screen after phone unlock. We have seen features like digital wellbeing, parental control and dark mode.
The U20 has 3 rear cameras. There is an 8MP wide angle and 2MP macro lens with a 16MP main sensor. In the camera app, options for bokeh, macro and ultra wide angle shots are available on a single click. There is also night mode.
Photos come better than the average, but Vivo may get a challenge here, as Redmi is offering 48 MP in this price in its Note 8 and Realme in the recently launched 5S. The U20 does not have it. The rear camera struggles in low light. Indoor shots fit to some extent. Macro shots worked well. Video recording is possible up to 4K. The 16MP front camera was also averaged.
Should you Buy?
Better processor, bigger battery, vibrant display make U20 a good option for gaming. The 4 GB variant is 10,990.