Vivo U20 Review : Decent Camera Features and Amazing Navigation
Vivo launched Vivo U10 smartphone in the Indian market in September to compete with Xiaomi and Realme. Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor has been used in Vivo U10 like Redmi Note 8 and Realme 5.
Vivo U20 Hands On Review
After Vivo U10, the company has launched Vivo U20 in the market. The Vivo U20 uses a powerful Snapdragon 675 processor for speed and multitasking. We have seen the test of Vivo U20, so now let us provide you detailed information about Vivo U20.
Vivo U20 Design:
When we came to Vivo U10, we found that it was heavy and now the company’s new Vivo U20 is also not much different. It weighs 193 grams and thickness is 8.9 millimeters. The size of the display has grown, the Vivo U20 has a 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel.
The edges are thin bezels, with Vivo claiming that it comes with a 90.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. We found that the display in the outdoor is quite bright and its viewing angles are also good. Remember that Vivo U10 had an HD + display, while Vivo U20 has a full-HD + panel.
The back panel of Vivo U20 is flat but the edges are curved due to which the phone is easily held in the hand. This phone of Vivo brand has a plastic back panel and frame. The back panel comes with a glossy finish, fingerprints also fall easily.
We found that the power and volume buttons are placed slightly up. Instead of USB Type-C in Vivo U20, the company has used micro-USB port. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack and loudspeaker with micro-USB port. There are three rear cameras in the back of the phone, let us know that the camera module has emerged slightly.
Vivo U20 Specifications and Software:
The Vivo U20 also has some impressive hardware such as a smartphone equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. This chipset has also been used in the Redmi Note 7 Pro (review) launched earlier this year. Vivo U20 also did not face any problem during games and multitasking.
With this processor, Vivo U20 has 64 GB storage with 4 GB and 6 GB RAM. It is worth noting that Vivo has given UFS 2.1 storage. For the information of people, let us know that with the help of MicroSD card it is possible to increase the storage up to 256 GB.
The price of 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant of Vivo U20 is Rs 10,990. Its 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant costs Rs 11,990. There are two color variants of Vivo U20, Racing Black and Blaze Blue.
We have a racing black variant of Vivo U20 available for review. If you like gradient finish, then you may like Blaze Blue color variant. For connectivity, the Vivo U20 includes dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, four satellite navigation systems and FM radio.
Vivo U20 has a 5,000 mAh battery, an 18 watt dual-engine fast charger will be available in the retail box. The Vivo U20 smartphone runs on Funtouch OS 9.2 based on Android Pie. This smartphone of Vivo brand has many bloatware.
The phone includes apps such as EasyShare, Gamecenter, Gaana, Amazon, Hello, Dailyhunt, Opera, Facebook, WhatsApp, WPS Office. Let us know that some of these apps send spam notifications. In QuickTOS, you have to swipe down from the top of the screen for a quick toggle.
Let us know that if you want Vivo U20 users, you can also change the animation for UI theme, charging and face recognition. Vivo’s Smart Assistant Jovi smartphone will get built-in. Vivo U20 will also get parental control feature along with Google digital wellbeing.
Some smart features have also been provided in the smartphone, such as wake-to-wake and alphabet on the lock screen, and apps can be opened. Vivo has given motorbike mode to the phone, if you are in motion, it will reject all your incoming calls and send SMS to the caller automatically. The Vivo U20 also has an ultra game mode that comes with features such as off-screen autoplay, which means it allows the game to run even when the display is turned off.
Vivo U20 Performance and Battery:
The Vivo U20 managed to grab our attention with its aggressive pricing and powerful processor. The Snapdragon 675 processor was first launched with the Redmi Note 7 Pro and at that time it was the most powerful processor in the price segment of less than Rs 15,000. Now this chipset has also been given in Vivo U20.
The phone did not slow down while scrolling in the Vivo U20’s UI, nor did the phone get stuck during multitasking between apps. We have a 6 GB RAM variant of Vivo U20 for review, so we did not have any problems during multitasking and switching between apps was smooth.
The fingerprint sensor at the back of the Vivo U20 and the Face Unlock feature in the smartphone rapidly unlock the phone. The speaker of this smartphone of Vivo brand is also not very sharp. We saw PUBG Mobile playing on Vivo U20, by default the game was set to high preset, while the graphics HD and frame rate were set to high.
While playing the game on these settings we did not have any problem and the game ran well. After 20 minutes of gaming, Vivo U20 definitely gets hot. During this period we found that the battery consumption was 5 percent. The battery life of Vivo U20 is quite good and this smartphone lasts easily for one and a half days on a single charge.
Use included active WhatsApp account, playing PUBG Mobile, taking some camera samples, using GPS for navigation, at the end of the day the Vivo U20 still had 45 percent battery left. In our HD video loop test, Vivo U20 smartphone supported for 14 hours and 59 minutes.
The 5,000 mAh battery in the phone does not take much time to charge. The fast charger that comes with the phone charges 33 percent in half an hour and 67 percent in an hour. At the same time, Vivo U20 takes about two hours to fully charge.
Vivo U20 Camera
Talking about camera setup, there are three rear cameras in the back of the phone. The 16-megapixel primary camera sensor, along with the Sony IMX499 sensor, has an 8-megapixel super wide-angle sensor and a 2-megapixel macro camera sensor.
A 16-megapixel front camera has been provided for selfie and video calling. The camera app is similar to what we have seen in other Vivo smartphones recently. It includes modes such as Night, Portrait, Pano, Live Photo, Pro, AR Stickers and Time-Lapse.
There is a quick toggle for HDR and various filters can be applied before taking a shot. The camera app also has separate buttons for wide-angle and super macro cameras. Vivo U20 provides accurate exposure by fast locking the focus. HDR automatically becomes capable while shooting in the bright area.
Pictures taken from Vivo U20 came out good but the details were not the best. Zooming in the photo shows a slight graininess. The wide-angle camera gives a wide field of view, as well as a glimpse of distortion at the edge, as well as the sensors could not capture details.
Close-up shots taken from the Vivo U20 came out better, the details captured well in the pictures taken from the smartphone. Not only this, natural depth of field was also seen in the subject and background. The edge detection was good in portrait shots and the Vivo U20 blurs the background properly but in this mode you do not get the option to set the level of blur.
Pictures taken with the macro camera were good but their resolution is 2 megapixels. Camera performance is not good in low light. Pictures taken from the Vivo U20 lacked details, as well as grains. Photos brightened when switching to night mode.
The quality of the selfie shots taken in the indoor was below average, when zoomed in, the photo gives a glimpse of grain. Video recording is 4K for the primary camera and 1080p for the selfie camera. We found that video stabilization was enabled during daytime shooting but the focusing speed could be better.