Vivo Y20 Review
Vivo has recently launched a mid-range segment in August 2020. And It's a Y-series(20) smartphone. Before this Y20,Vivo has already launched a lot of Y series phone at a very affordable price such as Y50, Y11, Y90 etc. This time we are going to see what new or special features Vivo has added. With Vivo Y20, Vivo also has launched another model of Y series that is named Y20i. This two phones are quite similar but have some changes in terms of specifications. Comparing between this two,Y20 is mostly the highest apparent.
The Vivo Y20 that has been released in 2020 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. And the Y20 runs on Android OS v10.0 out of the box. It comes with a Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable battery. It features a 6.51 inches IPS display with 720 x 1600 px resolution. And it has triple camera set-up along with 13+2+2 Mp. But is it worth of buying in this competition world of budget phone? Let's check it out-Design-
Vivo Y20 has come with a stunning look this year. The selling point of this phone is mainly the gorgeous looking design. Though the design of this phone is similar to Y50.It supports 6.51 inch HD+ display and a water-drop notch at top of the center that carries 8MP selfie camera at the front. And the bazel of this phone are thin enough. and the front is protected with cornila gorilla glass.
It has two sim card slot & a microSD card slot too. And in this low budget, It's a great opportunity i think. Below,The phone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack & a microUSB-charging port. I think That's a draw back for this phone. Because in this budget the other companies provide type-C port for charging.
It has gradient color with glossy finish at the back. The rear panel of the phone features a triple camera set-up with the top left corner Including LED flash. The triple camera includes 13 MP main camera,2 MP macro lens & 2MP depth sensor. and around the camera setup, there is a sun-rise effect on the back. It has also a golden finish around the camera bumper That makes the back more gorgeous. But the phone is made of plastic. This phone is available in two colors. It was launched in Obsidian Black and Dawn White colors.
As It's a Plastic phone It's not scratch /smudge proof. The white one helps to hide the fingers' smudges on the phone. The physical dimension of this smartphone matures at 164.41 x 76.00 x 8.41mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 192.30 grams.Display-Vivo Y20
smartphone comes with a 6.51-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1600 pixels. It's an IPS LCD display that includes HD+ resolution. Along with, the display has 270 ppi density. Judging to the given price, we can't say that It's a good diplay. Because, In this budget we can see Full HD+ display provided by other companies.
It is not the highest resolution display in this price range, a lot of phones like the Redmi Note 5 Pro or the Zenfone Max Pro M1 or even the new Moto G6 offers a superior FHD+ resolution.
For starters, the Vivo Y20 comes with almost Bezel-less display with 19:9 aspect ratio, and at the top of the screen, there is a water-drop notch that is not too wide or deep. But it is there, and you will notice it while watching display. But you'll be used to it soon. For being a HD+ display, It'll not give you Comfort while watching movies or any kind of videos. Because, It's the age of Amoled panel. But It could give justice to the users if it was a Full HD+ Display. Whatever, It's a good display in general. The colours of the pictures/videos are bright enough & not so fake also.Performance-
The Vivo Y20 runs Funtouch OS 10.5 based on Android 10 and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage. Powering the mobile is the qualcom snapdragon 460 processor.The Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Mobile Platform delivers impressive mobile experiences with gigantic performance leaps, first-in-tier AI, and feature-packed camera experiences.
The Vivo Y20
processor consists of an octa-core core processor enriched with the Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm) chipset, including the Kryo 240 Cortex structure which has a maximum clock of 1.8 GHz. The refresh rate provides extremely smooth viewing of images when you switch from one application to the next. This processor has a reputation for not losing a lot of battery power. In addition, the Y20 mobile graphics module is equipped with an Adreno 610 graphics processor which provides a pleasant visual experience when playing games and watching media.
The entry-level and mid-range processors of the Vivo Y20 are also suitable for low-end gaming. You can play PUBG with a consistently high frame rate by default. By selecting the balance mode, you can play PUBG at a moderate frame rate. Freefire games run more smoothly on this phone. You can also try other high-speed games with the Y20. Its 4GB RAM provides good support for multitasking and various applications.
What’s more, it comes with 4 GB Ram, and there is 64 GB internal storage that is expandable up to 256 GB. There are some software enhancements.Sensors & other Features-
Vivo Y20 comes with some good features & good sensors. Sensors on the phone include a Fingerprint sensor,a Compass/ Magnetometer sensor, a Proximity sensor, an Accelerometer, an Ambient light sensor and a Gyroscope. Connectivity options on the Vivo Y20 include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB OTG, Micro-USB, and FM radio.
Vivo Y20 packs a triple camera set up. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Vivo Y20 on the rear packs a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a second 2-megapixel macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture and a third 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/1.8 aperture.
Overall, the camera is average when you consider the price point. Portrait mode works well via the rear-facing camera, and gives you manual control over settings like ISO and white balance. There is no ultra-wide sensor on this camera bumper. So you can't capture landscapes.
When you'll open the camera app, you will see a lot of features like portrait mode, white angel shots, micro shots etc.
Any attempts to take photos in low light will be noisy or unusable. Things are improved slightly by the built-in AI mode, It also recognizes low-light situations and does its best to compensate. Overall, the low-light performance of the camera is bad.
To use the macro lens, you need to enable it in the camera menu. The main problem with the macro camera is that it lacks autofocus or any kind of focus assistant. This means that getting the subject in focus is hard. From the 15 or so images I took, there was only one in focus, and the 2 MP depth sensor is good for nothing. But for some people it can help in taking some detailed photos.
The front camera is a reasonable 8MP shooter. Portrait mode is available and works using face detection and computational photography since there is no front-facing depth sensor. That doesn’t mean the results are bad, but don’t expect the same quality as portrait shots using the rear camera. The front-facing camera also has a palm shutter mode, which triggers a timer when a palm is detected in the frame. It worked well the few times I used it.
Considering the value for money, the triple camera of the Vivo Y20 is an overall plus point for the device.Battery life-
The Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup.
This Y20 phone has a massive 5000mAh battery. That standby is a gift for those who want to make their phone irresistible. What else? The smartphone pack comes with an 18W fast charger that can charge this device up to 33% in 30 minutes. Despite having a large battery, this phone doesn't feel heavy (192.30gm). Undoubtedly, this time Vivo deserves credit for maintaining a good weight distribution on the Y20.
Its smart system can adjust background power consumption for apps to extend battery life. In addition, the super power saving mode and the on-screen battery optimization function can slightly reduce the display effect of saving battery power. When the battery level is low, a radical power saving mode can be turned on to extend the battery life. In this mode, you can still use six commonly used apps to meet basic needs.Conclusion-
Vivo Y20 is a budget phone. But it has some draw back side also. It doesn’t belong any Full HD+ display. But it has a great battery life. Its' camera quality is good enough but not the best. But you also have to see the price range also. For the starters, It can be a good option. But for the heavy users It's not good enough to buy. For the gamers, It's an average phone. So you can see the full review & make your decision.