Vivo V20 Pro 5G Review


Vivos Is the latest addition to its V20 series I Live V20 Pro. This is the Vivo V20 upgraded with a more powerful SoC and a second selfie camera for a slightly higher asking price. This makes it a direct competitor OnePlus North. It is priced at Rs. 29,990 for a single configuration with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

That’s all I live in V20, Vivo V20 Pro focuses on design and cameras. Vivo claims in its segment that it is a slim 5G smartphone that should appeal to most buyers looking for a slim and light smartphone. However, isn’t this good anyway? Most importantly, should you select it on OnePlus Nord? We aim to answer these questions in this review.

Vivo V20 Pro 5G Design

The Vivo V20 Pro looks similar or less than the Vivo V20. It is slightly shorter, but not as wide and relatively thin. The Sunset Melody color I have is 7.49mm thick, but if you choose the Midnight Pass trim, the phone is a little slimmer at 7.39mm. It weighs just 170 grams thanks to the plastic frame, which feels very sturdy.

The power button on the right makes it easy to spot by touch. The rounded edges of the frame make the V20 Pro comfortable to hold in one hand and use. The SIM tray is placed at the bottom, but unlike the Vivo V20, the V20 Pro does not have a dedicated slot for a hybrid tray or microSD card, and only supports two nano-SIMs. Considering that you only get 128GB of storage, power users can limit this a bit.

The patterns created in the Sunset Melody Colorway look very funky when the light touches the back panel. Vivo Corning uses a matte-finish back made of Gorilla Glass 5, so it does not take fingerprints lightly and should provide good protection against scratches. The camera module does not protrude much, which is nice.

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The Sunset Melody colorway on the Vivo V20 Pro is quite impressive

The display on the Vivo V20 Pro is once again similar to the V20. It’s a 6.44-inch full-HD + AMOLED panel with shot’s excision up cover glass. The colors are great, it is very bright and there is also HDR support. There is no high refresh rate, it has the OnePlus Nord upper hand. Then there is the notch. Due to the second selfie camera, the V20 Pro has a wider track, which makes this phone look old-fashioned. Dual hole-punch cutout is a good choice.

Overall, the Vivo V20 Pro is a well – built and beautiful looking smartphone. It is thinner and lighter than the OnePlus Nord, making it a little easier to handle with one hand.

Vivo V20 Pro 5G performance and software

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G in the Vivo V20 Pro upgrades this phone to much more essential performance than the Vivo V20. The latter is not called slach, but Rs. 25,000, it would be nice to have a more competitive SoC. With 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, the V20 Pro blew through the benchmarks. Real-world app performance and multi-tasking are also very well maintained. The lack of a high refresh rate is a bit george, especially if you are coming from a phone with a 90Hz display, but the experience is good. The Vivo V20 Pro has dual-band Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 5.1 and GPS, but does not have NFC or FM radio.

The videos on the Vivo V20 Pro look amazing thanks to the clear AMOLED panel ప్యా. HDR videos on YouTube play smoothly, but some streaming apps, such as Netflix, fail to recognize the display as HDR capable. The volume level of the speaker may be better, especially when the media is listening outside and the sound quality is very average.

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The Vivo V20 Pro is slim and easy to maintain

The Vivo V20 Pro is a good phone for gaming because it can handle demand titles well without overheating. Call of Duty: Simple heavy-hitters like mobile run very well and the gameplay is smooth.

My Vivo V20 Pro unit shipped with Android 10, but I received it Android 11 update During the review period. This is an area where the V20 Pro is ahead of the OnePlus Nord in Android 10. FunTouch OS 11 on the V20 Pro is packed to the brim with shortcuts and customization options. From changing animations for a variety of tasks such as charging, face recognition, etc., to blocking calls and notifications while gaming, there is a lot you can do.

The V20 Pro has some bloatware in the form of third-party apps and games, but can be uninstalled or removed from the home screen if needed. Thankfully, ads and spam notifications from Vivo’s first party apps are not a big issue.

Vivo V20 Pro 5G cameras

The Vivo V20 Pro has impressive camera specifications. For selfies, you get a 44-megapixel primary camera with af / 2.0 aperture and auto focus and an extra ultra-wide-angle 8-megapixel camera. On the back of the phone, you get a 64-megapixel primary camera with f / 1.89 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with autofocus, dual as a macro camera and a 2-megapixel monochrome camera. Used only to enable the ‘Graded B / W’ filter in photo mode.

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The Vivo V20 Pro has dual selfie cameras

Vivo has eye auto focus (IAF) for the main selfie camera in stills and videos. While shooting, the camera app quickly locks the focus on your eye and it follows your face very precisely if your frame changes. It doesn’t necessarily enhance photo or video details, but your close-up shots are sharp and have depth in the background that you can’t get from fixed-focus selfie cameras.

Compared to the OnePlus Nord, the Vivo V20 Pro’s primary front camera captures a much warmer color tone, which may not seem natural, but it impresses a lot. HDR also works well and the backlit backgrounds are properly exposed. The ultra-wide camera can be used to get more shots in groups or in a frame, but the details are a bit poor compared to shots taken with the main camera. Low-light selfies are very useful as long as there is a good amount of ambient light. You can also use Night Mode for selfies, a feature not found on OnePlus Nord.

Vivo V20 Pro Main Camera Model (Click to view larger image)

Vivo V20 Pro Ultra-Wide Camera Model (Click to view larger image)

Vivo V20 Pro Night Mode Selfie (Click to view larger image)

You can also shoot 4K 60fps videos with the front camera. The videos on the phone display are great but the colors are visible when viewed on a laptop. The ultra-wide front camera can only shoot up to 1080p video and the quality is recognizable. In this regard, the OnePlus Nord’s front-facing ultra-wide camera works better with videos; The quality is good and you can record up to 4K 30fps. Low quality video quality is not great but it is useful if there is enough artificial lighting.

As for the rear cameras, the Vivo V20 Pro captures daytime sharp 16-megapixel pixel-bind photos with its flagship 64-megapixel sensor. The colors look a bit ost but you get a lot of detail in the landscape shots. Close-ups packed in great detail with good sharpness and color. The camera of the V20 Pro is very intelligent in detecting AI scenes and suggesting the best shooting mode. If you are close to your subject, it automatically switches to an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera for a macro shot.

Vivo V20 Pro Main Camera Model (Click to view larger image)

Vivo V20 Pro Portrait Mode Model (Click to view larger image)

Vivo V20 Pro Super Macro Camera Model (Click to view larger image)

Vivo V20 Pro low-light main camera model (click to view larger image)

Portrait mode works very well and you can adjust the level of background opacity as well as add style and beauty filters. Night mode works well in low light, preserving details and maintaining good exposure. This helps when using an ultra-wide camera in low light. As with other recent Vivo phones, you can apply different night filters to your photo for a more dramatic look.

The camera app also offers plenty of other shooting modes. ‘Double exposure’ overlaps shots from front and rear cameras in real time, so you can create some photos that look trippy. ‘High resolution’ mode must shoot at full 64-megapixel or 44-megapixel resolution, depending on which camera you choose. Lastly, you may also have picture-in-picture mode or dual view mode when shooting videos. Speaking of videos, daytime quality is good and stabilization works well. However, there is a noticeable jitter in the footage in low light due to the electronic stabilization.

Apart from these hiccups, the cameras of the Vivo V20 Pro are quite capable and provide reliable performance overall. Compared to the OnePlus Nord, the V20 Pro offers slightly sharper selfies and interesting shooting modes, but the Nord has a slight edge when it comes to video performance.

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Vivo V20 Pro is a good alternative to OnePlus Nord, but does not outperform it

Vivo V20 Pro 5G Battery Life

The Vivo V20 Pro has a 4,000 mAh battery that lasted just over 16 hours on our HD Video Loop test, which is more than that OnePlus North Managed. You also get 33W fast charging, so the V20 Pro can charge up to about 93 percent per hour. With my normal use, I was able to keep this phone for about a day and a half or sometimes a little longer.

Judgment

The I Live V20 Pro A solid offering, and competing well with it OnePlus North (Review). Features like 5G, 4K 60fps selfie video recording, crisp AMOLED display and fast charging help to make this phone fight hard against OnePlus submission. However, the value of the V20 Pro is slightly lower than before. It is priced at Rs. 29,990, you can get the top-end variant of the OnePlus Nord instead, which has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Throw away the 90Hz display and OnePlus reputation for upgrades and you have a product that is very hard to beat.

If you are looking for a mid-range 5G smartphone without OnePlus Nord, the V20 Pro gets our recommendation.


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