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Vivo V20 Pro 5G review: A buy you certainly wouldn’t regret

Is it as perfect as it seems?

The smartphone has five cameras in total, two of which are dedicated to selfies. There’s also a powerful processor onboard and yes, it is a 5G smartphone. The reasons to buy Vivo V20 Pro 5G smartphone, priced at Rs 29,990, seem plenty. But how does it score in actual performance? Read the rest of our Vivo V20 Pro 5G review to find out:

Vivo V20 Pro 5G design and display

Vivo V20 Pro 5G smartphone has a very beautiful and elegant looking design. There is no denying the fact that it does look like the Vivo V20, but is also a shorter and thinner. The handset has a plastic body and is available in Sunset Melody and Midnight Jazz colours. We got the latter for our review and it looked stunning. Thanks to the plastic body of Vivo V20 Pro 5G, and the fact that the company has kept it thinner than most other smartphones that are available today, the device is quite light to hold at 170 grams.

The back panel of the handset comes with matte finish and has a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that protects against fingerprint marks as well as scratches. But the most interesting thing about Vivo V20 Pro is that whenever light hits the back of the device, you would be able to see a pattern crated on it. It makes the smartphone stand out and look really very premium.

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Vivo V20 Pro 5G

The back also has a Vivo 5G branding and the camera module that protrudes a bit because the device is so thin, but then, it’s very subtle and it’s not like it stands out or looks bad. The right edge of the smartphone has the Power and the Volume Rocker keys, while the SIM tray, speaker grille, microphone and the Type-C port are on the bottom edge. The top only has the secondary microphone.  It is worth mentioning that the device cannot hold a microSD card.

Coming to the display, Vivo V20 Pro 5G smartphone comes with a 6.44-inch full-HD+ AMOLED screen that has Schott’s Xensation Up glass and comes with support for HDR. The colours were vibrant and rich and the images projected were sharp and clear. We spent hours watching shows on Netflix on the device and found it to be a visual treat. The good sound system made the experience even better.

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There is a fingerprint scanner embedded in the screen and the device also has a notch on the top of the screen that houses two selfie cameras. We could live with it because of the good experience that the screen offered, but then there would be those who would have certain reservations about it. The sunlight readability of the display was decent too, while the colour consistency at different viewing angles was pretty good.

To sum it up, we would say that the design of Vivo V20 Pro 5G is really impressive and the display is easily among the good aspects of the smartphone too.

Vivo V20 Pro 5G performance and cameras

Before we start speaking about the performance, let’s take a minute to throw a light on the rest of the specifications of the Vivo V2 Pro 5G. The handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It runs Android 10 skinned with Funtouch OS 11 and houses a 4,000mAh battery. For imaging duties, there is a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens that is also a macro camera and a 2MP monochrome lens. The device also comes with a 44MP+8MP selfie cameras. There are several customization options and extra features that have been added to the smartphone including a system-wide dark mode, changing animations, animated wallpapers, and more. Vivo V20 Pro 5G comes with some bloatware too and had apps like Amazon, PhonePe, Snapchat, Flipkart and Dailyhunt pre-installed in it.

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Coming to the performance, Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 765G chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM gave us a smooth experience. No matter how many apps we opened and switched between, the device did a good job at handling multi-tasking. We even playes several games on the device and it didn’t heat up even once even when we played a heavy-graphic game like Asphalt 9: Legends.

The 4,000mah battery of the smartphone easily lasts more than a day even with usage involving a couple of hours on Netflix or YouTube, listening to music, browsing through Instagram and more. We think that this is pretty good. If you use the 33W charger that ships with the handset, Vivo V20 Pro 5G charges up to 93% with it in just an hour, which is also a good speed according to us.

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The call quality of the smartphone is good too and we faced no troubles making calls even from areas like elevators.

Finally, let’s talk about the cameras of Vivo V20 Pro 5G. As we mentioned earlier, the smartphone comes with five cameras in total – three on the back panel and two for selfies. The 64MP primary camera of the device comes with an f/1.89 aperture and clicks some amazing pictures. The quality of the photos taken is top-notch and even when we transferred them to our laptop to view them, they looked great. The colours were vibrant, but slightly more saturated as compared to the real object/scene we clicked. The AI used in the camera app of the device is very good. Whenever we got too close to an object, it automatically switched to the macro lens of the phone.

Vivo V20 Pro 5G image sample
Clicked by the primary camera

Coming to the 8MP ultra wide angle sensor of the handset, it does get a lot more landscape in the lens, but then, the details do drop if you compare them to the images taken from the primary camera. When using the cameras in lowly-lit areas, the dedicated Night Mode on the device’s app works well in keeping the quality of the images up.

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Clicked by the ultra-wide camera

The selfie cameras do a good job too. There is an ultra-wide camera for group selfies too. In well-lit areas, both the cameras clicked great pictures, but in lowly-lit places, we do recommend the Night-Mode for images to turn out nicely.

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Besides this, we should also point out that the camera app of the smartphone comes with a number of good features including Portrait Mode, Live Photo, Slow-Mo, Time Lapse, AR stickers, and many filters for your pictures.

Verdict

At a price of Rs 29,990, Vivo V20 Pro 5G is a very good buy. There are hardly any cons in the smartphone and the number of reasons to buy are plenty. The design is beautiful, the display works well, the battery is lasting and the performance is smooth. The cameras also do a great job, although they could be more consistent in performance, especially in low-lit areas. But the Night Mode covers that too.

So there is no reason for us to say that you wouldn’t be happy if you buy the smartphone. One small thing that may be a problem for some is that the device cannot hold a microSD card. So if you’re someone who doesn’t find 128GB enough, then maybe you should consider something else to buy.

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Smooth performance
  • Lasting battery

Cons

  • Does not support a microSD card

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Avani Baggahttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Avani has an immense love for reading, travelling and food, but not necessarily in the same order. Avani almost started pursuing law, but life had other (better) plans for her and she chose to be a writer instead (luckily!) She previously covered technology at Times Internet and wrote about smartphones, mobile apps and tech startups. When she’s not writing, you’ll be able to find her in book stores or catching up on her social life.

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