vivo, which made inroads in the Indian smartphone market with some fantastic offerings, has recently launched its much-anticipated U20 in 12K segment. The new U20 is the second smartphone in vivo’s online-centric U-series. The U-series targets millennials who prefer fantastic specification in a device over other factors at an affordable price.
What makes vivo U20 the perfect smartphone?
The vivo U20 holds an aesthetic appeal to it with a shiny color on the rear, which forms gorgeous patterns when light falls on it, making the phone look beautiful. The build of U20 looks premium, feels solid and fits the palm quite comfortably. The device measures 8.89mm in thickness and weighs around 193 grams.
One of the most exciting parts is its 6.53-inch FHD+ Halo FullView™ Display with a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio, best in its segment. The phone has minimal bezels on the sides to give it an immersive look. Notably, the U20 supports Widevine L1 certification to enjoy high-resolution videos on your favorite streaming platforms.
In our brief stint, we found that the color reproduction, text, and brightness are all quite good. It’s worth mentioning that the vivo U20 display comes with Panda MN228 display protection that scores 700 on the Vickers hardness test results.
Play graphics-intensive gaming with ease!
The vivo U20 is powered by a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE Mobile Platform clocked at 2GHz with Adreno 612 taking care of GPU works. It comes with outstanding gaming capabilities and powerful performance. The Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU supports intensive multi-tasking without breaking a sweat.
Compared to the last generation, it boosts performance by 20%. With a built-in multi-core Qualcomm AI engine, AI performance is enhanced up to 50% over its predecessor.
It also offers a dedicated gaming feature called Ultra Game Mode for an unstoppable gaming experience. And when it comes to speed, Multi-Turbo is the lightning-fast feature gamers need. By reducing frame-drop, it gives you a smoother gaming experience.
Long-lasting battery with perks!
There are only a few smartphones that offer massive battery backup in the budget segment, and vivo U20 is one among them. The vivo U20 packs a 5000mAh battery with support for vivo’s 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging that can also charge other devices using OTG cable. It has 9 layers of protection to ensure safety while charging your devices.
Offers up to 6GB RAM and UFS 2.1!
It’s worth mentioning here that vivo U20 offers two variants — 4GB/6GB RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage that is expandable up to 256GB with microSD. The dual-lane storage helps in improving read-write speed.
Triple camera setup to satiate your photography hunger
To feed your hunger for photography, the vivo U20 features an AI Triple Rear Camera setup, which comprises a 16MP(f/1.78) primary lens with Sony IMX499 sensor, an 8MP(f/2.2) Super Wide-Angle lens and 2MP (f/2.4) Super Macro lens. To make your camera experience richer, it is loaded with AI Super Wide-Angle, Super Macro, Bokeh with Shot-Refocus and much more. The Super Wide-Angle lens gives you a wider view of 120°, whereas the Super Macro mode lets you get as close as 4cms to capture these shots.
The front is equipped with a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. It features various options including multiple selfie modes, such as AI Face Beauty, Selfie Lighting, AR Stickers etc. making the selfie-taking experience an enjoyable one.
Lastly, this device is shipped with Android 9-based FunTouch OS 9.2 out of the box. It is equipped with latest features like Dark Mode, Navigation gestures and much more to make your experience smoother and better. Check out some camera samples below:
The vivo U20 comes in Racing Black and Blaze Blue colors, priced at Rs. 10,990 for the 4GB RAM with a 64GB storage version, and the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs. 11,990. It is available on Amazon.in and vivo.in.