vivo V20 Pro: The new king in the 30k segment

vivo has been pushing its boundaries for some time now, with various smartphones to deliver a best-overall experience at a lower cost. It’s ‘V series’ is built to carry a legacy of ground-breaking design and camera performance in the smartphone segment. 

At Rs. 29,990, vivo V20 Pro packs some of the best features found on the market, and, without doubt, it is the best phone under Rs.30,000.

With the V20 Pro, the company not only focuses on design and camera but also manages to fit the powerful chipset into its frame. The V20 Pro is designed from the ground up for power users. 

To make it easy for you, we have jotted down the list of features that makes V20 Pro, a true PRO. 

High level of craftsmanship

The vivo V20 Pro is a more refined phone and displays high-level craftsmanship. It is clean, minimal, and oozes class all over. The AG Matte Glass adds subtle luxury to the aesthetic and provides a comfortable hold. Worried about scratches and fingerprints on the back? Well, the chemical etching makes it resistant to scratches and the AF coating protects the phone from fingerprint smears. vivo V20 Pro is among the most lightweight smartphones in the market at 170 grams.

The phone is also the slimmest at 7.39mm. The device comes in Midnight Jazz and Sunset Melody colours.

Bright OLED on a budget

At the front, we have a bright 6.44-inch AMOLED FHD+ display that brings vibrant colours and good viewing angles. The pixel density stands at 408ppi with a contrast of 3000000:1 and 600 nits max brightness.

Since it is an OLED panel from Samsung, the colours are vibrant with nice contrast levels, and blacks are beautifully dark and deep. It gets bright and sunlight readability was not an issue at all. Media consumption and gaming was an enjoyable experience. It also supports HDR 10 technology, which means watching content on Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services can be a treat. 

Powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G Mobile Platform

The vivo V20 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 7nm EUV Mobile Platform with Adreno 620 GPU. The 7nm chipset supports both SA and NSA 5G networks. Moreover, advanced optimisations help users enjoy low latency connections in a range of tricky situations – including elevators and high-speed trains.

Coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the smartphone is exceptionally smooth in day-to-day usage. Apps open nearly instantly; gestures and the animations are smooth without hitches. The Adreno 620 GPU is also a solid performer for gaming considering the smartphone’s price tag. 

For many smartphones, upon intensive usage, excessive heating can be a problem. With V20 Pro, you get D5 liquid cooling pipes that can quickly dissipate heat from the processor, even when it is running at full power. The core temperature is reduced by 10 degrees Celsius. All-day intensive usage, no problem! 

Amazing set of rear cameras

Like any other V series smartphones, vivo has a placed a lot of focus into the rear camera setup for the V20 Pro. The cameras setup are:

  • 64MP (primary with f/1.89)
  • 8MP (a wide-angle lens that can capture macro/bokeh shots as well)
  • 2MP (Mono with f/2.4 aperture)

vivo’s default camera app is feature packed, reflecting the camera’s many capabilities and features such as Eye-AF, Object AF, Bokeh portraits along with many modes for night photography. 

Coming to the rear camera setup, the V20 Pro has a 64MP main shooter, an 8MP multifunctional lens (ultra-wide + bokeh + macro) and 2MP monochromatic sensor. The V20 Pro comes with a ton of shooting modes available in the default camera app that can take advantage of the 3 available sensors.

It supports motion auto-focus, which enables users to keep the moving object in perfect focus while shooting videos and the night photography mode has been enhanced with better Sky Divider algorithms and AI noise cancellation algorithms.

In video mode, the V20 Pro can shoot with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously, that too picture-in-picture mode. The ultra-wide 8MP camera performs multiple functions — it helps when shooting bokeh shots, it can function as a macro sensor for macro photography and of course, it can take really wide 108 degree shots (120 degrees without distortion correction).

44MP Eye AF Dual Selfie with 4K video option

On the front, you get a dual-camera setup: 

  • 44MP (primary with f/2.0 aperture)
  • 8MP (ultra-wide with f/2.28 aperture)

The 44MP front sensor takes sharp, clear images and the eye-autofocus capability is a huge advantage when shooting vlogs with the front camera. Along with the 44MP sensor is another 8MP sensor with a super-wide angle lens. This lens is perfect for group selfies and a great option for vloggers who want to accommodate more in their frame. 

Selfie at night? No, worries as you got the AI low-light portrait algorithm that improves your overall face brightness.

Aura screen light provides perfect color temperature and more natural skin tones by automatically adjusting to ambient light. 

Interestingly, the V20 Pro lets you record selfie video at 4K 60FPS. So, you can vlog, vlog, and vlog all day. If you want more stabilization, the Steadiface Selfie Video will keep the frame and your face will be always steady and clear.

Funtouch OS 11: Minimal aesthetics, maximum features

The vivo V20 Pro is one of the many few smartphones in India to run the latest Android 11 software. Of course, the V20 Pro is running vivo’s Funtouch OS 11, which is their custom Android skin on top of Android 11.

With it, you get all of the many features of Android 11, such as chat bubbles, improved app permissions, etc. and along with this, Funtouch OS 11 brings tons of customisation options, an Always-On Display, Ultra-game mode for maximum gaming performance and more. 

The Multi-Turbo has been updated with an optimized ART++ Turbo that accelerates app activation and switching. The Game Turbo offers Game Highway feature which creates an express channel for games and re-prioritises computing and memory resources.

Under the Ultra Game Mode, users can now block notifications of SMS and all other apps and lock the brightness to enjoy the optimal visual effects. Sliding right on the home page takes you to Jovi Home — a fully integrated hub with a card-style design that is easy to use.

Long-lasting battery life

This is a strong area for the vivo V20, with its 4000mAh battery cell that can easily last a day with medium to heavy usage. Standby performance was good and I did not notice any battery drain issue during my usage. Cherry on the top is the super useful 33W FlashCharge 2.0 which can fully charge the phone in under an hour.

Crazy pricing

At last, the price tag. You get all the mentioned features in a beautifully crafted body for just Rs. 29,990. The vivo V20 Pro is available on Amazon.inFlipkart as well as vivo online and offline stores across India with several launch offers.

Author: Team FoneArena

A team of mobile geeks