The trio of the V20 series is finally complete with the launch of the Vivo V20 Pro. The new V20 Pro is priced more than the previous V20 series. The new Vivo V20 Pro comes with more upgraded features which we will be talking about in this review of ours. The previous V20 and V20 SE were very promising phones and now it will be very delightful to see whether the Pro version carries on the same promising aspect or not. The new Vivo V20 Pro will face tough competition from the OnePlus Nord which falls within the same price range.
The new Vivo V20 Pro in terms of design is very similar to the previous V20 series phones with a sleek design and light bodyweight. The glossy matte body finish attracts lots of attention and at the same time lots of smudges as well. When you look at it from different angles, the color of the rear panel changes to blue, orange, yellow, purple, and red. The different color schemes in sunlight make the phone look gorgeous. The only change in terms of design is that the SIM tray is now moved to the bottom of the phone along with the speaker grille and Type-C USB port. The front fascia of the phone is dominated by the screen with a wide notch consisting of dual selfie camera sensors. The bezels are very slim on the sides whereas at the bottom the bezels are quite thick. The display also holds the inbuilt fingerprint sensor which has a quick response rate. The rear side has a little protruded rectangular frame consisting triple camera sensor and a dual-LED flash. The power button and the volume rockers are placed on the right side. The power button is textured which makes it easier to locate it and place the finger. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack but the company has provided a USB Type-C dongle to connect your headphones. Also, there is a headset provided in the box which is one of the good points which we loved about the Vivo V20 Pro.
Vivo V20 Pro comes with a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen, which is neither too big nor too small making it very handy to use. The phone has a 20:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution and support for HDR 10. The color reproduction is very strong and one can enjoy deep color effects on the screen of the utmost quality. Outdoors, the display gets very vivid and we have even been able to browse and read texts under direct sunlight. There is a 60Hz refresh rate which offers a smooth touch interface and we enjoyed using the screen especially while playing the games.
Vivo V20 Pro runs on Funtouch OS 11 on top of Android 10 but the company says Android 11 will be available through an OTA update. Vivo V20 Pro is powered by the 7nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC processor, the same powering OnePlus Nord. The processor easily handles multi-tasking and we did not encounter any lag while working. There are eight cores present where one core is clocked at 2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime and one core is clocked at 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & six cores are clocked at 1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver. The GPU on board is Adreno 620 which pairs up with the processor perfectly to deliver a high-end gaming experience. The games ran in their high graphics quality like we played Asphalt and the game ran smoothly in high graphics level. The 8GB RAM of the phone assists the processor quite well and enables it to perform efficiently. The internal storage of the phone is 128GB with no extra slot to expand the internal memory. The company has also accommodated 5G technology in the new Vivo V20 Pro meaning the phone can switch to 5G bandwidth whenever launched in India.
Vivo V20 Pro comes with three rear sensors where the primary sensor is of 64-megapixel wide lens with an aperture of f/1.9. Other than that, there’s an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 120-degree FoV and aperture of f/2.2. This sensor is also responsible for shooting macro and bokeh shots. The third lens is a 2-megapixel mono sensor with an aperture of f/2.4. The phone comes with dual selfie sensors where the primary sensor is a 44 MP wide lens with an aperture of, f/2.0, and the secondary sensor is an 8MP ultrawide lens with an aperture of f/1.4. The selfie camera comes with an eye auto-focus feature that locks on the focus automatically delivering brilliant selfies of top quality with utmost clarity. The selfies sensor is a treat for selfie lovers and it surely lives up to the expectations of it being a camera-centric phone. The selfies captured maintained the original looks as there was no over beautification and it is nice to see that Vivo is now more focussed on delivering the essence of originality without adding unwanted filters through its AI. The portraits shots are very well detailed as well and the price range under which the phone comes the selfie sensors are one of the best. The ultra-wide selfie sensor also does a very good job of maintaining details and clarity. The selfies captured at night were very good as the shots captured good details and filled appropriate light. The rear sensors of the Vivo V20 Pro are capable of delivering brilliant images of crisp nature and accurate detailing. The ultra-wide images captured by the rear sensor were very detailed with proper colors intact and the saturation level is good as well. There is a decline in image quality when the resolution is increased and the camera seems to miss out on details and there were some graining levels observed as well. The images captured at night by the rear sensor were very good as their exposure level was good and also the colors at night were intact. The graining effect and noise effects were seen only when we increased the resolution while capturing images. Overall, the cameras of the Vivo V20 Pro are very good and they surely are one of the best sensors under the price range in which the phone falls.
Vivo V20 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh battery. The battery power of the phone is capable of making the phone last a day easily and during our review period, the phone lasted a day easily with moderate use. The need for charging a second time in a day comes only when you play games intensely and watches movies for long periods. To charge the phone the company has provided a 33W flash charger. The charger rapidly charges the phone completely within an hour.
The V20 Pro completes the trilogy of a successful series for Vivo. The V20 Pro is having the same design elements as we witnessed in V20 and SE. The smartphone is lightweight and sleek, catches the attention quickly. The camera performances are far better than V20 and SE which was expected in a Pro version. The dual selfie lenses create magical moments too. The chipset did very well on all fronts of multi-tasking and gaming. The battery can last a day if used judiciously. The V20 Pro does have the 5G modem but, of no use at the moment. The lack of 90Hz and 3.5mm cause worry but won’t be a problem with the FHD display on the offering. It sells around Rs 29,990 which makes it a recommended smartphone to have among Nord and Pixel 4a.