Vivo recently launched the V20, a stylish and design smartphone with Android 11.hot on the tail, the company has now launched the Vivo V20 SE, a special edition of the device. Once you have reviewed the specifications, you will immediately notice that the V20 SE is positioned below the V20 and is available at a affordable price. I spent some time with the Vivo V20 SE, And here are my first impressions.
The Vivo V20 SE is a beautiful Smartphone, but it does not stand out like its big brother, the Vivo V20 (Test). The overall design is also a little different. While the V20 looks inspired by the Vivo X-Series, V20 se cleary no. It has a Plastic Body, like most other smartphones in this Price.
One thing that the V20 shares with the Vivo V20 is its large 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display. There is a dew drop notch on the top that some people might prefer on a hole-hole design. Since it is an AMOLED display, the output is sharp and the viewing of the content was attractive. This is not a panel with a high refresh rate, and some other Smartphones like the Poco X offer this feature at this price level. However, I prefer an AMOLED panel at a faster refresh rate, only because of its punchy colors. Using the AMOLED panel, Vivo opted for an on-screen fingerprint scanner. It is convenient to knock and is quick to unlock the V20 SE.
The sides of the V20 have curved, making it comfortable to hold. The Top and Bottom are relatively flat. I really like the placement of the buttons on the V20 SE-All of them are located on the right side and are easily accessible. The left side is empty and Vivo has moved the SIM tray up. The compartment has two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated slot for a microSD card.
Vivo offers the V20 SE in two colors, Aquamarine Green and Gravity Black, and I have the latter with me. The back is super bright and takes fingerprints very easily. Vivo contains a cover in the box that is useful. There are three cameras on the back, and the module reminds me of Oppo Reno 4 and Galaxy Note 20.
Let’s talk about specifications. The Vivo V20 SE is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC. The choice of processor is a bit surprising, since I saw that it powers Smartphones much affordable than the V20 SE. Vivo has opted for 8 GB of RAM, which should give this phone an advantage when it comes to heavy tasks and multitasking. There is 128 GB of memory, and you have no choice in terms of other variants. Memory is expandable up to 1TB.
The V20 SE is built into a 4,100 mAh battery that is a bit smaller than many other Smartphones currently available at this price level. Vivo has provided a 33W Flash charger that can charge the battery very quickly. The connectivity options of the Vivo include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi and four navigation systems.
As for the software, FuntouchOS 11 works exactly like the Vivo V20, but there is a problem here. The V20 SE Works with Android 10 and not with Android 11, although Vivo has promised to launch a software update to Android 11 soon.
The interface is very similar to what I saw on the Vivo V20, and I had no problems getting by. There is a lot of Bloatware preinstalled on this Smartphone, and I was able to detect Facebook, V-Appstore and Snapchat, among others. I’ll keep an eye on these apps to see if they spy me with notifications.
On the front of the camera are a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera that also allows macro filming, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. The hardware is a bit retrograde compared to the Vivo V20, which had a 64-megapixel primary sensor. The V Series is known for its Selfies, and the V20 SE includes a 32-megapixel Selfie camera that looks good for the price.
I will do a detailed review of the Vivo V20 SE to see how the processor evolves under load and whether the cameras are good enough for the price. Stay tuned Gadgets 360 for full review.