When the market is flooded with powerful budget smartphones from Realme and Xiaomi, the Chinese handset maker makes a bold move this time. Even though we all know that Vivo launched the Vivo U10 just a month ago or so with great specs, the handset maker has already announced the Vivo U20.
The new Vivo U20 will strengthen Vivo’s budget segment of the smartphone, which most of them are overpriced (as they are offline specific ones). This new smartphone will be available via Amazon & Vivo store only like the previous Vivo U10.
The predecessor of this smartphone was one of the best one under Rs.10k category with great specs like Snapdragon 665, 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charge support and offering 4+64GB variant with dedicated microSD card support. The U10 excelled in most of the departments but yes according to our review the display quality was not great.
With the U20, Vivo wants to capture the budget smartphone segment and correct the flaws left by its predecessor. So, here are the 5 reasons to buy the new smartphone:
1. FHD+ Display & Good Design
One of the major disadvantages of the Vivo U10 was its HD+ display and Vivo has upgraded it to a 6.35-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels along with a pixel density of 395 PPI.
The display has a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio along with the much required Widevine L1 license for streaming Netflix & Amazon Prime Video in HD. The design seems a look-alike of the Realme 3 Pro with the same gradient design back and looks decent enough.
2. Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
This smartphone is a true power-packed one with the best in this segment Snapdragon 675 based on 11nm process. Even though it is a last year’s chip but truly powerful for budget centric smartphones as it comes with a clock speed of 2GHz.
The Snapdragon 675 provides 25% better performance than the Snapdragon 665 making a better choice for performance seekers. On the GPU front, you get the capable Adreno 612 GPU to handle your prolong gaming sessions.
3. UFS 2.1 Storage + 6GB RAM
The Rs.12k model packs a huge 6GB of RAM along with 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage. With 6GB of RAM, you can play games at a breeze and install lots of apps also never worry about slowdowns as the UFS 2.1 storage gives 68% better speed than the regular eMMC storage.
4. 5000mAh Battery with 18W Fast Charge
The thing that has not changed with the new model is the massive 5000mAh battery that can be charged easily with a bundled 18W fast charger. Also, the Vivo U20 has the modern USB Type-C port for faster data transfer.
5. Upgraded Camera
Another big change that you can get at Rs.2k difference between the previous Vivo U10 and the new Vivo U20 is the upgraded camera module for both front and back. The rear camera packs an upgraded triple camera setup with a 16MP primary Sony IMX499 lens with f/1.78 aperture, a secondary wide-angle 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and a macro 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture.
There are lot of camera features and hopefully, you can get decent photos with the smartphone obviously not as crisp as the Redmi Note 8 or Realme 5s. Also, the 8MP front camera has been upgraded with a 16MP camera lens with f/2.0 aperture.
The new Vivo U20 is available at an attractive price of Rs.10,990 for the base 4+64GB variant whereas the 6+64GB variant will just cost Rs.11,990. The first sale of the smartphone starts on November 28th at 12 PM.
There are a bunch of launch offers including Rs.1000 off on prepaid orders, Jio benefits of worth Rs.6000 and No Cost EMI up to 6 months. Buy from here: https://amzn.to/2OfkWDF.
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