Vivo V20 SE First Impressions

Vivo just lately launched the V20, a glossy, design-focused smartphone operating Android 11. Sizzling on its tail, the corporate has now launched the Vivo V20 SE, a particular version of the machine. When you check out the specs, you will immediately realise that the V20 SE is positioned under the V20, and comes at a extra inexpensive worth of Rs. 20,990. I obtained to spend a while with the Vivo V20 SE, and listed below are my first impressions.

The Vivo V20 SE is a handsome smartphone but it surely doesn’t stand out like its massive brother, the Vivo V20 (Review). The general design is somewhat completely different as nicely. Whereas the V20 appears to be like impressed by the Vivo X collection, the V20 SE cleary is not. It has a plastic physique identical to most different smartphones at round this worth.

One factor that the V20 SE shares with the Vivo V20 is its massive 6.44-inch Tremendous AMOLED show. There’s a dewdrop notch on the high, which some folks may desire over a punch-hole design. Being an AMOLED show, the output is crisp, and watching content material on it was partaking. This is not a high-refresh-rate panel, and some different smartphones such because the Poco X3 (Review) do supply that function at this worth degree. I desire an AMOLED panel over a sooner refresh price although, purely for its punchy colors. Profiting from the AMOLED panel, Vivo has opted for an in-display fingerprint scanner. It’s handy to hit and is fast to unlock the V20 SE.

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Vivo V20 SE is slim and the curved sides make it comfy to carry

The edges of the V20 SE are curved, making it comfy to carry. The highest and backside are comparatively flat. I actually just like the button placement on the V20 SE – all of them are on the best aspect and are simple to succeed in. The left aspect is naked, and Vivo has moved the SIM tray to the highest. The tray has two Nano-SIM slots and a devoted slot for a microSD card.

Vivo gives the V20 SE in two colors, Aquamarine Inexperienced and Gravity Black, and I’ve the latter with me. The again is tremendous shiny and picks up fingerprints very simply. Vivo does embody a case within the field which is useful. There are three cameras on the again, and the module jogs my memory of the Oppo Reno 4 and Galaxy Note 20.

Let’s discuss specs. The Vivo V20 SE is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC. The selection of processor is somewhat stunning since I’ve seen it powering smartphones which are significantly cheaper than the V20 SE. Vivo has gone with 8GB of RAM which ought to give this cellphone an edge in the case of operating heavy duties and multitasking. There may be 128GB of storage, and you aren’t getting a selection by way of different variants. Storage is expandable by as much as 1TB.

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Vivo provides a 33W FlashCharge charger within the field

The V20 SE packs in a 4,100mAh battery which is somewhat smaller than what you get on lots of the different smartphones at the moment out there at this worth degree. Vivo has bundled a 33W FlashCharge charger which ought to have the ability to high the battery up in a short time. Connectivity choices on the Vivo embody Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, and 4 navigation methods.

When it comes to software program, it runs FuntouchOS 11 identical to the Vivo V20, however there’s a catch right here. The V20 SE runs Android 10 and never Android 11, though Vivo has promised to roll out a software program replace to Android 11 quickly.

The UI is similar to what I noticed on the Vivo V20 and I didn’t have any points discovering my manner round. There’s a honest quantity of bloatware preinstalled on this smartphone and I may spot Fb, V-Appstore, and Snapchat amongst others. I will likely be keeping track of these apps to see in the event that they spam me with notifications.

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Vivo V20 SE has a shiny again panel that could be a fingerprint magnet

On the digicam entrance there’s a 48-megapixel major digicam, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digicam that can be able to macro photographs, and a 2-megapixel depth digicam. The {hardware} is a little bit of a downgrade in comparison with the Vivo V20, which had a 64-megapixel major sensor. The V-series is thought for its selfies, and the V20 SE packs a 32-megapixel selfie digicam which appears to be good for the worth.

I will likely be doing an in depth overview of the Vivo V20 SE to see how the processor fares beneath load and whether or not the cameras are ok for the worth. Do keep tuned to Devices 360 for the total overview.


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