Vivo V20 Pro 5G Review

Vivo’s newest addition to its V20 collection is the Vivo V20 Professional. It is an upgraded Vivo V20 with a extra highly effective SoC and a second selfie digital camera for a barely greater asking worth. This makes it a direct competitor to the OnePlus Nord. It is priced at Rs. 29,990 for the only configuration which has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Identical to the Vivo V20, the Vivo V20 Professional focuses on design and cameras. Vivo claims it is the slimmest 5G smartphone in its section, which ought to enchantment to many consumers in search of a slim and lightweight smartphone. Nevertheless, is it any good? Extra importantly, do you have to decide this over the OnePlus Nord? We goal to reply these questions on this evaluation.

Vivo V20 Professional 5G design

The Vivo V20 Professional seems to be roughly an identical to the Vivo V20. It is barely shorter however simply as large, and comparatively slim. The Sundown Melody color that I’ve is 7.49mm thick, however should you decide the Midnight Move trim, the cellphone is a tiny bit slimmer at 7.39mm. It is also gentle at simply 170g due to the plastic body, which feels fairly sturdy.

The facility button on the best has a textured end making it simple to determine by contact. The rounded edges of the body make the V20 Professional snug to carry and use with one hand. The SIM tray is positioned on the backside, however in contrast to the Vivo V20, the V20 Professional doesn’t have a hybrid tray or a devoted slot for a microSD card, and solely two Nano-SIMs are supported. Contemplating you solely get 128GB of storage, energy customers may discover this a bit limiting.

The patterns created on the Sundown Melody colorway when gentle hits the again panel look very funky. Vivo has used a matte-finish again fabricated from Corning Gorilla Glass 5, so it does not decide up fingerprints simply, and will supply good safety in opposition to scratches too. The digital camera module does not protrude a lot, which is sweet.

The Sundown Melody colorway on the Vivo V20 Professional seems to be very placing

 

The show on the Vivo V20 Professional is as soon as once more similar to that of the V20. It’s a 6.44-inch full-HD+ AMOLED panel with Schott’s Xensation Up cowl glass. Colors are wealthy, it will get very brilliant, and there is HDR help too. There isn’t any excessive refresh charge, which is one thing the OnePlus Nord has the higher hand with. Then there’s the notch. As a result of second selfie digital camera, the V20 Professional has a large notch which makes this cellphone look moderately old style. A twin hole-punch cutout would have been a better option.

Total, the Vivo V20 Professional is a well-built and handsome smartphone. It is slimmer and lighter than the OnePlus Nord, making it a bit simpler to handle one-handed.

Vivo V20 Professional 5G efficiency and software program

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G within the Vivo V20 Professional offers this cellphone a much-needed efficiency improve over the Vivo V20. Not that the latter was a slouch, however above Rs. 25,000, it is good to have a extra aggressive SoC. With 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the V20 Professional breezed by means of benchmarks. Actual-world app efficiency and multi-tasking are additionally dealt with very effectively. The dearth of a excessive refresh charge is a bit jarring, particularly should you’re coming from a cellphone with a 90Hz show, however in any other case the expertise is nice. The Vivo V20 Professional additionally has dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1 and GPS, however no NFC or FM radio.

Movies look nice on the Vivo V20 Professional due to the vivid AMOLED panel. HDR movies on YouTube play easily, however some streaming apps similar to Netflix didn’t detect this show as HDR-capable. The amount degree of the speaker may have been higher, particularly for listening to media outdoor, and the sound high quality is sort of common.

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The Vivo V20 Professional is slim and straightforward to deal with

 

The Vivo V20 Professional is an effective cellphone for gaming since it could possibly deal with even demanding titles pretty effectively with out overheating. The same old heavy-hitters similar to Name of Obligation: Cellular ran very effectively and gameplay was clean.

My Vivo V20 Professional unit shipped with Android 10 however I obtained the Android 11 replace in the course of the evaluation interval. That is one space the place the V20 Professional is forward of the OnePlus Nord, which continues to be on Android 10. Funtouch OS 11 on the V20 Professional is packed to the gills with shortcuts and customisation choices. From altering the animations for quite a lot of duties similar to charging, face recognition, and many others, to blocking calls and notifications when gaming, there’s rather a lot you are able to do.

The V20 Professional additionally has fairly a little bit of bloatware within the type of third get together apps and video games, however these could be uninstalled or faraway from the homescreen if wanted. Fortunately, advertisements and spammy notifications from Vivo’s first-party apps aren’t a giant downside.

Vivo V20 Professional 5G cameras

The Vivo V20 Professional boasts of spectacular digital camera specs. For selfies, you get a 44-megapixel major digital camera with a f/2.0 aperture and autofocus, and an extra ultra-wide-angle 8-megapixel digital camera. On the again of the cellphone, you get a 64-megapixel major digital camera with an f/1.89 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera with autofocus that doubles up as a macro digital camera, and a 2-megapixel monochrome digital camera which is simply used to allow the ‘Graded B/W’ filter in Picture mode.

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The Vivo V20 Professional boasts of twin selfie cameras

 

Vivo boasts of getting eye autofocus (Eye AF) for the principle selfie digital camera in stills and video. When capturing, the digital camera app is fast to lock focus in your eye and it’ll observe your face fairly precisely in case your body adjustments. This does not essentially enhance the main points of the photograph or video, however close-up pictures of your self are sharp and have the sort of depth within the background that you just do not get from fixed-focus selfie cameras.

In comparison with the OnePlus Nord, the Vivo V20 Professional’s major entrance digital camera captures a a lot hotter color tone which does not look too pure, however many individuals would discover this interesting. HDR additionally works effectively, and backlit backgrounds are correctly uncovered. The ultra-wide digital camera is helpful for teams, or to get extra of a scene within the body, however particulars are barely poorer in comparison with pictures taken with the principle digital camera. Low-light selfies are very usable so long as there is a respectable quantity of ambient gentle. You possibly can even use Night time mode for selfies, a function that is lacking on the OnePlus Nord.

Vivo V20 Professional fundamental digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

Vivo V20 Professional ultra-wide digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Vivo V20 Professional Night time mode selfie (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

You possibly can even shoot 4K 60fps movies with the entrance digital camera. Movies look excellent on the cellphone’s show however when watched on a laptop computer, the colors are inclined to look off. The ultra-wide entrance digital camera can solely shoot as much as 1080p video, and the standard is noticeably poorer. On this respect, the OnePlus Nord’s entrance ultra-wide digital camera does a greater job with movies; the standard is best and you may file as much as 4K 30fps. Video high quality is not nice in low gentle nevertheless it’s usable, supplied there’s sufficient synthetic lighting.

As for the rear cameras, the Vivo V20 Professional captures sharp 16-megapixel pixel-binned photographs within the daytime with its fundamental 64-megapixel sensor. Colors look a bit boosted however you get loads of element in panorama pictures. Shut-ups pack in wonderful element too, with good sharpness and colors. The V20 Professional’s digital camera AI is fairly intelligent in recognising scenes and suggesting the very best capturing mode. In case you’re shut sufficient to your topic, it’s going to routinely change to the 8-megapixel ultra-wide digital camera for a macro shot.

Vivo V20 Professional fundamental digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Vivo V20 Professional Portrait mode pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Vivo V20 Professional Tremendous macro digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Vivo V20 Professional low-light fundamental digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

Portrait mode works very effectively, and you may add fashion and sweetness filters together with adjusting the extent of background blur. In low gentle, Night time mode works effectively in preserving particulars and sustaining good publicity. This helps when utilizing the ultra-wide digital camera in low gentle too. Identical to with different latest Vivo telephones, you possibly can apply totally different night time filters for a extra dramatic look to your photograph.

The digital camera app additionally presents loads of different capturing modes. ‘Double publicity’ overlays pictures from the entrance and rear cameras in real-time, so you possibly can create some trippy-looking photographs. ‘Excessive decision’ mode basically shoots on the full 64-megapixel or 44-megapixel decision, relying on which digital camera is chosen. Lastly, you may as well have a picture-in-picture mode or dual-view mode when capturing movies. Talking of movies, the standard is nice in daylight and the stabilisation works effectively. Nevertheless, there’s noticeable jitter within the footage in low gentle, because of the digital stabilisation.

Apart from this hiccup, the cameras of the Vivo V20 Professional are very succesful and supply pretty dependable efficiency, on the entire. In comparison with the OnePlus Nord, the V20 Professional presents barely sharper selfies and extra attention-grabbing capturing modes, nevertheless the Nord does have a slight edge on the subject of video efficiency.

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The Vivo V20 Professional is an effective different to the OnePlus Nord, however does not fairly outperform it

 

Vivo V20 Professional 5G battery life

The Vivo V20 Professional encompasses a 4,000mAh battery which lasted for just a little greater than 16 hours, in our HD video loop take a look at, which is greater than what the OnePlus Nord managed. You additionally get 33W quick charging, so the V20 Professional could be charged as much as roughly 93 % in an hour. With my typical utilization, I used to be simply in a position to make this cellphone final for a couple of day and a half, or generally a bit extra.

Verdict

The Vivo V20 Professional is a strong providing, and one which competes pretty effectively with the OnePlus Nord (Evaluation). Options similar to 5G, 4K 60fps selfie video recording, the crisp AMOLED show, and fast charging assist this cellphone put up a powerful struggle in opposition to OnePlus’ providing. Nevertheless, the V20 Professional does fall a bit quick on the worth entrance. For it is asking worth of Rs. 29,990, you may as a substitute get the top-end variant of the OnePlus Nord, which has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Throw within the 90Hz show and OnePlus’ fame for updates, and you’ve got a product that is fairly exhausting to beat.

In case you’re in search of a mid-range 5G smartphone that is not a OnePlus Nord, the V20 Professional will get our advice.