vivo Y20 review

Read our full review to find out how the vivo Y20 differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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vivo Y20 ревю
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It is noteworthy that most inexpensive smartphones in 2020 received a chipset from MediaTek. Among them is not our main character - Vivo Y20. At its heart is a fresh solution from Qualcomm. In addition, you get a fingerprint scanner located on the right, which is a feature that distinguishes it from competitors.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed vivo Y20 specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2020, August 26
  • Colors: Obsidian Black, Dawn White
  • Dimensions: 164.4 x 76.3 x 8.4 mm.
  • Weight: 192.3 g.
  • Screen: 6.51" inc, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Triple, 13MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 10, Funtouch 10.5
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity


Looking at the front of the smartphone, we notice a traditional design for the brand. Only the aspect ratio of the screen stands out - 20: 9. Ie it is pleasantly long. The device is easily used with one hand. A teardrop-shaped slit for the camera can be seen in its upper part. There is no LED indicator, as in most Vivo smartphones.

On the back is a block of three cameras and a flash. It extends slightly over the hull. The back has interesting gradient effects. The plastic used for it easily collects fingerprints, so we recommend that you put the Vivo Y20 in a case. It is noteworthy that the side edges are made of matte material. This way the device does not slip in your hands if you decide to use it without a case.


The screen of the Vivo Y20 has a diagonal of 6.51 inches and a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The pixel density per inch is not high - 270. However, the picture looks perfect for most users. Viewing angles are good - colors do not fade when viewed from another angle.


As we have already said, the Vivo Y20 has a Qualcomm system. It is a single-crystal Snapdragon 460. It focuses on energy efficiency and artificial intelligence. Thus, the device works very fast in most modes. There is a delay only in the most difficult tasks, as well as in resource-intensive games.

Adreno 610 is responsible for the graphics in the Vivo Y20. You will find one modification on the market - with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.


Vivo Y20 is equipped with a triple rear camera. The main module is 13-megapixel with an aperture of f / 2.2, autofocus and flash. It is complemented by a 2-megapixel macro sensor and a 2-megapixel module that measures the depth of the frame.

The front camera is single, 8 MP and is not equipped with autofocus.

Given the features we have mentioned so far, we can conclude that the main camera of the smartphone will appeal to anyone who does not intend to take pictures in the dark and without the use of flash. There is a high risk of too much noise and blur, especially if you are shooting moving subjects.

The scene recognition function as well as the professional mode are interesting. The depth sensor does its job. Feel free to create beautiful photos with bokeh effect. As for the macromodule, it is most accurate when shooting details from a distance of 4 cm.

Mentioning the front camera of the Vivo Y20, we must note that no miracles can be expected from it. It is not able to create quality photos in low light environment. The viewing angle of the camera is not large. We recommend that you use the panoramic photo mode to accommodate more subjects and people. Here, the screen is used instead of the flash.

Video recording with the Vivo Y20 has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at no more than 30 frames per second. Since autofocus does not always work, you need to show professional skill. Video recording is possible with both the main module of the rear camera and the front camera.

Autonomous work

Vivo Y20 works with a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. There is no support for fast charging technology, as well as for wireless. This may surprise some users, given its growing popularity. Complete with the device comes a 10W charger.

Thanks to the features of the chipset - it is energy efficient, and the average screen resolution, the smartphone can work for quite a long time. Watching HD video offline will drain the battery after more than 21 hours. If you are not very fond of games and do not use the maximum brightness, you may need the charger after 2-3 days.


Mass phones are not expensive. They are affordable and skillfully meet most consumer requirements. This is exactly what applies to the Vivo Y20. The device has a fresh processor, decent RAM and support for contactless payments. In addition, it looks representative and provides satisfactory autonomous operation.

Vivo Y20 is available in two colors - black and white. In both cases it looks spectacular and will be a perfect addition to your style.

vivo Y20 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the vivo Y20 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by vivo.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology, and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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