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vivo V20 unit (89)I’ve expressed my frustration with the previous generations using the same SoC over and over again, but it’s good to know that vivo finally managed to “move on.” The Snapdragon 720G is a very welcome upgrade for the vivo V20. You also get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Sure, it’s not the most recent mid-range chip out there. But since it’s been around for quite a while, games have probably received a ton of optimizations for this chip.

vivo V20 unit (76)As for gaming on the vivo V20, you’ll be able to play Mobile Legends with HFR mode on without any issues, and as for Genshin impact, I’d say medium setting is the sweet spot, but you should also be fine with a higher setting.

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For Call of Duty Mobile, you can opt to go for High Quality + Max FPS, or if you want Very High Quality, you’ll have to settle for Very High FPS as well.

vivo V20 unit (79)If you’re a fan of Black Desert Mobile, you’ll be able to play the game in Quality preset with no major issues.

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Our Verdict
Design and Build Quality
Performance
Camera
Software
Battery
Price
What's Good
Phone looks and feels premium
New design is a breath of fresh air
Good gaming performance
Decent camera performance
Exceptional battery life
Very quick to recharge
What's Not
Sound from speaker distorts a lot in high volume
No high refresh rate display
Edge detection for selfies could use some work
4.3

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.