vivo V20 unit (90)vivo V20 runs Funtouch OS 11 on top of Android 11. The company has done away with its big icons and has shifted into a more minimalistic approach in aesthetics, which actually looks better, at least for me.

Performance? the UI runs exceptionally smooth and snappy. No lags, stutters, or anything of the like when navigating through menus and home screens.

vivo V20 unit (84)Customization? there’s a lot of options for that. You’ll be able to set the animation when the charging cable is connected, for the fingerprint scanner, when the display goes on/off, and many more. There’s even an always-on display.


You’ll also be able to adjust the color temperature for the display, plus an option to choose from a number of presets.

vivo V20 unit (78)Of course, you still get the familiar features like Ultra Game Mode, but with added goodies like 4D game vibration, which only applies to certain games, and even picture-in-picture in-game, which lets you multitask without having to leave the game your playing.

You also get the entire suite of security options – traditional methods, fingerprint, and face unlock.

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Our Verdict
Design and Build Quality
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

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.