Vivo has launched two mid-range phones under its X-series, namely, vivo X20 and vivo X20 Plus. The Plus model obligatorily carries a bigger display and larger battery capacity. Aside from that, most of the internal specifications are practically the same.
To start with, both phone embraces Super AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio which is the new standard for smartphone displays. With this aspect ratio, the display is elongated top to bottom and the sides are relatively smaller, making the device easier to grip on hand. Vivo x20 shoulders a 6.01-inch display while the bigger Vivo x20 Plus has a 6.43-inch display sharing the common 1080*2160 resolution. With Super AMOLED display, you will be getting high contrast, better sharpness and deeper blacks for an exceptional viewing experience. However, no protection is mentioned for the display.
Under the hood, vivo x20 and x20 Plus are powered by Snapdragon 660 chipset with Octa-core 2.2GHz CPU. The Snapdragon 660 is based on 14nm process technology making the phone both power efficient and enables faster processing. Both phones come with 4GB of RAM for multitasking. It offers 64GB onboard storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB using the micro SD card.
Vivo x20’s are running on FunTouch OS 3.0 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The phone offers few notable features like Face Wake, which like Face ID on new iPhone X, uses face to unlock the device. It identifies up to 128 different facial details before unlocking the device within 0.1sec as claimed by the company. It also offers its own AI assistant which detects your usage patterns and devotes more processing power to those tasks. Vivo has also incorporated a similar feature to Game Mode offered by Samsung called Vivo Game Engine. It enhances gameplay for high-end titles and blocks incoming notifications and calls that hinder your gaming. The phones even offer Hi-Fi audio for a quality audio experience.
On the camera department, x20’s offer dual camera in a pair of 12MP and 5MP shooters. The 12MP camera comes with f/1.8 aperture. Optical Image Stabilization, however, is offered only on the x20 Plus. The dual Camera helps the phone to calculate depth and add bokeh to the photos. It can shoot full HD videos at 30fps. For selfies, it offers 12MP dual pixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.
On connectivity side of things, vivo x20’s offer dual-SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual Band ac Wi-Fi, and out of all the great things, micro USB port instead of USB C. The port does support OTG however. Vivo X20 is backed by 3,250mAh battery and the X20 Plus by 3,900mAh battery.
Vivo X20 and X20 Plus Specifications
- Display: 6.01 inches/6.43 inches (1080 x 2160), 402ppi
- Dimensions: 155.9 x 75.2 x 7.2 mm / 165.3 x 80.1 x 7.5 mm
- Processor: Snapdragon 660 octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
- RAM: 4GB
- Camera: Dual 12 MP, f/1.8 + 5 MP (OIS on X20 Plus)
- Storage: 64GB, Expandable up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB 2.0
- SIM: Dual Hybrid Nano SIM
- Operating System: FunTouch OS 3.0, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: 3250 mAh / 3900 mAh
These phones come with the tint of Matte Black, Gold, and Rose Gold. Vivo X20 and X20 plus will start selling on September 30. The X20 is priced at $454 while the X20 Plus at $530.