Vivo X20 Review – High-End Features on a Midrange Phone
Chinese smartphone brand Vivo Malaysia has managed to build a solid reputation for itself amongst Malaysians for its extensive array of affordable smartphones. Despite being wallet-friendly devices, these phones have features that make them comparable to models at higher price tiers. Below are some of the Vivo X20 key features and specifications.
Vivo X20 Design and Construction
The Vivo X20 looks so good that you mistake it for a high-end phone at first glance. The Vivo X20 has a thin and lightweight build, measuring only 7.2mm in thickness and weighing only 150 grams. The phone’s metal body is finished with an ultra-fine zirconium sand spray process that gives it a premium look and feel. The 3D arc design and rounded corners provide a more comfortable grip in the hand.
Vivo X20 Display
The Vivo X20 sports a 6.01-inch Super AMOLED display panel, a rare sight on phones in the same price range. With an 18:9 aspect ratio, the screen occupies about 85.3% of the front of the phone. The 2,160 x 1,080p resolution screen offers vivid colours and deep blacks, making the phone ideal for multimedia usage like watching videos, gaming, and viewing photos.
Vivo X20 Performance
Under its hood, the Vivo X20 is equipped with one of Qualcomm’s latest high-tier mobile SoCs, the Snapdragon 660. The chipset is supported by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD. This combination of internal specs means that this Vivo phone delivers smooth performance for everyday functions and can easily handle intensive tasks such as gaming and multitasking without lagging or stuttering.
Vivo X20 Cameras
Vivo smartphones have always been known for their cameras and the legacy continues on the X20. Vivo has made the X20 a potentially must-have device for smartphone aficionados by equipping it with dual rear cameras, comprising of a 12MP primary shooter and a 5MP secondary shooter. The pair captures sharp and detailed photos in all lighting conditions. The secondary sensor also provides bokeh effect - artificially blurred backgrounds like the ones you see on photos taken with DSLR cameras. On the other hand, the 12MP front camera comes with a Beauty feature which enables you to take social-media-worthy selfies.
Face unlock features have always been exclusively available on high-end models or flagships, so it’s good to see that a midrange device like the X20. Known as the Face ID, it scans your face and subsequently uses it as a biometric security feature. If face unlock is not your cup of tea, the X20 still enables you to unlock the device via the trusty fingerprint scanner located at the back of the device.