In recent years, mobile phone companies are focusing on promoting their series, aiming to offer different models of the same smartphones at different price tags. Along with Apple, other smartphones are releasing regular and pro models of the phone. Vivo has already launched the Pro models of its smartphones but now the first time, Vivo has come up with a special edition or SE with the launch of Vivo V20 earlier this month. The smartphone is placed below last month's regular model of Vivo V20 with modest hardware specs while playing big on design and camera.
The Vivo V20 SE is going to cost you Rs. 20,999 which makes it a direct rival of Poco X3, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Realme 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M51, and even the Vivo V20. The phone looks great just like the other phones in the series. The V20 SE features a plastic body and a mirror-like rear panel which is way too reflective and looks expensive. This also makes the rear a fingerprint magnet. The smartphone comes in two color options - Gravity black and Aquamarine Green. The Vivo V20 SE back panel houses a triple camera setup within a thin module.
You get two physical buttons for power and volume rocker on the right side of the phone. The SIM tray slides on the top and a 3.5mm headphone jack rests at the bottom part of the phone. When it comes to color variations and brightness, the SE didn't compromise a good and did a great job in both areas. The display is sharp and bright. Although there isn't much configuration option for display refresh rate.
The phone uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset processor, which is usually found in low-priced smartphones in 2020. The phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be further extended to 1TB using a microSD card. With this smartphone, Vivo isn't surely promising you a powerful phone but it is one of the smartphones available in the market that does what it is supposed to do.
The phone has a triple rear camera system with a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera sensor. The phone is powered by a 4,100mAh battery bundled with a 33W flash charge charger.