The vivo V20 is the latest addition to Sony’s range of mobile devices. It’s a top-mounted handset which is equipped with an elegant design. It’s basically a larger version of the PSP Go, which boasts of an improved internal memory and video playback abilities. The handset also has a high-quality camera with image and video recording capabilities. There’s also a neat array of connectivity options available on this model, with both Bluetooth and USB capabilities allowing for data transfer from a PC or other device. Other notable capabilities include radio receivers and FM receivers.
In terms of the on-screen camera, Sony has produced a model which looks just like the PSP Go in every respect. It has an 18 megapixel camera lens fitted in a body which is 5.5 inches in length. The front and rear cameras are also featured in their own dedicated shells. Sony has not yet launched any apps for this handset, although it should be fairly easy to work out how to download games, etc.
A feature that was really a highlight on the vivo V20 vivo v20 was the fact that it featured a unique triple camera setup. The first camera is placed on the rear, just like the PSP Go, while the second camera is positioned on the front (for a front facing camera). The advantage of this setup is that you get a better shot in all directions, including from the rear. To take a selfies, you can simply swing the wrist in any direction and take a shot. We found that the dual cameras were most responsive in indoor environments, but if you prefer a higher quality shot, then you might consider adjusting the exposure levels.
The battery life of the vivo V20 isn’t very long, as we found out while testing the handset. It lasted for just two hours and twenty minutes. This battery life was poor compared to the competition, but it did end up being enough for some people. You will obviously want to keep this in mind if you are planning on using the vivo V20 for a long time.
The size of the vivo V20 is one of its major selling points. At just 6.4 inches, it is by far the smallest smartphone available in the UK. While this may not be a problem for some, it could be an issue if you intend to carry the handset around with you. Luckily, there are an easy fix which you can apply to improve your chances of getting enough space for the phone.
The battery life and the size are two of the main attractions of the vivo V20, but it also offers one of the most innovative features that wasn’t previously available on this type of smartphone – namely, the in-display fingerprint sensor. If you take a good look at the back of the handset, you should notice that it is not entirely plastic – rather, it is comprised of silver metal that glows white when the screen is lit. When you touch the back of the phone with your finger, the phone instantly recognizes the motion and quickly displays a small barcode. This bar code can be used to access your favourite apps, and even lock and unlock your phone. If you like to use several applications at once, the in-display fingerprint sensor will prove very useful indeed.