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vivo Y20i First Impressions, Hands-On




As we know, the Y series is vivo’s take on the affordable segment of smartphones, and recently, the company launched its latest addition to the lineup, the vivo Y20i. Here’s our initial take on the device.

You could pretty much tell that the Y20i is a head-turner. Although it has a polycarbonate body, it looks and feels premium. Its got a glossy back, and it creates this ray-like design when you move the device in a different direction, which is a nice touch. Our unit comes in Nebula Blue, but it also a Dawn White variant.

We’ll also find its vertically stacked triple rear cameras and the vivo branding here at the back.

Upfront, we have the 6.51-inch Halo FullView Display, as well as the notch that houses the front camera and the call speaker.

On the right side, we’ll find the power button that also acts as a fingerprint scanner. Honestly, we like this placement as it is a convenient way to unlock your phone.

The left side houses the dual-SIM card and microSD card slot that’s expandable up to 256GB storage.


Nothing can be found up top, while at the bottom, we have the dated micro-USB port, the 3.5mm audio port, the speaker grille, and the primary microphone.

As we’ve mentioned earlier, the vivo Y20i sports a 6.51-inch IPS HD+ Halo FullView Display. So far, the display is good and would suffice for casual use, as you would expect from a smartphone at this caliber.

Now for cameras, we have a triple camera setup consisting of 13MP f/1.8 (wide), 2MP f/2.4 (macro), and 2MP f/2.4 (depth). While for selfies, we have an 8MP one. Check out some sample shots below.

The vivo Y20i is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 paired with Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage. Performance, so far, is pretty decent. It also runs on the latest FunTouch OS 10.5 based on Android 10.

A massive 5,000mAh battery powers up the device coupled with 18W fast charging support.

To be fair, the vivo Y20i is a pretty decent daily driver for PHP 7,490. But at this price point, some devices have beefed up specs, including the realme 6i and the Redmi Note 9, to name a few. But hold your horses, we’ll find out in our full review how this device will fare.

If you’re interested, you now pre-order this device through the official vivo stores nationwide as well as on Shopee and Lazada. To pre-order, customers need to pay a down payment of PHP 500 for online purchases or PHP 300 for in-store purchases. Customers who will pre-order the vivo Y20i starting today until October 2 will get an exclusive gift worth PHP 1,299 including premium headphones and a “little V” USB night-light.

The vivo Y20i will be available from October 3.

vivo Y20i specs:
6.5-inch (1600 x 720) HD+ IPS display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
4GB RAM
64GB storage
microSD slot
Rear camera
• 13MP f/1.8 (wide)
• 2MP f/2.4 (macro)
• 2MP f/2.4 (depth)
Front camera
• 8MP
Dual-SIM
4G LTE
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, Galileo
Micro USB 2.0
FM Radio
Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted)
Funtouch OS 10.5 (Android 10)
5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support
164.4 x 76.3 x 8.4mm
192.3g
Dawn White, Nebula Blue



Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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  1. bulbulito_bayagbag says:

    Vivo, the king of overpriced products lol.

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