Our Opinion

The Vivo X50 128GB is a slightly better phone, but the Vivo V20 128GB is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Vivo V20 128GB  Vivo X50 128GB 
Vivo V20 Vivo X50
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Excellence Score
59.1
62.5
Value for Money Score
72.7
60.2
Price ₹ 22,489 onwards ₹ 34,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2020 Jul, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 11Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 10Expected update to Android 11
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.44 inches 6.56 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch) 1080x2376 pixels (~ 398 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 90 HzHigh
Display Features N/A HDR10+, 3D Curved Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 720GRanked #21 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 730Ranked #24 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 618
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP 48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 64MP: f/1.9 aperture; 26mm focal length; 1/1.72" sensor size; 0.8um pixel size, PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 aperture; 120-degree ultra-wide; 1/4.0" sensor size; 1.12um pixel size; Auto-focus, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps, EIS, Motion Autofocus, Eye Autofocus, Body/Object Autofocus, Super Night Mode, Super Wide Angle Night Mode, Tripod Night Mode, Ultra Stable Video, Art Portrait video, Super Macro, Bokeh Portrait, Multi-Style Portrait 48MP: f/1.6 Aperture; PDAF; OIS, 13MP: f/2.5 Aperture; 50mm Focal Length; Depth Sensor; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; 2x Optical Zoom, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 120-degree Sensor Size; 16mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 5MP: f/2.48 Aperture; Macro Camera, Super Night Mode
Secondary Camera 44MP 32MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 aperture, Eye Autofocus, Super Night Selfie, Selfie Aura Screen Light, Steadiface Selfie Video, Slo-Mo Selfie Video, Dual-View Video, Art Portrait Video, Multi-Style Portrait f/2.5 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.4 mmSlim 7.5 mmSlim
Weight 171 gmMedium 173 gmMedium
Width 74.2 mmOk for one-handed use 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4200 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 33W Fast Charging Yes, 33W FlashCharge 2.0
Included Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration In-display Fingerprint Sensor; UFS 2.1 Storage; NFC; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The design feels fresh and vibrant - phone's sleek profile is eye-catching, with a matte back glass, it is one of the nicest looking phones for the price
  • The phone looks quite flawless from the back, it features a rather flashy back cover
  • The Vivo V20 is one of the lightest around in the price segment, and at 7.38mm in thickness, it is surprisingly slim
  • The power button has a texture to give it a more distinguished feeling
  • The in-display fingerprint scanner, as well as face recognition, are quick to unlock the V20
  • The display is a gorgeous 6.44-inch AMOLED FHD+ panel which promises vibrant and life-like colours - the contrast is impressive and it also supports HDR10 for high-quality video playback
  • It gets bright enough for using the device even under harsh sunlight
  • The Vivo V20 comes with Android 11 out of the box, with Vivo's new Funtouch OS 11 - this new skin by Vivo brings several bells and whistles, and a much cleaner, simpler interface - there's an improved dark mode and tons of customisation options
  • Good performance from the Snapdragon 720G SoC - it is good enough to help you through tasks of daily use and even running multiple apps simultaneously - casual gaming is no issue and heavy games run at medium settings, which is decent
  • Good triple cameras for the price - a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP mono camera
  • Photos shot in bright sunny conditions turned out well - images clicked using the device generally come out with life-like colours and packing good detail
  • The Ultra-wide camera adds fun new perspectives, it can take dramatic super-wide-angle photos with lesser details than the main camera - besides, it can also take Macro shots, which come out with good detail, and you end up with a higher resolution image compared to what most dedicated macro cameras produce
  • Portraits have good edge detection and you do get the option to set the intensity of the blur effect - beautification is enabled by default which smoothens skin textures
  • Low-light camera performance is good, photos have little noise and details in brighter areas are decent - enabling Night mode improves the level of detail
  • The 44MP selfie camera is very good at what it does - daylight selfies are sharp with accurate colours and good details, there's also an Eye Autofocus option that keeps the subject in sharp focus - portrait selfies are possible and you can set the level of blur before taking a shot
  • Video recording in daylight is good, video recording tops out at 4K for the primary as well as the selfie shooter - footage shot in 4K, as well as 1080p, is stabilised (though, video shot in low light has a shimmer effect at both resolutions, which isn't good)
  • Overall, cameras are one of the highlights of the phone and they can take on any other capable camera phone at this price
  • Good battery life from the 4000 mAh battery - it can easily manage to keep the phone going on for around a day on moderate-heavy use
  • Charging is quick with the supplied 33W FlashCharge charger - it takes the V20 to 98 percent in an hour
  • If you value looks over other aspects, the Vivo V20 will appeal to you, it is well designed and feels premium to the touch - the device also offers above par photography performance, it emerges as a very good option for taking pictures and shooting videos
  • The Vivo X50 is a breath of fresh air, bringing a sexy, luxurious design - the soft satin finish of the glass back with a classy matte metallic hue gives it a unique and amiable look
  • It is one of the few Android phones that is somewhat compact and relatively light-weight at this price
  • The under-display fingerprint scanner is fast and accurate for the most part and there's also Face Unlock that works well
  • Very good 6.5-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen, which looks pretty good - the colours are punchy, saturated and viewing content on it is a delight
  • The display have all the bells and whistles here including a 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz response rate, HDR10+ support and up to 1300 nits peak brightness
  • Good performance with the new Snapdragon 730 - the Vivo X50 dashes through everything you throw at it, for day to day use, you should have no issues whatsoever and Heavy 3D games like PUBG Mobile runs smoothly
  • Very good quad camera setup - a primary gimbal 48MP sensor, a 13MP portrait zoom lens, an 8MP ultra-wide and an 5MP macro camera
  • In daylight everything looks generally pleasing including sharp, detailed shots with good colours - close-ups look excellent too, with sharp details and generous background bokeh
  • The ultra-wide camera gets you that extra-wide perspective on the world - it adds a little extra fun to the functionality with the macro mode and can take sharp and detailed close-ups - this pretty much renders the dedicated macro camera obsolete
  • Portrait shots of people and objects generally look good - you can adjust the level of background blur, and add beauty effects and filters
  • The front-facing 32MP camera does a good job - the portrait mode works well, filters, Beauty and other usual features are also present
  • Overall, this is one of the more exciting camera setups at this price and Vivo isn't playing a numbers game, each camera has different functionality that adds to the overall versatility of the cameras
  • Good loudspeaker performance - the output is loud and clear with very little distortion in the bass at full volume
  • Good battery life with the 4200 mAh cell - it will easily last a full day on a single charge with 90 Hz display on moderate use
  • Very good fast charging with the 33W Flash Charger - it can fill up the battery in about 80 minutes
  • The Vivo X50 is a pretty solid all-rounder - it looks stylish, is built well, and has good cameras, battery life and the AMOLED display are also some of its strong suits (though, the software might be an eyesore to a lot of users, it also feels a little underpowered for the price)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Because of its slim profile, the Vivo V20 is a bit slippery
  • Though, it isn't a high-refresh-rate panel
  • However, this isn't the best performing phone at the price, there are better options available like the OnePlus Nord
  • However, if heavy-duty gaming is what you're looking for, alternatives such as the OnePlus Nord offer significantly better performance, you can also consider the Galaxy M51 for its insane battery life powered by a 7000 mAh battery
  • As with all previous Vivo phones, the software experience continues to be the pain point, it has barely improved over the last few years - this wouldn’t have been as big a deal if it were another one of Vivo’s budget smartphones, but consumers expect an ad-free, no-frills affair in the premium segment, that the X50 Pro is lacking
  • The Snapdragon 730 is a good processor, but for a phone at this price the Vivo X50 feels a little underpowered
  • There’s no headphone jack and you will have to invest in some good Bluetooth headsets if you want to charge your phone and listen to music simultaneously
  • For the price, the Vivo X50 is a little underpowered compared to phones such as the Realme X2 Pro and OnePlus 7T, which both have flagship-level SoCs - while this shouldn't hamper day-to-day performance, it could prevent certain high-end games from running at their full potential
Expert Reviews
  1. The Vivo V20 is well designed and feels premium to the touch... but better phones are available
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Vivo V20 is an impressive mid-range smartphone, but it’s not perfect
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Vivo V20 actually feels more expensive than it actually is
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Vivo has made an impressive-looking phone that offers good overall performance
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  1. A pretty solid all-rounder... but a little underpowered
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Vivo X50 is a camera-centric smartphone that cuts corners by opting for a mid-range processor
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Vivo X50/Pro is a great photography tool
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
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