The new version of the popular Motorola DROID is the all new Vivo V20. While it is a smaller model compared to the predecessors, it features a host of functional upgrades Vivo V21. What’s more, the software of the phone has been significantly improved to provide users with an experience that is far more advanced than what they might have expected from the smartphone. Here are some of the most striking differences between the two phones.
When it comes to connectivity, the two handsets have similar standards, with the Adreno processor allowing for Gingerbread Android experience on one phone and Honeycomb Jellybean on another. Connectivity options on both the Vivo V20 5G include Wi-Fi only, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, USB Type-C, and a plethora of sensors. Some of the options include the accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass/magnetometer, gyroscope, light sensor, and fingerprint sensor. While the one phone does not incorporate a Quick Panel, it does allow you to switch from the homescreen to the navigation screen in a couple of simple steps. The homescreen shortcut can be accessed by tapping the “drawer,” and then tapping the “home” option.
The two phones run on different but very similar android systems, with the Adreno rating running at 401. That’s a significant jump from the Adreno behind the LG Optimus, which runs on android 7.0. The similarities end there though, as the two phones run on completely different operating systems. The Vivo uses android 11, while the Optimus has android 4.3.
One of the biggest differences between the two smartphones is the user interface. The Vivo uses a full color interface that is very clear and easy to use. It is very intuitive, allowing for fluid navigation. The interface is great, however it could do with some improvement. It would be very easy to navigate through the menu options and search features, but it can get a little boring and tedious.
The software on the Vivo V21 is relatively bare bones. It’s available for free on google play, so it should come as no surprise that this is an unfinished product. In terms of applications, the Vivo has twenty-four apps and twenty-two widgets. The apps aren’t too impressive, especially in comparison to other smartphone manufacturers. The apps are decent, but they pale in comparison to the ones on the Vivo.
One of the most interesting apps on the Vivo V21 is the selfies that it takes. As you can imagine, the OIS Ultra night selfies are quite impressive. However, the front and back cameras are quite weak. Despite the front and back cameras being able to capture clear images, the front camera was unable to upload the images in a decent size. This means that the Vivo really only has one good feature to call its own, which is the rear camera.
The Vivo also has two other apps worth checking out. First off, there’s the double exposure app, which allows the user to take two photos with the front and rear cameras at the same time. There’s also a time lapse feature that takes five seconds and then displays the time and date. These apps are decent, but again, the Vivo isn’t much of a smartphone.
The key problem with the Vivo is its lack of screen space. The phone looks smaller than it really is, which is quite odd considering how large the display is. Also, it’s not like other smartphones that have a physical home button, allowing for the users to quickly touch it and go. The fingerprint scanner is also not particularly effective, as it requires a bit of pressure and even after a quick swipe, the reader doesn’t recognize my fingerprint. So, overall, the Vivo isn’t a bad phone, but it doesn’t rate much above and beyond the mediocre category for a smartphone.