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vivo Y20s arrives with 8GB RAM, 5000mAh battery and 18W fast charge at RM899
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vivo Y20s arrives with 8GB RAM, 5000mAh battery and 18W fast charge at RM899

by Vyncent ChanDecember 4, 2020
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vivo has announced the latest addition to their Y-series, the vivo Y20s. Specifications wise, the device appears to be outclassed by most of its peers in its price range, but it does pack a lot of RAM, a large battery and fast charging. In fact, more RAM than might be necessary considering the rest of its kit.

Under the hood you get the Snapdragon 460, which is probably underpowered if you plan on multitasking to a degree that you can take advantage of the 8GB RAM. vivo did pack the vivo Y20s with Multi-Turbo 3.0 and Ultra Game mode, but the raw horsepower here should still mean the vivo Y20s is out of its depth if you plan on playing the latest mobile titles like Genshin Impact.

vivo y20s screen

You do have quite a bit of storage, with vivo offering 128GB as part of the base configuration of the vivo Y20s here in Malaysia. You can expand on it with a microSD too, for even more storage. All that space might come in handy if you plan on doing a lot of shots with its camera system, which touts a 13MP main camera, a 2MP macro shooter and a 2MP depth sensor on the back. Over on the front you get a 8MP selfie camera in the notch at the top of the 6.51″ HD+ display.

vivo Y20s Specs

  • Snapdragon 460, octa-core @ up to 1.8GHz, 11nm
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 6.51″ HD+ IPS display
  • 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 8MP f/1.8 selfie camera
  • 5000mAh battery, 18W FlashCharge
  • RM899

vivo y20s colors

vivo will also be throwing in 1 year extended warranty and 1 year of free screen protection worth RM149. For the price, I do think that there are probably much better options. But I guess the vivo Y20s is probably targeted towards the selfie aficionados with the wide aperture on the selfie camera. While the resolution isn’t amazing, I do think that the wide aperture will help when it comes to getting good selfies in less than ideal lighting conditions. The vivo Y20S is available in Purist Blue and Obsidian Black.

Pokdepinion: I don’t think that the vivo Y20s is a good fit in the competitive sub-RM1000 segment, but I guess that it might make some sense when thrown into a good telco deal.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.