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Watch: vivo Y20s [G] Review - Gaming smartphone on a budget?

In our unboxing and first impressions video recently, we previously said that the vivo Y20s [G] is a device that performs nicely for a smartphone at this price point.
vivo Y20s [G] review Philippines

This is thanks to its use of MediaTek's gaming-focused Helio G80 chipset paired with large 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

We also liked that it goes with a massive 5,000mAh battery with fast charging capability despite being a budget smartphone.

Today, we are finally done with our tests with this phone. So, let's see if this is the one for you.

Here's our full review.

Watch: vivo Y20s [G] Review - Gaming smartphone on a budget?

Pros - Pretty design, budget gaming capable performance, strong battery life, fast charging, accurate side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stable connectivity
Cons - Still using a 720p screen, micro USB in 2021, speaker quality is borderline bad

vivo Y20s [G] Specs

Display: 6.51-inch 2.5D curved LCD (IPS) screen w/ HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 270 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor
GPU: Mali-G52 MC2 (950MHz)
ROM: 128GB eMMC 5.1 expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 w/ depth + dual-tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/1.8
Battery: 5,000mAh w/ 18W fast charging
OS: Android 11 w/ Funtouch OS 11
Connectivity: WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, dual SIM (nano)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Colors: Obsidian Black, Purist Blue
Dimensions: 164.11 x 76.32 x 8.41 mm
Weight: 192.3 g
Price: PHP 9,999


Stylish for a gaming device

True to its monicker, the vivo Y20s [G] delivered what it promised, a good budget gaming performance.
The notch
The notch

This is thanks to its use of a decent chipset, large RAM, strong battery performance, and plenty of optimizations which the gaming experience is respectable for an affordable phone.

We also like that it has a neat design and an accurate fingerprint reader.

However, this might not be the device for you if you are in need of a higher resolution display, USB Type-C port, and better speaker quality. The competition is a bit stiff as well.

But, if gaming is your priority and you want to enjoy those games on an affordable vivo device, likely, the Y20s [G] is the one for you.

Build/Design - 4
Multimedia Experience - 3.75
Cameras - 3.75
Performance - 4.25
Average - 3.93/5

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