Vivo U20 vs Realme 5s vs Redmi Note 8: Price in India, Specifications, Features Compared


Vivo has recently launched the Vivo U20 smartphone in India. The base variant of the device is priced at INR 10,990 in the country. At this price point, there are some other devices that might make it difficult for you to decide as to which one you should be going for. Our focus today, therefore, would be on comparing the Vivo U20 with some of the similarly priced devices by the other companies. For today, we have chosen to compare the Vivo U20 with the likes of the recently launched Realme 5s and the Redmi Note 8.

Vivo U20 vs Realme 5s vs Redmi Note 8: Price in India

As said, the base variant of the Vivo U20 (4GB/64GB) is priced at INR 10,990 in India. The 6GB/64GB variant will cost you INR 11,990.

The Realme 5s, on the other hand, comes in two memory variants – 4GB/64GB priced at INR 9,999 and 4GB/128GB priced at INR 10,999.

Speaking of the Redmi Note 8, the device comes in two memory configurations in India – 4GB/64GB for INR 9,999, and 6GB/128GB for INR 12,999.

In terms of RAM, the Vivo U20 provides the maximum amount of RAM (6GB) at the cheapest price. In terms of internal storage, the Redmi Note 8 with 128GB of internal storage takes the lead. Add to this the fact that the storage is expandable. In terms of the base variants, both the Vivo U20 and the Redmi Note 8 (4GB/64GB) are similarly priced at INR 9,999.

Vivo U20 vs Realme 5s vs Redmi Note 8: Display

When it comes to the display, all the three devices come with a waterdrop notch at the top, so we are keeping that factor out of the comparison loop here.

The Vivo U20 features a 6.53 inches FHD+ IPS LCD display which gives out a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The pixel density is 395 pixels per inch and the Screen to body ratio is 90.3%.

The Redmi Note 8 has a slightly smaller 6.3 inches FHD+ IPS LCD display with the same resolution as the Vivo U20. The pixel density, however, is a bit more at 409 pixels per inch. The screen to body ratio stands at 81.7% which is lesser than the 90.3% found on the Vivo U20.

When it comes to the Realme 5s, the device features a 6.5 inches display. The downside here is the fact that the Realme 5s utilizes an HD+ display compared to the FHD+ screens found on the other two devices in this comparison. The Realme 5s display gives out a resolution of 720 x 1600 Pixels and the pixel count is also way lower at 270 pixels per inch. The screen to body ratio, however, is 89%.

When it comes to display, the Vivo U20 takes the lead here (at least in terms of on-paper specifications).

Vivo U20 vs Realme 5s vs Redmi Note 8: Performance, Software

The Vivo U20 is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset. The Realme 5s, on the other hand, is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC and so is the case with the Redmi Note 8. As far as the processor is concerned, the Vivo U20 takes the lead here. That said, the software to back up the processor also matters, so we should take that into consideration as well.

Speaking of software, the choice of the UI (FunTouch OS vs MIUI vs ColorOS) would eventually boil down to personal preference.

Vivo U20 vs Realme 5s vs Redmi Note 8: Camera

The Vivo U20 comes with a triple rear camera (16MP + 8MP + 2MP) and a 16MP selfie snapper. The Realme 5s comes with four cameras at the back, with the primary camera being a 48MP unit (48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP). At the front, the Realme 5s features a 13MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The Redmi Note 8 also has a quad rear camera setup (48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP) and a 13MP front camera.

Vivo U20 vs Realme 5s vs Redmi Note 8: Battery and Charging

Starting again with the Vivo U20, the device comes with a big 5,000mAh battery which has support for up to 18W of fast charging. The Realme 5s also features the same 5,000mAh battery, but the charging capacity is limited to 10W. The Redmi Note 8 has the smallest battery out of the three – 4000mAh, but it comes with 18W fast charging. In terms of battery capacity, the Vivo U20 wins the battle.

Vivo U20 vs Realme 5s vs Redmi Note 8: Verdict

If we were to take the price into consideration, the Redmi Note 8 is the clear winner out here for those want a bang-for-your-buck device. If in case the budget is not the deciding factor, the 6GB variant of the Vivo U20 is a clear winner owing to the fact that it has a better processor and the beefiest battery out of the three. That said, for camera enthusiasts and especially those who believe in the “the more the better” statement, both the Redmi Note 8 and the Realme 5s dwarf the Vivo U20.