Vivo recently launched the Vivo V17 smartphone in India. The device is essentially targeted towards the mid-range segment of the Android smartphones and that, truth be told, has become a pretty competitive segment as of late owing to a slew of mid-range smartphones that have got launched with the mid-range price tag. The same would be the case with the Vivo V17 as it is going to face some serious competition with the likes of the already launched smartphones like the Redmi K20 and the Honor 20. If in case you are making your mind to purchase any of the three smartphones that we mentioned and are confused as to which one to go for, you are at the right place. Let’s do an in-depth comparison of the price, specifications, and the features of the Vivo V17, the Redmi K20, and the Honor 20 smartphones.
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Vivo V17 vs Redmi K20 vs Honor 20: Price in India
Starting off with the prices of the devices, the Vivo comes in 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage variant and is priced at Rs 22,990 in India. The device comes in Midnight Ocean Black and Midnight Ocean color variants. The pre-booking for the device has already begun and the actual sales will begin on December 17. The Redmi K20, on the other hand, starts at a discounted price of Rs 19,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant and Rs 20,893 for the 6GB/128GB variant. Honor 20 is the most expensive device of the lot and is priced at Rs 24,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant.
Vivo V17 vs Redmi K20 vs Honor 20: Display
The Vivo V17 comes with a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a single punch-hole camera sitting on the top right side of the device. The display has a 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
The Redmi K20, on the other hand, features a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a 403 ppi pixel density. Unlike the Vivo V17 and the Honor 20, the Redmi K20 features a pop-up selfie camera meaning that we get an all-screen design with the Redmi K20. Moreover, the Redmi K20 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Coming to the Honor 20, the device sports a 6.26-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a 412 ppi pixel density.
When it comes to the display, the Redmi K20 takes the lead here owing to the fact that it features a distraction-free viewing experience. It is ideal for those who want to watch content on their smartphones.
Vivo V17 vs Redmi K20 vs Honor 20: Performance, Software
The Vivo V17 is equipped with a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset which is coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Honor 20, on the other hand, comes powered with the company’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset which used to be the company’s flagship SoC until a little while ago. The device comes in two memory variants – 6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB. Lastly, the Redmi K20 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset which is paired with 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB of storage variants. When it comes to the performance, the Honor 20 and the Redmi K20 can outperform the likes of the Vivo V17.
Speaking of the OS, all the three smartphones have their own custom skins running on top of Android 9 Pie. The Vivo V17 runs on FunTouch OS, the Redmi K20 runs on MIUI, and the Honor 20 runs on EMUI. The choice of the UI would eventually boil down to personal preference, but EMUI is still the one that is the “almost” bloat-free.
Vivo V17 vs Redmi K20 vs Honor 20: Camera
The Vivo V17 features a quad rear camera setup (48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP) and a 32MP selfie shooter. The Redmi K20, on the other hand, features a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP primary unit (48MP + 13MP + 8MP). The pop-up camera is a 20MP unit. Lastly, the Honor 20 comes with a quad rear camera setup (48MP +16MP + 2MP + 2MP) and a 32MP selfie snapper. When it comes to the cameras, the Honor 20 gets the win, at least on paper.
Vivo V17 vs Redmi K20 vs Honor 20: Battery and Charging
The Vivo V17 sports a 4,500mAh battery which has support for up to 18W of dual charging. The Redmi K20 features a 4,000mAh battery which also has support for 18W fast charging. The Honor 20 features the least amount of battery juice with a 3,750mAh battery, but it has the fastest charging speed as it has support for 22.5W fast charging. The battery, as claimed by the company, charges by up to 50% in 24 minutes.
Vivo V17 vs Redmi K20 vs Honor 20: Verdict
If we were to take the price into consideration, the Redmi K20 is the clear winner out here for really don’t want to spend too much on a smartphone. If in case the budget is not the deciding factor, the Honor 20 is a clear winner owing to the fact that it has a better processor and even though the battery of the device is the smallest of the devices that we have mentioned here, the better fast charging makes up for that. The cameras of the Honor 20 are also better when compared with the other two devices. Lastly, if you want an all-screen design, the Redmi K20 should be the choice for you.