vivo has finally launched an upgrade to the V19 with the vivo V20. The smartphone comes with a host of interesting features like a 44MP selfie camera with Eye AF, AMOLED display, premium design language, and more. The vivo V20’s price in India starts at Rs 24,990. In this price range, the smartphone comes in direct competition with the OnePlus Nord 5G and Samsung Galaxy M51. The OnePlus Nord offers some good specs to price ratio, while the Galaxy M51 stands tall in terms of battery backup. In this article, we will pit all the three smartphones against each other and see which one should be your next smartphone.
vivo V20 vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Price in India
The vivo V20 price in India is Rs 24,990 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB option. The 8GB RAM + 256GB option is priced at Rs 27,990. The OnePlus Nord India price starts at Rs 24,999 for 6GB RAM + 64GB option, Rs 27,999 for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and Rs 29,999 for 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. The Samsung Galaxy M51 is priced at Rs 24,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB and Rs 26,999 for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. Interestingly, the vivo V20 and Galaxy M51 base variant is available with 128GB of storage while the OnePlus Nord offers the base variant with 64GB. This means you get twice the storage on the V20 and Galaxy M51 as compared to the Nord.
vivo V20 vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Design
In terms of design, the vivo V20 offers a premium design language. The smartphone is available in three colour options including Sunset Melody, Midnight Jazz, and Moonlight Sonata. Out of three, the Sunset Melody is probably the best colour option as it comes with a gradient finish. The back panel comes with AG Matte Glass, which makes it fingerprint and scratch-resistant.
The OnePlus Nord also offers a decent design and you will love the Blue Marble option. The Samsung Galaxy M51 comes with Electric Blue and Celestial Black colour options. However, the Samsung smartphone looks a bit similar to other Samsung phones available in this price range.
vivo V20 vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Display
Coming to the display, the vivo V20 flaunts 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The screen supports 480ppi pixel density, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 2000000:1 contrast ratio. The OnePlus Nord comes with a similar 6.44-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display. However, you get a 90Hz refresh rate.
The Samsung Galaxy M51 features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display. All the three smartphones come with AMOLED panels, meaning that you will get good contrast and brightness. However, it is OnePlus Nord that takes the lead as it offers a higher refresh rate than the other two phones.
Vivo V20 vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Hardware
In terms of hardware, the vivo V20 gets its power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor. The OnePlus Nord comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset, while the Galaxy M51 is powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC. You get 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage with vivo V20, while OnePlus Nord comes with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. Lastly, the Galaxy M51 also offers up to 8GB of RAM and comes with up to 128GB of internal storage. The answer is quite clear here. The OnePlus Nord takes the lead as it is equipped with a better processor. The Galaxy M51 comes in the second spot, while the vivo V20 comes at the last position.
vivo V20 vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Camera
Moving on, in the camera department, the OnePlus Nord and Galaxy M51 sports a quad-camera setup, while the vivo V20 features a triple-camera setup. The vivo V20 is loaded with 64MP primary lens with f/1.89 aperture, 8MP wide-angle lens that doubles as a macro shooter, and 2MP monochrome lens. The OnePlus Nord offers 48MP primary lens, 8MP wide-angle lens, 5MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro shooter. The Samsung Galaxy M51 comes with 64MP primary lens, 12MP wide-angle lens, 5MP depth and 5MP macro shooter. The competition is quite close here. Even with triple cameras, vivo is offering the features, which is present in both the phones.
Coming to the front cameras, the OnePlus Nord offers dual cameras with 32MP + 8MP combination. The vivo V20 offers 44MP selfie shooter, while the Galaxy M51 comes with 32MP. Although the OnePlus Nord has more sensors, it is vivo V20 that offers much better selfie, all thanks to the Eye AF feature. The feature basically tracks the eye to maintain a constant focus, which is great for shooting videos.
vivo V20 vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Battery
The vivo V20 packs a 4,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The OnePlus Nord offers slightly better 4,115mAh battery with 30W Wrap Charge. The Galaxy M51 is juiced up by a massive 7,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. That said, the Galaxy M51 clearly wins this round as it comes with such a massive battery and fast charging, a cherry on top.
Vivo V20 vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Final Verdict
The competition is quite close here, to be honest. All three smartphones offer some interesting features and specifications. The vivo V20 excels in the design, while the OnePlus Nord offers a higher refresh rate. The Samsung Galaxy M51 comes with better quad-camera setup, while vivo V20 offers Eye AF for selfies, which is a first. It all depends on your usage. If you want a smartphone with a big screen and long-lasting battery then Galaxy M51 is the one. If you are one of those who like to flaunt and take a lot of selfies, then vivo V20 is the choice for you. However, if you are one of those who like smooth navigation and clean user interface then OnePlus Nord is meant for you.