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Vivo T2 5G Review – Good Choice Under 20K?

- Updated: 19th Apr 2023, 00:17 IST
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    Review Summary
  • 2
    Vivo T2 5G Review: Price in India and Variants
  • 3
    Vivo T2 5G Box Contents
  • 4
    Vivo T2 5G Specs at a glance
  • 5
    Vivo T2 5G Design and Build
  • 6
    Vivo T2 5G Camera
  • 7
    Vivo T2 5G Battery and Charging
  • 8
    Vivo T2 5G Display
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    Vivo T2 5G Performance and Software
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    Verdict
Review Summary

The under-20K market in India is flooded with smartphones and is very competitive. Vivo has now launched its latest Vivo T2 5G under 20K in India and joined the list. It comes as the successor of the Vivo T1 5G from last year, which did really well in the market.

The all-new T2 5G brings a bunch of improvements, be it in terms of display, camera or charging speed. The phone offers a very attractive design and is quite sleek and lightweight.

On the other hand, it comes with the same chipset as last year. So, is the Vivo T2 5G a worthy upgrade? Let’s find out in this Vivo T2 5G review.

PROS

  • Appealing design
  • Lightweight build
  • 90Hz AMOLED display 
  • Decent performance 
  • Android 13
  • Good main camera
  • 44W fast charging

CONS

  • Average battery life
  • No stereo speakers
  • Packed with bloatware
Key Specs
Battery Capacity4500 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid v13
Screen Size6.38 inches
Highlights:
  • 4500 mAh

  • Android v13

  • 6.38 inches

Vivo T2 5G Review: Price in India and Variants

The Vivo T2 5G has been launched in India in two RAM variants. The phone costs Rs. 18,999 for 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage and Rs. 20,999 for 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

It is available in two colour options: Velocity Wave and Nitro Blaze. You can buy the phone directly from the official website of Vivo and other platforms like Flipkart.

Vivo T2 5G Review: Price in India and Variants

Vivo T2 5G Box Contents

The Vivo T2 5G packs the following items inside the box:

  • Phone
  • 44W fast charger
  • Soft case
  • Type-C cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Documentation

Vivo T2 5G Box Contents

Vivo T2 5G Specs at a glance

Before we talk in detail about the Vivo T2 5G review, let’s see what the on-paper specs look like:

  • Display: 6.38 inches AMOLED
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
  • RAM & ROM: 6GB 128GB, 8GB 128 GB
  • Software: Android v13
  • Rear camera: 64MP + 2MP
  • Selfie camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • Weight: 172 grams
  • Dimensions: 158.9 x 73.5 x 7.8 mm

Vivo T2 5G Design and Build

Vivo T2 5G comes with a sleek and stylish look. The phone has a plastic back which reflects different colours as the light falls on it. It features a frosted textured finish which feels good in the hands. The frames are also made of plastic and are flat, which offers a good grip.

Vivo T2 5G Design

There are two big camera lenses on the back which catch the eyes from far. I really loved how Vivo has made such an attractive design at this price point. Moreover, the phone weighs just about 172 grams, which makes it quite lightweight and easy to carry.

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The front side of the phone might give out a vibe of a dated phone. I am saying this because of the water-drop notch and thick chin at the bottom. Keeping that aside, the phone comes with an IP54 rating to protect it from water and dust.

Vivo T2 5G notch

Vivo T2 5G chin

Talking about ports and buttons, the right side has the power button along with volume rockers. The left side is clean, while the top has a SIM card slot. The bottom side holds the type-C port, loudspeaker, 3.5mm audio jack and primary mic.

Vivo T2 5G buttons

Vivo T2 5G Camera

The Vivo T2 5G features a dual camera setup on the back which captures really good photos in daylight conditions. This includes a 64MP OIS main camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The front side has a 16MP camera for taking selfies and video calls.

Vivo T2 5G Camera

Starting with the 64MP OIS camera, the lens amazed me the amount of detail and clarity it captures. The photos come out really punchy and vibrant with good dynamic range. Colours were well-balanced, not too warm, not too cold.

Vivo T2 5G Camera samples

All in all, they looked quite pleasing to the eye. Even the portrait shots were great. Be it the edge detection or the background blur; everything was on point. Low-light shots were good as well.

Vivo T2 5G Camera samples

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Coming over to the front side, the 16MP camera tends to capture bright and clear selfies. I could zoom in and see my bread hair. Yes, the selfies were a little boosted with the help of beauty mode. But you can disable that for a more natural shot.

Vivo T2 5G Camera samples

Vivo T2 5G Battery and Charging

Vivo T2 5G packs a 4500 mAh battery which is slightly smaller than the 5000 mAh battery on the T1. Nonetheless, the phone offers a decent battery backup.

Vivo T2 5G Battery

A light user can easily get more than one day of battery backup. While a heavy user, who likes to play games, will need to plug in the charger by the evening. I got almost 6 hours of screen on time.

Even though the battery size has been reduced, the charging speed has been increased from 18W to 44W. The 44W fast charger takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to fully charge the phone from 0 to 100 per cent. Well, it’s not the fastest but enough for a casual user.

Vivo T2 5G Charging

Vivo T2 5G Display

Vivo T2 5G features an FHD+ 6.38 inches AMOLED display. It comes with a 90Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1300 nits. Not a lot of phones offer such brightness levels at this price point.

Vivo T2 5G Display

Vivo T2 gets pretty bright and I did not face any issues even while using it under direct sunlight. You get three refresh rate options in the settings: 60Hz, 90Hz and Smart Switch. Talking about the display quality, the AMOLED display offers a great viewing experience.

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The contents on the screen appear vibrant and punchy. The viewing angles are great as well with deep blacks. I watched a couple of videos on YouTube and my experience was nice.

Vivo T2 5G Display quality

It comes with Widevine L1 and HDR support, so you can stream high-quality content on OTT platforms like Netflix and Prime Videos. Yes, the water drop notch and slightly thicker chin looks a bit dated but the overall experience remains pretty good.

Vivo T2 5G Performance and Software

Vivo T2 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset which is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. While this is not the best performing phone under 20K, it still handles every day with ease.

Vivo T2 5G Performance

Apps like Instagram and Snapchat ran flawlessly. Texting on WhatsApp, making calls, watching videos on YouTube, everything ran perfectly without any hiccups. It’s a great phone for casual use, but what about gaming?

I tried playing Asphalt 9 and CoD Mobile. Both the games could run on low to medium settings. While you can even play on high settings, but the gameplay lags and the performance starts to suffer. I played for about an hour and did not notice any signs of heating at all, which is great.

Vivo T2 5G Gaming Performance

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Vivo T2 5G runs on FunTouch OS 13 skin which is based on Android 13. I appreciate Vivo for providing the latest Android version out of the box. The UI is nice and simple. There were no major bugs that I noticed. All the apps ran properly without crashing.

Vivo T2 5G Software

Keeping that aside, the phone is packed with bloatware which sends annoying notifications. These apps include Moj, ShareChat, Josh, Hot Games, Hot Apps, PhonePe, Daily Hunt and many more. Good thing is that you can uninstall most of them.

Vivo T2 5G bloatware

Verdict

Vivo T2 5G is a solid option, providing an all-rounder value for money proposition under 20K. You get a nice design, lightweight build and AMOLED display for a good viewing experience. The main camera takes amazing shots and getting Android 13 out of the box is the cherry on top.

While the battery backup is average, the 44W fast charging speed is good enough for a casual user. All in all, the Vivo T2 5G can be a viable option for someone who wants an all-rounder package under 20K.



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