The Vivo T2 5G is the corporate’s newest mainstream providing in India, whose base variant has been introduced for not up to Rs. 20,000. The smartphone is an improve to the Vivo T1 (Review), which introduced in 2021. One of the most adjustments come with the digicam setup, charging capacity, and the design and construct. The direct festival to the Vivo T2 5G is the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, Redmi Word 12 5G, Moto G73 5G, and its personal cousin, the iQoo Z7 5G.
Has Vivo delivered sufficient upgrades in the newest style, and will have to you be taking into consideration it within the sub-Rs. 20,000 value vary? Here is our overview.
Vivo T2 5G value in India
The Vivo T2 5G has been introduced in two configurations in India. The bottom variant gives 6GB of RAM and 128GB of garage which prices Rs. 18,999. The highest variant has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of garage, which prices Rs. 20,999.
Vivo T2 5G design and exhibit
In relation to design, the Vivo T2 5G is rather other from its predecessor. The brand new smartphone options an absolutely other digicam module, and will get a flat polycarbonate frame and body. The 2 large digicam modules on the again homes the main digicam and the secondary sensor, in conjunction with an LED flash.
Vivo despatched us the Nitro Blaze color of the T2 5G and as we discussed in our first impressions article, it has a shiny end and a dual-tone impact (blue to orange) when gentle falls on it at other angles. It additionally get a novel gradient development which hides fingerprints neatly. I for my part discovered this color solution to glance rather top class. In the event you want the vintage black color, then you’ll select the Pace Blaze choice.
The flat body and reasonably rounded edges of the Vivo T2 5G makes the smartphone simple to carry. With a weight of 172g and a thickness of seven.8mm, even intensive utilization is comfy. The position of the amount and tool buttons at the proper facet of the body is excellent and the buttons are simple to succeed in. Total, I rather just like the in-hand really feel of the T2 5G.
Whilst lots of the festival this present day go for a hole-punch cutout within the exhibit on this section, the Vivo T2 5G seems a bit of dated with its somewhat thick exhibit bezels, outstanding chin and a water-drop notch. Vivo does not point out this anyplace (a minimum of on the time of publishing this overview) but it surely has showed to Devices 360 that the T2 5G has an IP54 score for mud and water resistance.
The Vivo T2 5G makes use of a 6.38-inch AMOLED exhibit, which is a step up from the IPS panel noticed within the T1 5G. The brand new style additionally gives higher brightness ranges than sooner than. It has a 90Hz refresh charge, 360Hz contact sampling charge, and a claimed top brightness of one,300 nits. The exhibit helps HDR10 with the Widevine L1 certification for HD and above video playback thru streaming apps. I had a excellent revel in streaming content material from OTT platforms equivalent to Netflix, Top Video, Disney+ Hotstar, despite the fact that those apps did not appear to stumble on the exhibit’s HDR capacity. Colors are colourful and punchy, and again ranges are deep.
The Vivo T2 5G has a ‘sensible transfer’ serve as for the refresh charge, which routinely adjusts it between 60Hz and 90Hz relying at the content material at the display screen. I did not face any lag in animations, transitions and even whilst scrolling thru menus.
The Vivo T2 5G keeps the three.5mm headphone jack for individuals who nonetheless want the use of stressed out earphones. Then again, in case you are any person who prefers the use of the speaker, you then may well be upset with the loss of stereo audio system. The only speaker within the T2 5G isn’t loud sufficient for taking part in content material. The telephone options an AI-based face popularity and in-display fingerprint scanner, and each are correct and fast in the case of authentication.
Vivo T2 5G specs and device
The Vivo T2 5G makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, which used to be additionally to be had on remaining yr’s T1 5G. The T2 5G helps 44W rapid charging in comparison to the former style, however the battery capability has been lowered to 4,500mAh (from 5,000mAh). This telephone additionally includes a hybrid-SIM slot, USB Kind-C port, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6 and GPS.
The Vivo T2 5G runs on Funtouch OS 13 which is in response to Android 13. Vivo has made a number of enhancements to Funtouch OS over time, however the device continues to be loaded with a number of bloatware. You get many local and third-party apps by means of default, out of which, you’ll uninstall the latter however the solution to disable lots of the local apps isn’t to be had. The excellent news is that folders equivalent to Scorching Apps and Scorching Video games may also be disabled during the V-App Retailer.
Even with many local apps preloaded, I spotted that the notification unsolicited mail from those apps has lowered a bit of, however I might nonetheless get round 4 to 5 push notifications day by day which used to be demanding. One house the place there turns out to had been an development is in RAM control. I spotted that lots of the up to now opened apps remained energetic within the background and did not reload once I went again to them.
Vivo T2 5G efficiency and battery existence
We examined the 6GB RAM variant of the Vivo T2 5G, which returned an AnTuTu ranking of 410,346 issues. The telephone scored 869 and 1,879 issues within the single-core and multi-core checks of Geekbench 6. In graphics benchmark GFX Bench’s T-Rex and Automotive Chase checks, the telephone controlled 77fps and 17fps respectively. I didn’t face any efficiency problems with on a regular basis utilization. The telephone handles virtually all fundamental duties really well, be it social media apps or informal video games.
Speaking about gaming, I attempted some graphics in depth video games equivalent to Genshin Have an effect on and Name of Responsibility: Cell, which first of all took some time to load however ran rather neatly at low and medium settings. Name of Responsibility: Cell ran neatly on the ‘Prime’ graphics environment and ‘Prime’ framerate mixture by means of default. Then again, once I larger the settings to ‘Very Prime’ graphics and ‘Very Prime’ body charge, I did realize occasional stutters throughout gameplay. The Vivo T2 5G additionally didn’t warmth up a lot even after about half-hour of gaming.
The Vivo T2 5G inspired me so much in the case of battery existence. It delivered about 9 hours of screen-on time. Vivo claims that the smartphone may also be charged as much as 60 p.c in 25 mins. In our checks, we discovered that the telephone charged from one to 40 p.c in half-hour, and as much as one hundred pc in about 1 hour, 17 mins by way of the adapter equipped within the field. In our HD video battery loop take a look at, the T2 5G controlled to run for 20 hours, 52 mins, which is superb.
Vivo T2 5G cameras
The Vivo T2 5G will get a dual-camera setup on the again, which incorporates a 64-megapixel number one sensor with optical symbol stabilisation (OIS), and a 2-megapixel portrait lens. The telephone has a 16-megapixel entrance digicam for selfies. Then again, it does no longer have an ultra-wide digicam.
Sunlight efficiency of the principle digicam is rather excellent. The publicity and hues in pictures have been correct and the main points have been additionally abundant. HDR did its activity and uncovered each the topic and background neatly even in backlit photographs. A ‘64MP’ mode could also be to be had within the digicam app, which takes footage on the local solution of the sensor. Publicity and hues have been correct within the pictures taken on this mode, however main points have been weaker and noise used to be noticeable when zooming into the picture.
Low-light efficiency of the principle sensor used to be additionally above moderate. Pictures have been correctly uncovered and the colors have been correct. Evening mode labored neatly so as to add main points, toughen publicity, and cut back noise within the darker portions of the pictures.
Portrait mode with the rear digicam additionally labored neatly in each day and night time stipulations. Herbal background blur is to be had in photographs. Then again, every now and then the digicam did not seize the perimeters of the topic appropriately. I did realize a blur-like impact at the matter in some photographs, but it surely used to be uncommon.
Pores and skin tones have been correct in footage taken in portrait mode with the selfie digicam. Then again, on the default settings, the digicam smoothens pores and skin textures reasonably, however this may also be adjusted within the attractiveness mode settings. Even with the entrance digicam, edge detection used to be no longer correct every now and then in portrait mode.
The rear primary digicam sensor of the Vivo T2 5G can report movies at as much as 1080p solution at 60fps. Maximum competition, together with iQoo Z7 55, helps 4K video recording. Movies enthusiastic about the T2 5G have been rather shaky with out stabilisation, however with it enabled, movement used to be smoother however with some crop to the body. Video high quality used to be excellent with first rate dynamic vary and hues. The entrance digicam can report movies at 1080p 30fps, which led to first rate high quality photos.
The sub-Rs. 20,000 price ticket for the bottom variant makes the Vivo T2 5G a excellent competitor in its section. The smartphone does no longer compromise a lot on efficiency for its magnificence and issues equivalent to the brilliant AMOLED exhibit, 3.5mm headphone port, lengthy battery backup, and rapid charging makes T2 5G a great smartphone for content material intake for this price range. The rear digicam setup is excellent and it might probably seize some first rate taking a look photographs in day and at night time. The selfie digicam additionally manages appropriate high quality pictures for Instagram, in excellent lights stipulations. Then again, I overlooked an ultra-wide digicam within the setup.
One of the most issues that put the T2 5G a step in the back of the contest is the loss of stereo audio system. Total, the Vivo T2 5G is a superb choice on this value vary, if you do not thoughts the bloated nature of Funtouch OS.