Vivo took the smartphone market by storm with the recent X21 flagship handset. Vivo X21 is the world's first commercial smartphone with the futuristic in-display fingerprint scanning technology. It gives us a sneak peek into the future of mobile technology and also sets the roadmap for upcoming flagship smartphones in the year 2018 and ahead.
But Vivo X21 is not just about the delightful in-display fingerprint scanner. The smartphone is an overall multimedia package and brings forward a massive Full HD+ AMOLED screen, sleek glass-metal design and best-in-class cameras. Vivo X21 features industry's leading 12MP front-facing camera for brighter and vivid selfies.
Moreover, Vivo has also incorporated a capable 12MP+5MP dual-lens camera setup that clicks best-in-class pictures in all kinds of light situations. Both cameras utilize Dual-Pixel technology to enhance photography experience.
Let's have a detailed look on the camera performance of Vivo X21.
Capable Dual-Lens camera Setup
Vivo X21 sports a 12MP+ 5MP dual-lens rear camera setup that works on 'Dual Pixel' sensor technology. The technology improves low-light camera performance by increasing number of photodiodes in pixels that are the building blocks of an image. The increased number of photodiodes enhances focus speeds and sensor's accuracy to capture an object or a scene.
In simple words, the camera with dual-pixel technology is fast, more accurate and is a better performer in challenging light conditions as compared to a standard smartphone camera.
Thanks to Dual Pixel Sensors, the cameras on Vivo X21 have an incredible 24 million photographic units. The end result is clear, highly detailed and vivid pictures even in irregular light conditions.
Low-light Camera Sample
Our real-life tests with Vivo X21 can blow your mind. We tested the smartphone in low-light and found that the camera software keeps the noise in check and also represents colors beautifully. Check out the above low-light image sample that shows how brilliantly Vivo X21 has captured the colors emitted from the light sources. You can also spot the impressive detailing on the water and concrete.
There's good amount of information in the overall image even though there's no natural light. With the dual-pixel sensor technology on Vivo X21, you can also capture stunning images in backlight or low-light situations.
Vivo X21 also offers an effective AI powered HDR mode
The 12MP+5MP dual-lens camera on Vivo X21 is one step ahead of other dual-lens camera setups in the market. Instead of a standard HDR mode, the camera on Vivo X21 features AI backed HDR mode. The power of Artificial Intelligence intelligently detects ambient light intensity and brings out plenty of information in the respective frame. With better luminosity and better information even in dark or backlight situations, the photos look natural and vivid.
As far as standard daylight performance is concerned, the image output is impressive and there's very minimal pixilation even if you zoom in images to 100%. The colors are punchy, images show good contrast ratio and look impressive on Vivo X21's AMOLED screen. The 5MP secondary camera on X21's dual-camera setup is able to create a pleasing bokeh effect. The shallow depth of field can be customized as per your requirement to get the desired output.
12MP Selfie Camera with AI face Beauty and AR stickers
Vivo has delivered some amazing selfie smartphones in last few years but the new Vivo X21 is a different game altogether. The smartphone boasts a 12MP front-facing camera that also works on Dual-Pixel technology and also comes equipped with the new AI Face Beauty mode.
It is a major upgrade to the Vivo's classic Face Beauty feature and recognizes individual user's unique facial features like beard, skin tone, eyes, etc. The selfie camera on Vivo X21 is injected with the power of machine learning and keeps on improving over time to create the perfect selfie.
You can also think of it as your personal assistant as even with uneven backlight, the camera ensures that your entire face looks bright and naturally beautiful.
Importantly, the front camera now also supports AR stickers to let you experiment on social network applications like Snapchat and Instagram. Vivo has also added Palm Capture, which makes it easy to take a shot when you can't reach the click button. Last but not the least, Vivo X21's front-camera also features 'Selfie Lighting' that adds carefully crafted studio-style light effects in your selfies. The unique light effectscan transform every selfie you click into a professional cover shot.