Vivo V21 5G
29,990
Highlights
  • 128GB, 256GB Storage / 8GB RAM
  • 64MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 44MP Front Camera
  • 6.44 inches, 1080 x 2404 pixels, Display
  • MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm), Octa Core
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 4000 mAh Battery
128GB ROM

Vivo V21 5G: Specs Score

  • 3.8
    Camera
  • 3.8
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 3.8
    Value for Money
  • 3.7
    Performance
Rated at 77.75%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    90Hz AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution
  • Camera : 3.8/5
    OIS for selfie camera and primary camera
  • Processor : 3.7/5
    Upper mid-range processor
  • Battery : 3.8/5
    4000 mAh battery with fast charging
  • RAM : 3.8/5
    Offers 8GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.7/5
    Offers at least 128GB storage
  • 4G/5G : 5/5
    Supports 5G

Vivo V21 5G: Price

Vivo V21 5G: Review

Pros
  • 44MP Selfie Camera
  • 90Hz FHD+ AMOLED display with integrated fingerprint scanner
  • MediaTek Dimensity 800U Processor With 5G Connectivity
Cons
  • Single 8GB RAM Option
  • Smaller 4,000 mAh battery

Vivo V21 5G: Design

Vivo has been expanding its 5G smartphone portfolio in India for a while and has launched several mid-range and flagship devices in this category. The latest offering by the company comes in the ‘V’ series dubbed Vivo V21. The device features a traditional waterdrop style notch display and has narrow bezels surrounding the panel. The panel here is AMOLED which measures 6.44-inches and offers 1080 x 2400 pixels FHD+ resolution. The display further comes with a 90Hz refresh rate making it suitable for gaming. The Vivo V21 5G’s comes with AG matte glass rear panel which has a reflective surface. The back panel accommodates the vertical camera module on the upper left. There are three sensors for imaging aligned in a triangular array. The Vivo branding is inscribed at the bottom left.

 

Vivo V21 5G: Hardware Performance

The Vivo V21 is packed with the Dimesity 800U processor under the hood. This mid-range 2.4GHz 5G processor gets Mali G57 support and is combined with an 8GB RAM configuration. The device also comes with the virtual RAM feature which will allow the device to use extended 3GB virtual RAM. This will allow for faster multitasking speeds. It will also be able to handle all tasks without any lags. The gaming experience will be decent on this mid-range 5G smartphone. While the device comes with a single RAM capacity, the storage option announced is dual. You will be able to select from 128GB and 256GB options. The device has a dedicated microSD card that will allow for additional space.

 

Vivo V21 5G: Price To Specs Ratio

The Vivo V21 5G will be available for purchase starting at Rs. 29,990. You get the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option for this price. The device is also available with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage configuration which will cost you Rs. 32,990. This means you need to spend Rs. 3.000 more for the top variant. The price difference between both variants is slightly on the higher side. Speaking of the color options, the device can be purchased in Arctic White, Dusk Blue, and Sunset Dazzle colors.

 

Vivo V21 5G: Camera Performance

Vivo has equipped its new mid-range 5G smartphone with a triple-lens camera setup at the rear. The Vivo V21 5G’s primary imaging setup comprises a 64MP main lens with an f/1.79 aperture and an 8MP wide-angle sensor. The camera module also has a 2MP macro sensor for close-up shots. The primary camera comes with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and has several shooting modes to enhance the imaging experience. The V21 5G has a massive 44MP sensor packed inside the waterdrop notch for selfies and video calling. The selfie snapper comes with an f/2.0 aperture and is powerful enough to capture some detailed self-portraits.

 

Vivo V21 5G: Important/ Highlight Features

The Vivo V21 5G runs on the Android 11 OS which is wrapped around FunTouch OS 11.1 interface. It comes with dual-mode 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi., Bluetooth, and USB Type-C port connectivity options. The smartphone also features an in-display fingerprint scanner for security. The final key highlight here is a 33W fast charging supported 4,000 mAh battery. 

 

Vivo V21 5G: Verdict

Vivo has been one of those Chinese smartphone brands that focus primarily on the mid-range and affordable segment. The company’s ‘V’ smartphone lineup has been consistently refreshed with new and feature-rich offerings. The selfie camera has been the key highlights of the ‘V’ series and the Vivo V21 wouldn’t be a disappointment for selfie lovers with its 44MP selfie snapper. The 5G connectivity and 90Hz is a bonus here. 

Vivo V21 5G: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS,11
Custom UI FunTouch OS 11.1
Device type Phablet
Sim Hybrid Dual Sim
Colours Dusk Blue, Sunset Dazzle
ANNOUNCED
Status Coming Soon
Global Release Date April, 2021
Indian Release Date 29 April, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 159.7 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm
Weight 176 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.44 inches
Technology AMOLED
Screen resolution 1080 x 2404 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
Refresh Rate 90Hz Refresh Rate
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G57 MC3
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 GB Storage (UFS 2.2)
RAM 8 GB RAM
Card Slot microSD Card (uses shared SIM slot)
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 64 MP (f/1.8, wide) + 8 MP (f/2.2, Ultra-wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 44 MP (f/2.0, wide) Camera
Video Recording 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, 4k video recording, gyro-EIS, Portrait, Panorama, Time lapse
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player AAC, AAC+, MIDI, WAV, eAAC+, MP3, WMA
Video Player MPEG4, H.263, H.264, HD
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm audio jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.1, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB OTG
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
5G Yes
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Other Features 33W Quick Charging, Face unlock
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Vivo V21 5G: FaQs

  • What colors are available for the Vivo V21?

    The phone is offered in two colors such as Dusk Blue, Sunset Dazzle.

  • What is the Android version on the Vivo V21?

    The Vivo V21 runs on Android 11 OS with FunTouch OS 11.1 skin on top.

  • Does the Vivo V21 has a dual selfie camera?

    No, it has a 44MP single camera at the front side which comes with OIS technology.

  • What is the screen refresh rate of the Vivo V21?

    The smartphone features 1080p AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

  • Vivo V21 alternatives?

    The OnePlus Nord and the Oppo Reno 4 Pro can be considered as the Vivo V21 alternatives.

  • How is the rear camera of the Vivo V21?

    There is a triple camera module at the back side which offers 4K video recording with 64MP primary camera sensor with OIS.

  • Is there is a microSD card slot on the Vivo V21?

    Yes, the smartphone features a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion.

  • What is the capacity of the battery on the Vivo V21?

    The Vivo V21 is fuelled by a 4,000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.

  • Is the Vivo V21 good for gaming?

    Yes, the smartphone packs with the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset and also comes with a 90Hz display and virtual RAM feature which offers faster gaming and multitasking experience.

  • Does the Vivo V21 support 5G?

    Yes, the smartphone supports 5G network.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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