Vivo Y21
13,990
Highlights
  • 64GB, 128GB Storage / 4GB RAM
  • 13MP + 2MP Dual Primary Camera, 8MP Front Camera
  • 6.51 inches 720 x 1600 pixels Display
  • MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000mAh battery
64GB ROM

Vivo Y21: Specs Score

  • 2.5
    Camera
  • 3.5
    Battery
  • 2.8
    Display
  • 3.2
    Value for Money
  • 3.2
    Performance
Rated at 64%
  • Display: 2.8/5
    Big HD resolution IPS LCD screen
  • Camera : 2.5/5
    Basic dual camera setup
  • Processor : 3.2/5
    Based on mid-range 4G processor
  • Battery : 3.5/5
    5000 mAh battery
  • RAM : 3.1/5
    Offers 4GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.3/5
    offers 64GB storage with microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    Does not support 4G network

Vivo Y21: Benchmark Scores

  • AnTuTu
    11559
  • GeekBench
    159 (Single Core) - 895 (Multi Core) (v5)

Vivo Y21: SAR VALUE - 1.6W/Kg (over 1 g)

  • Head
    0.86 W/kg
  • Body
    0.94 W/kg

Vivo Y21: TOP COMPETITORS

Vivo Y21: Price

Vivo Y21: Review

Pros
  • Budget phone with a tall HD+ display
  • Big 5,000 mAh battery with fast charging
Cons
  • A but costly compared to competitions
  • Average camera hardware

Vivo Y21: Design

Vivo has launched several budget phones in the “Y” series. The Vivo Y21 is one of the newest models announced in this lineup in India. The smartphone features a textured design with one of the models offering a gradient diamond-cut design. The handset features a protruding vertical camera module positioned on the upper-left corner of the back panel followed by the Vivo branding at the bottom. It has a slim form factor with 8mm thickness and a 2.5D flat frame. Upfront, the Vivo Y21 flaunts a 6.50-inch display. The display supports standard 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. This is suitable for watching movies and TV shows on OTT platforms.

 

Vivo Y21: Hardware Performance

The Vivo Y21 is packed with the octa-core MediaTek MT6765 processor. This chipset is also marketed as the Helio P35 SoC. It is an entry-level processor which can perform all the basic tasks such as low-end gaming and media playback and also web browsing. The device has been launched with a single 4GB RAM option. This can handle multitasking as well with ease. The storage options offered by the handset are dual. You can select from 64GB and 128GB storage options. If this isn’t enough, the device also supports an external microSD card.

 

Vivo Y21: Price To Specs Ratio

The Vivo Y21 as mentioned above comes in two different variants. The low-end model which has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage configuration is priced at Rs. 13,990. The second variant which has 4GB RAM and 128GB storage option can be purchased at Rs. 15,490 via online and offline stores in the country. The handset has been announced in Midnight Blue and Diamond Glow color options. The pricing is slightly higher for a budget phone that is powered by an entry-level SoC.

 

Vivo Y21: Camera Performance

The imaging setup that the V21 equips is a dual-lens module at the back and a single-selfie snapper tucked inside the waterdrop notch. Speaking of the specifications, the back panel has a 13MP main camera along with a 2MP additional sensor. This camera will offer good feedback with basic photography specifically in the broad daylight. The camera app has some dedicated shooting modes including the standard HDR, Portrait, and Panorama for added effects. The night camera performance would be average on this handset. The self-portraits are clicked by an 8MP camera upfront.

 

Vivo Y21: Important/ Highlight Features

The Vivo Y21’s extra set of features includes a fingerprint scanner at the back panel for biometrics and Android 11 firmware. The device has 4G, 3G, dual SIM, Wi-Fi. Bluetooth, and a 3.5mm headphone jack connectivity feature. The battery driving the Vivo Y21 measures 5,000 mAh that is supported with standard charging speeds.

 

Vivo Y21: Verdict

The Vivo Y21 has arrived as a budget handset tagged under Rs. 15,000 in India. However, this pricing is higher if you compare the other devices in this segment. There are a bunch of new handsets that have launched in this segment that are equipped with a better camera where the primary sensor is bigger than the 13MP used on the Y12. A better camera or display for an asking price of Rs. 13,990 in India would have made it a good deal.

Vivo Y21: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS,11
Custom UI FunTouch OS 11.1
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Diamond Glow, Midnight Blue
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date August, 2021
Indian Release Date 19 August, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 164 x 76 x 8 mm
Weight 182 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.51 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek Helio P35 12nm
CPU Octa-core
GPU IMG PowerVR GE8320
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 4 GB RAM
External Storage Yes
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 13MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4) Dual Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8MP (f/1.8) Selfie Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Portrait, Panorama, AI Camera
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player AAC, AAC+, MIDI, WAV, eAAC+, MP3, WMA
Video Player MPEG4, H.263, H.264, HD
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB USB Type-C
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Side Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, E-compass, Gyroscope
Other Features 18W Quick charging, Face Unlock
Videos

Vivo Y21: FaQs

Is there is a microSD card slot on the Vivo Y21?

Yes, the smartphone does have a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

What colors are available for the Vivo Y21?

The phone is available in Diamond Glow and Midnight Blue color options.

Is Vivo Y21 worth buying?

The Vivo Y21 price starts in India at 13,990 which is a bit expensive compared to its offering. In this range, you can easily get a 5G-enabled device with a better camera and display features.

Vivo Y21 alternatives?

The Samsung Galaxy A03s and the Poco M3 can be considered as the Vivo Y21 alternatives.

What is the capacity of the battery on the Vivo Y21?

The phone packs a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

How is the front camera of the Vivo Y21?

The smartphone has an 8MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/1.8.

Is Vivo Y21 good buy for gaming?

No, the smartphone is powered by the entry-level MediaTek Helio P35 chip that can only handle normal day-ta-day task.

Does the Vivo Y21 have a notch display?

Yes, the smartphone features a notch display that measures 6.51-inch.

What features lack in the Vivo Y21?

The Vivo Y21 does not support 5G connectivity and a high-refresh rate.

How is the rear camera of the Vivo Y21?

The handset offers a dual-rear that includes a 13MP main lens and a 2MP macro sensor.

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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