The new vivo V21 boasts a phenomenal 44 MP front camera, and a triple camera system as its killer features!
Take a look at our hands-on preview of vivo V21, and find out if this is the smartphone you have been waiting for!
vivo V21 + V21e Smartphones : 44 MP Selfie FTW!
On 28 April 2021, vivo launched their V21 and V21e smartphones, both offering a phenomenal 44 MP front camera as their killer feature!
Let’s start with this official vivo V21 series promotional video, which gives you a quick overview of their key features.
To make it easier for you to differentiate the two models, we created this table comparing their key specifications :
|Specifications||vivo V21||vivo V21e|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Brightness||500 nits||430 nits|
|Refresh Rate||90 Hz||60 Hz|
|Operating System||Funtouch OS 11.1 (Android 11)|
|Front Camera||44 MP OIS (f/2.0)||44 MP (f/2.0)|
|Rear Cameras||64 MP OIS (f/1.79)|
8 MP wide-angle (f/2.2)
2 MP macro (f/2.4)
|64 MP (f/1.89)|
8 MP wide-angle (f/2.2)
2 MP macro (f/2.4)
|Connectivity||Network : 4G LTE|
Wi-Fi : 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Bluetooth : BT 5.1
USB : Type C
|GPS||GPS, Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS|
|Charging||33 W fast charging|
|Dimensions||73.90 mm wide|
159.68 mm tall
7.29 mm thick
|74.37 mm wide|
161.24 mm tall
7.38 mm thick
|Weight||176 g – 177 g||171 g|
Unboxing The vivo V21 Smartphone!
The vivo V21 comes in a premium-looking box. Once you unbox it, this is what you will find inside.
- vivo V21 smartphone
- vivo V21 clear TPU bumper case
- Set of vivo V21 documents
- vivo V3330L0A0-UK charger (supports 33 watt Flash Charge 2.0)
- USB-A to USB-C data and power cable
- USB-C to 3.5 mm audio adaptor
- One pair of wired earphones
- SIM tray ejection pin
vivo V21 Smartphone : Our Hands-On Experience!
vivo sent us a unit of the V21 smartphone to try out, so here is our hands-on experience and its key features!
6.44-inch AMOLED Display
The vivo V21 comes with a large 6.44-inch AMOLED display, which is HDR10 certified.
While this is the same size as the V21e, it comes with a brighter 500 nits panel, which supports a higher 90 Hz refresh rate.
The vivo V21 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U, which is a new mid-range mobile SoC, roughly equivalent to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G.
It has two fast ARM Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.4 GHz for sustained performance, six power-efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores running at up to 2.0 GHz, and a tri-core ARM Mali-G57 MC3 GPU.
Memory + Storage
The V21 comes with 8 GB of RAM, but has the ability to expand it with 3 GB of Extended Memory (virtual memory).
It also comes with 128 GB of internal UFS 2.2 storage, which offers 110% faster read speed and 95% faster write speed, compared to the vivo V20.
Its storage can be further expanded using a microSD card – shared with SIM2 in a hybrid SIM tray.
44 MP OIS Selfie Camera
The vivo V21 comes with a 44 MP selfie camera, with a wide f/2.0 aperture; and support for Super Night Selfie and AI Night Portrait.
This 44 MP selfie camera boasts two world-leading features :
- its 44 MP selfie camera supports optical image stabilisation (OIS), which allows you to take super-steady photos and videos even while walking!
- it is the first phone to feature Dual Selfie Spotlight, for radiant selfies even in low light conditions!
Triple Rear Camera System
The vivo V21 features a triple camera setup, that consists of:
- a 64 MP main camera with f/1.79 aperture,
- an 8 MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture,
- a 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture, and
- a single LED flash.
The 64 MP main camera with a 4-axes OIS technology, allowing you to take photos and record videos with incredible stability.
Large Fast-Charging Battery
The vivo V21 has a large 4,000 mAh battery, which supports 33 watt fast charging. And yes, it comes with the 33 watt FlashCharge 2.0 charger in box!
Heck, vivo even threw in a USB-C to 3.5 mm audio adaptor, and a pair of earphones too.
vivo V21 + V21e : Price + Availability
Both models are available for purchase with immediate effect, at these launch prices :
- V21 (8 GB + 128 GB) : RM1,599 (about US$390 / £280 / A$502 / S$518)
- V21e (8 GB + 128 GB) : RM1,299 (about US$317 / £228 / A$408 / S$421)
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