Vivo V21 5G smartphone launched in India. The phone has features like a 44MP front camera with OIS (optical image stabilization) feature, 64MP rear camera, and 5G support. Among the special features of this smartphone are its selfie camera and slim design. This device of Vivo comes in a budget of Rs. 30,000. Let’s know how powerful this phone is and whether you should buy it.
Vivo V21 5G: What is available in the box?
Vivo is one of those brands that still give you earphones in the box, while many companies have even lost the charger. The phone’s retail box offers a handset, a transparent cover, a 33W charger, earphones, and a connector. Apart from this, you will also get some paper-like Quick Guide, Warranty Card.
First of all, talk about the design of Vivo V21 5G, it has a display with U shape notch. The rear panel comes with a square design camera module and glass matte finish, which does not fall easily with fingerprints. This Vivo device weighs 176 grams, due to which it seems very easy to use. The color pattern of the smartphone may seem old to you, but it still gives a premium feel. We have the Sunset Dazzle color unit for review, but it also comes in Arctic White and Dusk Blue color.
Being thin and light, it produces a good grip and can be used with one hand. At the bottom of the phone, there is a SIM tray, USB Type-C port, and speaker grill. The handset has a hybrid SIM slot. Although this phone does not come with an IP rating, a protection band is definitely available on the SIM tray. Overall, the design and in-hand feel of the Vivo V21 5G is much better. Whether it is in the pocket or in the hand, this phone feels quite comfortable and premium.
Vivo has given a 6.44-inch AMOLED display in this phone, which comes with Full HD + resolution. The phone’s display is excellent, it is fun to watch videos or play games. It has a refresh rate of 90Hz, which seems low according to its price. However, the company has done it better than Vivo V20. The display is quite bright, so it can be used in both sunlight and low light areas without any problems.
Processor and Performance:
The Vivo V21 5G has a Mediatek Dimensity 800U processor, which comes with 8GB of RAM. This processor is equivalent to Snapdragon 750G chipset. There is no problem of any kind during the daily use of the phone. The smartphone has excellent RAM management so that there is no lagging. The feature of virtual RAM is also provided in the handset, with the help of which multitasking becomes easy.
With the help of this feature, the device uses 3GB ROM as RAM from internal storage. Games like Call of Duty Mobile run smoothly on the smartphone. However, these games run on the medium setting, it does not have the option of high graphics. The phone does not get very hot while playing a game.
The smartphone works on Funtouch OS 11.1 on Android 11. Talking about OS, in the new Funtouch OS you get very little bloatware. However, there are some apps that you can delete. The UI experience is quite good. In this, you get animated customization of charging, fingerprint scanner, etc., which you can customize as you wish.
Overall, there is no complaint about the performance and UI experience of the phone. This phone works best in everyday use. Also, the new Funtouch UI smartphone takes the experience up to one level.
Talking about the most special feature of Vivo V21 5G, it is the camera itself. The phone has a triple rear camera setup with a 64MP main lens, which offers an 8MP wide-angle shooter and a 2MP macro shooter. LED flash module and OIS are also supported on the rear side. This is because of its technical details, user experience, the camera of the phone is excellent. Great photos come from this phone, day or night. However, wide-angle shots in night mode are mediocre, due to the 8MP sensor. Here Vivo could have given a better option. Apart from this, OIS is supported on the phone, which makes recording from the phone easy.
Talking about the front camera, it has a 44MP OIS support lens, which comes with a dual-LED flash. That is, you get two LED flash in the front. The company has given a U-notch display in it due to the 44MP sensor. The selfie camera is excellent, which can take a clear picture even in the darkest darkness. Also, there is the support of OIS, so the recording is also good. Overall, this phone of Vivo does not disappoint in terms of camera.
Battery and others:
To give power to the handset, a 4000mAh battery is provided, which comes with 33W FlashCharge fast charging support. Battery life is mediocre, that is, you can run it all day by charging it once. Since many phones are coming with 7000mAh battery capacity at the moment, the Vivo V21 5G battery may seem small to you, but believe it is enough for everyday use. In the box, you get a 33W charger, which charges it up to 50 percent in less than 30 minutes.
The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor, which works well. Apart from this, if we talk about connectivity, then we definitely get to see some problems. Many times no internet notification comes in WiFi even after internet access. Along with this, there are some problems related to the network as well, such as the phone becoming not recoverable at times. The feature of network aggregation has been given in the smartphone. Dual 5G support is available in the phone, but only one band N78 has been given in the name of the 5G band.
The handset does not have a 3.5mm audio jack-hole, but a connector is available with earphones in the box. Talking about the speaker, there was definitely a need to improve Vivo here. The device comes with a single speaker, whose volume was significantly lower than other phones in the market. Also, during calling in handsfree mode, many times the voice does not reach the other person clearly. The reason for this can be both mic or network.
Should you buy Vivo V21 5G?
This Vivo phone comes with a great design and a great camera configuration. The phone comes in two RAM and storage options – 8GB RAM + 128GB and 8GB RAM + 256GB. The base variant is priced at Rs 29,990 and the top variant is Rs 32,990. If you are a camera lover and you are fond of photos and videos, then this device can become a good option for you. However, in terms of performance, we found this device over-prized. Overall, Vivo V21 5G is an average smartphone, in which you get a great camera.
Did not like it?
- The phone’s display could have a 120Hz refresh rate.
- There were some problems related to network response, which can be fixed with software updates.
- The speaker sounded below average.
- Almost all the features are averaged except the camera.
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