Vivo V21 Review 6 Reasons That Make It Worth Buying


Vivo V21 Review

The Vivo V21 is priced at Rs. 25,990. As of now, the phone is available on Flipkart, Amazon India and offline stores in the country. The highlight of the Vivo V21 is the 5G mobile technology. It supports 5G New Radio (NR) and is the first smartphone from the company to offer such features. The phone comes with a range of features like face unlock, 4-in-1 camera, fast charging and more. Here’s our review on the smartphone from here.


Design and build

On the design front, Vivo V21 5G has a thin bezel and comes with a display notch. The back has a glossy diamond like texture with gold-colored accent around the camera module and dual rear-facing cameras. Display Vivo V21 comes with a display notch which is smaller compared to the one on the Vivo V9. The display on the Vivo V21 has a pixel density of 402p. The 6.44-inch display on the Vivo V21 is larger than the size of its predecessor. The display has thin bezels on top and bottom and is protected by 2.5D curved tempered glass on both the sides. The brightness of the display is good. Hardware and Performance Vivo V21 5G is powered by an octa-core MediaTek 6753 processor clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes with 8GB of RAM.

Vivo V21 Review 6 Reasons That Make It Worth Buying
Vivo V21 Review 6 Reasons That Make It Worth Buying

Display and quality of images

The display is equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner that doubles as a display unlock. Vivo V21 offers a wide range of display colour options, including Sunset Red, Aurora Blue, Stellar Black, Polar White, Diamond Black and Mirage Blue. The colours look vibrant and accurate with good contrast. The in-display fingerprint scanner also works great, without any hiccups. The display is impressive even when you open it fully lit. The screen also features a blue light filter to reduce the strain on your eyes. The display supports touch-based gestures, like scrolling, swiping, two-finger motion and others. Hardware and software The Vivo V21 runs the company’s own Funtouch OS 4.5. The user interface is smooth and user-friendly.


Performance and software

Vivo V21 is a no-nonsense smartphone which is powered by MediaTek’s low power octa-core Helio P60 SoC. The Vivo V21 scores around 73,910 on AnTuTu and 157,936 on Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests. These scores are much better than other phones in the same price range. This is clearly reflected in the overall user experience. The only problem with the Vivo V21 is the experience with the stock ROM. The phone will throw a lot of bloatware which will show up in the apps tray. There are a lot of utility apps which are essential to take care of every task. It is better to leave these apps, which can be disabled to enjoy the full experience of the phone. Camera The Vivo V21 offers dual rear cameras – one is a 16-megapixel camera, while the other one is a 2-megapixel camera.

Vivo V21 Review 6 Reasons That Make It Worth Buying
Vivo V21 Review 6 Reasons That Make It Worth Buying

Battery life

Vivo V21 is backed by a 4000mAh battery and supports fast charging. The phone supports its own proprietary fast charging. The fast charging takes about 2 hours to fully charge the Vivo V21 5G. We used the Vivo V21 5G for a day and a half with moderate to heavy usage and the phone got close to 50 percent charge with the battery indicator. Vivo V21 review: Dual cameras, Facial Recognition The Vivo V21 5G also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. The phone charged from 0% to 50% in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Dual cameras Vivo V21 comes with a dual-camera setup. It has a 12MP primary sensor paired with a 5MP secondary sensor. On the front, the smartphone has a 24MP sensor for taking selfies.



Vivo V21 is priced at Rs 25,990 for its 6GB RAM variant. The smartphone is available in Pearl Black and Sapphire Blue colour options. Vivo V21 Review Vivo V21 Specifications The dual-SIM (Nano) Vivo V21 runs Funtouch OS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The phone sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 512 GPU and 6GB RAM. Storage options include 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage. In the camera department, the Vivo V21 sports a dual rear camera setup, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, the handset has a 25-megapixel selfie camera with AI capabilities and f/2.0 aperture. There is also a 3200mAh battery under the hood.



It’s the Chinese smartphone maker Vivo’s fifth year-anniversary celebrations this year and the Vivo V21 is the company’s first flagship for 2018. The Vivo V21 is among the affordable smartphones of the 2018 and has all the bells and whistles one can ask for in a modern-day smartphone. Its powerful hardware and a large screen combine to make it worth buying.


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