Vivo V21e Review A Powerful, Affordable Phone with Great Design

Vivo V21e Review: A Powerful, Affordable Phone with Great Design


Vivo V21e has a sturdy rubberised back which not only comes with a solid build quality but is also sturdy enough for daily usage. The phone features a 6.43-inch touchscreen display with thin bezels on all four sides. The display has a 19:9 aspect ratio. The bottom bezel is wide and houses a selfie camera and an earpiece. The dual-SIM Vivo V21e smartphone does not have a 3.5mm audio jack but supports a nano-SIM slot and a MicroSD card slot.


As mentioned earlier, the Vivo V21e is powered by the Snapdragon 632 processor with 4GB of RAM. The rear camera, interestingly, has a front camera setup with a secondary flash. But Vivo hasn’t told how many lenses they have fitted in the front cameras. The rear-mounted camera setup is a triple-lens setup comprising of a 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. On the storage front, the Vivo V21e comes in 32GB and 64GB inbuilt memory variants, but considering it’s the cheapest variant out there, we doubt it will have an extra 4GB RAM.

Vivo V21e
Vivo V21e


Vivo V21e runs Android Oreo-based FunTouch OS 4.0 on top. It gets a suite of new features from FunTouch OS 4.0 and sports a gesture-based interface that offers an improved UI experience. The new gestures can be used to navigate the UI. In our review, we found that the Vivo V21e has a decent user experience with an intuitive user interface. Other Features There is a dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, dual standby (Nano only), Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/AGPS, and GLONASS on the Vivo V21e. Vivo V21e has a pre-installed battery saver mode. The Vivo V21e comes with a face unlock and the fingerprint scanner on the back. The Vivo V21e also has support for third-party theme. Pricing and Availability Vivo V21e is priced at 1499 Yuan (Rs 16,000) and is available for purchase in China.


It has a few notable features and that it sports a few tricks up its sleeve. One of the Vivo V21e’s most talked about features is that it comes with Face Unlock feature, which lets users unlock their device in mere 0.5 seconds. The phone is a bit thick at 7.1mm and hence it makes for great selfie camera. Other than that, the Vivo V21e comes with the usual suspects: a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB-Type C port. However, the Vivo V21e is slightly less light-weight compared to other phones in the segment. Display As mentioned earlier, the Vivo V21e has a 6.44-inch touchscreen display with 1080×2400 pixels resolution. The viewing angles are decent and the colour reproduction is quite decent.

Pricing and availability

The Vivo V21e has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 17,990. It will go on sale starting from May 21 across retail stores like Reliance Digital, Shopclues, Flipkart, and Amazon.


Vivo V21e is a great option for people who want a budget-friendly smartphone with a big screen. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm processor. The software is running on Android 11. The company is pushing out updates quickly and once it gets updated, the device will become a really good option for a mid-range smartphone. Vivo V21e Review: Where to Buy? The handset is currently available in China with a price tag of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,800).


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