ProsFirst smartphone of India to come with in-screen fingerprint scanner Supports fast charging 3D curved glass rear panel Available in three different color options Ultra-slim bezels
ConsBattery backup is bit low No USB Type-C
Vivo X21 – Introduction
Vivo has started fixing their legs in the Indian smartphones market by launching their new and advanced smartphones. Although, the last smartphone of Vivo, Vivo V9 didn’t get expected outcome, but they have tried to overcome their shortcomings by launching Vivo’s latest smartphone, Vivo X21.
After release the concept smartphone of future generation Vivo Apex, they have designed new Vivo X21, which have some qualities and features, which haven’t seen before and definitely this technology will be the first time in India.
Basically, this smartphone has been launched to give a tough competition, to the one of the fastest smartphones of India, OnePlus 6. There is no difference in their price range and in display section as well, but Vivo has brought something which is completely new, cool and fascinating in smartphones, so let’s begin, what is that feature.
Vivo X21 – Inbox Content
This device comes in an ordinary box, with the print of FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia as Vivo is the co-sponsor of it. Inside the box you get, Vivo X21 device, fast charger, USB type-A to microUSB cable, earphones, sim ejector tool and a transparent back cover.
The quality of back cover is amazing, it is quite different from the other covers, which usually soft and flexible. There is a disappointment in terms of its charging cable, that in 2018 and at the price of almost 35000 INR, they are just giving microUSB cable instead of type-C.
Vivo X21 – Display and Design
So, in terms of design it is bit similar to the previous phone Vivo smartphone, Vivo V9, but quite different in terms of build quality. This time a curved glass back has been given to give a premium touch to this phone, which shows an invisible texture, when you tilt it in light and shadow. The dual rear cameras are horizontally placed at the back panel.
The new thing, which is installed in this Vivo smartphone is its in-screen fingerprint scanner, yes this will be the first time in India when any phone will have in-screen fingerprint scanner. It’s rear panel contains only cameras and flags light.
The response of this fingerprint scanner is good, but bit slow incomparsion to separate fingerprint reader. But with this security feature you also gets, face unlock, with eye blink response. Power lock / unlock button and volume rockers are on the right arm and hybrid sim tray is on the bottom panel along with speakers, USB port and mic is situated.
Vivo X21 comes with 6.28 inches full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio. This screen has notch and a small chin of about 1.66mm. This screen is big enough to watch videos and paying games and also perfect viewing angles and awesome clarity.
Vivo X21 – Camera and Battery
As Vivo comes with the tag line of Vivo Camera phones, so, no doubt this time also they worked well in this department. This phone comes with the dual rear cameras of 12 MP (1/2.5”, f/1.8, dual pixel PDAF) + 5 MP (f/2.4). Instead of increasing the numbers of pixels Vivo has increased the quality for camera, which is appreciable and also a good marketing strategy to give quality instead of quantity.
You will be able to record full HD videos at 30 frames per second, but there is 4K recording option, but there is a possibility of fixing this issue through OTA update. On the other hand, it has 2 X 12 MP dual pixel front camera of f/2.0 aperture, which is sufficient enough to record 1080p videos.
In terms of power backup it still needs upgradation as it comes with 3200 mAh Li-Ion Non-removable battery, but it supports Qualcomm fast charging and also comes with fast charger, which overlaps its small battery.
Vivo X21 – Processor, RAM and Internal Storage
To make it fast Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 has been installed in it, which comes with 8 cores. This processor has given a rise in the overall performance of this phone, and also there is a gradual decrease in power consumption, which means now it consumes less power in comparison to the lower versions of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
In order to match-up with this powerful processor, a huge RAM of 6 GBs has been given. With the help of this RAM, managing of complex multitasking is quite fluent and lag-free. Now, you can easily switch between apps, play games and watch online videos without any heating or lag issue.
Apart from this, the internal storage in also good, it has 128 GB of internal storage, which gives you ample of space to store loads of data, videos, photos and songs and then also if you feels it small then you can increase it upto 256 GB, with the help of external microSD card.
Vivo X21 – Colors
Currently Vivo X21 is available in three color options, which are Black, Aurora White and Ruby Red. All of these colors gives an awesome look to this amazing device. But if you are looking for something different, then you can go for Ruby Red variant, because it is new in smartphones, and also gives a glossy finish to it.