Display is one of the main highlight of the Vivo X21 as it comes with a notch and it also hides the fingerprint sensor. The Vivo X21 offers a very vibrant and beautiful display. The full HD+ display comes with minimal bezel on the sides. The screen has an AMOLED panel and it offers sharp colours with deeper blacks. The icons of various apps just pop up with you have set a dark theme on the smartphone.
Vivo X21 is the first smartphone to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor in Indian smartphone market. The company has partnered with Synaptics for the in-display fingerprint technology. Vivo is the first smartphone maker in the world to use this technology in a smartphone.
The Vivo X21 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. Users can further expand the storage up to 256GB by adding a microSD card. This is a quite common chipset used when we talk about the mid-segment smartphones.
Coming to the software, the Vivo X21 runs Android 8.1 operating system topped with the company's own layer of customisationFunTouch. The smartphone has the same UI as the other Vivo smartphones. The company has copied some aspects of iOS such as the shape and look of icons, absence of app drawer, quick settings at the bottom of the screen and others.
The Vivo X21 comes with a dual rear camera setup. The smartphone houses a 12MP primary module with f/8.1 aperture and phase detection autofocus. Along with this, there is also a 5MP secondary module with f/2.4 aperture. The front of the smartphone houses a 12MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The camera app on the smartphone has a very simple user interface. As it is a Vivo phone so it is mandatory that it comes with a beauty mode. You can capture a selfie or a portrait and can then beautify it by smoothening the skin or removing wrinkles. The interesting features of the camera are the Live Photos and the AR stickers.
The Vivo X21 packs a 3200mAh battery which easily lasts up to a day on a single charge with medium to light usage. In case you rely heavily on your phone are a glued to it then you might need a charging point after 8 to 10 hours. The good part is that the smartphone comes with fast charging support which means that the device can charge up pretty quickly.
It seems like Vivo has fallen in the same trap as the Vivo X21 would have been a good option if the company would have priced it under Rs 30,000. But with a hefty price tag of Rs 35,990, the smartphone is certainly not a great buy.
The Vivo X21 -- that has the in-display fingerprint sensor technology.Since then there has been quite a bit of anticipation around the device. The company has priced the Vivo X21 at Rs 35,990 but it’s powered by a mid-range processor. The competition in this price segment is getting fierce by the day. We used the Vivo X21 for some time and here is our complete review of the smartphone.
We can safely say that the Vivo X21 is one of the most beautifully looking phone designed by Vivo so far. The smartphone is very sleek and looks strikingly beautiful. About 7.5mm thick, the Vivo VX21 flaunts a 6.28-inch display with 19:9 aspect ratio underneath which lies the fingerprint sensor. The front houses the iPhone X-like notch which consists of the selfie camera and the speaker grille. On the back panel you will find the dual rear camera with LED flash and the Vivo branding. The power button and volume rockers are on the right side of the handset while the top consists of the 3.5mm audio jack. The bottom of the device houses a mono speaker along with the SIM card tray. In all we were quite impressed with the design aspect of the Vivo X21.