Vivo X21

Vivo X21

Brand: vivo
Category: Smartphones
  • CPU: SDM660 Octa Core
  • RAM+ROM: 6GB + 128GB
  • OS: Android 8.1
  • Display: 6.28 inch 2280 x 1080 pixels screen
  • Battery: 3200mAh Built-in

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Design 10 / 10
  • Display 10 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10

Vivo X21 4G Phablet Global Edition

With the Vivo X21 and X21 UD, the Chinese manufacturer Vivo recently introduced two almost identical new smartphones in the upper mid-range. The latter model should score above all with the fingerprint reader built into the display.

Our colleague Daniil Matzkuhn therefore shows in the clip above how Vivo tries to counter the iPhone X with his new X21 and does not shy away from being very generously inspired by Apple. Thus the Chinese not only take over the “Notch” at the top of the screen, but also “clone” the iPhone X’s gesture control in an aggressive way with their Android version called FunTouchOS.

Not only are the wiping gestures for switching between apps and returning to the home screen adopted, for example by wiping up quickly or slowly from the bottom of the screen. Vivo also adds two additional bars at the bottom of the display, indicating that they also serve as a starting point for wipe gestures.

If the user wipes up on the X21 from the bar displayed in the lower left area, a settings menu modeled after the Apple Control Center of the iPhone is displayed. The design of FuntouchOS is also optically very similar to the Apple model, but this has probably helped Vivo to its position among the top Chinese manufacturers. Externally, this device also follows the current trends in the smartphone market in many ways.

The front is dominated by a 6.28-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Vivo’s “Notch” only contains the front camera and the earpiece as well as the distance and brightness sensors. It is also the OLED panel that allows Vivo the otherwise impossible feat of letting the fingerprint reader’s CMOS sensor “see through the display” on the appropriately equipped model.

Inside, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octacore SoC features eight cores with speeds of up to 2.2 gigahertz, combined with six gigabytes of memory and either 64 or 128 GB of flash memory, depending on the model, which can be easily expanded via a microSD slot. A 12-megapixel and a 5-megapixel camera work in tandem on the rear, while a single 12-MP sensor is in service on the front. All together in a quite nice aluminium frame with glass back, whereby the battery brings it to a capacity of 3200mAh.

In China, the Vivo X21 is offered at prices equivalent to a good 370 euros. Who chooses the variant with fingerprint reader “in the display”, however, must put a good 460 euros on the table, but then also receives an internal memory doubled to 128 GB.


Product Details

Features ● Display: 6.28 inch 2280 x 1080 pixels screen
● CPU: SDM660 Octa Core
● System: Android 8.1
● Storage: 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
● Camera: 12.0MP + 5.0MP rear camera + 12.0MP front camera
● Sensor: G-sensor control, distance sensor, light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, fingerprint recognition
● SIM Card: dual Nano-SIM
● Feature: GPS, AGPS
● Bluetooth: 5.0
Specification Brand: VIVO
Language: Multi-language
OS: Android 8.1
Service Provider: Unlocked
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM
SIM Card Type: Dual Nano SIM
Type: 4G Phablet

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Cores: Octa Core
External Memory: TF card up to 256GB
ROM: 128GB

2G: GSM 1800MHz,GSM 1900MHz,GSM 850MHz,GSM 900MHz
3G: WCDMA B1 2100MHz,WCDMA B19 850MHz,WCDMA B8 900MHz
WIFI: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Wireless Connectivity: 3G,4G,A-GPS,Bluetooth,Dual Band WiFi,GPS,GSM,WiFi
TDD/TD-LTE: TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/41
4G LTE: FDD B1 2100MHz,FDD B28 700MHz,FDD B3 1800MHz,FDD B5 850MHz,FDD B7 2600MHz,FDD B8 900MHz

Screen resolution: 2280 x 1080
Screen size: 6.28 in
Screen type: AMOLED

Back camera: 12.0MP,5.0MP
Camera Functions: Face Beauty,Face Detection,Panorama Shot
Camera type: Triple cameras
Flashlight: Yes
Front camera: 12.0MP
Touch Focus: Yes
Video recording: 4K Video

MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Video format: 3GP,AVI,MP4

Additional Features: 3G,4G,Alarm,Bluetooth,Browser,Calculator,Calendar,Camera,E-book,Fingerprint recognition,Fingerprint Unlocking,GPS,Gravity Sensing,Gravity Sensing System,Light Sensing System,MP3,MP4,Proximity Sensing,WiFi
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0
FM radio: No
Google Play Store: Yes
I/O Interface: 2 x Nano SIM Slot,3.5mm Audio Out Port,Micophone,Micro USB Slot,Speaker
Sensor: Accelerometer,Ambient Light Sensor,E-Compass,Gravity Sensor,Gyroscope,Proximity Sensor

Battery Capacity (mAh): 3200mAh Built-in
Battery Type: Li-ion Battery

Package size: 18.40 x 17.70 x 3.50 cm / 7.24 x 6.97 x 1.38 inches
Package weight: 0.5800 kg
Product size: 15.45 x 7.48 x 0.74 cm / 6.08 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches
Product weight: 0.1562 kg


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