Vivo V21 and Vivo V21e: thin and with a high-quality front camera
Vivo, the official sponsor of the UEFA Euro 2021, has launched the Vivo V21 smartphone. This is a thin mobile phone with good cameras and a Dimensity 800U system, unusual for our latitudes. In a couple, he was given a slightly simpler option and with a Snapdragon 720G processor. There are other differences between these models as well. Let's figure out what kind of smartphones they are and whether they have a chance to take root in our market.
The thin body with a glass back surface and a matte coating looks original and interesting. But the frame is made of plastic and there is an annoying cutout that can change the perception of smartphones for the worse. Nevertheless, the drop-shaped notch is already closely associated with something budget.
The screens of the Vivo V21 and Vivo V21e are definitely worth writing down as the merits of new products. Pixelation is imperceptible, the image is bright and contrasting. The older model is distinguished by the fact that 90 Hz support is listed here, but Vivo 21e’s 60 Hz is already bad manners today.
In terms of hardware, both models turned out to be nimble middle schoolers, whose performance is sufficient for the smooth operation of the interface and the performance of the main array of tasks. Vivo V21 and Vivo 21e quietly pass the throttling test, there is a decrease in performance after a run in games, but not critical, and the temperature is kept normal. Dimensity 800U and Snapdragon 720G are quite combat-ready chips, but there are questions about their graphics performance. Therefore, in a number of games you will have to go down the settings.
Where Vivo V21 is good is for chamber affairs. The main camera received a 64 megapixel sensor and optical stabilization. On the camera side, wide dynamic range, good detail and sharpness. But you need to be prepared that at night the quality will decrease and you will have to sin in a number of shots for highlights in the shadows.
As a bonus, the buyer gets one of the best selfie cameras on the market, which also received an optical stub. The pictures are excellent, the resolution is high, the sharpness and detail are at an excellent level. In the case of Vivo V21e, everything is also not bad for its segment, but in terms of image quality, it still loses to its brother in almost all respects, with the exception of video, where it has better dynamic range and stabilization.
In general, Vivo V21 and Vivo 21e turned out to be nice smartphones with a reinforced front camera. They are functional, offer a stable build and decent cameras. But, as usual with Vivo, new products lack an adequate price. The price tag is more expensive than that of direct competitors and this will definitely affect the popularity of new products. And not for the better.