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Vivo Y21 review: worth buying?

Created date: 08/20/2021, 15:12:03, Updated date: 08/20/2021, 21:14:10

A thorough review of the characteristics and specifications of the vivo Y21. We provide a detailed evaluation of the phone in terms of usability – including ease of holding, screen visibility, performance, image quality, and multitasking capabilities – as well as functionality, looking at the battery and camera.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the vivo Y21

The camera function of vivo Y21

The vivo Y21 has a 13 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

The vivo Y21 comes with a 8 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.

Vivo Y21's size

The vivo Y21 is 3.0inches (76.1mm) wide, 6.5inches (164.3mm) tall, and 0.3inches (8mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the vivo Y21, it weighs about 6.4oz (182g). It feels a little heavy when held with one hand. It may tire your hand out if you operate it for too long a time.

In giving an overall rating to the vivo Y21, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

Vivo Y21's screen

The vivo Y21 has a 6.51 inch screen. The smartphone has a large, impressive screen, which allows you to enjoy photos and videos to the fullest. It is also very good for writing business documents and doing other work.

The resolution of the vivo Y21's screen is pretty much standard. It shouldn't be a problem for normal use, but it might prove to be a bit dissatisfying for those who wish to better enjoy their photos, videos, or games.

The CPU performance of vivo Y21

The vivo Y21 has an extremely high processing power of 2.35GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The vivo Y21 has 4GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The vivo Y21 has the overall operating speed of a high-end smartphone, so it will hardly ever cause you trouble. But you might need to be careful when using heavy apps like 3D games a lot.

Vivo Y21's storage capacity

The vivo Y21 has 128GB of data storage, which is perfect for people who frequently take photos and videos. It is suited to taking both photos and videos, and is unlikely to feel inconvenient even with lots of apps or games installed.

Since the vivo Y21 is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

Overall assessment of vivo Y21

The vivo Y21 is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of vivo Y21

The merits of vivo Y21

  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.

The demerits of vivo Y21

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Specifications of vivo Y21

vivo Y21
Imagevivo Y21
Makervivo
Release date8/20, 2021
ColorDiamond Glow/Midnight Blue
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.0inches (76.1mm) x 6.5inches (164.3mm) x 0.3inches (8mm)
Weight6.4oz (182g)
Display size6.51 inch
Display typeLCD
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1600
Pixel density269ppi
ChipsetMediatek MT6765 Helio P35
CPU specs2.35GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size128GB
Rear-camera resolution13 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

vivo Y21

60.7-Color:Diamond Glow/Midnight Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.1mm) x 6.5inches (164.3mm) x 0.3inches (8mm), Weight:6.4oz (182g), Display type:LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1600, Pixel density:269ppi, Display size:6.51 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35, CPU specs:2.35GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:128GB, Rear-camera resolution:13 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

79.5Color:Solid Ice/Storm Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.4mm) x 6.4inches (163.3mm) x 0.3inches (8.4mm), Weight:6.9oz (196g), Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:397ppi, Display size:6.62 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8250, CPU specs:3.2GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:12GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:48 MP, Front-camera resolution:16 MP

vivo V21 5G

80.8Color:Dusk Blue/Sunset Dazzle/Arctic White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.9mm) x 6.3inches (159.7mm) x 0.3inches (7.3mm), Weight:6.2oz (176g), Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:408ppi, Display size:6.44 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G, CPU specs:2.4GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:128GB, Rear-camera resolution:64 MP, Front-camera resolution:44 MP

vivo V21

80.8Color:Dusk Blue/Sunset Dazzle, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.9mm) x 6.3inches (159.7mm) x 0.3inches (7.3mm), Weight:6.2oz (176g), Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:408ppi, Display size:6.44 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G, CPU specs:2.4GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:128GB, Rear-camera resolution:64 MP, Front-camera resolution:44 MP

vivo V21e

80.6Color:Diamond Flare/Roman Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74.4mm) x 6.3inches (161.2mm) x 0.3inches (7.4mm), Weight:6.0oz (171g), Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:408ppi, Display size:6.44 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G, CPU specs:2.3GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:128GB, Rear-camera resolution:64 MP, Front-camera resolution:44 MP

vivo Y70t

76.4Color:Black/Blue/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.6mm) x 6.4inches (162mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.7oz (190g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:394ppi, Display size:6.53 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 880, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:48 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

vivo Y53s

77.4Color:Black/Blue/Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.3mm) x 6.5inches (164mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.7oz (189g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2408, Pixel density:401ppi, Display size:6.58 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM4350 Snapdragon 480 5G, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:64 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

vivo V21e 5G

84.5Color:Sunset Jazz/Dark Pearl, Weight:5.9oz (167g), Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:408ppi, Display size:6.44 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G, CPU specs:2.2GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:128GB, Rear-camera resolution:64 MP, Front-camera resolution:32 MP

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

vivo Y21

49.8-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.1mm) x 6.5inches (164.3mm) x 0.3inches (8mm)

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

49.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.4mm) x 6.4inches (163.3mm) x 0.3inches (8.4mm)

vivo V21 5G

53.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.9mm) x 6.3inches (159.7mm) x 0.3inches (7.3mm)

vivo V21

53.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.9mm) x 6.3inches (159.7mm) x 0.3inches (7.3mm)

vivo V21e

52.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74.4mm) x 6.3inches (161.2mm) x 0.3inches (7.4mm)

vivo Y70t

49.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.6mm) x 6.4inches (162mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm)

vivo Y53s

50.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.3mm) x 6.5inches (164mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm)

vivo X60t Pro+

52.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.4mm) x 6.2inches (158.6mm) x 0.4inches (9.1mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

vivo Y21

57.6-Weight:6.4oz (182g)

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

52.0Weight:6.9oz (196g)

vivo V21 5G

60.0Weight:6.2oz (176g)

vivo V21

60.0Weight:6.2oz (176g)

vivo V21e

62.0Weight:6.0oz (171g)

vivo Y70t

54.4Weight:6.7oz (190g)

vivo Y53s

54.8Weight:6.7oz (189g)

vivo V21e 5G

63.6Weight:5.9oz (167g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

vivo Y21

90.9-Display size:6.51 inch

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

91.0Display size:6.62 inch

vivo V21 5G

90.7Display size:6.44 inch

vivo V21

90.7Display size:6.44 inch

vivo V21e

90.7Display size:6.44 inch

vivo Y70t

90.9Display size:6.53 inch

vivo Y53s

91.0Display size:6.58 inch

vivo V21e 5G

90.7Display size:6.44 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

vivo Y21

49.1-

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

76.2

vivo V21 5G

76.2

vivo V21

76.2

vivo V21e

76.2

vivo Y70t

75.3

vivo Y53s

76.3

vivo V21e 5G

76.2

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

vivo Y21

70.0-RAM size:4GB

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

99.0RAM size:12GB

vivo V21 5G

93.4RAM size:8GB

vivo V21

93.4RAM size:8GB

vivo V21e

93.4RAM size:8GB

vivo Y70t

93.4RAM size:8GB

vivo Y53s

93.4RAM size:8GB

vivo V21e 5G

93.4RAM size:8GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

vivo Y21

90.0-Storage size:128GB

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

91.5Storage size:256GB

vivo V21 5G

90.0Storage size:128GB

vivo V21

90.0Storage size:128GB

vivo V21e

90.0Storage size:128GB

vivo Y70t

91.5Storage size:256GB

vivo Y53s

91.5Storage size:256GB

vivo V21e 5G

90.0Storage size:128GB

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

vivo Y21

61.7-Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

97.8Rear-camera resolution:48 MP

vivo V21 5G

100.0Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

vivo V21

100.0Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

vivo V21e

100.0Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

vivo Y70t

97.8Rear-camera resolution:48 MP

vivo Y53s

100.0Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

vivo V21e 5G

100.0Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

vivo Y21

58.3-Front-camera resolution:8 MP

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

75.4Front-camera resolution:16 MP

vivo V21 5G

100.0Front-camera resolution:44 MP

vivo V21

100.0Front-camera resolution:44 MP

vivo V21e

100.0Front-camera resolution:44 MP

vivo Y70t

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

vivo Y53s

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

vivo V21e 5G

97.8Front-camera resolution:32 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

vivo Y21

53.7-Color:Diamond Glow/Midnight Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.1mm) x 6.5inches (164.3mm) x 0.3inches (8mm), Weight:6.4oz (182g)

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

50.7Color:Solid Ice/Storm Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.4mm) x 6.4inches (163.3mm) x 0.3inches (8.4mm), Weight:6.9oz (196g)

vivo V21 5G

56.7Color:Dusk Blue/Sunset Dazzle/Arctic White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.9mm) x 6.3inches (159.7mm) x 0.3inches (7.3mm), Weight:6.2oz (176g)

vivo V21

56.7Color:Dusk Blue/Sunset Dazzle, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.9mm) x 6.3inches (159.7mm) x 0.3inches (7.3mm), Weight:6.2oz (176g)

vivo V21e

57.3Color:Diamond Flare/Roman Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74.4mm) x 6.3inches (161.2mm) x 0.3inches (7.4mm), Weight:6.0oz (171g)

vivo Y70t

51.9Color:Black/Blue/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.6mm) x 6.4inches (162mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.7oz (190g)

vivo Y53s

52.5Color:Black/Blue/Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.3mm) x 6.5inches (164mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.7oz (189g)

vivo X60t Pro+

53.3Color:Orange/Emperor Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.4mm) x 6.2inches (158.6mm) x 0.4inches (9.1mm), Weight:6.7oz (191g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

vivo Y21

54.2-Display type:LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1600, Pixel density:269ppi

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

84.3Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:397ppi

vivo V21 5G

85.1Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:408ppi

vivo V21

85.1Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:408ppi

vivo V21e

85.1Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:408ppi

vivo Y70t

83.6Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:394ppi

vivo Y53s

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2408, Pixel density:401ppi

vivo V21e 5G

85.1Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:408ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

vivo Y21

88.2-OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35, CPU specs:2.35GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

vivo iQOO 7 (India)

99.9OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8250, CPU specs:3.2GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:12GB

vivo V21 5G

93.7OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G, CPU specs:2.4GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

vivo V21

93.7OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G, CPU specs:2.4GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

vivo V21e

92.9OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G, CPU specs:2.3GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

vivo Y70t

91.7OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 880, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

vivo Y53s

91.7OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM4350 Snapdragon 480 5G, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

vivo V21e 5G

92.9OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G, CPU specs:2.2GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

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