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Vivo V21e Review

The Vivo V21e is part of the budget smartphones announced by Vivo. The handset tags along with the Vivo V21 and V21 5G phones. It comes with an excellent camera setup, an AMOLED display, and other nice features.

Vivo V21e

Vivo V21e

Vivo Y12s 2021 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.44 inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi)
  • Android 11, Funtouch 11.1
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB memory Card
  • 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 44 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (under display, optical)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Fast Charging 33W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 4000 mAh Battery

Design and Display

The Vivo V21e arrives in an ultra-sleek body design that is comfortable to hold. The device overall thickness has been reduced by 6% compared to its predecessor. This way we have a stunning 7.38mm with a rounded frame resembling a smooth and light pebble making it a lightweight device to handle with a single hand.

It’s available in Diamond Flare and Roman Black colors. The panel has a Dual Tone Step design that echoes the color scheme of the phone. The first and top step is in black and it contains the cameras while the second step is a decorative ring having the same color as the cover.

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The overall panel is built with AG (anti-glare) glass and it gives the device a premium body feel. The front side on the other has a 6.44-inch AMOLED display that boasts an FHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels ultra-high resolution with a gorgeous display that brings true-to-life colors and at the same time eye-care.

Cameras

Moving down to the camera setup, the Vivo V21e is blessed with an impressive camera both on the front and back. It has a selfie camera of 44MP with autofocus capability and Face ID. The selfies camera can take super clear selfies at any distance.

It also has an upgraded Super Night Selfie, combined with multi-frame optimization and multi-level exposure. The Night Portrait uses AI to create high-definition art. It makes use of the Super Night Selfie and multi-frame noise reduction to illuminate the night.

It features a stable selfie video that keeps your face steady in the frame for clear results. On the back, you will get a 64MP main OIS-enabled camera along with an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2 MP macro setup. The camera is capable of 4K videos and a split-screen.

Hardware and Software

The Vivo V21e is blessed with a Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G chipset based on an 8nm process node with an octa-core processor running at a speed of 2×2.3 GHz and an Adreno 618 graphics card.

It has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which is expandable using the dedicated micro SDcard slot. It’s powered by Android 11 OS with Funtouch 11.1 on top.

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Battery and Network

Fueling the Vivo V21e is a nonremovable battery of 4000 mAh with support for 33W fast charging that promises to charge the phone to 66% in just 30 minutes.

It has a dual SIM but lacks a 5G network. Other features on the handset include FM radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C 2.0, an under-display fingerprint scanner.

Vivo V21e Price and Availability

The Vivo V21e will sell for $293 which converts to about 115,000 Naira in Nigeria, around 1,700 Ghs in Ghana, and 32,000 Ksh in Kenya.

Vivo V21e Specs

Here are a few specs of the Vivo V21e:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11, Funtouch 11.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Diamond Flare, Roman Black
  • Dimension: 161.2 x 74.4 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 171 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display: 6.44 inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm, AF + 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) Triple Cameras, [email protected][email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 44 MP Camera, f/2.0, (wide), AF, HDR, [email protected][email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
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Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (under display, optical)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 33W, 66% in 30 min (advertised)
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