The Vivo V21 series just hit the mobile scene today, with its biggest feature, the 44mp selfie camera with OIS and EIS (except V21e, where it only has EIS), 4K video (yes, 4K) and dual LED flash. However, there are also different interesting specs about the phone too.
To start, it has an AMOLED screen that measures 6.44in and 90Hz refresh rate. The resolution is FHD+ and the display was built from Samsung’s E3 panels. So we can safely say that this is a SAMOLED panel. All three, the V21 5G, V21 4G and V21e have an optical fingerprint scanner.
The V21 5G and 4G support HDR10+ with 500 nits brightness while the V21e has a dimmer HDR10 with 430 nits brightness.
The V21 4G and 5G both come with Mediatek Dimensity 800u, a 5G-ready 7nm chipset. The 5G model can theoretically achieve 2.3Gbps (Gigabit per second) down speeds. The 4G version is obviously slower.
The V21e has a different chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G which nearly has the same performance as the 800u, so you don’t have to worry about it. All phones will have 8GB RAM option, plus Vivo’s RAM Extender technology that theoretically adds 3GB RAM and makes you feel you have an 11GB RAM phone (in Vivo’s Lazada, it is listed as 11GB RAM)
For the camera, Vivo did not do much, as all three have the same boring and mundane camera setup of 64mp main, 8mp ultrawide and a 2mp macro, but has OIS support (which is, we suppose, is the biggest upgrade). They really did focus on the selfie side.
For the battery and charging, all three would come with 4000mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
The V21 4G and V21e will be available in Malaysia on 5th May while pre-orders starts today. The V21 5G will not be available in Malaysia though, and availability for it will be announced soon. The V21 4G will start at MYR 1,599 (~18.9K php) while the V21e will start with MYR 1,299 (~15.4K php)
What do you think of Vivo’s new upper midrangers?