Vivo Y21 Review: A Pretty Great Smartphone | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 07/01/2022 11:55 PM IST.
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Vivo on 20/08/2021 launched the Y21 which is a midrange android smartphone in India priced at Rs.13,990 & these are my honest thoughts about it. 
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1. Battery [8.6/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging. The battery life should be great as it features,
  • Adequate battery size.
  • 12nm fabrication of the SOC.
  • 18W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 8:30 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.

2. Features [8.5/10]
The device comes with great features which includes,
  • Important sensors: Fingerprint & Gyroscope.
  • Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (dual band GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dedicated Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 5G, dual 4G, VoLTE & VoWiFi).
  • Audio features: Single speaker & 3.5mm headphone jack.
3. Performance [8.4/10]
Device comes with Mediatek's Helio P35 12nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with Vivo's Funtouch OS 11.1 interface on top. The overall performance should be great as it features,
  • 4 ARM-Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 2.35 Ghz & 4 ARM-Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.8 Ghz with PowerVR GE8320 680 Mhz GPU. 
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM & 128GB Storage. It also supports 1GB virtual RAM.
4. Form Factor [8.1/10]
  • Dimensions: 164.26 x 76.08 x 8 mm & Weight: 182 gms.
  • Build: Corning Gorilla Glass front with plastic back & frame.
5. Display [7.9/10]
Device comes with 6.51 inch display which should offer pretty great quality as it features,
  • IPS LCD 60Hz refresh rate panel & 120Hz touch sample rate with HD+ [720 X 1600 pixels] resolution. 
  • Very good 270 ppi sharpness & 20:9 aspect ratio.
6. Camera [7.8/10]
Device comes with [2] rear cameras with LED flash & [1] front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be great [8.2/10] in day & pretty good [7/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.2],
  • Main: 13MP with f/2.2 Aperture, wide-angle lens, PDAF & HDR.
  • Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps]. It features Macro Mode, Portrait mode & more
  • Front: 16MP with f/2.0 aperture & wide-angle lens.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
7. Box Contents: Vivo Y21 [Device itself], Adapter, Type-C cable, Screen guard, Case, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
2 Price: Rs.13,990 & Rs.15,490.
2 Variants: 4+64GB & 4+128GB. 
2 Colors: Midnight Blue & Diamond Glow.
Availability: Available from 20/08/2021 via,
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9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Excellent battery   - Better cameras could be used
 + Great features   - Display quality could be better
 + Great performance  - Better SOC could be used
 + Pretty great display   - Slight premium price
 + Pretty great camera   
 + Pretty great build   

1. Product Rating: 8.21/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7.1/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.65/10.

10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Vivo Y21 is an great smartphone at a very good price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for a pretty great smartphone in the 14K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.
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