Vivo Y21T Review: Ideal Budget Midrange Smartphone? | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 23/06/2022 11:55 PM IST.
Hey guys, This is Arun aka TG and welcome back to GadgetGuruBN. Vivo launched the Y21T in India which is a budget mid range android smartphone and are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Variants, Price, Colors and Release Date:

Variants: 4+128GB.
Price: Rs.16,490.
Colors: Midnight Blue and Pearl White.
Release Date: Available from 03/01/2022 on Flipkart & Amazon.

2. Box Contents:

Vivo Y21T, Adapter, USB Type-C cable, Case, Screen guard, Sim tool and Documentation.

3. Form Factor: [8.1/10]

Dimensions: 164.26 x 76.08 x 8.0 mm. and Weight: 182 g.
Build materials: Glass on front and plastic back along with plastic frame which should provide pretty great build quality. 

4. Display: [8.2/10]

The 6.58 inch 1920 x 2408 pixels FHD+ resolution IPS LCD display that should offer great quality.
The display panel also supports 90 Hz refresh rate and 180 Hz touch sampling rate, 8-Bit / 16 million colors, 393 ppi sharpness and 20:9 aspect ratio.

5. Performance: [8/10]

The overall performance should be pretty great as it features,
SOC: Snapdragon 680 and Technology: 6nm.
CPU: Octa-core consisting of 4 x 2.4 Ghz Cortex-A73 [Kryo 265 gold] & 4 x 1.9 Ghz Cortex-A53 [Kryo 265 silver].
GPU: Adreno 610.
Software: Android OS 11 with Funtouch 11 interface.
Memory : 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It also supports virtual RAM upto 1GB.
ROM: 128GB of UFS 2.1 Storage.

6. Camera: [7.9/10]

The device comes with triple rear cameras and single front camera. The overall rear camera quality should be great [8.2/10] in day, pretty good in night [7/10] and the front camera quality should be pretty good overall as it features [camera features: 0.3/0.6],
Main: 50MP with f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.76" sensor size, 0.64 micron pixel & PDAF.
Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
Flash: Single-LED flash.
Video recording: 1080p@30fps.
Features: Portrait mode, Night mode, Auto HDR and more. 
Front: 8MP with f/1.8 aperture.
Video: 1080p@30fps .

7. Features: [8.3/10]

The device comes with great features that are listed as follows,
Important Sensors: Fingerprint [side mounted].
Connectivity: Dual-band WiFi [2.4/5 GHz], Bluetooth 5.0 [A2DP, LE], USB Type-C, GPS [Single-band GPS L1, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO] and dedicated dual-SIM [nano + nano SIM, dual 4G, VoLTE, VoWiFi] and micro SD slot.
Audio: Single speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack.

8. Battery Life: [8.7/10]

The overall battery life should be excellent as it features,
Battery capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh.
Charging speed: 18W wired. It also supports reverse charging.

Battery Life Stats:

Screen On Time [ SOT ]: Up to 8:30 hrs average.
Battery Life: Up to 2 days average.

9. Pros, Cons and Ratings:

Pros and Cons:

Pros Cons
 + Excellent performance  - Camera quality could be better
 + Great features
 - Better SOC could be used
 + Great display quality  - Display quality could be better
 + Pretty great build quality  - Slight premium price
 + Pretty great performance  
 + Pretty great camera quality


Product Rating: 8.2/10
Value for Money [VFM] Rating: 7/10
TG Rating: 3.8/5

10. Verdict:

After considering the pros, cons and ratings the Vivo Y21T  is a great smartphone at a pretty good price.
So is this ideal budget mid range smartphone?, Not quite there in terms of performance and camera and is priced on the premium side.
What do you guys think about this Y21T?, Share your thoughts in the comments.

11. Reasons to consider Vivo Y21T:

1. Battery 
2. Features 
3. Display

That concludes the Vivo Y21T review. I hope you guys found this information useful and hopefully helping you decide whether you should consider this smartphone or not.
As always stay awesome and have a great day.
Learn more: Check out other Vivo smartphones reviews.