In today’s review, we are going to review the entire Vivo V21 series. Even though this awesome series has been released already in other countries around the world this year, 2021. We going to spread awareness of this series as this series is only reaching certain countries now for sale. For example, the Vivo V21 5G will be released shortly for South Africa out of the entire Vivo V21 series. This does raise questions why Vivo is only releasing this specific Vivo V21 smartphone out of them all.
In this review we will be discussing the following:
- The specs of all the Vivo V21 series smartphones.
- How each Vivo V21 series smartphones differ among each other.
- What problems we may experience with each Vivo V21 series smartphone.
- Overall opinion about each Vivo V21 series smartphone.
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Vivo V21e & Vivo V21e 5G
Firstly, both of these smartphones are only available in certain countries currently due to pandemic and components to make these smartphones are short supplied. Thus, these smartphones are mostly available in countries where they are most popular for. For example, Vivo smartphones are extremely popular in India.
The main differences between the Vivo V21e and the Vivo V21e 5G are the following:
- Weight – The Vivo V21e 5G is around 4g or 6g lighter compare to the Vivo V21e.
- Chipset – The Vivo V21e has a more stable and improved chipset compare to the Vivo V21e 5G. Meaning the Vivo V21e applications will most likely crash out of the blue less compare to the Vivo V21e 5G.
- Front Camera – The Vivo V21e 5G’s front camera megapixels are 12MP less compare to the Vivo V21e’s front camera megapixels. Meaning the Vivo V21e’s front camera will definitely take better selfies compare to the Vivo V21e 5G’s front camera. This is something selfie lovers will look at carefully.
- Rear Camera – The Vivo V21e 5G’s rear camera has one camera lens less compare to the Vivo V21e’s rear camera. This will result that the Vivo V21e’s rear camera will take better photos compare to the Vivo V21e 5G’s rear camera. This lens usually helps to take more stable pictures when something moves or the user taking the picture shakes. Without it, it may result the Vivo V21e 5G photos may come out more blurry compare to Vivo V21e photos.
- Colors – Both the Vivo V21e and the Vivo V21e 5G come in different colors and patterns when comparing to each other. The Vivo V21e comes in Diamond Flare and Roman Black colors. While in the Vivo V21e 5G you get them in Sunset Jazz and Dark Pearl.
Overall: Both the Vivo V21e and the Vivo V21e are very similar to each other. But my choice between the two will be the Vivo V21e. The Vivo V21e has better specs in camera and chipsets installed compare to the Vivo V21e 5G. I do not understand why a 5G version for majority smartphones decrease in specs. I assume it has to do with the components needed to install in these 5G version smartphones to enable the 5G feature takes too much space causing specs to go lower.
Vivo V21 & Vivo V21 5G
The Vivo V21 5G is one of the Vivo V21 series smartphones that is going to be released into more countries like South Africa. By just looking at the specs of them both, the Vivo V21 and the Vivo V21 5G, there is hardly any differences in specs which is excellent!
Usually the 5G versions of a smartphone series, they decrease some specs or features in order to enable the 5G feature into the smartphone. With the Vivo V21 5G that is not the case. Basically the Vivo V21 5G is an exact duplicate compare to the Vivo V21.
The only differences you would experience the Vivo V21 and the Vivo V21 5G are the following:
- Signal – The Vivo V21 maximum signal it can reach is 4G, while the Vivo V21 5G can reach a faster and better network speed which is 5G.
- Colors – Both the Vivo V21 and the Vivo V21 5G come in the same colors. However, the Vivo V21 5G has one extra color which the Vivo V21 will not have and that color is Arctic White. Rest both of them come in the colors Dusk Blue and Sunset Dazzle.
Overall: The Vivo V21 and the Vivo V21 5G are exactly the same. Just have small differences in network signal compatibility and colors they come into. The front camera megapixels are amazing and the RAM memory is very fast in processing data from different applications on the smartphone itself.
The Vivo V21 series may have four smartphones under its series. However, all the specs are very similar with each other. The reason why there is so many kinds of smartphones in the series and so similar with each other, is due certain components became short supplied to make one of these smartphones. This resulted, every time they changed a component in the one smartphone, a new smartphone was added to the series. Major differences appear when we look at the Vivo V21e 5G compare to the others as it feels like this one would be consider last out of the lot due to their specs are lower compared to the other three smartphones in the Vivo V21 series.
The main thing that would stand out of the whole Vivo V21 series is their excellent front camera specs. Majority smartphones brands’ front cameras do not come close to these high megapixels. Usually around 13 megapixels or 16 megapixels. With 44 megapixel front camera you will never take a bad selfie picture or video again. The Vivo V21 series front camera also comes with a spotlight selfie camera built into it. This smartphone series is definitely something to consider for users that love to take selfies for personal use or even for Tiktok videos.
Other feature the Vivo V21 series stand out for is its slim design. These days, there are users that love big screen smartphones, but do not want to struggle to take it out of their pockets or bag due to its design is so bulky. With the Vivo V21 series that problem has been resolved by making ultra slim design smartphone while making sure it still has a big screen. Making it easier for users to take their new Vivo V21 smartphone out of their pockets or bags easier and quicker.
Here is a video of some famous tiktokers in South Africa where they experience how they felt when testing out the Vivo V21 5G:
Besides the great front camera the series has, the RAM memory, storage capacity and battery life capacity is also excellent. The Vivo V21 5G smartphone is definitely a smartphone to look at if you in need of a new smartphone and want to be up to date with the latest trends in the smartphone industry.
Would you consider buying one of the Vivo V21 series smartphones?
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