Vivo is a brand that is strongly committed to some aspects of a mobile, such as its gimbal, so in the analysis that we have made of the Vivo V21 5G, its capabilities for photography stand out again.
Not only in photography but also an autonomy placidly carried out so that he pleasantly surprises us with his outstanding work in this regard. We are facing a terminal rooted in a layer very close to pure Android.
Design: sobriety and style
Starting with its design, this new mobile from the Chinese brand does not stand out much at first, but it has a series of particularities that lead us to words such as sobriety and style.
A notch on the front and a camera module with slightly curved corners offer us these sensations.
It is not one of the most delicate mobiles, but it is easy to hold in hand. The weight is not light or cumbersome, although the screen size gives us the feeling that it should weigh less.
The matte finish on the back gives it its thing, and in general terms, we return to sober and style to add how elongated it is in length.
Although it has an AMOLED screen, it is not one of the best we have seen with this panel. Of course, it carries HDR10 + and a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
This last aspect is increasingly necessary for smooth animations on our mobile when we deal with the home, applications, and games.
Five hundred nits of brightness for a screen that suffers a bit when it receives direct sunlight leaves this element in the background compared to others, such as those mentioned above.
In the Vivo V21 5G bowels, we find the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chip we saw just a few days ago in the new OPPO Reno6 Z 5G, and the realme 7 5G was launched at the end of last year.
A processor arrived in August of last year as a perfect chip for mid-range mobiles like the one we have in hand.
Accompanied by 8 GB of RAM, it pulls enough with everything we throw at it. However, at a graphic level, especially for games, it is noticeable that it is loaded when we play games that consume its resources, like Genshin Impact.
We add as an extra the almost pure layer of Android that helps to fly through the desktop, apps, and more, and we have a smartphone that performs to the maximum in all its aspects.
Photography: the best we’ve seen lately
The front camera is indeed the one that takes center stage, and as we say, it is currently the best, but the rear one is not far behind to show a lot of power.
Vivo V21 5G camera module
Other brands forget not only in night and low light photography but in broad daylight. There is a lot of room for improvement, and here live is used very well for very sharp photos and with a tremendous dynamic range.
They are photos that, taken well, vibrate when shared with friends or family, or we pass them on social networks.
vivo V21 5G camera module
As it is a mobile that takes excellent night photographs, in that particular hour in which the sun falls over the horizon, the sunsets are spectacular, as we have well portrayed in the photo gallery of the Vivo V21 5G.
Its primary camera is 64 Mpx; it has a wide angle of 8 Mpx and a macro of 2 Mpx so that we can adapt to any need or photo.
Autonomy is outstanding
Here it shines again to leave us thoroughly amazed when that extra battery gain, thanks to the almost pure Android layer, is not used for other purposes that can take away its battery percentage.
In other words, other brands use that surplus to add extras that later consume their resources, such as Samsung’s AoD (Always on Display) and other delicacies.
vivo V21 5G battery
If you are looking for a mobile that lasts its hours of screen time, the Vivo V21 5G is spectacular in this regard. With its 4,000 mAh battery, it serves itself to demonstrate to the competition that it is not necessary to increase the centimeters of thickness so that the mobile lasts longer.
For example, on a full charge 20 hours ago, we used the screen for 1 hour and 8 minutes to still be at 77% battery. That percentage of the storm was mainly taken by the 35 minutes of camera used For photos, 15 minutes for Genshin Impact, and the rest to rest.
Battery usage on the Vivo V21 5G
And yes, it does a remarkable job of consuming as little as possible in that state of rest.
In another test of battery consumption with the screen on and with Genshin Impact used for 38 minutes, it went from 77 to 68%, which is not bad.
That is to say, 9% in a session of almost 40 minutes shows how well it does in optimization and autonomy.
The 33W fast charge works wonders so that in 15 minutes, it goes from 68 to 92%. A quarter of an hour to have a good load and go where we need in the morning, afternoon, or night.