Vivo V21 Review - Stay Superior Stylish, Modern, and Lightweight Design

Vivo V21 was issued by Vivo to complete the Vivo V-Series line. With a thin design, as well as two color options for smartphone users, Vivo V21 becomes a smartphone with a unique attraction for the younger generation. The two-color choices are Roman Black and Diamond Flare.

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One interesting thing, every color choice in Vivo V21 has a unique character. In Roman Black, for example, it will look like black lines that according to Vivo are inspired by the magnificent Roman pillar design. Indeed, black lines on this rear body make smartphones look more premium. Especially with the type of surface that is not glossy, making the back body free of fingerprint traces. While the choice of Diamond Flare has the opposite character. The back body part looks more sparkling like a sparkle on a diamond. However, it still can't stand the fingerprint trail.

The smartphone that has a 6.44-inch screen also has a thin bezel. With so, the screen looks relieved and for the size of the hand, Vivo V21 is comfortable and fitting in the grasp. ExGamesplay gets the opportunity to try and use Vivo V21 with Roman Black color options. We use it every day so that the superiority can be felt to support daily activities.

Sales package

Comes with a blue packaging box with black lines, resembling characters on the Vivo v21 back body with Roman Black color options. This packaging box is also made firmly because it is made from material that is quite thick. Inside there is a VIVO V21 official sales package.

The following is the complete contents of the sales package:

  • One Unit Vivo V21 with Roman Color Options Black
  • One soft case with transparent colors
  • USB Type-C Charger Cable
  • FlashCharge 2.0 charging adapter
  • Earphone
  • Ejector Sim Card
  • A short guide and warranty card


Vivo v21 is present with a thin, lightweight, but comfortable edge design. It weighs only 171 grams and is 7.38mm thick. Light enough in the smartphone segment with a 6.44-inch screen. The screen is also quite clear because it has used AMOLED type. The screen capability is FHD + 2400 x 1080 pixels and supports HDR10. The screen has a 2.5D rounded corner design so there is no stiff angle on the four sides of the screen. The four corners are also made with a smooth curved design so it won't interfere when put in pocket pants or clothes.

For more details, what's on each side of this Vivo V21 smartphone, we start from the screen. As already mentioned earlier, the screen uses an AMOLED type. On this screen, there is also a fingerprint scanner feature by Vivo Innovation, which is called the Touch ID Screen. While at the top, there is a selfie camera with a 44MP autofocus capability.

Switch to the left and right sides. On the right side, there are two physical buttons, namely the volume button and the power button. While on the other side, there is a SIM card slot that must use the Ejector SIM card to open it. This left and right-side body design is also highly integrated with the screen. This design makes Vivo V21 look more luxurious.

Switch to the bottom. Here there is a USB Type-C port for the charging process and transfer data using the USB Type-C cable available in the package. This type-C USB port is flanked with the speaker hole and 3.5mm audio port. There is a microphone hole also between the USB Type-C port with audio ports. This small microphone is also on the upper side.

Now move to the back. This is where Vivo puts three camera modules that can support photography and videography. The main camera has 64MP capabilities. This main camera is accompanied by a Super Wide Angle 8MP camera and a 2MP macro camera. At the bottom there is a flash LED light that can help to light when light conditions are less supportive.

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Talking about features, there are many features that Vivo V21 has. Starting from the features on the screen, security features, to features for photography, everything has been combined with the Funtouch OS based on Android 11. OS made by Vivo also has many advantages. One of them is Jovi Home. This feature is a characteristic of Vivo smartphones so far. Now, Jovi Home is also equipped with White Noise.

There are seven choices of White Noise soundtracks that can be chosen with visuals that support to accompany consumer activity and relaxation. Various soothing voice choices inspired by nature, which provides the comfort of the sound of the bells that are blown by the wind, the pastoral treats of the rural atmosphere tightly, the waves and the beauty of the ocean on the sound beach, Summer Night gives the calm of the night sky, breath of the wild that serves The shadow of the mountains, the warmth of the campfire on the campfire and the sound of soothing rain droplets on the Rain effect.

One interesting feature in Vivo V21 is NFC. This feature can help financial transactions that use electronic money in the form of cards. However, the NFC function in Vivo V21 is wider. Vivo named it with NFC Multifunction, where this feature can duplicate the access card so that users can bring their physical card again.

In this Funtouch OS, navigation use of smartphones can also be set, especially for three types of navigation buttons, namely home, back, and recent. Its position can be changed. However, for those who want to be a little different, you can also use the gesture system where no longer use three navigation buttons.


For users who like to play games. VIVO V21 also provides ultra game mode features. In this feature, the ISA gamers disable all notifications so they don't block comfort during the game. Gamers can also use eSport mode that will display a sidebar to help the game. While for audio from the game, the surround quality can be arranged. Do you want to use Near Field Mode or Wide Mode? It's very fun especially when gamers use special headphones for games.

One of the advantages of Vivo V21 is the Extended Ram feature. This feature allows memory capacity to be added by 3GB again taken from the ROM that is not used. The settings are on the Settings menu. With the addition of this RAM, the performance of smartphones is getting better, more seamless, and without lag.

While for those of you who want a smartphone to still display the hours even though they are dead, can activate the Always-on Display feature. This feature even has several background styles that can be adjusted to the wishes of its users.

VIVO V21 itself uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor which is fabricated with 8nm technology and has 8 cores. This processor certainly has a good performance. This can be seen in three of your tests through the benchmark application.


While the camera features are not much different from the previous Vivo V-Series. Where many modes can add to the user experience in capturing images and recording events into an interesting video. The features on their rear cameras are quite large, such as Super Night Mode, Stylish Night Filters, Motion Autofocus, Smart Zoom, Art Portrait Video, and Ultra-Stable Videos.

While for the front camera, it is also supported by the Super Night Selfie feature, Selfie Steadyface Video, Slo-mo Selfie Video, Dual-View Video, 4K Selfie Video, and multi-style videos. The two view features are interesting, especially for vloggers who can do video recording directly with two cameras.

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Vivo V21 specifications:

  • Type: Smartphone, HPScreen size: 6.44 inch
  • OS version: Funtouch 11.1 (Android 11)
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (8nm)
  • CPU speed: 2.4 GHz, Octa-Core
  • Internal memory: 128GB, 256 GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • External memory: microSD
  • Battery: 4000 mAh Fast Charging 33W, Lithium Polymer, Non-Removable
  • Screen resolution: 2400 x 1080 Pixel
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Camera: Back 64MP wide + 8MP ultra wide + 2MP macro Autofocus, Front 44MP Super HD Selfie Autoficus
  • Dimensions size: 159.7 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 176 g
  • Other features: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
  • Price: $ 237.90 (price depends on the place of purchase)


Vivo V21 smartphone offers a stylish, modern, and lightweight design, so it's easy to carry around wherever the users go. The design is also unique and resistant to the fingerprint trail.

The features provided on this smartphone are also quite abundant. There are also NFC multifunction which can help users with digital transactions with electronic money. This feature is increasingly needed for users who live in urban areas.

For the camera business, it is not doubtful. Since Vivo has always focused on camera innovation. Support AI on the camera makes shooting or video becoming easier, even though it is in a minimal condition of the light. Unfortunately, this smartphone is not supported by 5G technology. However, the price offered according to us is following the features provided. Especially for users who don't need 5G technology on their smartphones.