Vivo X21 Specs and Price

The Vivo X21 is a mid-range offering from Chinese OEM VIVO. It offers a great design and decent specs. What other features does it have? Let us see.

Vivo X21 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.28, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2280 X 1080 pixels (402 ppi)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 CPU with 6GB
  • 64GB/128GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Dual 16MP (dual pixel) + 5MP camera and a 12MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 200mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Design and Display

The Vivo X21 is quite a stunner with almost an all screen surface except for the notch and the slim bezel In the way at the bottom. It also appears to be slim and also light weight of about 156g and a thickness of 7.4mm. On the rear side, you have the camera arranged vertically with the flash at the bottom. There is also a fingerprint sensor positioned strategically at the middle towards the upper part of the smartphone.

Display-wise, it has a nice AMOLED screen coupled with an almost bezel-less display with a high-resolution. It  has a sizeable display real estate. he smartphone comes with a 6.23-inch 2280 X 1080 pixels display which means you have an 19:9 aspect ratio.

Battery and Camera

Like most mid-range smartphones out there, the Vivo X21 does not have a mammoth battery. What it features is a battery capacity that will deliver a day or close to a day of on-time depending on usage. There is a 3, 200mAh batteey which also supports fast charge through its USB Type-C port.

Smartphone camera has seen a whole lot of AI integration lately especially in high-end to mid-range smartphones the Vivo X21 inclusive. The rear houses a two cameras comprising of a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary camera. Up front, there is a 12MP camera with dual pixel according to Vivo and an AI which detects age, gender, skin tone to mention a few in order to give you a better picture.

Hardware and Software

The Vivo X21 ships with a rather mid-range chipset although a decently powerful one and not a seldom common occurrence from Vivo so far. Anyway, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 processor with four cores running at 1.8GHz and the remaining four at 2.2GHz. Also, the smartphone has an Adreno 512 GPU for graphics munching.

Still on the hardware, the Vivo X21 has a generous 6GB internal memory with two storage variants available. There is a 64GB built-in storage and a 128GB storage variant too both of which is expandable to 256GB using a memory card. It runs on Funtouch OS 4.0  based on Android 8.1 Oreo from the factory.

Pricing and Availability

The Vivo X21 is currently available in China but you could still get yours from various online stores for about 166, 000 naira and 183, 000 naira for the 64GB and 128GB respectively.

Vivo X21 Specs

General Features

  • Platform: Funtouch OS 4.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • Processor: Octa-core 4 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 (Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • Memory: 6GB
  • Colours: Black, Aurora White, Ruby Red
  • Dimension: 154.5 x 74.8 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 156.2g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim


  • Display: 6.28-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2280 X 1080 pixels (402 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: –


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 5MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 12MP camera, 1080p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yea
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 200mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes


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