Vivo V21 5G review, price, and specs via Revu Philippines

Vivo V21 5G, Vivo V21e now in PH to ‘usher in new era of selfie phones’

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Vivo Philippines has taken the wraps off the V21 series models with a promise to bring in a new era of selfie phones.

And it sure did, based on our weeks of reviewing the Vivo V21 5G, one of its two units launched in the country today, May 31. The said device boasts the world’s first 44-megapixel Optical Image Stabilization front-camera technology. We’re not surprised; the smartphone brand, one of the biggest in the world, has introduced new world-first features several times already. The Vivo V21e, the other newly announced handset, likewise gets a 44-megapixel front camera with eye auto-focus for more detailed self-portraits.

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The 5G-ready model is priced at P23,999 (roughly $503), while the V21e 4G retails at P17,999 ($377). They will be up for preorder from June 1 to June 4, with local availability at all Vivo stores nationwide, as well as on Lazada and Shopee, scheduled for June 5.

Vivo V21 5G and Vivo V21e price and specs via Revu Philippines

Introducing the Vivo V21 series, endorsed by Vivo Philippines’ ‘main’ girl, Maine Mendoza

We dare say the eye-catching Vivo V21 5G and Vivo V21e are more than selfie phones. The more premium of the two, as we have mentioned many times, has access to the latest network of wireless tech, which allows for higher internet speeds, less latency, and more coverage. It is future-proof, thanks to the 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor.

Both devices feature a 6.44-inch AMOLED display; 8GB of RAM plus an additional 3GB of virtual RAM; 128GB of expandable storage; triple rear cameras; a 4,000mAh battery that supports a maximum of 33 watts of fast charging; and Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11.1. The V21 5G steps up to a panel with a higher, 90Hz refresh rate and a 64-megapixel main sensor.

Vivo V21 5G specs

  • 6.44-inch E3 AMOLED screen, FHD+, 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, waterdrop notch
  • 7nm octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U with 5G modem
  • 8GB RAM (11GB with virtual RAM)
  • 128GB expandable storage
  • Triple 64-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra wide), 2-megapixel (macro)
  • 44-megapixel front camera with OIS, dual LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor (under-display)
  • 4,000mAh battery with 33-watt USB-C fast charging
  • Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11
  • Colors: Sunset Dazzle, Dusk Blue

Vivo V21e specs

  • 6.44-inch AMOLED screen, FHD+, waterdrop notch
  • 8nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • 8GB RAM (11GB with virtual RAM)
  • 128GB expandable storage
  • Triple 64-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra wide), 2-megapixel (macro)
  • 44-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (under-display)
  • 4,000mAh battery with 33-watt USB-C fast charging
  • Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11
  • Colors: Diamond Flare, Roman Black

Vivo Philippines’ press release

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 18 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.