Vivo V21e has been launched in the Nepali market after a very small gap of the launch of Vivo V21. The V21e is another new addition to the V series. The V21 and V21e have a price difference of Rs 10,000 ($84) but there are some differences. Vivo V21e is offering a camera-centric smartphone with mid-range hardware to the young generation. The phone has quite a lot of focus on camera and photo-related features. It also has interesting features such as E3 AMOLED and HDR10. Nepali consumers are only getting V21e 4G model and it is quite different from the 5G model.
Vivo V21e 4G is a watered-down version of V21. It offers mid-range hardware and features but also the perks of good photography power. Major differences between V21 and V21e come actually in processor, display features, and camera internals. On the surface, both phones have similar internals and design but we need to understand few differences in power. Another thing to consider is the difference between the 4G model and the 5G model because processors are different. So here is a detailed specification of the V21e.
Vivo V21 Specification and Overview
- Display: 6.44 Inches E3 AMOLED Screen
- Resolution: 1080×2400
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (Octa-Core)
- CPU Details: 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold Dual Core and 1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver Hexa-Core sets
- GPU: Adreno 618
- Memory: 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM
- Storage: 128 Internal, up to 1 TB external memory card support
- Battery: 4000 mAh Lithium Polymer
- Charging Rate: 33W Fast Charge
- Back Camera: 3 Modules
- 64 Megapixel with f/1.8 aperture (PDAF, EIS)
- 8 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture (Ultrawide 120˚FoV)
- 2 Megapixel with f/2.4 aperture (Macro)
- Front Camera: 44 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture
- OS: Android 11 (Funtouch 11.1)
- Connectivity: USB Type-C 2.0
- Sensors: Under display optical fingerprint scanner, Compass, Accelerometer
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Build and Design
Vivo V21e has a dimension of 161.2×74.4 mm with a 7.4 mm thickness and 171 g weight. The phone has a sleek body with an AG glass design. There is a big screen and selfie camera on the front side. The volume rocker and power buttons are on the right side. Then on the backside, there is a camera island with three camera modules and LED flash. According to the company, the rear camera lens cover is enriched by UV printing and electron beam evaporation technology. The design of both V21e and regular V21 is similar and both look pretty nice.
Core Internal Hardware
The core internals of the V21e consists of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. Snapdragon 720G is a mid-tier processor from 2020 and it is quite popular for its performance. There are features such as Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Qualcomm Sensing Hub built in the SoC for additional features. V21e is powered by a 4000 mAh battery with 33W fast charge support. Unlike the competition, Vivo is sticking with a moderate-size battery. However, one thing to note is that Vivo is using a power-efficient Snapdragon processor and E3 AMOLED display.
Vivo is using a new technology called “extended RAM”. This technology allows borrowing an additional 3 GB of space from the internal storage to use as RAM. So it works as 8+3 (11 GB) when needed. In the speed hierarchy, RAM is taken as one of the fastest memory where flash storage is the slower one. Therefore the additional 3 GB should help when needed but it won’t be fast as a dedicated RAM. By the way, this is a good concept for smartphones and the Vivo India website states that this technology allows users to open up to 20 apps at the same time.
Display and Camera
Vivo V21e has a 6.44″ E3 AMOLED with a notch at the top. E3 AMOLED is an energy-efficient OLED that offers a better color gamut and emits less blue light. The screen has a resolution of 1080×2400 or FHD+ which is sufficient. There is also support for HDR10 which means users can view HDR content from various sources. On top of the screen, there is a 44 MP selfie camera. It can shoot videos at 4K 30 fps. There is Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) support on this front camera for taking stabilized selfies and videos. The software for the front camera has modes such as Dual-View Video, 4K Selfie Video, and Steadiface.
On the backside, there are 3 cameras. First one is a 64 MP wide-angle camera with an f/1.9 aperture. Second one is an 8 MP ultrawide with f/2.2 aperture and 120˚ field of view. Third one is a 2 MP macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture. This rear camera setup of V21e is capable of taking 4K 30 fps videos at maximum capacity. There is also support for EIS on the backside camera. The software for the rear camera includes modes such as Super Night Mode, Stylish Night Filter, and Ultra-Stable Video.
Vivo V21e has Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) which means the phone uses software and algorithms to stabilize a shot. This helps to take better-stabilized photos and videos. Vivo V21 has optical image stabilization (OIS) where the lens moves to stabilize the shot. But that is expensive and requires hardware. EIS is not as good as OIS but it is worth having in a smartphone.
Vivo V21e Price in Nepal and Availability
V21e is officially launched in the Nepali market. The phone is available in Roman Black and Diamond Flare color options. The Vivo V21e price in Nepal is Rs 39,999 for the 8/128 GB model. It is available for purchase through online and retail Vivo outlets.