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Trading up? Go for the Vivo X21

The market’s newest smartphone has a huge internal storage, takes great pictures and knows who you are within seconds
07:14 PM June 27, 2018

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You’ve had your entry-level smartphone for years, and even though it feels like a part of you by now, you’re ready to move on to greater things—larger internal storage, more megapixels on a camera, high-tech features not found on just any phone. It’s time to trade up.

A worthy successor to your old reliable phone, the Vivo X21 is huge in many ways—from its physical dimensions (154.50 x 74.80 x 7.40 mm) to its internal memory (128 GB, expandable to up to 256 GB via micro SD card) and its generous touch screen (nearly 100 percent screen-to-body ratio). But at 156 g, this lightweight sliver of a phone with a glossy finish fits nicely on the palm of your hand as well as the pocket of your jeans or a slim purse.

If you’re used to operating other brands, the X21 might take some getting used to at first. Still, it’s pretty user-friendly, with tips that pop up on the screen to help make fiddling with the phone a hassle-free experience. These tips come in handy for Face Access and In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, two state-of-the-art cellphone features that give you added security and make each use of the X21 fun. And speaking of fun, get a kick out of Live Wallpaper, which surprises you with a different crisp and color-rich image each time you unlock your phone.

While the X21’s cameras don’t boast the highest megapixels in the market (12MP front and rear), they certainly do not disappoint, yielding sharp, crystal-clear, and colorful pictures through a range of shooting options and the 24 million photographic units of its Dual Pixel Sensors. AI technology beefs up the cameras’ capabilities, meaning you can expect precise, high-definition selfies as well as wacky group shots.

AI has also improved the Game Mode feature, allowing hardcore gamers to enjoy uninterrupted hours of playing even while taking in phone calls or when someone accidentally touches the screen.
It even has music lovers covered. An AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip and voice-enhancing Deepfield Technology complement the phone’s superior visual quality.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about the X21 is how it redefines the meaning of smartphone. While attempting to sign up on Facebook, the X21 was steps ahead, correctly identifying the user before she even typed her name. We think this is you, read the caption with the name of the user. Cool.

The Vivo X21 comes with a clear protective case, charger, headset with microphone, and SIM ejector pin. It was launched to the media on June 21 at the Grand Ballroom of Okada Manila.

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