Vivo has launched a new entry-level smartphone with 4G Volte support. It is part of the Y series and available at a price of ₹6,999.
The Vivo Y21L is available online as well as offline through the extensive retail network. Gionee and Vivo are the two Chinese brands not bitten by the online sales bug. In fact, they are more focused on retail expansion.
Vivo Y21L 4G Goes on Sale in India
Let’s get into details of the Vivo Y21L and what it has to offer to buyers.
OS and Features
For starters, It comes with the Android Lollipop 5.1 with Funtouch OS 2.5. Moreover, Vivo has added some cool UI features to enhance the user experience. Vivo Y21L 4G even has gesture support such as Smart Wake. You can write C on the screen to open the camera app, swipe M for music and henceforth.
Not only the screen but also the buttons have various functions such as Smart Click. Press the volume down button it’ll bring up your predefined apps from a locked screen. You can use default apps such as Notes, Clock, Camera along with Third-party apps such as WhatsApp.
Further, there is gesture support for the camera functions. There is a Voice capture feature that automatically takes a selfie when you say Cheese.
Additionally, there is Palm Capture, which allows you to click photos by just waving your palm.
Vivo’s Funtouch OS has some fun features that many users would like.
Design and Display
Next, the design of Vivo Y21L 4G looks similar to the last gen, Vivo Y21, and Vivo Y22. The phone looks basic with a poly-plastic back cover and a no-frills front side.
The back of the phone has an exquisite varnish coating that merges seamlessly with the chrome plated edges.
Further, it sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×480) display. Also, it has off-screen navigation buttons with no back-light.
The Y21L runs on Quad-Core, 64-Bit, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset along with 1 GB of ram. It offers 16 GB of internal storage with an expandability option up to 128 Gb.
Moreover, the phones come with a 2000 mAh capacity battery which is mediocre considering 4G usage consumes a lot of battery. The battery may not last all day on a single charge.
Sadly, the phone disappoints in the camera department by offering 5 MP rear camera and a worthless 2 MP front camera.
There is nothing much to write home about the camera prowess, apart from it being a mediocre setup.
Connectivity and other features
Y21L also offers basic connectivity options such as WiFi, 3G, 4G/LTE, GPS, GPRS, Bluetooth, proximity sensor, accelerometer along with USB OTG.
Lastly, the smartphone is not sleek in spite of the mediocre battery size. It measures at 130.7×66.4×9.2mm and weighs 145 grams.
The phone is available in Grey and White colors. It is priced at ₹7,490 that makes it compete with Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Lenovo Vibe K5, and the Coolpad Note 3 lite.
During the launch, Vivo CMO Vivek shared his views on their new product. He said, “We are pleased to offer the new Y21L packed with 4G VoLTE technology to our Indian customers at an affordable price tag. With this device, we reassure our commitment to offer quality products to our valued customers.”
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