Vivo launched its new X21 flagship smartphone in Singapore with brand new and futuristic unlocking experience and industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Combined with its FullViewTM Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 is the ideal mobile partner for the tech-savvy consumer. We got to try out the new phone and here’s what we would like to share with you!
In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology
One of the unique selling point of the X21 is the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology which allows the user to unlock the screen by pressing on the screen. The optical fingerprint sensor below the OLED display will capture the light reflected by the fingerprint and process optical signals to deliver crisp and sharp fingerprint images for matching. However, the no. of times I managed to unlock the phone via password is higher than using the fingerprint sensor.
Impressive FullViewTM Experience
The Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD + FullViewTM Display. It’s super slim notch and 1.66mm side bezels provide a 90.3% screen-to-body ration for a wider viewing experience as compared to other simliar-sized phones. I love browsing images, videos and event websites on the phone as the P3 screen colour management technology allows the screen display to show more vibrant colours and help on accurate colour reproduction and prevent partial colour distortion.
Another thing that I like about the phone is how light it is. The X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover and every arc and curve on the back cover are ergonomically optimized to ensure comfort in your hand when holding it.
Dual Pixel Sensors
The X21 features 12MP (24 million photgraphic units) front and rear cameras with Dual Pixel Sensors. The larger photographic area of each pixel significantly boosts picture clarity. The X21 also features a fast focusing technology that rivals DSLRs, which enables it to focus quickly and capture depth of field data in very pixel.
Here are some images taken with the Vivo X21 camera.
Here are some comparison made between images captured on a iPhone X and a Vivo X21.
Hardware forms the basis of any user experience
Overall, the Vivo X21 performed well during our review period and the speed was amazingly fast. For someone like me who loves taking photos with my smartphone, the Vivo X21 is capable of capturing decent and some exceptionally great images, especially under low-light conditions.
The X21 is now available in black at a recommended price of $799 (without contract) through telcos M1 Limited (M1), and StarHub, and authorised dealers including Challenger and Newstead Technologies. Vivo also unveiled singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono as its first Music Ambassador for Singapore.
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Vivo Singapore.