Why newly launched Vivo Y21 should be on the list of best budget phones in Nepal

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Vivo Y21 is the latest addition to the Vivo Y series.

Vivo has been actively releasing new models these past months. Recently, it also launched its mid-range smartphone Vivo Y53s in the Nepali market. Vivo has mostly focused on the mid-range category and some of its phones are really good.

Its latest release, Vivo Y21, should be on the list of best phones under the budget of Rs 25,000 in Nepal. The phone comes with a massive battery backup along with an 18W fast charging system. Hence, this can be a great phone for those who want a good-looking smartphone in the budget category.

Wondering why? Let’s find out about Vivo Y21 in detail.


Display6.51-inch IPS LCD
DimensionHeight: 164.3mm
Width: 76.1 mm
Depth:  8mm
Weight: 182 grams
Resolution720*1600 pixels
CameraFront: 8MP f/2.0
Rear: 13MP f/2.2             
2MP f/2.4, (macro)
OSAndroid 11, Funtouch 11.1
ChipsetMediatek Helio P35 (12nm)
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4GB + 1GB extended
Battery5000mAH, non-removable Li-Po 18W fast charging
SensorsSide-mounted fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
ConnectivityAi-fi 802.11, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C2.0
SoundLoudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm Jack: Yes
ColoursMetallic blue and diamond glow

Design and display

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Vivo Y21 flaunts an 8mm slim body along with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for quick and easy locking and unlocking. This phone is 0.4mm thinner and 10gram lighter than its predecessor Vivo Y20. The phone should be easy in the hands and in pockets.

There is a 6.51-inch IPS LCD display on the phone that has a maximum resolution of 720*1,600 pixels. The presence of thin bezels on the phone gives a whopping 89% screen-body ratio display. The display of the phone also has an additional eye protection mode that filters out the blue light for a more comfortable viewing experience.


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Vivo Y21 has a dual-camera setup on its rear. The 13MP main camera is housed together with a 2MP macro camera. The macro camera lens can draw a focus as close as 4cm. There is no dedicated camera lens for depth and portraits, and the primary 13MP camera does that job.

On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera. This camera uses the natural face beauty algorithm in portrait mode. The portrait mode is also equipped with a pose guide that helps users with a variety of fun selfie poses.

Both cameras on the front and rear can record videos in 1080p in 30fps.

Performance and battery life

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Vivo Y21 runs on Android 11 with Funtouch 11.1 on top. Powering the device is the Mediatek Helio P35 chipset while the graphics are handled by PowerVR GE8320.

There is a 5000mAH, non-removable Li-Po battery that provides all the power it needs and it comes with a feature of 18W fast charging. The battery backup should last you enough for a day or more.

Storage and connectivity

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Vivo Y21 has 4GB+1GB 2nd Generation extended RAM. This extra storage ensures the phone would not lag and perform smoothly even with multiple background apps. The extended RAM feature is something new that people have not seen before.

There is a 64GB internal memory on the phone; the larger 128GB variant is not available in Nepal at the moment. The memory can be further expanded up to 1TB with a microSDXC card. There is a dedicated slot for the card as well.

Connecting the phone is dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C 2.0. There is also the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack on the phone.

The price of Vivo Y21 in Nepal is Rs 22,999 and is available in metallic blue and diamond glow colours.


Vivo Y21 can be called a top budget-range smartphone. The specifications provided by the phone seems fair to the price. The phone getting a fast charging feature and extended RAM is pretty unique. Since this phone is not built for heavy-duty works, it would be difficult for the device to run high-end games, but it surely is able to run multiple apps smoothly.

With the given price rate, Vivo Y21 gets direct and tough competition from Samsung Galaxy M21, Galaxy F22 and Redmi 10 Prime. If compared directly to Redmi 10 Prime, it beats Vivo Y21 in almost every category and surprisingly Redmi 10 Prime is cheaper as well. The only advantage Vivo Y21 holds is, it is slimmer and lighter than Redmi 10 Prime.

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