If 2016 is considered to be the year when the first full-screen launched, 2017 was the year when this technology developed. All kinds of smartphones from low-end to flagship models are currently using a full-screen design. In order to increase the screen share and visual experience, the smartphone vendors have come in with phones using a notch. VIVO is a leading company in China as well as in the world. So it has had to design an identical handset. The VIVO X21 was announced on March 19. It grabbed customers’ attention immediately. The phone uses ultra-narrow borders. Moreover, the double-sided glass approach gives another charm to the phone. Of course, we don’t forget about the on-screen technology used in this phone.
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The VIVO X21 is a top-end smartphone with tons of commendable features. But like other top brands, VIVO focuses more on photographing. This is a feature that can directly influence users’ choice. That’s why sporting a good camera is a must for flagship smartphones. As for our protagonist, it uses a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera, which supports full-pixel dual-core speed focus and can output 24MP high-resolution photos. It comes with AI support and VIVO Cube technology to create more detailed pictures. But these are just words. We have to test them in real.
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Under the sunlight shooting conditions, the VIVO X21 takes astonishing photos. It even doesn’t lift a finger. The white balance, exposure, sharpness, and other aspects are at the highest level. It is worth mentioning that the tolerance and resolving power of the phone are excellent. There is no situation where the highlight of the picture is overexposed and the shadows details are lost.
In the strong contrast of light, the VIVO X21 will automatically turn on the backlight HDR mode. The photo latitude taken in this mode will be enhanced once more. The details of the highlights and dark areas will be retained to the largest extent.
Like outdoor shots when the lighting conditions are satisfactory, the VIVO X21 takes amazing photos indoor. The picture details are also well preserved. The photo white balance will not be out of focus due to the complexity of the indoor lighting. It accurately restores the color temperature in the scene.
Obviously, in the night, the lighting conditions are more extreme. So this is the right time to take photos and learn the value of the VIVO X21’s camera. In the samples, we can see the purity of the night-time photos is too high. There is only a little noise and it is almost impossible to notice without zooming the picture. While maintaining the high purity of the screen, the VIVO X21 did not appear to be smeared on a large area, which is common in ordinary mobile phones.
Thanks to the 2x12MP camera, we can find quite a lot of details in the photos, because the focal distance is short.
In VIVO X21’s self-timer interface, users can freely choose 1-6 beauty effects. In addition to the grading options, the ‘smart’ option is also provided. The phone automatically recognizes the beauty effect. So the user can get a natural and beautiful selfie by simply pressing the shutter button.
This device is capable of capturing incredible self-portraits. It will not appear unnatural because of over-expressing beauty. The character’s face is not lost in details due to microdermabrasion, and there is no pale skin due to excessive whitening.
Since the popular dual-camera solution is adopted, it is indispensable for the background blur function. With the help of the dual camera and the software algorithm, the VIVO X21 can shoot SLR camera-like in the portrait background mode. Actually, it’s a matter of ‘intelligence’. AI plays a huge role here. That’s why the VIVO X21 is very accurate in recognizing the edges of the characters and can well separate the characters from the background. The phone doesn’t simply blur the background. It increases the blur effect according to the distance of the object and simulates the imaging effect of the SLR camera as much as possible.
We can write down the VIVO X21 doesn’t feel any inconvenience when taking photos in any lighting conditions, indoor, outdoor, etc. We are impressed. The backlight HDR mode solves the problem of black or overexposure on the screen caused by insufficient latitude when the user photographs backlit photos. In general, the VIVO X21 doesn’t have obvious shortcomings in photographing and was able to cope with it in various scenes. The backlight HDR function has become the highlight of the device.