Vivo Z1 vs Vivo X21
Vivo Z1 vs Vivo X21

Vivo Z1 VS Vivo X21: Vivo’s mid-rangers powered by Snapdragon 660 chipset. Chinese OEM company, Vivo now has a new series called the Z-series. The company has released the first smartphone under the series called Vivo Z1. The smartphone is in the mid-range segment and shares most of the specs of other Vivo mid-rangers such as Vivo V9 and Vivo X21. There are rumors that the new Z-series is a continuation of the V-series and the Vivo V9 is the last smartphone from the V-series. No official statement has been made by the company. But the Vivo Z1 sure looks like the Vivo V9 and carries most of its features.

The Vivo X21 is one of the best mid-rangers the company has on the market. The smartphone is powered by a powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset. How does the new Vivo Z1 challenge one of the company best mid-range smartphone out there? This article is a detailed comparison between the Vivo Z1 and Vivo X21.

Vivo Z1 VS Vivo X21 – The Design

Vivo Z1 VS Vivo X21
Vivo Z1
Vivo Z1 VS Vivo X21
Vivo X21

In terms of design, there’s nothing superior about the Vivo X21. The Vivo Z1 and Vivo X21 feature a front glass with an aluminum unibody, which reflects light to an extent. The Vivo X21 is probably one of Vivo’s slimmest smartphone with a 7.4mm thickness, though it weighs 156.2 grams. While the Vivo Z1 is lighter with a weight of 149.3 grams and measures 7.9mm thickness. Vivo is not being creative with the dual rear camera set-up of their mid-rangers.

The Vivo Z1 and Vivo X21 feature a dual rear camera that is set-up in a vertical direction at the top left. They aren’t the only smartphones from Vivo with exactly this set-up. The Vivo V9, Vivo X21 UD, and Vivo V9 youth also have the camera set-up. Aside from the dual rear camera at the back, they also feature a fingerprint sensor. The Vivo X21 comes in three body colors option; Black, Aurora White, and Ruby Red. While you get Black, Red and Blue body colors for the Vivo Z1.

Vivo Z1 VS Vivo X21 – The Display

The major difference in display between the Vivo Z1 and Vivo X21 is the screen technology. The Vivo X21 sports Super AMOLED touchscreen while the Vivo Z1 sports an IPS LCD touchscreen. The Super AMOLED panel featured on the Vivo X21 is arguably the best in the market, which makes the phone the obvious winner in this category.

They both feature a 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio display. The Vivo Z1 comes with a 6.26-inch screen, an 84.1% screen-to-body ratio, and 403 PPI density. While on the Vivo X21 is a 6.28-inch screen, an 85.2% screen-to-body ratio, and 402 PPI density.

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Vivo Z1 VS Vivo X21 – The Camera

The dual rear camera of the Vivo X21 consists of a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture and LED flash. While on the Vivo Z1 is a 13MP primary sensor combined with a 2MP secondary sensor. For selfies, the Vivo Z1 sports a 24MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture like on the Vivo V9. While the Vivo X21 sports a 12MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. On papers, the Vivo X21 should be able to take quality pictures in general but the Vivo Z1 has a little advantage on the selfie department.

Vivo Z1 VS Vivo X21 – Hardware and Software

Powering both the Vivo X21 and the Vivo Z1 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 paired with an Adreno 512 graphics processing unit and 8-core processor. This is a big win for the Vivo Z1 when you consider the price both smartphones would cost you. Running on both the Vivo Z1 and Vivo X21 is Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.0 skin on top.

The Vivo Z1 comes in only a 4GB memory option paired with 64GB internal storage. While the Vivo X21 comes in only a 6GB memory, which is paired with either 64GB or 128GB internal storage.

Vivo Z1 VS Vivo X21 – The Battery

The Vivo Z1 houses a non-removable Li-lon 3260 mAh battery while the Vivo X21 houses a non-removable Li-lon 3200 mAh battery. The major difference here is that the Vivo X21 supports fast battery charging while the Vivo Z1 doesn’t.

Vivo Z1 VS Vivo X21 – The Price

You can get the Vivo Z1 for around $353 (N123,550) and the Vivo X21 for about $530 (N185,500). The only edge the Vivo X21 has over the Vivo Z1 is the screen technology and bigger memory. The Snapdragon 660 chipset on the Vivo Z1 makes it my choice at a reasonable price.

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Vivo Z1 VS Vivo X21 Full Specs Comparison

Vivo Z1Vivo X21
Dimensions and Weight154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 149.3 g154.5 x 74.8 x 7.4 mm. Weight: 156.2 g
Display6.26 inch (84.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2280 pixels with 403 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen6.28 inch (85.2% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2280 pixels with 402 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
MemoryRAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot)RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128GB microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo (with Funtouch OS 4.0)Android 8.1 Oreo (with Funtouch OS 4.0)
HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.2GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processorQualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.2GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor
Camera24MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 13MP and 2MP rear camera with LED flash12MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 5MP f/2.4 aperture rear camera with LED flash
Connectivity2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
BatteryNon-removable Li-lon 3260 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-lon 3200 mAh battery
Additional FeaturesFingerprint (rear-mounted)Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging

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