Vivo’s top 5 smartphones

*Review of the best according to the editorial. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, is not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to purchase. You should seek professional advice before making a purchase.

Vivo is a Chinese company that is part of the largest corporation BBK. Smartphones of this brand are popular in China and India, but are not common in Russia and European countries. Nevertheless, the brand has managed to take one of the leading places in terms of sales, ahead of many competitors.

The 5 best Vivo smartphones

The editorial staff has prepared a selection of the best Vivo smartphones, which are sold in Russia and CIS countries. These are great models with no glaring disadvantages and a reasonable price tag.

5 best Vivo smartphones1Vivo X50 Pro 128GB65 917 €
2Vivo V21 128GB36 990 €
3Vivo X50 128GB34 990 €
4Vivo V21e 128 GB22 990 €
5Vivo Y53s 6/128GB19 990 €

Vivo X50 Pro 128GB

Rating: 4.9

Vivo X50 Pro 128GB

With the release of this model, Vivo brand continued the history of X-series camera phones with average technical characteristics, but a revolutionary camera.

The smartphone looks sophisticated and stylish. The rear surface has a matte finish without the characteristic herringbone sheen, which gives the device a more solid look.

The camera modules are made in a luxurious design, emphasizing the main purpose of the model.

The Vivo X50 Pro 128GB features a 6.56-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2376×1080 pixels, which is covered by glass with curved edges. The display proportions are 20:9 and the pixel density is 398 ppi.

On the back of the gadget is a block of cameras, consisting of 4 modules:

  1. The main 48-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.6 and upgraded tri-axis stabilization system on the 2-hinge connection.
  2. Wide-angle camera with 13 megapixel sensor.
  3. Two 8-megapixel telephoto lenses with different focal lengths.

The Vivo X50 Pro 128GB uses Funtouch 10 as the system interface.5 with lots of proprietary settings and proprietary software.

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G and supports 5G connectivity. Adreno 620 gas pedal is responsible for the performance of the graphics system.

The RAM is 8GB and the built-in storage is 128GB (there is a 256GB version).

The device is equipped with a single speaker located at the bottom of the case. It demonstrates good sound quality and decent volume reserve.

The autonomy of the smartphone is provided by a 4315 mAh battery. Also the phone is compatible with the 33W fast charging technology (the corresponding block is present in the package). It takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes for the smartphone to restore 100% of charge from 0%.


  • Interesting design.
  • Advanced processor with 5G support.
    1. ED display with a frequency of 90 Hz.
    2. Microcardan stabilization of the main camera.


  • No moisture protection.
  • No jack 3.5 mm and microSD.

Vivo V21 128GB

Rating: 4.8

VIVO V21 128GBVIVO V21 128GB

Vivo V21 128GB is an interesting representative of the Vivo lineup with a 44-megapixel front and 64-megapixel main camera. These modules got Steadiface stabilization and a powerful Dimensity 800U processor, which can run the most demanding games and resource-intensive applications.

The design of the smartphone looks very unusual. The plastic back cover traces a concise style, and there is a branded logo in the lower left corner. On top is a large block of cameras.The thickness of the body is only 7.3 mm and the weight is 170 g.

The smartphone runs the current version of Android 11 with Funtouch 11 user interface. The software is updated “over the air”.

The 6.44-inch screen of Vivo V21 128 GB is made by AMOLED technology and has a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. It supports auto brightness level adjustment, AlwaysOn Display option and HDR10. Display refresh rate of 90 Hz.

Under the body of the device is a non-removable 4000 mAh battery, which is compatible with FlashCharge 2 fast charging.0 at 33W. Under average loads, the smartphone works long enough. For example, in video playback mode at maximum brightness, it demonstrates 16-17 hours of battery life.

An in-house 33W charging adapter can restore up to 60% of the charge in just half an hour. Takes 1 hour and 10 minutes to fully charge.

The device has 8 GB of RAM (+3 GB of internal storage) with a speed of 26000 MB/s, which corresponds to the class of flagship smartphones.

The processor is a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset with support for 5G connectivity. Its clock frequency is 2400 MHz. The chip is made by 7-nanometer technology and is complemented by a graphics gas pedal Ma

  • -G57 MC3 with 850 MHz.

    The 64-megapixel main camera can take stunning photos at 9248×6920 pixels and record 4K video at up to 30 fps. It is complemented by an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro sensor.


    • Screen refresh rate of 90 Hz.
    • Advanced processor.
    • Fast charging.
    • Optical stabilization of main and front camera.


    • Problems with triggering stabilization when shooting 4K video.
    • Lack of an audio jack for headphones.
    • Poor picture quality with wide angle lens.

    Vivo X50 128GB

    Rating: 4.8

    VIVO X50 128GB

    The Vivo X50 128GB was introduced in 2020 and has received many positive reviews from users and high ratings from experts.

    A bright AMOLED display with improved touchscreen response, no teardrop cutout for the front camera, high resolution and a large diagonal are the basic features that a modern smartphone needs and which are implemented in this device.

    The Vivo X50 128GB also has 2 SIM card slots, a high-capacity battery that can last up to 1 day of talk time, and 8GB of RAM.

    The device is powered by an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor, which is responsible for the high performance of the system. It is complemented by the Adreno 618 graphics chip with a clock speed of 700 MHz.

    The smartphone has an NFC module, 4 main cameras and 1 front camera.

    The rear camera unit is represented by such sensors:

    1. The main wide-angle with a resolution of 48 megapixels and an aperture of f/1.6.
    2. 13-megapixel “portrait” lens with 2x zoom and f/2 aperture.5.
    3. An 8 megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with a 120° angle of view and f/2 aperture.2.
    4. 5 megapixel macro lens and f/2.5.

    The smartphone is capable of recording video in 4K resolution, showing good image stabilization and accurate color reproduction.

    32-megapixel front camera makes good self-portraits and adjusts shooting parameters automatically, based on external conditions. It is able to correct skin imperfections and slightly blur the background.

    Vivo X50 128GB features extended battery life and supports fast charging technology. Requires only 1 hour 15 minutes to restore 100% charge. That’s pretty good speed for a 4200 mAh battery. No wireless charging support.

    Face and fingerprint scanners are used to unlock the device. The first system works on the basis of the front camera sensor – there are no additional modules. In dark conditions, the display illuminates your face and prompts you to open your eyes. If the user is wearing sunglasses, the phone will remain locked.

    In that case, it is better to use the fingerprint scanner, which is integrated under the screen. The sensor has a memory of up to 5 prints, and its position is selected as good as possible and is highlighted by the corresponding icon when prompted for identification.


    • Good equipment.
    • Advanced camera.


    • High price.

    Vivo V21e 128GB

    Rating: 4.7

    Vivo V21e

    The Vivo V21e 128GB has optimal value for money. It features a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen, which has a high brightness of 430 nits with the ability to increase to 600 cd/m2 on the street. Fingerprint reader hidden under the screen, working quickly and accurately. The display supports HDR for better video playback.

    Externally, the smartphone looks stylish and elegant. Diamond mosaic or black anthracite color design on the back.

    Advanced technical parameters of the model make it suitable for different tasks. The device is equipped with an energy efficient and powerful processor Snapdragon 720G. Adreno 618 video gas pedal is responsible for the performance of graphics interface.

    Built-in memory capacity of 128GB. At the same time it can be expanded up to 1TB with flash drives. RAM capacity of 8 GB.


      Game Mode will appeal to gamers who want to immerse themselves in the story of their favorite shooter and virtual battles.

      The quality of the main camera does not cause complaints. The 64-megapixel module is mainly used. The front camera is represented by a 44-megapixel sensor, which makes good self-portraits in different lighting conditions.

      The quality of photos and videos seriously increased. Steadiface technology is responsible for face stabilization in the frame – now the user can shoot videos on the move, enjoying impeccable quality. The tracking autofocus function will be useful for the novice operator and will not let you miss an important moment.


      • Quality main camera module
      • Excellent front-facing camera.
      • Fast charging (up to 66%) in 30 minutes.
      • Surround sound.
      • Processor performance.
      • Large amount of internal memory.
      • Fast fingerprint scanner.


      • Delayed operation of the proximity sensor.

      Vivo Y53s 6/128GB

      Rating: 4.7

      Vivo Y53s 6/128GB

      Vivo Y53s 6/128GB is made in a glossy plastic body with a bright gradient that shimmers beautifully in different shades under the appropriate lighting. With a thickness of just over 8 mm smartphone weighs only 190 grams.

      On the back cover is a protruding camera unit, and the fingerprint scanner is integrated into the side power button. It instantly responds to the touch of a finger.

      There is a single speaker in the bottom of the case, which has good sound quality and excellent volume. The manufacturer decided to keep the familiar audio jack, which will please fans of wired headphones.

      6.58-inch screen has a resolution of 2408×1080 pixels. It features high quality and detail of the picture, as it is made by IPS technology.

      On board there is a processor MediaTek He

    • o G80, 6GB RAM and 128 Onboard. In AnTuTu tests, the Vivo smartphone shows good results – 242 thousand. points.

      Funtouch OS 11 system interface offers additional options and useful settings, among them:

      1. Parental controls.
      2. Split screen.
      3. gesture control.
      4. The smartphone has an NFC module for contactless payment for purchases, 2-band Wi-Fi and 5th generation Bluetooth.
      5. Battery of 5000 mAh and energy-efficient “iron” are responsible for autonomy. The manufacturer claims the gadget will last up to two days on a single charge.
      6. In playback mode F
          l HD video at maximum brightness has a running time of 14 hours. With World of Tanks game running, it shrinks to 6 hours.
        • The device also supports fast charging technology, and it comes with a 33-watt adapter that allows you to restore a full charge in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

      The camera unit is represented by three modules:

      1. 65 megapixel main camera.
      2. Two extra 2 megapixels.
      3. Front camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels.

      Vivo Y53s 6/128 GB is an advanced representative of the budget segment with a quality display, user-friendly system interface and long-lasting battery. The novelty has everything for comfortable use, including high-quality cameras, NFC sensor and good performance to run modern games and applications.


      • The screen with an increased refresh rate.
      • 64-megapixel main camera.
      • 5G support.
      • Fast charging adapter included.


      • The lack of an ultra-wide-angle lens.
      • No 4K video recording.
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