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Yes, the 3.5mm headphone jack is still not officially dead. With the inclusion of this jack, any need for carrying around a dongle is utterly removed. Additionally, a built-in AK4376A audio chip for Hi-Fi audio playback is also included. It features playback of audio files of up to 384KHz / 32-bit, which is definitely more than sufficient for the majority of music lovers.Not all is great on the audio front with the Vivo X21 only including a single mono speaker. The lack of the typical stereo output, does bring some points off in the audio category. However, it somewhat redeems itself with its speaker getting pretty loud.
In terms of usability for the camera, the application is of key importance. With that said, Vivo X21’s default camera will be pretty familiar to those in the Apple ecosystem. Swiping at the bottom changes modes, while the settings per modes can be accessed at the top. However, there are some settings that can be tricky to access. One of them would be the resolution of the photo that is being taken. Switching from the default 12MP to 24MP is rather simple, but the 50MP (Ultra HD) setting can only be found in the “Professional” mode.In the video side of things, the X21 takes up to 4K videos which is standard in the mid-tier range of smartphones. However, it lacks the ability to take videos at high frame rates – e.g. 1080P@60fps.
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It should be noted that the flaws mentioned above are mostly minor, and most users would not even be bothered by them.For more information on the Vivo X21, please visit the http://www.vivo.com/sg/products .
The Vivo X21 will be available at M1, StarHub and authorized dealers including Challenger and Newstead Technologies. You can view a list of shops which sells the Vivo X21 here.