Let’s settle the Vivo Y21 and Oppo A16 debate once and for all!
When you think of budget mobiles, Oppo and Vivo are two of the leading brands that come to mind. Vivo Y21 and Oppo A16 were launched one month apart in 2021 and are considered arch-rivals. They both have almost the same features and prices but the Vivo Y21 is priced higher.
Display & Build
Both Vivo Y21 and Oppo A16 are dual SIM phones. Though they are almost the same in size, Oppo A16 is slightly heavier at 190 g. It also has a slightly bigger display at 6.52 inches but the resolution is the same for both. You will also find a 3.5mm audio jack in these mobiles.
There is a fingerprint sensor integrated into the phones for better security. Both phones have attractive designs and immersive screens and are 4G enabled. Vivo Y21 is available in Diamond Glow and Midnight Blue colours while Oppo A16 was launched in Pearl Blue, Space Silver and Crystal Black.
Oppo A16 has a triple camera module on the rear while Vivo Y21 is equipped with a dual-camera setup. The main camera on the rear is 13 MP for both mobiles as well as the front 8 MP camera. You can make great quality 1080p videos from these mobiles. While both may be almost the same I the camera department also but Oppo A16 slightly takes the lead with its triple camera setup. It gives the advantage of better photo quality and camera controls.
Battery & Charging
There is a 5000 mAh non-removable battery in these mobiles. Both give a great battery mileage and can last all day of moderate to heavy usage. The major difference here is the fast charging capability of Vivo Y21 that can juice up the mobile from 0% to 34% in 30 minutes. On the downside, Oppo A16 doesn’t support fast charging and takes a lot of time to charge up the phone.
Performance & Gaming
Both mobiles are equipped with an Android 11 operating system and 4GB RAM. Vivo Y21 also comes with a liquid cooling solution that keeps it cooled down during heavy usage. This feature is missing from the Oppo A16 and makes it give thermal throttling issues. Both deliver great performance as midrange phones but Vivo performs better in terms of smooth and glitch-free gameplay.
While Oppo A16 is cheaper in price and also has a better camera setup, Vivo Y21 is priced higher but has better performance and also comes with a fast charger. However, there are some pricier versions of Oppo A16 available that support fast charging. It comes with a USB cable, charger, a SIM ejector tool and a protective case. Vivo Y21 also comes with a USB cable, charger, card eject tool, phone case and an applied protective film.