Vivo Y21 vs OPPO A16: Which is the Best Budget Smartphone?

This article compares two smartphones from Vivo and OPPO. Let’s find the best smartphone among the Vivo Y21 and the OPPO A16 smartphones

Vivo Y21 vs OPPO A16


Release Date 20 August 2021 17 July 2021
Dimensions 164.3 x 76.1 x 8 mm 163.8 x 75.6 x 8.4 mm
Weight 182 gm 190 gm


Network Connectivity 2G, 3G and 4G 2G, 3G and 4G
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual band support and Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual-band support and Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version 5.0 Version 5.0


Chipset Mediatek Helio P35 (12nm) Chipset Mediatek Helio G35 (12 nm) Chipset
Primary Clock Speed 2.35 GHz 2.3 GHz
Operating System Android 11 based Funtouch OS 11.1 Android 11 based ColorOS 11.1
GPU PowerVR GE8320 PowerVR GE8320


Display Type IPS LCD Display IPS LCD Display
Screen Size 6.51” 6.52”
Screen Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels 720 x 1600 pixels


Rear Camera 13MP + 2MP Dual Camera Setup 13MP + 2MP + 2MP Triple Camera Setup
Front Camera 8MP 8MP


Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side Mounted Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes No
Barometer No No
Compass Yes Yes


Battery Capacity 5000mAh 5000mAh
Fast Charge 18W Wired Fast Charge


Price Rs. 15,490(Vivo Store) Rs. 12,990(OPPO Store)

Both the smartphones in comparison, the Vivo Y21 and the OPPO A16 has very similar specifications with only slight differences.

The Vivo Y21 has a Mediatek Helio P35 (12nm) chipset while the OPPO A16 has the Mediatek Helio G35 (12nm) chipset. Both these chipsets offer very similar performance with the Helio P35 having a slightly better CPU performance.

The Vivo Y21 and the OPPO A16 also have IPS LCD displays of similar screen size and the same screen resolution. The OPPO A16 has a screen size which is just .01 mm larger than the Vivo Y21.

There is a difference in the rear camera setup in the two smartphones. Even if both the smartphones have a main camera of 13MP, the OPPO A16 has a triple camera setup while the Vivo Y21 comes with a dual camera setup. On the front, the devices both have the same 8MP selfie camera.

Both the devices also is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery, however the Vivo Y21 has a fast charge feature of 18W and the OPPO A16 doesn’t support fast charging which is to be considered as a huge difference.

The next big difference between the two smartphones are in its price. The Vivo Y21 on the Vivo Store is price higher than the OPPO A16 at a price of Rs. 15,490 while the OPPO A16 is available at a price of Rs. 12,990.

So folks, there is just two difference in terms of specs between the two smartphones. The OPPO A16 doesn’t support a fast charge feature and the Vivo Y21 only has a dual camera setup on its rear. There is also a price difference of Rs. 2,500 as well.

The choice is really upto you folks, if you want a smartphone that is priced lower and offers similar features like the Vivo Y21, go for the OPPO A16. But if you really want a smartphone with a fast charge support and price isn’t a problem, then you must definitely choose the Vivo Y21.


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