The Different Faces of X21

X21: Vivo Mobile Phone

Last March 2018, the Vivo X21 model was launched with highlights on its new features and specifications. It's a good looking phone that looks exactly like an iPhone X. The specs of this latest creation by Vivo is indeed a competitive one compared with other mobile brands. The touchscreen display has a dimension of 6.28 inch, with an outstanding resolution of 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels. Amazingly, it is powered by a 2.2 GHz Octa-core processor with built-in 6 GB of RAM or Random Access Memory. In addition to its remarkable features, it has an internal storage of 128 GB, which is considered a large capacity for videos, apps, and pictures. Moreover, the internal storage can be expanded by purchasing a 256 GB Micro SD Card.

Vivo Mobile [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

For mobile phone users, one of the vital considerations in buying a new unit is the camera and its resolution. The new Vivo phone is not made to disappoint all the selfie lovers. It has a 12-megapixel camera on the rear and another 12-megapixel camera in the front for taking self-pictures. It is lightweight at only 156.20 grams and it runs on the latest and up-to-date software of Android 8.1. The battery is powered by 3200 mAh, some reviews from users say that it has a good battery life.

Two sim cards can be inserted and be used simultaneously, it accepts both Nano sims. It provides added security since it has a fingerprint sensor, which opens the phone for the owner. Furthermore, the X21 is the only smartphone that has the fingerprint sensor underneath the screen. It supports Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, and LTE. It is available in three colors: black and gold. It has a number of built-in sensors such as a compass or magnetometer, proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and gyroscope.

X21 versus X21 UD Vivo Prices

The X21 and X21 UD were made almost exactly the same, with a slight and unnoticeable difference. It has the same outer features and it was even launched on the same date. One major difference is that the X21 UD runs on an octa-core processor versus the 2.2 GHz octa-core. Also, the X21 UD is available in three colors such as Ruby Red, Aurora White, and Black. Lastly, the X21 requires Nano sim, while the X21 UD needs a Micro Sim. Of course, there is also a difference with the price range, with the X21 UD as more expensive in the market

In China, the X21 is being sold for 2,898 Yuan or $ 455 (64 GB internal storage) and 3,198 Yuan or $500 (128 GB internal storage). While the X21 UD is available for sale at a price of 3,598 Yuan or $ 565 (128 GB internal storage with additional under display fingerprint sensor).

Vivo vs. Samsung vs. Huawei

Vivo Communication Technology Co. is a Chinese based company that is owned by BBK Electronics, which is a well-known manufacturer of smartphones, accessories, software, and online services. Vivo was established in 2009 by Mr. Shen Wei who is now the company's current CEO. It started in the province of Dongguan in China. As of today, its popularity has spread throughout the countries in South East Asia and even extending into India and Russia.

Samsung was founded in 1969 as Samsung Electric Industries with its headquarters in Suwon, South Korea. Historically, they release their first smartphone in 2009. Then, it was followed by the launch of the first ever Android tablet in the year 2010. The latest model that it launched was in July 2018, the new model name is Samsung Galaxy Jean. As of today, Samsung is recognized to be one of the largest players in the manufacture of smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy Jean has yet again proved that Samsung is not kidding when making smart mobile phones. The phone has 6 inches display that is a touch screen with an outstanding resolution of 1080 pixels by 2220 pixels. It has a processor of 1.8 GHz octa-core and RAM capacity of 3 GB. The Galaxy Jean has an internal storage of 32 GB and can increase to 256 GB by inserting Micro SD card.  As for the camera, the rear camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels, while the front camera has a higher resolution of 24 megapixels. The operating system is up to date at Android 8.0 Oreo. It is lightweight at just 191 grams, so it is very handy and convenient for the user. However, only one Nano sim can be inserted as compared to Vivo X21 that can handle dual sim.

Huawei is a Chinese multinational company that is based in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is considered to be the largest manufacturer for telecommunications equipment. It has been in the business for 31 years, having been established in 1987 by their founder Mr. Ren Zhengfei. Currently, it has been serving and distributing its high-quality products to their consumers worldwide. The latest smartphone models available in the market recently is the Huawei P20 and the Huawei P20 Pro.

The Huwaei P20 and P20 Pro are recognized as the best Huawei phones for the year 2018. The P20 Pro model has glass feature for the front and the rear. It is water resistant with a fingerprint sensor mounted on the front. Amazingly, it has a trio of rear camera, one has 40 Mp sensor, another has a black and white camera and lastly, it has three times optical lens with a zoom feature. The front display has a dimension of 6.1 inches, with a superior resolution of 2244 megapixel by 1080 megapixel. In addition to this, the camera also has a blue light reduction for night time use. It has a RAM of 6 GB and internal storage of 128 GB. The colors come in Twilight (that changes from teal to purple hue), black, pink gold or midnight blue. But, one can never miss the mirror finish that makes it unique.

X21: Drone and Price

The Bayangtoys X21 is a semi-professional aerial quadcopter or drone that takes photograph and videos using its 1080p camera and built-in gimbal.  It comes with Wi-Fi access and a reliable dual GPS positioning system that is responsible for flying in a precise manner. While it has the ability to record at a quality of 1080p, it can immediately transmit the video or photo to mobile phones using the Wi-Fi. This drone model is supported by four brushless powerful motors and it can stay in the air for at least 15 and a maximum of 18 minutes. The Drone size is at 29 cm x 29 cm x 22 cm with a weight of 637 grams. It has a strong wind resistance and it is easy to control.

 In addition to this, it has remarkable flying modes such as follow me mode, surround mode, headless mode, and the one key return or low battery key return. The follow me mode is a special feature that allows keeping a certain distance to track and record. While the surround function enables the user to select a central point wherein the quadcopter will automatically encircle while taking footages from a certain perspective.

For the headless mode, the drone does not need to recognize the position of the headpiece of the aircraft and can be controlled using the remote control's operating rod. Another amazing feature is the return home mode wherein the action of the drone is determined by the life of the battery. For example, if the battery is at 30%, the distance of the quadcopter can only fly within a 30-meter radius. Also, if the battery is detected to be at 10% the quadcopter will automatically land.  It is being offered as retail with a price range of $200 to $300. The reviews of some users show that it is indeed a good model and it's definitely worth the money.

X21: Bus System (Arrival and Schedule)

The X21 is part of the bus line system in MTA New York City Transit, its route is from Staten Island to Midtown Manhattan. The direction is through the Super Express Eltingville via New Jersey. It has a total of 16 stops with the total time duration of the trip approximately at 80 minutes. The X21 bus route operates on weekdays, from Monday to Friday, at exactly 4 to 6 in the afternoon. Also, it is not operational during weekends, Saturday and Sunday.

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There are 18 bus stops in total. It passes through Manhattan like Lexington Avenue and Avenue of the Americas on the east side. It also passes through Arthur Kill Road, Woodrow Road, Turnpike Route and more. It also passes through Carlyle Green,  Barlow Avenue, Katan Avenue, Richmond Avenue, Hylan Boulevard, and more which are all located on Staten Island.  

X21: Clothing store in Rotterdam

The X21 is a small street fashion clothing store in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It was found 1n 1993 and was noted to be the first streetwear shop in Rotterdam. It is believed to be located at the center of the Rotterdam Street Fashion culture. Along the way, they made their name by bearing iconic streetwear labels and one-of-a-kind unconventional fashion names. Aside from the physical store, they also operate as a web store that can ship clothing thru online selling. They take pride and honor in their extraordinary interior design and dedicated customer service personnel. The sell apparels like clothes, shoes, head wears, and accessories. The store carries designer labels like ARKK, the 40s & Shorties, Brixtol, Elvine, VANS, North Face, Komono, Revolution, and Elka just to name a few. The partnership with these labels had brought success to both parties.

The store is definitely filled with trendy clothes and collections that are considered quality. The small shop is next to the Market Hall, it is sometimes unnoticeable so the search has to be extensive. The shop is well-known to the locals and is pretty much their favorite for excellent service and competitive price for the retail. The schedule of the shop opening is as follow:  Monday (open at 12:00 to 5:30 in the afternoon), Tuesday (open at 10:30 in the morning up until 5:30 in the afternoon), Friday (open at 10:30 in the morning until 9 in the evening), Saturday (open from 10:30 in the morning to 5:30 in the afternoon), and Sunday (open from 12 to 5:30 in the afternoon).

How to get to X21

There are several ways on how to reach X21 using the bus, train or public transit. The closest stations are Rotterdam Blaak that is 278 meters away (approximately a four-minute walk) or Rotterdam Keizerstraat that is 471 meters away (approximately a 7-minute walk). The Metro lines that stop near X21 are Metro line A, Metro line B, Metro line C and Metro line E. The train lines that stop near X21 are Intercity and Sprinter.

The bus lines that stop near X21 are Bus 32, Bus 500 and Bus 87. The fastest way to get to X21 via bus is from Delft Zuid Station, it takes at least 64 minutes duration of the ride. Also, the shortest duration for the Metro Transportation is from Capelsebrug that takes only about 16 minutes to reach X21. If the train is the choice of transportation, the shortest trip would be from Delft Zuid that takes only at least 22 minutes of travel.