Five Visually Involving Movies to Watch on Your Mobile Phone

Have you considered making a mobile phone movie list? These films might make it to your list too, trailer link included.

The sales life can be stressful at times. No matter how immune the Closers are to the pressure of the monthly sales quota, we occasionally tend to look for an “easy to grip” escape without necessarily going away far from the sales table. There are really those times when our ears have relaxed from the songs we pre-selected for our playlist, but our pair of eyes still yearns for a stat visual recreation. Have you considered making a mobile phone movie list? These films might make it to your list too, trailer link included. Got you Fam!

1. Loving Vincent (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGzKnyhYDQI)

WHY: It’s the world’s first fully painted film which required over 100 classically-trained oil painters to paint with oils on canvases (same as van Gogh’s style) on each of the 65,000 frames used in the film.

Loving Vincent

It is a 2017 experimental animated film about the life and death of Dutch post-Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh.  The actors had to first film the entire movie, and the artists had to craft the animated paintings over the images after the filming of the movie ended. This added a layer of creativity because it allowed the viewers to still recognize the actors’ portrayal and appeal through the painted scenes. This gem is a one-of-a-kind visual mirage of vivid whirls and colors, enriched by the artists’ hard work and renditions of van Gogh’s masterpieces such as the celebrated “The Starry Night” and “Sunflowers”. This work of art stars Polish theatre actor Robert Gulaczyk on his first big feature, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, and Saoirse Ronan. The film garnered many accolades and was nominated for the Best Animated Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards.

2. Blade Runner 2049 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4)

WHY: It is progressive and poised in tone through its muted gray, blue, and yellow visual imagery and cutting-edge effects. The non-cliche setting of a rainy and gritty future Los Angeles added texture and depth to the visuals.Blade Runer

It is a 2017 neo-noir sequel to the 1982 beloved sci-fi film, “Blade Runner”. The movie is about a replicant/bioengineered human who discovers a mystery that leads him to another replicant who has been missing for the past thirty years. It stars Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, and Cuban actress Anna de Armas in her first breakout role. Harrison Ford also returned to his role from the first movie. The film was praised by critics and won the Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects at the 2018 Academy Awards.

3. Dunkirk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-eMt3SrfFU)

WHY: Director Christopher Nolan’s signature non-linear sequencing, paired with immersive visual storytelling (Remember “Inception” and “Interstellar” ?)Dunkirk

It is a 2017 war film that portrays the British soldiers’ retreat to Dunkirk, north of France during World War II in three aspects: land, sea, and air. Nolan crafted the movie from the perspective of the characters, aiming to use stimulating imagery instead of the usual narrative. Dunkirk has been constantly praised as one of the greatest war films of all time, and maybe even Nolan’s best work as of yet. It stars Fionn Whitehead on his first major role, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and ex-One Direction singer Harry Styles in his film debut. This war epic impressed many, and won the Best Editing at the 2018 Academy Awards.

4. Mad Max: Fury Road (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8)

Mad MaxWHY: With its dynamic blue and orange hues during a six-month long shoot in the deserts of Namibia, and gripping action scenes that banked on effective execution and actual stunts, critics have hailed the film as one of the greatest films of the 21st century.

It is a 2015 action movie and reboot of the Mad Max franchise about a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the protagonist/captive partners with a fellow survivor to escape from a fortress run by a tyrant leader. The cinematography of this film is stellar. The film stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz, as well as Riley Keough. The movie even got the chance to be shown through an out-of-competition screening at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in France, and won the Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Film Editing categories at the 2016 Academy Awards.

 

5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk)

WHY: The visuals of the movie are seamless—the color palette is dreamlike, the production design is quirkily stylized, and the flawless framing of shots are all a testament to Wes Anderson’s distinct and zany artistic eye.The Grand Budapest Hotel

It is a 2014 comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson who is known for artistic films “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox”. It centers on a concierge who befriends the lobby boy to prove that he is not guilty after he is wrongfully accused of killing an affluent hotel guest.  It also features an ensemble cast of Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori in his first notable role, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, and Owen Wilson. The movie is a cult favorite, and has won the Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design at the 2015 Academy Awards.

Your eyes need variety too! You can add more visually stimulating movies from these suggestions and reserve those for some quick visual pampering whenever your eyes need it. Consider this though: To fully appreciate visually stunning films through smartphone, your screen should be capable to display life-like depth and texture, exceptional vibrant colors and clarity.

V11 with Movie

The latest revolutionary Vivo smartphone, the V11 is perfectly fit to such criteria. Be visually entertained at the grip of your hand with its sleek 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Its Halo Fullview™ Display features a 91.27% screen-to-body ratio that delivers a convenient and an uninterrupted viewing experience that turns your video into a highly involving experience at anytime, anywhere.

Pre-order the Vivo V11 in two ways:

On ground: It is available in all participating Vivo concept and multi-brand stores. It comes with exciting gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), and a 6 months extended warranty.

Online shopping websites such as Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku: Freebies such 10,000 mAh game power bank, a gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty will be included.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Works Cited:

Loving Vincent: Figlerowicz, Marta. 2017. “The Moving Pictures of Loving Vincent” https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-moving-pictures-of-loving-vincent/. December 30, 2017.

Awards List: http://oscar.go.com/

Blade Runner 2049: https://www.framestore.com/bladerunner2049

Dunkirk: Fadnavis, Mihir. 2017. “Dunkirk movie review: Sensory overload, powerful visuals show Christopher Nolan is on top of his game“. https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/watch-dunkirk-movie-review-sensory-overload-powerful-visuals-show-christopher-nolan-is-on-top-of-his-game-3829483.html. July 19, 2017.

Mad Max: Fury Road: Failes, Ian. 2015. “A graphic tale: the visual effects of Mad Max: Fury Road”. https://www.fxguide.com/featured/a-graphic-tale-the-visual-effects-of-mad-max-fury-road/. May 29, 2015.

Mad Max: Fury Road Cannes Film Fest selection: https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/films/mad-max-fury-road

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Kelley, Matthew. 2018. “Surreal Visual Elements in The Grand Budapest Hotel“. http://blogs.iac.gatech.edu/film2018/2018/01/17/surreal-visual-elements-in-wes-andersons-the-grand-budapest-hotel/. January 17, 2018.

Finally, A Smartphone Design for the Dapper (and the Chic)

A smartphone design turning one’s phone not just a gadget but also a styling accessory that seals an entirely head-turner look. 

What obviously is Vivo’s edge among other smartphone brands is that, it does not simply lead the industry with its “world’s first” technical specs and functional features. It also does have an aesthetic flair on smartphone design, turning one’s phone not just a gadget but also a styling accessory that seals an entirely head-turner look.

Vivo V11’s sleek and cool design is undeniably the revolutionary smartphone for one’s millennial dapper style.

COMFORT : The ultra-thin 1.76mm side bezels, paired with its 3D curved body design, provides maximum grip and comfort as you go through your daily activities in style.

COLOR : Trendsetting fusion colors inspired by the exciting mysteries of the universe — Starry Night and Nebula. Starry Night’s blend of black and blue and Nebula’s stunning blue and purple hues invoke glistening stars in distant galaxies that heighten the futuristic design of V11. These brilliant fusion colors exude elegance in one’s total bearing.

FOR THE DAPPER LADS

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With or without your lady:  Actor and recording artist Daniel Padilla poses with the Vivo V11 that complements his sleek gradient-themed suit.

DISPLAY : To further complement one’s modern style and taste, V11’s 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which is vivid with life-like depth and texture. It is also enhanced with the latest flagship’s innovation, the Halo Full View Notch, as it delivers an uninterrupted viewing experience with exceptionally vibrant colors and stunning clarity.

Pre-order the Vivo V11 in two ways:

On ground: It is available in all participating Vivo concept and multi-brand stores. It comes with exciting freebies (gift set of Bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick) and a 6 months extended warranty.

On shopping websites: Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku. Freebies such 10,000 mAh game power bank, a gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty.

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With or without your lady: Trending loveteam Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber show off how their futuristic Vivo V11 supplements their fashionable outfits. 
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Sherwin Vy of Centro Escolar University embodies the cool design of the Vivo V11.

SECURITY : The V11 is equipped with the industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology for a fast, secure, and ultramodern unlocking method. To keep up with V11’s sleek design, the visible fingerprint pad is eliminated to make it eye-catching and seamless from top to bottom.

FOR THE CHIC LADIES TOO

 

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(ABOVE) Raycia Garcia from Centro Escolar University and Fashion and style blogger Verniece Enciso exude sophistication with their stylish Vivo V11. (Below) The fashion-forward influencers with the Vivo 11.

Functional, futuristic, fashion-forward and once again the “First” (that merges design and technology for a more personalized user experience.). Enough said.

Pre-order the Vivo V11 in two ways:

On ground: It is available in all participating Vivo concept and multi-brand stores. It comes with exciting freebies (gift set of Bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick) and a 6 months extended warranty.

On shopping websites: Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku. Freebies such 10,000 mAh game power bank, a gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty.


About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

These Vivo features make you feel you are using an Outdated Smartphone

Innovations which have definitely made VIVO second to none in terms of smartphone innovations.

When you have been following every smartphone that Vivo has released for the past years, you definitely appreciate how innovative an added feature is in every newly launched handset. Disruptive, world’s first, pioneer, industry-leading – these are just some of the way tech savvy “netizens” react on every surprise Vivo sprinkles to its latest smartphone.

From external designs to unique user experience, here are hallmarks that Vivo has thoughtfully made that every smartphone user deserves.

Pop-out camera

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Vivo NEX: The selfie camera only comes out when the user needs it.

Vivo wowed the world early 2018 with the release of its concept smartphone APEX that achieves a nearly 98% screen-to-body ratio. APEX features an 8-MP Elevating Front Camera that seamlessly rises in 0.8 seconds when it is required, then retracts after use. This technology was made commercially available when Vivo NEX was released in June 2018.

Screen SoundCasting Technology

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Vivo APEX: Packed with world’s first specs like the Screen SoundCasting Technology.

The Screen SoundCasting Technology was first introduced in APEX. It was then launched for commercial release in the Vivo NEX. It replaces the traditional earpiece speaker by turning the screen into a speaker. It achieves this by sending vibrations through the screen with the exciter unit. This allows Vivo to reduce the top bezel and to enhances sound quality with more powerful bass, and softer, smoother treble.

Time Of Flight 3D Sensing Technology

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The TOF 3D technology: Vivo at the MWC Shanghai 2018.

Vivo revealed its Time of Flight (TOF) 3D Sensing Technology at MWC Shanghai 2018. It promises a paradigm shift in imaging, AR, and human-machine interaction to elevate consumer lifestyles with new levels of immersion and smart capability. This pioneering TOF 3D Sensing Technology detects the time it takes an emitted pulse light to return to the sensor to accurately map objects at up to three meters in front of it.

In-display fingerprint scanner

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Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology: It replaces the rear fingerprint sensor with the latest under-display scanner

Vivo is also a pioneer in developing ultramodern yet convenient unlocking methods. Vivo has recently revealed that it has advanced the fingerprint scanning method by making the technology available on a screen. It debuted the first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning solution at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas last January.

Vivo in June 2018 introduced in the Philippines the Vivo X21 with the pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. It replaces the rear fingerprint sensor with the latest under-display scanner.

Bezel-less screens

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The Vivo NEX features an industry-leading 91.24% screen-to-body ratio.

Vivo is also a leader in enhancing every patron’s screen display experience. At the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain last February, Vivo revealed a concept phone called the APEX™ FullView™. It features a typical 5.99-inch screen, but its screen-to-body ratio nearly reaches 100%.

The V9, meanwhile, boasts of a 90% screen-to-body ratio with its 6.3-inch FullView™ Display.

Vivo X21, on the other hand, has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display. It has a super slim notch and a 1.66mm side bezels to achieve a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio to provide a wider viewing experience compared to other similar-sized phones.

Despite these impressive specs, Vivo is not yet done. The newest Vivo NE has an Ultra FullView™ Display with a 91.24% screen-to-body ratio, achieved by introducing industry-first features like the Elevating Front Camera and the Screen SoundCasting Technology.

High-Fidelity music

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High Fidelity-ready Vivo smartphone models: Brings music to life.

One of the first innovations of Vivo was its decision to put a dedicated Hi-Fi quality audio chip in its smartphone, making it the first brand that gave proper attention to its handsets’ sound quality. Vivo introduced its Hi-Fi Quality Audio Chip in X1 in 2012.

It continued this legacy in their succeeding flagship models. The Vivo X21 is equipped with the AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chipset enhanced with Deep Field technology. This was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects, and various environmental audio effects to allow users to customize their audio experience.

The Hi-Fi audio quality of Vivo X21 provides close-to-reality that can instantly upgrade the two-channel music to 360-degree full surround sound or continuously push the natural bass into the ears to bring the clearest and brightest vocals.

Over 20-MP front cameras

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Vivo V7+ so real selfie: Reel and real couple Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla take a selfie using the Vivo V7+.

Vivo has been dedicated to understanding its patrons and understood fully well the world’s obsession with selfies. It revolutionized the selfie game when it came out with a 20-megapixel dual front camera in V5 Plus. It is the first smartphone brand to do so, leaving the others working hard to catch up.

It was then followed up by the 24-MP front camera in V7 and V7+. In fact, Vivo V7+ was hailed as the best selfie phone in 2017 by many tech blogs and sites. The next model with 24-MP AI-powered selfie camera of the V9, proving that Vivo never stops pushing the limits in perfecting the features that matter most to its patrons.

These features have definitely made Vivo second to none in terms of smartphone innovations. Vivo does not just simply update what your handset can do. Vivo creates another capability your smartphone can perform in every experience an owner imagines. What could be the next? We do not know yet. What we know is, Vivo thinks generations ahead, leading the future of the smartphone industry.

About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Vivo’s All-New Screen Design : Another “World’s First” or maybe an “Out of this World”?

Have you seen Vivo’s latest social media posts?

“The galaxies coalesced. Prepare for something greater.  #GoBeyond” Vivo captioned its latest video posted in their social media pages. It was an intriguing video of the moon with its shape emphasized by a curved line. This garnered massive comments from the smartphone brand’s followers since August 20. Could this be a hint of the look of the next flagship smartphone?

Global smartphone brand Vivo has been known for its high-technology innovations that have wowed the world several times over. But it has also been a pioneer of various consumer-centric smartphone designs. As the mysterious video posted teases somewhat about the screen of what could be a latest Vivo smartphone, here is a quick reminiscence of the screen features of its recent smartphone releases:

In 2017, Vivo released the V7+, which has a 5.99-inch All-Screen Display that offers a wider visual experience without compromising a comfortable grip. This gives those who are on-the-go a chance to enjoy a bigger screen for gaming, reading, or watching videos.

In 2018, Vivo proceeded the V7+ with the release of the V9. It was their first flagship smartphone for the year with the notch. It has the new 19:9 FullView™ Display that has a massive 90% screen-to-body ratio that gives users a wider look into the digital world. The Vivo V9 may be as compact as the 5.5-inch phone, but it was able to attain a 6.3-inch screen.

Halfway through the year, Vivo released the Vivo X21, its first X-series smartphone in the Philippines. It still has a the iconic 19:9 FullView™ Display. But it has a bigger screen-to-body ratio of 90.3% to provide a more impactful visual experience for gamers and video hoarders.

June 2018, Vivo was able to get closer to its target when the Vivo NEX was released in selected markets. The NEX introduces the Ultra FullView™ Display experience with a whopping 91.24% screen-to-body ratio. Vivo was able to achieve this by pioneering the 8-megapixel Elevating Front Camera that hides in the body when not in use. It also introduces the Screen Sound Casting Technology that replaces the traditional earpiece speaker entirely and cutting the bezel size.

With these releases, Vivo has proven that the window to the digital world has no limits. What barriers will the brand break next? What could this new feature be then, another “world’s first” or maybe a disruptive “out of this world? Intriguing.

 About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.  In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

 

Vivo X21 : Incomparable at the SM Cyberzone Mobile Fest 2018

More than just its sleek design, Vivo X21 stuns any user with its unlocking technologies, dual rear camera, AI Selfie Camera, AI Game Mode, Hi-Fi and performance.

Vivo X21 has a 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM to improve the speed of launching, loading, and switching including large and complex mobile games.

With the X21 being its latest flagship smartphone, global smartphone brand Vivo has charmed tech enthusiasts at the SM Cyberzone’s Mobile Fest 2018, SM City North EDSA.

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More than just its sleek design, Vivo X21 stuns any user with its unlocking technologies, dual rear camera, AI Selfie Camera, AI Game Mode, Hi-Fi and performance.

Respected tech experts Mark Macanas of TechPinas and Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu, talked about the features of the Vivo X21 during the event.

UNLOCKING TECHNOLOGIES

Macanas and Guerrero praised the unlocking options of the Vivo X21. These are, through the Face ID Access with Infrared and Vivo’s world’s first In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. The Face ID Access accurately identifies a user’s facial features even in nighttime, while the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology replaces the rear fingerprint sensor.

PHOTOGRAPHY – RELATED SPECS

Aside from pioneering features, the pair also talked about Vivo X21’s photography-related specs. The 12 megapixel+5MP dual rear camera and the 12MP front camera with Dual Pixel Sensor. These impressive hardware specs are even boosted by the X21’s AI features like the AI Face Beauty and AI HDR.

PERFORMANCE

“The Vivo X21 proved to be a hard worker” said Macanas. After all, the X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip that can process complex AI and neural computing. It has a 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM to improve the speed of launching, loading, and switching including large and complex mobile games.

DISPLAY

To complement all these, Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display with a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio for every user’s viewing pleasure.

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Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu and Mark Macanas of TechPinas had nothing but praises for Vivo X21.

AUDIO FEATURES

Guerrero, a music-lover, even praised Vivo for continuing its Hi-Fi legacy in the X21. The smartphone is equipped with Deep Field technology, which was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and various environmental audio effects, allowing users to customize their audio experience.

*The Vivo booth will be at the Mobile Fest until July 29 in SM City North EDSA.

About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Vivo X21 : The Newest “World’s First” in the Philippines

Retailed for Php29,999, own the Vivo X21 through Shopee Philippines. Vivo smartphones can also now be bought in an installment payment online on Akulaku.

“What is about to unfold before you is the reveal of the world’s first smartphone to feature an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner housed in a beautifully-designed all-glass build, a smartphone that is truly exceptional in more ways than one.”

-Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon emphasized during her opening message, Vivo X21 Launching Event

Global smartphone brand Vivo has unlocked the future of mobile technology in the Philippines as it introduced its newest world’s first, the X21 with the pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, on June 21. The event, held in the Grand Ballroom of the picturesque oceanfront of Okada Manila, was well-attended despite the heavy rain.

 

Sharing tech expertise

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Guets got the lowdown on the X21 straight from the Vivo Philippines representatives.

Vivo Philippines representatives Mr. Patrick Villareal and Ms. Jomarie Morales pitched on stage the specs of the Vivo X21. The pair discussed how the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology as well as the other features of X21 work.

Respected industry experts were also invited on stage to discuss the X21.

“Vivo X21’s chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE, is the most powerful in the Philippines to date.” -Mr. Peter Jan Icogo of Gizguide

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Tech experts shared their thoughts on the Vivo X21. They are Mr. Louie Diangson of Yugatech, Mr. Daniel Moral of GadgetMatch, Mr. Mark Milan Macanas of TechPinas, Mr. Giancarlo Viterbo of GadgetPilipinas, Mr. Peter Jan Icogo of Gizguide, Mr. Jamie Inocian of Unbox, and Ms. Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu.

 

 

Vivo partners with Shopee Philippines and Akulaku

Vivo has put up its official online store on Shopee Philippines’ online shopping platform. Vivo smartphones can also now be bought online in an installment payment option on Akulaku.

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The Vivo X21 is retailed for Php29,999 in authorized shops nationwide.

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Ms. Hazel Bascon announced that the Vivo X21 would be available at select stores starting June 22.

FIFA fever is on during the X21 launching night

Vivo, as the Official Smartphone Sponsor, of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 brought the football fever to the launch of X21. To get a glimpse of all the excitement in Russia, Vivo displayed some FIFA merchandise at the lobby.

During the presentation of the X21, Vivo mascots showed the crowd how to do the #PassTheSwag FIFA dance. Vivo Philippines endorsers Vern and Verniece Enciso, Chie Filomeno, Maris Racal, and TJ Monterde then strutted the new flagship with a Vivo FIFA ball on their other hand while they proudly sport their favorite FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 team jersey.

 

Moreover, the Vivo Philippines team including Ms. Bascon, Mr. Villareal, Ms. Morales, as well as Brand Director Ms. Annie Lim were also bitten by the FIFA fever in their football-inspired garb.

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Vivo endorsers and executives during the X21 launch.

Exquisite #OOTDs

The Vivo Philippines endorsers also took cues from the new X21 for their second look for the night.

The Vivo X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover. The design was inspired by Iceland’s Wake Black Beach, a rapidly cooling lava granule that is deep and dark yet free of impurities.

Vern and Verniece proved that they are young fashion icons in their Patty Ang creations.

Chienna and Maris, meanwhile, showed off that simplicity is the key to achieving elegance

Julie Anne San Jose who performed the closing number for the night looked like a total performer in her sparkly ensemble.

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Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose looked every inch a star during the Vivo X21 launch.

Ms. Bascon also revealed the price of Vivo X21 towards the end of the program.

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The Vivo X21 design was inspired by Iceland’s Wake Black Beach, a rapidly cooling lava granule that is deep and dark yet free of impurities.

List of participating stores can be found here: http://vivoglobal.ph/x21_stores/.

About Vivo
04A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines /), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Vivo Philippines’ Futuristic X21 : Convenient Security Options for the Millennials

The sleek and unified design of the smartphone without the need for a rear fingerprint sensor.

In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology : A mere flick of the wrist and a press on the screen to unlock. No need for a rear fingerprint sensor. image

 

In order to bring users a futuristic and convenient unlocking experience, Vivo Philippines launches X21 on June 21. It is Vivo’s flagship smartphone with the industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, with the thoughtful system and design upgrades.

TWO CONVENIENT SECURITY OPTIONS

In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology : Vivo has tasked its teams to innovate and perfect the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology on the new X21 to provide a reliable and secure unlocking solution to all consumers. This allows the sleek and unified design of the smartphone to be preserved without the need for a rear fingerprint sensor. With mere a flick of the wrist and a press on the screen to unlock, this convenient and seamless process is intuitive for any user.

Facial Recognition Technology : The X21 also offers upgraded facial recognition technology with Face Access which scans users’ facial features for enhanced security.

WIDER VIEWING WITH 90.3% SCREEN-TO-BODY RATIO

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Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display. With a super slim notch, and 1.66 mm side bezels, it achieves a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio to provide a wider viewing experience compared to other similar-sized phones. Vivo has even enhanced its software to support the notch and developed a notification bar that maintains an immersive experience. Maximizing the beauty of the display, Vivo X21 uses P3 display color management technology and supports a P3 wide color gamut to ensure more accurate, natural and saturated colors.

Taking phone design to the extraordinary, X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover. Every arc and curve on the back cover are ergonomically optimized to ensure comfort in your hand, with only 3.1mm thick in the middle. More than just smooth to the touch, X21 uses a new color-blending technique, which creates a unique luster that creates its elegant look.

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AI PHOTOGRAPHY WITH FAST FOCUSING TECHNOLOGY THAT RIVALS DSLRs

X21 continues Vivo’s heritage of photography leadership, featuring 12MP (24 million photographic units) front and rear cameras with Dual Pixel Sensors. The secondary rear camera is 5MP. Thanks to the larger photographic area of each pixel, X21’s camera significantly boosts picture clarity. On top of this, the X21 features fast focusing technology that rivals DSLRs, which enables it to focus fast and capture depth of field data in every pixel.

X21 SPECIFICATION

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Vivo X21’s AI Scene Recognition not only identifies night, sports, vibration or back light scenarios, but it can also detect and identify 18 tags and 140 scenarios such as portraits, food and plants as it shoots. It then actively adjusts photography settings and effects to make it easy for the user to capture a great photo.

By upgrading Vivo’s photography technologies with AI, Vivo’s AI Face Beauty and AI HDR features can identify the subject’s sex, skin tone and surrounding lighting environment to create the ideal facial enhancement settings, even in a backlit environment. With AI Face Beauty learning the user’s specific preferences for beauty, it can generate custom beautification effects tailored to each user. Think of X21 as your personal make-over team packed into one intelligent device.

X21: TOTAL MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT SMARTPHONE

Hardware forms the basis of any user experience. The X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip which can effectively utilize CPU resources for complex AI and neural computing. Its 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM increases the speed of launching, loading and switching even large and complex mobile games. With the large storage space, users can go wild downloading all the applications, movies and photos they want without the hassle of clearing space.

While gaming, the system will automatically adjust the CPU to optimize performance according to the game’s resources for a smoother gaming experience. The Game Mode on X21 even prevents accidental touch operations, ensuring gamers only make the moves they intended.

X21 continues Vivo’s Hi-Fi legacy and houses the AK4376A audio chipset. It is also equipped with Deep Field technology, which was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and various environmental audio effects, allowing users to tailor their audio experience.

 

 

Through its continuous research into user needs, Vivo has consistently pursued innovation to solve consumer pain points. Combined with its FullView™ Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 possessing the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, is indeed the smartphone every millennial will willfully work hard for to own. Yours at PhP 29,999.

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About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines /), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.