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vivo V30 Full Review

The vivo V30 Series is being hailed as a revolutionary advancement in mobile photography. The vivo V30 boasts dual 50MP rear cameras and a 50MP autofocus selfie camera, providing studio-level portrait photography.

vivo V30 Full Review

But the phone's appeal goes beyond its imaging capabilities. The vivo V30 is a performance powerhouse, thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor, 5,000mAh battery, and 80W fast-charging technology.

Last week, we unboxed and shared our first impressions of the vivo V30. In this review, we will delve deeper into the features of this smartphone to help you decide if it's the right fit for you.

Design and Walk Around

Fans have long considered vivo to be a brand that offers top-notch innovations and visually pleasing designs. The brand's latest release, the vivo V30, features a new View Catcher Design that seamlessly integrates the camera and back panel. It's available in two color options inspired by Southeast Asia - Petals White and Green Sea. My unit comes in a Petals White color variant that features a "3D Petal Pattern" resembling blooming flowers and unfurling petals. This design is also less prone to fingerprint smudges and scratches.

vivo V30 Design

The vivo V30 is a dual-glass curved phone with a plastic frame, weighing only 185g and measuring 7.45 mm in thickness. It is the thinnest 5,000mAh phone in its price bracket.

vivo V30 Thickness

The phone's front side boasts a large 6.78-inch (1260 x 2800) AMOLED display that is safeguarded by a curved "Schott α" glass along with a pre-installed screen protector. The screen's top portion has a centered hole-punch camera, while the earpiece is subtly etched above the display. Additionally, the fingerprint reader is positioned below the screen.

vivo V30 Display

At the back of the phone, there is a rectangular-shaped camera module which includes a dual-camera set-up and an LED flash with the square-shaped Aura Light surrounding it. The square glows and it can change colors from white, and yellow, to orange or red.

vivo V30 Rear Camera Module

The phone's volume rocker button and power button are located on the right side, while the top of the phone is clean with only the secondary noise-canceling microphone present.

vivo V30 Top

At the bottom of vivo V30, you'll find a USB Type-C charging port, downward-firing speaker, microphone, and dual SIM card tray. Sadly, the phone does not come with a 3.5mm audio jack and only has one speaker.

vivo V30 Bottom

Display and Multimedia

The vivo V30 is a smartphone that features a large 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1260 x 2800 and a 120Hz refresh rate. This makes it a great device for those who like to multitask.

vivo V30 Display

The AMOLED display panel produces vivid colors with excellent viewing angles. It has a peak brightness of 2,800 nits, which means that it can automatically adjust to brighten up even when used outdoors. The maximum overall brightness can reach up to 1,200 nits.

vivo V30 Multimedia

Although the device does not come with a dual speaker compared to its competitors, the loudspeaker's audio quality is good. The volume can get loud, but it lacks bass. If you're looking for a better audio experience, it is recommended to use headphones or an external speaker for better sound quality.


Rear Cameras

Like its predecessors in the V series, the vivo V30 offers exceptional camera capabilities, including an upgraded Aura Light Portrait 3.0 feature that captures every shot beautifully, even in low-light settings. With its innovative technology, the V30 can preserve the natural beauty of your subjects, thanks to its light-emitting area that is 19 times larger and 50 times softer than standard flashes.

vivo V30 Rear Cameras

The vivo V30 boasts a dual-camera setup that includes a 50MP F1.9 primary camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Phase Detection autofocus (PDAF), and vivo's exclusive Camera-Bionic Spectrum (VCS) technology. Additionally, there's a 50MP F2.0 wide-angle camera with autofocus.

vivo V30 Camera User Interface

Quality from the rear cameras under bright lighting conditions is pretty great as you get vibrant colors, sharp details, and good dynamic range.


The 50MP main camera with OIS takes the phone’s low-light and night photography to the next level, producing impressive images with vivid colors and plenty of detail.

Front Selfie Camera

The front-facing camera is a 50MP F2.0 aperture camera that takes very detailed and sharp photos with real-life colors and natural skin tones. Although the background blurring for portrait selfies isn’t perfect, it is still good enough.


For video, the vivo V30 supports up to 4K at 30fps for both the rear main camera and front camera. The V30 also comes with Aura Light Portrait Video feature that enhances video clarity in low-light conditions. Additionally, the Hybrid Image Stabilization (OIS + EIS) ensures smooth footage. Videos shot with the main camera are pretty good, with low noise, and a lot of detail.

Funtouch OS, Apps, and Security

The vivo V30 smartphone has a heavily customized user interface called Funtouch OS 14, which is based on the Android 14 operating system. Funtouch OS 14 offers numerous features and vivo promises that the system's intelligent control over background tasks will ensure smooth operation for up to 50 months without any major slowdowns. Additionally, the phone comes pre-installed with the standard vivo and Google suite of apps, as well as some bloatware apps.

vivo V30 Funtouch OS

In terms of security, the vivo V30 features an in-display fingerprint scanner and facial recognition to unlock the device. Both methods work well, with the fingerprint scanner being notably fast and accurate. However, the face unlock feature can be slower in low-light situations.

Hardware and Performance

The vivo V30 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 mobile platform, which is made using a 4nm process. It has one Cortex-A715 core clocked at 2.63GHz, three Cortex-A715 cores clocked at 2.4GHz, and four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at up to 1.8GHz. It also comes equipped with an Adreno 720 GPU.

vivo V30 Gaming

The performance of the vivo V30 is exceptionally smooth, and it can easily handle resource-intensive apps. When it comes to gaming, it provides a seamless gaming experience and supports a wide range of games. Additionally, it features Game Boost mode, 4D Game Vibration, and a Vapor Chamber cooling system.

The vivo V30 supports Extended RAM 4.0 technology, which allows you to expand your phone's RAM virtually by using the phone's internal storage. The device can use up to 12GB of its internal storage, giving it up to 24GB of total RAM.

vivo V30 About Phone, Storage and RAM

The vivo V30 is available in the Philippines in two storage variants - 256GB and 512GB. Out of the box, 22.97GB is used on the 256GB variant. Unfortunately, the device does not support microSD expansion.

Below are the benchmark scores from this device:

  • AnTuTu v10.2.4 – 802,112
  • AnTuTu Storage Test v10.2.4 – 49,219 (999.7 MB/s Seq. Read, 869.0 MB/s Seq. Write)
  • Geekbench 6.2.2– 1,166 (Single-core), 3,205 (Multi-core)
  • PCMark – 10,331 (Work 3.0)
  • 3DMark – 1,481 (Wild Life Extreme), 1,481 (Wild Life Extreme Unlimited)
vivo V30 AnTuTu and Geekbench Benchmark Results
vivo V30 3DMark and PCMark Benchmark Results

Battery Life, Charging, and Connectivity

The vivo V30 boasts a massive 5,000mAh battery, which is the largest battery capacity in the V Series thus far, and can last an entire day with moderate usage without requiring an additional charge. According to the PCMark Work 3.0 Battery Life Test, this device scored around 18 hours and 37 minutes.

vivo V30 Battery and PCMark Benchmark Result

Moreover, the vivo V30's 80W FlashCharge enables the 5,000mAh battery to be charged from 0 to 100 percent in just 48 minutes. Additionally, vivo has included smart battery charging as part of the battery optimizations.

In terms of connectivity, the vivo V30 offers your usual features such as dual-SIM (nano-SIM), 5G Connectivity, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS, and USB Type-C.

vivo V30 Specifications

6.78-inch 1.5K (1260 x 2800) AMOLED display, 453ppi, 120Hz Refresh Rate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3, 4nm
Adreno 720 GPU
256GB/512GB of internal storage
Dual-rear cameras (50MP F1.9 main + 50MP F2.0 wide-angle)
50MP F2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM (nano) / 5G Connectivity
WiFi 6 / Bluetooth 5.4
USB Type-C / Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
IP54 Dust and Water Resistant
Funtouch OS 14 (Android 14)
5,000mAh Battery with 80W Fast Charge
164.4 x 75.1 x 7.45 mmmm (dimension)
186g (weight)
Colors: Petals White and Green Sea

What’s inside the box

vivo V30 What's in the Box

If you haven't seen the unboxing of the vivo V30 yet, the box contained the smartphone itself, SIM card ejector tool, quick start guide, important information (including the Warranty Card), USB power adapter, USB type-C to USB-A charging cable, and silicone case.

Price and Availability

The vivo V30 comes in two variants: one with 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM, priced at Php24,999, and another with 12GB RAM and 512GB ROM, priced at Php27,999. You can buy the vivo V30 from any vivo concept store, kiosk, or online platform such as the vivo website, Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok. Additionally, you can purchase it through Home Credit at 0% interest for up to 18 months of installment period.


Is this the smartphone you are looking for? The answer is “YES”, the vivo V30 sets a new standard in the midrange category with the combination of unique design, capable hardware, powerful camera setup, and long-lasting battery life.

vivo V30 Verdict

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