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vivo V30 Pro Full Review

Last March 2024, vivo launched its highly anticipated V30 series. The vivo V30 Pro, developed in partnership with ZEISS, garnered significant attention for its impressive camera capabilities. Notably, the vivo V30 Pro features a ZEISS triple main camera on the rear, a 6.78-inch AMOLED display, a 5,000mAh battery, Aura Light 3.0, a Mediatek Dimensity 8200 chipset, and faster UFS 3.1 storage.

vivo V30 Pro Full Review

We recently unboxed and reviewed the vivo V30 in its entirety. In this review, we will examine the features of the vivo V30 Pro in greater detail, specifically its advanced camera technology, to assist you in determining if it is the right choice for you. decide if it's the right fit for you.

Design and Walk Around

The vivo V30 Pro boasts the same “View Catcher Design” as the V30, which is an eye catcher. Unlike the V30, the vivo V30 Pro is available in only one color variant, Petals White. This color option features a "3D Petal Pattern" that looks like blooming flowers and unfurling petals. Additionally, this design is less susceptible to fingerprint smudges and scratches.

vivo V30 Pro Design

The vivo V30 Pro is a dual-glass curved phone with a plastic frame, weighing a bit heavier than the V30 at 188g. For the thickness, the vivo V30 Pro comes at 7.45 mm same as the V30.

vivo V30 Pro Thickness

The phone's front side boasts a large 6.78-inch 1.5K (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 Pro Front

On the back of the phone, there is a rectangular-shaped camera module that houses a triple-camera set-up, the ZEISS logo, and an LED flash. The module is surrounded by a square-shaped Aura Light that glows and can change colors from white to yellow, orange, or red.

vivo V30 Pro 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 Pro Top

At the bottom of the vivo V30 Pro, 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 Pro Bottom

Display and Multimedia

The vivo V30 Pro is a smartphone with a large 6.78-inch AMOLED screen that has a resolution of 1260 x 2800 and a 120Hz refresh rate. It's a great device for multitasking because of its large screen size.

vivo V30 Pro Display

The AMOLED display 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 Pro Multimedia

Although the device lacks 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.


The vivo V30 Pro is the latest smartphone in the V series that raises the bar with its remarkable camera system and partnership with ZEISS. It features a total of four cameras - three at the back and one at the front - all with a 50MP resolution and autofocus functionality.

Rear Cameras

vivo V30 Pro Rear Cameras

The vivo V30 Pro boasts a ZEISS triple-camera system which includes a 50MP F1.9 primary camera equipped with a Sony sensor (identified as IMX920), Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Phase Detection autofocus (PDAF), and vivo's Camera-Bionic Spectrum (VCS) technology. The phone also comes with a 50MP F1.9 telephoto camera featuring a Samsung ISOCELL JN1 sensor, PDAF, and 2x optical zoom, and a 50MP F2.0 wide-angle camera with a Sony sensor (identified as IMX816).

vivo V30 Pro Camera UI

The V30 Pro also features an upgraded Aura Light Portrait 3.0 that enhances every shot, even in low-light conditions. The phone's innovative technology preserves the natural beauty of your subjects thanks to its light-emitting area that is 19 times larger and 50 times softer than standard flashes.

The rear cameras produce impressive results in bright lighting conditions with vibrant colors, sharp details, and good dynamic range.

Just like in bright lighting conditions, the rear cameras of the vivo V30 Pro takes low-light and night photography to the next level, producing images with vivid colors and plenty of detail.

Front Selfie Camera

The front-facing camera is a 50MP F2.0 aperture camera with autofocus that takes 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 recording, the V30 Pro supports up to 4K at 60fps for all cameras except for the telephoto which is limited to 30fps. The phone also comes with an Aura Light Portrait Video feature that enhances video clarity in low-light conditions. The Hybrid Image Stabilization (OIS + EIS) ensures smooth footage. Videos shot with the main camera are pretty good with low noise and lots of detail.

Funtouch OS, Apps, and Security

The vivo V30 Pro smartphone has a heavily customized user interface called Funtouch OS 14, which is based on the Android 14 operating system.

vivo V30 Pro User Interface

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 Pro - Funtouch OS 14

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 Pro is different from the vivo V30 in that it is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 8200 processor, which is manufactured using a 4nm process. This processor has one Cortex-A78 core that is clocked at 3.1GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores that are clocked at 3.0GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores that are clocked at up to 2.0GHz. The phone also features a Mali-G610 MC6 GPU.

vivo V30 Pro Gaming

The performance of the vivo V30 Pro is incredibly smooth, and it can handle resource-intensive applications with ease. It offers a seamless gaming experience and supports a wide variety of games. Furthermore, it comes with Game Boost mode, 4D Game Vibration, and a Vapor Chamber cooling system to enhance your gaming experience.

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

vivo V30 Pro About Phone, Storage and RAM

In the Philippines, the vivo V30 Pro is available in one storage variant - 512GB. Out of the box, 22.99GB is used on the 512GB variant, and it comes with faster UFS 3.1 storage as compared to the vivo V30. However, it does not support microSD expansion.

Below are the benchmark scores from this device:

  • AnTuTu v10.2.4 – 981,158
  • AnTuTu Storage Test v10.2.4 – 81,893 (1,945.7 MB/s Seq. Read, 1,817.0 MB/s Seq. Write)
  • Geekbench 6.2.2 – 1,046 (Single-core), 3,197 (Multi-core)
  • PCMark – 9,735 (Work 3.0)
  • 3DMark – 1,817 (Wild Life Extreme), 1,789 (Wild Life Extreme Unlimited)
vivo V30 Pro AnTuTu and Geekbench Benchmark Results
vivo V30 Pro PCMark and 3DMark Benchmark Results

Battery Life, Charging, and Connectivity

The vivo V30 Pro is equipped with a massive 5,000mAh battery, the largest battery capacity in the V Series so far. With moderate usage, the battery can last for an entire day without needing an additional charge. According to the PCMark Work 3.0 Battery Life Test, this device scored around 17 hours and 24 minutes.

vivo V30 Pro Battery

Furthermore, the vivo V30 Pro's 80W FlashCharge technology allows 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.

vivo V30 Pro Battery Usage

In terms of connectivity, the vivo V30 Pro offers standard features such as dual-SIM (nano-SIM), 5G Connectivity, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, and USB Type-C.

vivo V30 Pro Specifications

6.78-inch 1.5K (1260 x 2800) AMOLED display, 453ppi, 120Hz refresh rate
Mediatek Dimensity 8200, 4nm
Mali-G610 MC6 GPU
512GB of internal storage, UFS 3.1
Triple-rear cameras (50MP F1.9 main + 50MP F1.9 2x telephoto + 50MP F2.0 wide-angle)
50MP F2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM (nano) / 5G Connectivity
WiFi 6 / Bluetooth 5.3
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 7.45mm (dimension)
188g (weight)
Colors: Petals White

What’s inside the box

vivo V30 Pro What's in the Box

In case you missed it, the unboxing of the vivo V30 Pro included several items: the smartphone, a SIM card ejector tool, a quick start guide, important information (including the Warranty Card), a USB power adapter, a USB type-C to USB-A charging cable, and a silicone case.

Price and Availability

The vivo V30 Pro comes in one variant only with 12GB RAM and 512GB ROM, priced at Php34,999. You can buy the vivo V30 Pro at any vivo physical stores nationwide or online platforms such as the vivo website, Shopee, and Lazada.


Are you searching for a smartphone? If yes, then the vivo V30 Pro is definitely worth considering. This phone stands out from other phones with its premium features, especially its exceptional camera capabilities. Although it is pricier than other mid-range phones, the vivo V30 Pro's unique design, powerful hardware, and long battery life make it a worthwhile investment.

vivo V30 Pro Verdict

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