Vivo Y30 Review: Quad-Camera at an Affordable Price

Vivo Y30 Review: Quad-Camera at an Affordable Price

Vivo is on the rise in the smartphone market in South Africa. The main reason behind the company’s success is rendering quality devices at an affordable price and we had a chance to review one of their latest offerings the Vivo Y30.

The  Y30 is equipped with an array of exciting features at an affordable price range. The operating system installed on the smartphone is Android 10.0, which is the latest version of Android. 


The Vivo Y30 has an IPS LCD with capacitive touch. The size of the screen is 6.47 inches with 82.9% screen to body ratio. In addition to that, the smartphone can provide a resolution of 720 x 1560 Pixels which can be regarded as normal high definition (HD).


In terms of memory, the Vivo Y30 comes in two variants. The first variant has a 64 GB built-in storage space along with a 4GB RAM while the other variant will come with a 128 GB storage space with 4 GB RAM. Along with that, the phone can support micro SD card up to 256 GB. Our test device is the 128GB version.



The Y30 comes with a quad-camera . The resolutions of the camera are 13 MP (wide)+ 8 MP (ultrawide)+ 2 MP (Macro) + 2 MP (depth).  The features include LED flash, HDR, and Panorama. Video resolution is up to 1080p @30fps.


The Y30 has a punch hole selfie camera. The resolution of the camera is 8 MP (wide), and the video quality which it provides is also upto 1080p@30fps.

Operating System and Performance:

The Y30 comes with the latest version of Android (10.0) is installed in the Vivo Y30. Due to which it can run all the updated features. It is equipped with an Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor. Along with that, the chipset installed in the phone is Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35.


As expected from Vivo, the Y30 comes with an elegant design. There is a punch-hole camera to the left and an almost bezelless display. On the backside, there is a quad camera and a fingerprint sensor. An audio jack, charging port, and a speaker is provided on the bottom of the phone. Overall the Y30 has a pretty decent look.


The Y30 comes with all the connectivity options. These include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, and hotspot. In addition to that, there is a Bluetooth v 5.0, GPS, FM Radio and USB 2.0.


The Vivo Y30 has a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery. It is a powerful battery that allows users to enjoy the phone usage for longer periods of time. In addition to that, there is a 10 W charger provided with the phone.

Security and Additional features:

For security a fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted) is available along with face recognition, numerical and pattern locks. Some other features include accelerometer, proximity, and compass.


The Vivo Y30 is available in Emerald Black and Moonstone White colors.

Some Cons of the Vivo Y30:

The chipset installed in the phone is not up to the mark. Under this price range, they should have used a better chipset.

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