TECH REVIEW: vivo V30: Sleek and easy-to-use

By: Ica Hontiveros-Cheng

This was one of the review units which I didn’t want to return because I really grew fond of it. The design is elegant, a sleek blue and white finish with unique textures make it even more beautiful. One of my favorite things about the Vivo V30 is how slim it is, it fits easily in the palm of my hand. I used to have a V20 so I can tell that there was improvement in the design. At 6.47 x 2.96 x 0.30 in and weighing 186 grams, it was just perfect.

I can also really feel how fast the response is, as I would navigate through apps. 

And for someone like me who multi-tasks a lot as a content creator, and writer, navigating through vairous apps while creating content to post is a normal occurence, and I’m glad to report that the Vivo V30 can keep up without over-heating.


Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.1 x 7.5 mm (6.47 x 2.96 x 0.30 in)

Weight: 186 g (6.56 oz)

Build: Glass front, plastic frame, glass back

SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Type: AMOLED, 1B colors, HDR10+, 120Hz, 1200 nits (HBM), 2800 nits

Size: 6.78 inches, 111.0 cm2 (~89.9% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution: 1260 x 2800 pixels, 20:9 ratio

Protection: Schott Alpha


Card slot: No

Internal: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM

Another favorite is the Aura Light feature. It’s like you have your very own softbox! And you can even adjust its brightness and color temperature! It makes taking photos and shooting with minimal light so much easier!  

I’m not a professional photographer like Paul, so I really appreciated that the Vivo V30 was so easy to use. When you take photos, it can detect what you’re taking a picture off and it will guide you as to what feature to use. How helpful is that? Answer. It’s really helpful.

I was also able to shoot, edit, and record with just the Vivo V30 for a Tiktok video (or two) and I was pleased with how it turned out. No need for another mic!

All in all, the Vivo V30 was able to keep up with the demands of being the phone of a content creator and writer such as myself and I really did feel that pang of not wanting to return it. It’s that impressive.

Check out more photos from the vivo V30 here.