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The Vivo Y30 is such an amazing phone. It feels Classic in every way, from the premium finish to the Hardware and features. It sports a 6.47 inch screen, a Mediatek processor and a 4GB of RAM. The features and premium design of the Vivo Y30 makes it hard to distinguish from its competition at same price point.
This device packs triple rear camera setup arranged vertically on the rear panel. The picture quality on this device is mostly good but inconsistent.
The Vivo Y30 is pretty great, but i feel like the company are not doing enough to capture the interest of most consumers aside its premium finish. This may be a big barrier to many, but for most people who want a budget phone, this will do the job.
Vivo Y30 Price
The Vivo Y30 has been available since May this year at a very affordable price of $197 – $262. This device is currently available in the south African and west African region, in countries like Nigeria and south Africa.
The Vivo Y30 comes in Dazzle Blue, white, and black colours. Whether you go with the bold emerald black finish or the more ethereal moon white, this device certainly looks and feels like a quality product.
Vivo Y30 Design
The Vivo Y30 is a device with a premium design. It packs a 6.47 inch screen and one front camera located at the top left corner of the device.
The Fingerprint sensor is located at the rear panel and it unlocks the device very fast. There are also three cameras and an LED flash light at the back of this device.
The power and volume buttons are placed at the right side of the device. While the dual nano-SIM car and microSD card tray is at the left side of the device.
At the bottom, you will find the speaker grille, 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port.
The Vivo Y30 at 197g weighs slightly heavier than most devices at this price tag.
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Vivo Y30 Display
The Vivo Y30 packs a 6.47 inch, 19.5:9 ratio screen. A screen resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels and 266 ppi density. Despite not being a full HD screen, the Vivo Y30 display performance greatly among its competition.
The Vivo Y30 display is fairly decent colour and gets really bright in day light just enough to help you operate your phone under day light.
Vivo Y30 Camera
The front camera is located at the top left corner of the screen. It is an 8MP (wide) single selfie camera. Selfies taken on this device looks pretty good but the image qualities are not consistent.
At the back, there is a quad camera setup with an LED flash, 13MP wide, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth main camera.
The video quality goes upto 1080 at 30fps for both the front and rear cameras.
In the final analysis, only about half of the photos taken felt like acceptable results which feels low even for a budget phone.
Vivo Y30 Performance
The mediatek MT6765 processor present in the Vivo Y30 is similar to those used in Huawei phones at same price point. The processor and 4GB RAM on the Vivo Y30 makes this device run smoothly. Multitasking on this device is good and apps load with little delay when switching between apps.
The Vivo Y30 is not a gaming phone, but it can be used to play casual games. Playing heavy games on this device is not really advised. However, some heavy games will work smoothly on this device, while others games may stutter a little bit while playing.
The performance of this device is general okay and suitable for most consumers because of its price range.
The Y30 comes with a 5000mAh battery. The battery life of this device is about two days when performing general daily routines. However, playing games and watching movies will definitely cause a drastic drop in battery life.
Vivo Y30 Specification
|Release date||9th May 2020|
|Launched in India||No|
|Dimensions (mm)||162.04 x 76.46 x 9.11|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5000|
|Colours||Dazzle Blue, Moonlight White and Black|
|Screen size (inches)||6.47|
|Resolution||720 x 1560 pixels|
|Processor make||MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Operating system||Android 10|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
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Should I Buy It
Buy it if you:
- Want to make use of a brand new phone.
- Are not secured with your existing brand.
- Want a budget phone with decent performance.
- Need a device with decent display.
- Are not a game freak.
- very good Image quality is not really your concern when buying a phone.
- Love phones with premium and fashionable finish.
The Final Verdict
The Vivo Y30 is a well-built, stylish looking phone with little to fault it in terms of basic specifications. Unfortunately, it’s also quite forgettable with no single outstanding feature to motivate its purchase. In a segment of the market that is both very competitive and very price sensitive there’s no clear selling point for this phone, from CPU and RAM to cameras and screen, so most would do better to stick with brands they know which offer the same feature set, or maybe even something better.