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Vivo Y30 (2020)

Android OS v10.0
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
PowerVR GE8320
4 GB / 128 GB
6.47 inch (720 x 1560 px)
13 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 6.47 inch IPS display, a Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 chipset, and 4 GB of RAM.

Is this phone worth its price? Hopefully, it will become clear by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Vivo Y30 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Vivo Y30 specifications

BrandVivo
NameY30
ModelY30
Release date2020

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.95 oz
Dimensions6.38 x 2.93 x 0.36 inch
Colorsblue, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the Vivo Y30 is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v10.0
SoCMediatek Helio P35 MT6765
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320

The Vivo Y30 comes with Android OS v10.0 out of the box. Google regularly releases new versions of Android. They have new features, improvements, and security updates. This CPU makes it ideal for running resource-intensive applications. Many consider PowerVR GPUs to highly compete with other leading mobile GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size6.47 inch
Resolution720 x 1560 px
Multitouch supportyes

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. The 6.47 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The Vivo Y30 comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. The Y30 has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Y30 (128 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera13 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera8 MP

The Y30 has a multi-camera setup. It lets us adapt to different photography situations. We can achieve various perspectives and compositions. The Y30 comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. This Vivo phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Y30 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The Y30 does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gravity, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Y30 smartphone has an accelerometer. The fingerprint reader is a biometric security feature found in Y30 smartphones. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. With fast charging, we can get a significant amount of battery life in a few minutes of charging.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Vivo phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • appropriate screen size
  • adequate memory
  • generous internal storage
  • microSD slot
  • multicamera setup
  • good battery
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
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Updated: June 22, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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