Vivo has finally launched its next generation V-series smartphones in India. The brand has launched Vivo V30 Pro and Vivo V30 in the country. The Vivo V30 has a starting price of Rs 33,999, while the Pro variant starts at Rs 41,999. The Vivo V-series is known for delivering good camera performance, and the latest addition offers solid features in that department. However, is it enough to give strong competition to other phones in a similar price segment? Here are five things we love about the all-new Vivo V30 series, and one thing we don’t.

5 things we love about the Vivo V30 series

Here are five features we absolutely adore in the new Vivo V30 series.

Powerful cameras

The Vivo V-series is known for its camera capabilities, and the new Vivo V30 series is no different. The company has collaborated with Zeiss to improve the Vivo V30 Pro’s cameras. The phone offers a triple-camera setup with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX920 sensor with OIS support, a 50-megapixel Zeiss portrait camera, and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. The phone offers six different types of portrait-like bokeh effects. It also features video bokeh, which claims to deliver a cinematic experience.

Coming to the Vivo V30, it offers a dual-camera setup with a 50-megapixel primary sensor with OIS support and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. Another interesting feature of the Vivo V30 series is the new group portrait shot, which uses the wide-angle camera to capture 92-degree wide-angle photos. On the front, both models are equipped with a 50-megapixel Eye AF selfie camera. Additionally, both the smartphones support 4K video recording on both the front and rear cameras.

Elegant design

The Vivo V30 series is set to be one of the slimmest smartphones of 2024. The phone is 7.45mm thick and has a curved bezel-less display that is claimed to improve the in-hand feel. The phones have a reinforced middle frame, metal edge and custom aluminum alloy corners for added durability.

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The Vivo V30 comes in three color options: Andaman Blue, Peacock Green and Classic Black. The Vivo V30 Pro is available in Andaman Blue and Classic Black color options. The special focus this time is on the Andaman Blue color option, which is said to impart hues representing the Andaman Sea.

Sharp display

The Vivo V30 series also offers some good displays. The phones are loaded with a 6.78-inch 1.5K curved AMOLED display that provides a resolution of 2800 x 1260 pixels. Both phones also feature a 120Hz refresh rate along with 2,800 nits of peak brightness.

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The Vivo V30 series comes with Schott Xensation glass to protect the display. You also get HDR10+ support, 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, and SGS eye protection certification.

80W fast charging

The latest models come with some solid battery specs. The Vivo V30 series offers a large 5000mAh battery with 80W FlashCharge support. In addition, the company claims that the battery of the new models can last twice as long compared to the previous generation models. The company also claims that the battery’s health will remain above 80 percent for up to 4 years, thanks to 1,600 charge-discharge cycles.

MediaTek Dimensity 8200 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC

Vivo V30 Pro is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8200 processor and Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. The phone has up to 12 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. On the other hand, Vivo V30 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor with Adreno 720 GPU. The model has 12 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256 GB UFS 2.2 storage.

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Both models offer a large VC cooling chamber and 11 built-in temperature sensors that improve thermal performance. The phones will also have three generations of Android and four years of security updates.

1 thing we didn’t like about the Vivo V30 series

Not all things are perfect and the same can be said for the Vivo V30 series. Here’s one thing we think could be improved.

Bloated software

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FunTouch OS 14 is undoubtedly a heavy skin over Android 14 and comes with its fair share of software bloat, which can be off-putting given the price. You still get a few third-party apps, the unpopular V-appstore, and more. However, you can easily delete some apps from your phone.

In conclusion, the Vivo V30 series looks like an interesting phone that offers a premium and elegant design, a bright and clear display, decent performance and some good cameras. However, the company still needs to work on the user interface to bring it in line with the competition.

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