vivo V30e Review

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A few months back, the vivo V30 and vivo V30 Pro was launched in the Philippines, and we had the chance to test them out. Today, we have the latest addition to the V30 series, the vivo V30e. It shares some features with the other V30 devices but with minor changes to make it more affordable. Want to know more about this newest smartphone from the brand? Just keep on reading.

Design

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Design-wise, it also comes in a petal white colorway with a 3D petal design, just like its bigger brothers. The back panel is made out of glass, giving it a smooth texture. It also boasts a slim form factor, thanks to its curved edges. Its frame is made out of plastic, with the volume rockers and the power button located on the right side, and a speaker grille, microphone, SIM tray, and USB port at the bottom.

Holding the device for long periods feels comfortable. It is lightweight, weighing 179g, which is quite surprising considering that it packs a huge battery capacity.

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Display

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Switching to its display, the vivo V30e boasts a 6.78″ FHD+ AMOLED display paired with a 120Hz refresh rate. The display offers impressive qualities with vibrant colors and decent viewing angles.

Camera

Moving forward to its cameras, the vivo V30e carries a dual-camera setup equipped with a 50MP AF main and an 8MP ultrawide. It also has a 32MP selfie shooter on the front.

The rear cameras of the vivo V30e deliver good-quality shots. The colors are vibrant with good details and decent sharpness. It also has a wide dynamic range with no visible deep blacks. For a 50MP rear shooter, it delivers some decent results.

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Indoor shots are also great even in low lighting. It delivers decent colors with tons of details and ample amounts of sharpness. The results don’t have any grains or softness.

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As for the portrait selfie, by default, beautification is turned on. It captures decent shots but with the beautification feature, it removes almost all facial features, resulting in a soft image. However, it does have good colors and a wide dynamic range.

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Performance

With the cameras out of the way, let’s talk about what powers the vivo V30e. Under the hood, it is powered by a 4nm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chip. The review unit that we have comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage.

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RAM is expandable up to another 8GB, and its storage also offers up to 1TB of expansion via microSD. Multitasking on this device is not a problem at all. We haven’t encountered any stutter or lags during our time with this device.

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As for gaming, we tried playing Wuthering Waves on this device, and despite the optimization issues of the game, it manages to run properly with some minor stutters and frame drops.

Here are some of its benchmark results.

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Battery

As for its battery, the vivo V30e is backed by a 5500mAh battery capacity, which is surprisingly huge considering its form factor and weight. During our video loop test, it lasted 17 hours and 9 minutes.

As for its charging, juicing up the 5500mAh battery with a 44W Fast charging took us about 1 hour and 15 minutes from 0 to 100%.

Price and Conclusion

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Overall, the vivo V30e is a good mid-range device that offers decent features. For the price of PHP17,999, the vivo V30e offers an amazing display, ample camera, and gaming performance with impressive battery efficiency. Aside from all that, you also get an aesthetically pleasing device. There are other options in the market with the same price tag, but if you are specifically looking to buy a vivo smartphone, then the vivo V30e is a good buy.

vivo V30e Specs List

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  • OS: Android 14, Funtouch OS 14
  • Network: Dual SIM | 5G
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Resolution: 2400 × 1080  pixels
  • Dimensions:
    • 164.36 × 74.75 × 7.75 mm (Brown)
    • 164.36 × 74.75 × 7.65 mm (White)
  • Weight:
    • 188g (Brown)
    • 179g (White)
  • Screen Size & Display: 6.78 inches AMOLED
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Expandability: 8GB RAM | 1TB ROM
  • Dual Main Camera: 50MP f/1.79 | 8MP f/2.2 (wide)
  • Front Camera: 32MP f/2.0
  • Battery & Charging: 5500 mAh | 44W wired | USB-C USB 2.0 
  • Colors: Brown, White

vivo V30e Video Review

So that is our review of the vivo V30e. What are your thoughts about this device? Let us know in the comments below. Additionally, for a more detailed exploration of vivo V30e’s features and performance, don’t forget to check out our video review on our YouTube Channel.

vivo V30e Video Review