Overview of the smartphone vivo Y30: for those who need long

The Y series is a kind of compilation of company vivo. Inexpensive and a good balance of the characteristics of smartphones managed to gain some popularity at a time when the very name of the brand to the Russian buyer has not said anything yet. But most of the Y-series can be found in the category “up to 10 thousand rubles,” and vivo Y30 — bird a little more high-flying: at the start of sales smartphone offer for 16 990 rubles.

For this amount you get a device with a contemporary design (frontalka in the corner of an elongated screen), four back-facing cameras, powerful battery (5000 mAh) and all the necessary wireless modules (including NFC). Is that enough to impose competition in very dense traffic consisting of various Xiaomi, Huawei/Honor, Samsung and others? And if there is any pitfalls?


  vivo Y30 vivo V17 Moto G8 Plus Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Huawei P40 lite
Display 6.47 inch, IPS, 1560 × 720 pixels, 266 ppi capacitive, multi-touch 6.38 inch, Super AMOLED, 1080 × 2340 (19,5:9), 404 ppi; capacitive multi-touch 6.3 inch IPS, 2280 × 1080 pixels, 400 ppi capacitive, multi-touch 6.67 inch, IPS, 2400 × 1080 pixels, 395 ppi capacitive, multi-touch 6.4 inch, IPS,
2310 × 1080 pixels (19:9), 398 ppi, capacitive multitouch
Safety glass Panda Glass No data Corning Gorilla Glass (version not specified) Corning Gorilla Glass 5 No information
Processor Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35: eight cores (4 × Cortex-A53 frequency of 2.35 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A53, frequency 1.8 GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 665: eight cores (2 × Kryo 460 Gold, 2.2 GHz and 6 × Kryo 460 Silver, 1.8 GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 665: four cores Kryo 260 Gold 2.0 GHz + four cores Kryo 260 Silver, 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G: eight cores (2 × Kryo 465 Gold, 2.3 GHz and 6 × Kryo 465 Silver, 1.8 GHz) HiSilicon Kirin 810: eight cores (2 × Cortex-A76, the frequency of 2.27 GHz + 6 × Cortex-A55, frequency of 1.88 GHz)
Graphics controller PowerVR GE8320 Adreno 610 Adreno 610 Adreno 618 Mali-MP6 G52
RAM 4 GB 8 GB 4 GB 4/6 GB 6/8 GB
Flash memory 128 GB 128 GB 64 GB 64/128 GB 128 GB
Connectors USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm USB Type-C, 3.5 mm USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm USB Type-C
Slot for memory card Has a (separate slot for microSD) There are (hybrid slot for microSD/second nano-SIM) There are (hybrid slot for microSD/second nano-SIM) Has a (separate slot for microSD) Is (hybrid slot nV/second nano-SIM)
SIM card 2 x nano-SIM 2 × nanoSIM 2 x nano-SIM 2 x nano-SIM 2 x nano-SIM
Cell 2G connection GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G cellular communications HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Cellular 4G LTE, bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41 LTE Cat. 6 (600/150 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 5, 28, 38, 40, 41 LTE Cat. 13 (600/100 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41 LTE, bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40 LTE Cat. 13 (up to 400/75 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4 GHz/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
NFC There There There No There
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo GPS (dual band), A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS
Sensors Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, barometer, magnetometer (digital compass), the sensor of the color spectrum
Fingerprint scanner There are (rear) There is, built into the screen Yes (on rear panel) Yes (side key) Yes (side key)
The main camera The fourth module: 13 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, ƒ/2,2 + ƒ/2,2 + ƒ/2.4 GHz + ƒ/2,4, phase detection autofocus, single led flash Quadruple module: 48 MP, ƒ/1,8 + 8 MP, ƒ/2,2 + 2 MP, ƒ/2.4 GHz + 2MP, ƒ/2,4, phase detection autofocus, led flash Double module: 48 MP, ƒ/1,7 + 16 MP, ƒ/2,2 + 5MP, ƒ/2,2 (TOF camera), phase detection autofocus, led flash The fourth module: 48 + 8 + 5 + 2 MP, ƒ/1,8 + ƒ/2,2 + ƒ/2.4 GHz + ƒ/2,4, phase detection autofocus, single led flash The fourth module, 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, ƒ/1,8 + ƒ/2.4 GHz + ƒ/2.4 GHz + ƒ/2,4, phase detection autofocus in the main module, led flash
Front camera 8 MP, ƒ/2.1, and without autofocus, with flash 32 MP, ƒ/2.0, no autofocus, no flash 25 MP, ƒ/2.0, no autofocus, no flash 16 MP, ƒ/2.5, and without autofocus, with flash 16 MP, ƒ/2.0, fixed focus, no flash
Food Removable battery: 19 WH (5000 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 17,1 W * h (4500 mA * h, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 15,2 WH (4000 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 19,08 W·h (5020 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: of 15.96 WH (4200 mAh, 3.8 V)
Size 162 × 76,5 × 9.1 mm Of 159.3 × 75,2 × 8.7 mm 158,4 × 75,8 × 9.1 mm 165,8 × 76,7 × 8.8 mm 159 × 76 × 8.7 mm
Weight 197 g 187 g 188 g 209 g 183 g
Protection from water and dust No No P2i (splash protection) Splash protection No
Operating system Android 10, shell FunTouch OS 10 Android 9.0 Pie shell Funtouch 9.2 Android 9.0 Pie Android 10, shell MIUI 11 Android 10, shell EMUI 10 (without Google services)
Current price 16 990 rubles 19 990 rubles 16 990 rubles 15 750 rubles for the version 4/64 GB, 16 480 rubles for the version 6/128 GB 17 780 rubles for the version 6/128 GB

vivo Y30 – information about the hardware according to the application CPU Z

Design, ergonomics and software

You can close your eyes and imagine design vivo Y30, never without a glance. You even will likely not go wrong. Certainly present be something like this: a dark elongated rectangle with rounded corners and minimal frame around the screen format 19:9 or 20:9 (here — 19,5:9), glossy back panel with a handful in the corner with the camera lens. It is probably your imagination, they are enclosed in a rectangular block, but may be stretched vertically. On the faces, perhaps, you will find a mini Jack, but then still talking about a relatively budget smartphone, so anything is possible. The only catch: how to implement front camera — in the cut-out in the middle of the status bar or in a hole somewhere in the corner? In 2020 dominated the second option, so we put on him. Finish a thought experiment. Open your eyes. Yes, you guessed it.

But the surprise, perhaps, still have the fingerprint scanner on the rear panel near the unit cells, which is inscribed in a rectangle. Four lens to stretch vertically no reason, the designers at vivo judged true. The scanner is now fashionable to put on one of the faces, in combination with the power key the device, but vivo Y30 in this case went against the fashion in favor of more convenient solutions.

vivo Y30, front panel: the front facing camera in the corner of the screen, below the top edge on the center — speaker

If to speak about color schemes, then vivo Y30 their may be two: “emerald black” and “shining blue”. In the first case, the smartphone is quite boring at first glance, is the color shades from black to dark green depending on how the light falls. Boredom is boredom, but looks pretty nice. The blue shimmers too, but shades of the same color. Both options are not devoid of elegance.

vivo Y30, back panel: in the corner — the camera unit with four modules and single led flash; in the centre — the fingerprint scanner

The front panel is covered with tempered glass brand Glass Panda – I haven’t heard of any special properties during testing I discovered. The smartphone did not fall from a great height, and a couple of drops, he moved without any problems. And the inevitable fall — back panel made from polished plastic, slippery and with a mandatory curve on the edges, that is, the smartphone will slide with any imperfectly smooth surfaces. Likely comes with the case, but we got a copy without the box.

vivo Y30, left side: slot for SIM-cards and memory cards

vivo Y30, right side: the power key/lock and the volume/shutter release

But to keep a smartphone in hand, despite the large screen (6.47 inch), relatively comfortable, although the concept of convenience in this case is blurry — I just got used to the “shovels” and one does not cause negative emotions. Of course, it’s a two-handed gadget — even to reach with your thumb of the same hand, in which it lies, to the opposite edge of the screen difficult. It weighs in vivo Y30, perhaps even a bit too much for a smartphone such dimensions under 200 grams; appropriate the reason for that is capacious battery.

vivo Y30, the top face is free from functional elements

vivo Y30, bottom face: mini-Jack, microphone, USB Type-C, main speaker

Functional elements — an absolute classic. Two mechanical keys on the right, a tray of cards on the left, all ports (including mini Jack) on the bottom there and monaural speaker.


The fingerprint scanner is, as I mentioned above, in a convenient location, directly under the index finger. In my opinion, it’s still the most convenient and appropriate location fingerprint sensor, though it looks “out of fashion”. Extra detail on the back. The capacitive sensor, works fast and stable. There are backup system user identification using face recognition — involved frontalka.

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Works vivo Y30 running Android 10 shell FunTouch OS 10. We recently reviewed the previous version FunTouch OS and, in particular, stayed on her features, cool emit a shell on the background. One — main — feature in the “top ten” has become less: the developers listened to the many critics and abandoned the idea divided into two parts the control panel on top with notifications and quick settings from the bottom. They are now grouped in a menu by swiping from the top edge — just like humans; icons settings also look traditionally, the shortcuts moved to the bar Jovi (the so-called proprietary system tips and quick access to different functions), and intelligent scripts Jovi available at the touch of a shortcut on the notification bar. Probably, it’s still a plus FunTouch OS 10 – no need to re-learn, transplanting from another Android smartphone, but part of his strange charm shell, of course, lost. The rest of her features — a distinctive design, the unusual profiles (gaming, motorcycle and so on), children’s behavior, omnipresent helper Jovi, brand store apps V-Appstore – on the spot. I should add that vivo is consistently working to improve the Russification of the interface of their smartphones — moments that really hurt the eyes, I have not noticed.

Display and sound

vivo Y30 got an LCD screen diagonal 6.47 inch IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1560 × 720 pixels (HD+). And this, of course, a compromise move such a large display with HD resolution does not allow to achieve high pixel density, here it is only 266 ppi. I would not say that the pixelation on the fonts and icons are evident, but the picture from time to time can seem somewhat lax.

With the angles in this case there is no problem, the screen is applied to the polarizing layer, there is a normal oleophobic coating.


The maximum measured brightness of the display vivo Y30 amounted to 440 CD/m2, contrast — 1457:1. On a Sunny day on the street using a smartphone is possible, but I would not say that it is very comfortable.


The display setting is quite traditional: there is a mode of “eye protection” with a sharp warming of the color tones — it is appropriate to include before going to sleep; there is a dark theme that carries a smartphone with LCD screen a decorative function; it is possible to change the style and size of fonts, to configure the applications to interact with the window front of the camera (to cut the window or embed the frontalka it) and to adjust the color temperature manually. Preset color is not provided, you can only rely on the factory setting.

vivo Y30, gamma. Yellow – indicators vivo Y30, dotted – reference gamma

vivo Y30, color temperature. Blue line – performance vivo Y30 for a valid reference temperature

vivo Y30, color gamut in standard mode. The gray triangle is the sRGB coverage, white triangle – vivo coverage Y30

Color gamut of the display Y30 vivo standard, which is close to sRGB, but with some offset. Gamma above the norm — the average grayscale is 2.32, the color temperature is also higher than normal, but only slightly — the curve rests at 7,500 K the standard of 6,500 K, but, remember, this parameter can be changed independently. The average deviation of DeltaE scale Color Checker including a wide range of colors and shades of gray, amounted to 5.19 in the case of conditional norm of 3.00. Screen vivo Y30 configured medium.

Sound ability in vivo Y30 quite ordinary — he is able to play music through wired headphones without an adapter, that our days are very dignified and can also transmit sound without wires at highest quality level (supported profiles aptX and LDAC). External speaker is mono, loud, but without any serious complaints on the sound level.

Hardware and performance

In vivo Y30 applied hardware platform Mediatek Helio P35 sample 2018. It includes eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 1.8 GHz (four cores) to 2.35 GHz (four cores). The graphics subsystem uses the controller IMG PowerVR GE8320 with a frequency of 680 MHz. Process technology is 12 nm.


Have a look at the system-on-chip is enough to understand that about serious performance here out of the question. A smartphone performs all basic functions and allows to count on the fact that it will run the vast majority of games for Android. Most, but not all, and secondly, applications run fast, and overall smoothness and speed of processing of the smartphone is no different. The inclusion of the camera, for example, takes 3-4 seconds to unlock smartphone — 2-3 seconds; count the time happens when you run any application, even the most simple. In games with 3D graphics will have to accept or memaksimalkan settings, or with low frame rate or the fact that they did not really work. In 3DMark Sling Shot revealed that the smartphone can not work with Vulkan API, and the standard benchmark Geekbench 5 he did not do. The results of the other benchmarks speak for themselves.

But vivo Y30 demonstrated enviable stability — the test he never hung out and didn’t require reboots, less provided regular updates.

With the throttle at vivo Y30 things are normal drawdown of up to 74 % of the maximum should not be particularly confusing, especially because it happened within the first couple of minutes the 15-minute benchmark and is not related to overheating of the device, “at a distance” vivo Y30 cope with the load steadily. The average efficiency was 86 GIPS.

In vivo Y30 installed flash memory standard UFS 2.1 capacity of 128 GB, this volume can be increased using a microSD card – and it uses a dedicated slot to sacrifice one of the SIM cards is not necessary. RAM then 4 GB is also enough.

Communications and wireless communications

The smartphone has a LTE modem, able to receive data with a maximum speed of 300 Mbps and transmit at 150 Mbps. the List of bands includes everything needed for Russian frequency. To 4G you can connect both nano-SIM.

Slots for two cards nano-SIM and one microSD card

With wireless modules generally have vivo Y30 no problem: here and dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and navigation module, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo.


Every smartphone with a camera, in the description of the permission which is not featured large numbers (48, 64, 108 megapixels), today is a surprise mixed with respect to opt-out of system Bayer Quad, you need an enviable confidence. Understanding, that by themselves these numbers do not mean the notorious superiority in the quality of shooting is not all potential buyers — I am afraid that not even the majority. And vivo Y30 of a rare breed refused.

It includes quadrupedal, and the first violin plays the camera sensor, the resolution of which is 13 megapixels, and a lens aperture of f/2.2 approximate focal length of 26mm in 35mm equivalent. It is equipped with phase detect autofocus. The second camera is responsible for the extended angle of view (equivalent focal length is approximately 13 mm), its sensor has a resolution of 8 MP, the lens is the same aperture. Autofocus is not already stipulated. The third and fourth cameras have identical resolution of two megapixels and aperture f/2.4. One is used for macro photography, the other for assistance in the plots with artificial background blur.


Left to right: shooting at wide angle, standard focal length and twice the zoom

As you can see, cameras that provide optical zoom in the Arsenal vivo Y30 no, but the two-time Zuma the application provides. Smartphones with the sensors of the Quad Bayer, a so-called hybrid zoom when the camera takes a photo with highest available resolution, and cuts out the middle. At vivo Y30, this was not possible — nevertheless digital zoom it is implemented at quite tolerable level. The resolution remains the same (13 MP), the quality suffers, but under ideal lighting to get a decent image is easy. In low light the zoom is more or less useless. How the smartphone gets these images, was not disclosed, but the EXIF focal length compared to the standard viewing angle is specified the same (4 mm) — this is most likely a normal crop with increasing resolution (by upscaling), including through neural networks. With the advanced angle vivo Y30 cope quite confident, but with the same limitations at night to get a decent picture impossible. No autofocus, but for the vast majority of situations, which generally need wide angle, it is not required.

Night shot — overall not a strong side vivo Y30. The main camera can capture a relatively sharp frame, but the image will be very blurry due to work noise reduction, and will sin rich chromatic distortion. And it was inevitable, after all there is no night mode, no optical stabilizer or optics with a high aperture ratio.


On the macro in the description of the smartphone manufacturer makes a separate accent, but I would not say that vivo Y30 in this respect, it was something to brag about — microcamere lacks permissions (it gives images of size 1600 × 1200) and intensity, and therefore even in a well lit environment will be noticeable noise and falls detail.


Interestingly, in the portrait mode is not enabled by default the background blur, you need to activate it separately — and I would call it advantage Y30 vivo. The artificial blur is not always required — for example, did well shooting against the wall without annoying bokeh. If you wish, you artificial bokeh activate — with the separation of the model from the background vivo Y30 cope confidently.


The interface of the camera application vivo Y30

The camera app has not changed in comparison with what it was in FunTouch 9, – good organization of space, but disputed the location of some elements. For example, the choice of a wide angle of view is somehow via a separate submenu, not on the overall scale of focal lengths, where the default values are available only 1x and 2x. Also puzzled by the lack of “professional” mode with manual selection of settings.


The left — shot without HDR, right with HDR

On the General level of shooting vivo Y30 quite adequate to the present state of Affairs in its price range in good light it is possible to get very decent images if you select any of the three focal lengths, and in the dark chamber Y30 much sags.

Movies available with maximum Full HD resolution at 30 frames per second. There is a digital stabilization, but not particularly effective. You can shoot with three focal lengths. Overall, the video vivo Y30 very average.

The front camera has a sensor resolution of 8 megapixels and aperture f/2,1. Autofocus and no flash, but portrait mode with the ability to blur the background and surprisingly aggressive beutification (disconnected, of course) on the spot. To selfie camera complaints there, it is very good.

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From vivo Y30 got a very capacious battery — 19 WH (5000 mAh, 3.8 V). And in this case it’s definitely not dust in the eyes. Not too powerful hardware platform consumes little energy, the shell does not give the charge “slip through my fingers” (in standby mode, the charge is almost not out) — all of this allows us to count on two days of Autonomous operation under normal loads. Under maximum load unscrewed to the limit brightness of the display we are talking about 12-14 hours.

In our traditional test playing Full HD-video on maximum brightness with the included updates and notifications, the smartphone lasted 14 hours for the device with the LCD screen the result is remarkable, one of the best in the history of the measurements.

For charging the USB Type-C is supported by the system (relatively) fast charging power of 10 watts. To check the amount vivo Y30 takes time to charge from the supplied charger, we have had no opportunity, as there was this very device.


If you add up all written in a few words, Y30 vivo smartphone with a bright accent on autonomy. Weak, but energy efficient platform and a large, but low resolution screen combined with the powerful battery gives a powerful effect — it is one of the few modern smartphones that can be quite feasible to charge once in two or three days depending on usage activity.

Otherwise it is quite relevant to the younger smartphone middle class with a nice design, albeit devoid of personality, with quadruple the rear camera which does not Shine in the dark, but under normal lighting gives a nice result, with good discounts without a front camera and a complete set of necessary ports and wireless module (mini-Jack, and NFC on the spot).


  • frontalka in the corner of the screen, not the neck;
  • good quality front camera;
  • great battery life;
  • quick and conveniently located fingerprint scanner;
  • the combination of large storage capacity and a separate slot for memory card.


  • weak hardware platform;
  • the low quality of shooting in the dark;
  • limited opportunities in the video;
  • HD screen resolution.

Source: 3dnews.ru

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