Now This is PRO: Vivo V30 Pro Review! [Part 3]

Finding a new dimension in performance

On the third chapter of our review, we’ll be discussing the overall performance of the Vivo V30 Pro! There’s only one chapter/episode left before we come to our exciting conclusion! That’s less than your typical anime with 12 episodes each.

To recall, the Vivo V30 Pro uses a MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset with 12GB RAM and 512GB ROM. This is not expandable but virtual RAM is available… which we never use in our review because we don’t see any drastic effects of it. So, just like our previous reviews, Virtual RAM on the Vivo V30 Pro is turned off. Besides, the phone already has a good amount of RAM to begin with.


Before we proceed, let’s take a look at the benchmark scores of the Vivo V30 Pro!


  • CPU Single Core: 1215
  • CPU Multi-core: 3528
  • GPU (OpenGL): 4777
  • GPU (Vulkan): 3807

AnTuTu v10

  • 970004 points

Based on the test results, the scores are consistent of what we expect to get this chipset to have. The OnePlus Nord 3 with the Dimensity 9000 scored around 900K in AnTuTu so being two generations above, we’d say this is just right. Also, the Dimensity 9200 can score to 1 million points easily with a phone that has the right optimization, cooling, and hardware.

FunTouch, SmoothTouch!


We mentioned how we feel at home about FunTouchOS 14 in Part 1. Well, we haven’t discussed how well it runs on the phone. Although not our favorite, we love how snappy it runs. We didn’t feel any sort of lagging with FunTouchOS and the phone runs smoothly with casual browsing or scrolling. MediaTek Dimensity 8200 is optimized and therefore, so is the phone. There are no strange overshoots in temperature, unless you’re in a really hot area. We quite enjoyed interacting with the Vivo V30 Pro and we didn’t complain of its performance issues. Although, the CPU test says otherwise.

Upon running the CPU test, the phone throttled to 82% of its max performance. This means it was reducing that much performance in a span of 15 minutes. We argue this isn’t due to the phone being unoptimized but rather the tough and dense conditions the phone has faced through all throughout the tag-init season, or in English, the hot sunny day.


Setting aside the benchmarks which are just theoretical measurements, the Vivo V30 Pro actually performs really well. Because the phone has a large storage, we were able to install and update at least 5 big games on here. And so far, we have seen no issues apart from Diablo Immortal and GRID Autosport. The latter game told us that the device is not supported and therefore may not run properly. However, with every game we installed, including Genshin Impact, Honkai Star Rail, League of Legends Wild Rift, Farlight 84, Mobile Legends, and even COD Warzone, the phone was able to handle them with ease. Do note that we ramped it up to the highest settings available. Even Genshin is set to high at default and we were able to play pretty well.

The phone did feel fuzzy after some time and the battery drained really fast. Though again, we’d rather blame the hot climate than the phone heating up itself because in cold conditions, such as malls, the temperature is fine. In Genshin Impact, even during a quest involving defeating hilichurls for example, the phone ran a consistently smooth 60fps. Although, not all games support 120Hz and the phone will tell you which ones do. This refresh rate is much more felt in shooter games like COD Warzone and COD Mobile. COD Warzone feels unoptimized, but COD Mobile runs really well. You can game on the Vivo V30 Pro for as long as you want to and we’re honestly surprised why Vivo did not highlight this.



The Vivo V30 Pro uses a 5000mAh battery with 100W fast charging. Using the given charger, it initially charged from 4% to full in 1 hour and 30 minutes which we thought was pretty slow considering it has 100W of charging. Then we asked a colleague who also has a V30 Pro and told us that the fast charging option might be turned off. It is indeed turned off by default. So, we turned it on and restarted the test.

Now with fast charging enabled, the phone charged much faster. Do note we started from 1% this time. From empty to full, it charged within an hour, which is almost the same speed as our OnePlus Nord 3 with 80W charging. The phone has several battery management options, and in the battery settings, you can also find the maximum battery health, and habit-based optimization in which the phone will optimize how the phone charges based on the daily activities it learns from you. Of course, there is also battery saver and super battery saver in case you really need the phone for emergencies and there are little to no places to charge. Although, Vivo does not turn this one when at a certain percentage, say 10% but it does notify you.

We did not forget the battery life test of course. So, we ran the trusty PCMark battery test and sure enough, the results are very impressive. Normally, 5000mAh capacity would yield a 11-12h battery life, but the phone is so optimized that it lasted 16 hours from full charge down to 20%. Temperature also remained mostly consistent throughout the test and this is in summer-like conditions. We gotta say, this is the first phone we tested that truly impressed us with the battery life and we’re hoping the next V-series phone continues with it.

Part 3 is Complete! Where to go from here… that’s right, the sounds and other important features, including authentication features. Stay tuned, techies for the exciting conclusion of the Vivo V30 Pro review!