The ZTE Blade V30 is yet another offering from the company that offers a large high-resolution screen, an excellent array of cameras and ample memory storage. However, that's not the most important thing about this budget device, which was unveiled in the summer of 2021. There's more to learn about it that makes it more appealing.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed ZTE Blade V30 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2021, July 16
- Colors: Black, Blue
- Dimensions: 165.8 x 77.8 x 8.9 mm.
- Weight: 193 g.
- Screen: 6.67" inc, 1080 x 2400, IPS LCD
- Camera : Triple, 64MP
- Chipset: Unisoc Tiger T618 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 11
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
The face of the ZTE Blade V30 looks similar to dozens of other smartphones. The bezels around its screen are satisfyingly thin, and the camera is nestled in a small notch in the center. The back panel is gradient and textured, making the device more stable to hold in hand. There's no risk of dropping it as with other models. The panel itself is glossy and easily collects fingerprints. So you can cover it with a case if this is a problem for you.
The large size of the ZTE Blade V30 can be appreciated as a positive. It lies steady in the palm and is easy to interact with. No problem typing messages.
The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the page. At a comfortable distance - so you can touch it with your finger without thinking.
The ZTE Blade V30 is equipped with a fairly large IPS display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Its diagonal is 6.67 inches. Considering that there are many models in this price category with a screen resolution of 720 pixels, the ZTE Blade V30 is a real gift. However, in sunny weather, you won't be able to use its screen comfortably. It lacks enough brightness. Indoors, this problem is absent.
Among the cons is the absence of a factory screen coating. Many users of Chinese smartphones are used to them. At the same time, the picture refresh rate is 60 Hz - a decent indicator.
To protect your vision, the manufacturer has provided a special mode. It can be turned on automatically at a time you specify or manually. It is also possible to adjust the intensity of the blue light filter.
ZTE Blade V30 is a smartphone that is based not little-known processor, more precisely Unisoc Tiger T618, made on 12-nm techprocess and with 8 cores. It is coupled with Mali-G57 MP2 graphics and 4 GB of RAM. Storage is 128 GB, and there's no reason to worry about running out. ZTE has provided a memory card slot in case of need.
You should know that the processor in terms of performance is at the level of MediaTek Helio G85. That is, you can expect smoothness and speed of applications and light games, as well as low heating of the housing.
On the rear side of the ZTE Blade V30 is a quad camera setup. Its main module is a 64-megapixel one with autofocus and F/2.4 aperture. It is complemented by an 8-megapixel wide-angle module, a 5-megapixel macro module and a depth sensor. This excellent set of cameras could be among the main reasons to choose the smartphone. The selfie camera is a single, 16-megapixel one.
In the camera menu, you'll find quite a few shooting modes, including Panorama and Focus, which allows you to blur the background behind the subject. Night mode will do the trick when you're shooting indoors.
Underneath the beautiful looks of the ZTE Blade V30 lies a rather large battery, which is typical for a budget device. Its capacity is 5000 mAh. This makes the smartphone competitive for a long time. In addition, there is support for fast charging technology with a power of 18 W. The included adapter provides up to 100% charge in less than two hours.
When you use the ZTE Blade V30 moderately - web browsing, apps, social networking, calls, you can count on up to two days of autonomous operation. With more active use, you'll need the charger by the middle of the second day.
The ZTE Blade V30 is a well-balanced smartphone that delights with its screen matrix and camera set. The resolution of the latter is higher than that of most competitors. Also making a good impression is the 128 GB of storage, which you can expand if needed.
While the ZTE Blade V30 isn't ideal, it is attractive with its specs and affordable price. It won't serve you well if you're looking for a gaming device. Rather, it will be your useful companion in daily tasks.
The large screen is a definite plus if you want to read texts, write and read messages, and watch movies or videos without a problem. Not forgetting the fast charging technology - very handy when you know the charge will be restored in under two hours.
ZTE Blade V30 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the ZTE Blade V30 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by ZTE.