Samsung Galaxy A30 – Review, Features, Price and Comparison

Samsung Galaxy A30

Samsung Galaxy A30 flaunts a 6.4’’ infinity V display. This phone packs a battery of 4000mAh and is powered by Exynos 7904 processor. The bezel-less display has a water drop notch that houses a front camera of 16MP, while on the backside there is a dual camera setup with the combination of 16- and 5-megapixel lenses.

Samsung Galaxy A30

Highlights Samsung Galaxy A30:

Display:

Galaxy A30 has 6.4” (16.26 cm) display with Color Super AMOLED screen (16M). The full HD+ Infinity-V display comes with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. It has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and the pixel density of approximate 403PPI. The screen to body ratio claimed from the brand is 85.1% and has water drop notch that allows us to go bezel-less without compromising on the status bar space and also refracts most incident lights, making them excellent wide-angle lenses.



Design:

It is a slim phone, yet has a grip to hold. It measures 158.5mm in height,74.5mm in width, 7.7mm in thickness and weighs about 165grams. It is available in different color options like Black, Red, White and Blue.

Camera:

Galaxy A30 sports rear camera with 16MP + 5MP resolution and front camera with 16MP resolution. It has a physical aperture of (F/1.7) & (F/2.2) with respect to the front camera and (F/2.0). Not just these, but also carries many features which can make us satisfied with the pictures.



Software and Performance:

It is powered by Exynos 7904processor of the type Octa-Core, with the speed of 1.8GHz. It has a chipset of Samsung Exynos 7904 and has the core details of 1.8GHz, Dual core, Cortex A73 + 1.6GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A53 and is mated with GPU Mali G71 MP2 with the architecture of 64-bit. This phone runs on Android v9.0(Pie) to have a smooth gaming experience like fluid-flow.

Battery:

This phone is packed with Lithium-ion non-removable battery (Li-ion) with the capacity of 4000mAh. This battery gives the capacity about one and a half days of life under medium to heavy use.

Variant:

There are no variations in this model except for color variation. Rather the storage options in this model come in the combination of 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage.

What is in the box?

Handset, charger, earphones, ejector pin and user manual.

Samsung Galaxy A30 Full specifications:

Summary

Price in India ₹ 15,490
Display 6.4”
Storage 64GB
RAM 4GB
Performance 1.8 GHz Octa-core processor
Camera 16MP+5MP & 16MP (front)
Battery 4000mAh
Launch date in India February 2019

 

General

Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy A30
Launch date February 2019
Operating system Android 9.0 (pie)
Slim slots 2 (GSM+GSM)
Sim size Sim 1 & 2: Nano
Network 4G, 3G, VOLTE
FM Radio Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes, rear
Audio Jack 3.5mm

 

Performance

Processor 1.8GHz Octa-core
Core details 1.8GHz, dual core, Cortex A73+1.6GHz Hexa core, Cortex A53
Chipset Exynos 7904
GPU Mali-G71 MP2
RAM 4GB

 

Design

Height 158.5mm
Weight 165grams
Width 74.5mm
Thickness 7.7 mm
Colors Black, Blue, Red, and White

 

Display

Display type Super AMOLED 16M color
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Bezel-less display Yes
Screen to body ratio claimed by the brand 85.1%
Pixel density 403PPI
Screen size 6.4inches
Screen resolution 1080×2340 pixels
Touch screen Yes, capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch

 

Storage

Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Up to 512GB
USB OTG support Yes

 

Camera

Rear camera 16MP+5MP with autofocus
Front camera 16MP
Physical aperture F/1.7 +F/2.2 & F/2.0
Flash LED Flash
Camera features HDR, Panorama, Live Focus, Scene Optimizer, 123-degree ultra-wide video,

 

Battery

Type Li-polymer
User replaceable No
Quick charging Yes
Capacity 4000mAh

 

Network connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes,
Wi-Fi version 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes
LTE Yes
USB USB-C
GPRS Yes
WAP Yes
Network support 4G, 3G, LTE-FDD
GPS Yes
EDGE Yes

Review Samsung Galaxy A30:

Samsung Galaxy A30 is a feature packed phone that is available at just Rs.15,490. Samsung has opted for maximum display with slim borders in this model, only the chin area of the phone is thicker than the other sides. It’s 6.4-inch infinity U display has 1080×2340 pixels resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This bigger screen helps in enhancing the screen view experience. Images to texts and gaming to web browsing pops with vivid colors. Alongside, the phone is featured with water drop notch where a front camera of 16MP fits into it.

The seamless performance is provided by the Samsung Exynos 7904 chipset, paired with Mali G71 MP2 GPU. This GPU gives butter-flow experience for gaming. Besides, this phone has got an octa-core processor with the clock speed of 1.8GHz, that makes multi-tasking ease.



The smartphone experience can be taken to the next level by the Android Pie OS. Also, the phone helps to store photos, videos, files, documents all in one place as it comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

This phone is packed with the mighty Li-polymer battery with the capacity of 4000mAh, and it stays powered up for a whole day on a single charge, reducing the risk of carrying wire. Besides, it also supports fast charging. The 15W quick charge feature and the USB type-C port helps the phone to get charged within no time.

When it comes to the camera, the phone houses a dual rear camera with that comes in the combination of a 16MP primary lens and a 5MP secondary sensor. There is also a 16MP front camera to click selfies. The primary sensor has f/1.7 physical aperture, whereas, the secondary sensor has an f/2.2 aperture. The full HD videos can be recorded with good quality, but there is a lack of stabilization which is quite disappointing. There are many contrasting features associated to the camera in this model to improve its overall performance like HDR, panorama, scene optimizer, pro and live focus (portrait of Samsung), however low-light performance lacks good quality in live focus mode. On the other hand, selfie camera comes with f/2.0 aperture, even this works well at HDR and live focus modes. Unlike the rear camera, the front camera lags behind in edge detection.

The phone looks like glass finishing, but actually, it is made of plastic. But it never compromises in the outlook, it attracts the users easily by its amazing color options like black, blue, red and white. This slender phone looks glossy and has the same glossy treatment for the buttons on right. The sides of the phone also give room for the speaker, USB type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

A fingerprint sensor rests on the rear side of the phone that helps in instant unlocking of the phone, also it keeps the intruders away. Furthermore, there are added sensors like accelerometer, gyro sensor, proximity sensor, and compass.


Comparison Samsung Galaxy A30 vs Oppo K1:

A competitor to Galaxy A30 in terms of features and price is Oppo K1. So, let’s make a comparison from the below table.

 

Samsung Galaxy A30
Oppo k1

 

Display:

A30 has 6.4” 1080×2340 pixels resolution
K1 has 6.4”,1080×2340 pixels resolution

 

Processor:

Is powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core processor
Powered by 1.95GHz Octa-core processor

Camera:

Has a dual rear camera with 16MP +5MP and 16MP front camera
Is packed with the 16MP+2MP and 25MP front camera

 

Battery:

 the massive battery capacity of 4000mAh. Li-ion battery
It is packed with Li-polymer battery and has the capacity of 3500mAh

 

Operating system:

Runs on android 9.0(pie)
Runs on android 8.1(Oreo)

 

Galaxy A30 Pros and cons:

 

Powered by mighty battery Not suitable for hardcore gaming
Fast charging Low camera performance
Bigger screen Attract too many smudges
4G support on both the sim cards
Dedicated card slot

 



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