The A-series phones are the more premium of the lot and include the advantage of AMOLED displays, premium design, and the Android Pie based new One UI. These are all really cool feature to have on an affordable phone, and the Galaxy A30 is is the most affordable phone in Samsung’s lineup to check these valuable boxes.
The Galaxy A30 is made a positive impression with its design and build quality. In fact, I believe it is one factor where it has edge over the competition. It is slim and feels literally light as a feather. It shares the same design ethos as its sibling the Galaxy A50. ‘3D Glasstic’ – that’s what Samsung calls its glass-finish, and even when the material used is polycarbonate, the phone feels really premium.
The display is what gives the Galaxy A30 an upper hand on. Samsung has opted for a Super AMOLED screen for this budget offering without cutting corners in resolution. The A30 houses a 6.4-inch full HD+ display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. You get punchy colors and is bright enough for comfortable use under harsh sunlight.
The Galaxy A30 packs an octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. This is the same chip that you’d find on Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30. In terms of benchmark scores, it is no way near the Redmi Note 7 Pro. We didn’t face any issue with day-to-day usage, but high-end games like PUBG didn’t run well. Having said that, the Galaxy M30 has a clear advantage in terms of overall user experience especially thanks to Samsung’s new One UI.
The Samsung Galaxy A30 camera specs make an impressive read on paper. The phone features a dual-lens setup with 16MP primary sensor (f/1.7 aperture) and 5MP ultra-wide sensor (f/2.2 aperture). The later has the same 123-degree field of view as Samsung’s new 2019 flagship the Galaxy S10 Plus. For selfie lovers, there’s a 16MP camera on the front.
Samsung hasn’t compromised on the battery part. In fact, it comes with a massive 4,000mAh battery. Thanks to well-optimized software and hardware, we were able to extract more than a day’s worth of usage on a single charge.read more →