The Samsung Galaxy M30 has a gorgeous AMOLED screen and looks just awesome from the front. The front camera resides in a U-shaped notch, which is inconsequentially smaller than the V-shaped notch on the Galaxy M20 and M10. Like other M-series phones, the back panel is still second-rate plastic, but Samsung does add a gradient finish to spice things up. Perhaps it won’t matter once you plant the phone in a case. Or, perhaps it will.
The Galaxy M30 has the same Exynos 7904 chipset that we see on Galaxy M20 and Galaxy A30. Simply put, this octa-core mobile platform is rather mediocre and falls short of Snapdragon 675 and Snapdragon 660 that are other options available in the same price range. Both the fingerprint sensors and face unlock are moderately fast
The software on the Galaxy M30 is a hybrid of Samsung’s Experience UI and One UI. It’s still based on Android Oreo, but Samsung assures that the Pie update is under works. What differentiates a good interface from a not-so-good interface are usually subtle refinements and simplicity of usage, but it’s still a subjective matter.
The Galaxy M30 adds a third camera sensor to sweeten the pot. This extra unit is a depth sensor that makes the live focus mode so much better than software powered portrait mode on Galaxy M20. The other two rear cameras remain same – a 13MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture lens, and a 5MP wide-angle shooter with f/2.2 aperture.
The battery backup on the Galaxy M30 is excellent. The phone can easily last for a day of heavy usage, it supports fast charging -and- Samsung also bundles a fast charger in the box. All of that makes the Galaxy M30 perfectly apt for consumers who prioritize battery backup above all else.read more →