Samsung last month launched a new budget smartphone series, Galaxy M. The series debuted with Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 budget smartphones. The third offering under the latest series is Galaxy M30.
Samsung Galaxy M30 takes on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro and Mi A2 with big 5,000mAh battery and mid-range level specifications. The smartphone will go on sale in India at a starting price of Rs 14,990. The top-end model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 17,990.
Samsung Galaxy M30 doesn’t look very different from the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20. It has a similar unibody look and feel with glossy finish on the back panel. A subtle difference is the triple-rear camera setup, vertically aligned on the left top corner. On the front, it has Samsung’s own cut-out display, Infinity U. Interestingly enough, Galaxy M30’s back panel doesn’t attract fingerprint smudges as much as M20. It’s better to grip and use for longer period of time.
Galaxy M30 comes with a 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display. The screen is vibrant and offers pretty satisfactory legibility indoors and outdoors. The Samsung experience v9.5 is slick but it’s still based on older Android 8.1 Oreo. The latest Android Pie would have made way for a range of new features such as Adaptive Battery and Adaptive display.
|Colours||Gradation Black, Gradation Blue|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED|
|Bezelless Display||Yes with waterdrop notch|
|Screen To Body Ratio Claimed By The Brand||90 %|
|Pixel Density||394 ppi|
|Screen To Body Ratio Calculated||85.19 %|
|Screen Size||6.4 inches (16.26 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2280 pixels|
|Touch Screen||Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904|
|Processor||Octa core (1.8 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A73 + 1.6 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A53)|
|Ram||4 GB / 6 GB|
|Storage||64 GB / 128 GB|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Image Resolution||4128 x 3096 Pixels|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Resolution||16 MP Front Camera|
|Flash||Yes LED Flash|
|Talktime||Up to 31 Hours(2G)|
|Quick Charging||Yes Fast|
Samsung Galaxy M30 Details
14nm Exynos processor with eight cores, Mali graphicsThe Samsung Galaxy M30 is powered by Samsung s own Exynos 7885 SoC. This is a mid-range chipset from the company that boasts of a 2.2GHz Dual-core (Cortex-A73) + 1.6GHz Hexa-core (Cortex- A53) setup and is based on a 14nm manufacturing process. The chipset also houses the Mali-G71 MP2 GPU for graphics. This variant of the Galaxy M30 gets 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with the option to expand the memory further using microSD cards. The Exynos 7885 chipset also integrates LTE Cat.12 (600Mbps (DL) / Cat.13 2CA 150Mbps (UL) modems and has support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Display, Camera, and Battery
The Samsung Galaxy M30 features an AMOLED display that measures 6.4-inches across in the tall 18.5:9 aspect ratio. With a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels, this panel offers very good sharpness as well. The handset boasts of a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 13-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, you get a 13-megapixel depth sensor. Lastly, the phone gets a huge 5,000 mAh battery that promises day-long battery life.