Samsung recently updated its line of Galaxy A smartphones with smartphones Galaxy A10, A30, and Galaxy A50. With these new smartphones and the Galaxy M series, Samsung points to the highly competitive market budget and mid-range smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy A30 is one of the first smartphones that comes with Infinity-U screen, which is essentially a tear notch style. With the Galaxy A30, Samsung wants to challenge the smartphones like the Nokia 7.1 Plus, the Xiaomi Note 7 Pro, the Huawei Nova 3 and others in the Indian market.
Samsung Galaxy A30 Specifications:
Screen: Full HD 6.4 inch + (2340 x 1080 pixels) |
Processor: Exynos processor 7904
RAM: 3GB RAM+
Storage: 3GB RAM + 32GB of internal storage | 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage
Camera: 16MP f / 1.7 + 5MP f / 2.2
Operating System: Android 9.0
Battery: 4,000mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy A30 Review: What is good?
The first thing I noticed about the device was its Super AMOLED screen of 6.4 inches. The screen looks good and produce vivid colors and delivers crisp text. The screen is easily visible under direct sunlight and low light conditions. Brightness levels can be very low, making the display is readable. The screen works well when viewed from extreme angles also.
The battery is another area where the Samsung Galaxy A30 can excel. It has a 4000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. With the included charger, I could charge the device completely in about 90 minutes. During real-life testing, I could make the device lasts about a day and a half with a single charge and moderate use. When this device is under heavy use, I could get a full day of usage with a full load and I had to plug it in at the end of the day before bedtime. During the review period, I usually browse the Internet, made some calls, I checked my social networking accounts and played some games like PUBG and Assasin’s Creed.
The Samsung Galaxy A30 runs the Android 9.0 operating system Google foot, with UI skin One company at the top, which has improved a lot since the days of TouchWiz. The operating system was extremely soft and you come with many nifty features like Samsung Pay Mini, you can not see in other Android devices. Overall, I loved what Samsung has done with the operating system and I’m anxious to see how the company improves the user experience on this device with future updates. In addition, the device has received about three updates of the system from the day I got it, which is pretty impressive considering Samsung’s past history updates.
A30 Samsung with the Galaxy has provided its users three ways to unlock your smartphone, including a normal lock, fingerprint recognition and face recognition. The fingerprint sensor is precise and very fast captures biometric data.
The device features a dual camera configuration in the back consisting of a primary camera 16MP paired with a secondary camera 5MP wide angle. With this combination, the device could take good pictures in good lighting conditions both indoors and outdoors.
Samsung Galaxy A30 Review: What’s not good?
One of the main complaints I had with the device was its facial recognition feature. The function is rather slow to detect facial data, which is a bit disappointing. Another thing is that the phone is unlocked even when your eyes are closed, which means that people can review your smartphone when you’re asleep. That’s why I recommend you do not set the face recognition function in this case. The disadvantage, of course, is that the phone is a magnet with fingerprints and wear. Over time, the phone will probably be more prone to scratches and you need to get a quality back cover for Samsung A30 to avoid that.
Performance of Samsung Galaxy A30 is a bit disappointing considering its price. The light and medium device when jobs are handled, not exceeding the processor, it worked quite well. However, when it comes to much heavier tasks, such as using multiple browsers with multiple tabs open, all at once, the phone is delayed. While graphics-intensive games like PUBG Mobile, Assassin’s Creed and Asphalt 9 running, the phone does not work as well at high settings and it must be reduced to medium and low configurations for smooth and fluid gameplay. This is not expected of a device that costs so much, considering that smartphones at much lower prices run these games on high settings with minimal delay.
While using the back camera, I noticed that the device was over-processing some images and making colors highlighted. Apparent clearance of images taken was clear. While low-light shots are taken, the camera is not as good as when there is plenty of light. Live focus front camera was something that excited me. But the feature is a bit disappointing in the Galaxy A30. Edge detection is not as good as I had expected. The low light performance of the camera as most smartphones in this price range was not up to my expectations.
Samsung Galaxy A30 Review: Verdict
The Samsung Galaxy A30 is a pretty awesome smartphone and the price offered is quite convincing due to the fact that along with a smartphone, you also get the confidence of the brand and the guarantee of good after-sales service. However, I think the current selling price of the device is a bit too high, especially when you consider what the competition offers at similar prices.
Samsung seeks to challenge the smartphones like the Nokia 7.1 Plus, Redmi Xiaomi Note 7 Pro, Huawei Nova 3 and others in the Indian market.