Samsung Galaxy A30 Review: Can this phone survive?

Sujan Koirala 6 Apr, 2019

Samsung has flooded the smartphone market with mid-range and flagship devices. S Series, M Series, A Series, J Series, and many more are existing and launching in 2019. With the aim to help customers, today we are reviewing the recently launched Samsung Galaxy A30. The device is priced at Rs.26,990 in Nepal.

Samsung Galaxy A30’s review is a bit mixed bag. A30 is the younger sibling of Samsung Galaxy A50 launched on the same date. Galaxy A30 shares many features with Galaxy A50 and left out some major power in Performance, Camera and so on.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A50 Review

What’s in the Box?

A usual trend for packing Samsung Device can be found in Samsung Galaxy A30 also. Inside the box, Samsung includes everything required for a new customer. They include:

  • Samsung A30 mobile phone unit
  • Travel Adapter
  • USB Type-C Data cable
  • Earphones
  • Ejection Pin
  • TPU Soft Case Cover
  • User Manual and documentation

Design & Display:

A-Series have always gained the trust and love from the customers for their beautiful design and gorgeous look that gives the feel of having a premium flagship phone. And yes, A30 is no exception. Samsung Galaxy A30 shares the same design with its elder sibling Galaxy A50 as Glastic Body(combination of Glass and Plastic) that looks like Glass making beautiful look and light in weight as plastic.

Samsung Galaxy A30 Review

The display is stunning with an edge-to-edge display with U-shaped notch on the top and thin chin in the button. The right side of the device includes power & Volume rocker buttons which offer a gratifying tactile response. Ports as USB, Headphone jack and loudspeaker are featured at the bottom of the device and SIM card tray is placed at the left of the device. The fingerprint placement is different from Galaxy A50. Galaxy A30 has fingerprint sensors on the back of the phone with is a bit slow.

The device has 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with slim bezels all around and a screen-to-body ratio of 84.9 percent. With 1080×2340 pixels resolution, you get punchy colors and is bright enough for comfortable use under harsh sunlight. Here, we can get Widewine L1 certification for HD streaming which means Galaxy A30 will supports HD streaming on apps that Netflix, Prime Videos, Hotstar and etc. Samsung Galaxy A30 got no Notification LED.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A60 Price in Nepal

The main plus point for Samsung Galaxy A30 over other’s brand's mid-range device is its new and beautiful UI. Thanks to Samsung new ONE UI. It’s clean, user-friendly and easily customizable. We can get Android Pie with the phone.

Camera:

  • 16MP primary camera, 5MP wide-angle secondary camera
  • 16MP front facing camera
  • 1080p, 30fps video recording

Samsung Galaxy A30 Camera

The rear camera in the phone setup 16MP main camera with autofocus and 5MP wide-angle secondary camera without autofocus. The Camera app is well sorted and user-friendly. And for the camera performance, the device shoot smooth and sharp images in balanced conditions. The camera too has Scene Optimizer features. Camera shots in low light conditions are not impressive. It loses the details when the light goes low. For the Selfie, we have 16MP front-facing camera.

Performance & Hardware:

The most asked question regarding the performance of this phone will be can this phone beat the Redmi Note 7? And the answer is NO. The main shortcomings of this phone are it lacks in performance for heavy CPU usage games.

Samsung galaxy a30

In this phone, Samsung Uses own Exynos 7 Series processor, an octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset(Two Cortex A73 and six Cortex A53 chips) coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. For the GPU, the phone has Mali G71 MP2 GPU. For the storage, you can get either 32GB or 64GB and is expandable via Micro SD Card.

The phone has Dual Nano SIM slot both supporting VoLTE and dedicated Micro SD slot. There is no compromise in the Battery from Samsung. The Phone got the same 4000mAh battery like Galaxy A50 with a 15W fast charger.

The phone is smooth and powerful enough for normal users. Surfing Social Media, phone calls, streaming HD videos, multitasking is all good enough. Only the edge case where Samsung Galaxy A30 fails to deliver is gaming performance. In the same price range, Redmi Note 7 Pro can be the better option for gamers.

Technical Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A30

  • Design: Glastic body, aluminum frame
  • Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, (2340×1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio @ 403 PPI
  • Rear Camera: Dual camera – (16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF) + (5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm, ultra-wide), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0
  • CPU: Octa-core Exynos 7904, (2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM: 4 GB/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128 GB; Expandable up to 512GB (Dedicated SD Card Slot)
  • OS & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Samsung OneUI on the top
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4000mAh with 15watt fast charging support; USB Type-C port
  • Colors: Blue, White, and Black
  • Samsung Galaxy A30 Price in Nepal: Rs.26,990(4/64GB)

Final Verdict:

Samsung has improved their mid-range by a huge margin and that can be felt in newly launched M Series and A Series. A30 is a beautiful phone with a good look and gorgeous design. As it features Samsung's own in-house ONE UI, the interface is too pretty impressive. Battery and Camera are also satisfying with good results. The Only place where this device left out is for gaming users. Yes, for the hardcore gamer, this is not the phone they need. In the same price line, Redmi Note 7 Pro can be a better option. After all, its Samsung phone and for normal users the phone is good.

Also Read: Samsung Mobile Price in Nepal

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