Samsung’s Galaxy A series continues to represent the brand’s mid-range line-up, with three new models ranging from Rs 8,490 to Rs 22,990. The Galaxy A30 positions itself comfortably in the middle at Rs 16,990. Maximising screen-to-body ratio has become a design trend of late and it doesn’t change with the new Galaxy A30.
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 Samsung Galaxy A30 settles for a dual-camera setup on the back. The dual-camera setup includes a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Of the two sensors, the smaller one is an ultra-wide unit with a claimed 123-degree field of view. The selfie camera is a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. The camera system does not support video recording in 4K resolution but in 1080p at 30 frames per second.
The South-Korean behemoth uses its own Exynos series 7 chip inside. The Galaxy 30 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 A30 has a clear advantage in terms of overall user experience especially thanks to Samsung’s new One UI.
The 4,000mAh battery on the Samsung Galaxy A30 gives the phone about one and a half days of life under medium to heavy use. Charging the handset from 7 to 100 percent took no more than 95 minutes using the bundled 15W quick charger. A long battery life is definitely one of this phone’s strong suits.
The Galaxy A50 fixes these flaws and is the Samsung phone gaming enthusiasts may consider instead. And yes, the new software interface and an enhanced design make Galaxy A30 a better choice than the Galaxy M30.
So, basically, we have no qualms about recommending Galaxy A30 to consumers with light usage who aren’t much into high-end gaming.
The Galaxy A30 looks modern and has a vibrant 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with an Infinity-U notch for the selfie camera. There’s only one configuration in India, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
There are other options such as Redmi Note 7 Pro for those who are looking for a gaming device and there is also a new Mi A3 newest offering from Xiaomi this can be your pick if you’re more of photography person.