Samsung has recently launched its new A-series smartphone in India, named as Galaxy A30. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 16,990. The device is available at Flipkart, Samsung website and retail stores with three color options: Black, Blue and Red. Today we are going to review Samsung Galaxy A30.
Samsung Galaxy A30 Design and Display:
Samsung Galaxy A30 comes with a polycarbonate plastic back with glossy finish, which looks premium in this price segment. Back side of the device houses the dual-camera setup along with LED flash, fingerprint sensor at the middle, and Samsung branding just below the fingerprint sensor.
The power button and volume rockers are placed at right side of Galaxy A30. The SIM tray is located on the left side, while the USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack and loud speaker are placed on the bottom. The smartphone fits perfectly in the hand. Overall it looks premium and stylish smartphone from Samsung. However, the smudges are quite prominent on this smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy features a 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with Infinity-U notch, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display offers punchy colors and great brightness levels, so we did not face any issue in direct sunlight. The smartphone comes with a Widewine L1 certification for HD streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, YouTube etc.
Galaxy A30 Performance and Specifications:
Samsung Galaxy A30 is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This is the same processor which we have already seen in Galaxy M30 smartphone. We did not found any issue with day to day usage, casual gaming and multitasking was quick and handy.
For graphics intense gaming like PUBG and Asphalt 9, the device lags in high and medium graphics settings, but the games were playable in low graphics settings. Overall Galaxy A30 is a decent performer in regular tasks and casual gaming. The smartphone runs Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung One UI on top, and it comes with lots of preloaded apps like DailyHunt, Amazon India and many more. The company has also added support for Digital Wellbeing, Samsung Pay Mini, Bixby, AR Stickers, Dolby Atmos etc. The phone comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor, which is pretty fast and accurate.
Samsung Galaxy A30 Camera:
The Samsung Galaxy A30 has a dual rear camera setup, with 16MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, and 5MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 123 degree field of view. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The camera app is easy to use, the device was able to lock the focus quickly without any shutter lag. Camera performance is above average during day light condition with good amount details and natural colors. But in low light conditions, we found some noise and images with less detail. Ultra-wide angle sensor worked well and it covered more area. The 16MP front camera captured decent selfies in natural light with good details, but edge detection is not good. Hopefully it will be fixed through software updates.
Samsung Galaxy A30 Battery and Connectivity:
Samsung Galaxy A30 is fueled by 4000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support, which easily lasted a whole day with medium usage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, GPS, GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C port.
Overall Samsung Galaxy A30 smartphone is a good option in mid-range with decent cameras, great design, excellent display and good battery life.