Samsung Galaxy A30 Review

Samsung Galaxy A30 Review

Samsung Galaxy A30 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.4-inch, Super AMOLED Infinity-V Display, 1080 X 2340 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Octa-core Exynos 7904 CPU with 3GB / 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB built-in storage, up to 512GB memory card
  • 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera and a 16MP front camera
  • Face Unlock
  • Fast Charging (up to 15W)
  • 4G LTE (up to 150 Mbps)
  • 4000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery

Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy A30 comes in plastic body just like the Galaxy A10 and Galaxy A20. Colour options include blue, black, and red.

It features an infinity-U display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front cover. The fingerprint sensor is located on the back.

Samsung Galaxy A30 Front

Samsung Galaxy A30 sports a brilliant 6.4-inch Super AMOLED infinity-U display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The 19.5:9 aspect ratio and its slender design ensures a compact design that makes it comfortable to hold.

Battery and Camera

Samsung Galaxy A30 offers the same battery capacity as the A20. The 4000 Li-Po Battery should provide reasonable battery life foe watching movies and browsing the web.

It also offers fast charging supporting up to 15W.

Add this to the fact that the smartphone offers a brilliant display and this could be a match made in heaven.

Samsung Galaxy A30 sports a 16MP + 5MP dual camera on the back. The camera supports phase detection autofocus and HDR. It also offers LED flash and full HD video recording.

Samsung Galaxy A30 Rear showing the dual camera

On the front, the smartphone has a 16 megapixels selfie camera with support for full HD video recording.

Hardware and Software

Unlike the more affordable Galaxy A10 and Galaxy A20 that features Exynos 7884, the Samsung Galaxy A30 gets an upgrade with a more powerful Exynos 7904 chipset.

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The chipset features a dual-cluster architecture with a dual-core processor and a hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and 1.6GHz respectively.

The smartphone offers a 32GB variant that comes with 3GB RAM and a 64GB variant that sports 4GB RAM. Both variants support a dedicated slot for microSD card with support for up to 512GB memory card.

Samsung Galaxy A30 runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Samsung’s One UI running on top.

Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A30 has single SIM and dual SIM options with Nano-SIM support. The phone supports 4G LTE. In Nigeria, the phone will support LTE on MTN, Airtel, and 9Mobile.

The Galaxy Phone sports USB Type C (USB 2.0), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and 3.5mm audio jack.

Samsung Galaxy A30 Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy A30 price in Nigeria starts at around 66,000 Naira (~ $185). Price in Kenya starts at around 20,000 KSH. In Ghana, you will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy A20 for GH₵ 1,025.

You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores near you.

Samsung Galaxy A30 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A30:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor, 1.8GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz hexa-core (Exynos 7904)
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
  • Memory: 3GB RAM or 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Red
  • Dimension: 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 165 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 5MP Dual Camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: PDAF, LED flash, Geo-tagging, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 16MP camera, f/2.0, 1080p Full HD
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Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB (with 3GB RAM) or 64GB (with 4GB RAM)
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type C (USB 2.0)

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
  • Video Player: Yes, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes
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Battery

  • Battery: 4000 mAh Li-Po battery (Non-removable)
  • Internet Usage Time: up to 14 hours (LTE), upto 15 hours (Wi-Fi), up to 12 hours (3G)
  • Video Playback Time: up to 18 hours
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes (up to 15W)

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