ⓘ Samsung Galaxy A30

                                     

ⓘ Samsung Galaxy A30

The Samsung Galaxy A30 is a mid-range Android phablet developed, manufactured and marketed by Samsung Electronics. Running on the Android 9.0 "Pie" software, the A30 was unveiled on February 25, 2019 alongside the Samsung Galaxy A10 and Samsung Galaxy A50 at the Mobile World Congress. It was released a month later on March 2, 2019.

The A30 was praised by critics for its display and interface. However, criticism was aimed at the phones performance, battery life and camera.

                                     

1.1. Specifications Internal

The Galaxy A30 sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U screen display, along with an 84.9% screen-to-body ratio made out of the Gorilla Glass 3 material. Its dimensions measure 158.5 mm by 74.7 mm by 7.7 mm. Housing the Exynos 7904 chipset, the A30 also comes with 2 storage options, 32GB with 3GB of RAM and 64GB with 4GB of RAM that is expandable up to 512GB via microSD. It also contains a battery of 4000 mAh. The device has a dedicated slot for microSIM and a dual nano SIM slot which supports VoLTE.

                                     

1.2. Specifications Camera

The A30 comprises a dual-lens rear camera. The primary lens is 16 megapixels large similar to the Samsung Galaxy A40, with a f/1.7 aperture and a face detection auto-focus feature. The second, ultra-wide camera lens is 5 megapixels large with an aperture size of f/2.2. Like the main lens at the back, the front camera of the phone also has a megapixel size of 16. The overall camera of the A30 offers support for LED flash and Full HD video recording as well. The Galaxy A30s also uses the 25MP rear camera module setup from Samsung Galaxy A50, while retaining same front camera as the Samsung Galaxy A30.

                                     

1.3. Specifications Software

The device uses the Android 9 "Pie" operating system, along with Samsungs One UI 1.0 user interface. The A30 also supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-fi connectivity and services such as the Bixby assistant, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health.

                                     

2. Reception

Both Deepak Rajawat of smartprix and Sanket Vijayasarathy of India Today praised the Galaxy A30s display, software and battery life, but criticized the phones chipset due to performance issues and the "average" quality camera. Tom Bedford and Matt Swider of TechRadar also complimented the vibrant screen of the A30. However, the reviewers found the phone difficult to handle due to its large size. Writing a review for 91mobiles, Shekhar Thakhan praised the phones AMOLED display, One UI interface and battery life as well. In contrast, the back of the phone was noted by the reviewer as a "fingerprint magnet".