If you need a smartphone with an AMOLED screen, two cameras with a wide-angle lens and a good battery, but at a reasonable price, the Samsung Galaxy A30 Review is an excellent choice.
Updated Samsung Galaxy A-Series
In the past couple of years, we have been witnessing a full-scale offensive by Chinese smartphone makers on all fronts. No one is already surprised by the amazing success of Huawei, the Xiaomi army of fans is growing exponentially. Yes, and other Chinese manufacturers of smartphones are trying to keep up.
Samsung Galaxy A30 review This could not affect the balance of power in the market for mobile devices. Gradually, Apple is losing its position, already very few people are interested in smartphones from LG and Sony. Samsung is also experiencing not the best of times, since Chinese smartphones have significantly pressed it in the budget and mid-price segment. Xiaomi and Huawei are particularly successful in this.
It seemed that Samsung could no longer adequately respond to this threat. But the company, as an experienced boxer, withstood the blow and adequately responded. This spring we saw a very decent line of new M-series, designed to win positions in the budget segment. Moreover, they did not forget about the mainstream segment of the market. The Korean company for many years has been producing decent, respected buyers, A-series smartphones. And so this year, rather interesting smartphones of this series were presented to compete with Chinese manufacturers. One of them, of course, is the Samsung Galaxy A30 Review. It is about him today that I want to tell.
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Samsung Galaxy A30 Official Specs & Retail Price
|Dimensions and weight||158.5 × 74.7 × 7.7 mm, 165 g|
|Display||6.4 inches, 1080 × 2340 pixels (19.5: 9), SuperAMOLED, 403 ppi, automatic brightness control, AlwaysOn Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|operating system||Google Android 9.0, OneUI 1.x|
|Platform||Exynos 7904 (14 nm technoprocess), two Cortex A73 cores with a frequency of up to 1.8 GHz, 6 Cortex A53 cores with a frequency of up to 1.6 GHz, Mali G71 MP2|
|Memory||3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM (free of 21.8 GB), microSD memory card up to 512 GB> 4/64 GB option|
|Wireless interfaces||Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC|
|Network||2G: 850/900/1800/1900> 3G: 850/900/1900/2100> 4G: B1 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B20; 4G TDD LTE B38 / B40 / B41> Dual SIM, nanoSIM (non combo slot)|
|Navigation||GPS / GLONASS|
|Sensors and connectors||USB Type-C (USB 2.0), accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, rear panel fingerprint sensor, face unlocking|
|Main camera||16 (f / 1.7) + 5 MP (f / 2.2) (wide-angle and ordinary camera), LED flash, 1080p video recording|
|Front-camera||16 Mp (f / 2.0), bokeh effect, various additional effects, autofocus absent|
|Battery||Li-Pol 4000 mAh, talk time up to 23 hours, video playback up to 18 hours, LTE time up to 14 hours|
|Degree of protection||not|
|Colors||black, red, blue and white, in other countries there are additional colors|
|Payment system||Samsung Pay, Google Pay|
Samsung decided to make big changes in the design of A-series smartphones. To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised by the look of the Samsung Galaxy A30 Review. The sleek profile, glossy back panel and smooth bends made me pinch myself twice to believe that this is really a device of the Galaxy A. I used smartphones of this series before, but, frankly, the new Galaxy A30 is just another design aesthetic. The bulkiness and outdated design have disappeared, and now you get a device that is easy to handle and operate with one hand. The phone looks attractive and quite durable. The ergonomics of the smartphone are pretty good, and the reduced weight and the tapered back mean that the phone is comfortable to hold in your hand.
When I first got the Samsung Galaxy A30 Review out of the box, I caught myself thinking that even though it was a mid-priced device, it looks quite premium. In this smartphone, the developers continued to work on their interesting concept, which was called 3D Glossy Plastic. Its essence is that, when creating a smartphone, to protect the screen used durable glass Gorilla Glass, and the back panel consists of a glossy plastic Glastic. But this is not an ordinary polycarbonate, but a slightly imitating glass. And no wonder that at the first moment I thought that there was glass on the back panel.
With dimensions of 158.5 × 74.7 mm, the Samsung Galaxy A30 Review is rather thin, only 7.7 mm, and weighs quite a bit – 165 g. And this is taking into account that the smartphone has a high-capacity battery. Plastic does not spoil the impression at all, but fingerprints and small scratches easily remain on it if you wear it without a protective cover.
On the back you will see a dual camera, which is located vertically on the left, and under it an LED flash. The camera module has a shiny edging and protrudes slightly above the panel. I am sure that the protective cover will help to hide this protrusion a little.
Just below, almost in the center is a fingerprint scanner. But it is too high for my hands, and I had to stretch my index finger to get to the scanner.
Samsung Galaxy A30 Review comes in three colors: red, black and blue. I had a black smartphone. Although it looks more like dark gray, it was nice to look at. The fact is that in bright light the surface was iridescent with different shades.
The front panel is covered with a protective glass Gorilla Glass 3 with a 2.5D effect. The screen of the Galaxy A30 has a rather thin frame on the sides,
and at the top you will definitely notice a drop-shaped notch in which there is a place for the front camera. Slightly taller, above the neckline, is a lattice of conversational dynamics.
On the left side there is a hybrid tray for two nano-SIM-cards, as well as a MicroSD memory card, the latter having a separate recess. This situation will definitely please those who want to use not only two SIM cards, but also a memory card at the same time.
On the right side, the familiar volume of the already-paired volume rocker and the power button were carried out. The buttons have different sizes, so they are easy to grope.
At the top end we see only a lonely, small hole for an additional microphone.
But below is more interesting. They did not forget to place a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which I am sure will please potential buyers, a USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen.1) connector for charging, as well as a multimedia speaker grille and another conversational microphone.
I am sure that many of you were surprised at such a headline, but this is the real truth. The fact is that the developers of the Korean company have equipped the mid-range smartphone with a high-quality 6.4-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED Infinity-U display. It is almost frameless, with narrow frames on the sides. Is that the lower chin is a little thicker, but it does not spoil the overall picture. The screen has a resolution of 2340 × 1080 with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 and a maximum pixel density of 403 ppi. Quite familiar, I would say, standard sizes and resolutions for a modern mobile device. But still, the use of Super AMOLED technology gives the Samsung Galaxy A30 Review a slight competitive advantage. After all, the presence of such a display allows not only to have a smaller thickness of the body of the smartphone, but also makes it possible to reduce the overall power consumption.
Galaxy A30 precisely manages to attract attention with its bright and clear AMOLED panel. Viewing angles are good, and the display gives out bright, saturated colors.