Hello everyone, I’m Arthi. I am a freelance writer. Who usually loves electronic gadgets and loves to share my experiences of gadgets which I use in day to day life. One fine morning the device (smartphone) which I have been using for two years has broken. I ended up my relation with that smartphone. Since then, I began to research new smartphones and got to know about the new Samsung Galaxy A30. I was quite impressed by the first impressions, and today, I own Samsung Galaxy A30, which released in March 2019. Now I am here to talk about it after having used it for 20 days.
Design and Build QualityThe new Samsung Galaxy A30 comes with Blue, White, And Black colours. The headset offers a glossy look with slim curves all around. As the back panel looks like Glass, it is made up of plastic, which attracts a lot of Fingerprints and Smudges, and easily prone to scratches when using without a back case or cover. Samsung Galaxy A30 has a fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear end and placed ideally for the finger to reach. The phone is light in weight and handy as it isn’t that wide. The volume button and power button are placed on the right side of the mobile and are easy to tactile enough. Headphone socket 3.5mm, type-c port, and single speaker grid were present at the bottom of the mobile. I prefer Black colour because of the vibrancy it brings to the device. I bought a black variant I loved the crafting made by Samsung with premium looks in this price segment (INR 15,490). Other than the plastic body, the build quality is exceptional.
DisplayThe display is the first thing which made me buy Samsung Galaxy A30. Samsung Galaxy A30 comes with a 6.4-inch aspect ratio of 19.5:9 full HD+ infinity U super AMOLED display. I have seen the adaptive brightness setting, which is a good option. So we won’t have trouble seeing the screen in different lighting conditions. But it drains out the battery up to 8% to 10% even in Standby-mode. We can also adjust the white balance if we want it cooler or warmer and can change the tone of the colour. Samsung’s Super AMOLED display with 1080pixels resolution is tremendous for watching videos and playing games. The display looks rich And enthusiastic. Samsung Galaxy A30 also gets the Widevine L1 certification for HD support, and I can watch HD videos on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Processor:Though Samsung Galaxy A30 performs well in handling day to day tasks with Exynos 7904 chipset, observed a bit lag on the initial setup process, and even when multitasking (using multiple applications at once). I found the opening and closing of apps little irritable and makes you nervous. Moreover, turning off animations can now open and close apps without any lags.
Gaming:Generally, I don’t play games on my smartphone but installed pubg for the testing performance of the mobile. The good thing is it is capable of running graphic-intensive games like pubg smoothly on medium graphics. My phone got to hang for playing it with high graphic settings. The battery is draining fast when I am playing games. Finally, Samsung Galaxy A30 is not for serious gamers.
Software:Samsung Galaxy A30 runs with Android Pie (9.0) with its newly customized One UI, which is having a simple and clear interface, This makes the phone a bit faster than Samsung’s previous UI version. Newly redesigned icons pack and night mode are highly appealing. Gestures are functioning properly.
Camera:Samsung Galaxy A30 has a dual rear camera one with 16-megapixel primary camera with a wide f/1.7 aperture and 5-megapixel ultrawide angle lens secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture. Modes like Panorama, Live Focus (Portrait), Pro are available. Galaxy A30 has failed to bring Night mode and Slow motion mode, which are quite common options available in this price segment. The rear camera is performing good in daylight and has some noise while shooting in low lighting conditions. Live Focus mode in Galaxy A30 made me disappointing due to improper edge detections. The selfie camera is not up to the mark even in sunlight conditions it is oversaturated, and lacks sharpness in low-light conditions. AR emoji are available.
Security:Coming to security, It has both fingerprint and face recognition options, But they are unfortunately slow. I found the sensors work slower than other smartphones in this price range.
Speaker:The speaker is not that loud and can be loud enough for indoor listening, and call quality is evident. There is Dolby Atmos available for enhancing the 3D experience through earphones or headphones.
Availability and PriceSamsung Galaxy A30 comes only with one configuration in India with variant 4 GB Ram and 64 GB Rom and released earlier in March 2019. Samsung Galaxy A30 comes with three different colours Blue, White, and Black. This phone is available in Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm and some other online portals and even available offline. This variant of phone costs INR 15,490 only.
VerdictSamsung Galaxy is a good looking phone for its price. This phone has positives and even more negatives which will make you struck with your decision. If you are with the brand and uses less multitasking than this phone is going to be your good buy. For gaming and other multitasking, and camera features go for more powerful phones like Realme 3 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro which are in the same price segment. There are similarly priced mobiles like Samsung Galaxy M30 in the market which offer better value for money.
- Build quality.
- Battery life.
- Sleek Design.
- Underwhelming Camera.
- Sluggish face recognition.
- Slow fingerprint.