The Samsung Galaxy A30 is the latest smartphone under the A-series. The A-series is an upper mid-range series from Samsung. With the Samsung Galaxy S10 now accepted in full mode but still not affordable to the vast majority of smartphone users. If you’re a Samsung fan and love their way of doing things in the Android world, then the A-series is one to check out.
Samsung Galaxy A30 Design
The Samsung Galaxy A30 is very light to hold and thin also with 7.7 mm measurement in thickness. The phone features a polymer back, front glass with plastic frame. The front display features a teardrop notch which houses the selfie camera. The Galaxy A30 comes with an IP68 water/dust resistance rating.
Unlike the Galaxy A50 that features an on-screen fingerprint scanner, the Galaxy A30 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The body colour options available for the Galaxy A30 is Black, White and Blue.
Dimensions: 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm
Weight: 165 grams
Build: Front glass, plastic body
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Black, Blue, Red
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Samsung Galaxy A30 Display
The Galaxy A30 despite being a mid-range devices features a premium display specs. The display is a 6.4 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen. The screen-to-body ratio is 85.1% with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels with 403 PPI density.
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.4 inches (84.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (403 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Probably not the best of camera specs, the Galaxy A30 features a dual camera setup. The setup features a main 16 MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture and PDAF + a secondary 5 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The camera setup can’t record videos at 4K instead it records at 1080p at 30fps. For selfies, the Galaxy A30 features a 16 MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture.
Dual: 16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm, (ultrawide)
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Single: 16 MP, f/2.0
Under the hood of the Galaxy A30 is Exynos 7885 chipset with an Octa-core processor clocking at 2.2 GHz. The Galaxy A30 comes in two memory variants of 3GB RAM with 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage.
Chipset: Exynos 7904 (14 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
Memory: 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB
MicroSD: up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Running on the Samsung Galaxy A30 is the Android 9.0 Pie which is smooth to use and navigate on the device. On top of the operating system is Samsung’s custom One UI skin.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: One UI
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
The battery is definitely a big win for the Galaxy A30. The budget smartphone packs a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery and supports fast battery charging of 15W.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 15W
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio: FM radio
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Samsung Galaxy A30 Price