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Samsung Galaxy A30

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A30
Samsung Galaxy A30 (Galaxy Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 64 GB eMMC
Connections
Card Reader: undefined, Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.7 x 158.5 x 74.5 ( = 0.3 x 6.24 x 2.93 in)
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Weight
165 g ( = 5.82 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 64.82% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 42 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 66%, features: - %, display: 82% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A30

66% Samsung Galaxy A30 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy A30 is a balanced smartphone with good specs and it will serve you well no matter the occasion. It has one of the best screens in the class, some great software tricks, and dependable snappers and battery. Having so many options is good, but at times the Galaxy A30 felt like the one too many in the series. But it seems some segmentation is at play as there are few markets where the A30, A40, and A50 are officially available all together - it's usually either A30 plus A50, or A40 plus A50. And this may as well be enough to single out the right Galaxy A for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 66%
Samsung Galaxy A30 Review
Source: Fone Arena English
When it comes to flagships, the most important devices for a company as well as the market, we all know Samsung is an important if not one of the most important players in the industry. All said, the Samsung Galaxy A30 is a good phone but not without its downfalls. If flagship phones are not perfect, we cannot expect the A30 to not have its problems so let’s see the Pros and Cons of this device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
80% Samsung Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Galaxy A50 and the Galaxy A30 actually differ a great deal in terms of price. In the United States, you can find both these phones unlocked over at B&H, and the Galaxy A50 costs $300, while the A50 rocks a price of $230. In Europe and the rest of the world, the price delta between the two is bigger: the A50 costs 350 euro in Europe, while the A30 sells for just around 200 euro.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Samsung Galaxy A30 review: Sleek design, great display but Galaxy M30 offers better value
Source: India Today English
The Galaxy A30 is a good-looking phone for its price. Despite the plastic build, the phone looks sleek and attractive, more so than the Galaxy M30. With the A30, you also get a decent performance, good battery life and a sweet AMOLED display. It also comes with One UI, which gives it an edge over the M30, but the cameras are largely underwhelming.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
Samsung Galaxy A30 Review – Great Display, Sleek Design & Offers Good Value
Source: Phone World English
If you are looking for an overall package that offers decent performance, has an amazing display, good battery life and can capture images that have enough detail to be posted on your social media, then the Galaxy A30 offers the best package under PKR 40K. If you are a hardcore smartphone gamer, we wouldn’t recommend the A30 for that purpose. You should consider getting the Honor Play or wait for the Redmi Note 7 Pro to be launched in Pakistan.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2019
Samsung Galaxy A30 hands on review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy A30 is a good looking device, with a large and vibrant screen, although we're yet to be convinced by its camera capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2019
70% Samsung Galaxy A30 review: A lot of nifty features to consider, but the market has more to offer
Source: The Indian Express English
The Samsung Galaxy A30 is quite an impressive smartphone and at the price it is offered is quite compelling due to the fact that along with the smartphone, you also get brand trust and guarantee of good after-sales service. However, I feel that the device’s current asking price is a bit too high, especially when you consider what the competition is offering to you at similar prices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A30 review: Why does this phone exist?
Source: Android Authority English
The Galaxy A30 is a bit of a mixed bag. The A50 inspired design is good to look at but it misses out on the large battery and extra RAM from the Galaxy M30. As such, the phone doesn't come across as a strong enough player in the category.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2019
70% Samsung Galaxy A30 Review: Great Display And Battery Life, But Not Great Value
Source: Tech2 English
Samsung Galaxy A30 offers the best display for its price but it fails to stand out in the crowd when it comes to performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 arrive in Malaysia
Source: Hitech Century English
Both phones also come with a generously sized 4,000mAh battery paired up with 15W fast charging and a bundled fast charger as well. In Malaysia, the Galaxy A30 comes in your choice of black, white or blue for RM799 while the Galaxy A50 comes in your choice of black, white and blue for RM1199. Both phones are now available at all authorised retailers nationwide and all Samsung Experiencr stores and the Samsung Online Store.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2019
70% Samsung Galaxy A30 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
All in all, in our opinion, Samsung's own Galaxy M30 offers better value than the Galaxy A30. If you or looking for a more powerful option, you can consider the likes of Oppo K1 and Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
67% Samsung Galaxy A30 Review
Source: Think Digit English
Despite the occasional performance hiccups, the Samsung Galaxy A30 offers good value overall and a pleasant widescreen video-watching experience for the Rs 16,990 it commands in the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 67%
Samsung Galaxy A30 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy A30 will be tempting for anyone looking for Samsung design and reasonably decent specs with a tight budget. Of course, the A50 looks better for possibly not much more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2019
80% Samsung Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
We'll be running our usual battery of tests and using both phones out in the real world, and we'll soon bring you our detailed reviews of both phone's performance, display quality, camera quality, battery life, software, usability, and durability, so stay tuned to Gadgets 360.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A30 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy A30 feels a lot less premium than the Galaxy A50, and features a less impressive (but still good) camera. Without knowing how much this will cost, I can’t say for now if the Galaxy A30 is shaping up to be a bargain or a busted flush.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2019
Samsung Galaxy A30 First Impressions: Can it challenge Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro?
Source: The Mobile Indian English
The Samsung Galaxy A30 seems to be a toned down version of the Galaxy A50, rather being a new smartphone. The phone comes with a similar design language sans the Prism finish you get in the Galaxy A50. The display looks good and the performance is yet to be tested out. As for the competition is concerned, it will be locking its horn with Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Realme U1, Oppo K1 and more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2019
Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 Hands-on, Quick Review: Mid-range Redemption?
Source: Unbox English
There’s no pricing set as of yet for both phones, but it’s clear that Samsung is positioning them at the mid-range segment of the market. We’re hoping Samsung has learned that pricing matters in the hyper-competitive mid-range segment, and prices both phones accordingly if and when they’re released in the Philippines.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2019
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A30 review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy A30 is a good looking device, with a large and vibrant screen, although we're yet to be convinced by its camera capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2019
Samsung Galaxy A50, A30, Tab S5e hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
We would love to test this performance in more depth, though. So, hopefully, the Tab S5e stops by the office at some point. We're also kind interested to see how Samsung's new phone sync feature works. As per press materials, it should allow you to pick up a phone call on your tablet, without having your phone around just as you can with an iPad/iPhone combo.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2019
Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 hands-on: Compelling new mid-rangers
Source: Sam Mobile English
In the brief time that we have spent with the devices at MWC 2019, the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 appear to be worthy successors to the Galaxy A handsets of 2018. The new naming convention aside, they offer a nice mix of features at what will undoubtedly be a relatively affordable price. The Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 will go on sale in mid-March with India most likely being the first country to get them. The sheer amount of localized content on the devices on display here suggest that much.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2019

Foreign Reviews

Ecco i nuovi Samsung Galaxy A50 e A30: sexy e promettenti
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice cameras; impressive fingerprint sensor.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2019
70% Test Du Samsung Galaxy A30 : Des Atouts À Faire Valoir
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A30 : Nos Photos Et Nos Premières Impressions Au Mwc 2019
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent AMOLED display; powerful processor; fast fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2019
0% Samsung Galaxy A30 - Обзор слегка тормознутого смартфона
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2019
65% Обзор Samsung Galaxy A30 и Galaxy A50: ответы на самые важные вопросы
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Обзор смартфона Samsung Galaxy A30: породистый, но доступный
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; excellent display; great main camera; long battery life; fast charging. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2019
Обзор Galaxy A30: достойный конкурент недорогим смартфонам Xiaomi и Honor
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; long battery life. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2019
Безрамочный бестселлер: тест-обзор смартфона Samsung Galaxy A30
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; great display; long battery life; fast charging; nice cameras. Negative: Inflexible face ID.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Обзор плюсов и минусов Samsung Galaxy A30 32GB. Бюджетный смартфон, который смог
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Good price; great display; high autonomy; fast charging; support NFC; waterproof IP68; nice cameras. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2019
Thiết kế Galaxy A30 được đánh giá khá cao cấp dù giá rẻ dưới 5 triệu
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Good price; premium design; nice display; decent dual cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2019
Đôi điều về thiết kế Galaxy A30: smartphone giá rẻ dưới 5 triệu của Samsung
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; stylish design; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2019
Đánh giá hiệu năng Galaxy A30: Giá rẻ mà vẫn chiến game nặng ngon lành
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2019
Samsung Galaxy A30: Phần cứng mạnh mẽ cho trải nghiệm chất lượng!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; attractive price; large battery capacity; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2019
Một vài cảm nhận về Galaxy A30 sau một ngày trải nghiệm
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; elegant design; big screen; nice display; great cameras; long battery life; fast charging. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2019
Galaxy A30: Chiếc smartphone xứng đáng trở thành thủ lĩnh trong phân khúc 5 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent display; nice performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2019
Mức giá gần 6 triệu, Galaxy A30 64GB là chiếc smartphone bạn không thể bỏ qua
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; decent hardware; beautiful design; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2019
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy A30: Lựa chọn hợp lý của phân khúc tầm trung
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2019
Đánh giá Galaxy A30: Smartphone tầm trung dưới 6 triệu đáng mua
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; great cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2019
Trên tay Galaxy A30: Smartphone “ngon, bổ, rẻ” mới ra lò của Samsung
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; nice display; long battery life; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2019
5 lý do để bạn chọn mua Galaxy A30 trong tầm giá dưới 6 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice dual cameras; excellent display; large battery capacity; quick charging; impressive design; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2019
Bạn được gì khi bỏ ra dưới 6 triệu để sở hữu Samsung Galaxy A30?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive screen; powerful hardware; nice dual cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2019
Đánh giá nhanh Galaxy A30: Có xứng đáng trong mức giá dưới 6 triệu đồng?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life; nice dual cameras; decent processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2019

Comment

Model: There is one thing that I don’t understand in particular with Samsung's strategy. Yes, of course they make good flagship phones, but when it comes to mid or low range phones, there aren’t that many good options from Samsung. Sure, by throwing lots of new models each year, it seems like they want to give it a try. But competing with your models is not something that you would want to do.

This is what is happening with the A30. Samsung introduced the A50, A30 and M30 models this year. The A50 is the better out of 3, the A30 seems to take the mid place in terms of performance. But the M30 can be purchased with more RAM for a bit more cash.

Now who can use the A30? Or lets put it better, who should buy the A30? Well, if you are using your phone just for texting and calls, it is really good. When you start to use it for lets say social media or maybe gaming, things get a bit laggy lets say. Transition between screen can sometimes be laggy. The processor is not that powerful to handle everything on a daily basis. For some this can become really frustrating, quickly. Considering the fact that Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro is better in terms of everything, it seems like the A30 will have a hard time competing. Even compared with the M30, the A30 tends to stay behind. This begs the question, why provide two similar models in the same class? Unfortunately, I don’t have the answer. I am sure Samsung’s marketing teams know better than I do.

Cameras are okay during daylight. I mean they can take okay images, but nothing more. There is no depth or detail per se. Low light situation is worse of course. If you are not an avid photographer, there is not a problem with that of course. You can still use those pictures you take on Instagram of course. With some filters they will do the trick.

The latest Android is included, so the phone is up to date with the newest features. The battery is good, let’s not pass that. A full day with a regular usage is possible.

Can I suggest a purchase? If you are not a Samsung fan and looking for the best value for your money: no, because as I said, there are better options from the competition. Is their brand as strong as Samsung’s? Of course not. But do they provide better performance / camera? Yup. So, it is up to you what you want to do with your money.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

ARM Mali-G71 MP2: Integrated GPU that can be found e.g. in the Mediatek Helio P23 SoC with 700 or 770 MHz clock speed. Supports OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 11 FL11_1 and RenderScript. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
7885: Exynos 7 Series SoC that includes two fast Cortex-A73 cores clocked at up to 2.2 GHz and six power efficient Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The integrated LTE modem supports Cat.12 DL and Cat.13 UL.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.4":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.165 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


64.82%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03-14 (Update: 2019-03-14)