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Samsung Galaxy M30s: An affordable handset with unrivalled battery life

The Galaxy M30s, a battery monster that comes in three colours. (Image source: Samsung)
The Galaxy M30s, a battery monster that comes in three colours. (Image source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy M30s is a triumphant midrange smartphone. The phablet not only has a large, bright and colour accurate AMOLED panel but also class-leading battery, among other positives. If you need a smartphone to last over a day between charges, then the Galaxy M30s could be the device for you.

The Samsung Galaxy M30s impressed us during our recent review of the device, not least because of its extraordinary battery life. While there are some handsets out there that last longer than the 19:14 hours runtime that it achieved in our practical Wi-Fi battery life test, few are as thin, and light as the M30s is.

We are also fans of its 6.4-inch display, which is a bright and colour accurate AMOLED panel. Likewise, the device has UFS 2.1 storage, which is much faster than the eMMC equivalent usually found in mid-range smartphones. Moreover, the M30s offers fast Wi-Fi, an accurate GPS module and is well-built. Its triple rear-facing cameras should win some people over too.

The device has its faults, though. Firstly, it comes with outdated security patches and pre-installed advertising apps, something that Samsung is making a habit of lately. Secondly, the Exynos 9610 throttles heavily under sustained load, to the point where you will notice a drop in framerates during prolonged gaming sessions. Thirdly, its mono speaker is nothing noteworthy, although this is more of a minor gripe.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy M30s offers excellent value for money at around €250 (~US$275). If battery life is your thing, then look no further than the M30s as your next smartphone.

Please see our Samsung Galaxy M30s review for our full thoughts on the device.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-11-28 (Update: 2019-11-26)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.