Samsung’s flagship products have already stayed popular with people who have bunches of bucks to invest, yet the company hasn’t been really as competitive in the budget segment of the market place. That has started to change this year, as Samsung appears to have finally gotten with industry with its latest Galaxy M and Galaxy A series smartphone, with as many as six new models released in current weeks.
All of these are the more budget-friendly options to the pricier Galaxy S flagships. Even though they’re great to take a look at, somehow they’re lacking. That’s expected granted the anticipated more affordable price tag.
1. Design and Display
Samsung has optimized the face of Galaxy A30 by utilizing a large 6.4-inch display with thin borders all over. It’s a Super AMOLED panel too, which guarantees colors are vivid and the whole thing from images to text definitely stands out. The lower part is thicker than the other sides, yet it’s not an eyesore. The Galaxy A30 has a full-HD+ Infinity-U display (1080×2340 pixels resolution), similar to the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy M30.
The design suits 2019 models, by having a bezel reduced display, although it doesn’t have the glass back or aluminum frame of theseries. It’s polymer on the rear with a plastic silver-painted frame. Most smartphones end up looking inelegant, but Galaxy A30 obtains a balance by being fine without missing premium touch. It is available in three color selections of black, blue and red.
It features a small notch cut out on top, commonly called a ‘teardrop notch’. At the bottom of the device was a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and it also features a USB-C connection. You’ll find the power and volume buttons on the right side of the phone. There’s absolutely no notification LED, but due to the Super AMOLED display, you can surely enable an always-on display to check out the time and unread notifications.
The Galaxy A30 has a 16-megapixel main camera with an f/1.7 aperture and a secondary 5-megapixel wide-angle camera with no autofocus. The camera app provides the Scene Optimiser, much like on the Galaxy S10+. This immediately detects objects and adjusts the exposure appropriately. The face of the phone has a 16MP selfie camera.
As well as all Samsung smartphone, the camera’s ui was very user-friendly. All of the options and effects are quite easy to spot and the features include a very quick shutter speed to capture moments quickly. Samsung’s camera app has the common modes such as Panorama, Pro, and Live Focus, which is Samsung’s portrait mode. With these modes, you are able to adjust the level of background blur before and after taking a shot.
The 4000mAh battery is one of the Galaxy A30’s strengths and it’s nearly as big as the 4,100mAh battery in the extremely pricier Samsung Galaxy S10+. The device supports fast charging of 15W. It is capable to bring the battery to about 70 percent in an hour, which is pretty fast.
4. Hardware and Software
At launch, Galaxy A30 was released in two version. A 32GB of internal storage and 3GB RAM version, and a bigger 64GB/4GB. It also supports microSD cards, just in case you want extra storage space.
Fortunately, the phone doesn’t heat excessively and The Exynos 7904 does a nice job with gamings. Samsung Galaxy A30’s Android 9 os is smooth to use, starting apps and navigating menus come along with ease.
Galaxy A30 operates on the new One UI. It is undoubtedly preferable to use than the previous Samsung Experience with no flashy animations or gimmicky elements on the phone. The icons are positioned on the lower half of the screen making it easier for users to surf around. The settings and menus have indeed been optimized for single hand operation, which definitely makes an improvement when operating this big-screen smartphone.
There are some native apps from Google like Gmail, Duo, Chrome, Drive, and YouTube and many more. The smartphone also supports Samsung Pay Mini, Bixby, AR Stickers, Dolby Atmos and more. Galaxy A30 also comes with face unlock feature assisted by the front camera and also a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone.
With the new Galaxy A-series, Samsung has presented its aggressive side. All of these aspects could possibly help and offer a big boost Samsung restore the lost ground. Samsung Galaxy A30 is a more affordable option to the highly-priced Galaxy S10 smartphone. It has a large screen, a fat battery for all-day usage, and a dual-lens rear camera with an ultra-wide field of view. With a lot of latest budget smartphone competition in 2019, we’ll check out if Samsung has enough to take on other manufacturers.