SAMSUNG GALAXY M30 REVIEW

Samsung launched Budget M-series smartphone Named Galaxy M30. Galaxy M30 was released in India on 27 FEB 2019. Samsung Galaxy M30 is priced at 14,990 @ 64 GB Variant, 17,990 @ 128 Gb model.

Samsung released other Two models namely M10 & M20, Along with M30. when I’m using M30 I felt it is good in the hand and had a triple Camera Setup and features a Full HD+ AMOLED screen. but is also has the DNA of Younger brothers.

it features the Exynos chip from Samsung named 7904 which is available on Galaxy m20 too. this chip is made of 14nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x A53 low power cores which are clocked at 1.6GHz, second part features 4 x A73 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Mali G71 MP2 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to 7885 the last processor from Samsung. it has a CAT 12 Modem which has Download and Upload speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. it has also integrated Ai bulit in processor which helps in AI Capabilities.

this phone has a Triple Camera setup which comprises a 13MP primary sensor + 5MP Depth sensor + 5MP Ultra wide sensor which makes the user take normal, ultrawide angle and portrait images.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of  
Samsung Galaxy M30 and Jump into the review.

SAMSUNG GALAXY M30

  • 6.4″ FHD+ Super AMOLED display with Infinity- U notch
  • 7904 octa-core CPU
  • Mali G71 MP2 GPU
  • 4 / 6 GB ram
  • 64 / 128 GB internal storage / Expandable Storage up to via Micro SD card
  • Dual nano sim slot
  • Triple rear camera 13 MP f/1.9 (Main) + 5MP f/2.2 (Depth) +5 MP (Ultra wide angle)
  • Front camera 16MP (f/2.0)
  • 5000 Mah battery with Adaptive Fast charging support
  • USB TYPE-C
  • Fingerprint sensor / Face unlock
  • Bluetooth 4.2 / WiFi / Dolby Atmos
  • Android 8.1 oreo with Exprience UI on top

6.4″ Full HD+ Amoled screen :

Here in Display Department Galaxy M30 Features an Excellent FHD+ Super AMOLED panel infinity U screen with 394 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is bright to see in direct sunlight. This infinity U display is also made from Samsung. This is the third Smartphone with infinity U Screen in Samsung Smartphones.

Single Speaker and Headphone Jack:

 in Galaxy M30 Samsung Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Galaxy M20 Smartphone . these speakers are supported by Dolby Atmos Sound technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus) which help to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker. here earpiece provides a louder sound when we turn on an option named Extra Volume During Calls in Noisy Conditions.

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with a punchy and clear sound with the support of Dolby Atmos support. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some headphones like ATHCLR 100, Jbl c100si or 200si which good for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.

Build Quality : 

 Galaxy M30 is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side and front and back of the device is protected with Dragon tail glass like M10 and M20. it does not provide good look and feel Because it is made with Polycarbonate body. Through this M30 was Build with Polycarbonate there are no issues of creakiness with build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.4″ AMOLED screen.

Rear fingerprint scanner: 

M30 Features a Rear mounted finger print sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. Here Samsung included the fingerprint gestures which we see in the Flagship smartphones line up named Galaxy S ( S10e, S10, S10+)

Face unlocking:

 Galaxy M30 Uses the face unlock with its 16MP Camera. the face unlocking is Quite fast and Secure. it works in the pitch dark conditions too with medium Amount of light from the AMOLED Panel.

Weight balance: 

Galaxy M30 feels very light with 6.4″ Screen and 5000 mAh battery equipped. This Galaxy M30 can be used by one hand. The weight balance is done very well on the device.

Battery life:

 My Galaxy M30 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 31% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 5000 mAH Battery. We got 5.5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Galaxy M30 is very low as Galaxy M20. the Adaptive fast charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 120 min which is a bit good.


One UI Operating System :

Experience UI present on the Galaxy M30 is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. it comes with less bloatware majorly Samsung And Microsoft apps were included. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display make this UI special.

Performance: 

My Galaxy M30 managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Younger brother Galaxy M20. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Galaxy M30.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Galaxy M30 device. it features 4 / 6 GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the 4GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Galaxy M30. Multitasking experience is nice.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting with many lags & frame drops in the game. this 7904 Processor is not suitable for gaming. it can Low graphics Games like Hill climb and other games etc. we can even play Pubg and Asphalt 9 at lower garphic settings

Call Quality :

 the Call quality on Galaxy M30 is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud. in Galaxy M30 devices there is an option to increase the sound from earpiece to listen clearly in the noisy conditions.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Galaxy M30 features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Galaxy M30. let’sdivide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Main Camera: the 13MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.9. the daylight pictures are very good and contain very good details. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light Conditions the pictures had a bit noise which is not good to see.

2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera: the 5MP ultra wide angle lens on Galaxy M30 works does a good job in good lighting conditions. it captures a much wider picture in 123˚ field of view with good details. exposure is control with decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 5MP camera does not make a mark due to more noise in the low light or night conditions.

3. Depth Camera: the 5MP Depth lens on Galaxy M30 works does a good job in good lighting conditions. it gives exceellent bokeh in good lighting conditions. in low lighting conditions, the 5MP camera does not make a mark due to more noise in the low light or night conditions.

Video recording can be done up to 4k@30fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is not good in 4k@30fps And 1080p FHD recording. the video quality in the low night conditions is very poor. samsung can fix this a bit with the software update

Selfie camera :

 Galaxy M30 features a 16MP selfie camera with large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures better lowlight images compared to the rear camera. AI beautification mode is available. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.

This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.I

Widevine L1 support:

 Galaxy M30 has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good to see in a budget samsung Smartphone and which is a advantage in Galaxy M30.

All Sensors : 

in 2018 Samsung didnot provide all senosrs in thier Buget mobiles now smaung is prooviding all sensors like proximity, magnetometer, Fingerprint gyroscope and virtual light sensing sensors which is good to see. B

CONS

the 7904 Processor, this does not handle the heavy games like pubg, asphalt 9 in high graphic settings

no notification led light is present on the device

auto brightness sensor is not working correctly. we have to adjust brightness manually.

face unlock implementation is not so good & correct , it is opening when eyes are closed also

Samsung used dragon tail glass for protection of display. they should have used atleast Corning gorilla glass 3

the Build quality on Galaxy M30 was not that great it is directly made with back poly carbonate material.

updates on Samsung Smartphones are very slow. Samsung should re correct this

the rear camera & front camera on Galaxy M30 is very noisy in low light conditions. Samsung should fix this by a software update

2-D Face unlocks cannot recognize the face correctly, it opens for twins.

VERDICT

Who can Get Galaxy M30: if you want a same bigger screen with same resolution with the same triple camera setup on the rear then you can go to Galaxy A30 which is good to see and ticks all the departments. if you want These same features at a lower price then you can go with Galaxy M30.

If you are using Samsung Galaxy M30 then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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