Samsung Galaxy A7 (6GB RAM, 128GB, 2018)  Samsung Galaxy M30 (6GB RAM, 128GB) 
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Samsung Galaxy M30
Buy Now N/A Buy
Excellence Score
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24.4
Value for Money Score
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52.2
Price N/A ₹ 16,790 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2018 Mar, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6 inches 6.4 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 420 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features Super AMOLED, Always-on display, Infinity display Super AMOLED, Infinity-U Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 7885Ranked #55 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 7904Ranked #66 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-G71 MP2
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 24MP + 8MP + 5MP 13MP + 5MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 24MP: F/1.7 Aperture, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (120° Ultra Wide), 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture, PDAF, Panorama, HDR, Live Focus, AR Emoji 13MP: F/1.9 Aperture, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture, 5MP: 123-degree Wide-angle Lens, Bokeh Mode
Secondary Camera 24.0MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, HDR F/2.0 Aperture
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.5 mmSlim 8.5 mmMedium
Weight 168 gmMedium 174 gmMedium
Width 76.8 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 75.1 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 31.00 hrs
Fast Charging Support Yes, 15W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 15.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 14 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 17 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 48 hrs, Audio Playback Time: (Always On Display Off): upto 74 hrs Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 18 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 20 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 19 hrs, Video Playback Time: 25 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 105 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Samsung Pay; ANT+ support; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium design and build quality - features an all-glass design with Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front and back - one of the best looking phones in this price bracket
  • Great to hold in the hand thanks to its 2.5D curved glass coupled with its 7.5mm thin form factor.
  • Impressive 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and no notch - vibrant, punchy colors, with deep blacks that make the smartphone ideal for content consumption - the display gets bright enough for it to be visible even in direct sunlight and the viewing angles are also pretty great
  • Samsung's Experience UI is one of the better Android UIs, with some useful features, and not too much bloatware
  • Good, solid performance with a Exynos 7885 SoC – one of Samsung’s own processors that lies somewhere between the Snapdragon 636 and the Snapdragon 660 in terms of performance - will reliably handle most things you throw at it, except the most heavy games - in case you’re looking for a smartphone to play a lot of games on, then you should probably consider the Poco F1 (Snapdragon 845) or the Vivo V11 Pro (Snapdragon 660)
  • Very good set of triple cameras (24MP+8MP+5MP) on the rear - the first mainstream phone to feature a triple camera set - the device performs very well in most scenarios and would definitely appeal to people who’re looking for a mid-range smartphone with a strong camera - takes very good images in good lighting conditions, delivering detailed shots with great color reproduction and high dynamic range - and low light shots are decent too
  • The Galaxy A7 makes use of its 5MP lens for depth perception and the smartphone is capable of delivering some very good portrait images, especially in good lighting conditions - Samsung has also included a few cool portrait mode features, like the new Portrait Dolly feature, that further enhance portrait shots captured using the device
  • The 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide angle lens on the Galaxy A7 also allows users to click some unique wide-angle photos
  • The 24MP selfie shooter is good too, capturing a good amount of detail in good lighting conditions - the device also includes a software-enabled portrait mode feature on the front camera, which works more or less like the portrait mode implementation on the rear camera
  • Overall, the camera performance of the Galaxy A7 is pretty solid, and especially with the slew of software features it offers, puts it right on par with the 2 best camera phones in the upper mid-range - the Poco F1 and the Vivo V11 Pro
  • Decent, single downward firing speaker - gets fairly loud at max volume
  • Audio output from the 3.5mm headphone jack is pretty decent too, with the device featuring some great software optimisations - though you should probably use your own earphones - the ones that are included in the box are not very good
  • Good call quality
  • Good battery life with a 3300mAh battery - lasts a full day, even with heavy use
  • Overall, the Galaxy A7 is one of the better mid-range phones from Samsung in a long time - the highlights are an impressive 6-inch Super AMOLED display, a very good triple camera setup and premium design and build quality - if these features appeal to you then the Galaxy A7 is a solid choice - but in case you’re looking for the best price to performance ratio, then you should probably consider getting the Poco F1 which is powered by a flagship Snapdragon 845 chip
  • Very good looks and build quality - with a a unibody design, and glossy finish on the back panel - quite similar to its cousins - the M10 and M20
  • The Galaxy M30’s back panel doesn’t attract fingerprint smudges as much as M20 - it’s also better to grip and use for longer period of time
  • Very good, class-leading 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a tiny waterdrop notch - the screen is vibrant and offers pretty satisfactory legibility indoors and outdoors - one of the very few phones in this price bracket to have an AMOLED panel
  • Now packs the new Samsung One UI which is one of the most streamlined, clean, and refined Android skins around at present - and is especially well suited ergonomically for one handed use
  • It also has a very intuitive gesture navigation system
  • Decent, solid, mid-range performance with a Exynos 7904 octa-core processor (similar to Snapdragon 626) - it can easily handle your day-to-day tasks such as browsing, social networking and streaming multimedia on-the-go - graphic-intensive games like PUBG Mobile also run reasonably well on the phone (it is not however the best performance to be had in this price bracket - there are many better performing competitors)
  • Decent triple-rear camera setup - includes a 13-megapixel camera with f/1.9 sensor, 5-megapixel depth sensor, and 5-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with 123-degree viewing angle - the results are reasonably good for the given price point
  • You get some pretty good portraits
  • Decent selfie camera too
  • Overall, it's a decent camera setup - but it's not the best to be had in this price range
  • Excellent battery life with a massive 5000 mAh battery - you will get up to 2 days with moderate use
  • Samsung Galaxy M30 is a pretty capable mid-range smartphone, and if you’re looking for a phone with big battery and good camera, Galaxy M30 is worth considering - that said, it will face some stiff competition from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro which offers Snapdragon 675 processor and 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the power button - while this placement is pretty ergonomic (if you are right handed) - the authentication speed of the scanner is a bit on the slow side
  • Face unlock, too, is a bit slow and not the most accurate
  • Relatively thick bezels for a tall aspect ratio phone
  • No fast charging support - takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes to charge the device up to 100 percent
  • Uses the old micro USB port for charging, instead of a modern USB-C port
  • The lowlight performance of the rear and front cameras, is pretty average
  • No 4k video recording, and no stabilisation at 1080p
Expert Reviews
  1. In the end, the Galaxy A7 (2018) has a lot going for it...However, it's handicapped in key areas that make it hard to wholeheartedly recommend
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. One of the best multimedia phones in this price bracket...the only trade-off is with performance
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A great mid-ranger
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. If you are looking for a phone with versatile cameras, then the Galaxy A7 (2018) is worth considering for the price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A decent mid-range smartphone
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is for someone looking to maximise the smartphone imaging capabilties...otherwise it's not the best performer in this price bracket
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. If you hold an affinity towards Samsung devices then, by all means, you can opt for this device, as it is the best by the company in this price range
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. A better than average mid-range device
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  12. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  13. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  14. indianexpress.com hands-on Read Review »
  15. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Great all-rounder...makes a very compelling case for someone who doesn't find gaming or camera performance particularly important
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. For the asking price, the Galaxy M30 is not a bad option
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Samsung has managed to create a good smartphone with its Galaxy M30 that packs a number of improvements when compared to past Samsung smartphones from in this segment
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A reliable option....the polished software, long-lasting battery and great looking display make it a very good option for people who aren't too demanding of their phone
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A capable mid-range smartphone
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you're looking for excellent battery life in a smartphone, Samsung Galaxy M30 is the right choice...you get a good package for under Rs 15,000
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. A very competent alternative to the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Looks like a good option for Samsung loyalists, but still faces stiff competition from the likes of XiaomI Redmi Note 7 Pro
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Samsung nails almost every aspect that consumers are looking for in an affordable mid-range smartphone
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. Probably one of the best all-round devices launched by Samsung recently...suitable device for the millennials
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
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