Samsung Galaxy M30 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 9,999 onwards

launchSep, 2019

29.6

excellence score

77.1

value for money score

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Design

  • 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

Display

  • 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

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • 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)

Camera

  • 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
  • The lowlight performance of the rear and front cameras, is pretty average
  • No 4k video recording, and no stabilisation at 1080p

Battery

  • Excellent battery life with a massive 5000 mAh battery - you will get up to 2 days with moderate use

Verdict

  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  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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Samsung Galaxy M30 (3GB RAM, 32GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.4 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Infinity-U Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Virtual Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Samsung Exynos 7904Ranked #48 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G71 MP2
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)31.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • 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
Fast Charging SupportYes, 15W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight174 gmMedium
Thickness8.5 mmMedium
Width75.1 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 5MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: F/1.9 Aperture
  • 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture
  • 5MP: 123-degree Wide-angle Lens
  • Bokeh Mode
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Dolby Atmos

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