Samsung Galaxy M30s (6GB RAM, 128GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 16,999 onwards

launchSep, 2019

54.5

excellence score

84.3

value for money score

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Design

  • Decent looks and build quality - with a a unibody polycarbonate design, and glossy finish on the back panel - quite similar to the M30 - the only major visual difference is that the triple camera setup gets a wider, rectangular module to house the LED flash and "48 megapixel" branding
  • The plastic body keeps the phone feeling relatively lightweight at 188 grams, which is mighty impressive for a phone packing a big 6000mAh battery
  • It also feels great to hold with a seamless curved panel that meets the display up front
  • Modern, Infinity-U front - bezels around the screen are slim, except for a slightly thick chin - you still get around 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, which is great
  • Fingerprint sensor at the back is easy to reach
  • The power button and volumes are quite flush with the frame which means they lack that tactile, clicky feel
  • Lacks the premium finish of some of its competitors

Display

  • Gorgeous, 6.4-inch FHD+ (2340x1080) Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with excellent viewing angles, and brightness levels - easily one of the best displays in the price bracket
  • It also comes with "Widevine L1" certification, which helps stream content in crisp HD resolution
  • Blacks are deep on the AMOLED display, which looks good with Night mode enabled

Software

  • Samsung's OneUI is today one of the more clean, refined Android UIs that's especially well optimized for large displays like this
  • One UI also brings in other useful stuff, like a System-wide Night mode (which turns the background completely black, and looks great on the M30s' AMOLED display), and Always On Display option

Performance

  • Good, strong performance with the Exynos 9611 at the core (similar to Snapdragon 665) - everyday performance to high-end gaming - everything is handled smoothly

Camera

  • Good rear camera setup - 48MP main sensor + 8MP wide-angle lens + 5MP depth sensor
  • With the primary lens, you get bright and attractive photos in daylight conditions with vibrant colours and good contrast - dynamic range is also wide and noise is controlled
  • Switching to the wide-angle lens will offer a new perspective, letting you click a wider area at close range to the subject (it is best used in daylight, however, as wide-angle captures look grainy and noise indoors or in low light)
  • The dedicated Night mode can be used with the main camera - it comes in handy in low-light conditions, extending the shutter time to allow more light into the frame - making for some decent low-light photos
  • Live Focus does a decent job at separating the subject from the background, and giving good bokeh shots
  • The 16MP selfie camera too does a decent job when it comes to capturing selfies outdoors under bright light (though it starts to struggle indoors and in low light, offering softer selfies with a lot of grain)
  • Overall, the cameras on the M30s are good for the price bracket, even though they are not the best (that title is shared by Xiaomi and Realme phones)
  • Focusing is slow at times
  • Overall low light camera performance still feels lacking

Battery

  • Monster 6000mAh battery delivers an incredible 2-3 days of usage easily, making for one of the largest battery life smartphones currently available
  • Supports 15W fast charging

Verdict

  • With the M-series performing well for Samsung, M30s is well-set to add to that success, delivering a good all-round package with one key differentiator - an incredible battery life - if that is one of your primary concerns in a phone, then the M30s is a no-brainer (if on the other hand you want the best camera or best performance for your buck, you can look at Xiaomi or Realme phones in this price bracket)

Expert Reviews

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  1. Redmi and Realme phones are still better all-rounders than the M30s, but if your use case calls for extreme battery backups, play a lot of games or are brand conscious, the M30s might be well-suited for you
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If battery life ranks very high on your priority list, then you should consider the Galaxy M30s
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Overall, the Galaxy M30s is good choice at competitive price
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Decent package
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Doesn’t do enough to be a stand-out recommendation
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A flawless device, especially considering how affordable it is
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Looks impressive...will act as a real threat to existing devices in the same price segment from the likes of Xiaomi and Realme
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Specifically recommended for people who don't’ want to lug a power bank all the time....For them, the Galaxy M30s is definitely worth considering
    thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. If you are looking for a smartphone that offers long battery life and good display, consider the M30s
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A good option to buy in the price range
    financialexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Samsung Galaxy M30s has fantastic battery life, good cameras and a bright AMOLED display.. while it has some issues, it is still recommended if you have a budget of around Rs 15,000
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  12. The Galaxy M30s is okay
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. If you are one of those who don't like to use a portable charger or frequently forget to charge your device, then this smartphone is no less than a gift
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. The Galaxy M30s is an ideal phone if you want a device that can handle excruciating hours of streaming, gaming and camera use, apart from the usual social media use
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. At this price point, the Galaxy M30s is a great choice for anyone looking for a smartphone with a long-lasting battery
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  16. Checks almost all checkboxes for the perfect mid-range device
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. techpp.com hands-on Read Review »

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Samsung Galaxy M30s (6GB RAM, 128GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 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
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Virtual Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Samsung Exynos 9611Ranked #23 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity6000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 15W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight188 gmMedium
Thickness8.9 mmMedium
Width75.1 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: F/2.0 Aperture; Samsung GW2 Sensor
  • 5MP: Depth Sensor; F/2.2 Aperture
  • 8MP: 123° Ultra-wide Angle Lens; F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Samsung SK3P8SP Sensor
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • UFS 2.1 Storage

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