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Samsung Galaxy A30

Samsung Galaxy A30
Brand: Samsung
Category: Mobiles

  • CPU
    Exynos 7904 (14nm)

  • RAM
    4 GB

  • Storage
    64 GB

  • Display
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

  • Camera
    Dual: 16 MP + 5 MP

  • OS
    Android 9.0 (Pie)

Editor Rating

This rating is based on the features of the phone. We have considered all elements pf the phone - both hardware and software.

8.8 4.4 1
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Value 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10

Samsung Galaxy A30 Price In Kenya

Samsung A30 price in Kenya is KSh21,950.00 for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant. This smartphone also has a 3GB, 32GB storage variant which comes at a lower price. It is available in three colors – Blue, Black and Red. It comes with a 6.4 inches Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. 

Price fetched from gadgetsleo.com.

Frequently Asked Questions: Samsung Galaxy A30

Pros of Galaxy A30

  • Big display
  • Great cameras
  • Light in weight
  • Ample storage
  • Allows HD streaming
  • Available in many vibrant colors

Cons of Galaxy A30

  • Mediocre processing speed
  • Heavy gaming may cause problems

Samsung Galaxy A30 Vs. Samsung Galaxy M30: Which one is better?

As we compared Samsung A30 to the M30 we found out a few notable differences. The first difference is in their Android OS. A30 has the newer v9.0 (Pie) while the Galaxy M30 has v8.1 (Oreo) version of the OS that is however upgradeable.  When we looked at the cameras; A30 comes with a dual-lens camera with a 16 MP lens and 5 MP lens whereas the Galaxy  M30 has a triple-lens camera with a 13 MP lens,  5 MP lens and 5 MP lens respectively. Their batteries also. The A30 has a 4000mAh battery while the M30 a 5000mAh battery. Furthermore, M30 has two inner memory options: 128 GB with 6GB RAM and 64 GB with 4GB RAM. Likewise, A30 also has two different variants: 64GB with 4GB RAM and 32GB with 3GB of RAM.  In addition, there is a difference in design, weight, and dimensions. A30 appears to be a bit lighter and thinner.

What is new in the Samsung A series?

In 2019, Samsung has upped its game to a whole new level. The new Samsung A phones show how series the Korean phone maker is. The new phones released in 2019 was intended to delight customers and to reduce Chinese dominance.

A series phones have in particular precipitated the thoughts of younger customers as there are various alternatives to choose from. These phones are also affordable. Samsung has commenced giving a quick charger along with the telephone accessories with this new series. With fantastic screens, appealing designs, updated Android operating systems, and giant batteries, A series phones offer value for money. However, there are a few loopholes that Samsung will definitely deal with over time.

Is the Galaxy A30 Worthy of its price?

Yes. This device comes with a massive Infinity U screen measuring 6.4 inches. The display is almost bezel-less and will offer you a pleasant viewing experience.  Furthermore, it comes with an enormous 4000mAh battery with fast charging support. According to different reviewers, the software and hardware are well optimized to maximize battery life. Another features that makes the A30 really worth it is its cameras. It has a dual-lens camera with 16 megapixels and 5 megapixels lenses. This camera has a 123-degrees viewing angle which basically means you can fit more in a single shot.  Additionally, Samsung A30 supports HD streaming on apps. You will enjoy Netflix, Showmax and other popular streaming services in HD. Also, like the Galaxy A70 and A50, it has a reflective back that gives it a stylish appearance.

What about Gaming?

Samsung Galaxy A30 is not bad at gaming. You can run light Android games without any problems. However, if you are a gaming enthusiast wishing to play games that use a lot of resources, you should consider one of the more expensive phones in the A series.

Samsung Galaxy A30 - Specifications

General

  • Announced
    February, 2019
  • Status
    Available

Design

  • Dimensions
    158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight
    165 g
  • Colors
    Black, Blue and Red

Network

  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • SIM
    Nano SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Yes

Display

  • Display Type There are many different types of display panels used in today’s phones. The displays you will find in modern smartphones include Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display (IPS-LCD), Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) and Active-Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED). IPS LCD displays are common in high-end and mid-range phones because they offer good color reproductions and have superior viewing angles. AMOLED displays consume less power compared to LCD displays and have very good contrast ratio. They are highly visible in areas with low light.
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    6.4 inches
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Display Colors
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density
    403 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Yes, multi-touch
  • Display Protection
    Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Media

  • FM Radio
    Yes
  • Alert Types
    Vibration, ringtones
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack
    Yes

Camera

  • Rear
    Dual 16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
    5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm, (ultrawide)
  • Rear Camera Features
    LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video
    1080@30fps
  • Selfie
    16 MP, f/2.0
  • Selfie Camera Features
    1080p@30fps videos

Software

  • OS
    Android 9.0 (Pie)

Hardware

  • Chipset A chipset is basically an integrated circuit that brings together all the components of a computer on one chip. It also commonly referred to as the System on Chip (SoC). The chipset on a phone consists of the processor (CPU), memory controller, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), modem and a few other controllers. They are all built-in this one chip, referred to as the chipset. Common chipsets installed in phones today include Qualcomm Snapdragon, MediaTek, Exynos (by Samsung) and Kirin (by Huawei).
    Exynos 7904 (14 nm)
  • CPU CPU is a circuit that executes computer programs. Your phone’s CPU is in charge of executing your apps. One of the main characteristics of the CPU is its clock rate. It is usually measured in Gigahertz (GHz). This is an important feature to look at when comparing phones with the same processor generation and family. The type of CPU on your phone has a big effect on your smartphone’s performance and user experience.
    Octa-core (2x1.8GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Graphics Processing Unit, abbreviated GPU, is a circuit that accelerates your phone’s graphic output. They are very efficient in image manipulation. GPU’s are essential parts of chipsets. Today’s GPUs are very advanced as manufacturers are constantly pushing to make the best ever gaming phones.
    Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM This is where apps along with their data reside while running. It is used by both the operating system and installed apps. RAM is very fast. It is temporary storage that loses all its data when the phone is switched off.
    4 GB
  • Internal Storage
    64 GB
  • Card Slot
    microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
  • Sensors
    Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
    v5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Wi-fi
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • GPS
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC

Data

  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • Speed
    HSPA, LTE-A

Battery

  • Placement
    Non-removable
  • Battery Type
    Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
  • Capacity
    4000 mAh
  • Fast Charging Fast Charging Does it comes with a fast charging adapter?
    15W fast charging adapter

Samsung Galaxy A30 - Summary

  • Samsung A30 is one of the most popular affordable phones released by the Korean based tech giant in 2019. It is available in Kenya in three colors – Blue, Red, and Black.
  • This phone comes with a 6.4 inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2340 pixels. This display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • The Galaxy A30 is a good camera phone. It has a dual-lens camera at the back consisting of a 16MP primary lens and a 5 megapixels ultrawide lens.  This camera can record 1080p@30fps footage.
  • The front-facing camera is 16 megapixels. It can also record 1080p@30fps videos.
  • Samsung Galaxy A30 is run by Android v9.0 Pie with Samsung’s One UI. One UI has been praised because of its simplicity and the fact that it really enhances user experience.
  • Exynos 7904 processor powers this device. It is paired with 4GB of RAM. However, there is a 3GB RAM variant. The 4GB RAM option has 64GB internal storage space while the 3GB RAM option has 32GB internal storage space.
  • The Galaxy A30 has many connectivity options including NFC, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0 type C, and WiFI.
  • This smartphone is equipped with a 4000mAH battery with 15W fast charging support.

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