First was the Samsung Galaxy A30, and it wasn’t bad, yet still never perfect. Now, the Samsung Galaxy A30s, the model referred to as another version of the Galaxy A30. The two devices have ups and downs which can be a hard buying decision for buyers.
One of the features of Samsung Galaxy A30s is that it has a triple camera setup same as the Samsung Galaxy A50s while the Galaxy A30 has a dual-camera setup. Both phones have things alike and things not alike as well.
Samsung Galaxy A30s Top Features
Here is the list of Samsung galaxy A30s key features
- Android 9 pie
- 6.4 inches super AMOLED screen
- 7.8mm thickness
- Octa-core processor, Exynos 7885 14nm
- 3/4GB RAM
- 32/64/128GB Storage
- Dual 4G SIM
- Under screen fingerprint sensor
- 4000mAh battery with 15W fast charge
- Made by Samsung
Design And Display
It has a 6.4 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 85% screen to body ratio. Low pixel density of 268 PPI and a screen resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels though not among the best class. With the available big screen, watching movies and also playing video games will be at its standard.
The dimension of the Galaxy A30s is 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm while it tries to maintain a slimmer body by having a 7.8mm thickness and it weighs 166g.
Samsung galaxy A30s features a dewdrop notch and has an under-screen fingerprint sensor. Having no fingerprint sensor at the back leaves only the triple camera ports to be found at the top left corner of the back.
Samsung Galaxy A30s, a smartphone made of metal with a glasstic material used at the back which means it has a characteristic of both plastic and glass. While we checking the specs, the colours of the Galaxy A30s are Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green, Prism Crush Violet, all to deliver a different taste of look for Samsung fans.
The camera feature of the Samsung Galaxy A30s is a triple 25MP + 8MP + 5MP at the back while the front camera is 16MP. The cameras are not bad at all, though it doesn’t come with many top features that are found in flagship devices like the Note 10 but it offers good.
A better camera sensor should have a lesser aperture of maybe, f/1.5 or less but not in this case. Samsung Galaxy A30s has an f/1.7 aperture for the main 25MP sensor, f/2.2 in both ultra-wide and depth sensors, while the front 16MP has an f/2.0 aperture.
The cameras have a professional mode for those who know how to take photos, Panomara mode, night mode, HDR, LED flash.
Samsung Galaxy A30s Battery
Every Android user needs to have a good battery life, due to the many apps and phone usage. Samsung Galaxy A30s has the standard 4000mAh battery capacity which can last a whole day when fully charged better than Galaxy A80 with 3500mAh.
Together with it, is the fast charging ability of 15W. To have a longer battery life, the phone should be charged with the original charger and the charger should be unplugged when full to avoid overvoltage.
Hardware and performance
While using the 2019 trending Android version, Android 9 pie, it uses the exynos 7885 chipsets of 14nm not the best of it.
Samsung Galaxy A30s graphics is powered by Mali-G71 and Octa-core 1.8 GHz x2 Cortex-A73 + 1.6 GHz x6 Cortex-A53. Galaxy A30s has different memory options to choose from, 3/4GB RAM and 32/64/128GB storage capacity. The phone does support an external SD card up to 1TB.
Aside the already mentioned fingerprint sensor, there are other sensors of the Samsung Galaxy A30s which are the proximity sensor found in the dewdrop notch above the front camera, the active noise cancellation mic, and others in the specs table above.
In terms of connectivity, Samsung galaxy A30s does support a dual 4G SIM with a dedicated SD card slot. It has the 3.5mm audio jack and a Type-C port reversible connector.
Wi-Fi enabled, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi Direct, and hotspot, FM radio.
Price of Samsung Galaxy A30s in Nigeria
Samsung galaxy A30s price in Nigeria is expected to be from ₦80,000 to ₦100,000 as from September 2019. Price of the phone may vary in places die to location or store.
Samsung Galaxy A30s Complete Specifications
- Launch: August 2019
- Brand: Samsung
Design & Display
- Colours: Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green, Prism Crush Violet
- Dimension: 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm
- Display: 6.4 inches super AMOLED screen
- Density: 268 ppi
- Foldable: No
- Screen Protection:
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels
- Weight: 166 g
Camera & Software
- Camera Type: Triple
- Rear Camera: 25 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP (f/1.7)
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, panorama, HDR
- Scene Optimizer:
- AR Emoji: No
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 16 MP (f/2.0)
- Front Camera Features: Digital Zoom, Face detection, Touch to focus
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie
- Processor: Octa core (1.8 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A73 + 1.6 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A53), Exynos 7885
- GPU: Mali-G71
- Memory: 3/4GB RAM
- Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB
- SD Card Support: Yes up to 512GB
Network & Connectivity
- 2G GSM: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- 5G: No
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes v5.0
- Infrared Blaster: No
- NFC: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- SIM: Dual Nano SIM
- USB Port: USB Type-C
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes Underscreen
- Gesture Control: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Battery: 4000mAh Li-Po Non-removable battery
- Talktime: 32 hours
- Standby Time: 119 hours
- Fast Charging: 15W
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
In The Box
- Samsung A30s mobile phone
- Travel Adapter
- USB Type-C Data cable
- Ejection Pin
- Silicon Case Cover
- User Manual and documentation
Authors Opinion on Samsung Galaxy A30s
I like Samsung devices especially the Note Series but since I started using the A-series phones, I began to see good features in them. You can buy this phone but have in mind that it needs the screen covered so as to protect the under-screen fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy A30s is a mid-budget smartphone for users who can’t afford the flagship devices in the market. In all, it is an ideal phone so if you like it, then go for it.