Last month, we reviewed the Galaxy A50 smartphone – the latest entrant into the refreshed A-series, which comprises the A50, A30 and A10 smartphones. Here, we’ll look at the Galaxy A30, which, unlike the A50, packs a dual camera setup. Focused on catering to young millennials, the Galaxy A30 can shoot videos in ultra-wide, slow-mo and hyperlapse modes. These features are likely to transform the way consumers use smartphones by allowing real-time content creation and sharing.
Design and display
The design of the Galaxy A30 is more or less the same as that of the Galaxy A50. It’s made of the same ‘3D Glasstic’ material and has the same 6.4-inch display, however, it offers 84.9 per cent screen to body ratio, which is less than the Galaxy A50’s 91.6 per cent.
The 6.4-inch Infinity-U AMOLED display is crisp and offers great contrast ratios, making it a good device for streaming videos.
The Exynos 7904 octa-core processor clubbed with 4GB of RAM is capable enough to run your daily tasks without any delays or lag. Casual gaming is great too, but the moment you push the processor to its limits, by running a heavy graphics game, for instance, the limits of the Galaxy A30 become quite evident. The A30’s large 4,000mAh battery easily lasts a day of moderate use and also supports 15W fast charging.
There‘s a 16MP main sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture. At the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera, which does its job as it’s supposed to. The camera app is easy to use – all effects and options can be easily accessed – and a fast shutter speed helps capture images quickly. The portrait mode shots, however, can be a disappointment at times.
The A30’s camera quality is great and the daylight photos offer plenty of details.
The wide-angle lens lets you squeeze in more of the landscape as compared to normal mode.
The Samsung Galaxy A30 is a great affordable alternative to heavily-priced phones. Barring a few flagship-level features, the Galaxy A30 has almost everything that one expects from a good smartphone – a great display, a decent battery life and a dual-lens rear camera setup with an ultra-wide field of view. In short, if you’re looking for a mid-range phone, you wouldn’t want to miss the Galaxy A30.
Not suitable for high-end gaming