Samsung Galaxy M30 Review and Ratings

Published on September 18, 2019
Samsung Galaxy M30 Review and Ratings

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Samsung has announced a lot of smartphones in India over the previous two or so months including Samsung Galaxy M30 and Galaxy A30. The models are included in the series Galaxy A, Galaxy M, and Galaxy S. The two smartphone models from Samsung are very similar: Galaxy M and Galaxy A. The Galaxy S series remains the Korean company’s flagship. The differences between the Galaxy M and the Galaxy A-series can be difficult to comprehend. Since the specifications are almost same, only names and a few features are different. The latter seems to have a much more defined mid-range, which now leads to the Galaxy A80 being used to make swivel and pop-up cameras.

The hashtag #IM3XPOWERED has been passed through the social networks on February 27 in India, where the Samsung Galaxy M30 has been announced and shown the threefold camera setup in the back. Two phone variants were underway. First, 4 GB of RAM, + 64 GB of RS 14.990. Second, 6 GB of RAM+ 128 GB of RS 17,990. There are two color choices in Galaxy M30; gradation black and gradation blue. We have a 4 GB RAM+64 GB Blue gradation on our test couch.


The M-series design language of Samsung is slightly uniform. All mobiles are made of high-quality plastics and have modern features, like water drops and large batteries.

The Galaxy M30’s design is very similar to that of its A-Series sibling, the Galaxy A30. It has an all four-angle soft rounded surface, and a plastic back panel. Samsung has a two-tone gradient on the panel to add a touch of class to that; the color at the back of a handset is slowly faded from light to black over the phone’s length. A result is an appliance in the hand that looks good. The Galaxy M30 has strong in hands even without a case or a cover. In addition, fingerprints and smudges remain largely unnoticed at the back.

While a secondary microphone is located at the top of the Galaxy M30, the SIM and microSD card slots are located at the right. The base has a 3.5 mm audio box, a USB Type-C port, and single-grill loudspeaker to transmit information. This setting leaves the right device side, which is well-positioned and convenient to use the Power Button and Volume buttons. Those who aren’t supporting the proprietary Bixby virtual assistant from Samsung will be happy to know that the Galaxy M30 body has no dedicated Bixby key. The back camera has a vertically positioned, single LED flash and a fingerprint scanner, which is too high to access, we believe. The back camera covers three camera configurations. Overall, the Galaxy M30 has been built and designed for its cost very well.

Audio and display

The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a 1080x 2340 pixel resolution, like the Galaxy A30.

The Galaxy M30 comes with the Samsung’s “Infinity-U” screen, like some of the others designs on the Galaxy A and Galaxy M, implying that it has more than 90 percent screen to the body and is small U-shaped to allow a single selfie camera. The average pixel display is 400 pixels an inch, which surely is safe in accordance with current standards.

The Galaxy M30 colors are rich and complete. The software can also warm or cool the colors. The display is so dim that it is sufficiently luminous to be used indoors during bedtime. The minimum luminosity is 3 lux, the maximum luminosity is 560 lux. The Galaxy A30 and the Galaxy M20 are also equipped with 616 LUX and 537 LUX peak displayed brightness. The Galaxy M30 display content is not visible under the immediate sunlight, but this is forgivable, as sunlight is hard to achieve in any case. In summary, given its market price, the display of the Galaxy M30.

There is a little noise in the sound from the one-down-fired Galaxy M30 speaker. The speaker inside is decent sufficiently for the alarm sound, but not great for music. At the highest volume, tearing and distortion indications can be seen in high frequencies. The bass, on the other side, is tinny and can have a bad “thump” impact. If you love songs on the go, a Bluetooth mobile microphone with your mobile device is worth having. In a noisy environment, even in a crowded canteen, the earpieces are loud and transparent enough on the other hand.

The Exynos 7904 chipset is assembled in Galaxy M30. A 14-nanometer processing device has an octa-core processor in the Exynos chipset. There are two Cortex-A73 high-performance processors with a clock of 1.8GHz and six Cortex-A53 high-performance processors with a clocking capacity of 1.6GHz. The GPU is the same as the Galaxy A30 as Mali-G71 MP2. It combines all of this, depending on your version of choice, with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM. The microSD card, which has a dedicated slot with two SIM cards, may extend to a maximum of 512 GB storage on board.


The department that distinguishes Galaxy M30 from the Galaxy A30 is, finally, the Camera. While the Dual Camera configuration of the Galaxy A30 is more than 16 megapixels with a main sensor, the Galaxy M30 is fully configured. Three vertically stacked cameras are on the backside. A 13-megapixel f/1.9 sensor fitted with a phase detection autofocus is the primary and the first camera. The second camera is a 12 mm “ultra-wide angle” 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 zoom, which provides a 123-degree perspective field. A F/2.2 5-megapixel depth detector is a third camera in Galaxy M30. The front has a single selfie shooter, a sensor with a resolution of 16 megapixels and a resolution of f/2.0.

The pictures taken on the inside are light and grainy. The same is true of indoor filming, but when the camera shifts from one object to another, it concentrates quickly. Even for bright indoors, selfies are light and colorful, but can do more with detail. When zoomed in, most faces seem to twist a lot. While the software of the camera wants to add “Beauty,” the option can be completely disabled. On the hot side, before and after photos are taken the default camera app usually quick to open. Between daytime images and opening the gallery for previews, there is no noticeable delay.


While the Galaxy A30 is proud to have 4000mAh, the Galaxy M30 has a 5000mAh lithium polymer. So the battery time is higher for Galaxy M30. Our normal battery benchmark test took the Galaxy M30 review for an incredible 666 minutes (11 hours 6 minutes). On the other hand, 512 minutes was taken in the Galaxy A30.

Final Verdict

Samsung Galaxy M30 looks like it ticks most of the right Android smartphone mid-range boxes at Rs 14,990. However, software and efficiency are two clear vulnerability regions. While the Exynos 7904 Galaxy M30’s performance is not awful, it’s also not very remarkable. The sense of using a mid-range smartphone with sub-par specs is evident when playing or surfing heavily. The Galaxy A30, a device that was introduced at around the same time as the Galaxy M30, does not provide the latest software as it is available in the Galaxy M30.

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