Samsung Galaxy M30 ,review) was the most popular model of this series. When it was launched in the market in the price range of Rs 15,000. This smartphone comes with AMOLED display and its battery life is also good. Samsung Samsung has now launched the updated version of this phone, the Samsung Galaxy M30S in the market. Does this phone improve upon the features of the Samsung Galaxy M30 and overcome the old shortcomings? To know the answer to this question, we Samsung Galaxy M30s Reviewed.
Samsung Galaxy M30s design
Most of the Samsung smartphones in the Galaxy M series come with a similar design on the front. Galaxy M40 ,review) is the only exception that was launched with a hole-punch display. Samsung Galaxy M30s flaunts a 6.4-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with dewdrop notch. Samsung calls it Infinity U Display. The bezels on the edge of the panel are extremely thin. But the border at the bottom is a little wider. Samsung has moved the earpiece closer to the frame of the smartphone. It has got a place just above the selfie camera. The earpiece is small. But it makes enough sound.
Samsung has given power and volume buttons on the right edge of the device. We liked the position of the power button. But you have to stretch a bit to reach the volume buttons. On the top side is the secondary microphone of the Galaxy M30S. The USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, primary microphone and loudspeaker have got a place at the bottom. Samsung has placed the SIM tray on the left side.
The Samsung Galaxy M30S has three cameras on the back. It is present in the rectangular camera module. The fingerprint sensor is also on the rear side, next to the camera module. Samsung has launched three color variants of Galaxy M30s in the market – Opal Black, Sapphire Blue and Purple White. We have got the Safer Blue version for review, which has a gradient finish on the back. It looks a little different, but we liked it. You might not like it. If you want, you can choose the black or white variant.
Samsung has given 6,000 mAh battery in this phone. Because of this, the phone gives a feeling of being very big. But due to the curved edges, it is not a problem to grip. Samsung has given a 15W charger with this phone.
Samsung Galaxy M30s specifications and software
Samsung Galaxy M30s flaunts a 6.4-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 1080×2340 resolution. You can choose one of two color modes. The phone remains on the natural option by default. We switched the display mode to vivid, after which more contrast came on the screen. You cannot change the color temperature of the screen. But we have no complaints with the default setting either.
Samsung has used its Exynos 9611 processor in the Galaxy M30S. The company used this processor recently launched Samsung Galaxy A50s I have also done. For graphics, Mali-G72 graphics are integrated. There are two variants of the smartphone available – 64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage with 6 GB RAM. We have reviewed the variant with 6 GB RAM. The initial variant costs Rs 13,999, while the costlier variant costs Rs 16,999.
Samsung Galaxy M30s is a dual sim device. It has space for two nano-SIM cards. It has dual 4G and VoLTE support. It has Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC and many other sensors.
This Samsung phone comes with One UI 1.5 based on Android 9 Pie. This phone was equipped with the security patch of August. There is nothing new in the user interface. We have come across this in many Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
There are also some unwanted apps in the smartphone. Most of these can only be disabled. Facebook, Netflix, Galaxy Store, OneDrive and My Galaxy will come pre-installed. Of these apps, My Galaxy sends the most unwanted notifications. We had to block all notifications.
Samsung Galaxy M30s performance and battery life
Samsung Galaxy M30s has a great display. The experience of watching the content on this was great. It gets quite bright in the outdoors. There is no problem in reading on it even in sunlight. The Exynos 9611 processor given in the phone gives smooth performance without any problem. We were able to navigate through the menus without any hiccups. The fingerprint scanner also makes unlocking the smartphone faster. Face unlock is also present. It also unlocks the phone very fast.
We played PUBG Mobile in Galaxy M30S. The game ran on the High preset by default. During this the graphics quality was at HD and the frame rate was also set high. Stutters were reported in this setting, due to which the graphics quality had to be reduced. We played this game on our phone for about 20 minutes. During this, the battery consumption was 4 percent. The smartphone did not get too hot.
The 6,000 mAh battery of the Galaxy M30s lasts for a long time. In normal use, the battery of the phone supported for about two days. The 15-watt charger provided with it charges 22 percent of the battery in 30 minutes. 43 percent charging is done in one hour. It took about two and a half hours for the phone’s battery to be fully charged.
Samsung Galaxy M30s cameras
Samsung Galaxy M30s has three rear cameras. The primary camera is 48 megapixels. Its aperture is F / 2.0. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with an F / 2.2 lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The primary camera takes 12 megapixel shots by default. But if you want, you can also take 48 megapixel shots. The camera app on the Galaxy M30s matches the camera app on the recently introduced Galaxy M and Galaxy A series handsets.
Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy M30s were good. It looked beautiful on the AMOLED display of the phone. Average detail was seen in daylight shots. On zooming in, it was found that text written on distant objects could be read, but they were not crisp. The phone does light metering properly. But its dynamic range is not very good. The wide-angle camera captures more detail with each frame. But the details are reduced compared to the shot taken with the primary sensor. We also got to see barrel distortion on the side.
Photos taken in low light lacked detail. Grains were clearly visible when I zoomed in. Photos came brighter when night mode was used. But the Galaxy M30S crops the frame. That is, you have to keep this in mind while taking the picture.
We found that the Galaxy M30s was a bit slow to lock focus when shooting macros. this shortcoming made us Samsung Galaxy M40 reminded of So you have to have some patience. The camera takes longer to focus when shooting in low light. In such a situation, the chances of getting a blurry shot increase. Once locked, the camera is able to take pictures with decent detail.
Colors stand out more on the AMOLED panel. But they look very natural on the computer. Portrait shots were good and the phone did a great job in edge detection. But the shots taken in low light were of poor quality. There was no dearth of detail in the selfie taken during the day. But degradation is seen in low light.
You will be able to record 4K video with the rear camera and maximum 1080 pixels with the selfie camera. We found that you can record up to 10 minutes of 4K video at a time. Samsung has also given a Super Steady video mode in which you can switch to the wide angle camera and it crops the frame. Videos are recorded with stabilization in low light. But the shimmer effect is clearly visible.
to Samsung Galaxy M30s Galaxy M30 can be seen as an upgrade. It retains many of the features of older phones, such as the crisp AMOLED display. In addition, the battery capacity is 6,000 mAh. Exynos 9611 processor is more powerful than Exynos 7904. It delivers around the same performance as other processors available in this price range.
The camera of the Galaxy M30s has room for improvement. It is slow to focus and the camera performance in low light is below average.
If battery life is a priority for you, then definitely consider the Galaxy M30S. interesting thing is Galaxy A50s Many of its hardware is also part of the Galaxy M30s. Thus the Galaxy M30s is a high value handset. If you are thinking of buying the initial variant of Galaxy M30s then realme 5 pro And redmi note 7 pro ,review) are good choices. If your budget is more powerful variant then Realme XT ,review) is a much better option.