Samsung has been lacking behind its competitors when it comes to budget-friendly smartphones. However, Samsung has started producing well-performing budget-friendly smartphones now. Samsung Galaxy A30 is one of the middle phones in the A series by Samsung. It lies between the Samsung Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A50.
Samsung Galaxy A30 price in Pakistan is PKR 37,999 and in USD, it’s $233.
Samsung has been lacking behind its competitors when it comes to budget-friendly smartphones. However, Samsung has started producing well-performing budget-friendly smartphones now. Samsung Galaxy A30 is one of the middle phones in the A series by Samsung. It lies between the Samsung Galaxy A20 And Galaxy A50.
It is an affordable phone with a pretty nice design and features that make it stand out among its competitors. We are going to take a look at its features as well as expected performance drawbacks so that you can make an informed decision because for choosing the right phone, getting to know about considerable options and their features is of inevitable importance.
The phone (SM-A305G/DS 32 GB) is one of the best smartphones having a 1.8Ghz Octa-core processor that enables you to play regular and heavy games and applications without having to worry about lag.
Another dependable feature of this budget phone is that it comes with the possibility of two mobile carriers, a Dual SIM device with two SIM card slots. Connectivity options on the phone include Bluetooth 5.o + A2DP/LE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) + MIMO. However, it lacks an NFC connection.
This lightweight phone weighs 165 grams and is slim, just 7.7mm. It measures 158.5mm x 74.7mm x 7.7mm and weighs around 165 grams. The screen comes with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 403 PPI pixel density. The aspect ratio is 84.74%. The front camera has a 16 MP lens and the rear of the phone has 16 MP + 5MP cameras with different features like fixed focus.
It is a plastic build and has an infinity-u notch. Samsung has now clearly defined how they need to decide their budget-friendly phones. The Samsung A30 comes with nice curves and a slim design that makes you have a nice feeling when holding it in your hands.
This handset doesn’t look much different from other phones by Samsung in the same range. However, its curves make it a little more organic. The phone has plastic construction and is rigid and robust to withstand accidental falls. But, the glossy and polished finishing is attractive to fingerprint smudges. It has a unique design and a taller display with more screen real estate as it comes with a narrow notch on the front.
The smartphone has a thin side and top bezels that is enough to compensate for the thin chin. It weighs less and looks too large to be easily handled in one hand. There is a dual-camera setup along with the flash at the back of the phone.
It houses a 3.5mm audio jack and comes with a USB-Type C port. However, the LED notification feature doesn’t exist. On the right side of the phone, there are volume buttons as well as the power button. The power button feels a little sticky.
The left of the phone has a tray with dual nano-SIM card slots and a dedicated microSD card slot. At the bottom, there are a USB-C port and speaker grille. Its large screen makes it a plus-sized phone. Its display is bezel reduced and has polymer on its back with a plastic silver-painted frame. It is elegant and subtle with a beautiful pattern.
The smartphone comes with a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display and a full HD+ (1,080 x 2,340) resolution. This phone serves excellent media consumption and has similarities with Galaxy M30 when it comes to displaying. Both of the phones have a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED screen.
The display of this phone is vibrant and excellent and is a highlight when it comes to competition with other phones. The contrast ratio is great and the display is excellent even at wide and extreme angles.
It has a built-in blue light filter and a dark mode. As the notification LED feature is not available, you can set the display to an always-on mode so that you get notified. Brightness can be sufficiently higher and it makes the phone visible when you’re outdoor.
Between the setting options to adjust white balance and the built-in screen color profile, there are other options for you to customize it according to your desire. The display is vibrant with colors popping out and creating original contrasts. It is a good-looking smartphone and is a great choice for watching videos.
The teardrop breaks the large screen a little as it houses the front camera. This phone is available in four different colors. These include black, red, blue, and white. So, the brightness, details, colors, and everything for a fine display are incorporated finely.
The smartphone is powered by the 14nm Samsung Exynos 7904 chipset. The octa-core SoC has two high-performing cortex A73 cores and six Cortex A53 efficiency cores. However, we believe Samsung could offer a more powerful chipset.
It is a well-performing handset when it comes to handling daily and regular tax and these include usual chat, browsing, video streaming, and photography.
There is not much lag while you’re multitasking on the phone. Also, there won’t be shuttering. However, you cannot play heavier games like Asphalt 9 Legends with comfort. If you play PUBG on this smartphone, the default graphics are set to be balanced.
Just switch to smooth in graphic settings and you’ll get a better experience. However, it can get a little heated up while you play heavy games. It manages its performance very well. Samsung has done a good job by mating the software with the hardware.
Games are playable but it doesn’t offer the best gaming experience. It’s easier to switch between the iOS style app-based grid and standard app menu and home screen.
The software experience is good and some apps like Microsoft office and daily hunt news app come pre-installed. You will also enjoy dark mode and navigation features.
Samsung Galaxy A30 is a budget phone with a rear dual-lens camera having a 16MP sensor and an f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture. The ultra-wide lens has the same 123-degree field of view just like the S10 series.
The interface of the camera is easy to understand and use and easy to find options and features. These effects aren’t the best, but the auto-selfie function works as expected. Pictures seem to have low contrast and look washed out as compared to other cameras.
The wide-angle shooter doesn’t come with an auto-focus feature though. It also lacks the ability to control noise. It has a scene optimizer that bumps up saturation and contrast so that images look good and appealing.
The Samsung Galaxy A30 is powered by a 4,000 mAH battery and it easily lasts a day. IT offers charging of 15W and is fast enough. It keeps your phone running smoothly while you do day to day activities, video streaming, chatting, and browsing. The battery takes around two hours to get fully charged.
Samsung Galaxy A30 price in Pakistan is PKR 37,999 and in USD, it’s $233.
Samsung Galaxy A30 is good in design and stands out among other phones with its powerful and modern features.
|Colors||Black, Blue, Red|
|SIM Size (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Nano|
|Display Type A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Display Size||6.4 inches (16.26 cm)|
|Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.||16MP|
|Flash There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)|
|Operating System Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 9.0 Pie|
|User Interface or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.||Yes with Modified Android|
|RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||3 GB, 4 GB|
|Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||32 GB, 64 GB|
|Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||2x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A73, 6x 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8|
|GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||ARM Mali-G71 MP2, Cores: 2|
|Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904|
|Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Proximity, Light, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint.|
|Loudspeakeer The loudspeaker is a small sound driver fitted within a mobile phone, or other communication device, which is used to produce sound. Traditionally, loudspeakers on mobile phones are used to produce sound alerts for events such as incoming calls, incoming messages and alarms.||Yes|
|Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||Yes|
|Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Yes|
|Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.|
|GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.|
|GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.|
|EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.|
|Web Browser a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.||Yes|
|SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.||Yes|
|MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.|
|Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.|
|IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.|
|Battery Type Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-ion|
|Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||4000 mAh|