Samsung Galaxy M30 - Specifications, Price, Pros and Cons

Samsung has been in the business of powerful midrange devices in 2019, we have seen the company launch new devices targeting the mid-level classes. Samsung has launched 3 new smartphones into the M-series recently - Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 and M30. All are mid-level smartphones with amazing designs and features.

The Galaxy M30 was announced last week in India and expected, the Samsung delivers an amazing powerful specification and features on the M30. The Samsung Galaxy M30 is a mid-range smartphone with a premium design, Super AMOLED screen, an in-display fingerprint reader, a triple camera as seen in the Galaxy A50 but with larger battery capacity.

The device also comes in two variants featuring a 4GB Ram and 6GB Ram. Let's take a look at the specification of the new Galaxy M30.

Samsung Galaxy M30 - Specification Summary
  • Network: 2G /3G /4G
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
  • Display Size: 16.21cm (6.4") Super AMOLED FHD+ Infinity U Display
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo); Experience 9.5
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Exynos 7904 Octa Core
  • Ram: 4GB / 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • MicroSD Card: Up to 512 MicroSD card expansion slot
  • Front Camera: 16MP (F2.0)
  • Rear Camera: 13MP (F1.9) 5MP (F2.2) 5MP (F2.2)
  • Battery: 5000mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery 
  • Weight: 186 g (6.56 oz)
Samsung Galaxy M30 - Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy M30 follows the trend of a water-drop notch or the Infinity – U display, it flaunts with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display having a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. The high pixel density of 403PPI gives an enticing visional experience. The 19.5:9 aspect ratio gives it a trendy look and feels good to hold.

It also has a sharper contrast and exceptional dynamic color for an immersive viewing experience that was introduced in the M10 and M20.


The Galaxy M30 makes a great difference and the notch is underlined by smooth curves and has a slick face unlock animation to go with it. The bezels surrounding the display, and also the chin at the bottom, a fingerprint at the back and they are noticeably good size than what we usually see on other affordable phones.

Samsung has used a regular TFT LCD panel (not IPS LCD) just as the Galaxy M20, but no worries because we didn’t find it lacking in terms of quality. Colors are vibrant and pop nicely, but the default color calibration is fairly good. If you prefer warmer tones, you can also make use of the blue-light filter.


The device is designed to be a perfect fit not just for your handheld, but also for style. It comes in two different colour options - Gradation Black and Gradation Blue color options - so you can make a choice.

Samsung Galaxy M30 - Performance, Storage and Camera

The Samsung Galaxy M30 is packed with an octa-core processor setup (a 1.8 GHz Dual-core Cortex A73 and a 1.6 GHz Hexa Core Cortex A53), which is accompanied by a 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM. The combination of these help to ease the performance in multitasking and gaming. The phone is based on Samsung Exynos 7 Octa chipset. The whole operation is done by Android 8.1 Oreo.

The Exynos 7904 Octa chipset is a powerful chipset and you can expect nothing less than a fast performance. You can Multitask effortlessly between power-hungry apps, games with an all-new 14nm 1.8 GHz Exynos 7904 Octa Core Processor and the blazing fast LPDDR4x RAM.

Furthermore, the performance is enhanced with a 4GB/6GB Ram that promises no hanging, no slowing down or nagging under any heavy usage.

When it comes to storage, Samsung provides an internal memory of 64GB/12GB that can be further expanded up to 512 GB using a MicroSD card this means you will never run out of storage space. So, play more and save more with the latest Samsung smartphone.

And for the camera, we are seeing a more powerful camera as compared to the Galaxy M20, it has a 16MP selfie camera on the front. While at the back, it boasts a triple-camera setup (13 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP). The primary rear camera sensor is a decent performer, the three lenses can capture a picture with every detail in any environment.

Samsung Galaxy M30 - Battery and Other Features

The M30 ships with a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support, the large battery capacity is the major Unique Selling Proposition (USP). This large capacity ensures that the smartphone is running for long hours without having to carry a charger everywhere you go. So, no need to worry when you are on a trip without charger as this smartphone is expected to work for long without power supply.


Samsung is very security conscious adding both fingerprint and face lock feature to the M30. Also, it comes with dual 4G-VoLTE SIM connectivity. It also has options such as Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, Glonass and many more. The biometric authentication lets you easily unlock the phone with just your face or fingerprint.

Samsung Galaxy M30 - Price

The Samsung Galaxy M30 that was announced in India last week and it is now available for purchase in India. The Galaxy M30 can be purchased through Amazon.in and Samsung India's official website.

It comes in two memory configurations - 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. The former is priced at INR 14,990 ($214) with the latter carrying a price tag of INR 17,990 ($256).

Samsung Galaxy M30 - Pros
  • The triple camera is useful in enhancing certain effects like blur, zoom and wide-angle photos and recording high-quality videos
  • Superfast performance and good user experience as a result of more cores
  • Supports 4G, which gives you more download speed and a faster internet experience than 3G
  • Supports fingerprint sensor and face lock that allows you to quickly unlock your phone
  • Supports USB Type-C for fast charging
  • 5000mAh battery long lasting battery can last a whole day even under heavy usage
  • Quality at an affordable price
Samsung Galaxy M30 - Cons
  • Considering the price, we can't really see any obvious cons
The Samsung Galaxy M30 is a mid-range smartphone that comes with hardly any drawback. The widescreen with HD+ resolution gives a nice visual experience. The robust configuration with a healthy battery back up can support to play a game without any disturbance. It is provided with huge storage that can store a lot of data.

Overall, the device is a perfect choice in this price bracket.
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