Samsung Galaxy M30, a mid-budget with above-average specs. Launched early February 2019. The Galaxy M series is mainly targeted at India, though available in other countries including Nigeria. The Samsung Galaxy M30 is advisable for users who need huge storage and RAM but can’t afford flagship phones like the Big Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Also see the Galaxy A30, they almost alike.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy M30
Samsung Galaxy M30 Key Specs & Features
- 6.4 inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels
- 90% Screen to Body Ratio
- Android 8.1 upgradable to Android 9.0
- Samsung One UI
- 4GB RAM / 64GB Built-in Storage or 6GB RAM / 128GB Storage
- 13MP + 5MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera
- 16MP Front Camera
- Rear Fingerprint Sensor
- Face Unlock
- 5000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy M30 delivers a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED infinity-U display with a glass cover. This is the first phone in the M series to have an AMOLED display.
The display sports 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution (403 ppi density). The smartphone is almost bezeless, having a 90% screen to body ratio and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Down the screen is a slightly bigger bezel.
The body is made of plastic available in black or blue options. Behind are the fingerprint sensor vertically placed camera sensors at the top left corner while the flash is under the camera.
The brand name is below the fingerprint sensor. Samsung Galaxy M30 comes in gradient blue and black.
Battery and Performance
The M Series appear to come with extra large batteries and seems to be focused on battery stamina and long battery life. Unlike the Galaxy A40 with 3,100mAh battery, the M30 comes with a huge 5000mAh battery to keep it running for long with fast charger available.
15W charging capacity means fast charging is fully supported.
Samsung Galaxy M30 comes in two variants of the 4GB + 64GB and the 6GB + 128GB phone. Both can be expanded by 512GB via SD card.
Enough memory to store files and access random apps without experiencing a lag. It comes with Android 8.1 Oreo, but is upgradable to Android 9 with Samsung One UI.
The processor is octa-core 14nm consisting of 1.8GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A73 and 1.6GHz hexa core ARM Cortex A53. For graphics processing, Mali-G71 MP2 is provided.
Camera and Connectivity
Samsung Galaxy M30 offers a Triple camera setup on the back. The main camera is a 13 megapixel camera with F/1.7 aperture and phase detection autofocus.
This is joined on the back by a pair of 5 megapixels cameras, one an ultrawide angle camera and the other a depth sensor.
On the U-cutout of the infinity-U display sits a 16 megapixels selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Both front and rear camera can record 1080p videos at 30 fps.
The Android Phone supports the USB Type C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and dual-band Wi-Fi. Also supports Dolby Atmos sound.
Samsung Galaxy M30 supports LTE on both SIM with dual VoLTE also supported.
Samsung Galaxy M30 Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy M30 price in Nigeria starts at around 84,500 Naira (~ $235). You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores near you.
Samsung Galaxy M30 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy M30
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo upgradable to Android 9
- Processor: Octa-core 14nm 1.8GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz Hexa core (Exynos 7904)
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
- Memory: 4GB RAM / 6GB RAM
- Colours: Gradient Blue and Gradient Black
- Dimension: 159.0 x 75.1 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 174 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED infinity-U Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels (401 ppi), 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio
- Screen Protection: Glass Cover
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP + 5MP + 5MP Triple Camera, 1080p[email protected] Video
- Rear Camera Features: PDAF, LED Flash, HDR, Night mode, Panorama mode
- Front Camera: 16MP Camera, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage:
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: B1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B8(900), B20(800)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO:
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band (2.4G+5GHz)
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.0
- Infrared Blaster:
- USB Port: USB Type C
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol:
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes, Dolby Atmos sound
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear mounted)
- Iris Scanner:
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Samsung pay
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
- Internet Usage Time: up to 18 hours (3G), up to 19 hours (4G), up to 20 hours (Wi-Fi)
- Video Playback Time: up to 25 hours
- Fast Charging: Yes