Samsung Galaxy M30s
In Kenya, the price of Samsung Galaxy M30s is around 22,500 shillings. Its features include a 6.4 inches S-AMOLED display, Exynos 9611 chipset, Android 10.0, One UI2, 48 MP main camera, 16 MP selfie and a 6000 mAh battery. It is available in colors Opal Black, Sapphire Blue and Pearl White
Why you should buy Samsung Galaxy M30s
- Incredible video recording capabilities
- 6.4″ s-AMOLED FHD+ Infinity U Display
- Powerful Samsung Exynos 9611 processor
- 48MP Triple Camera
- Light weight design and unique stunning colors
- Fast Face Unlock and a Finger Print Sensor
- Massive 6000mAh battery
Samsung has released plenty of mid-range phones throughout 2019 but if you’re into great battery life, you might look no further than the galaxy M30s at 6,000 mAh power battery. What else does it have to offer? The Galaxy M30s promises a significant upgrade over the previous model the M30. The overall design and display are the same, but here you get a new chipset, a higher resolution camera and of course a larger battery, which brings the M30s up to the level of the Galaxy A series like on many other mid-range phones, you also get a catchy paint job.
Samsung Galaxy M30s is surprisingly elegant despite a large 6,000 mAh power battery and it isn’t too heavy either. The screen is the same as what you’d get out of many other Samsung mid-rangers this year. It’s a tall 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 1080P resolution and a small notch at the top. The quality is excellent with that great contrast you’d expect from an AMOLED, good sharpness, and competitive brightness. Colors can also be quite accurate depending on your color settings.
While the phone is sleeping, you get an always-on display with the time and icons for notifications. One disappointing thing is, the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is one of the slower ones around. It reads you pretty fast, but the screen takes some time to light up. Also, the single bottom-firing loudspeaker is all right, but nothing to write home about. Loudness is good, but the lows sound muddy and the highs come out a bit hard.
Samsung Galaxy M30s has a 3.5-millimeter jack for headphones and the quality here is decent. Loudness is above average and though there’s some distortion it’s not too bad. You have a choice between 64 or 128 gigs of onboard storage on the M30s and in case you need more it is expandable through micro SD. The M30’s user interface is Samsung’s One UI over Android 9 pie. See Galaxy A30s.
Let’s go over some of the main features. Samsung’s gesture-based navigation set up uses vertical, not horizontal swipes. It’s easy to use once you get the hang of it, although you can use onscreen navigation keys as well. One-handed use is quite comfortable as most of the interface is designed to be in reach of your thumb and one UI has a system-wide dark mode which should help a little bit with power-saving thanks to the AMOLED screen.
One of the upgrades the M30s brings is a new Exynos 9611 chipset. It offers better power efficiency and performance than the Exynos 7904 and the previous model, but the performance on the M30 wasn’t too great, to begin within benchmarks. The M30s does a decent job on par way, they’re even better than the galaxy A50. However, there are more powerful alternatives in this price range and this isn’t a chip for heavy gaming.
The 6,000 mAh power battery should easily be enough to last you through a couple of days of use in our proprietary battery tests. The M30s received a score of 130 hours. This is among the best we’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for the charging speed. The provided 15-watt charger brings the battery from 0 to 21% in half an hour an unfortunate mix of slow charging and large battery capacity.
Galaxy M30s camera
The M30s brings a new camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel quad bear main camera, an eight-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a depth sensor for portraits in daylight. The 12-megapixel photos produced by the quad bear sensor are excellent with great sharpness, impressive dynamic range, and punchy colors.
The photos are much better than what other Samsung mid Rangers of the past year, like the A50 and the A70 have been able to offer. The ultra-wide camera isn’t as impressive and the shots come out a bit soft, but it still gets the job done and the processing looks quite good. Similar to the main cameras, portrait shots with the main camera are quite nice. (see Galaxy A51)
If there’s enough lighting, you can get a good level of detail and a natural-looking skin tone and background. Separation is a decent dynamic range just to leave a bit more to be desired when the light goes down. The main camera’s good performance continues. Colors are punchy and exposure is even highlighting and light sources are handled pretty well too, almost like there’s an always-on HDR.
Of course, there is some softness, invisible noise, but it’s quite all right for this price. There is a night mode but it doesn’t do much. Noise is reduced, but there are no other benefits in the highlights or shadows and you get a softer cropped image. It takes a few seconds to capture too, so better stick to the regular photo mode.
More camera features
In contrast to the main camera, shots with the ultra-wide camera at night are poor in quality with dull colors, plenty of noise, and narrow dynamic range. These are quite soft as well. There’s no HDR processing or Night mode here. Selfies come out in 16 megapixels and they’re okay. You get a decent amount of detail and dynamic range is good, but sharpness is not stellar. Videos can be recorded and up to 4K at 30 FPS with the main camera. If you switch to the ultra-wide camera, the results aren’t so great however you get super steady video stabilization, which works well.
That’s the galaxy M30s. You get a phone with an excellent AMOLED display, good camera performance, and the best battery life that we’ve seen from Samsung, it only costs way less, making it a better deal than the galaxy A50 and the price is even lower. Of course it’s not perfect, charging up this big battery feels like it takes forever.
Gamers may not be satisfied with the chipset, even though it does do a great job with everyday tasks and that slow fingerprint reader can get annoying. But even so, the galaxy M30s delivers some great value. It’s a clear upgrade over Samsung’s earlier mid ranges from this year, like the galaxy A50 and the A70, and deserves a recommendation. Visit official website
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