The A30s is a new phone which was released at the end of 2019. It’s quite big. Its screen stretches 6.4 inches across. If you have small hands, holding it would be tough.
These days, mobiles are all about large size. Not only is the A30s big but it’s thin too. Its dimensions are 158.5 mm x 74.7 mm x 7.8 mm. As it’s paper-like, it feels premium. This is great as it’s not the most expensive.
Something that makes phones feel expensive is the weight as well. The A30s feels solid, coming in at 169 grams.
What is it made from? Plastic. However, the plastic on it doesn’t feel cheap. Samsung curved its sides well – holding it for hours won’t be uncomfortable.
There is a pearl-like effect on its rear. It makes the handset more eye-catching from across the room. We think the mobile looks the best in the Prism Crush Black version. The others are:
Looking across its sides, you’ll see a microSD slot and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The presence of the microSD is great as it already comes with good storage. More on this later.
We have to say:
The buttons on it are easy to reach. They’re tactile and fun to play with as well.
There isn’t a fingerprint sensor on its rear, but there is one underneath its screen. The phone unlocks in the blink of an eye. If you’re expecting facial recognition, get ready to be disappointed.
Let’s talk about its display. It’s huge, so you can easily immerse in whatever you’re watching. The panel on its front is Super AMOLED. We’re huge fans of it as the colours produced are vibrant. The Galaxy A30s is a gift that keeps on giving, as its display has an impeccable screen-to-body ratio too. How do you feel about 84.9%?
Sadly, its front isn’t the sharpest. It comes with a 720 x 1560 pixel resolution.
There is a mid-range processor present, the Exynos 7904. Don’t get too heavy-handed with it. The memory and storage available makes using the device easier, though. You’ll be picking it up with either 32, 64 or 128 GB of space and 3 or 4 GB of RAM
As you can imagine, the 4 GB RAM variant would be the snappiest.
If you remember, you can also expand its storage.
It runs Android 9 out of the box. You can upgrade its systems to the latest Android 11. Android is Samsung’s proprietary One UI. It’s one of the best-looking on the market.
As its width is less, you might think that the battery is small too. There’s a 4000 mAh unit in place. Expect the mid-ranger to last over a day. With its expert battery saving modes, you can prolong this. Although the mobile is made from plastic, you can’t snap its battery out.
It needs a 15W fast charger in its USB-C port. It doesn’t charge fast, though. It goes from 0-100% in 2 hours.
The company tends to make good cameras. They didn’t skip a beat with the A30s. There is a triple set-up on its rear. It consists of a 25 MP wide lens, a secondary 8 MP ultra wide lens, and a tertiary 5 MP depth shooter. Shots taken are excellent except in low-light.
If it’s any consolation, a bright LED flash is present. There is sadly no LED flash on its front camera. The front set-up consists of a single 16 MP wide shooter. We’re happy to say that it’ll keep you Instagram-ready.
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You can purchase the Samsung Galaxy A30s for around Rs.40,500 island-wide. The storage variant you pick up affects its final price of course. Do we think it’s worth its price? Definitely!
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