7.3/10
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The Samsung Galaxy A30 currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6.4"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The Galaxy A30 is a balanced smartphone with good specs and it will serve you well no matter the occasion. It has one of the best screens in the class, some great software tricks, and dependable snappers and battery. Having so many options is good, but at times the Galaxy A30 felt like the one too m...

- GSMArena
Fone Arena

The Samsung’s Galaxy A30 gets a lot of the basics right and does certain things really well.  For those who don’t game and are happy with great battery life and a solid multimedia experience can buy this phone.

- Bharadwaj Chandramouli, Fone Arena
Gizbot

It's the display which does the talking on the device. The smartphone is suitable for high-resolution media consumption; however, if quality photography is what you seek, this might not be a great alternative for you. With the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro already dominating this price segment,...

- Sandeep Sarkar, Gizbot
PhoneArena

Unless you care deeply about gaming and performance, we are not convinced you should spend the extra cash for the very slight upgrades that you get with the A50, and ultimately, the A30 just feels like the device that offers better value for the money.

- Victor Hristov, PhoneArena
India Today

The Galaxy A30 is a good-looking phone for its price. Despite the plastic build, the phone looks sleek and attractive, more so than the Galaxy M30. With the A30, you also get a decent performance, good battery life and a sweet AMOLED display. It also comes with One UI, which gives it an edge over th...

- Sanket Vijayasarathy, India Today


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Galaxy A30 on February 28, 2018.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy A30 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy A30 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.4"

The Samsung Galaxy A30's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7 7885 Octa-core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1380 minutes, 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A30 Specs

Overview
Release date February 28, 2018
Regions available USA, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/850/900 /1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7 7885 Octa-core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
RAM 3/4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.32 W/kg
Body: 0.52 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 900 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 840 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1380 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Blue, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.85 x 7.47 x 0.77 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 165 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 403 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Infinity-U
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, 2nd camera feature (5 MP, F2.2)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-A305F

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

A balanced smartphone with good specs

The Galaxy A30 is a balanced smartphone with good specs and it will serve you well no matter the occasion. It has one of the best screens in the class, some great software tricks, and dependable snappers and battery. Having so many options is good, but at times the Galaxy A30 felt like the one too many in the series.

Read full review

The Galaxy A30 is a balanced smartphone with good specs and it will serve you well no matter the occasion. It has one of the best screens in the class, some great software tricks, and dependable snappers and battery. Having so many options is good, but at times the Galaxy A30 felt like the one too many in the series.

Read full review

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Fone Arena

A really good multimedia phone

from Fone Arena

The Samsung’s Galaxy A30 gets a lot of the basics right and does certain things really well.  For those who don’t game and are happy with great battery life and a solid multimedia experience can buy this phone.

Read full review

The Samsung’s Galaxy A30 gets a lot of the basics right and does certain things really well.  For those who don’t game and are happy with great battery life and a solid multimedia experience can buy this phone.

Read full review

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Gizbot

Good display and battery, average cameras

from Gizbot

It's the display which does the talking on the device. The smartphone is suitable for high-resolution media consumption; however, if quality photography is what you seek, this might not be a great alternative for you. With the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro already dominating this price segmen...More

It's the display which does the talking on the device. The smartphone is suitable for high-resolution media consumption; however, if quality photography is what you seek, this might not be a great alternative for you. With the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro already dominating this price segment, the Galaxy A30 will have a tough time out there.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

Good value for the money

from PhoneArena

Unless you care deeply about gaming and performance, we are not convinced you should spend the extra cash for the very slight upgrades that you get with the A50, and ultimately, the A30 just feels like the device that offers better value for the money.

Read full review

Unless you care deeply about gaming and performance, we are not convinced you should spend the extra cash for the very slight upgrades that you get with the A50, and ultimately, the A30 just feels like the device that offers better value for the money.

Read full review

Less

India Today

Sleek design, great display, solid battery life

from India Today

The Galaxy A30 is a good-looking phone for its price. Despite the plastic build, the phone looks sleek and attractive, more so than the Galaxy M30. With the A30, you also get a decent performance, good battery life and a sweet AMOLED display. It also comes with One UI, which gives it an edge over...More

The Galaxy A30 is a good-looking phone for its price. Despite the plastic build, the phone looks sleek and attractive, more so than the Galaxy M30. With the A30, you also get a decent performance, good battery life and a sweet AMOLED display. It also comes with One UI, which gives it an edge over the M30, but the cameras are largely underwhelming.

Read full review

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Smartprix

For consumers with light usage who aren’t much into high-end gaming

from Smartprix

The company is working hard to please young consumers and the Galaxy A30 is mostly a step in the right direction. It makes a compelling case for itself with its gorgeous screen, appealing design, Android Pie based clean software and a massive battery. On the other hand, hardcore performance and intense gaming are areas where it flounders. 

Read full review

The company is working hard to please young consumers and the Galaxy A30 is mostly a step in the right direction. It makes a compelling case for itself with its gorgeous screen, appealing design, Android Pie based clean software and a massive battery. On the other hand, hardcore performance and intense gaming are areas where it flounders. 

Read full review

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The Indian Express

A lot of nifty features to consider, but the market has more to offer

from The Indian Express

The Samsung Galaxy A30 is quite an impressive smartphone and at the price it is offered is quite compelling due to the fact that along with the smartphone, you also get brand trust and guarantee of good after-sales service. However, I feel that the device’s current asking price is a bit too hig...More

The Samsung Galaxy A30 is quite an impressive smartphone and at the price it is offered is quite compelling due to the fact that along with the smartphone, you also get brand trust and guarantee of good after-sales service. However, I feel that the device’s current asking price is a bit too high, especially when you consider what the competition is offering to you at similar prices.

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Beebom

A pretty decent smartphone

from Beebom

Samsung Galaxy A30 is one of the few Samsung mid-range offerings that I like. It's feature-rich with its striking AMOLED screen and design, modest internals, and above-average camera performance.

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Samsung Galaxy A30 is one of the few Samsung mid-range offerings that I like. It's feature-rich with its striking AMOLED screen and design, modest internals, and above-average camera performance.

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Android Authority

A mixed bag

from Android Authority

The A50 inspired design is good to look at but it misses out on the large battery and extra RAM from the Galaxy M30. As such, the phone doesn't come across as a strong enough player in the category.

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The A50 inspired design is good to look at but it misses out on the large battery and extra RAM from the Galaxy M30. As such, the phone doesn't come across as a strong enough player in the category.

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Gadgetbyte

A breath of fresh air for Samsung

from Gadgetbyte

So for the price of $250 dollars, the A30 offers you a great design, a great display, excellent battery life, decent cameras, and a user friendly UI. What it lacks in is the performance department, and that’s where the other phones like Redmi Note 7 and Realme 2 Pro excels at. Those phone has a...More

So for the price of $250 dollars, the A30 offers you a great design, a great display, excellent battery life, decent cameras, and a user friendly UI. What it lacks in is the performance department, and that’s where the other phones like Redmi Note 7 and Realme 2 Pro excels at. Those phone has also got slightly better cameras, except the ultra-wide-angle feature.

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