Samsung Galaxy A30 is another offering in Samsung Galaxy A series released alongside the Samsung Galaxy A10 and the A50. All the three phones target shoppers looking for affordable phones. This phone comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 1080p x 2340 resolution. Like its cheaper sibling, it comes with an infinity notched screen, called Infinity U. This phone has so much in common with the Galaxy A50 – it should be the preferred choice for anyone who finds the A50 expensive. It is powered by Exynos 7885 processor and runs on Android v9.0 Pie. This smartphone has two memory options: 3GB RAM paired with 32GB on-board storage and 4GB RAM paired with 64GB on-board storage. It has dual rear cameras on the rear consisting of a 16MP main lens and a 5MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is 16MP. The Samsung A30 is fueled by a massive 4000mAh battery. It is available in three colors: White, Blue and Black.
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Key features of the Galaxy A30
- 6.4-inch display, 1080 pixels x 2340 pixels resolution
- OS: Android v9.0 Pie
- Octa Core (2×2.2GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6GHz Cortex-A53) Processor, Exynos 7885 chipset
- 3/4GB RAM
- 32/64GB internal storage, MicroSD card up to 512GB
- Back camera: Dual: 16MP, f/1.7 + 5MP f/2.2, LED flash, HDR, panorama, PDAF & 1080p@30fps video recording
- Front camera: Dual: 16MP, f/2.0
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, proximity, compass
- 2G, 3G, 4G networks
- 4000mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy A30 Price in Kenya
Price of the Galaxy A30 is expected to start at KSh. 23,000 for the 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variant. We will updated price as soon as it lands in Kenya.
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Samsung Galaxy A30 Pros & Cons
- Attractive display and design – The Galaxy A30 is an attractive phone. This can be largely attributed to its infinity display with minimum bezels. The U-shaped water drop notch at the top makes it more attractive than many phones that have the trapezoidal notch. The 6.4-inch 1080p AMOLED display is obviously an eye-magnet when the phone is on.
- Ample RAM and storage – This phone has two storage options. The first option is 3GB of RAM and 32 GB on-board storage. These are sufficient for a mid-level user. Those who need more can go for the 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board storage option.
- Dedicated microSD card slot – The A30 has a dedicated memory card slot. If you have to use two SIM cards, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing the use of a microSD card.
- Dual rear cameras – The cameras of this phone are almost the same as those of the Samsung Galaxy J8. It features dual 16MP + 5MP cameras on the rear and an impressive 16MP shooter at the front. These cameras make it one of the best affordable camera phones you can buy.
- 15W fast charging – You can always charge the Samsung Galaxy A30 quickly using its 15W fast charging adapter.
- Plastic body build – There are cheaper phones, like Infinix Note 5, that come with metal bodies. Metal is more durable than plastic.
- Pricier than phones from other brands with similar specifications – Price of the Galaxy A30 3GB, 32GB option is slightly higher than 20,000 Kenyan Shillings. Phones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro have superior specs but sell at lower prices than the Galaxy A30.
Samsung Galaxy A30 Specifications
|2G||Yes: GSM 850/ 900/ 1800 /1900|
|3G||Yes: HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100|
|4G||Yes: LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800),5(850), 7(2600), 8(900),20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300),41(2500)|
|Dimensions||158.5mm x 74.5mm x 7.7mm|
|Body Material||Plastic, front glass|
|Size||6.4 inch, (85.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors|
|Resolution||1080 pixels x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio(403PPI)|
|Protection||IP68 water/dust resistant|
|Operating System||Android v9.0 Pie|
|RAM||3GB or 4GB|
|Internal Storage||32GB or 64GB|
|Micro SD Slot||Yes, up to 512GB (dedicated slot)|
|Back||Dual 16MP (f/1.7,PDAF) + 5MP (f/2.2)|
|Features|| LED flash, HDR, Panorama |
|Front||Single 16MP (f/2.0)|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type C 1.0|
15W fast battery charging
|COLORS||White, Black, Blue|