If something has changed in recent times at Samsung, it is that they have realized that the mid-range is important and must be taken care of. And after doing the review to this Samsung Galaxy M30s, we have noticed some features that make it an interesting terminal.
For example, it is not necessary to test the terminal to realize that have a great autonomy. As soon as we saw their numbers we see that we are facing a battery that should place it on another level, since it goes up to about 6,000 mAh.
To verify that this huge battery and the rest of the characteristics give the stature, we will carry out the pertinent tests to know which are its strong and weak points. Go for it.
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The back of the terminal, made of plastic, is quite attractive, since its slightly degraded color It gives a distinctive and beautiful touch.
Something that we have to highlight is its thickness, since it stays in some 8.9 mm, despite having inside that gigantic 6,000 mAh battery. Also the weight is something that Samsung has managed to maintain in excellent 188 grams.
In hand it is a terminal that feels quite good, comfortable to handle it with one hand, although somewhat more slippery than we can expect.
On the front we have a drop type notch, with well-achieved side frames, although if the lower frame had been somewhat smaller the design of the front would have won.
If you look at the right side of the Galaxy M30s we can see two buttons, one dedicated to the volume and another responsible for turning the terminal on or off.
On the left side we have the slot for the SIM card and the microSD.
At the top we only observe the noise reduction microphone.
When we go to the bottom of the terminal we see that we have the 3.5 mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C, microphone and multimedia speaker.
Samsung Galaxy M30s, technical sheet
This Samsung Galaxy M30s has specifications that place it in the fight of its range on its own merits.
- Screen: Super AMOLED, FullHD + 6.38 inches and 404 dpi.
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 9611 (10 nm), Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53).
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3.
- RAM: 4GB.
- Internal storage: 64 GB + microSD up to 512 GB.
- Rear camera: 48 MP, f / 2.0 PDAF and 0.8 m + Ultra wide angle of 8 MP, f / 2.2, 1.12 m + Depth sensor of 5 MP, f / 2.2 and 1.12 m.
- Front camera: 16 MP, f / 2.0 and 1.0 m.
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, FM radio and Bluetooth 5.0.
- Ports and sensors: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock sensor, USB Type C, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass and light sensor.
- Battery: 6,000 mAh with fast load 15 W.
- OS: Android 9 Pie + One UI.
- Price: 220 euros approximately.
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The Galaxy M30s screen is from 6.38 inches with FullHD + resolutiontechnology Super AMOLED, aspect ratio 19.5: 9 and 404 pixels per inch.
It is a screen with a good level of detail and a well treated color, although they are slightly supersaturated.
Something that can be improved are the viewing angles and brightness, which despite achieving 400 nits, it is somewhat scarce outdoors, especially if there is a lot of sun.
We are facing an ideal screen for multimedia consumption, because the Sharpness and color treatment allow us to have a great experience, even above the average of the range in which the Galaxy M30s is located.
If we talk about the sound, the good sensations of the screen are blurred, since it lacks serious and sharpness. In addition, the volume is also quite improvable.
To all this we must add that We don't have any kind of stereo sound, since the audio can only be enjoyed by the multimedia speaker, which is at the bottom of the device.
It is clear that the sound does not accompany the excellent visual experience that the screen gives when it comes to consuming multimedia content. Another thing is when we use the 3.5mm jack to connect headphones, since the listening experience improves considerably.
If you look inside the Samsung Galaxy M30s we have:
- Samsung Exynos 9611 as a processor
- Mali-G72 MP3 as a GPU
- 4 GB of RAM.
- 64 GB of storage expandable by means of a microSD card up to 512 GB.
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The experience in terms of performance has been really satisfactory. Is a fluid terminal, with a good speed (within its range) to open demanding applications or games, such as Asphalt 9.
When it comes to working with this type of games, our experience has been good, fluid (for the range we are in) and without loss of frames.
The Samsung Galaxy M30s is a terminal that offers performance, for everyday use, without any problems. In addition, as soon as we force the machine, we have a result that is unmarked from many terminals that are direct competition.
Like all Samsung, it comes under the personalization layer of the brand called One UI which is based, in this case, on Android 9 Pie.
The experience with One UI is much better than with the already missing TouchWiz or Samsung Experience.
Is a layer whose fluidity is at a good level when opening applications, scroll through the different mens, animations or when receiving notifications.
Nor is it the case with Samsung models, where we found a multitude of preinstalled applications. Now we only have Samsung's own (in addition to the Netflix app) as added to those that normally all terminals have.
Something that he doesn't just convince us of One UI is his design, since we consider that it is improvable if we compare it with other layers existing in the market, although this topic is always something subjective, since there will be people who like it.
An application that we find very interesting is Game Launcher. It is a tool that allows us to handle different parameters, to improve the performance of the games, cut notifications while we are playing or record the game and then share it on YouTube, if we want.
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As for connectivity, we are facing a 4G LTE terminal with WiFi 802.11 a / ac / b / g / n / N 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, GPS, FM radio and NFC.
To unlock the Samsung Galaxy M30s we have two options, in addition to the classic pattern, password or PIN, such as the fingerprint reader and the facial sensor.
The fingerprint reader is somewhat slow, but quite reliable because it usually never fails. That slowness that we tell you becomes evident when the terminal has already been lifted, it still takes a while to unlock.
The facial unlocking is quite more effective and we have ended up using it more regularly than that of fingerprints. The unlocking is quite fast and the level of failures is very small.
Cameras with lights and shadows
In this Galaxy M30s we have three sensors for the rear camera.
- Main Sensor: Samsung S5KGM1 48 megapixels with focal aperture 1.9 and 0.80 m.
- Wide Angle Sensor: 8 megapixels with focal aperture 2.2 and 1.12 m.
- Depth sensor: 5 megapixels with focal aperture 2.2 and 1.12 m.
The camera application is the same as we found in the Galaxy range, although we can save the photos in HEIF format, something that not all Samsung devices have.
It is an application easy to use and with many modes, some of them really interesting, such as:
- Food Mode: to take food photos.
- Night Mode: It is the way Samsung dedicates for us to use in the night photos.
- Panormica: In this way we can take panoramic pictures.
- Pro mode: It is the professional mode, where we can vary different parameters of the snapshots such as ISO, white balance or exposure.
- Dynamic Approach: This is where we will release photos with the bokeh effect. In addition, it allows us to choose between several levels of blur.
- Photo mode: It is the mode where the photos are automatically launched, aided by artificial intelligence, to adapt the cameras to each situation.
- Video: The part of the camera application to record videos at a maximum resolution of UHD.
- Super Slow: In this mode we will record a video that will be seen in super slow motion.
- Slow motion: It is the same as the previous case, but the slow motion is faster.
- Quick camera: This mode is the opposite of the previous two, since we will see the videos at a speed greater than normal.
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The results, when we have good lighting, will allow us to have some photos with good sharpness and color, better than many of its competitors.
If we use the wide angle sensor we notice a loss of color and sharpness, compared to the main sensor, quite evident especially in low light photos.
In the night photos this sensor gives us some results that we liked a lot, with nothing excessive noise. The problem comes from the color side, since it loses enough of the good color of the photos with good lighting.
The night mode It has provided us with a feeling found with your snapshots. It is able to capture more light, but we understand what happens and causes get more noise, above all, in intense points of light.
This night mode improves both the sharpness and the color of the photos, comparing it with the automatic mode.
In the photos where we use the bokeh effect, we notice a fairly real clipping and blur and very well accomplished. In this type of photos we were surprised and for good.
This rear camera is able to record in UHD, but with 10 minutes as a time limit for videos recorded in that resolution.
The results of the videos are correct, although the stabilization is quite improvable.
As for the 16 megapixel front sensor Y focal aperture 2.0, our experience has shown that we gain a lot if we use the portrait mode, both in sharpness and in color of the image. Regarding the trim and back blur the same thing happens in the rear camera, it is of a very good level.
Whenever we are going to analyze a terminal, we read all its characteristics before getting to work with the review. Well, when we saw that this Galaxy M30s comes with a 6,000 mAh battery and 15W fast chargeWe understood from the first moment that our experience was going to be very good.
Well, those feelings even fell short, since we do not believe that, at least when we write this article, there is no terminal in the mid-range that has the autonomy that has this Galaxy M30s.
Manage to have about three days of autonomy and between 12-13 hours of active screen, it is not too complicated with this Galaxy M30s.
In our tests the minimum that the battery has lasted for us has been 10 hours of active screen, a very good figure that will delight any user.
What is clear in this review is that Samsung It has taken very seriously the fact of competing in any range in which they are present, not as it happened years ago, that it seemed that their efforts are only directed towards the high range.
East Samsung Galaxy M30s It is a terminal able to stand up to any of its competitors with details in which even today it has no rival in the market. Its price is about 220 euros approximately.
Purchase: Samsung Galaxy M30s (Amazon)
Samsung Galaxy M30s strengths in our review
- Autonomous lavish.
- The screen is much better than the ones we can find in much of its competition.
- The photos with bokeh effect are the best in this range.
- Facial unlock works quite well.
Weak points of the Samsung Galaxy M30s in our review
- The audio is very improvable.
- The fingerprint reader is too slow.
- One UI remains a layer with an improved design.
- Design: 8
- Screen: 9
- Hardware: 8.5
- Autonomous: 10
- Software: 7
- Price: 8
- Overall score: 8.4
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