Samsung Galaxy M30s review

Take one take a gander at the rundown of most well-known telephones in 2019, and you’d perceive how Samsung has had the option to content a solid rebound in the spending limit and mid-go fragment, a class which has been inundated with Chinese brands for quite a while. While it appeared to be near outlandish a year ago, the Chaebol has done this on the back of an amazing lineup as its everything new M arrangement and invigorated An arrangement. What’s more, a portion of its telephones even figured out how to got features by offering industry-first highlights. The Galaxy M30 (audit) for example, was one of the uncommon handsets that displayed a triple-camera arrangement under Rs 15k when it was presented back in February. So it was absolutely intriguing to perceive what Samsung concocts straightaway, and we have our answer with the Galaxy M30s (initial introductions). To make sense of if the new telephone is only a developmental redesign or would it be able to offer something progressively, here’s a profound jump into its abilities.

Size6.4 Inch
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
CPUQuad-core, 2.3 GHz + Quad-core, 1.7 GHz, Samsung Exynos 9 Octa
Internal memory64 GB
External memoryUp to 512 GB
Capacity6000 mAH, Li-ion, Non-removable
TalktimeUp to 49 Hours (4G)
Primary camera48 MP
Secondary camera16 MP
Network supportDual SIM 4G
Other optionsWi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Capacity6000
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 Pie

To put it plainly, there’s no lack of incredible, VFM cell phone choices under Rs 15,000. Truly, there may be a superior alternative than the Galaxy M30s in the event that you consider different viewpoints independently, yet by and large, the gadget leaves an enduring impression as an able all-round offering that doesn’t settle on basics. While the structure could’ve been refined further, the handset has a flawless presentation, amazing cameras, solid equipment, and a battery that is miles in front of its adversaries.

Hardware and software

CPU:  Quad-core, 2.3 GHz + Quad-core,
GPU: Mali-G72 MP3RAM: 4 GB
Memory: 64 GB + Up to 512 GB
SIM Slots: Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Battery: 6000 mAH
Samsung Galaxy M30s battery review
Samsung Galaxy M30s battery review

What’s more, in case you’re stressed over putting the gadget on charge medium-term as it’d set aside a long effort to juice up, at that point don’t. On account of 15W charging support, it goes from 10 to 100 percent levels in around two hours. From my perspective, however, perhaps the brand should’ve settled on higher wattage, making charging it significantly quicker.

While the M30 utilized Samsung’s new Exynos 7809 SoC, the Galaxy M30s gets an overhaul as the octa-center Exynos 9611 chipset. The 10nm silicon offers two quad-center groups of Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 running at 2.3GHz and 1.7GHz, separately. To perceive how improved it is over the chip controlling the gadget’s past emphasis, I ran Geekbench and furthermore added different gadgets to the blend. While the Galaxy M30s are superior to the M30, it isn’t the quickest telephone around the local area. Having said that, it manages to stand its ground. All the more significantly, I didn’t confront any hint of slack while utilizing it on an everyday premise. Performing multiple tasks is smooth also, all gratitude to 6 gigs of RAM


Taking care of storage needs on the M30s is 128GB of built-in memory, which offers around 110GB to you out of the box. If need be, it can be topped up by another 1TB with the use of a microSD card. Since the phone has triple slots, you don’t need to sacrifice on the dual-SIM capabilities either.

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The phone ships with Android 9.0 Pie which is layered with OneUI. We already love this minimalistic interface and its features such as dark mode, though have to point out that there’s still some bloatware preinstalled and you do get unnecessary notifications from the MyGalaxy app. 

Despite sporting a single speaker at the bottom, the audio output on the Galaxy M30s is quite loud. It’s not really rich, however, and the fact that the sound gets muffled when you are holding the device in the landscape position is also a bummer.


Primary camera: 48 MPFlash: LED FlashSecondary camera: 16 MP

Similar to its previous avatar, Samsung’s new Galaxy M30s flaunts a trio of sensors on its back. However, the primary camera gets an upgrade as it comes with a 48-megapixel sensor instead of a 16MP shooter. Sadly, the company hasn’t specified which sensor it’s using for the same, The secondary and tertiary snappers continue to be 8MP and 5MP units, respectively offering ultra-wide-angle and portrait functionality. As far as the camera interface is concerned, there’s no change. That’s not a bad thing as the viewfinder is neatly laid out and it doesn’t take long to get used to the options and modes.

Quality-wise, it’s hard to find a bad camera phone now as we’ve come a long way since VGA days. But there’s no doubt that the M30s is one of the better shooters in its price band. The daylight shots have a lot of details and the phone manages to do justice to various objects in the frame. The colour reproduction is spot on too, and it’s interesting to see that Samsung has tweaked its image processing as not all images are oversaturated, and that’s great news for those who prefer natural output. The close-ups are quite good too, and though they aren’t as sharp as I’d have liked, the bokeh effect adds to their charm. The device lets you capture 48MP shots too, but you wouldn’t notice a world of difference between regular 12MP images and this one. The wide-angle mode lacks autofocusing capabilities but offers an impressive dynamic range. With the dedicated depth-sensing unit, portraits turn out to be pleasing as well. Thanks to 4-in-1 pixel technology, low-light shots are good, but the device isn’t able to contain the exposure issues. You can also enable the night mode which increases the exposure time for getting good results in low light. These pics are certainly better than the ones shot in auto mode, but for some strange reason, the output is slightly cropped. Unlike its predecessor, the handset can capture videos at 4k resolution too, though you don’t get video stabilisation in this case. Now instead of going verbose with Samsung Galaxy M30s camera quality, I’ll leave you with its camera samples. Samsung Galaxy M30s camera samples1 of 10  

The selfie camera on the Galaxy M30s remains the same as the M30 – a 16-megapixel unit. The quality is also the same, i.e. selfies are good, but they can’t compete with rivals. The software-based live focus is also not up to the mark as you’ll see the face getting softer and the edges aren’t well-defined either.

But the most important question is how the Galaxy M30s cameras fare against the competition? Well, we pitted it against the likes of the Realme 5 Pro and Vivo Z1x. While Realme might attract you with its preference to oversaturated colours, Samsung’s offering does manage to hold its own by offering natural colours and sharper images, when viewed in full resolution. In comparison to the Z1x, the images are at par in well-lit conditions, but it does seem slightly better in poor lighting, and the night mode is far ahead. In the wide-angle mode, however, it’s the M30s that will win you over against the other two.

Design and display

Size: 6.4 InchResolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels display Type: Super AMOLEDPixel Density: 403 PPI

This is an aspect that’s largely the same, especially from the front. Just like the Galaxy M30, its successor features an infinity-V panel that has minimal bezels around the three sides and slightly thick bezels on the chin.

The design elements are also the same, with both the volume keys and power switch placed on the right spine. The left edge holds a tray for housing dual-SIM cards and a microSD card. A noise-cancelling microphone is placed up top, whereas the base is chock-a-block with the 3.5mm headphone socket, a USB Type-C port and a speaker grille. Samsung Galaxy M30s design gallery1 of 6  

It’s the back of the Samsung Galaxy M30s that’s quite different from the M30. You will find a rather unique gradient hue, which instead of changing colours horizontally does so vertically. The version I reviewed is Sapphire Blue which looks quite good with the colour changing from blue to turquoise. You can also purchase the handset in classic black or white options. At the rear, there’s also a hard-to-miss triple camera module. Unlike the single strip in its predecessor, the handset has three shooters vertically with a flash unit alongside, which looks unsightly, if I may say so. It’s worth mentioning that Samsung has opted for a polycarbonate back which isn’t as premium as a glass-back construction but does seem solid. Additionally, it helps the brand in keeping the phone’s weight in check. Speaking of that, it’s impressive that Samsung has been able to pack a monster 6,000mAh cell inside without increasing the bulk (188g) or thickness (8.9mm). 

At the rear, you’ll also find the fingerprint sensor. The sensor is positioned well, and your finger rests on the scanner easily and unlocks the phone quickly. Of course, there’s face unlock support too for authenticating yourself, though it’s not the fastest we’ve come across. The face unlock also struggles to unlock the phone in challenging lighting situations.

Consuming multimedia on the Galaxy M30s is a joyous affair, all thanks to 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel. The screen is sharp, offers ample brightness levels with good colours. Since it uses AMOLED tech, you also get always-on Display capability. Sadly, the screen lacks any sort of protective coating, and hence I’d suggest applying a screen protector.


With the price tag that’s Rs 1,000 lower than the sticker price of the Galaxy M30, Samsung continues its aggressive stance. And add to that the monstrous battery capacity of 6,000mAh, and the Samsung Galaxy M30s clearly ranks among the top choices in the sub-Rs 15k segment.

Editor’s rating: 4 / 5


  • Astounding battery life
  • Packs a massive cell without being bulky or unwieldy
  • Great shooting capabilities
  • Smooth performance
  • Immersive Super AMOLED display


  • Night mode isn’t the best 
  • Selfie shooter could’ve been better
  • No display protection

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