The Samsung Galaxy A30 is a mid-range device with a complete bezel-less display. This smartphone was released to the Samsung’s A-series earlier in 2019 and ever since then it has generated tons of mixed reviews both on the internet and from numerous verified buyers.
Discussed in this article are the benefits you might enjoy and the problems you could encounter in case you buy the Galaxy A30.
Rest assured, you can never make a wrong decision after reading through this review – we’ve done a whole lot of research!
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Samsung Galaxy A30 Price in Nigeria
How much is the A30 is one of the frequently asked questions by Nigerians and here is your answer. The amount is 65,000 to 80,000 Naira depending on where you buy (i mean state, online or offline).
- Display – 6.4″ Super AMOLED Infinity U Display; 19.5:9 aspect ratio (~409 ppi density); FullHD+ (1080 x 2340 px)
- CPU – Exynos 7904 Octa (10nm), octa-core processor (2x Cortex-A73@1.8GHz + 6x Cortex-A53@1.6GHz), Mali-G71MP2 GPU
- Front Camera – 16 MP, f/2.0, fixed-focus; 1080p video
- Rear Camera – 16-megapixel AF f/1.7 and 5-megapixel FF f/2.2
- RAM – 3GB/4GB
- Internal Memory – 32GB/64GB, Dedicated card slot (expandable up to 512GB)
- Battery capacity – 4000mAh
- Fast Charging: Yes
- Fingerprint – Yes, rear-mounted
- Operating System – Android 9.0 Pie; Samsung One UI
- 4G LTE – Yes
- Weight – 165 grams
- Color Options – Black, Blue, Red
Samsung A30 Pros
Here are some reasons you may want to buy the Samsung A30:
Stunning Super AMOLED Screen
In recent times, Samsung seems to be using the water-drop notch or Infinity – U Display design on most of its new devices, and of course, A30 is not left out.
The Galaxy A30 is equipped with the same display found on the more expensive Galaxy A50: a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U unit with a tall aspect ratio of 19.5:9, a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels as well as a density of 416 PPI.
It also has ultra-thin bezels at the edges (called ‘Infinity-U’) and teardrop notch.
Being a “Infinity-U” smartphone simply means that the Galaxy A30 has a curved display with a U-shaped tiny notch on top.
The tiny notch is purposely carved out so as to house the device’s front or selfie camera that could’ve occupied additional space or make the smartphone appear less attractive.
Again, the bezel-less display that come with device allows you to fully enjoy your visual experience when viewing various graphical contents of your choice.
With that being said, it will please you to know that the colors on this device’s display are very bright and vibrant such that you can easily use it in both daylight, bed, and even under direct sunlight.
Again, the panel appears great with excellent sharpness and detail, not forgetting that the colors also look vivid and saturated.
In addition to that, this device is packed with myriads of displays options that lets you tone the display colours down to appear even more natural.
Coupled with the above is the fact that the Samsung’s AMOLED display with 1080p resolution featured on this device looks crisp and bright when watching videos, playing games, loading apps, and other mobile activities.
Again, it has impressive viewing angles for better vision under bright light, while it also sports the Widevine L1 certification for HD support on content streaming sites like Netflix and Prime Video.
Samsung is definitely one of the manufacturers that that combine both beautiful design and excellent build quality in each of their products.
The great news is that this Korean manufacturer seems not to be relenting at all as they design the Galaxy A30 in such a way that it feels premium and sleek.
Just as seen on the Samsung Galaxy A50, this smartphone sports a ‘3D glasstic’ [otherwise known as glass-finish] rear panel that curves very well around the corners to meet a thin frame, and also the polycarbonate material used in building this device makes it feel more premium and durable.
That being said, it is equally important to let you know that this device is might be slippery at times, and this is due to its all-plastic body.
Your best bet is to get a TPU case and use where necessary on the device.
Next to discuss now is button/key placement.
The buttons on Galaxy A30 are carefully positioned and you can rarely have issue with any.
Sitting at the back of this device are the dual horizontal camera and the fingerprint scanner while the power key and the volume rocker are placed next to each other at the upper side of the A30.
On the side again, there are a number of keys therein, and they include SIM card/microSD card slot, primary and secondary mics, a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, as well as speaker grille.
As earlier mentioned, the Galaxy A30 shares almost the same design with the more expensive Galaxy A50. The major difference between the devices is the fingerprint positioning.
Rather than the A50 that comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, A30 is equipped with a traditional fingerprint scanner on the back, which seamlessly scans the finger to make it easier to unlock your device.
Galaxy A30 sports an Octa core (1.8 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A73 + 1.6 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A53) processor alongside Exynos 7904 octa-core chipset as seen on the M30, all of which are coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM to enhance the overall speed and performance of your device.
The processor is very efficient such that it delivers hitch-free performance whenever you are switching between apps, streaming web content, surfing the internet, chatting on the social media, etc.
Apart from basic activities, you might be pleased to know that the processor that comes with this device is efficient enough to load and run graphic-intensive games such as PUBG and Asphalt 8, especially when the graphics is set to medium.
Again, another strong point of the A30 is that it runs Samsung’s One UI based on the latest Android Pie OS which further improves the overall performance user experience of the device.
One UI experience is considered one of the cleanest, user and resources friendly custom interfaces in the Android world as it offers a simplistic, minimalistic UI that has been perfectly optimized for single hand operation.
A30 is equipped with a dual-camera set up on the rear which includes a 16MP primary sensor (f/1.7 aperture) and 5MP ultra-wide sensor (f/2.2 aperture).
The smaller sensor has an auto focus and comes with 123-degree field of view just as seen on Samsung flagships like the Galaxy S10 Plus.
Again, this device sports a selfie camera that has 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, which is enough to provide you with breathtaking selfie pictures that you can view anytime of the day or upload to your various social media accounts.
Mind you, it is important to know that this camera system does not support video recording in 4K resolution; rather it allows you to capture 1080p at 30 frames per second.
On a more serious note, the rear camera that comes with this device is very good in capturing beautiful photos in daylight with excellent amount of saturation and good detail.
When shooting in daylight situations, the sharpness and beauty you will get would be very similar to that of a Realme 2 Pro or a Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Although the Galaxy A30’s 16MP selfie camera also captures great photography in daylight situations, but the plain truth is that its quality reduces when shooting in low-light conditions.
That being said, this smartphone comes with a large number of advanced camera features and modes for enhancing the overall quality of your photography.
For instance, the Ultra Wide-angle lens lets you enhance certain effects like blur, zoom, etc.
while the Live Focus mode enables you to adjust the level of blur for portrait shots even after you have already captured the photograph.
Apart from the above, some other modes that comes handy with this camera app include – Photo, Video, Live Focus, Pro, Panorama, to mention but a few.
Solid Battery Life
A30 is equipped with a massive 4,000mAh battery and well-optimized software and hardware that let you to perform various activities on your mobile device for a longer period of time.
Depending on your level of usage, this smartphone can last you for as long as a full day or two, and more importantly this phone boasts of battery saving mode which helps in prolonging battery life by stopping background apps, biometrics and dimming the brightness.
It will please you to know that A30 also supports fast charging up to 15W, which means you will be able to charge your phone to the maximum level in less than 2 hours.
Samsung A30 Cons
Here are some negative points of the Samsung A30.
- Sluggish face recognition and fingerprint sensor
- Weak speaker
- Not suitable for hardcore gaming
- Camera isn’t that great
- No notification light
- Processor could be better.
This brings us to the end of this write up samsung galaxy a30 price in Nigeria. Hope you have everything now to decide if this device is going to be on your next shopping list.