Samsung Galaxy M30 review
Big display and triple lens camera
Our Samsung Galaxy M30 review finds a smartphone that is perfect for entertainment thanks to the Infinity U display. A triple-lens camera on the back helps you to capture photos like a pro. If you love taking snaps this Samsung phone is perfect for your next upgrade.
Infinity U display
The Samsung Galaxy M30 has a superb screen that is super-sized at 6.4”. The Super AMOLED display has a resolution of 403 pixels per inch or 2,340x 1,080 pixels.
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The Infinity U display refers to the small U-shaped notch at the top which houses the selfie camera lens. As this uses much less space you get an immersive view. Sharper contrast and a dynamic colour range make this phone perfect for watching movies and video clips.
The Samsung Galaxy M30 is covered by glass on the front and a durable plastic cover on the back. The phone feels like a high-quality device and the phone comes in a choice of either a black or blue colour. The phone is 8.5mm thick and weighs 174g. The lightweight feel of the phone makes it easy to use one-handed
The Samsung Galaxy M30 has an Exynos 7904 octa-core processor with up to 6GB RAM. This 14nm Process chip delivers seamless multitasking even if using demanding apps. The processor handles phone efficiency so you can use multiple apps and enjoy entertainment and it will manage battery consumption effectively.
Phone Set Up
Fast Face Unlock
Screen Unlock occurs quickly thanks to the built-in Fast Face Unlock technology. This unlocks the Samsung Galaxy M30 by scanning multiple points on your face instantly. Simply pick up the phone and the facial scan happens automatically.
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If you prefer the using other security options then you can choose between a pattern, PIN code or use the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. The sensor is mounted in a natural position so you will find it simple to use this method.
The Samsung Galaxy M30 is an Android smartphone and the manufacturer has streamlined this with their own One UI. Hardware and software that is designed to focus on what really matters to you, Samsung One devices are designed to be easy to use. A more simplified OS, enhanced features and downloadable apps are all designed to make a big difference in how you interact with your phone.
Some of the highlights of the One UI include:
Bixby Vision - take a snap of a sign when travelling or take a shot of your food for calorie information
Bixby Routines - this innovative feature learns how you use the phone and which apps are used at certain times. It will then load up apps in the background ready or detect when you are driving and open up hands-free navigation
Night Mode - this will automatically switch the phone screen to a darker mode to help reduce eye strain
Secure Folder - if you let others use your phone, such as the kids, you may want to keep certain apps and files tucked away, the secure folder is accessed with your fingerprint
WideVine L1 and Dolby ATMOS
The superb display on the Samsung Galaxy M30 is Widevine L1 certified, this means you can stream HD content and enjoy it as it was meant to be seen. The Dolby ATMOS 360 surround sound will immerse you into movies or music. This phone is truly a great choice when it comes to mobile entertainment.
Camera & Video
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy M30 has three lenses as follows:
- 13MP main lens
- 5MP ultra wide-angle lens
- 5MP telephoto lens
There is plenty of software and AI technology helping you capture professional-looking photos. Portrait Mode ensures you capture subjects with accurate and precise results, while AI Smart Scene Recognition automatically adjusts the camera settings for you. The scene recognition can decipher whether you are capturing things such as a sunset or snowy mountain and adjust the required settings to make sure you get a great photo.
Some of the Samsung Galaxy M30 camera features include:
- 1080p video recording
- Super Slow Motion
- Video Editor
16MP selfie camera
The selfie camera delivers great photo results when snapping a selfie or group photo. There are a number of different Beauty options including skin smoothing or increasing eye size. There are lots of editing options so you can alter the image or add filters before sharing online.
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3X Fast Charge
The Samsung Galaxy M30 has a high capacity 5,000mAh battery and comes with a 15W USB Type-C charger included in the box. This high-capacity charger gives you 3X Fast Charge compared to standard chargers supplied with other phones. With one fully charged battery, Samsung states the Galaxy M30 will give you:
- 25 hours of video playback
- 31 hours of talk time
- 105 hours of music playback
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Written by: Carmel Brown