Samsung is actively developing its M-series of smartphones, continuing to experiment with the device capabilities, the prevailing ratio of good quality and relatively low price.
Another result of the experiment was the Samsung Galaxy M30s — Koreans managed to create a cheap smartphone with a really bulky battery and quite juicy filling.
Specifications Galaxy M30s:
- Dimensions: 159×75,1×8.9 mm, 174 g
- Display: 6,4″, 1080×2340 (~403 ppi), 19.5:9, SuperAMOLED, 403 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- CPU: 8-core Exynos 9611, Mali G72 MP3
- Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, slot microSD (up to 512GB)
- Camera: 48 MP, f/2.0 + 8 MP, f/2,2 + 5 MP, f/2,2 (triple main); 16 MP, f/2.0 (front)
- Battery: 6000 mAh
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, OneUI 1.5
- Communication: 4G, dual nanoSIM, wifi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Type-C
- Available colors: black, white, and blue
- Price: 16 990 rubles
Appearance and equipment
Samsung Galaxy M30s available on the world market in the following colors: gradient and solid black, white, and blue. In Russia in the selling are versions with the last three colors. The smartphone looks far from budget, and to hold him is a pleasure.
I hasten to note that the casing here is plastic. Outwardly, it resembles more of a premium on a kind of «3D Glastic» — so Samsung describe the case in current models of A-series. In practice, the case quietly collects fingerprints but the white version of the Galaxy M30s to see them not so easy. In the hands of the smartphone does not slip, therefore, reduces the risk of accidentally dropping it.
Galaxy M30s — quite weighty gadget, 174 grams reminiscent of the great battery of 6000 mAh. If you look closely, with a thickness of 8.9 mm, the smartphone seems even a little «fat» in comparison with analogues in this price category, but these features no discomfort when using do not deliver.
The rest of the device outwardly, nothing special stands out: the display on the top has the classic «drop» as the cut-out for the front camera, the rear is a large rectangular module under the triple chamber, on the right side — the volume keys and power. On the left — decompensirovanny slot for nanoSIM cards and two memory cards. On the upper end on the classics there is a microphone on the bottom — another microphone, connector, Type-C and a 3.5 mm Jack. Very nice, that Samsung is not forgetting about the fans wired headphones.
In addition to the smartphone in the box you will not find anything unique: manual, clip, cable, Type-C with adapter 15 W (this means that the M30s with such a large battery, of course, supports fast charging). The package ends with: Samsung still have a lot to learn from the Chinese, they are some silicone cases lay, may they be terrible quality, but for the first time will descend.
A 6.4-inch screen with a resolution of 1080×2340 points made by technology SuperAMOLED, and not the actual protected glass Corning Gorilla glass 3. The display is not very large frames with rounded sides, but the bottom can be observed clearly visible classic chin. Top front facing camera fit into the U-shaped cut — «droplet» on the limits of the allocated nice animation when working with the camera, and before unlocking the screen face.
In fact the screen is no worse than Samsung’s flagship solutions — you get a rich and vivid picture, which in the settings you can adjust in your own way. In the sun the display is quite readable, and the device continues to deliver a visual treat. Of course, there is the feature Always On Display.
I note that there is not implemented the control technology applied to the LEDs voltage type DC Dimming, which is offered by Xiaomi, OnePlus and Huawei, so not the most favorable indicators of the amplitude of flicker of the screen lead to the fact that eyes still get tired faster than with DC Dimming support Chinese smartphones.
Despite the fashion of 2019 for the embedding of fingerprint scanners in the screen with this device, Samsung has decided to ignore this method of unlocking. Instead, unlock to the face and is located on the rear panel of the standard fingerprint scanner.
If the display can still be put on a par with the screens of the flagship gadgets of last year, here unlock in the face, unfortunately, to compare makes no sense. Galaxy M30s very sluggish recognizes a face and as protection it is more logical to use the scanner — it is very, very smart, with rarely mistaken.
Other features may include the possibility of turning the screen on when picked up, the option to disable the screen only when you don’t look, the simple gestures of the fingerprint scanner.
Expect from the camera the device the middle class some amazing shots, I think not. However, Galaxy M30s surprised me quite good results. Let’s start with the fact that the main camera is threefold. The first sensor 48 MP with an aperture of f/2.0 and 4x digital zoom; second, a wide — angle 8 MP, f/2.0; the third is to create portraits 5 Megapixel, f/2,2.
Camera mostly mode shoots with a viewing angle of 80 degrees. When using ultra wide angle mode the angle is increased to 123 degrees. In this case, the picture quality is, of course, is lost, but the result is not particularly affected adversely. In both normal and wide angle mode day, night and under artificial lighting images remain intense, balanced and without significant loss of focus on detail.
Objectively, at night the situation is much worse and it is not surprising for devices in similar segment. With the use of ultra wide angle mode is a loss of detail and brightness of the whole picture. Also, you want to sweat a little to normal mode to get a photo without the «mess». Vivid details such as the light from the street lights or signage, the camera deliberately perspecive, which lost the overall balance of the brightness of the entire image.
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Portrait photography camera tries to make no mistakes. Quite a excellent Galaxy M30s records video — you can shoot full HD videos with image stabilization, which copes with its task under very strong shaking: saturation and picture clarity remains at a level only occasionally noticeable artifacts. But 4K video, unfortunately, will be recorded without stabilization.
Particular claims do not arise and I have to front camera. A selfie, for example, in artificial home light, work without noise, but color reproduction is a little nedotyagivaet to the ideal — the saturation of images will have to increase already in the photo editor.
By the way, Galaxy M30s offers different shooting modes: AR, Pro, hypermaps slow and verzamelen, focus and live view.
Iron and autonomy
Works Galaxy M30s running fresh Exynos 9611, announced in September 2019. Performed on a 10 nm process technology, the chipset includes four Cortex A53 with a frequency up to 1.8 GHz, and four Cortex A73 frequency up to 2.3 GHz. Graphics chip — Mali G72 MP3. The performance of the processor is enough for daily work, but occasionally I still notice slow downs.
However, in conjunction with 4 GB RAM the smartphone is trying to confidently cope with the tasks. There is also a version with 6 GB of RAM, but in Russia it, unfortunately, not provided. Would be very helpful. If we start from the synthetic tests, the Galaxy M30s is gaining in AnTuTu 153 973 parrot, but in GeekBench 5 smartphone multi-core test got 1005 points in single-core — 257.
Lacking in this phone and internal memory: available in Russia’s Galaxy M30s is drive 64 GB, which to me is very little. Saves the day expandable with memory card up to 512 GB. Only then can we afford, for example, installing a large number of games.
The smartphone, of course, play with light toys a device to cope with a Bang, but if you take into account PUBG or Asphalt, then on the highest setting you will get about 35-40 FPS. To play «maximum speed» in these games will not be very comfortable, although the same WoT Blitz with high graphics settings is not particularly «podlagivaet» in a significant drawdown of personnel frequency.
During the games Galaxy M30s is heated in the upper part of the housing, which can be experience some discomfort. Recognising the inevitability of this problem, Samsung has decided to improve the situation using the program Game Booster. This tool allows you to optimize the smoothness and graphics performance thanks to an accurate analysis of the game scenarios. Therefore, the results of the analysis allow the program to reduce heating of the device itself, and reduce to a minimum the probability of serious consumption of the battery.
In principle, charge a smartphone to 100%, you can afford an hour or two to devote to the game: the end of the day without a charge the unit will not stay. By the way, the autonomy, of course, here on the level. Let me remind you, then set the accumulator with the capacity of 6000 mAh, and the assurances of the manufacturer this is enough for 29 hours of continuous video playback or 49 hours in the talk mode.
In practice, Galaxy M30s enough for two days, if you fulfill very basic needs: to communicate to the Telegram, to watch the video on YouTube, listen to music, to climb on Instagram and have a little chat on the phone. In this case, by the evening of the smartphone will not ask for charging and you may have a 40-50% charge.
To achieve such indicators, consider the following features of work: during the day time working screen you have does not exceed 10 hours, you are all the time using 4G and the screen brightness is above 70%. Pulling at least three days of work Galaxy M30s can provided less active work. If not leave the smartphone in standby mode, over a day the battery will lose charge at the level of 4-5%. Doubt worthy of the autonomy of the device is not worth it — to me, these figures are extremely impressed.
Everything is good, but I was a little disappointed with the charging time: with 15-watt adapter, and support fast-charging technology, the phone will charge more than two hours. It is clear that it is also good to remember about the capacity of the battery, but it would be nice to speed up the charge up to 25 watts.
Works Galaxy M30s for Android 9.0 with a proprietary shell OneUI 1.5. If you address the question of stability of this platform, I have to remember not the most pleasant event that occurred after unpacking the device. Downloading Instagram from Google Play, smartphone flatly refused to open the app of the social network, giving error. The same version on my Xiaomi Mi 8 at the time was stable. The problem was solved after reinstalling the app.
It is worth noting the presence of dual-band Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth 5.0 and correctly functioning navigation. There is also NFC for contactless payment via Google Pay or Samsung Pay.
At the expense of sound emphasize that the main dynamics of the sound is still good, the volume and volume, despite the fact that the stereo sound here is not provided. Well, the earpiece transmits sound excellent — the speaker is heard well even in a noisy environment.
Samsung Galaxy M30s turned out to be a device having a large number of pros and cons. If you look at its bright side, it is a great battery, decent performance and a quality screen.
As minuses I note a big problem with shooting at night, as well as insufficient amount of RAM and permanent memory. The rest of the shortcomings skradyvaetsya a nice price.
Officially Samsung asks for the Galaxy M30s 16 990 rubles, stated the cost completely beats all doubts in choosing this gadget. As for me, it became a good competitor in the smartphone market in the price category up to 20 thousand rubles, and may well compete with solutions from Xiaomi and Huawei.
I believe that this unit is finally secured positioning of the M-series as a line of smartphones that compete with the Chinese devices, which are sold with a low margin.