Samsung Galaxy M30 review

Read our full review to find out how the Samsung Galaxy M30 differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Samsung Galaxy M30 ревю
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The Samsung Galaxy M30 is the third smartphone in the M series and you can get it at an affordable price. In return, it will offer you a bright Super AMOLED panel, a large battery and a contemporary design. 

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy M30 specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2019, February
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • Dimensions: 159 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm.
  • Weight: 0 g.
  • Screen: 6.4" inc, 1080 x 2340, Super AMOLED
  • Camera : Triple, 13MP
  • Chipset: Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Memory: 128 GB, 6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000,  Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


The back panel of the Galaxy M30 is made of plastic with a nice glossy finish. There's some serious rounding around the edges, which adds to the ergonomics of the model. On the back, the manufacturer has positioned the three cameras, flash and fingerprint scanner. On the front we see a notch in the shape of a drop. The build quality is impeccable. All the details are perfectly touched. 

Galaxy M30 supports gesture navigation. Everything is intuitive. There are a lot of apps initially installed on the smartphone. Among them, there is a set of Samsung programs, also notes, calendar and Google apps. 


At the top of the front panel there is a drop-shaped notch, because of which the display of the Galaxy M30 is called Infinity-U. The smartphone offers a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution (1080×2340 pixels). The bezels around it are thin on the sides and top. 

The display settings can be changed. For example, you can choose between Adaptive Display, AMOLED Cinema, AMOLED Photo and Basic modes. 


At the heart of the Galaxy M30 is an 8-core Samsung Exynos 7904 processor, which consists of 2 ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and 6 Cortex A-53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. You will come across two variants of the Galaxy M30 in the market - one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage and another with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. A microSD memory card option of up to 512 GB is provided. 

Overall, the phone has gotten pretty fast. It copes well with heavy games that use complex textures. The clock speed of the processor allows to process a sufficient amount of information. The Galaxy M30 also behaves well while surfing the web. Pages do not get stuck. The window opening time is relatively small. 


The Galaxy M30 has a triple camera setup, which consists of a 13-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.9 aperture, a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with a 123-degree viewing angle. 

A 16 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture is responsible for selfies. 

The camera app is convenient and simple to use. 

Autonomous operation

Under the body of the Galaxy M30 is a built-in battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. It comes with a 15W charger that will recharge your phone relatively quickly. The autonomy of the model is at a satisfactory level. The charge lasts for 14 hours of continuous talk time, 6 hours of music listening and 5 hours of movie watching. 


Galaxy M30 represents a decent representative of the mid-range devices. It is sturdy and cute in appearance. It is only available in black and has more memory. It is the perfect solution for anyone who has decided to buy an uncomplicated device for everyday work. 


  • Stylish design;
  • AMOLED screen;
  • Triple camera;
  • SIM card support;
  • NFC chip; 
  • Large battery capacity. 


  • 4K is absent;
  • Could wish for more from the processor. 

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy M30 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology, and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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