Battery is one single pain
point in a smartphone user's life that does not go away. Imagine a
mid-range device that refuses to die for days?
South Korean giant
Samsung has now brought to India a smartphone -- Galaxy M30s -- which
houses a monster 6,000mAh battery that aims to deliver a two-day battery
life on single charge.
It did not disappoint us in this
department. The M30s is currently the only phone in this price segment
that offer such a large battery.
As the name suggests, M30s is an upgraded model of popular M30, with triple rear camera setup and a new Exynos processor.
comes in two variants, one with 4GB RAM+64GB and another with 6GB RAM
and 128GB of storage -- priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively.
With such a massive battery, in comfortably lasted for four days on normal usage.
the heavy usage where we played online games and streamed couple of
"The Family Man" episodes on Amazon Prime, the battery lasted for more
then a full day.
The phone also supports fast charging, and the 15W charger is like a cherry on the cake.
terms of design, the Galaxy M30s looks no different than M30. The
device has a polycarbonate back over glass with a triple camera setup on
the top left corner and a fingerprint sensor placed above the centre.
volume rocker and power button are on right-hand side of the device,
while the SIM and microSD card tray placed on the right. At the bottom,
the device houses a Type-C USB charging, single speaker grill along with
3.5mm headphone jack.
The M30s comes in three new colours -- Opal Black, Sapphire Blue and Pearl White.
the front, the Galaxy M30s gets 6.4-inch FHD+ (2340x1080) Super AMOLED
Infinity-U display with excellent viewing angles. It also comes with
"Widevine L1" certification, which helps stream content in crisp HD
The overall display quality is better then expected, especially if you love watching videos on smartphone.
Galaxy M30s (6GB+128GB variant in Sapphire Blue colour which we
reviewed) is powered by 2.3GHz Exynos 9611 octa-core chipset based on a
10nm processor. The Exynos 9611 SoC is equipped with a Mali G72 MP3 GPU
and is paired with up to 6GB of RAM.
In terms of performance,
the device performed smooth during daily usage. PUBG Lite, the lighter
version of the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile, ran without
The device ships with OneUI software, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. The user interface is simple and looks good.
Samsung has offered 48MP main sensor. The rear camera system also includes an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 5MP depth sensor.
The device offers modes like Photo, Live Focus, Video, Super Slow-mo, Pro, Panorama and Night and Food.
With the combinations of lenses, the phone had no trouble taking photos in bright and daylight conditions.
Surprisingly, M30s captured good images in dim-light conditions too with proper detailing.
the front, the M30s offers 16MP selfie camera which managed to capture
decent selfies in proper light, but failed to deliver same results in
absence of proper light just like M30.
Conclusion: With M30s,
Samsung aims to woo millennials. The device looks impressive and acts as
a real threat to existing devices in the same price segment from the
likes of Xiaomi and Realme.