Samsung Galaxy M30s Review: Betting Big on Battery Power
The Samsung M30s comes with a 6,000mAh battery.
The Samsung M30s comes with a 6,000mAh battery.(Photo: The Quint)

Samsung Galaxy M30s Review: Betting Big on Battery Power

Most phones today are being launched with bigger battery packs in India and many customers today are ready to compromise on specs for that extra battery juice.

Samsung is also looking to grab some action in the budget range with its big-battery smartphones. Particularly, the Galaxy M30s.

The Samsung Galaxy M30s offers a generous 6,000mAh of battery at Rs 13,999. So, is this phone all about its massive battery or does it have anything else up its sleeve? Here’s a quick review of the Samsung Galaxy M30s.

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What’s Good?

Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. Yes, the M30s comes with a mammoth 6,000mAh of battery pack inside, which lasts you more than 2-days with an average screen-on time of 9-10 hours.

The phone comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display.
The phone comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display.
(Photo: The Quint)

You can easily binge on almost 10 episodes of a Netflix series and this battery pack will still keep going.

The bonus here is that it comes with a 15w fast-charger that charges via a Type-C port. So even if you manage to drain the battery dry you can expect a full charge in a little over 70 minutes.

Not a big fan of the plastic back.
Not a big fan of the plastic back.
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The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display is good and perfect for viewing content. The addition of Dolby Audio makes the whole package better. The sound quality both via the headphones and phone speakers is more than satisfying.

The dual SIM capability always comes in handy when you’re carrying two connections. Bonus points to the M30s.

The M30s comes with a triple lens camera at the back.
The M30s comes with a triple lens camera at the back.
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The triple-lens camera setup at the back performed at par. The camera setup on the M30s is the same as the Galaxy A50s which didn’t impress us. However, the same setup on a phone worth Rs 14,999 feels like a good bargain.

The Galaxy M30s supports a 15w fast charger.
The Galaxy M30s supports a 15w fast charger.
(Photo: The Quint)

The front sports a 16-megapixel shooter that’s also good. Here’s a look at some of the samples clicked on the M30s.

The M30s doesn’t have any dearth of space and offers memory expansion up to 1TB including the 64GB to 128GB of onboard space you get otherwise.

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What’s Bad?

The M30s is not built for heavy multitasking. Period.

It runs on the Exynos 9611 processor coupled with RAM options between 4GB and 6GB.

Do people even use the fingerprint scanner these days?
Do people even use the fingerprint scanner these days?
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Since we didn’t get to test the 6GB RAM variant we really can’t say about that variant’s performance. However, the 4GB RAM variant was underwhelming especially when it came to playing high-definition games.

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Your daily social media app, music player, email and photography can be taken care of with ease, but you would be pushing the envelope if you’re expecting anything more from this chipset.

The presence of bloatware is a big turn off and we would have preferred a cleaner look to the UI. This phone needs some work in that department as well.

The M30s comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The M30s comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
(Photo: The Quint)

We didn’t like the plastic back panel of the device. Gives the impression that Samsung is looking to cut corners on the build quality.

Also, I really don’t understand the purpose of the fingerprint sensor at the back. That tech is passe and Samsung should have focused on adding an in-display scanner instead.

Verdict

What fails to impress us on the M30s is the overall design. Though it’s trying to venture into the minimalistic space, it misses out on that oomph factor.

This phone isn't a workhorse, but it gets you through the daily tasks efficiently.

What saves the day for the M30s is the stellar battery performance, which is truly undisputed in this price range.

In terms of competition, you get the Xiaomi Mi A3 and even the Realme 3 Pro.

This phone is specifically recommended for people who don't’ want to lug a power bank all the time. For them, the Galaxy M30s is definitely worth considering.

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