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Samsung Galaxy A30s vs A30 Specs Comparison – A Mini Galaxy A50

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Recently, Samsung unveiled a better version of its best mid-range smartphone in 2019 — the Galaxy A50s. However, its spec-upgrade feels too minimal. You can check out our spec comparison to know why. But in the case of the Galaxy A30s, this one feels a proper upgrade coming from Galaxy A30.

Samsung Galaxy A30s and A30 Differences

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Galaxy A30

Advantages of Galaxy A30s

  1. new design
  2. purple, green, and white colors
  3. in-screen fingerprint scanner
  4. triple-main camera

Advantages of Galaxy A30

  1. capacitive fingerprint scanner (faster unlocking)

Galaxy A30s and Galaxy A30 Similarities

  1. Super AMOLED panel
  2. FHD+ resolution
  3. polycarbonate frame with glass-tic back panel
  4. Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  5. Exynos 7904
  6. Dedicated microSD of up to 1TB
  7. 16MP selfie camera
  8. Android 9 Pie with One UI
  9. audio jack
  10. BT 5.0
  11. Wi-Fi ac
  12. USB Type-C
  13. 4000mAh battery
  14. 15W fast charging

Which is a better buy between the Galaxy A30s and A30?

Galaxy A30s

Design and Display

Aesthetic-wise, the colors and the pattern on the back of the Galaxy A50s are the most noticeable changes. From plain colors to holographic patterned hue, everything looks more stylish and modern. Aside from that, it’s the same lightweight and plasticky experience when using the device.

Display-wise, nothing has changed. You still get the same 6.4″ FHD+ display with Super AMOLED technology that has put Samsung at the top of the mobile display department.

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Don’t expect any sort of performance boost as the company retains the Exynos 7904 that’s found on the Galaxy A30. However, you might feel slower unlocking rate from the under-screen fingerprint scanner of A30s. For the vast majority of devices, capacitive scanners are still faster and more accurate in recognition. Alternatively, you can use face unlock for convenience over security.


Spec-wise, the biggest change is the main cameras. From 16MP + 5MP dual camera to triple camera setup, the A30s comes with drastically upgraded optics featuring 25MP f1.7 main sensor, 8MP f2.2 ultrawide, and 5MP f2.2 depth. We’re not entirely sure if video recording supports 4K resolution, we have to wait until we get our hands on a device.

Battery and Charging

In terms of battery, you still get the same 4000mAh capacity with 15W fast adaptive charging via USB Type-C.


In the Philippines, Samsung Galaxy A30 is now down to P11,990 price (from P13,990). Although there’s a Galaxy A40 device, it’s not available in the country. This puts the Galaxy A50 that retails at P15,990 the next tier. Judging from that, if the Galaxy A30s is ever released, we might see the price to hover around P13,990, too.

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Specs Samsung Galaxy A30 Samsung Galaxy A30s
Display 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED
Dimensions 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm, 165g 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm, 165g
Chipset Exynos 7904 (14nm) Exynos 7904 (14nm)
GPU Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-G71 MP2
Memory 64GB 4GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB 64GB 4GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB
Main Camera 16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm, (ultrawide)
25 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Front Camera 16 MP, f/2.0 16 MP, f/2.0
Connectivity 4G LTE Wi-Fi ac, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack 4G LTE Wi-Fi ac, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (15W charging) Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (15W charging)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI
Official Price P13,990
estimated around P13,990
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