camera , battery , quality , grip ... and as i purchased the device in sale , i get 1000 cashback from the amazon , orded on today at 12 pm , and get the device on the same day at 2 pm . Thankyou amazon .
Pros: 1.Looks stunning high end category. 2.Battery is also powerful. 3. Fast charging.
Cons: 1.Camera is not upto mark as it says 48MP it's like 8 Mp 2. Storage & Memory statistics are confusing. Showing 900 mb free though I am not accessing much resources. 3. Earphone slot given at down side which makes difficult to handle phone.
I bought this phone during the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale in Sep/Oct 2019. I had not been purchasing Samsung phones since the past 5-6 years due to their low value-for-money over Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Huawei and Realme, but got interested in this phone after watching tons of positive reviews on YouTube, and considering the price at which Samsung was offering these specs.
However, the phone has turned out to be a major disappointment after using it for 2-3 days. Let's go over various aspects of this device one-by-one.
BATTERY (3/5) The battery of this device seems to be highly overstated. So much so that my 1-year old Honor phone with 3750mAh battery with an inferior processor and an inferior display gives me a better backup than this phone. I would estimate the actual battery capacity to be closer to 3000mAh than to the stated value of 6000mAh. You can see the battery percentage drop every 2-3 minutes as you use the phone, even with moderate brightness and simple tasks like browsing or reading news.
FINGERPRINT READER (3/5) The phone comes with a physical fingerprint sensor on the back. Even 3 years ago, these fingerprint sensors used to be extremely fast and accurate. This phone's fingerprint sensor is extremely inaccurate and to put it simply: a hit-or-miss. It's evident that Samsung ha s cut corners even in the most basic aspects.
DISPLAY (3/5) Even though Samsung claims the display is a sAMOLED, the viewing angles are pretty bad. If you try to view the phone display from the side, you'll immediately notice significant color distortion. This is most clearly noticeable when the display is showing a white colored background.
STORAGE (3/5) Even though Samsung claims this phone comes with a fast UFS 2.1 based storage, there's a significant delay saving 48MP pictures. The slow saving speed is closer to what you'd get with an inferior eMMC storage rather than UFS 2.1.
CAMERA QUALITY (3/5) I took some pictures in broad daylight and found issues with sharpness of the pictures, even when properly focused and camera resolution increased to the maximum allowed 48MP. Even the portrait photos (which Samsung calls Live Focus) are a hit-or-miss. Need to play around with the camera more, but the initial impression is disappointing.
SOFTWARE (3/5) Samsung's One UI is filled with numerous bugs. At the time of writing this review, it is 9th October already, but Samsung hasn't moved beyond 1 August Android security update. Also, basic things like a convenient shortcut for taking screenshots is missing in One UI. The local search (which Samsung laughably calls Finder) is terribly slow and inaccurate.
OVERALL RATING (3/5) This phone is a big disappointing. It's sad to see Samsung using fake specifications to lure potential buyers. This strategy may boost Samsung sales for a short time, but will wean away customers from Samsung permanently.
I think there is no need to review the products on amazon. They prohibit to publish posts with negative review. I do not know what type of business policy amazon is adopting. It is not fair to harm/misguide those who purchase products based on review. I wrote very good and descriptive review about samsung m30s but they did not publish. I am writing this one just as a formality. It looks like amazon and samsung are no more brands. They are loosing their goodwill and treating customers in their own style. Never expected such a bad manner from amazon. They are just promoting M30s for which this handset is not deserving. Suggestion for those who are planning to purchase: Better to go to the market and purchase a phone without thinking about brands. In this competitive era all phone companies are providing security patch from time to time, maintaing payment security and considering about consumer's health so I would suggest no need to be a blind in respect of brand. Further, samsung is not a brand in my opinion. They are not doing different from other companies. If you want to know more about samsung better to install Samsung Members app and you will find everyone is frustated even a user of samsung note 10/10+ . In reality samsung does not provide value for money. Overall conclusion is Don't go for this mobile. Better to purchase other brand from your local market. I do not suggest amazon. It is my last product from amazon. The reasons of purchasing samasung in my case. 1. Knox security 2. Samsung pay 3. Secured folder 4. Samsung file manager with cloud option 5. Bixby home 6. Timely updation of security patch 7. Better buit in quality
And nothing in this mobile which i mentioned. It is just a simple phone with samsung branding. Very poor network reception. Dolby atmos is just an option and there is no enhancement in sound quality.
Overall I am strictly saying "Do not purchase this mobile". And if you are a samsung boy then you will surely hate this product.
Everything great but camera detail is totally not upto the mark when zoom 48MP is useless even I had realme3pro its images are superb even though while Zooming characters are clearly readable in that.its 16 same story for front camera, Samsung plz do some in image processing hope will get software updates soon and if cromabost features is added than no body beat samsung. Really huge work to be done from your end. Hope you understand Indian user concern we want more clearly in zoom. After all its 48 I have a50 also images are almost same zoom in clarity totally missing. Camra is average for front. Camera is not so good for back. Battery backup good. Value for money is ok.
I am writing this review after 4 days of extensive use. For better comprehension purpose I will divide the review in pros and cons. Pros 1. Excellent battery life even after extreme usage for 2 days it was left with 9per. Gaming, data, transfer, running benchmark, video recording all included 2. Super amoled works like a charm, content are crisp and brighteness is phenomenal. Black's and really black 3. In hand feel is really due to light weight and slim phone
1. Speaker quality is average nothing to take note of 2. Camera misses out of details while you zoom, but this can be fixed with software update 3. Build quality is ok ok as you can heart rattling when you knock the phone and sides also makes sound when squeezed
Highly recommended phone and the deal gets sweetened with the offer Amazon gives. We got 4 devices at my office. Value for money deal must buy
First of all I would like to thank Amazon for the quick delivery of the product. I purchased many products online but never felt like I am cheated. Just like many people do, I researched a lot and opted for this mobile. Think I havent researched properly. I was in the confusion whether to go for redmi note 8 pro or M30s. I chose M30s because of SAR value. Samsung mobiles has very low SAR value compared to other mobiles. And also I used Samsung Galaxy and j7 nxt before. That makes me to go for M30s. First I'll tell the pros, 1. Good display 2. Good battery life 3. Overall product quality also good
Now the cons, Camera - I dont know why they advertised as 48MP camera. To be honest its not even 8MP. Which means Samsung wrongly advertised their product? Now just imagine how the front camera would be. The main reason why I went for M30s is for camera and the brand, Samsung has a brand value. Now I feel like I wont trust Samsung again. I was also using Motorolo X Play, nearly 5 year old product, it has 21 MP rear camera which is way better than M30s camera. Is Samsung trying to cheat us with their wrong advertisement. During my research online I saw mixed reviews for camera quality. I learned camera quality was not upto the mark. I thought its not the best but it would be good. But very worst camera quality. This mobile not worth the money. One of my friend bought Infinix S5 for 8000, i never heard of that brand before but that has very good camera quality. The reputed Samsung doesnt. Will future updates make the camera better?? Nobody knows. So, if you think of buying M30s for 48 MP, my suggestion is, dont waste your money on this crap.
If Planning to buy Samsung M30s, read this review: Ordered M30s in first sale, using it extensively.
*Pro's: - Powerful battery backup. - Super Amoled display looks beautiful. - 3.5mm headphone jack, type- c port. - Enabling Dolby Atmos enhances your music experience. - Dedicated memory card slot. - Widevine L1 certification: you can stream HD content from Netflix /Prime.
*Cons: - Exynos processes- so there won't be much XDA community support like Redmi, OnePlus devices, so you will not gonna get custom roms, incase you want it. Exynos 9611 gives somewhat similar performance to Snapdragon 665. - Face unlock is not very fast, in low light it struggles to unlock. - Selfie camera is not good, it's average. - No display protection. - Lags when multitasking, switching from one app to another.
Battery: 5/5 Display: 5/5 Camera: 4/5 Performance: 3/5 Value for Money: 3/5
@DISPLAY: - 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display looks very impressive. Have 1080p resolution.
@BATTERY: 6000 mAh battery gives great battery backup, it easily lasts for almost 2 days on light usage. - Incase of heavy usage, it lasts for 1 day, with some juice left in it. Even with 6000 mAh battery, phone doesn't feel much heavy
- It takes around 3 hours to charge mobile fully from 0 to 100.
@PERFOMRMANCE: With Exynos 9611 SoC, gaming experience is good, not best. - In PUBG with highest graphics settings, there's frame drop problem.
@CAMERA: - In normal light conditions, M30s clicks good pics, but in real life world there's no difference between 12 MP and 48 MP Camera. 48 MP is just a marketing gimmick. - Supports 4k video recording without video stabilization. - It also offers super slow-motion video recordings.
Verdict: Samsung M30s is great device, but not the best at this price. If battery is not only your priority & want some amazing performance better go for Realme XT, Poco F1, Realme 5 Pro.
Real true facts about this phone after using it for 2 months, Cons- Camera in 48 MP MODE TAKES AROUND 10 seconds to save the image, so you will be able to shoot continuously , 48 mp is not really 48 as f/2.0, where as good camera should have at least f/1.8. Front camera is pathetic images are not sharp at all. When viewing gallery it images to refresh, Phones hangs repeatedly Battery is supposed be best part but fast charging is very slow it will take at least 3 hrs to charge & is not at par as marketed of being 6000mah. Don't waste your money on Samsung's honey trap, not value for money ,if you buy you bear the guilt everyday of buying this phone.
I purchased this mobile with lot of expectations which made me to give 3 star rating otherwise it's a minimum 4 star rating mobile. Still believing that these cons can be rectified through the software updates as I like Samsung very much. Cons...average rear camera quality,front camera is also not good, not great battery life for 6000mah battery but still better than remaining,lazy fingerprint sensor which is not working in power mode, default Samsung keyboard. Little bulky but still I love Samsung M30s. Waiting for the updations.Pros...value for money, low radiation levels, Super Amoled display etc.
A brief review on the product after a month of usage .
In a word , A good phone that could be better. The phone has several good features and one of the best phones from Samsung that could compete with the other rising smart phone competitors . However the phone has one major improvement that is required to sustain the competitive advantage.
Display : Clear , crisp , smooth, great color reproduction . A good size and pleasant on the eyes . Value for money. Scores a 5 out of 5.
UI :UI is smooth and nice . However I noticed that sometimes there is a lag which is visible and the phone seems to struggle when multiple applications run on the background. This is something crucial to note because the phone is not yet loaded with multiple apps and has generous amount of storage space available. This can become a concern as the phone can become outdated quite easily as long as there are patched and updates that can keep the phone efficient. 4 out of 5
Form factor and feel , The phone feels light and easier to hold and access. Once you get the hang of it. It is easier to use. A 5 on this .
Camera : The shots taken at outdoors were a visual delight. The wide angle lens is indeed making a mark whilst used in natural photography . However , The photos take a longer time to store and save once taken . The lag is quite evident and if you are someone who wants to take multiple shots in quick succession , You would be disappointed with the speed at which the camera would react and you might even miss the moment that you would wish to capture . So , despite the quality output that it might give . It may not be an ideal companion for shutterbugs . 4 out of 5 for quality of pictures. 2 out of 5 the responsiveness .
Battery : One of the most flaunted aspect of the phone is the battery. From the past one month of usage. I feel this is the biggest let down despite the tall claims on the 6000mAh. My previous MI Max 2 have been my companion for the past 2 years where the phone can last long on a usage of GPS for 3 hours with the bluetooth connected to the car with YouTube and mobile data and the rest of day with frequent use for calls and data and I could run without plugging the charger for a min of 2 days . With M30S , 6000mAH .I am disappointed to say that the phone cannot even match what the 5000mAH MI Max 2 could do. The phone drains quite fast and especially if you are someone who would use multiple features you might as well run out of juice quite fast . For me this was important because, I hate plugging my phone on socket on a daily basis for 2 hours for a mere less than 24 hours usage and my expectations were high due to the advertised Monstrous battery . Unless Samsung optimised the battery with some patch or upgrade .this is q huge let down . 2 out of 5 for the poor battery that does not live upto expectations.
Overall a nice phone with below average battery despite its tall claims.
Good things 1. Bettery Backup. 2. Camera Quality. 3. Display Nice Negative things 1. Processor 3rd Class , starting Hanging from 1st week. 2.Heating Issue. 3. Not a Fast Charging with Given 4. Not a value for the money. 5. Tuch issue.