Galaxy M30 vs Galaxy A30 vs Galaxy A50: Which of these affordable Samsung phones should you choose

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The recently launched Galaxy M30, Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 are within each other’s proximity with regards to pricing. They also carry identical specifications. However, which one should you pick up?

Samsung is an entirely new entity in 2019. It’s been just the start of 2019 and Samsung has launched seven new models. And it’s not that these are different variants of the same model — each one is a completely different model from the other. In the segment between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000, Samsung now has three entirely new models. There’s the Galaxy M30 that starts at Rs 14,990 which is joined by the slightly more powerful Galaxy A30 at Rs 16,990. The Galaxy A50 starts at Rs 19,990 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

If you are in the market for buying a new phone under Rs 20,000 and are impressed by Samsung’s new offerings, you must be confused as to decide on one of the three models. While the reviews and first impressions give a detailed outlook, knowing the basic differences between these three models will aid you in a larger way to choose the one that suits you.

And since each and everyone has different requirements, I will be differentiating them via various parameters.


At first glance, all three models look identical with a familiar Samsung shape. However, in reality, the three models are vastly different. The Galaxy M30 has gradient finish with plain colours and is more suited for those who prefer an understated look. The Galaxy A30 goes for an ultra-glossyand reflective finish, which makes it suitable for the Gen-Z. Lastly, the Galaxy A50 gets a Galaxy S10-inspired Prism colour scheme with rainbow-effects appearing at different angles in a subtle way. Therefore, the A50 is suited for those who want their phones to add to their fashion consciousness and make a statement.


If performance is all you care about, then the Galaxy A50 with its new Exynos 9610 chipset is the one to choose. The Exynos 9610 gets four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores with a Mali G72-3 GPU, which should make it suited for heavy multitasking and gaming. The Galaxy M30 is the next best option to choose for its Exynos 7904 chipset, which is suited for faster processing of daily tasks but not suited for hardcore gaming. The Galaxy A30 gets the older and weaker Exynos 7885 chip, which should make it suitable for those who want decent everyday performance.

One should also note that the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 run on the latest OneUI base don Android 9 Pie while the Galaxy M30 gets older Samsung Experience 9.5 UI based on Android Oreo 8.1.


The final reviews for the Galaxy A50, A30 and M30 aren’t in yet, but it should be easier to suggest the better one of the trio based on specifications. The Galaxy A50 has the most capable setup of the lot — 25-megapixel primary sensor with F1.7 lens + 5-megapixel F2.2 depth sensor + 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter for the rear. The camera comes with scene optimiser and can shoot video in ultra-wide angle mode as well. The front-facing camera also gets a 25-megapixel sensor, but with F2.0 aperture. The Galaxy M30 also offers a 13-megapixel + 5 megapixel + 5- megapixel triple rear camera setup with a wide-angle lens and for Rs 5,000 less, it isn’t a bad deal in any way. The cameras on the Galaxy A30 is simply average.


Without a doubt, the Galaxy M30 with its 5000mAh battery is the one to choose if you prefer to stay away from the power socket for at least an entire day with heavy usage. The Galaxy A30 and A50 get 4000mAh battery and should last an entire day under moderate usage. All the phones come with USB-C ports and get support 15W fast charging.