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Samsung is on a roll with its mid-range smartphones this 2019. We recently compared its budget phones — the Galaxy A10 and M10. This time, we’re moving the tier a bit higher with the Galaxy A30, M20, and M30. For less than Php15k, which device should you go for?

How Samsung Galaxy A30 stands out

  • Super AMOLED display
  • 6.4-inch screen size
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • dedicated microSD of up to 512GB
  • 16MP selfie camera
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How Samsung Galaxy M20 stands out

  • Metal frame
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Exynos 7904
  • dedicated microSD of up to 512GB
  • Dolby Atmos sound

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Samsung Galaxy M20 official price, specs, launch date in PH

How Samsung Galaxy M30 stands out

  • Metal frame
  • Super AMOLED display
  • 6.4-inch screen size
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Exynos 7904
  • up to 128GB/6GB
  • triple camera setup (13MP + 5MP ultrawide + 5MP depth)
  • up to 4K resolution video recording
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • Dolby Atmos sound
  • 5000mAh
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Which is the right one for you?

Choosing the Galaxy M30 means choosing the best among the three mid-range Galaxy devices. Aside from the FHD+ Super AMOLED display and its metal and glass design, the M30 can go up to 128GB/6GB and even packs a triple camera setup. But the best part is its massive 5000mAh battery capable of 15W fast charging.

If you somehow find the Galaxy A30 to be attractive than the three, it’s specs are nearly identical to the Galaxy M30 but with a conservative dual-main camera and 3GB/32GB base model. It also has the slightly less powerful Exynos 7885 but at least it comes with a 16MP selfie camera and Android Pie with One UI skin.

For consumers tight on budget, the Galaxy M20 will be the way to go here. It has almost the same specs as the Galaxy A30 but with a toned-down 13MP + 5MP ultrawide main cameras and 8MP selfie sensor. You won’t be having that beautiful display like an AMOLED screen but it still provides crispy quality with its FHD+ IPS LCD screen.

Prices for the following Samsung mid-range phones are as follow:

  • Galaxy A30 – est. Php14,990 (4GB/64GB)
  • Galaxy M20 – est. P8,200+ before taxes (3GB/64GB)
  • Galaxy M30 – est. P10,000+ before taxes (4GB/64GB)

In terms of pricing, these three are reasonably well-priced but the Galaxy M30 feels like a steal here when compared to the Galaxy A30.

Specs Samsung Galaxy A30Samsung Galaxy M20Samsung Galaxy M30
Display6.4-inch Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340, 403 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio6.3-inch PLS IPS LCD, 1080 x 2280, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2280, 394ppi, 19:9 ratio
Dimensions158.5 x 74.5 x 7.7 mm156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm, 186g
ChipsetExynos 7885 Octa (14 nm)Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm)Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm)
GPUMali-G71Mali-G71 MP2Mali-G71 MP2
Memory/RAM64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 512GB128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Main Camera16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2
13 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.8″, 1.12μm, PDAF +
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/6″, 1.12μm, depth sensor
13 MP, f/1.9, PDAF
5 MP, 12mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.08 MP, f/2.016 MP
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE, dual-band A-GPS, USB Type-CWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jackWi-Fi 802.11 ac/, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP LE, USB Type-C, audio jack, Dolby Atmos Sound
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000mAh battery with fast chargingNon-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 5000mAh battery – 15W fast charging
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with One UIAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with One UIAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with One UI
Official Price in Philippine pesosest. $290 USD or P14,990 pesosINR 11,000 (3GB/64GB – P8,200)est. $200 USD or P10,000+ before taxes

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