Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 are thin, elegant and well-made with slightly curved back. The back may appear like glass, but it’s actually plastic. Despite all the care, both phones could slowly accumulate micro-abrasions and scratches. Unfortunately, both devices are missing special water protection feature.
Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 have 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 screen resolution, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The screen produces vibrant and rich colors with adequate brightness. The default Adaptive Screen mode feature ensures punchy and saturated look.
The interface of Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 is identical with the one you see on the Galaxy S10 variants. It’s less cluttered than earlier TouchWiz interface and easier to navigate. The styling and icons may appear a bit childish, but the overall design should leave a positive first impression.
Hardware and performance
The Samsung Galaxy A50 is powered with Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610 processor with 4GB or 6GB RAM variants. The cheaper Galaxy A30 has Exynos 7 Octa 7904 and 4GB of RAM, which is about 50 percent slower. When running demanding games and apps, you may notice occasional dropped frames and stuttered animation.
Galaxy A50 has triple-lens camera on the back, 25MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide and 5MP depth. The 25MP front camera should produce amazing selfie photos. Galaxy A30 offers dual-lens camera on the back, 16MP primary and 5MP ultra wide. There’s also 16MP camera on the front, which is quite decent. Daylight quality should be acceptable for both cameras with pleasing and lively colors, although A30 lacks a bit in detail.
Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 should offer identical experience, although the former is noticeably a bit sluggish and produce less detailed photos. In the US, the Galaxy A30 costs around $230 and the Galaxy A50 rocks a price tag of $300.
- Acceptable design
- Good Super-AMOLED display
- Intuitive user interface
- Long battery life
- Mediocre performance and photo quality for the A30
- Disappointing audio quality
- No 4K video recording