Samsung A30s the new mid entry level smartphone at S$315

If you have been looking for an entry level phone that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket, the new Samsung A30s might just fit the bill.

Although it is not powered by a flagship processor, it’s specifications are respectable for it’s price. Buy at Lazada for S$315.

It comes with a 1.8 Ghz octa core processor, a 6.4″ screen. Camera wise it has 3 camera set up of 25 MP + 5 MP + 8 MP at f/1.7, f/2.2 and f/2.2. It looks it will be able to take pretty decent night shots. There is no OIS only EIS.

It supports Dual SIM(3 slots, SIM1+SIM2+microSD) and support most of the FDD and TDD bands in this region. Memory wise it is 4G+64GB. It uses USB-C 18W charging for it’s 4000 mAh battery embedded inside.

Most importantly, for this price, it comes with NFC which comes handy for Android Pay / Singtel Dash Pay (discount on Buses/MRT).

Specifications

  • Processor
    CPU Speed
    1.8GHz, 1.6GHz
    CPU TypeOcta Core
  • Display
    Size (Main_Display)
    162.0mm (6.4″ full rectangle) / 157.9mm (6.2″ rounded corners)
    Resolution (Main Display)720 x 1560 (HD+)
    Technology (Main Display)SUPER AMOLED
    Colour Depth (Main Display)16M
  • Camera
    Rear Camera – Resolution (Multiple)
    25.0 MP + 5.0 MP + 8.0 MP
    Rear Camera – F Number (Multiple)F1.7 , F2.2 , F2.2
    Main Camera – Auto FocusYes
    Rear Camera – OISNo
    Rear Camera ZoomDigital Zoom up to 4x
    Front Camera – Resolution16.0 MP
    Front Camera – F NumberF2.0
    Front Camera – Auto FocusNo
    Front Camera – OISNo
    Main Camera – FlashYes
    Front Camera – FlashNo
    Video Recording ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080) @30fps
    Slow Motion120fps @HD
  • Memory
    RAM_Size (GB)
    4
    ROM Size (GB)64
    Available Memory Size* (GB)50.0
    External Memory SupportMicroSD (Up to 512GB)
  • Network/Bearer
    Number of SIM
    Dual-SIM
    SIM sizeNano-SIM (4FF)
    SIM Slot TypeSIM 1 + SIM 2 + MicroSD
    Infra2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD
    2G GSMGSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
    3G UMTSB1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)
    4G FDD LTEB1 (2100MHz), B2 (1900MHz), B3 (1800MHz), B4 (AWS), B5 (850MHz), B7 (2600MHz), B8 (900MHz), B12 (700MHz), B13 (700MHz), B17 (700MHz), B20 (800MHz), B28 (700MHz), B66 (AWS-3)
    4G TDD LTEB38 (2600MHz), B40 (2300MHz), B41 (2500MHz)
  • Connectivity
    USB Interface
    USB Type-C
    USB VersionUSB 2.0
    Location TechnologyGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
    Earjack3.5mm
    MHLNo
    Wi-Fi®802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4+5GHz), VHT80
    Wi-Fi Direct®Yes
    Bluetooth® VersionBluetooth® 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
    NFCYes
    PC Sync.Smart Switch (PC version)
  • OSAndroid
  • General Information
    Form Factor
    Touch Bar
  • SensorsAccelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
  • Physical specification
    Dimension (HxWxD, mm)
    158.5 x 74.7 x 7.8
    Weight (g)169
  • Battery
    Internet Usage Time(LTE) (Hours)
    Up to 13
    Internet Usage Time(Wi-Fi) (Hours)Up to 13
    Video Playback Time (Hours)Up to 21
    Battery Capacity (mAh, Typical)4000
    Audio Playback Time (Hours)Up to 77
    Talk Time (4G LTE) (Hours)Up to 32
  • Audio and Video
    Stereo Support
    No
    Video Playing FormatMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
    Video Playing ResolutionUHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps
    Audio Playing FormatMP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
  • Services and Applications
    Gear Support
    Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Gear Circle (Manager Support), Gear Fit, Gear Fit2, Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear Sport, Gear1, Gear2, Gear2 Neo, Gear S, Gear S2, Gear S3, Gear IconX, Gear IconX (2018)
    Samsung DeX SupportNo

Buy at Lazada for S$315.