Unlike most phones that are unofficially sold in the US, which have no warranty at all, the Samsung Galaxy A30 comes with a 30-day warranty provided by Newegg. The retailer is also allowing you to return the device within 30 days if you’re not happy with it.
Before discussing the price and features of the Samsung Galaxy A30, we must mention that this handset is unlocked but won’t work on all US mobile operators. Specifically, the phone is compatible with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile (including their prepaid brands), but not with CDMA/LTE carriers like Verizon and Sprint. That being said, Newegg is selling the A30 for $229.99 – a pretty attractive price considering the smartphone’s design and specs.
The Galaxy A30 is a good-looking phone with decent features
Running the latest Android 9 Pie, the Galaxy A30 has a user interface that’s similar to what you’re getting on the Galaxy S10 lineup. Of course, the overall experience on the A30 isn’t as smooth as on an S10 because the A-series handset is less powerful. The device packs an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7904 processor – a mid-range chipset providing decent but not stellar performance – and 3 GB of RAM that should be enough if you’re not into heavy multi-tasking. When it comes to storage space, you’re getting 32 GB of memory and microSD card support. There is also an A30 variant with 64 GB of storage space and 4 GB of RAM, but this can’t be found in the US.
The Samsung Galaxy A30 offers a dual rear camera (regular 16 MP + wide angle 5 MP) and a single 16 MP front-facing camera. Other features include a fingerprint scanner, a standard 3.5mm audio jack, dual SIM support, and a pretty generous 4,000 mAh battery. Mind you, this phone is not dust- and water-resistant, so you should be careful with it in unfriendly weather conditions.
Samsung needs to officially bring A30-like handsets to the US
Hopefully, later this year, when Samsung decides to officially launch new affordable phones in the US, these will resemble the Galaxy A30, not the Galaxy A6. Because, you know, you shouldn’t always have to spend north of $500 if you want a handset that’s up to modern design standards.