OK for the price
Camera is OK, nothing special. battery duration is fine, can lase on day.
The biggest issues is slow responding and processing. It takes longer to response on a click to open a link.
Also the sensitivity of fingerprint scanning is very low. I tried several times and still can't get my thumb registered. Luckily I got my index finger registered.
Purchased in May 2020.
The phone is very slow responding in all aspects. Taking a photo seem to take forever, by the time you take a photo and want to take another there is a huge lag time. While in an app and you press the back button it is very slow responding. The touch screen isn't very sensitive, most times having to touch it a few times to get it to respond. While in an app and the phone rings I can never answer the phone...very frustrating. The predictatext is appalling. I would not recommend this phone.
Terribly slow and annoying phone
The phone is so slow. It can't keep up with the user. Takes forever to load a page and when dialling a number you can still be on the call list page when the phone is already calling. Or vice versa receiving a call. Takes about 10 attempts to load a Netflix show you get audio no visual. Worst phone I have ever owned.
Purchased in July 2020 for A$400.00.
A Big Disappointment. !
Screen kept Flickering and moving .Tried to get right many times. Just kept returning to same problems.
Poor battery life. Screen marked (burns). Very Slow performance. A Big Disappointment .Now Replaced and a bad memory
The phone was painfully average the entire time I owned it. Accidental touch protection in your face all the time, apps would crash, have small freakouts, the touch screen was average at best. The screen is fragile (Cracked when it fell 3inches onto a tabletop.
And to top the whole awful experience off, during a firmware update it forgot the screen lock pattern. Meaning I had to try to wipe the entire thing, but again that process didn't work as it demanded the pattern just to restart it. Stay away from this money pit.
Purchased in September 2019.
Worst samsung phone I have every had
Camera blinks but does not take photo.
Apps take for every to open and then u wait for it to respond
To make a call u press phone then wait for something to happen. A30 would be the worst samsung phone that i have every had, mite be the last.
Purchased in May 2019 at Southern phones for A$429.00.
After using galaxy s range for years I just expected the a30 would have a flashing light to notify you of msgs etc I end up having to go through a process just to check for msgs a big waste of time.
The a30 just seems to do things off it's own back as well. If you're use to the s range steer clear of this phone.
Purchased in May 2020 for A$349.00.
Samsung a30 rubbish
Avoid buying this phone. I've had 2 other Samsung phones previously and both have been reasonable. The a30 has too many problems you mention. Even trying to type with the preemptive text is almost impossible. Never buying Samsung phones again.
Purchased in April 2020 for A$319.00.
Purchased a SM-A305YNWHITE .X5 7months ago at Chermside Shopping centre. Phone not working -sent to service Centre at Goodna Asked to speak with Manager. Ryan promised that manager would call back, and also assured by by online support team that I would receive a call back - this never happened
Phone was sent back to me without my consent not working. I had not made a decision whether to repair or not as I was waiting on phone call from manager.
When I purchased phone it was sold to me by salesman saying 'it would do all the things 'that the...
Purchased in July 2019 for A$325.00.
Does not meet expectations.
We have bought two of these phones.
The first phone's screen has poor sensitivity and often doesn't detect touch (even with setting turned up). We have also found this phone to suffer poor battery life.
The second phone was in the water for about 1 minute (about 30cm depth) and then stopped working. Returned to Harvey Norman, who referred to Samsung. Samsung refused to replace, however the local Harvey Norman store refunded the phone. Seems like there is confusion about whether this phone is water proof or not.
Overrated, too slow too react.
Overrated, too slow to react, cannot multifunction smoothly. Don't care about the screen nor the camera but battery is great. Was told by a staff member at Good Guys that it's a better phone than the Samsung s7 however most apps take longer to respond, as a matter of fact it appears to react much slower than the s7 in all functionality. I guess you get what you pay for!!!
So far so good
Purchased this phone from office works a few weeks ago. $329 Love it, Big screen, all apps work well.. Probaby prefer it over my work iphone 6. I would recommend it
- Verified purchase
I brought this phone from office works it was a little slow lagging at first but now it's fine it has 32kg of phone memory it also comes with a screen cover and phone cover but no ear phones
Purchased at Office works for A$377.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
- I previously had an iPhone 6 and decided to upgrade to a Samsung A30 as I thought it'd be faster and have better photo quality.
Whilst the photo quality is better than the iPhone 6, it is not much better at all. My phone is also really slow to take the photos, which is super frustrating as I want to take photos in the moment, but it's so delayed I either miss or the photo is blurry because it was too slow and the object moved.
- Very laggy
- Continues to crash on me, multiple times in the span of 5 minutes, as well as crashing and crapping ...
Meh... Very MEH
>Very laggy- apps,games, camera etc
>unlocks in my pocket sending random texts, phone calls, even instagram stories! Very very irritating.
> opens apps and randomly scrolls by itself, freezes up all the time, u have to lock and unlock it to gain control of the screen again... Again, very irritating
> not a normal charging port, so u can't use any normal charger like u can with the s8s s9s etc
Had the phone pushed on me by a Vodafone sales person claiming it was as good as the s9, just cheaper...
Pff... It's garbage, I can't wait to get rid of it
- Verified purchase
Great phone for Seniors
Galaxy A30 great phone , easy to understand and use. Camera great for wide group photographs. Very bright displays and smooth running apps. Cannot fault this phone on price either. Would recommend.
- Verified purchase
Great budget phone
The phone run very good. It has the same features of other higher end variations of the same brand. NFC, bluetooth, 3 camera flash. The pictures come out clear, the size is very big.The screen is very clear. It has usb type c so has fast charging. Only minor issues are that on speakerphone it is not that loud, but it is passable. The power cord stopped working after 4 months
Does the job....just
For $300 I guess i can't expect much. The phone works. However it is very laggy in pretty much every aspect....even the camera lags. If you dont use many apps or widgets I'm sure this phone. However if your like me. This phone is too slow....bought AS an interim phone untill my plan on my smashed note 9 runs out
It's not bad and does the job.
Phone overall is ok and represents great value for money. It is however quite slows with multi-tasking or to even start up the camera. Auto-rotate function is also quite slow. Ok for the price but might be worth going A50 instead.
Questions & Answers
Why is the Samsung A30 freeze and I cannot even get it to shut ?
I'm sorry to hear that this has happened, Anura. Are you able to perform a forced restart to see if your device restarts?
What do I do when the phone is frozen?
Hi Anura. We have replied to your same questions here -> https://www.productreview.com.au/questions/652ba375-921f-46bc-9512-4a1e860914b2
I have just read though the reviews and it seems that the same problems are with most of the A30 phone. My review was just a brief one as there are a lot more problems that i did not mentioned, with the same problems happening why don't you do something about them as it seems that a lot of us are long time samsung customers and by fixing them you my keep us or if the A30 is so bad offer us a deal to replace them.
I’m sorry if we haven’t been able to meet your expectations Phil but we’d be more than happy to investigate further into this. You can contact us via Product Reviews private message system but our best point of contact is to send us a PM on Facebook with a copy of this review and some more information.
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