It is really interesting how affordable Galaxy M line approaches to mid-end Samsung A series of smartphones. The Galaxy M30 and Samsung A50 are the latest top devices of their chains. So, let’s start the comparison, as you would be pleased to know how M30’s 13MP cam daylight photography surpasses A50’s 25MP lens, where EIS makes better sense and why A50 is better in performance.
What are the reasons for which you should buy Galaxy A50 over M30?
Android Pie, the latest OS
Gorilla Glass3 protected display
Brighter Low-light Shots and Sharper Selfies
EIS video recording support
More Efficient Exynos 9610 chip
Why you purchase Galaxy M30 instead of Samsung A50?
Safer for human health (SAR 0.41 W/kg)
Better Daylight Photography
Dolby Atmos Immersive Sound
Longer life 5000mAh battery
More Affordable Price
Android Oreo Vs Pie (Software Comparison)
Samsung M30 is running on previous Android OS v8.1 Oreo wrapped in Experience 9.5 user interface. Besides it, the Galaxy A50 is being powered by Android 9.0 Pie skinned with One UI.
We can easily calculate the A50 is better for extra three new Android 9 features Dashboard, Data Usage Alert and Night mode. The Dashboard is amazing, notifies after every hour of working mobile phone so that a user can take a break to avoid health issues. As the name shows, Data Usage Alert limits a user from getting overcharged by any carrier or networking supplier.
When we talk about performance, both software is similar fast, though giving a different appearance.
Display: Both the smartphones have identical 6.4inches Super AMOLED Display with a notch on top. The M30 and A50 have 1080x2340 pixels resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Although the resolution is equal, A50 is a little brighter with 409 ppi density while M30 is insignificant large having 394 ppi screen.
Fingerprint: There is an Under-Screen Fingerprint Sensor for Galaxy A50 while for M30 It (FR) is situated on the back.
Exynos 7904 Vs 9610 (Performance Battle)
Galaxy M30 (with Exynos 7904) and A50 (with Exynos 9610) give a steady performance, but the later one saves more battery consumption to give it a longer life since the Exynos 9610 is a 10nm chip whereas 7904 is a 14nm SoC. Both the handsets have Octa-core processor but their clock speeds are different, 1.8GHz and 2.3GHz respectively for M30 and A50.
Talking about graphics, Galaxy A50 offers more excellent animated stuff as it has Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. However, the Samsung M30 houses a Mali-G71 MP2 GPU, which spreads fine graphics on display, but after all behind G72.
Let’s take the help of benchmarking reports to get know how much the performance difference is there between Galaxy M30 and A50.
Geekbench rewarded Samsung M30 with 1327 scores of single-core and 4197 of multi-core performance. On the other side, the Galaxy A50 gets the favor of Geekbench by achieving 1681 scores of single core and 4897 scores of multi-core efficiency.
Now see the AnTuTu scores for overall performance. Galaxy M30 receives 107,400 marks which are significantly lower than 146,355 marks of Samsung A50.
RAMs and ROMs are same 4 or 6 GB and 64 or 128 GB by arrangement. They have a microSD card slot to let the storage expansion up to 512GB.
13MP Vs 25MP (Triple Camera Photography)
This is the section where you feel it difficult to choose the superior one. Both the M30 and A50 have three back cameras, though different resolution. Samsung M30 has 13MP (f/1.9) main optics, 5MP ultrawide lens, and 5MP depth sensor while Galaxy A50 has 25MP (f/1.7) wide-angle lens, 8MP ultrawide and 5MP depth sensor.
According to the specs listing, A50 should be better for higher Megapixels lens, but that’s not true for all the time. Those of daylight images taken by M30 are sharper and more vibrant than Galaxy A50. It happens when we compare AI-powered and HDR shots. Conversely, Samsung A50 becomes well again for portrait and low-light pictures, though they look sometimes oversaturated. Before selecting either Samsung smartphone, let’s see some camera samples below where ‘A’ symbolizes Galaxy A50 while ‘B’ represents Galaxy M30.
Video Recording: Samsung Galaxy M30 and A50 are capable of creating 4k videos and FHD streams at 30fps. But, the EIS is available only in Samsung A50 which stabilizes image while walking and recording.
16MP Vs 25MP (Selfie Comparison)
The M30 smartphone is fine for everyday selfie experience with 16MP (f/2.0) Front Camera. But if you desire a top line selfie-centric phone, the 25MP (f/2.0) front camera owned Galaxy A50 could be your choice. Both they support HDR and FHD video calling equally. However, A50 gets the victory for its sharper shots via selfie cam.
5000mAh Vs 4000mAh Battery (Endurance Test)
Galaxy M30 is powered with a non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh Battery; however, the Samsung A50 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 4000mAh battery. Both they allow 15W Fast Charging. Now, it’s time to compare endurance ratings. M30 wins the race, as it is providing 31 hours of talk time, 25 hours of video and 105 hours of music playback. On the other hand, the A50 gives 20 hours of telephoning, 15 hours of video playback and 85 hours of music. Hence, we can say the Samsung M line smartphone is opted for if you concern handset life.
Again, M30 favors itself when coming to the pricing. The Samsung Galaxy M30 costs $220 as starting 4GB RAM variant while $260 for 6GB RAM option. Talking about the challenger Galaxy A line smartphone, Samsung A50 Price for 4GB and 6GB models are $290 and $320, respectively.
All in all, Samsung Galaxy A50 is a good deal for overall characteristics e.g Gorilla Glass Display, UD Fingerprint, Exynos 9610, EIS recording and higher mega-pixel Selfie Camera.
The M30 is also not a bad choice if you love photography and long-lasting battery life for a modest price.