Samsung Galaxy M30s has been launched in India and the phone packs a massive 6,000mAh battery, a triple rear camera setup at the back, and a 48-megapixel main camera. It features a Super AMOLED display, a waterdrop-style notch, and has a rear fingerprint sensor as well. The new Samsung phone, at its price point, will compete with a host of phones in the Indian market, most notably the two newly launched Realme smartphone offerings – the Realme XT and Realme 5 Pro.
Samsung Galaxy M30s price in India 2019 is Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant. The phone comes in Opal Black, Pearl White, and Sapphire Blue colour options. Samsung Galaxy M30s will be available on Amazon India and Samsung online store from September 29. It must be noted that the aforementioned prices of the Galaxy M30s are special introductory prices for the festive season.
The Realme 5 Pro, on the other hand, was launched in India last month and is priced at Rs. 13,999 for its 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, Rs. 14,999 for its 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 16,999 for its 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. The Realme 5 Pro is available in Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue colour variants on Flipkart and Realme.com. The phone is sold via flash sales for now.
Realme XT price in India starts at Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option, Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option, and Rs. 18,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option. It is available on Flipkart and Realme.com in Pearl Blue and Pearl White colour options.
As for specifications, the Galaxy M30s and the Realme 5 Pro both feature 6.4-inch displays, while the display on the Realme XT is slightly bigger at 6.5-inch. All screens have 1080p resolution and sport waterdrop-style notches. All three phones run on Android Pie but with different skins on top.
The Samsung phone is powered by the Exynos 9611 octa-core processor paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. In contrast, the Realme phones are powered by the Snapdragon 712 SoC, and pack up to 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. All three phones support storage expansion via microSD card.
The Galaxy M30s' triple rear camera setup includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, assisted by a 5-megapixel depth camera, and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a 123-degree field of view.
The Realme 5 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a quad camera setup on the back - with a 48-megapixel primary shooter, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.
The Realme XT also sports a quad camera module – however it houses a 64-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
All three phones sport 16-megapixel front cameras, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 3.5mm audio jack, and dual-SIM slots. The Samsung Galaxy M30s and the Realme 5 Pro come with a rear fingerprint sensor, while the Realme XT has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy M30s has a mammoth 6,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging. In comparison, the Realme XT features a 4,000mAh battery with support 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging, while the Realme 5 Pro houses a slightly larger 4,035mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology and Realme will bundle a 20W fast charger in the box.
Because of the large battery, the Samsung variant is the heaviest at 188 grams, followed by the Realme 5 Pro at 184 grams, and the Realme XT at 183 grams.
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|Model||Galaxy M30s||XT||5 Pro|
|Release date||September 18, 2019||September 13, 2019||August 20, 2019|
|Dimensions (mm)||159.00 x 75.10 x 8.90||158.70 x 75.16 x 8.55||157.00 x 74.20 x 8.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||6000||4000||4035|
|Colours||Opal Black, Sapphire Blue, Pearl White||Pearl Blue, Pearl White||Crystal Green, Crystal Blue|
|Launched in India||-||Yes||Yes|
|Screen size (inches)||6.40||6.40||6.30|
|Resolution||1080x2340 pixels||1080x2340 pixels||1080x2340 pixels|
|Protection type||-||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||1.7GHz octa-core (4x1.7GHz + 4x2.3GHz)||2.3GHz octa-core||2.3GHz octa-core|
|Processor make||Samsung Exynos 9611||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512||256||256|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes||-||Yes|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/2.0) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)||64-megapixel (f/1.8, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25, 1.12-micron) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.75-micron) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.75-micron)||48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.24)|
|Rear autofocus||Yes||Yes||Phase detection autofocus|
|Front camera||16-megapixel||16-megapixel||16-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie|
|Skin||One UI||ColorOS 6||ColorOS 6.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes|