It's been a while since the beginning of its introduction in February 2019, the Samsung Galaxy M30 is now available for the Indonesian market.

This smartphone has been sold exclusively through LazMall with a price tag of Rp. 3,399,000 so that it can be said to be a lower middle class smartphone.

Samsung did launch the Galaxy M family in response to the needs of today's smartphone users who want long battery life that can last up to a full day. Interestingly, Samsung is not only sponsoring a large battery on the Galaxy M30 but also the rear screen and camera.

Not surprisingly, now more and more smartphones with batteries that last a day, including the Galaxy A30. The question is, is smartphone like Samsung Galaxy M30 still worthy to be chosen? Let's look together.

In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy M30 does not offer anything different when compared to its younger siblings. Even at a glance it will be quite difficult to distinguish between where the Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, and Galaxy M30.

For the variant I use it has a Gradation Black color, which looks like the sky at night. While the other variant is the Blue Gradiant which is also no less interesting. I quite like the color that Samsung presents this time because it is very low-profile and still looks charming.

One thing that distinguishes from his sister is a form of notch or bangs owned. This time Samsung prefers the Infinity-U screen which presents a semicircular notch as a stopover for the front camera, allowing the upper bezel to be thinner.

This design also allows the screen to have a screen-to-bezel ratio of up to 92%, which will affect the comfort because it feels wider. Not to mention the Super AMOLED panel spanning 6.4 inches with a resolution of FHD + 2340 x 1080 pixels will further spoil its users.

Consuming entertainment content or just browsing on the Galaxy M30 feels satisfying. The screen is capable of producing very bright colors with a level of dark black that has become typical of Super AMOLED. As a result the images shown are sharper and have accurate colors.

Plus, Samsung also provides Dolby Atmos technology and has a Widevine L1 certificate so that it can provide a better sound experience when users consume entertainment content.

Unfortunately, the Galaxy M30 has not presented a fingerprint sensor on the screen even though it uses a Super AMOLED panel. In fact, vivo S1 which incidentally has a similar price already presents the new technology .

Therefore, the Galaxy M30 fingerprint sensor is placed on the back. The oval shape and the right position with the position of the index finger usually leaned against me to make it difficult to unlock the screen or other authentication quickly.

There is one thing that I like about the design of the back of the Galaxy M30. The house of the three rear cameras does not protrude out so that the smartphone will be flat when placed on a table without additional casings. Something that is rarely found on today's new smartphones.

Overall, the Galaxy M30 offers a design that is not out of date. The presence of a USB-C port and two SIM card slots plus a microSD slot make it has flexible support when used in everyday life.

Moreover, there are also batteries with large capacities reaching 5,000 mAh which ensures the Galaxy M30 can be lit long in a single cas. Samsung itself is staying up if this smartphone is able to play videos continuously for 25 hours or listen to music for 105 hours.

In testing that I did using the PCMark application, the Galaxy M30 was indeed able to last a very long time up to 12 hours 57 minutes, slightly superior to the X reality . This figure is certainly quite high considering the average durability of smartphones currently only around 10 hours.

Galaxy M30 battery was only drained by 14% when I used to play games for 1.5 hours. That way, I don't think smartphone users need to worry about running out of battery during the day if used to play games on the sidelines waiting for a train or during a trip.

Not only that, the Galaxy M30 is also equipped with 15W fast charging technology so that the battery can remain charged fast despite having a large capacity. Therefore, I only need to wait for 1 hour 48 minutes for the battery to charge from 25% to a full total.

Seeing from these results, there is no question about the durability of the Samsung Galaxy M30 because it is its main advantage in this segment. However, usually a smartphone that has a battery will be a little weak on its performance, will the Galaxy M30 suffer the same fate?

Samsung Galaxy M30 itself is controlled by the Exynos 7904 Octa-Core 1.8GHz chipset accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This combination is believed to provide adequate performance for multitask and heavy applications.

Judging from the results of the benchmarks that I get, the performance of this smartphone from Samsung can not be underestimated. The Galaxy M30 received an AnTuTu score of 108,677 while in Geekbench it won 1,326 for Single-Core and 4,185 for Multi-Core.

Interestingly, that number is more or less equivalent to the Samsung Galaxy A30 which has the same price . This means that the Galaxy M30 is superior in terms of general specifications because it has a larger battery.

That performance certainly makes the smartphone navigation experience feel smooth and I can open many applications simultaneously without obstacles. Plus this smartphone has gotten the latest OneUI operating system update from Samsung so that it feels more minimalist and responsive.

Problem gaming capabilities, the Galaxy M30 is quite capable. Some of the games that I tried be it Mobile Legends, Arena of Valor, PUBG Mobile and Free Fire can run on High graphics settings. But sometimes stutter still appears so it's better to lower it a little.

Unfortunately the High Frame Rate feature in Mobile Legends must be absent on this device for those of you who are concerned with these features. Even so, playing games on the Galaxy M30 already felt quite comfortable until the game ended.

So far 2 of the 3 things that Samsung features on the Galaxy M30 have really become its main strength. But for the latter, the camera segment, smartphone users have to compromise a little.

Galaxy M30 itself has been equipped with three rear cameras that have a configuration of 13MP main lens, 5MP depth lens, and 5MP Ultra-Wide lens. As for the need for selfies entrusted to a 16MP resolution camera.

Actually, the Galaxy M30 is able to capture images well in optimal light conditions. The object looks detailed and the resulting color reproduction is fairly good. I can say that its capabilities are more or less the same as the Galaxy A30 in terms of taking photos during the day.

It's just that, when conditions are low light, the camera starts to look difficult to get a good picture. The object details can still be captured quite well, but the luminescence cannot be properly isolated.

The light from the lamp is also sometimes overexposed which causes some parts to be too bright. In addition, the post-processing that is done also seems very aggressive so sometimes the noise becomes very clear.

The same thing I found when I tried to take photos using the Ultra-Wide feature. As for the ability to take photos of bokeh effect, the Galaxy M30 can detect the edges of objects well so as to produce photos with a more natural blurry background.

After seeing from the three things that Samsung has featured on the Galaxy M30, I can say that this smartphone is quite reliable in the lower middle class. Not only does it have a long-lasting battery, okay performance with a captivating multimedia experience is the main added value of the Galaxy M30.

Even this smartphone has also been equipped with various features that are already present such as fast charging and Dolby Atmos. Even though some things like fingerprints on the screen still have to be absent.

Overall, the Galaxy M30 is a smartphone that is suitable for use by mainstream users who aren't adventurous, especially for users who don't want the hassle of always having to charge the battery.