Samsung is on a roll with its new M Series handsets. The company launched two of the three M-series handsets, the Galaxy M10, and the Galaxy M20 back in January and followed that up with the launch of the Galaxy M30 earlier this week. Until the launch of the M Series, Samsung’s offerings under the INR 20,000 price bracket were not really value for money propositions. While the M Series handsets can still not be considered out and out value for money devices, this is perhaps the first time that Samsung has a range of compelling handsets in this important price segment.
In this article, we will take a closer look at all three Samsung M Series handsets that are on sale in India.
Samsung Galaxy M30 vs Galaxy M20 vs Galaxy M10: Price in India
Let us start things off by talking about the prices of these handsets.
The Samsung Galaxy M10, the most basic of the three devices, comes in two versions – a base 2GB + 16GB version that has been priced at INR 7,990 and a 3GB + 32GB variant that has been priced at INR 8,990.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 also comes in two versions, a base 3GB+32GB version priced at INR 10,990 and a 4GB+64GB variant that has been priced at INR 12,990.
Lastly, we have the Samsung Galaxy M30 which is offered in two versions; a base 4GB+64GB version priced at INR 14,990, and a 6GB+128GB variant priced at INR 17,990.
Samsung Galaxy M30 vs Galaxy M20 vs Galaxy M10: Specifications comparison
The Samsung Galaxy M10 as obvious from the price tag is the most affordable of the three. It is powered by Samsung’s entry-level Exynos 7870 chipset. The device is offered in 2/16GB and 3/32GB memory options as well. The display on the Galaxy M10 measures 6.2-inches across and is a TFT LCD panel with Asahi Dragon Trail-Pro glass. The M10 gets a dual camera setup at the rear consisting on a 13-megapixel primary sensor mated to a 5-megapixel wide angle camera. The front facing camera is a 5-megapixel unit. The M10 gets a 3400 mAh battery as well. On the software front, the handset runs Samsung’s new Experience UI V 9.5. It also boasts of Widevine L1 certification.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 is the second handset in the M Series line up and is positioned above the Galaxy M10. This phone finds itself being powered by the Exynos 7904 SoC from Samsung. The phone is offered in 3/32GB and 4/64GB options. The M20’s display is a TFT LCD panel that measures 6.3-inches across and has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The camera setup on the phone includes a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel ultra wide angle camera. At the front, the phone gets an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The phone also gets a fingerprint scanner at the rear and also supports face unlock using the front-facing camera. The Galaxy M20 also runs Android 8 Oreo with Samsung Experience version 9.5. Samsung has promised an update to Android 9 Pie soon.
The Samsung Galaxy M30 is currently the most loaded smartphone in the M Series line up. It gets the same SoC as the M20 – the Exynos 7904 but comes in 4/64GB and a 6/128GB variants. The display on the M30 is a 6.4-inch SuperAMOLED panel with a U shaped notch at the top. This panel is also in the tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The camera setup on the Galaxy M30 consists of three different lenses, a primary 13-megapixel sensor, a secondary 5-megapixel wide angle lens, and a third 5-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, the phone gets a 16-megapixel sensor. The Galaxy M30 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience version 9.5. The Galaxy M30 gets a large 5000 mAh battery and supports fast charging as well.