Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy A30

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Display

Display size

6.3 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

392 ppi
403 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

80.51 %
85.24 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Quad camera
Dual camera

Main camera

24 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

10 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Autofocus
Ultra-wide

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.9"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

8 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Ultra-wide
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
 

Fourth camera

5 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Depth information
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

24 megapixels
16 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm)
6.24 x 2.94 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

6.46 oz (183 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Pink, Blue
Black, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 512
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

6 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
64 GB

Available to use

108.9 GB
49.6 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3800 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

112.00 hours
77.00 hours

Video playback

19.00 hours
18.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 18, 2018
Feb 14, 2019

FCC ID value: A3LSMA920F link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA305F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.24 W/kg
0.32 W/kg

Body

0.84 W/kg
0.52 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.43 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.40 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Phablet

3.95 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Charger, USB cable, Headphones, SIM removal tool, Documentation
 
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