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Samsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A30 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 10 X10Samsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GB
Samsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GB
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A30 X20Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
6.3"
AMOLED

1080x2280

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GB
Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBvsGalaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 2%2%
+Lighter
165 grams (5.78 ounces)vs168 grams (5.88 ounces)
 3%3%
+Thinner
7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
 3%3%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2340 pixelsvs1080x2280 pixels
 1%1%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
403 PPIvs400 PPI
 2%2%
+Larger screen
6.4"vs6.3"
 59%59%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 16MPvs(front) 10MP
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C reversible connector
 14%14%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3500 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot

20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UvsGalaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GB
 46%46%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 167%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
8GB LPDDR4Xvs3GB LPDDR4X
 9 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (230GB user available)vs32GB (24GB user available)
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
UFS 3.0vseMMC 5.1
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum frame, front/back glassvsPlastic body, front glass
 92%92%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MPvs(dual camera) 16MP + 5MP
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasvsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS (2-axis): Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 13%13%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.7 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 2 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

24 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (rear-mounted) / Fingerprint (under display)
Face recognition (unlock)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
5.0 version A2DP/LE
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Gorilla Glass 5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
ModelGalaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBGalaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Also known asGalaxy A30 SM-A305G/Dual-Sim 3GB RAM + 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note10 SM-N970U (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableLatin AmericaUSA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2019August, 2019
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)71.8 x 151 millimeters (2.83 x 5.94 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)168 grams (5.88 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, front glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.8Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.4Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (24GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
256GB (230GB user available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~91.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1080x2280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI400 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat20 (Bands [waiting])
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Main camera(dual camera)
16 megapixels
5MP ultrawide (f/2.2 12mm)
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.1 1/3.6" 52mm 1.0µm PDAF OIS 2x-zoom)
16MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 12mm 1.0µm)
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (2-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Front camera16 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (under display)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Pink, Red, Glow
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Stylus Pen (Bluetooth integration)
- One UI
- Always-on display
- 19:9 ratio and HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- ANT+
- USB Power Delivery 3.0
- Wireless charging: 20W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Battery capacity4000 mAh3500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15W25W
Talk time1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.316 W/Kg (head) | 0.404 W/Kg (body)0.34 W/Kg (head) | 1.59 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered