Huge widescreen displays, powerful processors, and ultra-wide cameras. This inspired line of cinematic smartphones should be a hit for young and old alike. The Galaxy M family is split among three models: the M10, M20, and M30. We’ll go through some of the highlights and see where each model shines, but first we’ll start with the similarities that make them a family. When we’re finished, you’ll be able to pick out the Galaxy M that best fits your lifestyle.
The Galaxy M phones are compatible with GSM/4G LTE networks and come with dual nano SIM cards. With two SIM cards, it’s like having two phones in one, each with access to a unique number—an ideal solution for conveniently combining a work and personal phone. They also all come pre-installed with the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. Now let’s see what’s unique and special about each Galaxy M model.
The first thing is the huge widescreen display. The cinematic aspect ratio is tailor-made for watching movies and TV on the go. While they’re all sized roughly the same, they do differ incrementally as you move up the line. The M10 is 6.2" big, the M20 is 6.3", and the M30 boasts 6.4" of screen real estate. The M20 and M30 bump the resolution up from the M10’s HD+ to FHD+ and incorporate AOD (Always-On Display) technology. If you go with the M30, you’ll get the best quality screen because it switches from TFT to stunning sAMOLED.
We all love to use our phones as cameras, and the Galaxy M family doesn’t disappoint. All feature a pair of rear 13MP wide and 5MP ultrawide cameras, along with a single front camera. Go with the M30 and get a third rear camera. The 5MP depth-sensing cam gives you the ability to blur backgrounds for more pro-level photos. For selfies, image quality ramps up across the line. You get 5MP with the M10, 8MP with the M20, and 16MP with the M30. Switching to video, the M10 and M20 record at Full 1080p HD, with the M30 goes one better with support for 4K.
All the videos, pictures, and apps need to go somewhere. Thankfully, there’s plenty in each model, with capacity doubling between the three. The entry M10 sports 16GB, the M20 32GB, and the M30 tops out with 64GB. The built-in storage on all Galaxy M models can be augmented with an optional microSD card up to 512GB in size
Additional highlights of the Galaxy M line are their sound quality and Wi-Fi speeds. If you go with the M2 or M30, your multimedia’s sound reproduction gets a boost support for Dolby Atmos processing. For the fastest Internet speeds over a local network, the M30 is the only model to support 802.11ac, which gives more bandwidth, 5 GHz for increased range, and support for beamforming.
That’s the Samsung Galaxy M lineup. Want to hit us up with a burning question you can’t believe we didn’t answer? Have a comment or suggestion? Let your voice be heard in the Comments section, below. If you’re tired of reading and just want to buy your very own Galaxy M, you can grab an M10, M20, or M30 online at BandH.com. Each model comes in an attractive Ocean Blue or Charcoal Black.