Samsung Galaxy A30 FAQ – 4K Video Recording, Gorilla Glass, Fast Charge

Galaxy A30

Samsung has been on a roll in India. After launching the Galaxy M series, it followed it up with the excellent Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30. The Galaxy A50 is an impressive handset and so is the Galaxy A30. Priced at Rs 16,990, the handset takes on the likes of the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 in India.

Interested in buying the Galaxy A30? Check out our FAQ below which will answer most of your questions surrounding the device like whether it has Gorilla Glass or not, fast charging support, and more.

Samsung Galaxy A30 FAQ

Q) What are the full specifications of the Galaxy A30?

A) The full specs of the Galaxy A30 are as follows:

  • Display: 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity U Super AMOLED display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Exynos 7904, 1.8GHz octa-core chip
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 16MP PDAF, f/1.7 aperture, 5MP ultra-wide angle camera, LED flash
  • Front camera: 16MP, f/2.0 aperture, In-Display flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Hall sensor, Face unlock, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM slots, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable, 15W fast charging
  • Others: Android 9.0 Pie, OneUI, Widevine L1 support, Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) Since the Galaxy A30 features a unibody plastic build it means the battery and rear cover are not removable.

Q) Is the Galaxy A30 water-resistant?

A) There is some confusion regarding this but the Galaxy A30 is not water-resistant.

Q) Is there Always-On Display on the Galaxy A30?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A30 features Always-On Display.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Galaxy A30 features two nanoSIM card slots along with a microSD card slot. This means one can use two SIM cards and one SD card on the phone at the same time.

Q) Is the display on the Galaxy A30 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) No, the Galaxy A30 does not feature Gorilla Glass protection.

Q) Is there a gyroscope and ambient light sensor on the Galaxy A30?

A) Yes! Unlike previous budget offerings from Samsung, the Galaxy A30 does not skimp on the basic sensors and comes with a gyroscope and ambient light sensor.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy A30 located?

A) Its located at the rear just below the camera sensor.

Q) Is there Samsung Pay support on the Galaxy A30?

A) No, the handset does not come with Samsung Pay support.

Q) Is there FM Radio on the Galaxy A30?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A30 has FM radio.

Q) What about IR blaster?

A) No. The Galaxy A30 does not feature an IR blaster.

Q) Is there Widevine L1 support on the device? Meaning can it playback HD videos from Netflix and other streaming services?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A30 has Widevine L1 support for streaming HD videos from Netflix and others.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Galaxy A30?

A) 5.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Galaxy A30?

A) No, you cannot. The handset is limited to recording videos in Full HD resolution at 30fps.

Q) Can the Galaxy A30 record 4K videos?

A) No, the Galaxy A30 cannot record 4K videos.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 9.0 Pie. The handset also features Samsung’s One UI which has been redesigned from the ground up for better usability

Q) Does the Galaxy A30 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Like with many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.

Q) Is there dual VoLTE support on the Galaxy A30?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A30 has dual-VoLTE support which means you can connect to two VoLTE networks at the same time.

Q) Is fast or quick charging supported on the Galaxy A30?

A) Yes! The Galaxy A30 supports 15W fast charging. Even better, Samsung bundles a 15W fast charging adapter with the device.

Q) How much free storage space does the Galaxy A30 have out of the box?

A) Almost 22GB in the 32GB variant. The 64GB variant has almost 52GB of free storage space.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Galaxy A30, though not all of them can be disabled.

Q) Does the Galaxy A30 feature face unlock?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A30 features face unlock.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Galaxy A30?

A) You get the phone, a 15W fast charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, earphones, and some regulatory papers. No case or screen guard is bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A30 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) How many variants of the Galaxy A30 Samsung selling in India?

A) Samsung is selling two variants of the Galaxy A30 in India. The base variant comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage while the second variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Q) What color variants of the Galaxy A30 are being sold in India?

A) Samsung is selling the Galaxy A30 in Red, Blue, and Black colors.

Q) What’s the price of the Galaxy A30?

A) The 4GB RAM  variant of the Galaxy A30 with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 16,990.

Q) When does the Galaxy A30 go on sale and where?

A) You can buy the Galaxy A30 from Amazon. You can buy the phone from here.


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