Samsung Galaxy M30 FAQ

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 2 Mar 2019

Galaxy M30

After the success of the Galaxy M10 and the Galaxy M20, Samsung has now launched the Galaxy M30 in India. The company is taking on the likes of the Redmi Note 7 and offerings from Realme in the online market with the M30. While not as good as them, the Galaxy M30 is still a decent handset by all means. If you plan on buying one, check out our FAQ below.

Our Galaxy M30 FAQ will answer all your questions surrounding the device including whether it comes with fast charging or not, uses Gorilla Glass or not, and more.

Galaxy M30 FAQ

Q) What are the full specifications of the Galaxy M30?

A) The full specs of the Galaxy M30 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: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 13MP PDAF, F/1.9 aperture, 5MP f/2.2 depth sensor, 5MP ultra-wide angle camera, LED flash
  • Front camera: 8MP, 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(2.4), Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh non-removable, 15W fast charging
  • Others: Android 8.1 Oreo, Samsung Experience v9.5, Widevine L1 support, Dolby Atmos

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) Since the Galaxy M30 features a unibody plastic build it means the battery and rear cover are not removable.

Q) Is the Galaxy M30 water-resistant?

A) No, the handset is not water-resistant.

Q) Is there Always-On Display on the Galaxy M20?

A) No. Despite the Galaxy M30 featuring an AMOLED display, it lacks the Always-On Display feature.

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 M30 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 M30 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) No, the display is not protected by Gorilla Glass, though it is a strengthened glass.

Q) Is there a gyroscope and ambient light sensor on the Galaxy M30?

A) Yes! Unlike previous budget offerings from Samsung, the Galaxy M30 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 M30 located?

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

Q) Is there Samsung Pay support on the Galaxy M30?

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

Q) Is there FM Radio on the Galaxy M30?

A) Yes, the Galaxy M30 has FM radio.

Q) What about IR blaster?

A) No. The Galaxy M30 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 M30 has Widevine L1 support for streaming HD videos from Netflix and others.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Galaxy M30?

A) 5.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Galaxy M30?

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

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

A) Android 8.1 Oreo. The handset also features Samsung’s Experience 9.5 UI on top with plenty of customization options and features.

Q) Does the Galaxy M30 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 M30?

A) Yes, the Galaxy M30 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 M30?

A) Yes! The Galaxy M30 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 M30 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 M30, though not all of them can be disabled.

Q) Does the Galaxy M30 feature face unlock?

A) Yes, the Galaxy M30 features face unlock.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Galaxy M30?

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 M30 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 M30 Samsung selling in India?

A) Samsung is selling two variants of the Galaxy M30 in India. The base variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage while the second variant comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

Q) What color variants of the Galaxy M30 are being sold in India?

A) Samsung is selling the Galaxy M30 in Gradation Black and Gradation Blue colors.

Q) What’s the price of the Galaxy M30?

A) The base variant of the Galaxy M30 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 14,990. The 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 17,990. The handset goes on sale on Amazon India from March 7 at 12 noon.

Q) When does the Galaxy M30 go on sale and where?

A) You can buy the Galaxy M20 from Amazon. You can buy the phone from here.

Do you plan on buying the Galaxy M30 over the Redmi Note 7 Pro? Drop a comment and let us know!