The LG K30 (2019) is like a beefier LG K20 (2019). It features a higher processor, higher RAM and lots more. Despite the fact that it is a beefier K20 (2019), this smartphone still falls in the low end /low-cost smartphone category. In this article, we explore the LG K30 (2019) specs and price.
Where to Buy LG K30 (2019)
LG K30 (2019) Key Specs & Features
- 5.45-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1440 pixels (295 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Built-in Storage, up to 32GB Memory Card
- Rugged Phone (MIL-STD-810G Compliant)
- 8MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
- 3,000 mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery
The Design and Display
In search of a very attractive mobile phone or a mobile phone with an innovative design? The LG K30 (2019) certainly not for you. The smartphone not featuring a beautiful design is part of LG’s strategy in cutting down costs and making this smartphone affordable by many.
Ready to take a trip down the memory lane? Turns out the LG K30 (2019) is a very good tour guide. It brings back a smartphone we thought we weren’t going to see ever again. Turns LG has chosen to stick of the old ways, in an era where low-cost smartphone have begun featuring exceptional designs.
It features a plastic build with glass upfront. On the rear, there is a single camera module, featuring the single-camera itself and a camera flash. Beneath this camera module is the LG logo, which indicates it’s an LG Phone.
Having a single camera on the rear may have sent the signal that this smartphone has some old features, but the setup upfront is a clearer indicator. It is the main reason this smartphone takes you down the memory lane.
Upfront on the LG K30 (2019), there is a 5.45 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 and a screen density of 295ppi. This display is surrounded by huge bezels, something a lot of smartphones have ditched.
There isn’t much to choose from in terms of color variants. Options here are a bit limited. It comes in New Aurora Black and New Moroccan Blue.
In this era were a lot of low-cost smartphones have begun featuring capable camera hardware, trying to rate the cameras on the LG K30 (2019) leaves you with low ratings.
The smartphone features a single camera system on the rear. The camera system houses an 8MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. This camera lets you take photos in HDR as well as in panorama mode. This camera also lets you shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
For selfies, the LG K30 (2019) features a 5MP front-facing camera with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera lets you shoot 720p videos at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The LG K30 2019 is a low-end/low-cost smartphone. This means this smartphone was built to run basic tasks. If you are in need of a smartphone that lets you do a lot of multitasking and intense gaming, then the LG K30 (2019) is certainly not for you.
It features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, which has a processing speed of 1.4GHz. Please note that this processor is a 28-nanometer processor.
It also features 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, with up to 32GB of Micro-SD expansion. There is a 3000mAh battery on this device.
On the software side, the LG K30 (2019) smartphone runs the LG user interface on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Unlike the LG K20 (2019) which runs on the Go edition of Android 9 Pie, you have the full edition of the Android 9 (Pie) operating system here.
The LG K30 (2019) features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB (2.0) port, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0. Please note that this mobile phone doesn’t feature NFC.
This device doesn’t have support for 4G network connectivity, neither does it support 5G connectivity. But it does support 3G internet connectivity and below.
LG K30 (2019) Price and Availability
The LG K30 (2019) price in Nigeria is around 56,000 Naira, which is about 150.94 American dollars.
It is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from offline retails stores near you, as well as online retail stores that ship to your region.
LG K30 (2019) Specs
Here are a few specs of the LG K30 (2019):
- Platform: Android 9 Pie
- Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Processor 1.5GHz
- GPU: PowerVR GE8100
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue
- Dimension: 148.6 x 71.9 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: 152 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.45-inch, IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 480 x 960 pixels (295 PPI)
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 8MP Camera, f/2.0
- Rear Camera Features: panorama, HDR, 1080p @ 30fps
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera, f/2.2
- Built-in Storage: 16GB Internal Storage
- Memory Card Support: up to 32GB microSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes (up to 150 Mbps)
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Micro-USB 2.0 port
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (With Dedicated Mic)
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3000mAh Non-Removable Li-Ion Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No