In this post, we are going to find the answers related to LG K30 features. While shopping for an Android Smartphone you should be completely aware of the available features beforehand. Even after buying the phone, many users are not sure about certain features.
K30 is available with most of the US Carriers. The different variants are K30 AT&T lmx410as, Xfinity lmx410um, Spectrum lmx410ulml, Factory Unlocked lmx410ulmg, MetroPCS lmx410mk, T-Mobile lmx410tk & Boost Mobile/Sprint/Virgin Mobile lmx410pm.
LG K Series offers decent smartphones in budget price. Let’s find out the features present in LG K30 –
LG K30 Features
1. Does LG K30 have NFC?
None of the LG K30 variants offer NFC / Android Pay.
I searched for NFC in “Settings”, no results were found. You can refer to the above screenshots.
I even used a 3rd party app to check NFC and the result is “NFC is unsupported”.
2. Does LG K30 Support MHL?
A few years ago, most of the LG Android Smartphones were Slimport or MHL compatible. It offered wired screen mirroring without an internet connection. Being wired, the frame rate loss is negligible.
Unfortunately, this feature is getting obsolete. Nowadays the phone manufacturers are more inclined towards Miracast which offers Wireless Screen Mirroring.
LG K30 lacks MHL support. I couldn’t find an MHL / Slimport / HDMI adapter that can mirror the K30 screen to a TV.
3. Does LG K30 have a removable battery?
All the K30 variants have a non-removable battery. You can see the above warning from LG. It says “Do NOT attempt to remove the back cover” as the battery is non-removable.
Here is another warning. It says battery replacement by a non-qualified professional can cause damage to your device.
4. Does LG K30 have Wifi Calling?
On your LG K30, you can find wifi calling in Settings < Network Tab < Wi-Fi calling
If yours is a Boost Mobile / Sprint / Virgin Mobile K30, this option is renamed as “Calling Plus”.
We can give the calling preference to Wi-Fi or Cellular Network.
5. Does LG K30 have Screen Mirroring / Miracast?
With Miracast, we can mirror the phone screen to a TV via Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Wireless Display Adapter or without any of these if its an Android Smart TV.
Miracast is present as “Cast” in settings.
I searched for this option in the LG K30 Settings. “Cast” option is missing from K30.
The above screenshot belongs to LG K20 Lineage OS Custom ROM. You can see the “Cast” option is used to “Enable wireless display”
Now the question is, How to Mirror LG K30 screen to the TV.
There are 2 options. We can either use Chromecast and Mirror our Screen via Google Home app or check out the below post –
LG K30 Screen Mirroring without Chromecast
6. Does LG K30 have a SIM Card Slot?
All the K30 variants have a SIM Card slot, be it GSM or CDMA.
Non-SIM CDMA phones are gone. Nowadays even CDMA phones have GSM compatibility.
Let’s eject the LG K30 SIM tray using the SIM ejector tool.
There are 2 slots. One for the SIM card & the other one for Memory Card.
7. Does LG K30 have Speech to text?
LG K30 has a pre-installed QuickMemo+ app. This is a note pad app to save memos.
Launch the QuickMemo+ app.
Tap the “+” icon to add a new memo.
Now tap the “Mic” icon on your phone Keyboard.
No start your dictation. It will convert your “Speech to text” as shown above.
8. Does LG K30 have Wireless Charging / Qi Charging?
Qi charging or Wireless charging is a feature found in high-end phones. Being a budget device, LG K30 lacks this feature. The good news is that there are many 3rd party wireless chargers that can make your K30 Qi-enabled.
LG K30 Wireless Charging – How to enable?
9. Does LG K30 have IR Blaster?
The IR Blaster replicates the Remote Control of your various Home Appliances such as Fan, TV, AC, etc.
Sadly, LG K30 misses this feature.
I used a 3rd party to test this feature.
It says “Your software isn’t compatible with and IR Blaster”.
10. Does LG K30 have Video Calling?
LG K30 does support video calling.
Like Whatsapp, you can find a “Video Calling Dialer” in the phone dialer itself.
Refer to the above screenshots.
11. Does the LG K30 have a Flashlight?
The Flashlight on LG K30 is present in the Notification Panel. You won’t find this option in “Settings”.
Pull down the notification bar and look for “Flashlight”. Tap on it to enable flashlight.
The rear Camera Flash doubles as the Flashlight.
As long as the Flashlight remains on a notification “Flashlight is on” remains visible. You can tap this notification to turn off the flashlight.
12. Does the LG K30 have a Notification Light?
LED Notification light is found in settings by the name of “Blink LED”. I found this option on K40 & Stylo 4. They both have the Notification light.
Let’s search for this option in the LG K30 Settings.
No results are found for this search term.
There is no LED notification light on LG K30.
13. Does the LG K30 have Fingerprint Scanner?
A fingerprint sensor was also present on LG K20 Plus. So, K30 must have this feature.
Go to Settings < General < Lock Screen & Security”.
Tap “Fingerprints” and you will be taken to the “Add your fingerprint” page.
Hit “NEXT” to move ahead.
Place your finger on the fingerprint sensor to add it for unlocking your K30 lock screen.
The Fingerprint is added successfully.
Apart from the above list, there are many more K30 features which are covered in the below table –
|Does LG K30 have?||Answer
|IR Blaster / Infrared Remote Control||✖
|Wireless Charging / Qi Charging ||✖
|Screen Mirroring / Smart View / Miracast||✔
|An SD Card Slot / Expandable Memory ||✔
|A Sim Card Slot ||✔
|Quick Charge / Fast Charging Support||✖
|MHL / HDMI Support||✖
|Removable Battery ||✖
|Gorilla Glass ||✖
|A Gyroscope / VR Compatibility||✔
|USB OTG Support||✔
|Face Recognition / Face Unlock||✔
|A Headphone Jack (3.5mm)||✔
|USB Type C Support||✖
|Android 9 Pie / Android 10 Update ||✖
|Hotspot / Wi-FI Tethering ||✔
|Talk to Text Support||✔
|An Unlockable Bootloader||✖
|A Custom ROM / Lineage OS||✖
|TWRP / Custom Recovery Support||✖