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LG K42

Specifications

LG K42
LG K42 (K Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.60 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 266 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 165 x 76.7 ( = 0.33 x 6.5 x 3.02 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Quad: 13MP (27mm, 1/3.1", 1.12µm) + 5MP (f/2.2, 1/5.0", 1.12µm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
182 g ( = 6.42 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
150 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the LG K42

LG K42 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
The LG K42 so far has gained great impressions in its design, it is a military-grade MLT-STD-816G complaint, has a unique wave pattern on the back, and gives a comfortable grip. The display on the other hand is bright despite being a 720p. But due to the weak CPU and the average cameras, rivals may outperform the LG K42. It can be a good alternative to the Chinese rivals, as far as you are not concerned about the performance and cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2021
60% LG K42 review: Close but no cigar
Source: Gadgets Now English
Summarising the LG K42, the phone has a new design, a large display, a decent battery life and an average camera performance. Though the phone fairs well on many fronts, what may not work is the price segment in which it falls. Brands like Xiaomi, Realme and for that matter, even Samsung offer multiple options in this price range. And to be fair, they come with more features than offered by LG K42. At Rs 10,990, LG K42 may not be a deal-breaker, but if you can get hold of it at a lesser price, it can be a good option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% LG K42 review: This beauty is not a beast
Source: The Indian Express English
The LG K42 is a good looking device, but fails to stand out in any other area. The phone’s looks are great and can turn heads, but a phone that doesn’t have the performance, the camera optics, or the battery life to stand out in a sea of competitors cannot be a good recommendation. Further, the LG K42’s grippy and good looking back is rendered pointless if you have to snap on a case to protect the phone anyway.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Imagination PowerVR GE8320: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Helio P22 MT6762: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.60":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.182 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


LG:

LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2021-04-24 (Update: 2021-04-24)