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Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (Galaxy A Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 570 (Cortex-A77/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.60 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 266 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 108 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/​2/​3/​4/​5/​7/​8/12/​17/​20/​28/​38/​40/​41), 5G (n1/​3/​5/​7/​8/​28/​40/​41/​78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 164.4 x 75.9 ( = 0.34 x 6.47 x 2.99 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15-watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.8, phase-detection AF, LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 8.0 MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 5.0 MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (camera 3); 5.0 MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/​2.2, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 1.154 W/​kg (Head), 1.334 W/​kg (Body);, fanless
Weight
193 g ( = 6.81 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
369 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.13% - average
Average of 22 scores (from 34 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 189%, features: 65%, display: 71% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

79.8% Samsung Galaxy A42 5G smartphone review – Fast Samsung phone with modern network connection | Notebookcheck
One of the Koreans' most popular mid-range models is now also being equipped with the fastest mobile network standard to date. In addition, there's more storage, a bigger battery, and a macro camera compared to the predecessor. However, we'll also have to cover the steps taken backwards by the device in this review...
65% Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Review: Stuck In The Middle
Source: The Verge English
If you think you’ll want a little more than the A42 5G has to offer, then the $500 A52 5G is a good step-up option with a bit of a better camera, a great high refresh rate screen, and the added peace of mind of IP-rated waterproofing. If you can find a Pixel 4A 5G in stock anywhere, that would be another good alternative at $500 with a better camera, faster processor, and cleaner software. It offers a smaller 6.2-inch screen, though, and again, you’ll have a hard time finding one new at this point since its successor, the Pixel 5A, will likely be arriving in the near future. If none of the above suits you, then the A42 5G really isn’t a bad choice. Its healthy support policy, decent overall performance, and robust battery life make it one of the best options from Verizon for around $400. Just don’t get too excited about mmWave.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 65%
70% Galaxy A42 5G long-term review: You can do worse for $400
Source: Android Police English
After spending more time with it, I’ve grown to love the Samsung Galaxy A42’s striking design. This is a shiny phone, almost metallic-looking in person, but it also offers an iridescent reflection peppered with an eye-catching dot pattern. I know it's a silly thing to highlight, and yet for me, it makes all of the difference. I still notice how compelling this phone looks a month later, which I didn't expect from a middle-of-the-road Samsung device. It's a stunner, no bones about it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy A42 5G review: Ready for an adventure
Source: Android Central English
The 5,000mAh battery will let you get two full days out of the A42 — even when you're having to bounce between 4G, Sub6, and UWB on Verizon. The screen is vivid and easy to read outdoors, but the triple-camera setup here is a distinct downgrade from other A-series offerings.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy A42 review: Battery champ, display slouch
Source: Android Authority English
Samsung mostly covered its bases with the Galaxy A42. The phone is a solid package that offers a lot in the way of functionality. It boasts an appealing design that may not be for everyone, but at least it stands out as unique. The screen is big and bright, even if it is lower resolution than some competitors. There’s a very welcome headphone jack and though the speaker is a mono affair it delivers solid sound. Memory card support is also a nice bonus alongside the 128GB of built-in storage. Overall though, the Samsung Galaxy A42 struggles to truly carve a niche among tough competition. Plenty of ~$400 phones swim in the same sea and have better screens and cameras. If there’s one reason to champion the Galaxy A42 above its peers, it is surely battery life. Buy the A42 for its stellar battery power over any other reason.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy M42 Review: A Well-Rounded 5G Phone With Cheaper Alternatives
Source: Tech2.in.com English
But you also need to consider that, while its a good smartphone overall, the Rs 21,999 price tag still feels unfair, just for the added 5G connectivity, especially when Samsung has cut some corners with the HD+ display. In the same price segment, Samsung’s own Galaxy M32 or M31, Galaxy M51, Galaxy F62 are good alternatives. And if you are looking for smartphones outside of Samsung, then the Poco X3 Pro, OnePlus Nord/Nord CE, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Motorola G60, iQoo 3, Mi 10i or Realme X3 SuperZoom, are all great alternatives, and some of these also offer 5G connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2021
70% Galaxy A42 5G review: Right down the middle
Source: Android Police English
The Galaxy A42 5G I reviewed is a carrier device, but you can also grab one unlocked. If you're not married to Verizon, Samsung's cheaper A32 ($280 retail) and slightly more expensive A52 ($500 retail) may be better options, depending on what you're looking for, hence the odd positioning of the A42 in the market. Of course, there are fewer options if you want to buy a 5G Samsung phone direct from Verizon, so the A42 is easier to recommend on Big Red's network. Regardless of where you get it, the A42 5G is a solid phone that packs exceptional build quality. Performance is snappy, even though you only get 4GB of RAM, and the large battery means you'll avoid range anxiety. You can also expect expedient and long-term software support, though the massive amount of pre-installed bloatware should have lowered the price a little further, in my opinion. Also, the cameras are just good enough but don't really offer anything special.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Review: Good phone, Poor value
Source: XDA Developers English
The Galaxy A42 5G might have been a more compelling phone last year, when it was first released outside the United States, but I’m not sure it’s as good of a purchase in 2021 at $399. It’s definitely not a bad phone, with its speedy internal hardware and massive screen, but it feels like less of a value compared to other recent phones. The Galaxy A52 5G is $100 more than this phone and has a better (but still plastic) build, a display with twice the refresh rate (120Hz), and improved cameras. If you can spend the extra money, the Galaxy A52 5G is likely a better investment. On the other side of the price spectrum, the Galaxy A32 5G is Samsung’s cheapest 5G phone at $280, and isn’t much worse than the A42.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2021
60% Samsung Galaxy M42 review: A dependable mid-range smartphone
Source: Gadgets Now English
Samsung Galaxy M42 comes with a good build quality and it also offers a powerful mid-range processor. The smartphone comes with the latest operating system and will get three more Android updates in the future. It comes with a starting price tag of Rs 21,999 which makes it an affordable 5G smartphone. In our opinion this smartphone is for the people who only want to purchase a Samsung phone. The smartphone will face stiff competition from Realme 8 5G smartphone which is available at Rs 22,999.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Galaxy M42 5G (A42 5G) review: Forget 5G, get it for gaming performance
Source: Sam Mobile English
So, should you buy the Galaxy M42 5G? Only if you’re looking for an affordable phone with excellent gaming performance and support for 5G networks. For everything else, there are better alternatives on the market, such as the Galaxy A32. It doesn’t have 5G or great gaming performance but gets you a better display (with a 90Hz refresh rate) and main camera and similar battery life and software features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2021
70% Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Review: Affordable 5G, But at a Cost
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Galaxy M42 5G is now the most affordable 5G smartphone that Samsung has on offer. It packs in a capable processor and offers good performance. However, Samsung has cut some corners with the display. An HD+ resolution at the Rs. 21,999 price point is highly disappointing. Given that 5G networks are still not available in India, you could consider the Galaxy F62 to be a worthy alternative. If you are looking specifically for a 5G-ready smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 10i (Review)and the Realme X7 (Review) are better alternatives to the Galaxy M42 5G at this price level.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
60% Samsung Galaxy M42 5G review: an affordable 5G phone with some caveats
Source: 91mobiles English
The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G starts at Rs 21,999 for the 6GB RAM variant and while the phone gets a couple of things right, the smartphone’s lacklustre display and its uninspiring design stick out like a sore thumb. What’s more, the device faces stiff competition from the likes of Xiaomi’s Mi 10i too which, pound for pound, offers better specs and performance. Lest I forget, the company’s Galaxy F62 (review) retails for around the same price too and puts forth a more well-rounded package as well. Consequently, unless you’re looking for the cheapest 5G phone from Samsung, you might want to spend your hard-earned bucks elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy M42 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
The Samsung Galaxy M42 has all that it takes to be a perfect midranger, let it be the CPU itself, the Snapdragon 750G is a king in its class, other than that is the Super AMOLED display, 5G capabilities, Android 11 out-of-the-box, the reliable battery life, and good cameras, aside from its new eye-catchy Prism design, however, the only two downsides we think are its display resolution which is the HD+ and the standard 60 Hz refresh rate, otherwise would be a strong contender in its class at this price (₹21,999). If it doesn’t bother you, this could be one of the best non-Chinese smartphones available in India.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2021
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G First Impressions: 5G for Everyone?
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Samsung has picked a powerful processor for the Galaxy M42 5G to take the battle to the competition. While the Rs. 21,999 starting price is competitive, it does make me wonder whether Samsung has cut corners to reach it. So is the Galaxy M42 5G a smartphone worth recommending? I'll answer this in the full review, coming soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2021
Samsung Galaxy A42 Display and Frame Replacement
Source: Ricks Tech English
Support, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2021
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Review
Source: Yugatech English
If you are coming from a smartphone with a 1080p display, it might take some time to get used to the Galaxy A42 5G’s 720p display. Still, if you’re not that nitpicky when it comes to the display category, the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones on this tier.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2021
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Review
Source: Yugatech English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy A42 5G review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy A42 5G is a cheap 5G mid-ranger, which excels in everything it does - gaming, browsing, multimedia, office apps, and whatnot. It has a large AMOLED screen and a beefy battery to keep whatever you are doing for quite some time. So, yes, the Galaxy A42 5G seems like a great chap.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G with flagship-level features at only RM1599?
Source: Tech Nave English
In addition to that, the phone comes with the Samsung Knox feature, which is usually available on Samsung flagships only. It allows users to safely store personal data onto the smartphone, so it's particularly suitable for high-ranking business execs. With Knox, you can prevent information stored in the smartphone from being easily leaked.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2020
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G performance test - Is this another value for money mid-range phone?
Source: Tech Nave English
The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is now on sale in Malaysia at the price of RM1599. If you purchase it during this month, you will be entitled to free YouTube Premium access for two months. Of course, you will need to be a Samsung member first and activate it. To learn more about the phone, you may visit Samsung's official online store here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2020
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Hands-On Review: Sammy’s Affordable 5G Option
Source: Unbox English
The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has a lot of things that we’ve come to enjoy from their other offerings and the addition of Qualcomm’s mid-range 5G-ready processor would have made it easier to recommend for people looking to prepare themselves for the expanding network in the Philippines. But this price bracket has always been contentious and it will definitely have a tough time going against other brands’ products that offer a better price to performance ratio; especially with all the compromises, they’ve made for this model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2020

Foreign Reviews

80% Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 75%
84% Samsung Galaxy A42 5G: Test von Kamera, Display, Akku, Tempo, Preis-Vergleich
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 84%
Análisis Samsung Galaxy A42: un móvil eficaz pero peculiar
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice cameras. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2021
80% Recensione SAMSUNG GALAXY A42 5G
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% display: 79% mobility: 86% workmanship: 80%
78% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A42 5G: l’essenza del medio gamma Samsung (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 65% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
73% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A42 5G: preciso ma un po' strozzato
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 61% features: 67%
70% Test du Samsung Galaxy A42 5G : des concessions pour rendre accessible la 5G
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Test du Samsung Galaxy A42 : la 5G pour pas cher, mais peut mieux faire
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 770% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
90% Test Samsung Galaxy A42 5G : le smartphone qui rend la 5G accessible à tous
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Test du Samsung Galaxy A42 5G : une belle proposition
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Support 5G; good price; solid workmanship; nice performance; big screen; decent connectivity; great cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2021
100% Samsung Galaxy A42 5G test | god billig smartphone
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
83% Samsung Galaxy A42 5G [TEST]: Helstøbt 5G-mobil til fornuftig pris
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
68% Test: Samsung Galaxy A42 5G – Raketfart i sakta mak
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 68%
60% Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
Source: Puhelinvertailu →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 619: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 750G) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance is a lot better than the old Adreno 612.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


SD 750G 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 570 cores (two fast ARM Cortex-A77 cores at up to 2.2 GHz and six small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz) and a fast X52 5G modem (up to 3700 Mbps download). The SoC is manufactured in the modern 8 nm process.» 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.


0.193 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


74.13%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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