Motorola Moto G42

Motorola Moto G42 is one of the most affordable smartphones sold by the brand, which features a solid body, understated design and average performance.

Motorola Moto G42

Motorola Moto G42

Editor Rating

Motorola Moto G42 is a nice addition to the entry-level G series of smartphones sold by the popular brand, which features a simple and sleek body made from plastic. The frame is also made from the same material in order to reduce weight while maintaining the rigidity of the device. On the front, you get a vibrant display that features a tiny punch-hole camera cutout to hide the selfie sensor, while the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the power button on the right. On the inside, you get a reliable Snapdragon processor that can handle most day-to-day tasks but don’t expect hardcore gaming performance from this unit.


Bottom Line

Motorola Moto G42 is a nice and affordable smartphone that features a good display, an efficient processor, usable cameras and a large battery to charge it all. Unfortunately, the charging speeds are pretty basic, so it will take some time to get it done.


  • Display
  • Processor


  • Charging
Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2022
Announced Date Thursday June 9, 2022
Released Date Tuesday June 28, 2022
Warranty 1 Year
Versions XT2233-2
Variants 4GB/64GB,$205
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G
Network Technology GSM, HSPA, LTE
Network Speed HSPA, LTE
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 40, 41, 66
5G Bands
Extra Network
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Connectivity Features FM Radio
USB Type-C 2.0
Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Body & Design
Height 160.4 mm
Width 73.5 mm
Thickness 8 mm
Weight 175 g
IP Rating IP52
Colours Atlantic Green, Metallic Rose
Body Features Glass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Screen & Display
Display Type AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Screen Size 6.4 inches
Screen To Body Ratio 83.9%
Ppi 411
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Bezel-less Display Yes, With Punch-Hole Display
Screen Protection
Display Features SGS Low Blue Light Certification
100% DCI-P3 Colour Gamut Coverage
Hardware & Performance
Chipset Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm)
Processor Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver)
Graphics Adreno 610
Storage 64GB
Storage Features eMMC 5.1
Card Slot Yes, MicroSDXC
AnTuTu 254833 (v9)
GeekBench 1567 (Multicore)
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 50 MP, f/1.8 (wide)
8 MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Rear Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 16 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Front Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Phase Detection AutoFocus
LED Flash
Dual Capture
Smart Composition
Spot Color
Shot Optimization
Pro Mode
Portrait Mode
Night Vision
Low Light Stacking
Ultra-wide Distortion Correction
Super Resolution
Digital Zoom
50MP High-Resolution Mode
Speakers Yes, with Stereo Speakers
Multimedia Features Dolby Atmos
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh mAh
Charging Port USB-C
Charging Speed 18W
Fast Charging 18W
Wireless Charging
Reverse Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version Android 12
Custom UI
Custom UI Version
Sensors & Features
Sensors Fingerprint - Button
Magnetometer / Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Features Notification LED

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