Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

Samsung has launched a new smartphone, the Galaxy A42, which is compatible with 5G networks and comes with a number of other features.

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

Editor Rating

The device’s display is a 6.60-inch touchscreen. The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is powered by an octa-core processor with two 2.2GHz cores and six 1.8GHz cores that operates at 1.7GHz. It has 4GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has a 5000 mAh battery and Android 10 operating system. The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G supports proprietary quick charging. The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is equipped with a 48-megapixel (f/1.8) primary camera, an 8-megapixel (f/2.2) camera, a 5-megapixel (f/2.4) camera, and a 5-megapixel (f/2.4) camera on the rear. Autofocus is available on the setup of the back camera. It has a 20-megapixel selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.2.


Bottom Line

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is a decent mid-range offering which has a nice display, a reliable processor and a usable camera array. We would have preferred to see faster charging times though.


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Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2020
Announced Date Wednesday September 2, 2020
Released Date Wednesday November 11, 2020
Warranty 1 Year
Versions SM-A426B, SM-A426B/DS, SM-A4260, SM-A426U, SM-A426U1, SM-A426N
SAR EU 1.15 W/kg (head)
1.33 W/kg (body)
Variants 4GB/128GB,$437
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Network Technology GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G
Network Speed
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66
5G Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 41, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - Europe
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 41, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6
Extra Network Hybrid SIM Slot
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Connectivity Features USB Type-C 2.0
FM Radio
Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Body & Design
Height 164.4 mm
Width 75.9 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm
Weight 193 g
IP Rating
Colours Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot White, Prism Dot Gray
Body Features Glass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Screen & Display
Display Type Super AMOLED
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Screen Size 6.6 inches
Screen To Body Ratio 84.3%
Ppi 266
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Bezel-less Display Yes, with Tear Drop Display
Screen Protection
Display Features Infinity-U Display
Hardware & Performance
Chipset Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750 5G (8 nm)
Processor Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
Graphics Adreno 619
Storage 128GB
Storage Features UFS 2.1
Card Slot Yes, MicroSDXC
AnTuTu 324686 (v8)
GeekBench 1910 (v5.1)
GFXBench 33fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
8 MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Rear Camera Video 4K@30fps
Front Camera 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Front Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features PDAF
Speakers Yes, with Mono Speaker
Multimedia Features
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh mAh
Charging Port USB-C
Charging Speed 15W
Fast Charging
Wireless Charging
Reverse Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version Android 10
Custom UI
Custom UI Version
Sensors & Features
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint - Optical
Magnetometer / Compass

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