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All About The Samsung Galaxy A42

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

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What You Should Know About The Galaxy A42





Considering their rivals:

- Its global score is 10% below the average. (5.18 vs. 5.73).

- 81% of its rivals have an AMOLED display.

- 31% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 69% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 58% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 15% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- It has a lower number of Dots-Per-Inch (about 37% below) than the average (265 DPI vs. 423 DPI).

- Its picture quality score is 16% above the average (92 vs. 79.00).

- 19% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- One hour of talking, plus one hour of web browsing, and one hour of video playing will let a full charged battery at about 88%, which is more than the average, at 82%.

- Fast charging is 34% slower than the average (15w vs. 23w).

- 42% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- 4% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- 58% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 12% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- Internal storage is above the average. (128GB. vs. 89GB.).

- 77% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 81% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 4% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- 96% of its rivals have NFC.

- 77% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    AMOLED
    Battery Life
    Fast Charging
    MicroSD Slot
    3.5mm Jack





  • Cons 
    Screen Resolution
    Always-On-Display
    Wireless Charging
    Weight
    Glass Protection





  • Price 

    Amazon: $0

    eBay: $380

    BestBuy: $0

    Walmart: $0

  • Performance 
    Year: 2020
    Updates: 4 years
    Snapdragon 750
    Adreno 619
    Android 10
    Geekbench 5: 1910




  • Display 
    6.6" 720x1600
    265 DPI
    No Glass Prot.
    AMOLED
    No Always-On
    60 hz
    Notch: Teardrop
    570 Nits




  • Cameras 
    4 Cameras

    Without OIS
    With HDR
    1 LED flash
    2160p (4k)


    Dxo/Tek Score: 92

  • Main Camera 
    48 MP
    12 MP (2x zoom)
    f/1.8
    26mm
    Sensor size: 1/2.0
    Pixel size: 0.8

     
    Selfie 
    20 Mp f/2.2
  • Other Cameras 
    8 Mp f/2.2 13mm
    Wide-Angle

    5 Mp f/2.4
    Macro Sensor

    5 Mp f/2.4
    Depth Sensor


  • Body 
    164x75x8 mm
    6.46x2.96x0.32 in
    193g. / 6.81oz.
    Front Glass
    85% STBR
    Looks: 5.5/10
    Fingerp.: Display


  • Colors 
    Prism Dot Black
    Prism Dot White
    Prism Dot Gray






  • Battery 
    5000mAh
    Charging: 15w
    Wireless: No

    1T+1W+1V*: 88%
    1T+3W+1V*: 78%
    1T+1W+3V*: 80%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 4GB
    Storage: 128GB
    Expandable

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 5G
    3.5mm jack: Yes
    Bluetooth: 5.0
    NFC: Yes



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    Galaxy A32
    #1$264
    Galaxy A50
    #2$265
    Mi 9T
    #3$270
    Mi 9t
    #4$270
    Galaxy A42
    #15$329
  • Global Score 
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #17.38
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #27.32
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #36.86
    Gal. S20 FE 5GEX
    #46.86
    Galaxy A42
    #265.18
  • Performance 
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #17.5
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #27.5
    iPhone SE 2
    #37.4
    Mi 11 Lite
    #46.8
    Galaxy A42
    #185.2
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #19.8
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #29.1
    Gal. S20 FE 5GSD
    #39.1
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #49.1
    Galaxy A42
    1.4
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #16.7
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #26.7
    Galaxy A71
    #36.7
    R.Note 10 Pro Max
    #46.6
    Galaxy A42
    #66.6
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Galaxy S9
    #1567
    Galaxy S9 Plus
    #2530
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #3525
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #4523
    Galaxy A42
    265
  • Cameras 
    Mi 11 Lite
    #18.9
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #27.9
    Gal. S20 FE 5GEX
    #37.7
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #47.7
    Galaxy A42
    #335.4
  • Camera MP 
    R.Note 10 Pro Max
    #1108
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #2108
    Galaxy A32
    #364
    XT
    #464
    Galaxy A42
    #1448
  • Zoom (mm) 
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #176
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #276
    iPhone 8 Plus
    #357
    iPhone 7 Plus
    #456


  • Body 
    Galaxy S9
    #18.5
    Pixel 4
    #28.2
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #38.1
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #47.6
    Galaxy A42
    1.5
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #192
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #289
    Galaxy A51
    #388
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #488
    Galaxy A42
    #1385
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #110
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #210
    Galaxy S9
    #39.6
    Galaxy S9 Plus
    #49.4
    Galaxy A42
    #285.5
  • Weight (g) 
    Pixel 4a
    #1143
    iPhone 8
    #2148
    iPhone SE 2
    #3148
    Mi 11 Lite
    #4159
    Galaxy A42
    #30193
  • Size (mm) 
    iPhone 8
    #1138
    iPhone SE 2
    #2138
    Pixel 4a
    #3144
    Galaxy S9
    #4147
    Galaxy A42
    #32164
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #17.4
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #27.4
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #37.1
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #47
    Galaxy A42
    #56.9
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy A42
    #188
    Galaxy A32
    #286
    Galaxy M30s
    #386
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #485
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #585
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy A42
    #178
    Galaxy A32
    #275
    Galaxy M30s
    #374
    Mi 10T Lite
    #474
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #571
  • Battery:Video* 
    Galaxy A42
    #180
    Galaxy A32
    #276
    Galaxy M30s
    #376
    Mi 9t Pro
    #475
    Mi 9T Pro
    #575
  • Fast Charging. 
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #145
    R.Note 10 Pro Max
    #233
    Mi 10T Lite
    #333
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #433
    Galaxy A42
    15
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #115
    Gal. S20 FE 5GEX
    #215
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #315
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #415


  • Storage 
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #17.5
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #27.5
    Galaxy A42
    #37.5
    Mi 11 Lite
    #47.5
    P30 Lite
    #57.5
  • Int. Storage 
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #1128
    Pixel 4a
    #2128
    6T
    #3128
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #4128
    Galaxy A42
    #5128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #112
    7T
    #28
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #38
    Mi 9t
    #46
    Galaxy A42
    4
  • Connectivity 
    Galaxy A42
    #19.5
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #29
    Galaxy A32
    #38.5
    Galaxy A50
    #48.5
    Mi 9t
    #58.5


 Rivals 
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
    Galaxy S20 FE
    $359   6.86

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
    Mi 11 Lite
    $349   6.78

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
    Galaxy S9 Plus
    $305   6.36

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S9
    Galaxy S9
    $305   6.34

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A52
    Galaxy A52
    $380   6.21

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    R.Note 10 Pro
    $338   6.15

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
    R.Note 10 Pro Max
    $292   6.08

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    $299   6.04

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
    Mi 9 Lite
    $317   5.91

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7T
    7T
    $329   5.9

    Compare


  • Realme

    Realme XT
    XT
    $290   5.79

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
    Mi 10T Lite
    $325   5.78

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A32
    Galaxy A32
    $264   5.76

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 6T
    6T
    $300   5.67

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
    Mi 9T Pro
    $385   5.67

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9t Pro
    Mi 9t Pro
    $385   5.67

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 4
    Pixel 4
    $386   5.67

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 4a
    Pixel 4a
    $299   5.64

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A71
    Galaxy A71
    $379   5.62

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30 Lite
    P30 Lite
    $350   5.45

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XR
    iPhone XR
    $344   5.37

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A51
    Galaxy A51
    $337   5.23

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A50
    Galaxy A50
    $265   5.17

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9t
    Mi 9t
    $270   5.14

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9T
    Mi 9T
    $270   5.14

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone SE 2
    iPhone SE 2
    $380   5.11

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy M30s
    Galaxy M30s
    $300   4.94

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 8
    iPhone 8
    $370   4.82

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 8 Plus
    iPhone 8 Plus
    $390   4.81

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 7 Plus
    iPhone 7 Plus
    $375   3.74

    Compare


The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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