Samsung Galaxy A42 Review

Score: 87 / 100

Samsung Galaxy A42 is a fascinating device released a few years ago, counting with an enormous 6.6" screen, a high speed 2200 MHz Octa-Core CPU, and two cameras, a 48 MP back facing camera and a 20 mega-pixels front-facing camera. We will get a better idea about this cellphone's characteristics when we get into deeper details.

This device is available in three different colors, prism dot black, prism dot grey and prism dot white. It seems like Samsung decided not to care so much about the weight in this 6.81 oz cellphone. This phone has a beautiful design, with a thickness of just 0.34". Though this phone only has 6.47" long, it's able to fit a a 6.6" display.

Samsung packed this phone with a nice 6.6-inches screen, and a resolution of 720 x 1600 , which makes everything look great.

Samsung decided to sell this device with a great Octa-Core processing unit speeding at 2200 megahertz, included in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 system chip and a big 4 GB of RAM. A key advantage of this cellphone is its astonishing 128 GB internal memory and an external memory card slot, enough to install hundreds of applications without thinking about filling it.

This phone counts with WiFi connection (and it can provide it to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), 5G amazingly fast data connection, LTE-A 4G high speed connection type and also HSPA+ connection type (a bit slower 4G type) and the fastest 3G internet connection, using HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This phone works with a Nano SIM card for GSM services.

The Samsung Galaxy A42 has two cameras, a 48 megapixels back side camera and a 20 MP front side camera. It is capable of filming videos in 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 frames per second, and slow motion videos in 1280x720 (HD) at 480 frames per second (16 times slower than regular videos).

The Samsung Galaxy A42 uses an inmense 5000 mAh non-removable battery, enough to provide the A42 with an incredibly long battery life. An issue to take into consideration is that this device's battery isn't replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins to have trouble holding its charge, although with such a big battery you will probably replace this phone before it becomes an issue.

This device also includes a wide variety of useful characteristics such as Fingerprint Identification, NFC, Bluetooth (5.0 ) and GPS Localization, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

No matter whether you will use it as a work phone, are looking for a device to mostly use social networks and internet browsing, will use this phone to play tons of games or are a photography fan, this phone is probably the correct option for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 11, 10
Also Known As:Samsung Galaxy A42 5G||Samsung SM-A426B/DS
Dimensions:6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inchesMetric16.43 x 7.59 x 0.86 cmImperial
Weight:6.81 ouncesMetric193.06 gImperial
Colors:Prism Dot black, Prism Dot grey and Prism Dot white
Release date:2020-11-06


Screen Type:Super AMOLED
Size:6.6 inchesMetric16.8 cmImperial
Resolution:1600 x 720 pixels
Pixel density:266 pixels per inchMetric104.72 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Processor:Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm (Octa-Core 2200 MHz)
RAM Memory:4 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 619
Internal Memory:128 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)


Capacity:5000 mAh


Back camera:48 megapixels
Front camera:20 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (480 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Slow Motion Video (16 times slower)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
5G Bands:n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Technologies:5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor