Galaxy A42 5G review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/04/2020, 12:39:51, Updated date: 10/09/2020, 08:39:41

A thorough review of the characteristics and specifications of the Galaxy A42 5G. We provide a detailed evaluation of the phone in terms of usability – including ease of holding, screen visibility, performance, image quality, and multitasking capabilities – as well as functionality, looking at the battery and camera.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Galaxy A42 5G

The camera function of Galaxy A42 5G

The Galaxy A42 5G has an ultrahigh performance 48 MP main camera. This allows you to make high-quality photos and will rarely leave you wanting with regard to camera performance. This will make using your camera fun.

In addition, the front camera of the Galaxy A42 5G has an extremely high resolution with 20 MP. You can take top-notch photos and the camera performance leaves no wishes unfilled. You will enjoy using your smartphone as your camera.

Galaxy A42 5G's size

The Galaxy A42 5G is 3.0 inches (75.9 mm) wide, 6.5 inches (164.4 mm) tall, and 0.3 inches (8.6 mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the Galaxy A42 5G, it weighs about 190 oz (190 g). It feels a little heavy when held with one hand. It may tire your hand out if you operate it for too long a time.

In giving an overall rating to the Galaxy A42 5G, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

Galaxy A42 5G's screen

The Galaxy A42 5G has a 6.6 inch screen. The smartphone has a large, impressive screen, which allows you to enjoy photos and videos to the fullest. It is also very good for writing business documents and doing other work.

The screen of the Galaxy A42 5G is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The CPU performance of Galaxy A42 5G

The Galaxy A42 5G has an extremely high processing power of 2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The Galaxy A42 5G has a very high RAM capacity at 8GB. There are few cases where the RAM capacity would be insufficient, so it is also well suited to multitasking. It's unlikely to feel slow even when switching between several different apps.

The Galaxy A42 5G is an exceptional high-end smartphone. You will be fully content with its performance in all areas. It is a must-have for you if operation performance is important for you.

Galaxy A42 5G's storage capacity

The Galaxy A42 5G has 128GB of data storage, which is perfect for people who frequently take photos and videos. It is suited to taking both photos and videos, and is unlikely to feel inconvenient even with lots of apps or games installed.

Since the Galaxy A42 5G is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

Overall assessment of Galaxy A42 5G

The Galaxy A42 5G is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of Galaxy A42 5G

The merits of Galaxy A42 5G

  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.
  • The extremely high-spec rear camera makes the phone great for taking photogenic and scenic shots.
  • Because the smartphone has a very high performance front camera, you can use it to make great shots of photospots and scenery.

The demerits of Galaxy A42 5G

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Comparing the specifications of Galaxy A42 5G against similar products

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Galaxy A42 5G

49.5-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.9 mm) x 6.5 inches (164.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm)

Galaxy A21s

49.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.3 mm) x 6.4 inches (163.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm)

Galaxy S20 5G UW

59.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (69.1 mm) x 6.0 inches (151.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm)

Galaxy M01

56.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.8 inches (147.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.8 mm)

Galaxy A71 5G UW

50.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.5 mm) x 6.4 inches (162.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm)

Galaxy A01 Core

62.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (67.5 mm) x 5.6 inches (141.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm)

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

52.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.6 mm) x 6.6 inches (167.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.2 mm)

Galaxy M01s

52.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.2 inches (156.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Galaxy A42 5G

54.4-Weight:190 oz (190 g)

Galaxy A21s

53.6Weight:192 oz (192 g)

Galaxy S20 5G UW

63.1Weight:168.1 oz (168.1 g)

Galaxy M01

63.2Weight:168 oz (168 g)

Galaxy A01 Core

70.3Weight:150 oz (150 g)

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

57.2Weight:183 oz (183 g)

Galaxy M01s

63.2Weight:168 oz (168 g)

Galaxy M01 Core

70.3Weight:150 oz (150 g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Galaxy A42 5G

91.0-Display size:6.6 inch

Galaxy A41

90.2Display size:6.1 inch

Galaxy A21s

90.8Display size:6.5 inch

Galaxy S20 5G UW

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

Galaxy M01

85.2Display size:5.7 inch

Galaxy A71 5G UW

91.2Display size:6.7 inch

Galaxy A01 Core

78.8Display size:5.3 inch

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

91.2Display size:6.7 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Galaxy A42 5G

76.2-

Galaxy A41

76.2

Galaxy A21s

49.1

Galaxy S20 5G UW

97.7

Galaxy M01

47.4

Galaxy A71 5G UW

76.2

Galaxy A01 Core

46.5

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

79.3

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Galaxy A42 5G

93.4-RAM size:8GB

Galaxy A41

70.0RAM size:4GB

Galaxy A21s

90.0RAM size:6GB

Galaxy S20 5G UW

93.4RAM size:8GB

Galaxy M01

60.0RAM size:3GB

Galaxy A71 5G UW

90.0RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A01 Core

50.0RAM size:2GB

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

93.4RAM size:8GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Galaxy A42 5G

90.0-Storage size:128GB

Galaxy A41

67.0Storage size:64GB

Galaxy A21s

67.0Storage size:64GB

Galaxy S20 5G UW

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy M01

55.5Storage size:32GB

Galaxy A71 5G UW

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy A01 Core

55.5Storage size:32GB

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

91.5Storage size:256GB

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Galaxy A42 5G

97.8-Rear-camera resolution:48 MP

Galaxy A41

97.8Rear-camera resolution:48 MP

Galaxy A21s

97.8Rear-camera resolution:48 MP

Galaxy S20 5G UW

100.0Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

Galaxy M01

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Galaxy A71 5G UW

100.0Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

Galaxy A01 Core

50.0Rear-camera resolution:8 MP

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Galaxy A42 5G

81.0-Front-camera resolution:20 MP

Galaxy A41

88.0Front-camera resolution:25 MP

Galaxy A21s

71.2Front-camera resolution:13 MP

Galaxy S20 5G UW

64.2Front-camera resolution:10 MP

Galaxy M01

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Galaxy A71 5G UW

97.8Front-camera resolution:32 MP

Galaxy A01 Core

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

64.2Front-camera resolution:10 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Galaxy A42 5G

51.9-Color:Prism Dot Black/Prism Dot White/Prism Dot Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.9 mm) x 6.5 inches (164.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm), Weight:190 oz (190 g)

Galaxy A21s

51.8Color:Black/White/Blue/Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.3 mm) x 6.4 inches (163.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm), Weight:192 oz (192 g)

Galaxy S20 5G UW

61.1Color:Cloud Pink/Cosmic Grey/Cloud White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (69.1 mm) x 6.0 inches (151.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:168.1 oz (168.1 g)

Galaxy M01

59.9Color:Black/Blue/Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.8 inches (147.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.8 mm), Weight:168 oz (168 g)

Galaxy A01 Core

66.2Color:Black/Blue/Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (67.5 mm) x 5.6 inches (141.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm), Weight:150 oz (150 g)

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

54.7Color:Mystic Grey/Mystic Bronze, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.6 mm) x 6.6 inches (167.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.2 mm), Weight:183 oz (183 g)

Galaxy M01s

57.6Color:Light Blue/Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.2 inches (156.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm), Weight:168 oz (168 g)

Galaxy M01 Core

66.2Color:Black/Blue/Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (67.5 mm) x 5.6 inches (141.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm), Weight:150 oz (150 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Galaxy A42 5G

84.5-Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:398 ppi

Galaxy A41

85.7Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:431 ppi

Galaxy A21s

54.2Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1600, Pixel density:269 ppi

Galaxy S20 5G UW

89.3Display type:Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 3200, Pixel density:565 ppi

Galaxy M01

60.3Display type:PLS TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1520, Pixel density:295 ppi

Galaxy A71 5G UW

83.1Display type:Super AMOLED Plus, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:392 ppi

Galaxy A01 Core

63.9Display type:PLS TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1480, Pixel density:310 ppi

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

85.5Display type:Foldable Dynamic AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2636, Pixel density:425 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Galaxy A42 5G

92.5-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750 5G, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Galaxy A41

82.3OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy A21s

89.9OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 850, CPU specs:2.0GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy S20 5G UW

96.3OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865, CPU specs:2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Galaxy M01

71.9OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439, CPU specs:1.95GHz+1.45GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Galaxy A71 5G UW

91.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G, CPU specs:2.4GHz+2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A01 Core

42.6OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6739WW, CPU specs:1.5GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

97.2OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+, CPU specs:3.09GHz+2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Specifications of Galaxy A42 5G

Galaxy A42 5G
ImageGalaxy A42 5G
MakerSamsung
Release date11/2, 2020
ColorPrism Dot Black/Prism Dot White/Prism Dot Gray
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.0 inches (75.9 mm) x 6.5 inches (164.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm)
Weight190 oz (190 g)
Display size6.6 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 2400
Pixel density398 ppi
ChipsetQualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750 5G
CPU specs2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size8GB
Storage size128GB
Rear-camera resolution48 MP
Front-camera resolution20 MP

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