LG K42

Specifications
LG K42
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  • 6.6" 720x1600 pixels
  • 13MP 1080p
  • 3GB RAM Helio P22
  • 4000mAh 10W
Released 2020, September 21 182g, 8.4mm thickness Android 10, up to Android 11 64GB storage, microSDXC
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Also known as LG K52 in Brazil

Network
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38 - Europe
  1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 - Australia
Speed Yes, 384 kbps
Launch
Announced 2020, September 21
Status Available. Released 2020, September 21
Body
Dimensions 165 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm (6.50 x 3.02 x 0.33 in)
Weight 182 g (6.42 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 MIL-STD-810G compliant*
*does not guarantee ruggedness or use in extreme conditions
Display
Type IPS LCD
Size 6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~83.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density)
Platform
OS Android 10, upgradable to Android 11
Chipset Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR GE8320
Memory
Card slot microSDXC
Internal 64GB 3GB RAM
 eMMC 5.1
Main Camera
Quad 13 MP, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ (ultrawide), 1/5.0", 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Selfie Camera
Single 8 MP, (wide)
Video 1080p@30fps
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Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Positioning GPS
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Battery
Type Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
Charging 10W wired
Misc
Colors Gray, Green
Models LMK420, LM-K420, LMK420H, LM-K420H, LMK420E, LM-K420E, LMK420Y, LM-K420Y
Price About 140 EUR

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User opinions and reviews

After I disabled most of the unwanted pre-installed apps, the phone became much snappier to operate on Android 12. Now it feels as fast as Android 11.

The lack of software optimization is the main reason why both my LG G8X's runs on Android 10 (I downgraded one of them from Android 11 to Android 10), while with cheap and cheerful K42 I took the risk of Android 12 update and hence not so satisf...

  • T4techdroid
  • 10 Apr 2023
  • sSM

LG K42 had Helio P22 processor with Android 12 . That's the main issue an outdated processor released in 2018 (p22) . Also lack of software optimization make the device more crappy choppy . Too many bugs ! Still not fixed. Even laggwhile multi...

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