Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

Specifications
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
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  • 6.6" 720x1600 pixels
  • 48MP 2160p
  • 4-8GB RAM Snapdragon 750 5G
  • 5000mAh 15W
Released 2020, November 11 193g, 8.6mm thickness Android 10, up to Android 13, One UI 5 128GB storage, microSDXC
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Network
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 - Europe
  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 - SM-A426U
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
  2, 25, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - SM-A426U
Speed HSPA, LTE-A, 5G
Launch
Announced 2020, September 02
Status Available. Released 2020, November 11
Body
Dimensions 164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm (6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 in)
Weight 193 g (6.81 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display
Type Super AMOLED
Size 6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~84.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density)
Platform
OS Android 10, upgradable to Android 13, One UI 5
Chipset Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750 5G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
GPU Adreno 619
Memory
Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
 UFS 2.1
Main Camera
Quad 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@480fps
Selfie Camera
Single 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
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Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Positioning GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB USB Type-C 2.0
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery
Type Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging 15W wired
Misc
Colors Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot White, Prism Dot Gray
Models 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)    
Price $ 139.99 / £ 149.00 / € 162.00
Tests
Performance AnTuTu: 324686 (v8)
GeekBench: 1910 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 33fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -30.1 LUFS (Below average)
Battery (old) Endurance rating 144h
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User opinions and reviews

Sammobile and samfrew

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Dec 2023
  • 2GC

Yep Samsung lied to us by claiming a series phones in 2020 or later would get three os updates but as it turns out Samsung likes to only update it's phones if they're one of their favourite countries

  • DANIEL
  • 16 Dec 2023
  • mAP

I own this smartphone series and it does not have an update to Android 13.

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