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Samsung Galaxy F42
Display: TFT LCD, 90Hz
Camera: Triple, 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF 5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ (ultrawide), 1/5.0", 1.12µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
RAM: 6GB, 8GB
CPU: Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
OS: Android 11, One UI Core 3.1
Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
The Samsung Galaxy F42 is a valuable budget choice of device. The Samsung F series is popular for its smartphone offerings with good battery performance and decent set of features.
The Galaxy F42 features a 6.6-inch Full HD display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, as well as a matte aqua and matte black body that looks and feels cool.
Samsung Galaxy F42 Price and Accessibility Review
The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G comes with a starting price of $279. With a smooth colourful display, a long battery life cover up and a decent performing chipset makes it a compatible budget choice.
The Samsung Galaxy F42 can be purchased on electronic retail stores, Amazon and Samsung website.
Samsung Galaxy F42 Design Review
The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is a big display smartphone that comes with a matte finish design on the rear as mentioned earlier. The phones comes in two variabnt colors; Blue amnd Black.
The smartphone features textured lines running diagonally on the rear side. The Samsung Galaxy F42 has its fingerprint sensor on the right side of the phone. The scanner is mounted on the power button making it more accessible to the users. The SIM card tray is placed on the left side of the phone. At the bottom, the device has a USB Type-C charging port paired with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone.
Samsung Galaxy F42 Camera Review
The Samsung Galaxy F42 features a triple camera setup. The rear comprises a 64MP main camera paired with a 5MP ultrawide and a 2MP depth one with Live focus.
Photos clicked during the day especially outdoor as well as indoors, are of good quality with sufficient detail and color reproduction.
Samsung Galaxy F42 Performance Review
The Samsung Galaxy F42 is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor which is a good processor. It can take care of your daily smartphone needs without any major hiccups. The handset offers up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. It can handle multi tasking and will not stutter when switching from one application to another.
It is good for watching videos and OTT content. With a 90Hz refresh rate, scrolling is also smoother and faster.
Samsung Galaxy F42 Battery Life and Charging Review
The device is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that can last easily for more than a day. It comes with a 15w charging adapter. The battery can last up to a full day and more despite usage.
Samsung Galaxy F42 Software Review
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G runs on the company’s own One UI 3 based on Android 11 operating system. There are some pre-installed apps on the phone which you can uninstalled. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G offers system-wide dark modes and can be customised using themes as per one’s choice.
The handset does lag behind in terms of camera performance and quick charging. For a smooth colourful display, a long battery life cover up and a decent performing chipset the Samsung Galaxy F42 becomes a compatible budget choice.
|Announced||2021, September 29|
|Released||2021, October 03|
|Model||Samsung Galaxy F42|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41|
|5G Network||1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G|
|Dimensions||167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm (6.58 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||203 g (7.16 oz)|
|Build Type||Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||TFT LCD, 90Hz|
|Size||6.6 inches, 104.9 cm2 (~82.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~400 ppi density)|
|RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||6GB, 8GB|
|Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||128GB|
|Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Call Record Memory||Yes|
64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ (ultrawide), 1/5.0&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Camera Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video Resolution||[email protected]|
|Camera Dimension||8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)|
|Video Resolution||[email protected]|
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 (7 nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Mali-G57 MC2|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 11, One UI Core 3.1|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.|
|Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.|
|Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|FM Radio||FM radio, recording|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.|
|Audio Jack Type||Yes, 3.5mm|
|SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.||Yes|
|MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.|
|Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.||Yes|
|IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.||Yes|
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||5000mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 15W|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Colors||Matte Aqua, Matte Black|
SAR: 0.47 W/kg (head)
SAR EU: 0.94 W/kg (head) 1.23 W/kg (body)
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- USB-C to USB-C cable.
- SIM ejection tool.
- Quick Start Guide.