Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Display: Super AMOLED
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)
RAM: 6GB, 8GB
CPU: Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
OS: Android 11, One UI 3.1
Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is another smartphone out there which you would love to choose from if you are on a specific budget. The Galaxy M42 5G stands to be the first 5G smartphone in the M-series, with an amazing performance and decent battery life.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Price and Accessibility Review
The Galaxy M42 buyers can have a smile on their faces due to its price tag. The fact that you are getting so much for $270 dollars is something to be excited about.
The Galaxy M42 can be purchased in retail stores, on Aamazon and on the Samsung website.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Design Review
When it comes to looks, the Galaxy M42 5G looks quite decent. The design isn’t so much of an attraction, there is quite nothing remarkable about the design. The Galaxy M42 comes in a big 6.6-inch display with reasonably slim edges all around. The Smartphone comes in Samsung’s ‘Glasstic’ design.
In size, the Samsung Galaxy M42 is 8.6mm in thickness and weighs 193g which isn’t so heavy. The Galaxy M42 SIM slot is on the left of the plastic frame, while the 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and loudspeaker are at the bottom. The Quad camera is located at the back of the device.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Performance Review
The Galaxy M42 5G is powered by a Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G. The enables multitasking, playing of tedious games like Call Of Duty, Asphalt etc, loading of apps and any other activity carried out on it smooth without a sign of lagging or stuttering. The Galaxy M42’s in-display fingerprint scanner is quick to unlock the phone and never needs a second attempt.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Camera Review
The Galaxy M42 comes with a quad camera setup which is quite standard. The Samsung Galaxy M42’s quad camera includes; a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and a 5-megapixel macro camera. As for the selfie camera, it is a single 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide) at the front.
The Camera blurs the background and takes a detailed photo of what is set before it. Selfies are beautifies by default, this smoothens skin textures. Videos are recorded at 4K at 30fps.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Battery Life and Charging Review
The Galaxy M42 5G is fueled by a 5000mAh capacity, with 15 W fast charging support. With a average screen time in a day, plus other task that the phone will carry out the battery could take you through the whole day before charging. Samsung however, lowers the phone’s brightness once the battery gets to 15%. When the battery is completely drained it takes almost 2 hours to be fully charged.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Software Review
When it comes to software, the Galaxy M42 5G runs Android 11, One UI 3.1. If you are a die hard fan of Samsung brands then you should be familiar with the OneUI.
In general, the Galaxy M42 5G is a very a functional and efficient device, it is in fact the most affordable Samsung 5G smartphones that they have to offer. It comes in a well packaged processor and its performance is top notch.
|Announced||2021, April 28|
|Released||2021, May 01|
|Model||Samsung Galaxy M42 5G|
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 &amp;amp; SIM 2
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41|
|5G Network||1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 41, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G|
|Dimensions||164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm (6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||190 g (6.70 oz)|
|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.||Hybrid 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)||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)|
|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 (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Call Record Memory||Yes|
48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0&amp;quot;, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Camera Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video Resolution||4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@480fps|
20 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
|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.||Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 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 Kryo 570 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570)|
|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.||Adreno 619|
|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 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|
|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||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 (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, compass
Virtual proximity sensing
|Colors||Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot Gray|
- A Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
- A USB-C cable.
- A printed setup guide and instructions.
- A SIM card tool.