Samsung Galaxy F42 5G

Launch Date : 29, September, 2021
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G
20,999
Highlights
  • 128GB Storage / 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • 64MP + 5MP + 2MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 8MP Front Camera
  • 6.6 inches 1080 x 2400 pixels Display
  • MediaTek Dimensity 700 (7nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
6GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Specs Score

  • 3.4
    Camera
  • 3.7
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 3.6
    Value for Money
  • 3.6
    Performance
Rated at 75%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    90Hz IPS LCD screen
  • Camera : 3.4/5
    64MP triple camera setup
  • Processor : 3.6/5
    Powered by mid-range 5G chip
  • Battery : 3.7/5
    Large 5000 mAh battery
  • RAM : 3.4/5
    Offers 6GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.8/5
    Offers 128GB storage
  • 4G/5G : 5/5
    Supports 5G network

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: TOP COMPETITORS

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Price

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Review

Pros
  • 6.67-inch 1080p FHD+ display
  • 64MP triple rear cameras with dedicated night mode
  • Big 5,000 mAh battery
Cons
  • Fast charging capacity is only 15W
  • Slightly costly compared to Chinese counterparts

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Design

The Galaxy F42 5G has joined Samsung’s affordable 5G lineup. The device is launched with a tall 6.60-inch FHD+ display which has a waterdrop notch and a thick chin bezel. The device offers 1080 x 2408 pixels screen resolution and a standard 6Hz refresh rate. This panel is suitable to play high-resolution videos both online and offline. The Galaxy F42 5G has a matte-textured rear panel which is unlike most of the budget phones in the market. The back panel features a square-shaped camera module on the top-left housing three sensors and an LED flash.  The matte texture makes the device fingerprint and smudge resistant.

 

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Hardware Performance

The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is driven by the Dimensity 700 processor. This MediaTek processor has octa-core and 5G network connectivity support and is designed for affordable smartphones. This chipset can handle most of the tasks such as media playback, web surfing, and occasional gaming without any difficulties. But extensive gaming might not be a smooth experience. The multitasking experience with the Galaxy F42 5G will be decent. You can select from 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM options both of which will allow a faster app loading and switching between multiple of them running in the background. The storage option is single, i.e, 128GB. You can also use an additional microSD card if this isn’t sufficient.

 

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Price To Specs Ratio

The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is a bit expensive when you compare it with other Dimensity 700 powered Chinese smartphones. The base model which has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option can be purchased at Rs. 20,999. On the other hand, the Galaxy F42 5G with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option can be purchased at Rs. 22,999. The color options launched are Mate Black and Matte Blue.

 

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Important/ Highlight Features

The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G’s optics are handled by a triple-camera module at the rear. The setup includes a 64MP main lens which is combined with a 5MP macro shooter and a 2MP depth lens. The Galaxy F42 5G will be able to capture images with good levels of detail. The camera will perform well in daylight. The additional sensors will enhance the imaging experience. To capture selfies and for video calling, the Galaxy F42 5G uses an 8MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

 

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Important/ Highlight Features

The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G’s remaining highlight features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security and Android 11 OS. The device has a custom OneUI interface pre-installed. The handset gets its fuel via a 5,000 mAh battery which can deliver a backup of around a day with basic usage. The fast charging here is 15W.

 

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G has been launched as an affordable 5G phone. But, its pricing is comparatively higher than its Chinese counterparts. The company hasn’t really compromised with the hardware but a lower price tag would have been a perfect deal. Nevertheless, you get a good display, a decent camera, and a big battery that makes it a complete package.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Specifications

GENERAL
Also known as Samsung Galaxy Wide5
Operating System Android OS 11
Custom UI OneUI Core 3.1
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Matte Black, Matte Blue
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date September, 2021
Indian Release Date 29, September, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm
Weight 203 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.6 inches
Technology Infinity-V LCD
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Refresh Rate 90Hz refresh rate
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 700 (7nm)
CPU Octa-core (Dual 2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + Hexa 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs)
GPU Mali-G57 MC2
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 GB Storage
RAM 6 GB RAM (LPDDR4x)
External Storage upto 1TB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 64 MP (f/1.8, rear) + 5 MP (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth-sensor) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Panorama, HDR
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Video Player MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Games Yes
Speakers Yes, Dolby Atmos
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.1, A2DP, LE
USB Yes, USB Type-C
GPS Facility with A-GPS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
5G Yes, 5G
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor (Side-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Virtual Light Sensing
Other Features 15W Quick Charging, Face unlock
Videos

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: FaQs

What is the Android version on the Samsung Galaxy F42?

It runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on top.

How many RAM variants are there in the Samsung Galaxy F42?

The phone is available in two RAM variants – 6GB and 8GB.

Should I buy Samsung Galaxy F42?

Yes, if you are looking for an affordable 5G-enabled Samsung device, the Galaxy F42 with a 64MP triple camera system, 90 Hz display, and a huge battery can be a good pick.

Is there a fingerprint reader on the Galaxy F42?

Yes, the smartphone features aside-mounted fingerprint sensor along with face unlock.

Samsung Galaxy F42 alternatives?

The OnePlus Nord CE and the Iqoo Z3 can be considered as the Samsung Galaxy F42 alternatives.

How is the Samsung Galaxy F42 selfie camera?

It has an 8MP selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.0 that can take good selfies.

Does the Galaxy F42 support the 5G network?

Yes, the smartphone supports the 5G network.

Does the Samsung Galaxy F42 have a notch display?

Yes, the smartphone has a notch to house the selfie camera.

Does the Samsung Galaxy F42 has OIS?

No, the smartphone does not support OIS technology.

What is the screen refresh rate of the Samsung Galaxy F42?

The smartphone features 1080p display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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