Samsung Galaxy A42 5G – Its Cheapest 5G Phone Yet
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
Samsung has launched its cheapest 5G ready smartphone,Galaxy A42 5G. Its price is set to be around Rs. 30,000, which makes it an affordable option for Samsung aficionados. It is a brilliant offering from Samsung with massive storage, a powerful Li-ion battery with Quick Charging Technology, an on-screen fingerprint sensor and 5G network support. However, Samsung could have offered more RAM at this price. 4 GB RAM in 2020 does not seem like a huge thing especially when various competitors are offering around 6 GB of RAM at this price. To find out more about Samsung’s latest offering, just continue to read on.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G DESIGN
Galaxy A42 5G has a very simplistic design for a smart phone. It has 8.4mm of thickness and weighs around 206g, which puts it on a bit heavy side when it comes to the size of the phone. The phone comes in black, white and grey colours. It looks and feels very sturdy and tough. The phone comes with a quad camera set up on the back and a front selfie camera with a water drop notch. You get a USB Type-C port, a 5G network capable, future proof device. Phone is capable of carrying two sim cards at a time. In the front, the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G 6.6-inch Super AMOLED screen that offers a 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio.
SamsungGalaxy A42 5G performs really well at its price. Galaxy A42 feels like a great companion when it comes to performance. It is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC. The new Snapdragon 750G SoC features the Qualcomm Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System that supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz, SA and NSA modes, TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), global roaming, and global multi-SIM. This allows phones powered by Snapdragon 750G to support multi-gigabit connections with lightning-fast upload and download speeds. Galaxy A42 makes use of Adreno 619 GPU.
Galaxy A42 is powered by 4 GB of RAM. This is perhaps not enough to attract enthusiasts, especially in 2020 as most of the phones at this price range offer 6 GB of RAM in their devices making them better performers. Perhaps this is the only place where Galaxy A42 fails to attract more customers than it could have had. It definitely improves on its predecessor Samsung Galaxy A51 5G and offers better performance. It has a 5000mAh battery capacity and comes with a fast charger, making up for its small RAM.
SamsungGalaxy A42 5G has an aggregate of 5 cameras. These incorporate a 48-megapixel fundamental camera, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-point camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 5-megapixel depth camera. In the front, there is a 20-megapixel essential selfie camera which makes for an excellent selfie experience.
SamsungGalaxy A42 5G doesn’t offer telescopic camera. A dedicated telescopic camera could have proved as an actual advantage for the phone. Phones, usually at this price range offer a dedicated telescopic camera. A dedicated telescopic camera makes it easy for mobile phones to zoom in and out without creating much noise in the captured image.
You can shoot recordings at up to 4K on the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G. Galaxy A42 5G allows for a 4K video recording with up to 30fps. You can also shoot 1080p videos at 30fps. It comes with Electronic Image Stabilisation feature which will improve you video creating experience and reduce the shaking effects on the video.
Branded as a cheapest 5G phone, Samsung has already started to target a market with its budget offerings. Only time will tell if it succeeds to capture the market or not. 5G has still not been launched in India, so it might seem pointless to buy a phone with 5G capabilities. But, they way technological advancements are taking place, we would soon have 5G. Buying a 5G phone now will ensure that you stay ahead of the curve.
One of the major drawback that the phone seems to have, which we have consistently mentioned in the article is its small RAM. Had Samsung put more RAM in this phone, it would definitely lead the market at this budget. But nonetheless, there is no denying that it is a beautiful phone with great performance and a good battery backup.