Samsung continues to expand its mid-range catalog with the firm intention of bringing 5G connectivity to all price ranges. This is how the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G now hits stores, its first mid-segment 5G device thanks to a modem built into a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. But the phone is also the first in the M family to include Samsung Pay, Samsung’s easy-to-use and secure mobile payment service.
Running on Android 11, the Galaxy M42 5G It also comes with Samsung Knox, Samsung’s military-grade mobile security platform. and other noteworthy features that we review in this datasheet such as its 6.6 ″ Super AMOLED Infinity-U panel or a 48MP quad camera with ISOCELL GM2 sensor.
Features – Best and Worst – Price
Features of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
At the front, with a notch in the shape of a drop of water reminiscent of somewhat older mobiles, is its 6.6-inch SAMOLED Infinity-U panel, wrapped in a unique prism design with a premium glossy finish. The phone is sleek and is just 8.6mm thick with a modern 3D design and layered pattern that offers a comfortable grip.
This panel sports an HD + resolution of 1600 x 720p in a 20: 0 format that ends up resulting in a density of 266 dpi.
Moving into the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G The limelight is given to a next-generation Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 750G, which ensures high-speed performance and low power consumption while browsing or using multiple applications. For those who spend their days playing games, mobile offers tools like Game Booster and Frame Booster that offer advanced gaming performance and lag-free gaming experience. It is also accompanied by 6 or 8 GB of RAM and the same storage for these two versions of 128 GB.
When it comes to connectivity, the Galaxy M42 5G can boast of being Samsung’s most affordable 5G smartphone yet, ready to enjoy high speed, lag-free streaming and uninterrupted online gaming.
The configuration of the quad camera phone it is subjected to the virtues of its main sensor, a 48MP ISOCELL GM2 sensor that has an effective resolution of 6000 × 8000 pixels to produce a true 48MP output rich in detail.
Also featured here at the rear is an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens that allows users to capture wider landscapes with a 123-degree field of view, while the 5MP macro lens is intended for close-ups with bright details. The 5MP depth camera blurs the background and allows users to take incredible portraits. This rear camera also supports HDR and 4K video recording at 30 fps and features One Ui 3.0 tools such as single capture that allows taking photos and videos with one click, night mode, hyperlapse, super slow motion, scene optimizer and detection of failures.
On the front, the Galaxy M42 5G features a 20MP front camera with ‘selfie focus’ for creating high-resolution portraits. In this case, this lens records video in FullHD.
The Tech brand’s 5G smartphone includes a 5,000 mAh battery with fast charging functions. Inside the phone case you will find a 15W fast charger that allows you to charge the cell in just 3 hours. According to Samsung, the phone offers 36 hours of talk time, 22 hours of Internet browsing and 34 hours of video playback on a single charge.
As for the rest of the phone’s specifications we have, in addition to compatibility with 5G and 4G networks, Wi-Fi 802.11a (5GHz), 802.11ac (5GHz), 802.11b (2.4GHz), 802.11g (2.4GHz), 802.11n (2.4GHz), USB Type-C, NFC, Bluetooth 5, 3.5mm audio jack and GPS.
The best and worst of mobile
The battery, once above 5000 mAh, is one of the strengths, along with the availability of a 5G modem in Samsung’s mid-range. To this we have to add a competent set of lenses that give life to a camera that we can define as very versatile.
On the other side of the scale, we have to stay with a somewhat outdated screen design, where the notch prevails over the use of a more modern screen hole.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G price
The Galaxy M42 5G has been put on sale in India, where it is available in Prism Dot Black and Prism Dot Gray colors, starting at a price of INR 21,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant, that is, around the 250 euros. The model with 8 GB of RAM costs INR 23,999, around 270 euros.
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