Samsung’s Galaxy F42 launched recently for the mid-range 5G segment and it divided the audience into a mixed group. I however like the phone and think it has got some really amazing features. Take a look and see for yourself.
Display- In terms of build and display, the Galaxy F42 5G features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a waterdrop-style notch. The display looks vibrant and impressive and it’s easy to handle as well. The smartphone is not too bulky at all and measures 167.20 x 76.40 x 9.00mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 203.00 grams. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is available in two distinct colour options of Matte Aqua and Matte Black.
Battery- The bulk of the weight is due to the massive 5000mAh battery which claims to deliver a fast charging experience when using the bundled 15W charger. I think the battery is one of the best features in this smartphone behind the camera section.
Processor- The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. Paired with the 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, the device also comes with 128GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 1000GB via microSD card with a dedicated slot. The smartphone runs One UI 3.1 is based on Android 11.
Camera- The smartphone houses triple rear cameras headlined by a 64-megapixel primary sensor. This is followed along with a 5-megapixel ultra-wide shooter and then a final 2-megapixel depth sensor. The rear camera setup also supports a variety of modes, including Hyperlapse, Slow Motion, Food Mode, Night Mode, Panorama, and Pro Mode. The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G carries an 8-megapixel selfie shooter camera at the front of the device for selfies and video chats.
Connectivity- The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is the first phone in the company’s Galaxy F-series to come with 5G connectivity in India, and features support for 12 distinct bands. It also has all regular connectivity options including 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There are also a number of sensors on board including an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Additionally, the phone includes Dolby Atmos support to deliver an immersive sound experience over wired and Bluetooth headphones.