Samsung is one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world. It has proven its credibility and reputation with the quality of smartphones in its Galaxy product line. Recently, the company announced the arrival of a new product in this series, the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G. We will show you the price, specs, and features of this new device in this post.
Price of Samsung Galaxy M42 5G in Zambia
The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is yet to get to the retail stores in Zambia at the time of writing this post. Despite this fact, we have checked the figures online to come up with a price estimate for the device. As such, we estimate that the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G should be between KW113,919 and KW120,000 when it finally hits the Zambian market.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Specs at a Glance
- Launched: 2021, April 28
- Size: 4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm (6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 in)
- Number of SIMs: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Networks: 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), 3G (HSPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100), 4G (LTE), 5G (SA/NSA)
- Operating system: Android 11, One UI 3.1
- Display size: 6 inches, 105.2 cm2(~84.3% screen-to-body ratio)
- Display type: Super AMOLED
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio
- PPI density: 266 PPI density
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)
- GPU: Adreno 619
- RAM: 6GB and 8GB
- Internal memory: 128GB
- Memory card: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- Main camera: 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)
- Camera features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
- Video specs: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@480fps
- Selfie camera: 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
- Selfie video specs: 1080p@30fps
- Earphone jack: Yes
- Speaker: Yes
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Radio: FM radio
- NFC: Yes
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Bluetooth: 0, A2DP, LE
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Battery type: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 15W
- Colors: Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot Gray
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Review
From the specs, we can already see that the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is an upgrade from its predecessors. In this section, we look at where these upgrades were made and if they are worth it at all.
Display and Design
A smartphone’s display and design are its first selling points. The buyer is mostly driven by what they see and these parts are what buyers see first. This is why Samsung always invests so much in coming up with attractive and high-quality displays and designs for smartphones.
One look at the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G and it takes you down memory lane to two of its predecessors. They are the Galaxy M32 and Galaxy M62, both of which are quite attractive for their class. Judging from this, it is safe to say that the design of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is worth looking forward to.
The covering on the rear of this smartphone has a pattern. This pattern is made up of various shades of the same color, depending on the color that you choose. Samsung only produces this smartphone in two colors, the Prism Dot Gray and Prism Dot Black. It is the first time that we will see this company feature a gradient design on its smartphones.
Sitting at the top-left corner of the rear cover is the square camera module. As one will expect with this sort of camera module, it features four cameras and an LED flash. Added to these is the conspicuous Samsung logo that gives the device its uniqueness.
One of the downsides of the design of this device is the number of colors used. With just two colors, you are restricted to choose one of the two. This means that individuals who do not like any of these colors may have to ditch the smartphone altogether.
Let’s take a brief look at what Samsung puts on the display of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G. One of the first things that you notice is the size of the display. It is a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display accompanied by a drop notch. For some folks, the size is a little too small, an extra 2 inches might have done some justice. But then, when you consider the Super AMOLED display, the size becomes forgivable.
What is the resolution of this device like? It features 720 x 1600 pixels in resolution. This is accompanied by a density of 266 PPI. With this, you can rest assured of an enjoyable viewing experience.
It is almost impossible to discuss smartphones these days without mentioning their cameras. The cameras have become a chief deciding factor when it comes to choosing smartphones. This device features a quad camera setup behind bearing four cameras.
The primary camera comes with 48 megapixels which is similar to what you have in the Galaxy M62. It also features an ultrawide camera with 8 megapixels along with a macro camera and depth camera of 5 megapixels each. One of the strong suits of this camera is the video capability. It can shoot 720p, 1080p, and 4K videos all at 30fps.
Moving to the front camera of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G. It features a selfie camera with 20 megapixels. This camera can also shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
Software and Hardware
For most smartphone users, the software and hardware of a device are always major concerns. After all, without them, the device wouldn’t work properly. The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset along with an octa-core processor. While the chipset may be regarded as mid-range, marrying it to an octa-core processor makes all the difference.
The device also comes with the Adreno 619 GPU. This feature controls both the gaming and graphics functions of the device. It features two RAM variants with the same internal storage across the board. They are 6GB and 8GB both with an internal storage capacity of 128GB. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G runs on Android 11 placed on the One UI 3.1 interface.
This device features a 5000mAh battery. With this, you are assured of long hours of talk, game, and standby time.