The Nokia 4.2 is now available to pre-order in the US for $189

The Nokia 4.2 is now available to pre-order in the US for $189
Two months after unveiling the smartphone at MWC 2019, HMD Global has today announced that the Nokia 4.2 is coming to the United States in two weeks’ time. 

In anticipation of its release, pre-orders for the smartphone have already been opened up at Amazon and B&H. Best Buy should also start accepting pre-orders today but it is yet to active the page on its website. Shipments for the smartphone are due to commence on May 14. Also, the Nokia 4.2 will be available to purchase in-store at select Best Buy stores starting June 9.

Regarding its price, the Nokia 4.2 is set to retail at $189 across the U.S. In terms of specifications and features, it offers Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. This chipset won’t be breaking any records any time soon, but it should certainly provide a decent level of performance for the price.

Other Nokia 4.2 details include a notched 5.7-inch display and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone, which will be available in Black and Pink Sand, also boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera and an additional 2-megapixel depth sensor that should help with background blur. Completing the entire setup is stock Android 9 Pie as part of the Android One program, a 3,000mAh battery, and support for T-Mobile, AT&T, Cricket, and Metro networks. 

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4.2
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1520 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Octa-core, 1950 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I wonder if Nokia's going to offer something else in the US besides foodstamp phones? So far, nothing has been as good as the 7.1. It's the perfect phone comparable to the Motorola and nexus phones of old.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

The Nokia 9 Pureview is offered in the U.S. almost since it was announced, and is far more powerful and capable the my Nokia 7.1 (I actually own both, so I would know), so it's clear that they offer high end smartphones as well as midrange and low end ones like the Nokia 4.2 in the U.S.

13. domfonusr

Posts: 1070; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I don't think the point of the Nokia 4.2, for instance, is to be "as good as the 7.1." I like what I see in HMD's offerings in the US, but especially the ones in the entry-level (the 3.1 Plus on Cricket, and the 4.2 upcoming), which is where I am likely to buy next. I am hoping to get a couple of years yet out of my Moto E5 Cruise, but I am an enthusiast because the moment I buy one phone, I am already studying and shopping for my next phone, and that process will take me the next two years, if everything works out. However, I do not expect the lower end Nokia's to be "as good as" a mid-range Nokia like the 7.1. I also don't think anyone is looking to replace the Nexus line or the older Motorola's with a Nokia 7.1, or trying to say that they are comparable, except maybe you... although I thought you said something different in another post somewhere, something about the Pixel 3a being a way better replacement for the Nexus line than any Nokia. Oh, yeah, found the very post: #8onhttps://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-Pixel-3a-XL-pricing-specs-leak_id115717 I do understand that people's opinions change over time, sometimes back-tracking to older stances in the process, but I just realized that this transition of yours only took a day. Yesterday, the Nokia 7.1 was the "perfect phone comparable to the Motorola and nexus phones of old," but today you said you were "hoping Nokia would fill in the niche left by Motorola and Nexus before, but they dropped the ball with the Pureview and have been releasing nothing but foodstamp phones in the US." So which one is it? Is the Nokia 7.1 the "perfect phone comparable to the... nexus phones of old," or is the Nokia 7.1 nothing but a "foodstamp phone?" Or could both be true at the same time, and thus imply that the Nexus line was a bunch of "foodstamp phones?" You say you own the Nokia 7.1, and I am assuming that you do, whether that trust is misplaced or not... it just strikes me as a very strange swivel and contradiction in views to make in just one day.

14. domfonusr

Posts: 1070; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

15. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Do you mind just getting to the point already?

23. domfonusr

Posts: 1070; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Fine. I just want to know which of these three scenarios is actually what you think: a) the Nokia 7.1 is the "perfect phone comparable... to the Nexus phones of old", b) the Nokia 7.1 is a "foodstamp phone", or c) the Nexus line were "foodstamp phones", or in other words a and b. So which one is it - a, b, or c?

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Ah, you’re beginning to see what I’ve been saying all along. He literally said “Nokia has been releasing nothing but foodstamp phones in the U.S.”, making no clarification about that Nokia 7.1 not being a “foodstamp Phone” or not. But it’s the “best phone he’s ever used” as he mentioned before. Do you see the contradiction? Why wouldn’t someone question whether he actually owns a Nokia 7.1 after contradictory statements like that?

2. frequency

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

32gb? this phone is for pre-k.

3. inFla

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

My Nokia 3.1 Android One backup phone Is still on April security update and tomorrow is May 1st. Great job Nokia.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm curious: Should they have updated to the May 1st security patch before May 1st hit?

7. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Security updates generally get released in the first or second week of the month although Nokia has been late before. Don't mind the heckling from some of the more "obsessed" fans.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD is one of the best when it comes to security updates. Asking you a question out of curiosity isn’t “heckling”, as some obsessed trolls like to falsely say, so don’t mind them. They just want to instigate a fight.

17. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Nokia is generally on top when it comes to Android updates compared to the competition, but Google and Essential has them beat just because Google is the one who rolls the security updates out and Essential just has a better track record. The obsessed fans guilty conscience has spoken for them again as they think people are trying to confront them.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD is always in top of most Android OEM’s when it comes to Android OS and Security updates. They’ve updated more of their fleet of smartphones to the latest version of Android than most other Android OEM’s have. Essential only has one phone to worry about, so of course updating the one phone that sold so poorly is easily updated. Google updating it’s branded smartphones first with the OS that it owns is not a great feat. It’s something that’s expected to happen. The obsessed trolls guilty conscious has spoken for them again as they think people are trying to confront them.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD is continuing their push with their bread and butter low end and midrange smartphones. Smart decision, as most Android OEM's bread and butter are the highly competitive midrange and the low end segments of the smartphone market. Great to see that they are making more of their smartphones available in the U.S., despite what some have previously said.

9. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Nokia is continuing to make their presence known in the US but I hope that they will release different devices besides the low end ones. Despite what some people say, not everyone liked the Pureview.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD is increasing their presence in the U.S., despite what some have said about them ignoring the U.S. market. It’s clear that they intend to release smartphones of all tiers over here, as they have been doing from low end ones like the 4.2, to midrangers like the 7.1, to flagships like the Nokia 9 Pureview, which no one has said or implied that everyone likes it, despite what they are saying. HMD is even releasing their popular feature phones in the U.S. They have a mobile phone for everyone’s needs and wants.

18. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Some people just can't help but try to speak for everyone just because they are a self proclaimed advocate for Nokia devices. Newsflash, not everyone has to agree with or like the current slate. Nokia has a ton of great phones that have never made it to the US. The 7.1 so far has been the best device I've owned and it has been a snappy experience for me. The Pureview was supposed to be their flagship offering, but it was a disappointment imo that shows in the reviews and impressions of less biased users.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Some people just can’t help but to assume that others are speaking for anyone but themselves because they just want to pick fights in the comments section and attack people for posting their thoughts. Newsflash: not everything is about what they assume it to be. HMD has a good mix of great Nokia branded smartphones that have made it to the U.S., with the Nokia 9 Pureview being the next of the bunch, followed by the Nokia 7.1. The N9PV, is faster, snappier and more powerful than it’s little sibling, but that’s a given due to the specs. This is a non-debatable fact. The N9PV had a rocky start out of the gate but fast updates has fixed most issues, making this a great flagship, and the camera is an amazing piece of work designed for photography enthusiasts, and all of this is shown in reviews of less biased individuals and actual users.

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