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Apple iPhone 12 vs Samsung Galaxy A42

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

6.1 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution:

2532 x 1170 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 457 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

OLED
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz
60Hz

Screen-to-body:

87.24 %
84.26 %

Peak brightness:

1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A14 Bionic
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Yes
Adreno 619

RAM:

4GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB (NVMe), not expandable
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (15.x, 14.x)
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2815 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Sapphire crystal lens cover)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front:

12 MP (EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)
20 MP (Autofocus)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches (146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

5.78 oz (164.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Purple
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg

Body:

1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.06 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 829
€ 340

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A42 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

USB-C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 13, 2020
Sep 02, 2020
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