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Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A42

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

Display

Size:

5.5 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

67.91 %
84.26 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A9 APL1022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 619

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2750 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

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) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features:

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP (HDR)
20 MP (Autofocus)

Design

Dimensions:

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

6.77 oz (192.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey

Cellular

5G:

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), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)
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 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, 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), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 09, 2015
Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2944A
A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.91 W/kg
1.11 W/kg

Body:

1.14 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.14 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 949
€ 340

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 09, 2015
Sep 02, 2020
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