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Huawei P20 vs Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Samsung Galaxy A42

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.5 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution:

2244 x 1080 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio, 429 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
TFT
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz
60Hz

Screen-to-body:

80.36 %
81.58 %
84.26 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

HiSilicon Kirin 970
MediaTek Dimensity 720 MT6853
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP12
Mali-G57 MC3
Adreno 619

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
64GB (UFS 2.2)
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Huawei Emotion UI
Android
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3400 mAh
5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Huawei SuperCharge
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
48 MP (Autofocus, PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

20 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.6; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.7"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

24 MP
13 MP
20 MP (Autofocus)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.87 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm)
6.46 x 3.00 x 0.36 inches (164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

5.82 oz (165.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Resistance:

Splash; IP53

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
Awesome black, Awesome white, Awesome blue, Awesome violet
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n78, n79
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), 9(1800), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band)
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), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
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)
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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
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:

Shared with microSD
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Charging
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC
NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 08, 2021
Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA326U
A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.57 W/kg
1.11 W/kg

Body:

1.17 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.02 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 280
€ 340

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

High-current charger, USB Type-C digital headset, USB Type-C cable, Warranty card, Quick Start Guide, Protective case, USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Eject tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 27, 2018
Jan 13, 2021
Sep 02, 2020
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