LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Samsung Galaxy A52

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Display

Size:

5.7 inches
6.6 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2880 x 1440 pixels, 561 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

79.47 %
84.26 %
84.79 %

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Quad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Adreno 530
Adreno 619
Adreno 619

RAM:

4GB
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 20.56 GB
128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), LG UX UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3300 mAh
5000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 25.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

13 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
48 MP (PDAF)
64 MP (OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

13 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Fourth camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

5 MP (Wide Angle)
20 MP (Autofocus)
32 MP

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.30 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm)

Weight:

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
6.67 oz (189.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust, Shock; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Silver
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n40, n41, n66, n78

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+)
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)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 32(1500 L-band)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 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 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
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, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021
Mar 17, 2014

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U
A3LSMA526U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg
0.74 W/kg

Body:

1.25 W/kg
0.53 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.51 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.06 W/kg
0.72 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340
€ 429

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 26, 2017
Sep 02, 2020
Mar 17, 2021
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