Motorola DROID Mini vs Motorola Moto Z Play Droid vs Samsung Galaxy A42

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Display

Size:

4.3 inches
5.5 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 342 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

LCD
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

68.73 %
69.71 %
84.26 %

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Motorola X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait, 32-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Adreno 320
Adreno 506
Adreno 619

RAM:

2GB
3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB
32GB
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.2.2)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2000 mAh
3510 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qi wireless charging
Motorola TurboPower
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

10 MP (Autofocus)
16 MP (Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.3 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:

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

Features:

EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

2 MP
5 MP (Wide Angle, Flash)
20 MP (Autofocus)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

4.77 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (121.25 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm)
6.16 x 3.01 x 0.28 inches (156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
5.82 oz (165.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Kevlar
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance:

Splash

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Interchangeable covers

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, Gray, White
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6

LTE (FDD):

Bands 4(AWS-1), 13(700 c)
Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700 c)
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), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0, EDR
4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, E911
GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 30, 2013
Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

IHDT56PE1
A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.02 W/kg
1.11 W/kg

Body:

0.53 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.60 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.15 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Jul 23, 2013
Aug 31, 2016
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