Motorola Moto G 5G Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Motorola Moto G9 Plus

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.7 inches
6.6 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution:

2520 x 1080 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 409 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 387 PPI

Technology:

LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

84.50 %
84.26 %
84.25 %

Features:

90Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SM7250-AA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA

Processor:

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Adreno 620
Adreno 619
Adreno 618

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB (UFS 2.1)
128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10)
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Motorola TurboPower
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Motorola TurboPower

Max charge speed:

Wired: 20.0W
Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 30.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)
64 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 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:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Fourth camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

16 MP (Dual-Camera, EIS, HDR)
20 MP (Autofocus)
16 MP (EIS, Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.61 x 2.91 x 0.35 inches (168 x 74 x 9 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.69 x 3.07 x 0.38 inches (169.98 x 78.1 x 9.69 mm)

Weight:

7.30 oz (207.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
7.88 oz (223.3 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Splash
Splash

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Surfing blue
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey
Navy blue, Blush gold

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n7, n8, n28, n38, n41, n77, n78, SA, NSA, Sub-6
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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
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)
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:

Yes
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
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)

Features:

Charging
Charging
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other:

NFC
NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021
Jan 30, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U
IHDT56ZE2

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg
0.65 W/kg

Body:

1.25 W/kg
1.42 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.06 W/kg
1.42 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 349
€ 340
€ 270

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

Protective cover, TurboPower Charger, USB Type-C cable, Guides, SIM tool
Charger, USB Type-C to USB type-C cable, guides, SIM tool, Headset might be included (depends on region)

Availability

Officially announced:

Jul 07, 2020
Sep 02, 2020
Sep 07, 2020
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