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Nokia 3.1 A vs Nokia 3.1 C vs Samsung Galaxy A42

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 720 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 295 PPI
1440 x 720 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 295 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

69.85 %
69.85 %
84.26 %

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8 nm)

Processor:

Quad-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 504
Adreno 504
Adreno 619

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

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

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2990 mAh
2990 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0
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) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Front:

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

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.01 x 2.83 x 0.37 inches (152.7 x 71.9 x 9.4 mm)
6.01 x 2.83 x 0.37 inches (152.7 x 71.9 x 9.4 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

5.5 oz (156.0 g)
5.5 oz (156.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Materials:

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

Biometrics:

In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

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

Cellular

5G:

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

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2(1900), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
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), 2(1900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 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
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

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
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; 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:

Charging, OTG
Charging, OTG
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 12, 2019
Oct 12, 2019
Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

2AJOTTA1140
2AJOTTA1140
A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.91 W/kg
0.91 W/kg
1.11 W/kg

Body:

0.81 W/kg
0.81 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.26 W/kg
1.26 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Phablet:

3.41 W/kg
3.41 W/kg
3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 90
$ 70
€ 340

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

Charger, Charging / data cable, Quick guide
Charger, Charging / data cable, Quick guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019
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