Samsung Galaxy A30s vs Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Samsung Galaxy A42

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Display

Size:

6.4 inches
6.5 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution:

1560 x 720 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 268 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

84.95 %
81.58 %
84.26 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885
MediaTek Dimensity 720 MT6853
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 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-G71 MP2
Mali-G57 MC3
Adreno 619

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB
64GB (UFS 2.2)
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

25 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (Autofocus, PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
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:

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

Front:

16 MP
13 MP
20 MP (Autofocus)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.24 x 2.94 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 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:

5.86 oz (166.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Biometrics:

In-screen fingerprint
Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Prism crush black, Prism crush white, Prism crush violet, Prism crush green
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), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
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 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 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, 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

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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:

5.0
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; 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
Charging
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 19, 2019
Mar 08, 2021
Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA307FN
A3LSMA326U
A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.60 W/kg
0.57 W/kg
1.11 W/kg

Body:

0.50 W/kg
1.17 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

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

Wireless Router:

1.20 W/kg
1.02 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Phablet:

2.64 W/kg
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.

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 22, 2019
Jan 13, 2021
Sep 02, 2020
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