Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Motorola Moto G Play

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Display

Size:

6.6 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

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

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
80.61 %

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SM4250-AA

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Kryo 240, 64-bit, 11 nm

GPU:

Adreno 619
Adreno 610

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
3GB

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 106 GB
32GB (eMMC 5.1)

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 10.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

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

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse

Front:

20 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.56 x 2.99 x 0.37 inches (166.59 x 75.99 x 9.36 mm)

Weight:

6.81 oz (193.0 g)
7.20 oz (204.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Splash

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey
Misty blue

Cellular

5G:

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), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 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)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 13/5 (400/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer

Other:

NFC
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021
Mar 28, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U
IHDT56ZD4

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg
0.65 W/kg

Body:

1.25 W/kg
1.43 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.06 W/kg
1.43 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340
$ 170

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

Charger, USB Type-C cable, guides, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 02, 2020
Jan 08, 2021
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