Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Motorola Moto G Stylus (2021) vs Motorola Moto G Stylus

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Display

Size:

6.6 inches
6.8 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 387 PPI
2300 x 1080 pixels, 19.17:9 ratio, 397 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
84.25 %
84.75 %

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SM6150-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 460, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm

GPU:

Adreno 619
Adreno 612
Adreno 610

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB

Internal storage:

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

Storage expansion:

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

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
4000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Motorola TurboPower
Motorola TurboPower

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 10.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Macro, Autofocus)
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)
2 MP (Depth information)
ToF 3D depth sensing

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

20 MP (Autofocus)
16 MP (EIS, HDR)
16 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.69 x 3.07 x 0.35 inches (169.8 x 77.9 x 9 mm)
6.24 x 2.98 x 0.36 inches (158.55 x 75.8 x 9.2 mm)

Weight:

6.81 oz (193.0 g)
7.51 oz (213.0 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Splash
Splash

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Stylus
Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey
Aurora white, Aurora black
Mystic indigo

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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 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, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 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

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Mobile

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
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, 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), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging
Charging
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021
Oct 05, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U
IHDT56ZG1

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg
0.51 W/kg

Body:

1.25 W/kg
1.44 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.06 W/kg
1.44 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg
3.58 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340
$ 299
$ 300

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

10W charger, USB Type-C cable, guides, SIM tool
Charger, USB Type-C cable, guides, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 02, 2020
Jan 08, 2021
Feb 07, 2020
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