Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

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Display

Size:

6.6 inches
6.5 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
85.80 %
85.79 %

Features:

60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 619
PowerVR GE8320
Adreno 650

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 106 GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB
128GB (UFS 3.1), 103.4

Storage expansion:

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

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
5000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (Autofocus)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
5 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2
Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Macro)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

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

Fourth camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

EIS

Front:

20 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP
32 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)
6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 inches (159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm)

Weight:

6.81 oz (193.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)
6.70 oz (190.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

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 Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey
Black, White, Blue, Red
Cloud red, Cloud orange, Cloud lavender, Cloud mint, Cloud navy, Cloud white

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

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), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 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+), 46

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

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 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging
Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

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

Other:

NFC
NFC
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 17, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG781U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.32 W/kg

Body:

0.82 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.60 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.01 W/kg

Phablet:

3.43 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340
€ 179
$ 699

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A42 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 FE User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 02, 2020
Nov 24, 2020
Sep 23, 2020
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