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Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Samsung Galaxy A50

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

Display

Size:

6.6 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 403 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
85.24 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8 nm)
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610 (10 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core, 2x 2.2GHz Kryo 570 + 6x 1.8GHz Kryo 570, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 619
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB, available to use: 107 GB

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, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
25 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

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) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

20 MP (Autofocus)
25 MP

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)
6.24 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)

Weight:

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

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

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

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), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

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, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021
Feb 11, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U
A3LSMA505F

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg
0.34 W/kg

Body:

1.25 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.44 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.06 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340
$ 350

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 02, 2020
Feb 25, 2019
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