Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Samsung Galaxy A72 vs Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

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Display

Size:

6.6 inches
6.7 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED Plus

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
84.74 %
88.38 %

Features:

60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SM7250-AA

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Kryo 465, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 619
Adreno 618
Adreno 620

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB (UFS)
128GB (UFS 2.1), available to use: 104.3 GB

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 (11), One UI 3.0 UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
5000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 25.0W
Wired: 25.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.0 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 12 mm

Third camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Fourth camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

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

Features:

Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

20 MP (Autofocus)
32 MP
32 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.50 x 3.05 x (165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm)
6.40 x 2.97 x 0.32 inches (162.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm)

Weight:

6.81 oz (193.0 g)
7.16 oz (203.0 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Black, Blue, White, Violet

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, 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
Prism Cube black, Prism Cube sliver, Prism Cube blue

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
n2, n5, n41, n66, n71, 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), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

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)

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, UMTS
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

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

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, dual-band, 802.1x; 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, OTG
Charging, OTG

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
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, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

NFC
NFC
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 04, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA716U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.69 W/kg

Body:

1.11 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.16 W/kg

Phablet:

3.93 W/kg

EU SAR:

Head:

1.24 W/kg

Body:

1.53 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340
€ 449
$ 600

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 A71 5G User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 02, 2020
Mar 17, 2021
Apr 08, 2020
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