Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Samsung Galaxy A72

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Display

Size:

6.6 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

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

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED Plus

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
84.74 %

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 619
Yes

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
8GB

Internal storage:

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

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 25.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
64 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

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

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

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

Fourth camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2

Video recording:

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

Front:

20 MP (Autofocus)
32 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

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 0.39 inches (165 x 77.4 x 9.9 mm)

Weight:

6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Black, Blue, White, Violet

Biometrics:

In-screen fingerprint
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

Cellular

5G:

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

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSPA

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

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, 802.1x; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging
Charging, OTG

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass

Other:

NFC
ANT+

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 02, 2020
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