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Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20

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

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

Refresh rate:

60Hz
60Hz

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
89.23 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB (7 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core, 2x 2.2GHz Kryo 570 + 6x 1.8GHz Kryo 570, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1x 3.1GHz Kryo 585 + 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 585 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 585, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 619
Adreno 650

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 102.5 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (12, 11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
4300 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Object tracking, EIS

Front:

20 MP (Autofocus)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm)

Weight:

6.81 oz (193.0 g)
6.84 oz (194.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey
Mystic gray, Mystic bronze, Mystic green, Mystic red

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n260, n261, 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), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 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+), 46, 48(3600)

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)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, 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

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

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, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging
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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021
Jul 22, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U
A3LSMN981U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg
0.41 W/kg

Body:

1.25 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.06 W/kg
1.22 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg
3.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340
$ 1000

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 Note 20 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 02, 2020
Aug 05, 2020
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