Samsung Galaxy A42 vs TCL 10 5G UW vs Google Pixel 4a 5G

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.6 inches
6.5 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 395 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 416 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
83.70 %
82.94 %

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 619
Adreno 620
Adreno 620

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB, available to use: 101 GB
128GB (UFS 2.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
4500 mAh
3885 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Reverse charging
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 18.0W
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Macro, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

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

Features:

OIS, Time-lapse video, EIS

Front:

20 MP (Autofocus)
16 MP
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Time-of-Flight (ToF))

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.44 x 3.01 x 0.37 inches (163.6 x 76.5 x 9.4 mm)
6.06 x 2.91 x 0.32 inches (153.9 x 74.0 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

6.81 oz (193.0 g)
7.4 oz (210.0 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

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
Diamond gray
Just black, Clearly white

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
n2, n5, n66, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n2, n5, n12, n25, n28, n41, n66, n71, n78, 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 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
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, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
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; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Charging
Charging, OTG
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC
NFC
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021
Sep 02, 2020
Sep 01, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U
2ACCJN042
A4RG025E

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg
1.00 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Body:

1.25 W/kg
0.67 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.47 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.06 W/kg
1.00 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg
3.12 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340
$ 400
$ 500

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A42 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official TCL 10 5G UW User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Quick start guide, Product safety information, 9V2A Charger, USB-C cable, SIM tool, SIM card
18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 02, 2020
Oct 27, 2020
Sep 30, 2020
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