Samsung Galaxy A42 vs TCL 10 5G UW vs Samsung Galaxy A12

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Display

Size:

6.6 inches
6.5 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 395 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
LCD

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
83.70 %
85.80 %

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Adreno 619
Adreno 620
PowerVR GE8320

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB, available to use: 101 GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
4500 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Reverse charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

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

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Third camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Fourth camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
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)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Front:

20 MP (Autofocus)
16 MP
8 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)
6.44 x 3.01 x 0.37 inches (163.6 x 76.5 x 9.4 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

6.81 oz (193.0 g)
7.4 oz (210.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Back: Plastic; Frame: 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
Black, White, Blue, Red

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
n2, n5, n66, n260, n261, 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 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), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

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), 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, 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

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

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; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging
Charging, OTG
Charging, Mass storage device

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

Other:

NFC
NFC
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021
Sep 02, 2020
Mar 11, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U
2ACCJN042
A3LSMA125U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg
1.00 W/kg
1.14 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
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

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

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg
3.12 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340
$ 400
€ 179

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.
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A12 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
Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 02, 2020
Oct 27, 2020
Nov 24, 2020
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