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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy A42

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

Display

Size:

6.0 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution:

2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 411 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

74.55 %
84.26 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Mali-G71 MP2
Adreno 619

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3300 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

24 MP (PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 18 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

5 MP (Depth information)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

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

Features:

Hyperlapse, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

24 MP (Flash)
20 MP (Autofocus)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.29 x 3.02 x 0.30 inches (159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

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

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Plastic

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
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+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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 Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 13, 2018
Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA750FN
A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.50 W/kg
1.11 W/kg

Body:

0.39 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.05 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

Charger, microUSB cable, Headphones, SIM Removal Tool, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 20, 2018
Sep 02, 2020
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