Samsung Galaxy J7 V (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy A42

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Display

Size:

5.5 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 267 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.45 %
84.26 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP1
Adreno 619

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo)
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:

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Autofocus)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

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:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

13 MP
20 MP (Autofocus)

Design

Dimensions:

6.03 x 3 x 0.34 inches (153.2 x 76.2 x 8.6 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

6.38 oz (181.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock
In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey

Cellular

5G:

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

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700 c)
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), 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), UMTS
LTE-A, 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
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
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
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 07, 2018
Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMJ737V
A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.91 W/kg
1.11 W/kg

Body:

0.81 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.01 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Phablet:

3.98 W/kg
3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 240
€ 340

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 07, 2018
Sep 02, 2020
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