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Samsung Galaxy J8 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:

1480 x 720 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 274 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

75.79 %
84.26 %

Features:

Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Adreno 506
Adreno 619

RAM:

4GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 51 GB
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

16 MP (PDAF, CCD image sensor)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
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:

16 MP (Flash, HDR)
20 MP (Autofocus)

Design

Dimensions:

6.27 x 2.98 x 0.32 inches (159.2 x 75.7 x 8.2 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

6.24 oz (177.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: 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), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg

Body:

1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

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, Documentation, Quick Start Guide, Headphones and SIM removal tool.

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 27, 2018
Sep 02, 2020
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