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Sony Xperia 5 III vs Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Sony Xperia 1 III

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.1 inches
6.6 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2520 x 1080 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 449 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
3840 x 1644 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 643 PPI

Technology:

OLED
Super AMOLED
OLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz
60Hz
120Hz

Screen-to-body:

81.34 %
84.26 %
90.99 %

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 660
Adreno 619
Adreno 660

RAM:

8GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
12GB

Internal storage:

256GB (UFS)
128GB, available to use: 106 GB
256GB (UFS)

Storage expansion:

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

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

4500 mAh
5000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, Reverse charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 30.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.3; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"
Aperture size: F2.2
Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.3; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
5 MP (Macro)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"
Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)
ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information, ToF 3D depth sensing)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (120 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (120 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front:

8 MP (HDR)
20 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.18 x 2.68 x 0.32 inches (157 x 68 x 8.2 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.50 x 2.80 x 0.32 inches (165 x 71 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

5.96 oz (169.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
6.60 oz (187.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP65/68
Water, Dust; IP65/68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key, Other
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key, Other

Colors:

Black, Green, Pink
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey
Black, Grey, Purple

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78, n79
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78, n79

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 66(AWS-3)
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 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSPA
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
Shared with microSD
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, aptX, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, TV-out
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.2
5.0
5.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, ac, ax; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging
Charging, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC
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
$ 1300

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 14, 2021
Sep 02, 2020
Apr 14, 2021
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