realme 8 5G vs Samsung Galaxy A42

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Display

Size:

6.5 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

84.03 %
84.26 %

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

90Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

MediaTek Dimensity 700 MT6833V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Cortex-A76, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Mali-G57
Adreno 619

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS 2.1)
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11), Realme 2.0 UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

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

Second camera:

2 MP (Macro)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F3.4
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

2 MP (Black and White)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

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

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video

Front:

16 MP (HDR)
20 MP (Autofocus)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.33 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

6.53 oz (185.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Supersonic blue, Supersonic Black
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78, SA, NSA
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700 APT)
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 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 30, 2021
Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

2AUYFRMX3241
A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.15 W/kg
1.11 W/kg

Body:

0.43 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.47 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.90 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 200
€ 340

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

USB Type-C Cable, 9V2A Charge Adapter, SIM Card Needle, Screen Protect Film, Protect Case, Quick Start Guide, Important Product Information (including the Warranty Card)

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 21, 2021
Sep 02, 2020
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