Samsung Galaxy M42 5G

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Key Specs
  • Display 6.60-inch
  • Front Camera 20MP
  • Rear Camera 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP
  • RAM 6GB
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery Capacity 5000mAh
  • OS Android 11
Market StatusReleased
Release Date28th April 2021

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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Review

By Aditya Shenoy (May 24, 2021)
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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Strong performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Good daylight camera performance
  • Bad
  • Low-resolution display
  • Video stabilisation needs improvement
  • Relatively slow charging

The Galaxy M42 5G is the first smartphone in Samsung's M series to get 5G support. It also happens to be the most affordable smartphone in the entire Samsung stable to offer 5G connectivity. Samsung has picked the capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor for the Galaxy M42 5G, but has also equipped it with an HD+ display which sticks out like a sore thumb in this price range. So can the Galaxy M42 5G help Samsung get ahead of the competition, or has the company cut too many corners? Here's my review

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Summary

The Galaxy M42 5G is the first smartphone in Samsung's M series to support 5G in India. It has a big 6.6-inch HD+ display with a dewdrop notch and a polycarbonate back panel. The HD+ resolution at this price is a major downgrade. The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has a 5,000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging which is slower than what competition offers.

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G processor and has two variants, with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, while storage is 128GB. The Galaxy M42 5G runs OneUI 3.1 on top of Android 11. The 5,000mAh battery offered very good battery life but charging at 15W was slow.

Samsung's quad-camera managed good during daylight with accurate colours. Closeups too were crisp and had good details. Low Light shots were average but Night mode did show improvements. Samsung has cut corners by offering an HD+ display on the Galaxy M42 5G, and you will be better off looking for other options at this price.  

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Prism Dot Black 21,185
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Prism Dot Black 21,990
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Prism Dot Gray 21,999
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Prism Dot Black 21,999
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Prism Dot Gray 24,999

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G price in India starts from ₹ 21,185. The lowest price of Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is ₹ 21,185 at Flipkart on 26th May 2022.

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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Full Specifications

General
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy M42 5G
Price in India ₹21,185
Release date 28th April 2021
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Thickness 8.6
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot Gray
Display
Screen size (inches) 6.60
Touchscreen Yes
Hardware
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 1000
Camera
Rear camera 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 5-megapixel
No. of Rear Cameras 4
Front camera 20-megapixel
No. of Front Cameras 1
Software
Operating system Android 11
Skin OneUI 3.1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G User Review and Ratings

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  • Best in class
    Vivek Mishra (Jun 4, 2021) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    I was hesitant to buy due to HD+display but believe me it's far better than FHD display of Chinese junks.camera is excellent in daylight and nice in night.SD 750G chipset makes it par excellent in performance.Design is eye catching. Why NDTV gives it 7, I can't understand. Just go for it and you won't regret.
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    • Vivek Mishra (Jun 22, 2021) on Gadgets 360
      you took time to publish the review but published it as it was and for that I appreciate your journalism.Since I was disagree with your channel review but still you published it without any correction, is highly appreciable.Please keep it up and try to give a long term review of the same.Thanks
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  • Samsung m42 5g
    Burhanuddin Suwasrawala (Dec 22, 2021) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Best phone with fast charging 15w and smooth experience
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  • Always sim issue... sim card not inserted and v have to restart more than 5 times aday
    Nusrath Iqbal (Jan 4, 2022) on Gadgets 360
    Touch screen not proper... I don't need this phon anymore
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  • The UI Skin is awesome
    Electrondefuser (Jul 27, 2021) on Amazon
    Really nice smartphone.. would definately recommend to buy
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  • The best phone
    Chaitra (Jul 27, 2021) on Amazon
    Appearance ,battery life , camera qualities are good, user friendly, has good look, good working phone and good 5g phone
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  • Value for money product
    Chandan Priyadarshi (Jul 27, 2021) on Amazon
    It is a value for money product.
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  • Worth buying 👌
    Aravinth K. (Jul 27, 2021) on Amazon
    Battery life and camera quality is good.
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  • Excellent mid range smartphone !!!
    Satheesh.U (Jul 27, 2021) on Amazon
    This product very best for daily use . Battery back up is good , as the processor SD 750 .Camera is good but with IOS it may be still great.Nice product from trusted brand samsung .
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  • Nice for for its price
    Nitin S. (Jul 27, 2021) on Amazon
    It is a budget phone and does what it says..... only problem is with little bloatwares.
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  • Must buy
    Manisha Shriwas (Jul 27, 2021) on Amazon
    Best mobile in this range as compared to other brand
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