Samsung Galaxy M42 5G review with pros, cons – Should you buy it? – Smartprix

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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G review summary

Expert rating: 3.5/5

Design

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Performance

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Pros

  • Appealing looks
  • Good performance
  • Excellent battery life 
  • Decent daylight camera

Cons

  • Display resolution 
  • Slow charging 
  • No bundled protective case

The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is the first ever 5G phone the South Korean giant has introduced under its M series in India. It’s also the cheapest 5G phone from the brand and currently the only one in the sub-30k segment.  

While Chinese counterparts like Realme already have a barrage of affordable 5G phones in the country, Samsung hasn’t really been in a rush. Targeted towards millennials, the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G offers a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor with 5G support, which is arguably one of the hottest (not literally, of course) chipset in the segment. 

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But does having a powerful chipset suffices in making Galaxy M42 5G a compelling buy? Let’s try and find answers in this detailed Samsung Galaxy M42 5G review.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Unboxing

This latest M Series offering from Samsung comes in a biodegradable box. Out of the Prism Dot Grey and Prism Dot Black colors, we received the latter one for this review on a returnable basis. Here’s everything that we found inside the box:

  • Handset
  • 15W wall charger
  • USB-C cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Quick guide

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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G price in India & specs

Dimension & Weight: 164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm; 190g
Screen: 6.6″ sAMOLED HD+ 60Hz refresh rate,
91.7%, 1,000 nits, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 5G (8 nm)
GPU: Adreno 619
RAM: 6GB/8GB
Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1
Rear cameras: 48MP, 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro, 5MP depth
Front camera: 20MP
Battery: 4500 mAh with 15W charging
OS: Android 11, One UI 3.1
5G: Yes
Connectivity: 5G, Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS
Price: 8GB + 128GB – Rs. 21,999; 8GB+128GB: Rs. 23,999


Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Review: Design & build

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Looking at the Galaxy M42 5G, one thing feels certain – Samsung knows how to design aesthetically appealing phone even in the mid-tier segment. The Galaxy M42 5G is clearly made of polycarbonate (or Glasstic as referred to by Samsung) but manages to look unique in Prism Dot Black pattern.

The rear panel of Galaxy M42 5G is divided into four segments. There is a solid black block with a glossy finish at the top and as you move towards the bottom,  colors get lighter with every block. These lower blocks also have a fine dotted pattern that refracts light into different colors which looks cool. Having said that, this back panel is still a fingerprint magnet so it’s better you plant it in a case. 

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There is a quad-camera setup at the top left corner on the back. It’s a square-shaped module with a marginal hump that won’t cause any wobble while the phone sits on a desk. Samsung has gone with slightly curved edges at the back which further ensure that the phone sits comfortably in hand, offering excellent grip. 

Front on, it is pretty much the usual affair – mainly dominated by a large display with narrow side bezels and relatively thicker chin. There’s a U shape waterdrop notch at the top and above it, there’s a speaker grill incised on the frame itself. 

For the Galaxy M42 5G, Samsung sided with an in-display fingerprint scanner which is responsive and accurate. The Plastic side frame is home to the SIM tray (on left edge), and a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and loudspeaker are at the bottom. And there’s a secondary microphone placed at the top.

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