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Samsung Galaxy F42 5G

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Galaxy F series is expanding by adding a new smartphone, Samsung Galaxy F42 5G to the portfolio. The phone will be light in weight and offer a slip-free grip as its dimensions are rumored to be 164.4 mm x 75.9 mm x 8.6 mm (height x width x thickness) and weight would be 193 grams. You will be able to buy this phone at a starting price of Rs 14,999 in Blue, Black, and White colors.

This upcoming smartphone from Samsung will be available in three storage variants - 4GB of RAM + 128GB of internal storage, 6GB of RAM + 128GB of internal storage, and 8GB of RAM + 128GB of internal storage. Hence, you will be able to store all your pictures, videos, songs, games, and other files without any space restrictions. In addition to this, Samsung Galaxy F42 5G might be equipped with Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570) Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750 5G (8 nm) processor that would offer a fast and uninterrupted performance while accessing multiple apps, browsing the web or playing intense graphics games.

The dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy F42 5G smartphone will come with a fabulous 6.6 inches Super AMOLED display that will have a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels with 84.3% screen-to-body ratio and 20:9 aspect ratio. Hence, you will have an immersive viewing experience while watching videos or playing games. Besides, the smartphone will run Android 10 (upgradable to Android 11) operating system to provide a clutter-free and user-friendly UI. 

Speaking about the camera specifications, Samsung Galaxy F42 5G will feature a quad camera setup on the rear that will give sharp and rich colored pictures in every click. There is a 48 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8 MP ultra wide angle shooter with f/2.2 aperture, a 5 MP macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture, and a 5 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Features on the rear camera setup might include HDR, LED flash, panorama, and more. While on the front, the smartphone will sport a 20 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture to make video calls and click stunning selfies.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G will be powered by a 5000 mAh non-removable battery that will have 15W fast charging support. Hence, you need not worry about battery exhaustion while watching your favorite content, playing games, attending online classes, making calls, clicking pictures and doing various other things.

There will be various connectivity options on the speculated mobile such as 5G supported by device (network not rolled-out in India), 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, USB Type-C 2.0, NFC, and more. Sensors on the phone include a fingerprint sensor, compass, gyro, proximity sensor, and accelerometer.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Price In India
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G smartphone price in India is Rs 17,549. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G was launched in the country on September 29, 2021 (Official). Thesmartphone comes in 1 other storage and RAM variants - Samsung-Galaxy-F42-5G-128GB-8GB-RAM. As for the colour options, the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G smartphone comes in Matte Black, Matte Aqua colours.


camera64 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP
display6.6 inches (16.76 cm)
performanceMediaTek Dimensity 700
ram6 GB
storage128 GB
battery5000 mAh
Launch DateSeptember 29, 2021 (Official)
Critic & User Rating3.5 & 3.3
Price in India 20,999

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Specifications

general (12)
launch dateSeptember 29, 2021 (Official)
price in india20999
modelGalaxy F42 5G
operating systemAndroid v11
custom uiSamsung One UI
sim slotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
sim sizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
network5G: Supported by device (network not rolled-out in India), 4G: Available (supports Indian bands), 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensorYes
rear camera64 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP
front camera8 MP
design (5)
height167.2 mm
width76.4 mm
thickness9 mm
weight203 grams
coloursMatte Black, Matte Aqua
display (7)
screen size6.6 inches (16.76 cm)
screen resolution2408 x 1080 Pixels
aspect ratio20:9
pixel density399 ppi
display typeFull HD+
refresh rate90 Hz
touch screenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Other Variants

storage (2)
internal memory128 GB
expandable memoryYes, Upto 1 TB
camera (10)
camera setupSingle
resolution64 MP f/1.8 Primary Camera, 5 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera, 2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera
auto focusYes
flashYes, LED Flash
image resolution9000 x 7000 Pixels
settingsExposure compensation, ISO control
shooting modesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
camera featuresDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
video recordingYes
front camera resolution8 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera
battery (2)
capacity5000 mAh
network connectivity (10)
sim sizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
network support5G supported by device (network not rolled-out in India), 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
sim 14G Bands : TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands : UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands : GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS : Available, EDGE : Available
sim 24G Bands : TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands : UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands : GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS : Available, EDGE : Available
wifiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi featuresMobile Hotspot
bluetoothYes, v5.0
gpsYes, with A-GPS, Glonass
usb connectivityMass storage device, USB charging
multimedia (3)
fm radioYes
audio jack3.5 MM
special features (3)
fingerprint sensorYes
fingerprint sensor positionSide
other sensorsAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
warranty (1)
warranty1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
!Disclaimer: Some of the information on the page is subject to change.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G review: A valuable budget choice

Top Features

Large display

Lag-free performance

Long battery

Samsung launched its Galaxy F series in 2022. The series is popular for its smartphone offerings with good battery performance and decent set of features. The latest entrant in the series is the Samsung Galaxy F42. The handset is 5G-enabled and falls under the Rs 20,000 price category. We have been using the smartphone for some time now and here’s our review of the phone

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Design

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is a big display smartphone that comes with a matte finish design on the rear. The handset is offered in two colour variants -- Black and Blue. We received the Blue variant as our review unit and liked this light aqua shade.

The smartphone features textured lines running diagonally on the rear side. The design looks good and gives a different look to the phone. With the Galaxy F42 5G, Samsung has moved the fingerprint sensor on the right side of the phone. The scanner is mounted on the power button making it more accessible to the users. The fingerprint scanner is quick in response and can unlock the phone in seconds.

At the front, the handset has a water drop notch display. Bezels are thin on the sides. But the chin is comparatively thick. The SIM card tray is placed on the left side of the phone. At the bottom, the device has a USB Type-C charging port paired with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone. The speaker grille is also placed at the bottom edge.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Display

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G has a waterdrop notch that houses the front camera. The screen is 6.6-inch large and has FHD+ resolution. However, it is not an AMOLED screen. Instead, it’s an LCD display. Nevertheless, the screen is good for consuming videos and OTT content. The handset offers a refresh rate of 90Hz that definitely improves the scrolling much smoother and faster on Galaxy F42 5G. The phone offers enough brightness and can be used outdoors without facing any display issue.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Camera performance

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G has an 8MP camera at the front. The phone manages to click decent photos. Though they may not be the best in its segment, we liked the fact that the smartphone does not alter or change the colour tone. Photos clicked using the device show true colour tone and there is no artificial layer added to them. Selfies come out good when clicked in daylight. However, the quality and details in the images are not the same for low light conditions.

On the rear, the Galaxy F42 5G features a triple camera setup. There is a 64MP primary camera paired with a 5MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP depth sensor. Photos clicked during the day -- outdoor as well as indoors -- have good quality with sufficient details and colour reproduction.

There is noticeable background noise in the low-light photos though. The Night mode does brighten up the photos to some extent. The ultra-wide sensor is not that great either and you will find photos lacking in details.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Performance

Samsung Galaxy F42 smartphone is a 5G device and comes with support for 12 5G bands. This means as and when the 5G network is rolled out in India, the Galaxy F42 will support 5G connectivity. The handset is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor which is a good processor. It can take care of your daily smartphone needs without any major hiccups. The handset offers up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage.

The phone’s performance is smooth. It can handle multi tasking and will not stutter when switching from one application to another. We did not face any call drop issues on the phone during our usage. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G can also handle casual gaming. Playing light games like Candy Crush is smooth. There is no heating or lag while playing these games. We do not recommend the phone for other heavy games though.

Audio performance of the phone is decent. The audio output is loud enough for a small room. Quality of the audio is not cheap either. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G runs on the company’s own One UI 3 based on Android 11 operating system. Running a custom OS, the device comes with its own share of bloatware. There are some pre-installed apps on the phone which if you want can be uninstalled. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G offers system-wide dark modes and can be customised using themes as per one’s choice.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G: Battery

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is powered by a 5000mAh battery. The phone comes with a 15-watt charging adapter. Samsung says that the phone offers fast charging, but it’s not that really fast. You may have to wait for over two hours before the phone gets completely charged.

Once fully charged, the device can last easily for a day and more. This is for an average user with 4-5 hours of online video streaming, calls and day-to-day performance.


Samsung Galaxy F42 5G comes with a starting price of Rs 17,999. The handset does lag behind in terms of camera performance and quick charging. But a smooth colourful display, a long battery life cover up and a decent performing chipset make it a compatible budget choice.

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Samsung Galaxy F42 5G PRICE IN INDIA

StoreProduct NamePrice
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G (Matte Black, 128GB, 6GB RAM)17,549

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G FAQ

Does Samsung Galaxy F42 5G support the 5G network?
Yes, Samsung Galaxy F42 5G does support 5G.
What are the best alternatives to Samsung Galaxy F42 5G ?
The best alternatives to Samsung Galaxy F42 5G are as follows:
What is the screen size of Samsung Galaxy F42 5G ?
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G features a 6.6 inches (16.76 cm) display with a screen resolution of 2408 x 1080 Pixels.
What is the RAM capacity of Samsung Galaxy F42 5G ?
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is available with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage capacity.
What is the price of Samsung Galaxy F42 5G ?
Price of Samsung Galaxy F42 5G in India is ₹ 23,999 .
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