Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy A42 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
samsung galaxy a42 5g
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
samsung galaxy s21 5g
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung
Announced 2020, September 02 2021, January 14
Status Available. Released 2020, November 11 Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, January 29
Price - Rs. 69,999 ($799.99) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot White, Prism Dot Gray Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm
(6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 in)
151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
(5.97 x 2.8 x 0.31 in)
Weight 193 g (6.81 oz) 169 g (5.96 oz)
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM), Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM), Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 - Europe
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
LTE
Messaging
Build Features - Fingerprint Sensor (under display, optical)
- Fingerprint Sensor (under display, ultrasonic)
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support) ANT+

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.1 Android 11
User Interface One UI 2.1 One UI 3.1
Processor Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570), Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750 5G (8 nm) [Similar] Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International / Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680 - USA/China/Korea, Exynos 2100 - International / Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 - USA/China/Korea [Similar]
GPU Adreno 619 [Similar] Mali-G78 MP14 - International / Adreno 660 - USA/China/Korea [Similar]
RAM 8 GB [Browse Similar] 8 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 128 GB 256 GB
External Memory microSDXC microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

display Display

Type HD+ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
120Hz Refresh Rate
HDR10+
1300 nits (peak)
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Always-on display
Colors 16M Colour 16M Colour
Size 6.6 inches [Similar] 6.2 inches [Similar]
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels (266 ppi) 1080 x 2400 pixels (424 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 84.18% 86.12%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes no
Radio Unspecified FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP [Similar] 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP [Similar]
Flash LED Flash LED Flash
Features 48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Panorama, HDR
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Auto-HDR, Panorama
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@480fps 8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
Front Camera 20 MP, f/2.2, 0.8µm
HDR
1080p@30fps [Similar]
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Dual video call, Auto-HDR, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Browser Yes Yes

memory User Memory

Internal 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 128 GB, 4 GB RAM UFS 2.1 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 8 GB RAM UFS 3.1
Expandable Storage microSDXC microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
USB OTG Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint supported fingerprint supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
Magnetic-Field Sensor (Compass) magnetic field sensor present magnetic field sensor present
Gyroscope Sensor gyroscope sensor present gyroscope sensor present
Barometer Sensor barometer sensor not present barometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Fast battery charging 15W
Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Fast battery charging 25W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Capacity 5000 mAh 4000 mAh
Stand by - -
Talk Time - -