Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Review: Excellent Performance & Battery Life | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 13/01/2022 12:50 AM IST.
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Samsung on 29/09/2021 launched the Galaxy F42 5G which is a mid-range android smartphone in India priced at Rs.20,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it. 
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1. Performance [8.6/10]
Device comes with Mediatek's Dimensity 700 7nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with Samsung's One UI 3.1 interface on top. The overall performance should be Excellent as it features,
  • 2 ARM-Cortex A76 clocked at 2.2 Ghz & 6 ARM-Cortex A55 clocked at 2.0 Ghz with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU.
  • 6/8GB RAM & 128GB Storage.
2. Battery [8.6/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh battery which supports 15W fast charging. The battery life should be excellent as it features,
  • Bigger battery size.
  • 7nm fabrication of the SOC.
  • 15W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 8 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.

3. Features [8.6/10]
The device comes with excellent features which includes,
  • Important sensors: Fingerprint & Gyroscope.
  • Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE & AAC), USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dedicated Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, 5G, dual 4G, VoLTE & VoWiFi) & Micro SD card slot. 
  • Audio features: Single speaker & 3.5mm headphone jack.
4. Display [8.4/10]
Device comes with 6.6 inch display which should offer great quality as it features,
  • IPS LCD panel, 90 Hz refresh rate & FHD+ [2400 X 1080 pixels] resolution.
  • Excellent 399 ppi sharpness & 20:9 aspect ratio.
4. Camera [8.2/10]
Device comes with [3] rear cameras with LED flash & [1] front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be excellent [8.6/10] in day & very good [7.2/10] in night as it features [camera features: 0.3],
  • Main: 64MP with f/1.8 aperture, wide-angle lens, PDAF & HDR.
  • Ultrawide: 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, 115 degree FOV, 1/5.0" Sensor size & 1.12 micron pixel.
  • Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
  • Video recording options include 2K QWXGA [1152p@30fps]. It features Movie Frame, Portrait Mode, Night Mode & more.
  • Front: 8MP with f/2.0 Aperture, wide-angle lens & HDR.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
6. Form Factor [8/10]
  • Dimensions: 167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm & Weight: 203 gms.
  • Build: Corning Gorilla Glass with plastic frame & back.
7. Box Contents: Samsung Galaxy F42 5G [Device itself], 15W Adapter, Type-C cable, Guides / Paper work, Warranty card & SIM tool.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
2 Price: Rs.20,999 & Rs.22,999.
2 Variants: 6+128GB & 8+128GB. 
2 Colors: Matt Black & Aqua Blue.
Availability: Available from 03/10/2021 via,
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Launch Offer: Rs.3000 Off as Introductory price. 

9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Excellent performance   - No 4K/FHD@60fps video
 + Excellent battery life   - Display quality could be better 
 + Excellent features   - Slight Premium price
 + Great display  
 + Great camera    
 + Great build    

1. Product Rating: 8.4/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7.2/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.8/10.

10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is an great smartphone at a very good price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for a great smartphone with excellent performance & battery life in the 20K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.
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