The Galaxy M42 5G is the newest addition to the Galaxy M sequence and the primary to sport 5G connectivity. It can also be at the moment essentially the most reasonably priced Samsung smartphone with 5G connectivity in India. Launched at a beginning value of Rs. 21,999, the Galaxy M42 5G goals to deliver 5G to the mass market, however Samsung is not the one producer on this race. With a number of funds 5G smartphones now out there, does the Galaxy M42 5G have the higher hand? I bought to spend a while with this smartphone and listed here are my first impressions.
Galaxy M42 5G value in India
The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is priced at Rs. 21,999 for the bottom variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The increased variant of the Galaxy M42 5G has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and retails at Rs 23,999.
Galaxy M42 5G design
The Galaxy M42 5G bears an uncanny resemblance to the Galaxy A42 5G, and unsurprisingly these units have quite a bit in widespread. Since the latter hasn’t been launched in India but, the M42 5G seems to be contemporary. This is an enormous smartphone and it has a 6.6-inch show with a dewdrop notch on the prime. Build high quality appears good and the physique doesn’t really feel plasticky. It has a polycarbonate again with a shiny end which Samsung refers to as “Glasstic”. This end is kind of inclined to smudges. I discovered myself wiping the again panel very often to maintain it clear. Samsung doesn’t present a case within the field which might have helped hold fingerprints off.
You get to decide on between two color choices for the Galaxy M42 5G, Prism Dot Gray and Prism Dot Black. I had the latter with me, which has a color block end with the highest quarter being strong black whereas the remainder will get progressively lighter. The decrease three-quarters of the again additionally displays gentle in an iridescent sample. I discovered all this a bit too flashy for my liking, and the shortage of a refined color possibility might make this selection somewhat tougher for some individuals.
The Galaxy M42 5G has a square-shaped digital camera module that homes 4 sensors, with the LED flash slightly below. It protrudes very barely and I do not see this being an issue. I discovered the button placement on the Galaxy M42 5G to be good as I may attain them simply whereas holding the machine. Samsung has curved the again panel alongside the perimeters making it simple to grip this smartphone. It is not too cumbersome, measuring 8.6mm in thickness and weighing 193g. I discovered the burden to be effectively distributed whereas holding the machine.
Galaxy M42 5G specs
Samsung has used the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor to energy the Galaxy M42 5G. This processor can also be seen powering direct opponents such because the Moto G 5G and the Xiaomi MI 10i(Review). It’ll be fascinating to see how the Galaxy M42 5G fares towards these units. The 6.6-inch Super AMOLED show sports activities an HD+ decision which is stunning and disappointing for a smartphone that prices over Rs. 20,000. The Galaxy M42 5G has an in-display fingerprint scanner that’s simple to achieve. The show does have Corning Gorilla Glass Three for defense which ought to assist hold it secure from scratches.
There is a tiny dewdrop notch on the prime that homes a 20-megapixel selfie digital camera. The quad-camera system on the rear consists of a 48-megapixel major digital camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle digital camera, a 5-megapixel macro digital camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
You can select between 6GB and 8GB RAM variants of the Galaxy M42 5G however storage capability stays the identical at 128GB. You can broaden storage by upto 1TB utilizing the hybrid dual-SIM tray which suggests this comes at the price of the second SIM. Samsung may have provided the next storage variant or gone with a devoted slot for storage growth.
Samsung did shock us with a large 7,000mAh battery within the Galaxy M51(Review) however the firm hasn’t gone down the identical path this time. You get a 5,000mAh battery on the Galaxy M42 5G which continues to be greater than common nowadays. The smartphone has assist for 15W quick charging and comes with a 15W charger within the field.
On the software program entrance, Samsung affords OneUI 3.1 (not OneUI Core) on prime of Android 11. The smartphone was working the March Android safety patch however bought an replace to the April patch quickly after unboxing it. OneUI will really feel acquainted to Samsung customers and I didn’t discover the UI expertise to be totally different from the Galaxy A52 which I just lately examined. There is a few bloatware preinstalled, which I might advocate that customers uninstall proper after setup. Overall, the UI appears easy and the general expertise feels polished.
Samsung has picked a robust processor for the Galaxy M42 5G to take the battle to the competitors. While the Rs. 21,999 beginning value is aggressive, it does make me ponder whether Samsung has reduce corners to achieve it. So is the Galaxy M42 5G a smartphone price recommending? I’ll reply this within the full evaluation, coming quickly.