Samsung Galaxy M42 5G

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Summary

The Galaxy M42 5G is the first smartphone in Samsung’s M series to support 5G in India. It has a big 6.6-inch HD+ display with a dewdrop notch and a polycarbonate back panel. The HD+ resolution at this price is a major downgrade. The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has a 5,000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging which is slower than what competition offers.

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G processor and has two variants, with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, while storage is 128GB. The Galaxy M42 5G runs OneUI 3.1 on top of Android 11. The 5,000mAh battery offered very good battery life but charging at 15W was slow.

Samsung’s quad-camera managed good during daylight with accurate colours. Closeups too were crisp and had good details. Low Light shots were average but Night mode did show improvements. Samsung has cut corners by offering an HD+ display on the Galaxy M42 5G, and you will be better off looking for other options at this price.  

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Full Specifications


Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy M42 5G
Price in India ₹21,990
Release date 28th April 2021
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Thickness 8.6
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot Gray

Screen size (inches) 6.60
Touchscreen Yes

Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 1000

Rear camera 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 5-megapixel
No. of Rear Cameras 4
Front camera 20-megapixel
No. of Front Cameras 1

Operating system Android 11
Skin OneUI 3.1

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00