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In a nutshell

  • 6.6” Super AMOLED HD+ display
  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP quad cameras
  • 128 GB internal storage
  • 5G connectivity
  • Samsung A42 5G available in Black, Grey and White

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“Sometimes three cameras just aren’t enough. Bring out your inner photographer with the four back cameras. Capture the detail, even in the dark with Night mode, or get experimenting with Hyperlapse mode.”

What Users Say

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  • Operating System

    Android 10

  • Camera

    48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP Quad Rear Camera

  • Display

    6.6 inches

  • Storage

    Available in 128GB

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Overview

Galaxy A42 5G Galaxy A42 5G

Awesome is
for everyone

Life just got a little more awesome with the sleek and stylish Galaxy A42 5G. Enjoy an amazing camera for capturing your favourite moments, a 6.6" Infinity-U Display for binge-watching your favourite entertainment, and a Long Lasting Battery that will keep you going.

Awesome
5G1

Connectivity

Long Lasting
Battery

5,000mAh2

Amazing
Camera

4 x Rear,
1 x Front

Awesome
5G1

Connectivity

Long Lasting
Battery

5,000mAh2

Amazing
Camera

4 x Rear,
1 x Front

Awesome 5G
for everyone

Phenomenal download speeds, buffer-free streaming1 and smoother video calls. Galaxy A42 5G unlocks the awesome power of 5G1 network connectivity for everyone. Download a Full HD movie at speeds that’ll simply blow your mind. Say goodbye to lag when video calling mates. And social butterflies can create instant #FOMO and share pics and videos in the blink of an eye. With Galaxy A42 5G, you can do all the things you love, faster than ever before.

Charge less.
Do more.

Make the most of it without worrying about running out of juice. A powerful, Long Lasting 5,000mAh (typical)2 battery and 15W Fast Charging means you can play, surf, share, stream and download to your heart’s content. Galaxy A42 5G also comes with 128GB storage, expandable up to 1TB with a MicroSD card3 – that’s enough space to store tons of pics and HD vids.

Up to 15W of Fast Charging
5,000 mAh

Give it your
best shot

Insta-friendly selfies. Ultra wide panoramas. Detail-rich macros. Stunning portraits. Galaxy A42 5G has four rear cameras to unleash the photographer in you. The 48MP Main Camera shoots in stunning 4K. The 20MP Selfie Camera with Smart Beauty helps you look your best from any angle. The Ultra Wide camera helps you make sure no one’s left out. And if that weren’t enough, a 5MP depth camera allows you to create natural-looking Bokeh effect.

Awesome display

Galaxy A42 5G has a stunning, 6.6" Infinity-U Display. Thanks to Super AMOLED technology, your everyday content looks its best - sharp, crisp and clear. With less bezel and more screen, Galaxy A42 5G is made for entertainment. Whether you’re bingeing on your favourite show or scrolling through social feeds, you simply won’t be able to take your eyes off it.

Stand out design.
Outstanding tech.

Sleek and eye-catching, Galaxy A42 5G is guaranteed to thrill. The layered pattern on the back gives it a premium, modern finish. And the ergonomic design and rounded corners ensure a comfortable grip - really handy because you’ll want to hold Galaxy A42 5G for hours on end.

3MicroSD card available seperately

3MicroSD card available seperately

Compare models

Galaxy A42 5G
Galaxy A51 5G
Galaxy A51
Performance
Snapdragon 7225 Performance
Exynos 980 Performance
Exynos 9611 Performance
Camera
48MP Wide
8MP Ultra Wide
5MP Depth
5MP Macro
20MP Front Camera
48MP Wide
12MP Ultra Wide
5MP Depth
5MP Macro
32MP Front Camera
48MP Wide
12MP Ultra Wide
5MP Depth
5MP Macro
32MP Front Camera
Display
6.6"HD+
Infinity-U Display
6.5"HD+
Infinity-O Display
6.5"FHD+
Infinity-O Display
Battery
5,000mAh2 Battery
4,500mAh2 Battery
4,000mAh2 Battery
Fast Charging
15W Fast Charging
15W Fast Charging
15W Fast Charging
Memory
4GB RAM Memory
6GB RAM Memory
6GB RAM Memory
Storage
128GB Storage
128GB Storage
128GB Storage
SD Card
Up to 1TB3 SD Card
Up to 1TB3 SD Card
Up to 1TB3 SD Card
Colours
Prism Dot Black
Prism Dot Grey
Prism Dot White
Colours
Prism Cube Black
Prism Cube White
Colours
Prism Crush Black
Prism Crush Blue
Prism Crush Silver
Prism Crush White
Colours
Dimensions
164.3 x 75.8 x 8.6mm Dimensions
158.9 x 73.6 x 8.7mm Dimensions
158.9 x 73.6 x 8.7mm Dimensions
Weight
193g Weight
187g Weight
172g Weight

1Requires 5G network connection.

2Typical value based on testing under third party lab conditions. Rated capacity for Galaxy A42 5G is
4,860mAh, 4,370mAh for Galaxy A51 5G and 3,890mAh for Galaxy A51.

3MicroSD card available separately.

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SPECIFICATION SUMMARY

WHAT's IN THE BOX

The box contains

  • Device
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • SIM card removal tool
  • Quick Start Guide

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Dimensions

    • 164.2 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm

    • 193 grams

  • Calls & Messages

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android 10

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Special Features

    • Bixby/Google Assistant

  • Battery

    • USB Type-C

    • 5000 mAh

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 4K @ 24fps

    • 20 megapixels

    • UHD 4K (3840x2160) @ 30fps, FHD (1920x1080) @ 30fps (rear)

    • Single Take, Photo, Video, Bixby Vision, AR Emoji, Food, Hyperlapse, Live Focus, Panorama, Pro, Slow Motion(rear only), Super slow-mo(rear only), Macro, Night

    • 48 megapixels

  • Music and entertainment

    • Mono Speaker

  • Display

    • Corning Gorilla Glass 3

    • Full HD Plus

    • 256 ppi

    • Super AMOLED, Infinity-U

    • 720 x 1600 pixels

    • 6.6 inches

  • Processor

    • Qualcomm SM7225

    • 4 GB

Accessories

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Samsung 25w USB-C Super Fast Charger Black

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Samsung S View Wallet for Galaxy A42 5G Black

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CPW Essential Bundle for Samsung Galaxy A42 No Colour

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Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shocking performance Terrible lag with regards to taking pictures and even when it comes to typing an email or a message it just doesn't seem to preform properly. It's a shame as the picture quality isn't too bad and the battery is really good but it's an annoying device to use.
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous phone, does everyte ameching I need it to I've had this phone since January, moved from Huawei as it was needing to be recharged twice a day. Great camera, fast and responsive. I particularly like to face recognition and the fingerprint sign on features, even through the screen protector. Loads of space, runs everything I need. Never had any issues in transferring over to it and so glad I moved to Samsung. Upgraded Android easily.
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New phone angst had it 10 days . Not keen phone lock not working all the time . Turning off is very difficult. It gets hot if used for any length of time. I am taking it back to supplier to try to exchange .
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All rounder found everything about the phone to be a big upgrade on my last, cant fault it
Date published: 2021-04-12
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