Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

  • Screen Size: 6.6 inches
  • OS: Android 10; One UI 2
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz, Octa-core
  • STORAGE: 128GB\6GB
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 8MP+ 5MP + 5MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Battery: 5000mAh Li-Po
  • Colors: Prism Dot Gray, Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot White



Samsung Galaxy A42 5G in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Price in Kenya is 42000 shillings. Samsung Galaxy A42 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G, Octa-Core Processor A 6.6-inch Display, a 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP Quad lens Primary Camera, 20MP f/2.0, front camera. This smartphone runs One UI 2 based on Android 10 with 128 GB of internal storage and 6 GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy A42 powered by a 5,000mAh  Li-Po Fast charging battery. This phone comes in Prism Dot Gray, Prism, and Dot Black. Buy Samsung Galaxy A42 online at best price in Kenya at BarakaPhones.


This smartphone was a successor of the Samsung A40 and Samsung A41. Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is of 3 RAM preferences that are 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB with an internal storage of 128 GB. The phone was announced on 2nd September 2020 and released on 11th of November 2020.

It has an impressive battery capacity of 5,00mAh and is fast charging at 15 W. It has 2,3 and 4 G network work bands enabling it to work on different grounds. The phone operates through the Android 10, One UI 2.5 OS in addition to efficiently connecting to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and radio Fm. The phone is available in Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot White, and Prism Dot gray colors.


The phone has a gorgeous prism dot look thus making it more attractive. The super AMOLED screen in this phone is of 6.6 inches display which is much larger than that of Samsung Galaxy A40, giving you a much wider view. However, its 720 x 1600 resolution is a drop from the 1080x 2400 of the Samsung Galaxy A41.the phone has a density of 266ppi and 20:9 ratios. The screen-to-body ratio is 84.3%.


Samsung Galaxy A42 5G weighs 193g and has 164.4 x75.9×8.6 mm dimensions. It can fit well in your hand thus allowing you to easily pressing of the screen while using the phone. On the screen is the U-shaped notch that doesn’t have any effect on the display while at the bottom is the fingerprint scanner that quickly scans your finger giving you access to your phone. The back cameras are located on the right-hand-side back of the phone.


The Samsung Galaxy A41 had three rear cameras of 48MP, 8MP, and 5 MP. In this Samsung Galaxy, A42 5G is an improvement on the back are quad cameras. There is a 48 MP (wide), 8MP (ultra-wide), 5MP (macro), and 5MP (depth). The LED flash, Panorama, and HDR feature further boost the images produced. These rear cameras can record videos at 1080p@30fps.

On the front is a selfie camera of 20MP with HDR features and records videos at a similar rate to that of the rear cameras. Whether you are alone on your trips or out with your crew it possible to be involved in group photos through the wonderful front camera.


The android 10, One UI 2.5 operating system has dark mode features among others that boost the battery duration by adapting to the environmental brightness to preserve power.  It also improves your visibility in areas of too much brightness as well as protects your sight by dimming the screen when in darker regions. The Samsung Galaxy A40 used Android 9(pie) which is lesser impressive when you compare to one in this smartphone. Samsung Galaxy A42 5G task speed is enabled by the powerful Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750 5G (8 nm) chipset. It has Octa-core with 2×2.2 GHz Kryo 570 and 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 570 speed.

The mobile has an FM radio for you to tune inconveniently at any time at any place. Furthermore, the radio does not require an internet connection and can be listened to even in public. There is a 3.5mm jack for inserting the earphone while you can get better audio it’s the most preferable output.

Graphics and gaming in Galaxy A42 5G

You can have the graphic option on your phone as this mobile has Adreno 619 GPU offering you graphical options. further, the GPU enables you to effectively play graphic intense games. The large battery capacity can keep gaming sessions for much longer as compared to the Samsung Galaxy M40 which has a similar storage capacity as this one. The mobile has huge RAM of 4 GB or 6GB or 8GB thus allows you to install games. You can as well run them alongside other open apps without causing lags. With the 5G coverage of the network, you can also play games online conveniently.


The optical fingerprint under the display located on the screen allows you to access your phone with more and still maintain your privacy. The strategic location is directly propositional to the thumb that will easily press against the screen for scanning. This fingerprint connects easily and so quickly to the processor. This is one way to maintain your mobile’s privacy. You can as well use the Android locks offered by the OS are also great security on your phone.


The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G connects to Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot. Similar connectivity is seen in the Samsung Galaxy A40. The phone works well at 2G, 3G, 4G as well as 5G Network Bands. This gives you a wide ground from which you can use your phone at. Even in the most remote areas with the lowest network, the mobile will ensure you stay online.

This phone has Bluetooth compatibility as that of the Samsung Galaxy A41. It is of 5.0, A2DP, LE, features. With NFC the device can connect with much ease with Bluetooth-enabled devices. The NFC boost connectivity by allowing all close-range devices to connect. Once you turn on the Bluetooth you will be able to see all the available devices that you can share with the intended files. It has a USB port with Type-C 2.0 features. With this, you can conveniently charge and transfer documents.

The GPS allows you to locate the phone as well as tag your current location to whoever you desire. With the aid of the compass and accelerometer sensor, the GPS is likely to give you more clear details. On the other hand, is the proximity sensor that ensures undisrupted display activities.


The battery capacity possessed by the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is way better than the 4000mAh of Samsung Galaxy A50s and 3500mAh Samsung Galaxy A41. For this phone, the battery has a whole 5,000mAh. Although they all have a similar charging rate of 15W the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has done marvelously in terms of holding power. The battery is of Li-Po type and is non-removable, (permanently screwed)


All the preferences of this phone come with expandable internal storage of 128 GB however you can choose the size of Ram you prefer. The available options are 4 GB,6GB, and 8GB. This phone’s storage can even be made larger in case you need more by inserting a microSDXC card in the shared SIM slot.

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