Nokia G42: Full Specs, Price, and Features

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Nokia G42 is a budget Android smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ processor. Other key secs include a 6.56-inch IPS LCD screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The body is made from recycled plastic.

Welcome to our complete guide to the Nokia G42. On this page, we cover everything you need to know about this mobile device, including its specifications, price, release date, and more.

Nokia G42: brief information

  • OS: Android 13
  • Release Date: 2023
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G/5G
  • Display: 6.56-inch, 720 x 1612 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 50 MP
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • ROM: 128 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
Nokia G42 smartphone
This is the Nokia G42

Detailed Specs

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE.
  • 5G mobile network bands: NSA/SA
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 13

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 165 x 75.8 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 193g
  • Display: 6.56 inches, 720 x 1612 pixels, 90 Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Colours: Purple. Grey.
  • Physical Build: Recycled Plastic; IP52 rating

Internal Hardware Specifications

  • CPU/Processor: 64-bit, 2.2 GHz Octa-core
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM4350-AC Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8 nm)
  • GPU/Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 619
  • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
  • Extended/Virtual RAM:
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • External Storage: microSDXC

Photography, Video Recording

  • Main Camera: 50 MP main sensor + 2 MP macro lens + 2 MP depth sensor, autofocus, dual LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, fixed focus, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: No.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): No.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; side-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Blaster: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth Version: 5.1
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. Type-C. USB-OTG.
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specifications and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 5000 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 20W fast charging, Power Delivery 3.0, QC3
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number:

Launch/Release Dates and Information

  • Announced: June 2023
  • Release Date: June 2023

Prices in the USA, UK, and EU

  • USA: $
  • United Kingdom (UK): £199
  • European Union (EU): €250

The above prices may change with time from country to country, as market forces and economic policies influence product price movements.

Does Nokia G42 have Google Play Store?

It supports Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.

Will Nokia G42 work in the USA?

This is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make inquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

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