Nokia 4.2, the latest offering of HMD in India is a budget device, with mid-range Android. This smartphone is powered by Android v9.0 (Pie). Nokia 4.2 is a feature-packed smartphone that comes with a display screen of 5.71 inches (14.5 cm) and has the screen resolution of 720 X 1520 Pixels. This device is powered by 1.95 GHz Octa-Core processor with 3GB RAM. Nokia 4.2 houses dual camera on the rear side and with an 8MP camera on the front.
DISPLAY: Nokia 4.2 comes with the screen size of 5.71 inches HD+ display with a water-drop notch that houses a selfie camera. The a-Si TFT LCD screen has got the resolution of 720 X 1520 Pixels. On the other hand, it has the aspect ratio of 19:9 and the pixel density of 270PPI. The display screen also features adaptive brightness feature, in addition, night light feature has been added for reducing blue light emission. Nokia 4.2 comes with the capacitive, multi-touch screen.
DESIGN: Nokia 4.2 looks as if it is designed for one-hand use. It measures 148.9mm X 71.3mm X 8.3mm and weighs 161 grams. It is comparatively lightweight and is handy in size and easily fits in the pocket due to its small size. It comes in two colors: Black and Pink Sand.
SOFTWARE AND PROCESSOR: Nokia 4.2 delivers a pure Android experience running on Android v9.0 (Pie). It is powered by an Octa-Core Processor that has the primary clock speed of 2GHz. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset mated with Adreno 505 GPU.
BATTERY: Nokia 4.2 is packed with non-removable 3000 mAh battery. The battery is Li-ion and supports up to 18 hours talk time in 3G network.
CAMERA: this handset sports dual rear camera and one front camera. The dual rear camera is combined with a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 Physical Aperture (1.12 micron) and a 2MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 Physical Aperture (1.7 microns). On the front side of the phone is an 8MP camera with f/2.0 Physical Aperture (1.12 micron). There is a rear flash that helps low light photography.
VARIANTS: Nokia 4.2 is available in different two variants. The base variant has 2GB RAM 16GB onboard storage, whereas, the high-end variant comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage.
PRICE IN INDIA: The price of Nokia 4.2 starts from Rs 9,410/- and maximum price of around Rs 12,377.
What is in the box?
Handset, travel adaptor, Charging data cable, Headset, quick guide and SIM door key.
|Price in India||Minimum Rs 9,410/-|
|Display||5.71 inches (14.5 cm)|
|Performance||2GHz GHz octa-core processor|
|Camera||13MP + 2MP|
|Launch date in India||May 2019|
|Launch date in India||May 2019|
|Operating System||Android v9.0 (Pie)|
|SIM Slots||Dual SIM, GSM + GSM, Dual VoLTE|
|SIM size||SIM 1: nano, SIM 2: nano|
|Processor||2.0 GHz Octa-core|
|Core details||Octa-core (2.0 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A 53 + 1.45 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A 53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439|
|Colors||Black, Pink Sand|
|Display type||a-Si TFT LCD|
|Bezel-less display||Yes, with waterdrop notch|
|Screen to body ratio calculated||76.27%|
|Screen Size||5.71 inches (14.5cm)|
|Screen resolution||720 X 1520 Pixels|
|Touch screen||Yes, Capacitive touch screen, multi-touch|
|Screen protection||2.5D Gorilla Glass|
|Expandable||Yes, up to 400 GB|
|USB OTG support||Yes|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Camera features||Fixed focus|
|Image resolution||4128 X 3096 Pixels|
|Auto Focus||Yes, Phase detection|
|Shooting Modes||Continuous shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Physical Aperture||F 2.0|
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash (rear)|
|Video recording||1080 @ 30 fps FHD|
|Rear Camera||13MP + 2MP, 13MP f/2.2 (Primary camera), 2MP (Depth Sensor) with autofocus|
|Talk time||Up to 18 hours (3G)|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi, 802.11, b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|USB Connectivity||Mass storage device, USB charging micro USB|
|Network support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass|
|SIM Size||SIM 1: Nano SIM 2: Nano|
|USB features||USB Tethering, USB charging|
|Fingerprint sensor||Yes, On the rear side of the phone|
|Extra sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
Nokia 4.2 Review:
Nokia 4.2 is a budget device, which is light in weight weighing about 161grams. It is handy and doesn’t slip easily from the hand. The phone seems as if it is designed for one-hand use as it comes in small size and fits easily in the pocket. It has pretty looked with premium curved edges and measures 148.95mm long, 71.33mm wide and 8.39mm thick. Furthermore, it has a glossy finish with gradient design and comes in two different color options like Black and Pink Sand. On the downside, the glossy panel easily attracts smudges and dust. The display is notched with thin bezels on the sides and thick bezels on top and chin, the waterdrop notch houses a front camera, whereas the dual camera sits vertically on the rear panel, followed by a Fingerprint sensor beneath. While on the sides of the phone there are multiple buttons and ports designed for different purposes. On the left side of the phone, there is a dedicated Google Assistant Button, that performs a single-use button. There is a power button as well that duals itself for notification light too. Above it, there is a volume rocker button.
Besides, the phone also features a 3.5mm jack, micro USB port, a sim tray that accommodates two nano sim cards and a memory card (up to 400GB), primary and secondary speakers.
Nokia 4.2 comes with the screen size of 5.71 inches (14.5 cm) with a resolution of 720 X 1520 Pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen comes protected with 2.5D glass. Display screen supports biometric face unlock feature. But it is not too exciting in terms of specifications. The display has sub-par viewing angles, while the texts, images, and videos appear sharper. The adaptive brightness feature avails you to adjust the brightness accordingly. Alongside, there is a night light mode, which gives better screen viewing experience in dark.
The phone packs a 3000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery. It barely manages to come throughout a full day usage, and there is also no fast charging option.
Nokia 4.2 operates on Android v9.0 (Pie). It is powered by 2.0GHz octa-core processor. It is also powered by Adreno 505 GPU which supports the smooth running of casual games like temple run, candy crush, etc. However, it is not for the gaming buddies, as the heavy games like PUBG, Asphalt, and others run at their lowest rate. Nokia 4.2 comes in two variant 2GB/3GB RAM with 16GB/32GB onboard storage.
Nokia 4.2 houses dual rear camera of 13MP + 2MP and front camera 8MP. Along with dual camera that is positioned on the rear side which supports LED flash, rear side also houses the fingerprint scanner. The rear camera also comes with pro editing tools which turn snaps into best photos. There is also a support to video recording at the frame rate of 1080 X 30fps. It also supports continuous shooting, High Dynamic Range mode. But sharpness takes a backseat. The bokeh effect and portrait are supported to give a good picture to a certain extent. There are several other beautification filters that improve the face appearance through different options like smoothening the skin and lightening the color, eyes enlargement, thinning of the jawlines, etc.
Not only photos, but the rear and front cameras also work well for video recording as well. It is capable of recording only average quality videos at HD Resolution, but you cannot adjust the frame rate and aspect ratio.
The display comes with biometric face unlock feature which conveniently opens phone in few second thus you can escape from the boring password, pattern lock. Also, a fingerprint sensor rests on the rear panel that helps to unlock it.
Other than this is the Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor. This phone supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot. It can be used to browse your wish websites within seconds.
COMPARISON Nokia 4.2 vs Samsung Galaxy M20:
A competitor to Nokia 4.2 in terms of features and price is Samsung Galaxy M20 So, let’s make the comparison from the below table.
|Samsung Galaxy M20|
|Nokia 4.2 has got 5.71” screen with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution|
|Samsung Galaxy M20 has got 6.3’’ screen with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution|
|Nokia 4.2: Is powered by octa-core processor having the clock speed of 2.0GHz|
|Samsung M20: Powered by octa-core processor having the clock speed of 1.8GHz|
|Nokia 4.2: A dual camera with 13MP and 2MP lens sits vertically on the rear panel, while the waterdrop notch on the front houses a single camera lens of 8MP|
|Samsung M20: A dual camera with 13MP and 5MP lens sits vertically on the rear panel, while the waterdrop notch on the front houses a single camera lens of 8MP|
|Nokia 4.2: NokiaBattery capacity is designed to have 3000mAh. Li-ion battery, non-removable battery|
|Samsung M20: It is packed with a Li-Po battery and has the capacity of 5000mAh|
Operating system: Both Nokia 4.2 and Samsung M20 runs on Runs on Android 9 (Pie)
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