Samsung’s A-Series and M-Series have already covered the whole mid-range market and again, Samsung is coming up with Galaxy F-Series. Fight between siblings is already ignited and now, it gets even more fierce. Samsung is launching F-Series smartphones regularly in Nepal and the latest one is Galaxy F42 5G. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is available in Nepal with a starting price of Rs. 31,999 for 6/128GB variant.
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Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Overview
For the mid-range price segment, Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is welcomed in the list of Best Smartphones Under Rs. 40000 in Nepal but the competition is tough and this device might face hard times with the competitors. Features that might attract customers are
- 64 MP Rear Camera
- 12 Bands 5G
- 5000mAh Battery
- 6.6 inches Full HD+ Display
- Expandable Memory up to 1TB
Let’s discuss the features and specs of this device with different aspects of a smartphone.
Just like iPhone 13, Samsung mid-range smartphones arrive with the same design time and again. Galaxy F42 5G arrives with the same design as of Samsung Galax A22 5G. It has a water-drop notch on the top which the company prefers to call “Infinity-V” display and has thick bezel at the bottom. This phone has 167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm dimensions and weighs 203 g.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G comes in a 6.6-inches TFT LCD display means NO AMOLED panel and we are disappointed with it. Thanks to the company, it has a 90Hz refresh rate. This display supports 1080 x 2408 pixels resolution and got 82.1% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 ratio and 400 ppi density. The display is covered by Glass but the variant is not mentioned.
The popularity of Dimensity chipset is growing in mid-range smartphones and we find most mid-range devices coming with Dimensity processors. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC which is an octa-core processor based on 7nm technology and has clock speed up to 2.2GHz. This is the same chipset that powers Poco M3 Pro 5G which is also available in the Nepali market.
The task of graphics is handled by Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. Onto the memory, this device has 6/8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage variants. The latter can be expandable up to 1TB via a dedicated microSD slot. It’s running on One UI Core 3.1 based on Android 11.
If there is one thing that attracts customers to Samsung’s mid-range smartphones then its Camera. Samsung has put much effort into its camera and users are loving it. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G has a triple rear camera fitted inside the square camera bump. The rear camera is led by 64MP Primary Wide Lens which is supported by 5MP Ultra-wide lens with 115˚FOV and 2MP Depth Sensor. The front quarter of the camera bump is filled with LED flash.
On the front, it has an 8MP Single Selfie camera. Both front and rear cameras can record video in 1080p@30fps.
Battery & Others
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is fueled by non-removable, Li-Po 5000mAh battery and also got 15W fast charging, USB Type-C 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. For biometric, it has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock is available as usual in most of the devices.
Two color options are available with this device as Matte Aqua, and Matte Black. For connectivity, it has dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, SA/NSA/Sub6 5G Bands.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Technical Specifications
- 167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm
- 203 grams
- Glass Front, plastic back, plastic frame
- 6.6 inches TFT LCD, 90Hz refesh rate
- 82.1% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 400ppi density
- MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G
- 7 nm Technology
- 2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
- RAM: 6/8GB
- Memory: 128GB
- Rear Camera:
- 64 MP, f/1.8, OIS [Primary Wide Lens]
- 5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm [Ultrawide]
- 5MP, f/2.4 [Depth]
- Camera Video: 1080p@30fps [Both Rear & Front]
- Front Camera:
- 8 MP, f/2.0
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-band), Wi-Fi Direct
- Bluetooth 5.0
- A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- USB Type-C 2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Proximity
- Audio: Dolby Atmos audio, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Biometric Security: Side-Mounted Fingerprint , Face unlock
- Li-Ion 5000mAh, non-removable
- Fast charging 15W
- Colors: Matte Black, Matte Aqua
- Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Price in Nepal: Rs. 31,999 [6/128GB], Rs. 34,999 [8/128GB]
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Price in Nepal, Availability
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G was launched in Nepal with the starting price of Rs. 34,999 for 6/128GB but after price cut, this device is available for just Rs. 31,999. The higher 8/128GB variant cost Rs. 34,999.
|Samsung Galaxy F42 5G||Old Price||New Price in Nepal|
|6/128GB||Rs. 34,999||Rs. 31,999|
|8/128GB||Rs. 38,999||Rs. 34,999|
With this aggressive pricing and decent specs, Samsung Galaxy F42 5G will be a strong contender for Best Smartphones Under Rs. 40,000 in Nepal.