Is it Worth Buying Samsung Galaxy F42 5G – So Many Cuts?

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Review

Samsung is back with another budget centric smartphone and we all know, how good Samsung makes the budget smartphone.

So if you’re that person who only buys Samsung only smartphone or if you want gift best Samsung smartphone then I present to you all-new Samsung Galaxy F42 5G.

Before I talk more about Galaxy F42 5G, let me share with India price, so you get a clear idea, why this article is like this?

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Price in India

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G price in India starts from Rs 20,999 for 6GB Ram + 128GB storage variant while 8GB Ram + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 22,999. The phone will be available on 2nd October 2021 on Flipkart during the Big Billion day sale.

Launch Offer

During the Flipkart Big Billion day sale, the Galaxy F42 5G will be priced at Rs 17,999 for 6GB + 128GB while 8GB + 128GB will be priced at Rs 19999. The offer will end on 10th October 2021 after that, you will have to pay the regular price.

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Is It Worth Buying Samsung Galaxy F42 5G

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No, Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is not worth buying but if you want the best budget Samsung smartphone then Galaxy F42 5G is the best option available. The phone is priced at 21k and Samsung has provided LCD display, single speaker, decent cameras, plastic back, and eMMC 5.1 Storage.

As you can tell, Samsung has done heavy cost-cutting and they charging 21k for 15k smartphones.

At 21k it’s better to go for Motorola Edge 20 Fusion 5G rather than Galaxy F42 5G.

No doubt, the Galaxy F42 5G has a good processor, good battery life but what are you gonna do with the phone if it doesn’t have a good camera and has only 15W charging support.

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Also, that eMMC 5.1 Storage at 21k is not worth it. Brands like Xiaomi and RealMe are providing UFS 2.0 and even UFS 3.0 at 15k.

The good thing is, the Galaxy F42 5G has 12 5G bands which mean, whenever 5G launches in India, you will be able to use 5G on Galaxy F42 5G.

Overall, it’s better to ignore the Galaxy F42 5G, unless, you want Samsung Smartphone.

More on Samsung Galaxy F42 5G

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The Galaxy F42 5G comes with 6.60-inches LCD 90Hz display and it also has Widevine L1 support that means, there won’t be any issue while streaming FHD+ content on OTT apps.

It has a 64MP primary sensor, 5MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP depth while there is a 16MP selfie shooter. Both of these cameras can shoot videos up to [email protected] while there is no OIS support.

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No Exynos 9611 this time, Samsung has gone with Mediatek. The Galaxy F42 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor and running on OneUI 3.1-based on Android 11.

This is where things get tricky, it only has a single bottom-firing speaker which is kind of okay. Don’t expect the audio quality to be perfect or better.

The Galaxy F42 5G comes with a 5,000 mAh battery with 15W charging support. This means, the battery will last for a day but when put the phone charge, it will take hall lot of time because of that 15W adapter.


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It offers an LCD, plastic build, only 15W charging support, decent camera setup, and no Stereo Speakers. So you will compromise in many features to get the Samsung logo.

Now, Galaxy F42 5G does have good features too like a good processor, 12 5G bands and that’s it. Ohh, you will also need to pay 21k to get these features.

I don’t have to say everything again and again, so if you want more details on the smartphone then make sure you Read the Galaxy F42 5G Review.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date 29 September 2021
First Sale3 October 2021, at noon via Flipkart
Display Size 6.60 inches FHD+ LCD
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions167.2 x 76.4 x 9.0 (mm)
Display ProtectionUnspecified
Touch Sampling RateUnspecified
Screen Refresh Rate90Hz Refresh Rate
Build Glass front
Plastic frame
Plastic back
OSOneUI 3.1 – Based on Android 11
ChipsetMediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
GPUMali G57 MC2
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 &
6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Storage 6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage

eMMC 5.1 Storage
Card SlotDedicated micro-SD card Slot
Rear Cameras64MP Primary Sensor
5MP Ultra-Wide
2MP Depth
Video[email protected]

Front Camera8MP Selfie Shooter
Video[email protected]
3.5mm JackYes
Stereo Speakers No
Bluetooth Version 5.0
5G SupportYes
5G BandsN1, N3, N5, N7, N8,
N20, N28, N66, N38,
N40, N41 and N78
IR BlasterNo
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted),
Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor,
Geomagnetic Sensor,
Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint SensorSide-Mounted
Battery 5000 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed15W wired fast Charging
Colours Matte Aqua & Matte Black
Model NumberSM-E426BZBGINS
Weight 203 Gram
SAR Value
Price6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 20,999
8GB Ram + 128BB storage: Rs 22,999
In the boxSamsung Galaxy F42 5G

Adapter 15W,
USB Type C Cable,
SIM Card Tool,
Screen Protect Film,
Important Info Booklet
Quick Guide
Available at Flipkart

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