Is it Worth Buying Samsung Galaxy M42 5G? Save your Money!

Is it Worth Buying Samsung Galaxy M42 5G?

I mean just look at the newly launched Galaxy M42 5G. This could have been the best smartphone at 22k but Samsung messed up, big, this time.

The Galaxy M42 5G comes with a powerful Snapdragon 750G Processor, a huge 5,000 mAH battery, a 6.6-inches AMOLED HD+ display, a plastic build, a decent camera setup, 15W charging support, and it’s priced at Rs 21,999 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB of storage.

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Let’s not jump directly to the answer, before that let me tell you Galaxy M42 5G price in India.

Is it Worth Buying Samsung Galaxy M42 5G?
Amazon Logo MobileDropGalaxy M42 5G (6GB+128GB)Rs 21,999
Amazon Logo MobileDropGalaxy M42 5G (6GB+128GB)Rs 23,999

As you can tell, it has the best specification considering the Samsung brand but the phone has an HD+ display, now this is a bummer as this is not a 10k smartphone, Galaxy M42 5G is priced at 22k, and at this price tag, it’s acceptable.

Now, before you spend 22k on Galaxy M42 5G, let’s see whether Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is worth buying or not?

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Is it Worth Buying Samsung Galaxy M42 5G?

No, Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is not worth buying because it’s an overpriced smartphone and it doesn’t offer the best value at a 22k price tag. The phone has only an HD+ display and considering the price tag, it’s not acceptable. We have tons of other phones with better specs and they are priced below 15k, so it doesn’t make any sense to spend 22k on Galaxy M42 5G.

We all know, Samsung will never launch the best Android smartphone at a budget price tag, they will cut down one or two features and that’s the same case with Galaxy M42 5G.

Is it Worth Buying Samsung Galaxy M42 5G?

I mean, look at the specifications, it has the best processor, smooth OS, an in-display fingerprint sensor, decent camera setup but it misses out on display and 5G bands.

So should you buy Galaxy M42 5G?

As I said, if you can live with an HD+ display then Galaxy M42 5G could be a good smartphone for you.

If you ask me, Galaxy M42 is not worth buying at all. I mean, we have Mi 10i 5G, Redmi Note 10 Pro, RealMe X7, and many other smartphones below 20k in India, so it doesn’t make any sense to spend 22k on HD+ display.

5G Bands in Galaxy M42 5G

5G* FDD Sub6
N1(2100), N3(1800), N5(850),
N7(2600), N8(900), N28(700)

5G* TDD Sub6
N40(2300), N41(2500), N78(3500)

By the way, the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G only has one 5G 5G which Samsung didn’t mention on their website. Just Now, Samsung updated the selling page of the Galaxy M42 5G page, the same I have updated above.

Galaxy M42: Conclusion

Is it Worth Buying Samsung Galaxy M42 5G?

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G does have some good features but it misses out on important features which are display quality and lack of 5G bands. This time, it’s better to stay away from Galaxy M42 5G and see what Samsung has to offer with a next-gen smartphone.

Till then, you can take look at Redmi Note 10 Series or Galaxy F62 or just click here to see the top best 5g smartphone under Rs 30,000 in India.

Galaxy M42 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date 07 May 2021
First Sale07 May 2021
Display Size 6.60-Inches AMOLED
Resolution 720x 1600 pixels
Dimensions164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
Screen Refresh Rate60Hz AMOLED
Display Brightness
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), plastic back, plastic frame
OSOneUI 3.1-based on Android 11
ChipsetQualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)
GPUAdreno 619
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
Storage 6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
Card Slothybrid sim
Rear Cameras48 MP Primary
8 MP Ultra-Wide
5 MP Depth
5 MP Macro
Video[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Front Camera20 MP Selfie Shooter
Video[email protected]
3.5mm JackYes
Stereo Speakers NO
Bluetooth Version 5.1
5G SupportYes
5G Bands5G* FDD Sub6
N1(2100), N3(1800), N5(850),
N7(2600), N8(900), N28(700)

5G* TDD Sub6
N40(2300), N41(2500), N78(3500)
NFC SupportYes
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Supported BandsNo, mention of 5G bands
Fingerprint SensorYes, in-Display
Battery 5,000 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed15W
Colours Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot Gray
Weight 193 Grams
In the boxHandset, Ejection Pin, Manual, Data Cable, and Travel Adaptor
Model Number SM-M426B
Price6GB + 128GB: 21,999
8GB + 128GB: 23,999
Available at Amazon India Website

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  1. There is published information from Samsung showing the number of 5G bandwidth that are supported by this phone. Please review your article for accuracy, unless you are intentionally trying to Mislead or damage Samsung reputation by publishing FALSE information.

    1. Hey, thanks for the update. Still, I feel, Samsung Galaxy M42 5G doesn’t worth the 22k price tag. Now, if you look around, we have better phones with better specs.