Motorola G42- Wasn’t Needed

Written by Rahul Makwana


Motorola G42 price in India starts from Rs 13,999 for 4GB RAM + 64 GB storage in India.

The Motorola G42 has 50MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and 2MP macro sensor while there is a 16MP selfie shooter on the front.


The phone doesn't have the best camera setup, Motorola should works on the cameras because these camera doesn't justify the Rs 13,999 price tag.

Under good Lights, the phone takes good images but at nights or under low light, the sensors struggles a lot.

Here, I would highly recommend you to consider the Motorola G52 which has the better specs then Moto G42 while G52 is priced at Rs 14500.

It has 6.40-inches 60Hz display, in short, you will be more then happy with the display but still, I feel, Moto should have gone with 90hz as the phone is priced at 14k.


For those who don’t know, the Snapdragon 680 is a decent processor for normal use, don’t expect to play heavy games.


By the way, the phone doesn't have 5G Support but it does have Stereo Speakers, carrier aggregation and NFC support too.

Motorola has also promised the 1 year OS update and three years of security updates which means, the Motorola G42 will get Android 13 and no OS updates after that.


The device has 5,000mAH battery with 20W charging support. The battery will last for day but I feel, Moto should have provided the 30W charging support.

Battery Life

because these days 20W doesn’t make any sense, it will take hours to charge from 0% to 100%. This is where Motorola has done some cost-cutting.

Yes, the phone has dual speakers which works fine and there is also carrier aggregation support which help a lot in calling.

Audio Quality

Almost all the Budget Motorola phones under Rs 15000 have the same Snapdragon 680 SoC and almost the same specs. So I hope Motorola comes back to track and launches a good smartphone in the coming future.


Till then, you should definitely stay away from the Motorola G42.

Some recommendations

– Motorola G52 5G – Redmi Note 11 – Infinix Note 11s – IQOO Z6 5G