Samsung’s new Galaxy F42 5G is already up for sale in Nepal exclusively via Daraz Online Shopping, though the firm hasn’t opened up much about its new 5G mid-ranger.
While the phone does get 5G support, it’s not much of a game-changer given there’s still no 5G network in the nation and put this phone side by side with the recently unveiled Poco M3 Pro 5G, the Galaxy F42 5G seems a bit iffy in terms of the price it carries.
What’s so ridiculous is that despite being priced on a higher side, the phone cuts corner in display with a TFT display (6.6-inch in size), which is inferior to the offering from Poco’s LCD panel. Thankfully it has a 90Hz refresh rate but again skimps on the protection.
At the helm of the phone is MediaTek’s 7nm-based Dimensity 700 chipset which powers the 5G modem, while accompanying it is either 6GB or 8GB of RAM with 128GB of onboard storage.
One part where it ranks above its competitor is the camera — it offers a superior 64MP sensor with an f/1.8 wide lens and PDAF support alongside a 5MP ultrawide 115-degree Field-of-View and f/2.2 aperture. Lastly, it has a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor. For selfies, the 8MP camera at the front does the job.
Powering the phone is an equally impressive 5,000mAh battery but Samsung yet again makes ends meet with a 15W charging which is a bit less than the 18W on the Poco M3 Pro. There’s a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and the phone runs on Android 11 with Samsung’s One UI 3.1 on top.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Price in Nepal and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G starts at a price of NPR 34,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant and goes all the way up to NPR 38,999 for the 6GB/128GB option. Thankfully the phone is currently available for purchase through Daraz with free home delivery and festive discount.