Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

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Meet the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G. A phone that lets you share, stream and scroll at lightning-fast speeds. Capture all the big (and the not so big) moments with the triple rear camera, and share in seconds. And with Fun Mode, you can add a little wow factor to all your photos and video. This exclusive feature lets you apply Snapchat Lenses right from your camera.1 Outfitted with a long-lasting battery, you can stay connected all day without worry.2 Do more of what you love without the wait with 5G Ultra Wideband speeds3 and next-level processing power. Galaxy A42 5G has all the features you love and a few unexpected innovations at a wallet-friendly price. Now with the coverage of 5G Nationwide and the unprecedented performance of 5G Ultra Wideband.3

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start rating review 2.8 out of 5 stars

2.8/5

34 Reviews

39%

of reviewers recommend this product.

Great replacement for my old Motorola MAXX2

bill7 - 7 hours ago

I'm not a power user, and didn't need "high-end" phone, but I also didn't want an underpowered "basic" phone either, as I tend to hang on to my phones for about 4-5 years. I was looking for a mid-level 5G phone, and this one hit the "sweet spot" for me! Battery life is wonderful (I go about 2-3 days between charges). Display is crisp; camera is very nice (with its 3 lenses, wide normal and telephoto); processor is very snappy. When browsing, web pages load lightning-fast, videos never stumble, audio quality is good. Maps load extremely quickly, and GPS works very well. Call quality is decent, and I especially like the fact that it still has a real 1/8" headphone jack for my old-school headsets. Menus are easy to navigate, and the system settings are super-customizable so that you can tailor the phone to behave pretty much however you like. The only "negative" so far is all the bloat-ware that comes pre-loaded, but you can easily uninstall a lot of it. I am thoroughly happy with this phone, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quality phone they can hang on to for a while.

My best phone

Nesy65 - 8 hours ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

Brought the phone the first day it came out. Was a little hesitant because of no reviews. I love the phone . Had it for a month with no problems. It transferred all of my information from my previous phone in minutes. It’s fast,great pictures, Open the phone with my fingerprint. Calls are great . Maps, games, internet, voice recorder, emails, navigation, prints to my printer. All is great. I could go on and on.

Best phone for the Money!

Porkchop - 8 hours ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

Easy to use, fast, durable and works in the mountains were other phones fail. I am trying to order one for my husband but unfortunately they are on back order. I love this phone!

I don't understand the issues

Fbum - 12 hours ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

After reading the other posts I had very mixed feelings about buying this phone. I have had it now for a little over a month and I am very happy I did not let them deter me. Most of all of the posted issues can be adjusted or eliminated by googling the issue and/or just going through the settings. I am very happy with this phone and how it interacts with my Bluetooth hearing aids. The battery life is outstanding and all of the fuss about the screen is a non-issue. Considering the price it has a lot going for it. I understand that some phones are going to be lemons and have their issues but I have not had any problems and I hope to have many years of use with this phone.

Response from Samsung - 18 days ago

Hello Fbum, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to leave feedback on this phone! ^Elizabeth Samsung

Love this phone!

BossLady - 8 hours ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

After 8 months of trying to decide what I wanted for a phone, I decided on this Samsung Galaxy A42. I absolutely love it! It's everything and a lot more of what I wanted.

Response from Samsung - 2 months ago

Hello BossLady, we are glad that this phone has been such a great fit for you! Thank you for taking time to leave this review. ^Elizabeth Samsung

Great phone!

Jimmyasu - 6 hours ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

I'm not sure why this phone gets bad reviews. I have had it for a week now and everything works flawlessly. Maybe people are used to the super high end phones but for this price point its as good as it gets. There are a lot of preinstalled apps, most of them i could get rid of but some not. So what, throw them on the last page. The phone is super quick, takes great pictures and does everything i need it to do. The screen is only 720 but still looks great. Battery life is superb.

Response from Samsung - 3 days ago

Hello Jimmyasu, thank you for taking time out of your day to leave us this positive review. We appreciate you being part of the Samsung family. ^Elizabeth Samsung

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2. Based on average battery life under typical usage conditions. Average expected performance based on typical use. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, and voice data, and other application usage patterns. Results may vary.
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4. Fast Charging capability through provided charger.
5. MicroSD card sold separately.
6. Single Take captures images and video up to 15 seconds.
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