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Motorola Moto G42

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Status: Announced and coming soon.
Announced: June 2022.OS: Android 12. VDRD caring review: We advise you to buy!
  • Screen 6.4" AMOLED
  • Rear сamera 50 MP Wide 3 modules
  • Selfie camera 16 MP
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm)
  • Memory 4 GB RAM
  • Storage 128 GB ROM
  • Memory cards microSDXC
  • Battery 5 000 mAh
  • Thickness 8 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
All characteristics

Short description Motorola Moto G42

This is a smartphone on Android 12 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a very cool camera that has 3 modules (50 MP Wide, 8 MP UltraWide, 2 MP Macro), and the front camera here turned out to be very high quality, which can make beautiful selfies. And Motorola Moto G42 has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there).

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

The long-awaited announcement of a new smartphone from the manufacturer Motorola, which took place in June 2022 (in our catalog you can see all smarphones of 2022). This is a new model Motorola Moto G42 — dual smartphone works on Android 12, which does not receive software updates and will forever remain on the old version of Android. If this does not suit you, then be sure to check the selected ones DROID-smartphones in our catalog. These are models that work on the latest version of the Android OS or are updated on it.

And let’s look at an important function — the availability of 5G networks support in a smartphone. Motorola Moto G42 has not received support for 5G networks, but this does not mean that this model is bad and does not deserve your attention. Look at all the features of this smartphone and its price. It is possible that you will like it very much and will be suitable for purchase today. And after one or two years, when you choose the next new smartphone, then on the page of all 5G smartphones in our catalog you will see hundreds of smartphones from many manufacturers at different prices.

Screen, body and battery

In the case Motorola Moto G42 thickness 8 mm is placed battery for 5 000 mAh and a very large AMOLED touchscreen with a diagonal 6.4″. As you can see in the official photos, the body has a neat little cutout in the screen that houses the selfie camera. Thus, the manufacturer decided to increase the screen area without increasing the physical size of the smartphone body. The screen is very close to the edges of the case, which also improves the ergonomics of using the phone with one hand. This model could become a flip smartphone and get into our catalog on a separate page, where all phones with flexible screens are collected. Unfortunately, this did not happen. And therefore, if you are interested in smartphones with such top-end characteristics, we advise you to look at them in our catalog and get a deeper understanding in which direction the entire mobile electronics industry is moving. Perhaps, in a couple of years, every second person on the planet will have such flip smartphones.

Main camera and selfie camera

A selfie camera is located in front of the screen with one lens: 16 MP with a regular lens. Among all the cameras, this we attributed to the segment good cameras. This model has a front camera as usual at the top of the screen, like 99.9% of all smartphones. But, if this makes you bored, then we can offer smartphones with pop-up front camera. In these models, the front camera is located inside the body and goes up only when you activate the front camera mode. It sounds interesting, but how convenient it is and how long this mechanism will work is not yet clear.

The main camera got several modules (triple camera smartphones): 50 MP Wide + 8 MP UltraWide + 2 MP Macro, located on the back of the body. We defined it in the segment super cool mobile cameras. Directly without hesitation can buy this smartphone and enjoy your photos and videos shot on it. Why do you need a camera with multiple modules in a smartphone? And what are the advantages of such a camera? This allows you to take very beautiful portraits with bokeh (blurred background) effect. And an additional lens with a different focal length provides a high-quality approximation (zoom) for photography. In addition, software algorithms can improve the quality of the photo after processing frames from each camera module.

Processor and Internal Memory

A smartphone without a processor will not work. And the better the processor, the faster the smartphone works. Motorola Moto G42 received 8-core processor Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm). The amount of RAM in it is 4 GB.

But, more importantly, it′s the amount of built-in memory for storing your information (photo, video, music, etc.). Here you will receive 128 GB. You can still do this — buy a smartphone with a minimum amount of memory to save a bit, and buy a memory card microSDXC, because in this model there is a slot for memory cards.

Price for Motorola Moto G42: buy or not to buy?

A huge new smartphone Motorola Moto G42 you can choose and buy in any store. Sales start at Q3 2022.

We made a brief review of this model, we also recommend that you look at photos and videos about it. In our opinion, the smartphone turned out to be very powerful in performance, but with a very steep camera.

And if you are not suitable for buying Motorola Moto G42, then choose any other smartphone from directory of current DROID smartphones.

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9 June 2022

Announced two new Motorola Moto G62 and Moto G42

Sales will start in Brazil in the next couple of weeks, and then smartphones will appear in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Prices are not yet known, but let’s look at the specifications.

Motorola Moto G42
Motorola Moto G42

Motorola Moto G62 and Moto G42 received really similar specs: triple camera (50 MP wide + 8 MP ultrawide + 2 MP macro module), 16 MP selfie camera, 5000 mAh battery with 20 W wired charging, Android 12, dual SIM, a slot for microSDXC cards, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers. They even have the same set of storage and RAM options: 128GB and 4GB, respectively.

There are also differences: Moto G62 received a 5G module and a Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8 nm) processor, while the younger model Moto G42 has only an LTE module and a Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm) chipset. If you need a fingerprint sensor, then choose the Motorola Moto G62, because it is installed here.

And, probably, the most noticeable difference between the two smartphones from each other is the screen. The Motorola Moto G62 has a 6.5-inch IPS screen with 120Hz refresh rate support. Model Moto G42 received a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen.

At the moment there are no similar Motorola Moto G42 models on sale smartphones. We recommend for you look in our catalog DROID-Smartphones.

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