We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!

Details

Display

Display Size
4 inches
Resolution
480 x 854px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
245 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
5MP
Rear camera aperture size
N/A
Video recording
SD
Front camera megapixels
0.3MP
Front camera aperture size
N/A

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
125.4mm x 65mm x 10.8mm
Weight
140g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
N/A
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
1,400mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$99
Launch date2012
Aspera A42

The Aspera A42 isn't your typical tricked-out smartphone. Like all Aspera smartphones, it's built with a focus towards affordability and accessibility, foregoing the latest-and-greatest hardware in favour of cheap-yet-reliable components to deliver basic smartphone functionality. This makes the A42 a prime candidate for those who use their phone almost exclusively for calls and texts along with some light web browsing.

Design

  • Small and simple, with a serviceable 4-inch IPS screen
  • 3G network support only

Camera

  • 5MP rear-facing camera should handle basic photography with little trouble
  • Low-resolution selfie camera doesn't add much value to the handset

Performance

  • Powerful enough for calling, texting and other basic tasks
  • May not run more-advanced apps or games

Battery

  • Only 1,400mAh, though the A42's low-power components should help reduce battery drain

Pricing and availability

Compare SIM-only plans for the Aspera A42

Name Product Features Data Price
Exclusive
-50%
  • $17.50/mth for the first 3 months, then $35/mth. Use code FINDER50. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$17.50
per month
Exclusive
Unlimited data
Speeds up to 20Mbps

-50%
$17.50
per month
Go to site
View details
Exclusive
  • 120GB for $28/mth for the first 6 months, then 100GB for $45/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.02.2022, 1pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120GB
Data
$0.23 per GB
$28
per month
Exclusive
120GB
Data

$0.23/GB
$28
per month
Go to site
View details
-50%
  • $10/mth for the 1st 2 months, then $20/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$1.00 per GB
$20
per month
20GB
Data

$1.00/GB
-50%
$20
per month
Go to site
View details
-50%
  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$0.38 per GB
$15
per month
40GB
Data

$0.38/GB
-50%
$15
per month
Go to site
View details
Finder Award
  • $10 for 70GB for the first renewal, then 30GB for $30. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
Data
$1.00 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
30GB
Data

$1.00/GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
Go to site
View details
loading

Compare up to 4 providers


Latest Aspera news

Image: Shutterstock

Ask an expert

To ask a question simply log in via your email or create an account.

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Go to site