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Aspera A42: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Aspera does away with modern smartphone complexities in favour of a cheap and compact handset intended primarily for calling and texting.

4 inches

Display size

480 x 854px

8GB

Internal storage

5 MP

Rear camera

1,400 mAh

Battery size

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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

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