Aspera A42: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Aspera A42

Aspera A42
  • Display

    4 inches

    854 x 480

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    1,400 mAh

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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.

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.


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


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


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


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

Pricing and availability

Aspera A42

A simple phone for simple needs

If calls and texts are all you need, the budget-friendly Aspera A42 might well be for you.


  • Aspera sells the A42 directly on its site for $99.

Aspera A42 specs

OS Android 6
Display size (inches) 4
Display resolution (pixels) 854 x 480
Pixels per inch (PPI) 245
Processor N/A
Height (mm) 125.4
Width (mm) 65
Depth (mm) 10.8
Weight (g) 140
Battery size (mAh) 1,400
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 8GB
MicroSD expansion 32GB
Fingerprint scanner No
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 5
Rear camera (1) aperture N/A
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 0.3
Front camera (1) aperture N/A
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
NFC support No

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