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Nokia 4.2 review: Features | Pricing | Specs

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Nokia's latest affordable handset suffers from slow performance and mediocre battery life.

  • Pink colour is surprisingly nice
  • Camera is OK for its price range
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Slow app performance
  • Poor battery life
  • Little to distinguish from other Nokia phones

5.71 inches

Display size

720 x 1520px

16GB, 32GB

Internal storage

13MP + 2MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.71 inches
Resolution
720 x 1520px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
270 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP + 2MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.2 + f/2.2
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
148.95mm x 71.3mm x 8.39mm
Weight
161g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 439
RAM
2GB/3GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
16GB, 32GB
External storage support
Up to 400GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2019-04
Nokia 4.2

The Nokia 4.2 is yet another budget Nokia handset. That's been the play style of HMD Global, the company that holds the right to produce phones under the Nokia branding, for some time now. For its price it's not a bad phone, but it lacks that special something that would make it a compelling option, with slow app performance and mediocre battery life.


Design

  • Available in black or pink sand finishes
  • Notification button glows
  • Google Assistant button inbuilt
  • Cheap plastic feel

Camera

  • Dual 13MP/2MP rear sensors
  • Adequate but never great photography
  • Very simple camera app

Performance

  • Snapdragon 439 isn't impressive
  • Android One gives some room for improvement
  • Very close to stock Android

Battery life

  • 3,000mAh battery provides mediocre battery life
  • microUSB charging feels very old school at this point

Verdict

  • An average phone, and Nokia isn't exactly short of those
  • Even in the budget space there are better options

Pricing and availability

  • Price: RRP $299
  • Where to buy: Amazon | Kogan | Catch

  • Specifications

    Display

    Display Size
    5.71 inches
    Resolution
    720 x 1520px
    Pixels per inch (PPI)
    270 ppi

    Camera

    Rear camera megapixels
    13MP + 2MP
    Rear camera aperture size
    f/2.2 + f/2.2
    Video recording
    N/A
    Front camera megapixels
    8MP
    Front camera aperture size
    f/2.0

    Physical Dimensions

    Dimensions
    148.95mm x 71.3mm x 8.39mm
    Weight
    161g

    Connectivity

    NFC
    No
    Wi-Fi
    802.11 b/g/n
    Network category speed
    Category 4

    Power, storage and battery

    Processor
    Snapdragon 439
    RAM
    2GB/3GB
    Operating system
    Android 9
    Internal storage
    16GB, 32GB
    External storage support
    Up to 400GB
    Battery capacity
    3,000mAh

    Device features

    Headphone jack
    Yes
    Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
    Water resistance rating
    N/A
    Wireless charging
    No

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