Nokia 4.2: Features | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 4.2

Nokia 4.2
  • Display

    5.71 inches

    720 x 1520

  • Storage

    16GB, 32GB

  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh

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

The good

  • Pink colour is surprisingly nice
  • Camera is OK for its price range
  • Fingerprint sensor

The bad

  • Slow app performance
  • Poor battery life
  • Little to distinguish from other Nokia phones

The Nokia 4.2 offers fair value for money, but there's not much here that's all that exciting.

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.


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


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


  • 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


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

Pricing and availability

The Nokia 4.2 sells outright for $299 in Australia in black or pink sand finishes through JB Hi-Fi and Big W. It's also available through Pennytel at a discounted price of $224.25 through to 18 August 2019 for Pennytel customers.

Nokia 4.2 specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.71 inches
Resolution 720 x 1520
Pixels per inch (PPI) 270
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
Dimensions 148.95mm x 71.3mm x 8.39mm
Weight 161g
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor Snapdragon 439
Operating system Android 9
Internal storage



External storage support Up to 400GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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