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Apple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M42 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy M42 XApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)23Points
Apple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
6.1"
AMOLED

1170x2532

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2815
mAh

(Non removable)

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10PointsSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Compare Apple iPhone 12 Pro X
Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
6.6"
AMOLED

720x1600

48
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)23 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)vsGalaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
+3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+256GB (240GB available)133%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (103GB available)
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+189 grams (6.62 ounces)2%
Lighter
vs193 grams (6.76 ounces)
+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)16%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Dolby Vision/HDR10Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1170x2532 pixels157%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+457 PPI72%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs266 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs5G SA/NSA
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+20W33%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+Ceramic ShieldAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
6.1"vs+6.6"8%
Larger screen
(quad camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP82%
Higher resolution main camera
(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MPvs+(front) 20MP62%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
proprietary audio outputvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2815 mAhvs+5000 mAh78%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

26 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
ModeliPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Other model namesiPhone 12 Pro A2341, A2406, A2407, A2408Galaxy M42 5G SM-M426B/Dual-SIM (6GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
India
India
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2020April, 2021
Depth7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)71.5 x 146.7 millimeters (2.81 x 5.78 in)75.9 x 164.4 millimeters (2.99 x 6.47 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)193 grams (6.76 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Operating systemiOS 14Android 11
Firmware updateiOS 15feature not registered
HardwareApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 570
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 570
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4Qualcomm Adreno 619
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (240GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
128GB (103GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1170x2532 pixels (19.5:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)457 PPI266 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCeramic ShieldNot supported
Display features60Hz, 800 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR1060Hz
Mobile networksApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE

A2341 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2406 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2407, A2408 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
LTE Cat12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkA2341 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)

A2406 version:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79)

A2407, A2408 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
CallingApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"
12MP telephotof/2.052mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
0.3MP TOF 3DLiDAR-scanner
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2123º
5MP macrof/2.4
5MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
20 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
AnTuTu: 596244 (v8)
Geekbench: 4056 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 58fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
- Colors: Prism Dot Black, Gray
- One UI 3.1
- Infinity-U display
- Samsung Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2815 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered2160 minutes | 36 hours | 1.5 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.689W/kg (head)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)feature not registered
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