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Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone Live (L1) vs Samsung Galaxy M42 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy M42 XAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)06Points
Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)
5.5"
IPS

720x1440

13
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
23PointsSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Compare Asus Zenfone Live (L1) 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? Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)

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!

Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)6 Advantages Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)vsGalaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
+140 grams (4.9 ounces)38%
Lighter
vs193 grams (6.76 ounces)
+8.15 millimeters (0.32 inches)6%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+293 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs266 PPI
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
1.4GHz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Core94%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+6GB LPDDR4X5 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (11GB available)vs+128GB (103GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMCPvs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1440 pixelsvs+720x1600 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
5.5"vs+6.6"20%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 20MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G LTEvs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+5000 mAh67%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
10Wvs+15W50%
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.
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

24 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
60Hz
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+17 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
ModelZenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Other model namesAsus ZenFone Live L1 ZA550KL X00RD (1GB RAM)Galaxy M42 5G SM-M426B/Dual-SIM (6GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
India
India
BrandAsusSamsung
Release date5/1/20184/28/2021
Depth8.15 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)71.77 x 147.26 millimeters (2.83 x 5.8 in)75.9 x 164.4 millimeters (2.99 x 6.47 in)
Weight140 grams (4.9 ounces)193 grams (6.76 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
System versionAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 11
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
1.4GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Dual-Core Kryo 570
1.8GHz Hexa-Core Kryo 570
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 308 500MhzQualcomm Adreno 619
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
RAM memory1GB LPDDR36GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (11GB available)
eMCP
128GB (103GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches6.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1440 pixels (18:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 5-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)293 PPI266 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hz, 400nits[typ]60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkGlobal version:
UMTS 850/900/2100
America version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4
Global version:
LTE (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (40)
America version:
LTE (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28)
LTE Cat12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+

📷 Camera

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2123°
5MP macrof/2.4
5MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels20 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy29 hours (1.2 days)36 hours (1.5 days)
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Midnight Black, Space Blue, Rose Pink, Shimmer Gold
- Android Go edition
- ZenUI 5
- Touch glove display
- Colors: Prism Dot Black, Gray
- One UI 3.1
- Infinity-U display
- Samsung Pay

☢️ Radiation rate

Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 16GB)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.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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