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Bq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential) vs Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)

Side by side comparison between Bq Aquaris M5.5 vs Samsung Galaxy A42 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A42 5G XBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)06Points
Bq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)
5.5"
TFT

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3620
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
22PointsSamsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)Compare Bq Aquaris M5.5 X
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
6.6"
AMOLED

720x1600

48
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)

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!

Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)6 Advantages Bq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)vsGalaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
+162 grams (5.67 ounces)19%
Lighter
vs193 grams (6.76 ounces)
+8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)3%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+267 PPI1%
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
+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)
+Dragontrail GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
1.5Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core76%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GBvs+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+128GB (106GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC15 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
TFT LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1280 pixelsvs+720x1600 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
5.5"vs+6.6"20%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/3.06" inchesvs+1/2" inches53%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
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
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallowvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 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
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3620 mAhvs+5000 mAh38%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
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
4.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+15 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
ModelAquaris M5.5 (Essential)Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
Other model namesbq Aquaris M5.5 Essential HD (16GB + 2GB RAM)Galaxy A42 5G SM-A426B/DS (128GB + 6GB RAM)
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
Saudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesPhilippinesTaiwan
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Taiwan
BrandBqSamsung
Release dateMay, 2015September, 2020
Depth8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)75.5 x 151.8 millimeters (2.97 x 5.98 in)75.9 x 164.4 millimeters (2.99 x 6.47 in)
Weight162 grams (5.67 ounces)193 grams (6.76 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
Operating systemAndroid 5.0.2 LollipopAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1Ghz 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 405 550MhzQualcomm Adreno 619
RAM memory2GB6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
Display typeTFT LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches6.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~72.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)267 PPI266 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassDragontrail GlassNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
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)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps2000/150 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 networkUMTS 900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 800/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,7,20)LTE Cat11 (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, 28, 40, 41, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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 supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2123º
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
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.06" inches1/2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels20 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- LED notification
- Samsung S5K3M2 sensor camera
- Quantum Color+
- Dolby sound
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Prism Dot Black, White, Gray
- One UI 2.5
- Samsung Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3620 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateBq Aquaris M5.5 (Essential)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 6GB-RAM)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.395W/kg (head) | 0.8W/kg (body)1.154W/kg (head) | 1.334W/kg (body)
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