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Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E) vs Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)

Side by side comparison between Google Pixel 4a 5G 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 XGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)15Points
Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
6.2"
OLED

1080x2340

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3885
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsSamsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)Compare Google Pixel 4a 5G X
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
6.6"
AMOLED

720x1600

48
MP

20mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)

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!

Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)15 Advantages Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)vsGalaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core14%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+168 grams (5.88 ounces)15%
Lighter
vs193 grams (6.76 ounces)
+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)5%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+HDR8Advantage
The HDR8 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1080x2340 pixels119%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+416 PPI56%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs266 PPI
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+18W20%
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
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
6.2"vs+6.6"6%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP134%
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 20MP149%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3885 mAhvs+5000 mAh29%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

31 Common items in both devices
128GB (109GB available) / 128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.1
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
ModelPixel 4a 5G (G025E)Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 4a 5G G025EGalaxy A42 5G SM-A426B/DS (128GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandGoogleSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2020September, 2020
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)74 x 153.9 millimeters (2.91 x 6.06 in)75.9 x 164.4 millimeters (2.99 x 6.47 in)
Weight168 grams (5.88 ounces)193 grams (6.76 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 570
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 570
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 620Qualcomm Adreno 619
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)416 PPI266 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display features90Hz, HDR860Hz
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-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/upload2000/1024 Mbps2000/150 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 800/1700/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat11 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78)SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 41, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
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
CameraGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.2107º1.0µm
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2123º
5MP macrof/2.4
5MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels20 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-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
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Just Black, White
- Always-on display
- Google Pay
- Google Cast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Prism Dot Black, White, Gray
- One UI 2.5
- Samsung Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3885 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Samsung Galaxy A42 5G (SM-A426B/DS 4GB-RAM)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered1.154W/kg (head) | 1.334W/kg (body)
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