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Lenovo A5 (16GB) vs LG K42 (K420HM)

Side by side comparison between Lenovo A5 vs LG K42 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG K42 XLenovo A5 (16GB)04Points
Lenovo A5 (16GB)
5.45"
IPS

720x1440

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG K42 (K420HM)
6.6"
IPS

720x1600

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? LG K42 (K420HM)

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!

A5 (16GB)4 Advantages Lenovo A5 (16GB)vsK42 (K420HM)19 Advantages LG K42 (K420HM)
+160 grams (5.6 ounces)15%
Lighter
vs184 grams (6.44 ounces)
+295 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs266 PPI
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
1.5Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core66%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR4XAdvantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
16GB (9GB available)vs+64GB (45GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
9.8 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)17%
Thinner
720x1440 pixelsvs+720x1600 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
5.45"vs+6.6"21%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(quad camera) 13MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP70%
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
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 8.1 Oreovs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
4.2 + 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.
Not supportedvs+MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

26 Common items in both devices
Plastic body, glass front
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
ModelA5 (16GB)K42 (K420HM)
Other model names联想A5 3GB RAM, Lenovo A5 Dual-simLG K42 LMK420HM, LM-K420HM Single-SIM
Country or region availableChina
China
(Latin America)ChileEcuadorMexicoPeru
(Latin America), Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru
BrandLenovoLG
Release dateJune, 2018September, 2020
Depth9.8 millimeters (0.39 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)70.86 x 146.2 millimeters (2.79 x 5.76 in)76.7 x 165 millimeters (3.02 x 6.5 in)
Weight160 grams (5.6 ounces)184 grams (6.44 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedMIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
System (OS)Lenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6739 (28nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12nm)
CPU processor1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8100 570MhzPowerVR GE8320 650Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (9GB available)64GB (45GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.45" inches6.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~74% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1440 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)295 PPI266 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1,3,5,8)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
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
CameraLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(quad camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2115º1/5.0"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.41.75μm
2MP depthf/2.41.75μm
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: 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 only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Rose Gold
- Plastic body
- ZUI 3.9
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Titan, Green, Red
- Silicon case included
- LG 3D Sound Engine
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registered10800 minutes | 180 hours | 7.5 days
Radiation rateLenovo A5 (16GB)LG K42 (K420HM)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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