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LG K42 (K420HM) vs OnePlus Nord (128GB)

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

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LG K42 (K420HM)
6.6"
IPS

720x1600

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
27PointsOnePlus Nord (128GB)Compare LG K42 X
OnePlus Nord (128GB)
6.44"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4115
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? OnePlus Nord (128GB)

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!

K42 (K420HM)5 Advantages LG K42 (K420HM)vsNord (128GB)27 Advantages OnePlus Nord (128GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.6"2%
Larger screen
vs6.44"
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core34%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (45GB available)vs+128GB (106GB available)136%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)2%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Fluid AMOLEDAdvantage
Fluid AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
266 PPIvs+409 PPI54%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(quad camera) 13MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP189%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
1/3.1" inchesvs+1/2" inches55%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(dual front camera) 32MP + 8MP4 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) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
4G LTEvs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 1200 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4000 mAhvs+4115 mAh3%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
10Wvs+30W2 times
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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
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
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

24 Common items in both devices
184 grams (6.44 ounces)
Plastic body, glass front / Plastic body, glass front/back
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
ModelK42 (K420HM)Nord (128GB)
Other model namesLG K42 LMK420HM, LM-K420HM Single-SIMOnePlus NORD 5G AC2001 (128GB + 8GB RAM), OnePlus Z
Country or region available(Latin America)ChileEcuadorMexicoPeru
(Latin America), Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandLGOnePlus
Release dateSeptember, 2020August, 2020
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76.7 x 165 millimeters (3.02 x 6.5 in)73.3 x 158.3 millimeters (2.89 x 6.23 in)
Weight184 grams (6.44 ounces)184 grams (6.44 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersMIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.Not supported
System (OS)LG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 620
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (45GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDFluid AMOLED
Screen size6.6" inches6.44" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~86.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)266 PPI409 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz90Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps1200/150 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38)
VoLTE
LTE Cat18
VoLTE

Europe version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)

India version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedEurope:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 7, 28, 78)

India:
SA/NSA (78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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
CallingLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
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
CameraLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2115º1/5.0"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.41.75μm
2MP depthf/2.41.75μm
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.3119˚
5MP depthf/2.4
2MP macrof/2.4
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical 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
2ª cameraLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels(dual front camera)
32 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.5105˚1/4.0"1.12µm
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
MultimediaLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
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
ConnectivityLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, SBAS, NavIC
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Titan, Green, Red
- Silicon case included
- LG 3D Sound Engine
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Blue Marble, Gray Onyx
- Sony IMX586 back camera sensor
- Sony IMX616 front camera sensor
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4115 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging30W (5V/6A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 dayfeature not registered
Standby10800 minutes | 180 hours | 7.5 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLG K42 (K420HM)OnePlus Nord (128GB)
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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