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Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB) vs Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G42 vs Sony Xperia XA2 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia XA2 Plus XMotorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)21Points
Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

50
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05PointsSony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Compare Motorola Moto G42 X
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
6"
IPS

1080x2160

23
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

Octa-core

3580
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G42 (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!

Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)21 Advantages Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)vsXperia XA2 Plus (32GB)5 Advantages Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
+2.4GHz 64bit Octa-core (6nm)18%
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 LPDDR4
+128GB (104GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (21GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC156%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 400GB microSD, microSDXC
+175 grams (6.13 ounces)17%
Lighter
vs204 grams (7.14 ounces)
+8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)16%
Thinner
vs9.6 millimeters (0.38 inches)
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1080x2400 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2160 pixels
+411 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs402 PPI
+6.4"7%
Larger screen
vs6"
+(triple camera) 50MP + 8MP + 2MP162%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 23MP
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh40%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3580 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+IP52 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
1/2.76" inchesvs+1/2.3" inches20%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 400 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

28 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+21 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
ModelMoto G42 (128GB/6GB)Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G42 XT2233-2Sony Xperia XA2+ 4GB RAM
Country or region availableSpainPortugal
Spain, Portugal
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandMotorolaSony
Release date6/28/2022, Announced: 6/9/20228/1/2018
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)9.6 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Size (width x height)73.47 x 160.61 millimeters (2.89 x 6.32 in)75 x 157 millimeters (2.95 x 6.18 in)
Weight175 grams (6.13 ounces)204 grams (7.14 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP52 certified: protection against dust and splashingNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
System versionAndroid 12Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
User InterfaceMy UXfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (SM6225) (6nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630 (14nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.4GHz Kryo 265 Gold (Quad-core)
4x 1.9GHz Kryo 265 Silver (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.2GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Quad-core)
4x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 610Qualcomm Adreno 508 650Mhz
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (21GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 400GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.4" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~78.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2160 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)411 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate60Hzfeature not registered
Display featuresNot supportedfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
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 / Upload400/150 Mbps600/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkGlobal version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
India version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13
VoLTE
Global version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
India version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkGlobal version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
India version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat13
VoLTE
Global version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
India version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118°1/4"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.41.75µm
23 megapixels
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels5520x4144 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor size1/2.76" inches1/2.3" inches
Pixel size0.64µm pixelfeature not registered
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 sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakers
Dolby Atmos
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3580 mAh
Charger, watts18W Wired fast charging18W Wired fast charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
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: Atlantic Green, Metallic Rose- Colors: Silver, Black, Gold, Green
- Aluminum frame
- Exmor RS camera
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Stereo Bluetooth headset SBH24
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi Miracast

☢️ Radiation rate

Motorola Moto G42 (128GB/6GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
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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