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Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA) vs LG K42 (K420EMW)

Side by side comparison between Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA) vs LG K42 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG K42 XNokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)04Points
Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)
2.4"
TFT

240x320

5
MP

0.3mp

128MB
RAM

32bit Single

950
mAh

(Removable)

vs
LG K42 (K420EMW)
6.6"
IPS

720x1600

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? LG K42 (K420EMW)

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!

X5 (TD-SCDMA)4 Advantages Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)vsK42 (K420EMW)33 Advantages LG K42 (K420EMW)
+120 grams (4.2 ounces)53%
Lighter
vs184 grams (6.44 ounces)
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
264MHz 32bit Single-Corevs+2GHz 64bit Octa-Core13 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
128MBvs+3GB LPDDR4X23 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
256MB (80MB available)vs+64GB (45GB available)575 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 8GB microSDvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC127 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
14.7 millimeters (0.58 inches)vs+8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)75%
Thinner
TFT LCDvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
240x320 pixelsvs+720x1600 pixels14 times
Higher resolution screen
167 PPIvs+266 PPI59%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
2.4"vs+6.6"175%
Larger screen
(back) 5MPvs+(quad camera) 13MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+EIS: Digital stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 0.3MPvs+(front) 8MP25 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
VGA (640x480)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)6 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) QCIF (176x144)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)81 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
50000 apps (Nokia Ovi Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)69 times
More apps available to download and use
3G HSDPAvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(3G HSDPA) 2 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps74 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Capacitive MultitouchAdvantage
The touch screen facilitates the use of the device
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
950 mAhvs+4000 mAh3 times
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Not supportedvs+802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz) is newer and faster
2.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
WAP, HTML, Flash playervs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
Not supportedvs+MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

10 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Accelerometer
Hands-free calling
Video calling
Vibrating alert
+3 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
ModelX5 (TD-SCDMA)K42 (K420EMW)
Other model namesNokia X5-00, Nokia X5 for China MobileLG K42 LMK420EMW, LM-K420EMW Dual-SIM NFC
Country or region availableChina
China
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandNokiaLG
Release date7/1/20109/21/2020
Depth14.7 millimeters (0.58 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)49.8 x 113 millimeters (1.96 x 4.45 in)76.7 x 165 millimeters (3.02 x 6.5 in)
Weight120 grams (4.2 ounces)184 grams (6.44 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic 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.

🤖 Operating System

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
System versionSymbian 9.3 S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
Chipset32bit64bit - MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) (12nm)
CPUSingle-Core, 1 processor:
264MHz Single-Core ARM9
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerfeature not registeredPowerVR GE8320 (650MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
RAM memory128MB3GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256MB (80MB available)64GB (45GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 8GB microSD
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size2.4" inches6.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~31.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution240x320 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenNot supportedCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)167 PPI266 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 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 networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4 (1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, TD-HSDPAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels(quad camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2115°1/5.0"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.41.75μm
2MP depthf/2.41.75μm
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)VGA (640x480) 15 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/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 focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationNot supportedEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionNot supportedFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)QCIF (176x144)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, WMV, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth2.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFiNot supported802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
BL-5F
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity950 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy4.6 hours16 hours
Standby165 hours (6.9 days)180 hours (7.5 days)

➕ Other features

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserWAP, HTML, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Various
- Dual mode GSM/TD-SCDMA phone
- Java framework
- Colors: Titan, Green, Red
- Silicon case included
- LG 3D Sound Engine

☢️ Radiation rate

Nokia X5 (TD-SCDMA)LG K42 (K420EMW)
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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