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Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB) vs Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy M42 vs Samsung Galaxy J4 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J4 XSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)27Points
Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)
6.6"
AMOLED

720x1600

48
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsSamsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy M42 X
Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
5.5"
AMOLED

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3000
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 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!

Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)vsGalaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core104%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+128GB (103GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsFlash (EEPROM)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+720x1600 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+6.6"20%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+(front) 20MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh67%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+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 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
193 grams (6.76 ounces)vs+175 grams (6.13 ounces)10%
Lighter
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)6%
Thinner
266 PPIvs+267 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.

17 Common items in both devices
Plastic body, glass front / Plastic body
Super AMOLED
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
Capacitive
+10 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
ModelGalaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
Other model namesGalaxy M42 5G SM-M426B/Dual-SIM (6GB RAM)Galaxy J4 J400F/Dual-sim, SM-J400FZKDINS
Country or region availableIndia
India
United Arab EmiratesIndiaPakistan(Global, International)
United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan, (Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2021May, 2018
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)75.9 x 164.4 millimeters (2.99 x 6.47 in)77.2 x 151.7 millimeters (3.04 x 5.97 in)
Weight193 grams (6.76 ounces)175 grams (6.13 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7570 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 570
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 570
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 619ARM Mali-T720 MP2
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 2.1
16GB (10GB available)
Flash (EEPROM)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.6" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)266 PPI267 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Tri-Band 850/900/1800
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,40)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2123º
5MP macrof/2.4
5MP depthf/2.4
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered28mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
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 on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, MKV, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Other features- Colors: Prism Dot Black, Gray
- One UI 3.1
- Infinity-U display
- Samsung Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Orchid Gray
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy2160 minutes | 36 hours | 1.5 days1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy M42 (SM-M426B/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/DS 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.689W/kg (head)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.356W/kg (head) | 1.492W/kg (body)
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