Alongside the newly unveiled Nokia 3.2, HMD Global announced the Nokia 4.2, another Nokia smartphone operating with the Android One platform. It arrives as the first Nokia Android phone with “4” in its branding. Dual cameras, quantifiable memory, and dewdrop display are few of the features that make the smartphone adorable.
Where to Buy Nokia 4.2
Nokia 4.2 Key Specs and Features
- 5.71-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (295 ppi)
- Android 9 Pie OS (Android One)
- Octa-core 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
- 2GB RAM / 3GB RAM
- 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- 16GB / 32GB Internal Storage, up to 256GB Memory Card
- 4G LTE
- 3,000 mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
Nokia 4.2 stuns in a polycarbonate plastic body covered in glass. Likewise, the matte finish makes the phone goodly to look at from the rear.
Google Assistant button is found on its side as well as the volume and power buttons. Interestingly, the power button has a glowing notification light around it.
As a result, you don’t have to worry if your phone is facing up or down to find out notifications.
The dewdrop takes a portion of the 5.71-inch IPS LCD panel while a chin with Nokia logo sits downwards. Following the nomenclature, it seems odd that a less large screen is used as the display of this smartphone when the Nokia 3.2 owns a larger one.
But then, the fact that it’ll consume less power passes for a consolation. Nonetheless, movies can be enjoyed via the 720 x 1520 pixels resolution of the display.
Battery and Camera
Clean daylight shots are taken by the rear 13MP primary camera. Note that it has a 2MP secondary sensor which plays a significant role in background isolation of bokeh pictures.
Despite the screen’s resolution, the camera’s capable of recording 1080p videos. At the fore, the 8MP snapper banks on f/2.0 aperture during its photography duties.
Not to break your heart, you’ll have to make do with a 3,000mAh battery assigned to the Nokia 4.2.
Hardware and Software
A performance-boosting chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 with 12nm process works at the heart of the phone to coordinate actions. For a mid-range device of its quality, the chip fits perfectly into its work demands.
Beefing up the processor’s operations in the lower spec variant is a 2GB RAM. Its higher variant that comes with 3GB RAM is noticeable with a fingerprint scanner. While the former tags with 16GB ROM, the latter uses 32GB to store files and documents.
Faster security patches and updates will get released to the smartphone due to its Android Pie OS (Android One). If for anything, Nokia’s track record of updating its devices way back 2017 with the Android Pie is a testimony.
Nokia 4.2 Price and Availability
Nokia 4.2 price in Nigeria ranges from 47,000 Naira to 55,000 Naira in retail outlets depending on your location. The smartphone costs around 14,999 KSh in Kenya and around 885 GHs in Ghana.
You can buy at leading online stores and retail outlets. Nokia 4.2 is available in colours Black, Pink Sand.
Nokia 4.2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Nokia 4.2:
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie OS (Android One)
- Processor: Octa-core (2.0 GHz dual-core Cortex-A53 & 1.45 GHz hexa-core Cortex A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
- GPU: Adreno 505
- Memory: 2GB/3GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Pink Sand
- Dimension: 149 x 71.3 x 8.4 mm
- Weight: 161g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.71-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels (295 PPI)
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP Dual Camera, 720p [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, 720p [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 16GB/32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 400GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3,000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Ion Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes