You need a phone that can capture share worthy photos and video with the tap of a finger, scroll through your feed at lightning speed, and stream what you want when you want it. Outfitted with our best core features plus some awesome innovations, Galaxy A42 5G lets you create, share and stay connected without breaking the bank.
Carry on and on and on
Whether you’re trying to nail that perfect shot, keep your stories fresh or put in a last minute order at your favorite restaurant, Galaxy A42 5G’s long lasting battery won’t leave you hanging.
And when you do need a charge, Fast Charging¹ will have you back in action in no time.
Live your life without the wait
Fast , reliable and 5G what more could you ask for? Galaxy A42 5G ² features plenty of processing power to post photos and videos, play games and chat with friends with minimal lag.
Room to make more memories
Keep or delete? The eternal question. Galaxy A42 5G comes with 128GB of storage built in, giving you plenty of space to keep your favorite photos and videos close at hand. Want more? We got you. Store up to 1TB more by adding a MicroSD card.³
Capture all those share worthy moments
Who says life can’t be like a movie? With four cameras to choose from and AI powered features such as Night Mode, Live Focus and Single Take⁴, your Galaxy A42 5G is like your own personal film studio where the leading role is always yours.
Bold never looked so good
See every last frame with crystal clear clarity and vibrant color. Whether it’s your favorite movie or your weekly group video chat, see it all in beautiful definition on Galaxy A42 5G’s massive 6.6” Infinity U display.⁵
Modern minimalism with a twist
A smooth finish with a subtle color gradient gives Galaxy A42 5G a unique and sophisticated feel.
¹Fast Charging capability through provided charger.
²5G speeds vary and require optimal network and connection (factors include frequency, bandwidth, congestion); see carrier for availability.
³MicroSD card sold separately.
⁴Single Take captures images and video up to 15 seconds.
⁵Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.6" in the full rectangle and 6.5" with accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera lens.
Voice Assistant Built-in
2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, 5G, CDMA, GSM, LTE
Phone Memory (RAM)
Qualcomm Octa-Core 2.2 GHz, 1.8 GHz
Galaxy A42 5G 128GB (Unlocked)
Voice Assistant Built-in
USB Type C
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
SIM Card Slots
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Google Fi, Verizon, Cricket, Mint Mobile, Simple Mobile, H2O Wireless, Ting Mobile, Ultra Mobile, MetroPCS
I got to Best Buy looking for a phone for a family member, and this is what I picked: Samsung - Galaxy A42 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Black with dual sim capability. Interestingly, I picked it up from the "open box" section, but still looked great and intact. I will recommend this to any family member or friend.
I don't like iPhones. My nephew is a diehard Apple fan. He used my Galaxy S10. Now he wants an android. I bought this so he can try it out. He LOVES IT. He will use it for a few months to make sure it's what he wants before he purchase the Galaxy S21 or the FOLD.
Paired easily with his RAV4
Bought this Samsung Galaxy A42 5G 128GB unlocked cell phone at Best Buy. The cell phone worked great the first 2 weeks.
Took a short flight from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to BWI airport.
Instead of setting Airplane Mode, I turned off the cell phone completely so as to save energy on my battery.
Tried to turn it on again at arrival at BWI airport but the phone was completely dead. Could not restart it or even show any signs of recharging. The screen was completely black (dead). Excellent Best Buy Service for replacing this bad cell phone.
The old Samsung phone was successfully transferred to the new Samsung phone and throughout this process, service was excellent and now my new phone works wonders compared to my old model.
This new phone and my upgraded AT&T account now allows easy internet access and so far no problems connecting to many apps and so all the best for the excellent service and phone is great.
I would suggest that every one get the 3x screen protector. Had the case but had not put it on yet.
I had this phone less than two hours and dropped it.
The screen shattered.
Good thing I have the Best Buy product protection plan.
They replaced it withen two days.
My cost was $30.00 It is much less than buying another one.
My A32 was stolen, went up one not to the A42 as a replacement, it has every feature you will need. more storage than the A32 better screen resolution ect. My only regret is that over Black Friday Amazon had the A52 for the same price I paid for the A42 guess I was too inpatient should have waited a couple of day. Good mid-level phone none the less.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reliability, connectivity, price and battery. Editors are less positive about screen and durability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 89/100 = Very good quality.
unbox.phJamie Inocian Jamie Inocian on December 8, 2020
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Hands-On Review: Sammy's Affordable 5G Option - UNBOX PHEarly Verdict: If you want to prepare for the widespread availability of 5G and have a strict budget of around Php 20,000 — then the Galaxy A42 5G may be an option for you to consider. The trouble is that Sammy runs into some extremely tough
A:AnswerWhen i bought mine, it was stated all features may not work properly with the Metro network. However, being my 2nd unlocked phone from Best Buy, all features have worked with no issues on both phones purchased. Just insert your sim card and take it to get it registered with your network after paying activation fee.
Should be painless process.
A:AnswerIf you have their SIM card, it will! Take the SIM out of your old Consumer Cellular phone & put it in your new phone. Ask a Consumer Cellular rep b4 purchasing a new phone, just to be sure and to avoid hassles beforehand.
A:AnswerPhysically, it can take two cellphone SIMs. HOWEVER, the phone doesn't work in Dual SIM mode, even though this is written on the SIM slot and on the back of the box. If you insert two cellphone SIMs, it will just recognize the first one, like a standard single-SIM phone.