The Moto G42 is an excellent phone. It offers some features that are rare in its price segment, such as an OLED screen and stereo speakers. If you value these features more than performance or camera quality, you might want to give this phone a try.
|Price in Pakistan||PKR 34,999 Expected|
|Other Countries||$123 €114 £98 ¥885 ₹10289 ﷼461 Expected|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G Bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Bands||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - International|
|4G Bands||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 26, 28, 40, 41, 66 - LATAM, Brazil|
|Announced||2022, June 09|
|Status||Available. Released 2022, June 28|
|Dimensions||160.4 x 73.5 x 8 mm (6.31 x 2.89 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||175 g (6.17 oz)|
|Build||Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Size||6.4 inches, 98.9 cm2 (~83.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~411 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 12, planned upgrade to Android 13|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver)|
|Card Slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM|
|Triple||50 MP, f/1.8 (wide), 1/2.76", 0.64µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Single||16 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1.0µm|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Positioning||GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Type||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Colors||Atlantic Green, Metallic Rose|
Design and Display
The Moto G42 has a simple and sleek design, with a flat 6.4-inch AMOLED screen that has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The screen has good color accuracy and contrast. The bezels around the screen are relatively thin, except for the bottom one, which is slightly thicker. The Moto G42 comes in two color options: Atlantic Green and Metallic Rose. The phone has an IP52 rating for water-repellent design.
Performance and Storage
The Moto G42 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G chipset, which is a mid-range processor that can handle most tasks smoothly. The phone comes with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM, and either 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card slot. The phone runs on Android 12 out of the box, with Motorola’s minimalistic skin on top.
The Moto G42 has a decent camera performance. In well-lit environments, the primary camera can produce crisp, clear images with precise color and exposure. The phone houses a triple camera setup, consisting of a 50 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2 MP macro camera. The selfie camera can take good selfies in daylight, with natural skin tones and decent dynamic range. However, in low-light scenarios, the selfies become soft and grainy.
Battery and Connectivity
The Moto G42 has a massive 5000 mAh battery and also supports 18W fast charging. In connectivity, the phone has a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0. The fingerprint scanner is located on the right side of the phone, along with the power button and the volume rocker. The bottom of the phone has a USB-C port, a speaker grille, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Here is an overview of the pricing information for the Motorola Moto G42 in Pakistan:
Please note that pricing details are subject to change and may vary depending on the retailer or provider. It is always advisable to confirm the price before making a purchase.