LG has been dormant in the Indian market for a long time now. They have tried to win over Indians time and time again, but have substantially failed. So, is LG K42 a good phone? By the end of this article you’ll have all your questions answered.
The K-series is LG’s latest attempt to grab a share in the market. They have launched two new budget smartphones in this series- LG K42 and LG K52. However, only the K42 has made its way to India.
- LG K42 comes with a quad-camera setup on the back
- This device is fueled with a 4000mAh Li-Po battery
- This smartphone is integrated with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.
- The K42 is available in a single colour Gray.
- The device has a UV Coated Rear Panel that is less susceptible to scratches.
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LG K42 comes with a 6.60-inch touchscreen display and is powered by an octa-core Media Tek Helio P22(MT6762) processor. It was launched in two colours- Grey and Green.
Furthermore, the device will also come with two years of extended warranty that includes a one-time screen replacement for no additional cost.
Even though the phone looks promising on paper, is LG K42 a good phone?
Let’s take a closer look at it:
The LG K42 comes with a reasonably affordable price tag of Rs 10,990. It will be available for sale starting January 26th in two colours- green and grey. It will be available for purchase on Flipkart and other retailers.
The LG K42 screen sports a punch hole cut out on the top that houses the front camera. The back panel is made of plastic and has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Furthermore, the device also comes with a walkie-talkie functionality via the press of a button- a feature that could come in handy, when unlocking your phone to make a phone call or text is not viable.
LG claims that the K42 provides a stable grip with unique wave patterns and a UV coating, making it less susceptible to scratches.
The LG K42 flaunts a 6.6-inch HD+ punch-hole display with 720x1600pixels resolution. The device measures 165×76.7×8.4 mm and weighs 182 grams.
The LG K42 draws power from an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset. The device runs on Android 10-based LG UX, which looks very similar to Samsung’s One UI.
This smartphone is offered in a single configuration- 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The LG K42 houses a quad rear camera setup for photos and videos that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with a super-wide-angle lens. The camera setup also comes with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro shooter.
This device has a phase detection autofocus, white balance setting-exposure compensation, scene mode, and self-timer.
Battery and Connectivity
The 4000mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The battery is charged via a USB Type -C port.
Wireless connectivity options include 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G, 3G, and a built-in GPS receiver. The K42 doesn’t have an FM radio receiver.
The LG K42 is MIL-STD 810G certified which includes military-grade tests for high and low temperatures, vibration, and temperature shock. The device is ideal for use in extreme environments where regular smartphones would fail.
LG K42’s specifications are underwhelming, but it fills the gap for a rugged and durable smartphone in the burgeoning budget segment of the Indian smartphone market.
This phone’s disappointing thing is that it is made for those whose priorities are mainly durability, camera, and design. That is why you can’t expect the device to work with high-end games like Call of Duty Mobile.
Also, this phone is a little expensive if we consider the specifications provided.
Therefore, LG lovers can choose to buy the K42 if the brand value is more important to them than the actual product.
Hereby we answered to the frequent question: Is LG K42 a good phone? But, will the K42 be able to review LG’s presence in the Indian market? Only time will tell.
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