– Premium design for the price.
– Stereo speaker with Dolby Atmos.
– Strong battery life.
– Bright AMOLED display.
– Limited RAM
– Not for Power Users.
– Disappointing camera.
Moto G42 : Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 is everywhere and Motorola has used the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor in the Moto G42 as well. The Snapdragon 680 is a decent processor for general use, but if you are looking to play heavy games then this smartphone is not for you.
– You will be able to play games like BGMI but you will not get the best gaming experience from it. Motorola has also promised 1 year of OS updates and three years of security updates, which means the Moto G42 will get Android 13 and no OS updates after that.
– By the way, Motorola G42 runs on MyUX 3.0 based on Android 12 and Moto G42 is a 4G smartphone as there is no 5G support in Snapdragon 680. Overall, the phone offers decent performance.
Moto G42 : Display
The Moto G42 sports a 6.40-inch 60Hz AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The front is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 while the frame and back are made of plastic.
One of the highlights of the device is Widevine L1 support, which means you’ll be able to stream FHD+ content on the OTT platform. Despite the AMOLED display, Motorola comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
By the way, the phone has a slightly larger bottom chin at the front, while the punch-hole is not that big. Overall, the Moto G42 uses a good quality AMOLED panel, so there won’t be any issues when using the smartphone outside. It also has a plus point here.
Moto G42 : Camera
Camera experience is important in a smartphone, no matter the price, but, I am not too happy with the camera of the Moto G42 smartphone. It won’t be wrong to say that the Moto G42 doesn’t live up to my expectations.
– The phone is equipped with a triple camera set-up consisting of a 50MP primary lens, 8MP ultrawide + depth shooter, and 2MP macro. Along with this, you also get a 16 MP selfie shooter.
– Motorola also needs to work on dynamic range, when we tried to take pictures in sunlight the sensor overexposed the background. Which was disappointing.
Talking about Portrait mode, pictures are also good in it but it also has dynamic range issue.
– Since this is a budget smartphone, Motorola has added EIS support which works fine and helps a lot while shooting videos.
– For the price of Rs 13,999, the Moto G42 doesn’t offer good cameras. You will be disappointed with the front and even the rear cameras.
Moto G42 : Audio Features
Motorola has added stereo speakers to a budget smartphone, believe it or not, the Motorola G42 has dual speakers. In addition, it also has a secondary noise cancellation microphone. Motorola G52 has carrier aggregation support. Also, since this is a budget smartphone, Motorola has added a 3.5mm audio jack. Overall, Motorola has worked on the audio feature and you will be happy with the result.
Moto G42 : Battery Life
Motorola G42 comes with a 5,000 mAH battery with 20W fast charging support. Because of the processor, the battery lasts throughout the day but in the end, it is up to you, and how you use your smartphone every day. Now, if you are a heavy user then you have to charge this smartphone twice a day.
– Going by the good battery life of Moto G42, I think Motorola should have provided 33W fast charging support as 20W doesn’t make sense these days, it will take hours to charge from 0% to 100% which is a It’s a disappointing thing.
Moto G42 : VERDICT
Motorola Moto G42 is a very impressive smartphone under Rs 15,000. Not only do you get a premium looking smartphone, but you also get an AMOLED display, stereo speakers with Dolby support, near stock Android experience, decent battery life.
Along with this, its camera and charging support is disappointing, if you love to play games then this smartphone is not for you. You can also think about Moto G52 which is not much more expensive than the Moto G42 smartphone.