Nokia has unveiled the Nokia 4.2 alongside the new Nokia 3.2. The Nokia 4.2 is a super budget smartphone for those who want to have a phone that will take care of all daily needs at ease without breaking the bank. The Nokia 4.2 price in Nigeria, it’s specifications and features will be written in this article. It arrives as the first Nokia Android phone to come with “4” in it’s branding.
Nokia 4.2 Key Specs
• 5.71 inch IPS LCD display
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset
• 2GB or 3GB of RAM
• 16GB or 32GB built-in storages
• 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera
• 8MP front facing camera
• 3,000 mAh non removable battery
• 4G LTE network
• Android 9 Pie with Android One
Design and Body
Nokia 4.2, the super budget smartphone comes in a premium glass with a plastic frame. The glass is scratch resistant but there’s no information whether it’s a Gorilla Glass. The phone has a length of 149 mm, a width of 71.3 mm, a thickness of 8.4 mm and weighs about 161 grams. At the right hand side of the phone, you get the volume buttons and power button which also has a glowing light around it which turns on when there’s a notification or when the phone is charging. On the left side, you get a dedicated Google assistant button which can be disabled if you don’t like it.
The Nokia 4.2 sports a 5.71 inches HD+ IPS LCD display with 19:9 aspect ratio, 295 pixels per inch density and 76.6% screen to body ratio. The display size seems odd as the Nokia 3.2 seems to have a bigger size despite the 4.2 being a senior sibling. You should enjoy watching movies on this phone and it’ll consumer less power.
Processor and Memory
Under the hood, Nokia 4.2 draws it’s power from the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset which clocks at 2.0 GHz max coupled with Adreno 505 GPU for graphics related activities. The processor is built on a 12nm fabrication process which is power efficient. Nokia 4.2 comes with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB built-in storage which is expandable via the micro SD card slot provided.
Nokia 4.2 has a dual rear camera, the first is a 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and the second is a 2MP depth camera which helps in taking portrait shots. The rear camera can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second.
Ok the front, we have a 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture which can also record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second.
Network and Connectivity
The Nokia 4.2 has 4G/3G/2G network in it for downloading, surfing the web and all activities needing network connection. The Nokia 4.2 supports the following LTE bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 and has download speed of up to 150 Mbps and upload speed of up to 50 Mbps. It comes with Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, GPS, NFC, FM Radio and WiFi hotspot. It also has a micro USB port which supports OTG feature.
Battery and Charging
The Nokia 4.2 has a 3,000 mAh battery which is sufficient for an average user considering the 12 nm power efficient processor used in it. There’s no information whether it has support for fast charging of any kind. Looking at the processor supporting quick charge 3.0 I guess it should support fast charging but it’s not official.
Nokia 4.2 runs on Android 9 Pie under the Android One project just like other Nokia smartphones and is upgradeable to Android 10.
Nokia 4.2 price in Nigeria starts at around 39,899 Naira (for the 3GB+32GB model) depending on your location. It is available in top online stores like Jumia and Konga also in offline stores across the country.
The Nokia 4.2 has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor below the camera and also has Face Unlock. It also has a 3.5 mm audio jack for those who prefer wired headphones.