LG K42

LG K42

Build Quality : 75
Display : 90
Camera : 100
Performance : 90
Memory : 95
Network : 90
Connectivity : 80
Battery : 85
Sensor : 100
Audio : 95

Announced

Date

September 2020

Official announce date only and not date for market product release.

Model Detail

GTIN / MPN

LMK420 / LMK420H / LMK420E / LMK420Y

Product identifier detail, seems like unique serial number, build number or model id.

Platform

OS

Android 11

Type Operating System (OS), included with the OS version number.

Firmware

Android Stock UI

Specific firmware name identity that used on the davices.

Mobile Network

Bands

2G / 3G / 4G

Available mobile network support options.

SIM

Dual SIM, Nano SIM

Type and support on Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) feature.

Connectivity

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Available enabled features on Wireless internet network connection hardware.

Bluetooth

5.0, A2DP, LE

Verison and feature on Bluetooth hardware.

USB

USB Type-C

Type of Connectivity port hardware.

Body & Design

Dimension

165 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm

Metric using (Height x Width x Length) on milimeter.

Weight

182 g

Metric using (Gram) calculation unit.

Material

Plastic

Type of main body materials component and the extra feature if available.

Color Options

Gray, Green

Official available body color options.

Performance

Chipset

Mediatek Helio P22

Chipset (CPU) hardware name and series.

GPU

PowerVR GE8320

Graphic (GPU) hardware name and series.

Memory

RAM

3GB

Random Access Memory (RAM) Amount size capacity.

Internal

64GB

Fully amount size Internal memory storage capacity.

External

MicroSDXC

Type of third party memory expansion feature, if available.

Display & Screen

Size

6.6"

Screen size on (Inch) calculation unit.

Panel

IPS LCD

Type of display panel hardware for visual.

Resolution

720 x 1600 pixels

Screen resolution on (Pixel) calculation unit.

Other

20:9 ratio, (~266 ppi density)

Extra display and screen features if available.

Battery

Type

Li-Po

Type of Battery model.

Capacity

4000 mAh

Battery capacity number using Milliampere-hour (mAh) calculation unit.

Charger Model

USB Type-C

Charging method and type of charger port model.

Other

-

Extra features on power sector, if available.

Camera

Rear

Quad Setup

Total main / rear camera number.

+

(Main) 13 MP, 27mm, 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF

Main camera unit.

+

(Ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚, 1/5.0", 1.12µm

Secondary camera unit, if available.

+

(Macro) 2 MP, f/2.4

Third camera unit, if available.

+

(Depth) 2 MP, f/2.4

Fourth camera unit, if available.

Front

Single Setup

Total front / selfie camera number, if available.

+

8 MP

Main front camera unit, if available.

+

-

Secondary front camera unit, if available.

Features

Video Recording [email protected]

Available video recording support and features.

Audio & Sound

Type

Loudspeaker

Primary sound system type.

Extras

3.5mm jack

Extra sound system features.

Sensor

Biometric

Fingerprint (at the side)

Biometric security hardware model, if available.

GPS

Yes, A-GPS

Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware support and features.

NFC

Yes

Near Field Communication (NFC) function support.

Other

Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass

Available sensor hardware type and function.

Price

USD

~ $141

Price on (USD) Dollar currency.

EUR

~ €140

Price on (EUR) Euro currency.

Benchmark Score

Build Quality : 75
Display : 90
Camera : 100
Performance : 90
Memory : 95
Network : 90
Connectivity : 80
Battery : 85
Sensor : 100
Audio : 95

[*] Indicated there was multiple series number (GTIN / MPN) for an product.

Price are aggregate only and may not reflect the real price on the market and the product price may can be different on each country.

We can't guarantee the specifications data are 100% accurate, there may be misspresentating or wrong information because lack of source data or human error.

Introductions

LG K42 is the beautiful device that already officially announces at September 2020, this device adopting modern design with added multiple great features that can be use all their user directly.

The LG K42 also known as by the device model series LMK420 / LMK420H / LMK420E / LMK420Y this model series must be unique, so the user can easily find any other support from the internet, because when only using the main device name it may difficult for several user. Then next for LG K42 weight is 182 gram and the body dimension of LG K42 is 165 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm which is this the ideal physical body number dimension for modern devices today and the for the last introduction before we can do to the deeper things is the device also available on the Gray, Green color user options.

But, the color options availability itself may be different on the specific market country, some the device color option will only available for limited number such as because the specific event time, after the event ended the color option may be not available for the buyer.

Build Quality

The LG K42 using Plastic combination body material, that is very common build material typically found on the entry-level up to middle level devices on the market, plastic material body is not really bad on this modern era, but still this material body it's not solid on hand, look cheap and it may easily to scratch. So, the plastic body material should not be use for flagship devices on higher price range, if you found this material on the latest flagship device it should be minus thing for the user.

Screen & User Navigation

Display screen configuration is very important factor for the user experience, in this LG K42 the setup of display screen are ideal which is bring 720 x 1600 pixels on the screen resolution combined with 6.6" screen size. Then the display screen also have several configuration that are 20:9 ratio, (~266 ppi density).

Other the important thing on the display screen is the display panel hardware, good display panel hardware will drive more best experience to the user. LG K42 using very common display panel hardware that is IPS LCD, it's good if used by entry-level to middle level devices. But, it should be minus when used by flagship device with higher prices product if there no any special screen technology innovation that implemented.

The physical button on LG K42 is made very clear by it's own function, also for design and positioning of the physical button is ideal and can be easily used by user for navigating the device, such as for powering up device or adjusting the volume master.

CPU & GPU Performance

Processor is very vital hardware for processing any task on the device software, this is also included for the Graphic hardware that have main function for rendering graphic image on the device, the both of hardware is related each other every times, on the LG K42 we can see this device use Mediatek Helio P22 for CPU model and PowerVR GE8320 for GPU model, are them good enough?

Yes, they are a good combination, this CPU and GPU setup can be use for handling multiple purpose on this device, such as for run some games, opening some apps, also have good performance when processing and rendering 3D image on the specific level that they can do at the maximal limit.

Memory

Besides CPU and GPU hardware, memory hardware is also very important sector for getting best experience for user when use that device for any multiple purpose, the memory sector itself are combination from the RAM capacity, internal memory storage and support for external expansion memory, then does LG K42 is good enough on term of memory performance?

When we see the memory combination specification we can see the LG K42 have 3GB amount of RAM, then also have 64GB internal memory storage capacity and the user can get more storage in this device, because LG K42 does support external memory expansion with using MicroSDXC type.

Thus, is LG K42 have a good memory performance? from the spec said LG K42 it's good for use to any purpose in the modern use, but it's also depending from the user perspective need.

Camera

Just like other modern smart devices that exist today, LG K42 also have camera feature for bringing best experience to their user, on the main / rear camera feature we can found Quad Setup camera configuration feature that exist on there.

The main / rear camera specification on LG K42 are (Main) 13 MP, 27mm, 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF for the main camera configuration setup. There was also available for secondary camera feature with spec (Ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚, 1/5.0", 1.12µm. The LG K42 still have third camera feature with spec detail (Macro) 2 MP, f/2.4. Lastly, there was fourth camera configuration setup on LG K42 that have spec (Depth) 2 MP, f/2.4.

LG K42 have Single Setup for front / selfie camera feature. The main selfie camera spec on LG K42 are 8 MP.

Mobile Network

LG K42 fully support for using the mobile network broadband, LG K42 already supporting by Dual SIM, Nano SIM Card feature. The mobile network technology that using on LG K42 are 2G / 3G / 4G, user can freely choose the mode of mobile network on this device, because they can switch easily every times when the user needed.

Connectivity features

Actually, the best device for the modern use it should have multiple connectivity features on it, on the basic perspective the LG K42 are already have complete connectivity features.

The wireless connectivity on LG K42 that are already supporting by the Wi-Fi technology with the complete spec Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and also supported by Bluetooth version 5.0, A2DP, LE. The other great things that available on LG K42 is fully support for NFC technology.

LG K42 also supported by using wired connectivity that use USB Type-C Port technology. So, this feature can be very useful to their user for connecting LG K42 to the other device such as Desktop Computer or other.

OS & Security

Because LG K42 designed for the modern user, that mean LG K42 should be operated by the smart Operating System, and the good thing is the LG K42 already use smart OS that known as Android 11.

Now, how about the security technology on LG K42? The LG K42 have a powerful security protection because this device using default security system from the software OS then combined with the Fingerprint (at the side) security hardware technology, then it will give more secure from the stranger access.

Speaker & Sound

Speaker hardware on LG K42 is very same as most other devices, there was a speaker hardware with using good loudspeaker quaility for calling and play some music and the other feature on this sector that are LG K42 fully supported by 3.5mm jack technology, which is very good by the way.

Battery

LG K42 comes with 4000 mAh battery capacity and have Li-Po battery model, this battery specification basically can be use for all long day use in normal term. But sadly, the LG K42 does not have fast charging technology, so the charging time may take more times to fully battery charge.

This device also comes USB Type-C that it's very good because the USB Type-C is the universal charger Port that can be easy suitable for most charger cable on the most modern phone that exist today.

Common frequently asked questions

When the release date for the LG K42 ?

This device officialy unveiled at September 2020, so typically for the availability product at the market it should be around from the time announced.

What is model type / serial number on LG K42 ?

The known model type / serial number on LG K42 are LMK420 / LMK420H / LMK420E / LMK420Y.

Does LG K42 support 5G?

No, LG K42 does not support 5G mobile network.

How much Cameras that available on LG K42 ?

On the rear camera sector LG K42 have Quad Setup camera, and for front / selfie camera LG K42 also have Single Setup camera .

What is CPU model on LG K42 ?

LG K42 using Mediatek Helio P22 for hardware processor series.

What is GPU model on LG K42 ?

LG K42 using PowerVR GE8320 GPU model.

How much RAM on LG K42 ?

The RAM capacity number on LG K42 are 3GB.

How big internal Memory size on LG K42 ?

The internal Memory size on LG K42 are 64GB.

Does LG K42 support external Memory expansion ?

Yes, external Memory expansion is available on LG K42 with using MicroSDXC type.

What the type of screen panel in LG K42 ?

LG K42 use IPS LCD screen panel type.

LG K42 screen size ?

The screen size is 6.6" (inch).

How big screen resolution in LG K42 ?

The LG K42 screen resolution is 720 x 1600 pixels.

How big battery capacity on LG K42 ?

The LG K42 comes with 4000 mAh battery capacity.

Does LG K42 support Fast Charging ?

No, LG K42 does not have fast charging feature.

Does LG K42 support NFC ?

Yes, LG K42 does fully support NFC feature.

Does LG K42 have biometric security hardware ?

Yes, LG K42 using Fingerprint (at the side) for giving the extra security on this device.

What is Port model type on LG K42 ?

The LG K42 using USB Type-C Port model type.

LG K42

LG K42

Build Quality : 75
Display : 90
Camera : 100
Performance : 90
Memory : 95
Network : 90
Connectivity : 80
Battery : 85
Sensor : 100
Audio : 95