September 30, 2023

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HMD International, the corporate that owns the precise to fabricate and promote Nokia-branded handsets, launched the Nokia 4.2 smartphone in India lately. Nokia 4.2 has been launched in India in solely 3GB+32GB RAM and inside storage variant. The system has been priced at Rs 10,990.

Nokia 4.2 has been launched in two color choices: Black and Pink. We received our fingers on the Black variant of the system and right here is the way it fared in our assessment:

Nokia 4.2 design

Nokia 4.2 is a light-weight telephone and weighs simply 161 grams. It suits snugly into the palms and doesn’t slip from the grip. The telephone’s compact measurement permits it to suit simply in your pockets too. The physique feels sturdy sufficient however registers fingerprints and smudges. The smartphone has received curved edges and is 148.95mm lengthy, 71.30mm large and eight.39mm thick.

The show is a notched one and has received skinny bezels on the edges and thick bezels on the highest and chin. The display comes protected by a 2.5D glass.

On the high of the show lies an 8MP entrance digital camera and the earpiece whereas the Nokia brand lies on the centre of the chin. In comparison with all the edges of the show, the chin has received the thickest bezels (about 1 cm thick). The highest bezel is about 4mm thick whereas the facet bezels (the thinnest ones) are about 2mm thick.

The highest fringe of the telephone carries a 3.5mm headphone jack and a smaller secondary round vent for the microphone.
The left fringe of the telephone carries the SIM tray that may accommodate two nano SIM playing cards and a microSD card. It additionally carries a devoted Google Assistant button beneath the SIM card slot.

On the precise fringe of the telephone, from the highest, lie the quantity buttons and the facility button.

The underside fringe of the telephone carries two speaker vents, a micro-USB charging port and the first microphone vent, all arrayed from proper to left.

One factor we famous concerning the placement of the buttons was that the Google Assistant button and the facility button will not be completely embedded contained in the physique and a few a part of them slips contained in the physique of the telephone when simply twiddled with the thumb (not pressed). That doesn’t add effectively to the sturdy and compact design of the Nokia handset.

The rear a part of the telephone is provided with a twin 13MP+2MP digital camera setup and the LED flash inside a capsule-shaped enclosure within the higher center. The enclosure is just not a raised one and as such, it permits the telephone to lie completely at its again. Beneath the rear digital camera setup lies a fingerprint scanner, with the Nokia brand additional beneath it.

The rear facet of the telephone doesn’t carry any textures or is a gradient again. It’s a plain black-coloured plastic again that has been given a glass end to imitate a glass again.

Nokia 4.2 show

Nokia 4.2 comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ a-Si TFT LCD display of 720×1520 pixels decision (270PPI) with 19:9 facet ratio. The show is a bit of reflective however the icons look sharp and punchy. The viewing angles additionally got here out to be tremendous with no discernible change in display colors.

There may be an Adaptive Brightness characteristic, which, initially didn’t robotically regulate as per the environment and needed to be manually adjusted. However later, it began functioning tremendous, responding to even the slightest change within the brightness of the setting A Evening Gentle characteristic has additionally been given for decreasing Blue mild emission. It may be scheduled from dawn to sundown or at a customized time and it labored tremendous.

Nokia 4.2 efficiency

Nokia 4.2, since it’s a price range system, has not been given a fast-charging characteristic. So, no Sort-C port for you of us; you would need to keep content material and keep affected person with a micro-USB one. When charging from a totally discharged state, the telephone takes about an-hour-and-a half to cost totally (on being charged immediately from the wall socket with the Nokia adapter). The facility button glows alongside its sides when the telephone is being charged.

Nokia 4.2 comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB inside storage. The handset runs Android 9.0 Pie working system out-of-the-box.

The sign-in safety choices of the telephone embody sample and pin locks, fingerprint sensor and face unlock. We discovered that although face unlock and fingerprint sensor labored easily a lot of the occasions, it took about 2 seconds for the telephone to unlock. The face unlock that labored easily throughout the day and in well-lit situations, didn’t work in low-light and pitch darkish situations. Although there’s a ‘Fill mild in darkish’ characteristic, it doesn’t assist a lot. Switching on the ‘Velocity up unlock’ setting does make the face unlock to work sooner.

Navigating by means of apps is usually immediate however there will be noticed a delay of a second typically. The notifications will be simply swiped away with one contact on ‘Clear All’ choices. Google Assistant will be summoned up with the press of the devoted button on the left fringe of the telephone. There is no such thing as a bloatware on the system, one thing you’ll be able to count on from a Inventory Android telephone. So, no pointless pre-installed apps for the customers.

Enjoying heavy-duty graphic-intensive video games like PUBG Cellular was not a cushty expertise owing to the small display and low decision of the telephone. The one settings on which you’ll play PUBG Cellular are Easy and Balanced and never HD. However with all of the cramped-up display area together with lack of sharpness in graphics, the sport does run effectively on Easy and Balanced settings with none stutter or lags. The smartphone rear begins heating up inside an hour of gameplay.

The audio of the system, on audio system, is just not loud sufficient for a small room and it distorts on excessive volumes. Higher to make use of earphones or earbuds with this system.

The varied sensors on the telephone embody a rear fingerprint sensor, ambient mild sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer and biometric face unlock.

The connectivity choices embody WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, micro-USB, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou, 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The smartphone received a Single-Core rating of 889 and Multi-Core Rating of 3259 on Geekbench4 benchmark check. It received a rating of 79140 on AnTuTu benchmark check.

Nokia 4.2 digital camera

Nokia 4.2 sports activities a twin rear digital camera setup and a entrance digital camera. The twin rear digital camera includes of a 13-megapixel main sensor with f/2.2 aperture (1.12µm) and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture (1.75µm). On the entrance, customers get an 8-megapixel digital camera with f/2.0 aperture (1.12µm).

In shiny daylight, the pictures captured by the rear digital camera setup got here out to be fairly clear and sharp with minimal grain. The objects, be they far or close to the lens, had been captured with readability. The selfies too got here out pure and sharp with very much less grain and no smudgy components.

Indoor pictures by the twin rear cameras, below synthetic lighting, got here out to be principally sharp and clear, although at some factors within the picture, particularly with the thing in focus, some smudges happen. The selfies below synthetic lighting got here out to be clear, with well-defined edges.

Within the night time, when outdoor in dimly-lit environments, the cameras don’t do this effectively a job. The photographs lack sharpness, are blurry, smudged out at some factors and the readability within the pictures is lacking. Selfies taken in low-light situations got here out to be grainy and lacked particulars and sharpness.

The bokeh mode took principally acceptable photographs with the sting detection working effectively in very shiny situations however not so effectively below synthetic mild.

Nokia 4.2 battery

The smartphone comes backed by a 3000mAh battery. On mild to medium utilization (watching 5-6 movies a day, taking part in low-end gaming titles for half-an-hour, checking social media feeds), it ran simply for a day. On barely heavier utilization (watching 1-2 movies, gaming for about 1-2 hours, utilizing Google Maps throughout commute, importing photographs and movies on social media and so on.), the telephone can nonetheless run for at some point. The battery drop whereas the telephone is getting used is just not quick and it may be stated that the battery of Nokia 4.2 is likely one of the sturdy options of the telephone. The common person, who’s busy with the telephone for 6-7 hours a day, will discover not discover Nokia 4.2 working out of juice.


Nokia 4.2 has received a plain but eye-catching and compact design. The construct high quality is spectacular barring the location of the Google Assistant and the facility buttons. Although some security measures like face unlock take an additional one-two seconds to unlock the system and navigating by means of the apps is a tad gradual, we hope that the problems will get fastened with a software program replace. The UI is bloatware-free and the icons look crisp and punchy. The cameras, when utilized in shiny daylight and when indoors below synthetic mild, gave pure and principally sharp photographs. Low-light digital camera efficiency is what Nokia 4.2 is weak in. The battery life can be lengthy and can enable your telephone to run simply for a day on mild to medium utilization. Even when it’s a price range smartphone, we felt that the Nokia 4.2 might have been given an newer processor. As a possible purchaser, if you don’t play cell video games and are prepared to condone the truth that the Nokia 4.2 cameras will not be competent sufficient to take clear night time pictures, the telephone is correct up your alley for Rs 10,990.


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