In the market for a real budget phone sans 5G connectivity? Check out this latest Moto G42 from Motorola.

Unlike the also-new Moto G62 5G, the Motorola Moto G42 is a 4G-only device as it is powered by a, still modern, Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor. It only has 4GB of RAM but does have a quite roomy 128GB of expandable storage.


Despite its budget status, the G42 managed to have a fancy OLED panel with an apt 6.4-inch size at FHD+ resolution. Albeit, it is not a high refresh rate as it has the standard 60Hz.

The design on the back is similar to other Motorola phones. It holds a sharp 50-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and 2-megapixel macro.


To juice it up, the G42 comes with a 20W adapter in the box, to be used on its 5,000mAh battery. It ships with the Android 12 operating system with the MyUX interface on top. Stereo speakers are also onboard for the best listening experience.

Motorola is yet to announce the official price and availability of the Moto G42, so be on the lookout for that.

Motorola Moto G42 Specs

  • Android 12
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 411ppi
  • 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Stereo speakers
  • Headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • FM radio
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 160.4 x 73.5 x 8mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • Colors: Blue, Rose
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 20W fast charging

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