6.7/10
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The Nokia 4.2 currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
5.71"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Guys

The Nokia 4.2 is a solid entry to the budget market for HMD Global. Even with this low-end market becoming crowded, Nokia has a real contender with the Android One powered device. With solid construction, a dedicated Google Assistant button, and that beautiful LED notification light, we see a phone...

- Andrew Allen, Android Guys
PCWorld

When it comes to look and feel, it's a budget phone that does well to distinguish itself. However, beyond that polished appearance and the clean software installed on it, there’s not much to love about the Nokia 4.2. It’s more a phone you’ll have to live with than one you’ll want to stand by. 

- Fergus Halliday, PCWorld
Good Gear Guide

It’s rare to find a phone this cheap that looks this good, let alone one that ticks so many boxes. On paper, it’s a $299 phone that feels like it could maybe be a $599 phone. Unfortunately, that taciturn impression only really last until you spend any real time relying on the device. The Nokia 4.2 i...

- Fergus Halliday, Good Gear Guide
Mobile Syrup

If you’re looking for a low-cost handset that can do everything a flagship can, these are likely your best bet. Although, don’t expect to be taking amazing pictures.

- Brad Bennett, Mobile Syrup
Android Headlines

Nokia 4.2 represents what happens when the bleeding edge of Android has time to mature and make its way down the line. In its segment, it's going to be difficult to find a better experience outside of the obvious dealbreakers.

- Daniel Golightly, Android Headlines


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Nokia released the 4.2 on April 30, 2019.


The 4.2 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Nokia 4.2 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia 4.2 user manual here.


Nokia backs up the 4.2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 4.2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
5.71"

The Nokia 4.2's screen size is 5.71 inches with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 400 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 1080 minutes.

Nokia 4.2 Specs

Overview
Release date April 30, 2019
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
RAM 2/3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Unknown
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1080 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 25 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Black, Pink Sand
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.9 x 7.13 x 0.84 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 161 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel density 295 pixels
Size 5.71 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 400 GB)
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (2 MP second camera f/2.2), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0, Biometric face unlock
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Android Guys

A budget phone with some nice quirks

from Android Guys

The Nokia 4.2 is a solid entry to the budget market for HMD Global. Even with this low-end market becoming crowded, Nokia has a real contender with the Android One powered device. With solid construction, a dedicated Google Assistant button, and that beautiful LED notification light, we see a phone with a quirky attitude that stands out.

Read full review

The Nokia 4.2 is a solid entry to the budget market for HMD Global. Even with this low-end market becoming crowded, Nokia has a real contender with the Android One powered device. With solid construction, a dedicated Google Assistant button, and that beautiful LED notification light, we see a phone with a quirky attitude that stands out.

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PCWorld

A decent budget smartphone when it comes to the essential

from PCWorld

When it comes to look and feel, it's a budget phone that does well to distinguish itself. However, beyond that polished appearance and the clean software installed on it, there’s not much to love about the Nokia 4.2. It’s more a phone you’ll have to live with than one you’ll want to stand by. 

Read full review

When it comes to look and feel, it's a budget phone that does well to distinguish itself. However, beyond that polished appearance and the clean software installed on it, there’s not much to love about the Nokia 4.2. It’s more a phone you’ll have to live with than one you’ll want to stand by. 

Read full review

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Good Gear Guide

A decent budget smartphone

from Good Gear Guide

It’s rare to find a phone this cheap that looks this good, let alone one that ticks so many boxes. On paper, it’s a $299 phone that feels like it could maybe be a $599 phone. Unfortunately, that taciturn impression only really last until you spend any real time relying on the device. The Noki...More

It’s rare to find a phone this cheap that looks this good, let alone one that ticks so many boxes. On paper, it’s a $299 phone that feels like it could maybe be a $599 phone. Unfortunately, that taciturn impression only really last until you spend any real time relying on the device. The Nokia 4.2 is an OK budget phone that looks like the real deal but mostly ends up saddled by the same old trade-offs.

Read full review

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Mobile Syrup

Not the best phones out there, but maybe the best value

from Mobile Syrup

If you’re looking for a low-cost handset that can do everything a flagship can, these are likely your best bet. Although, don’t expect to be taking amazing pictures.

Read full review

If you’re looking for a low-cost handset that can do everything a flagship can, these are likely your best bet. Although, don’t expect to be taking amazing pictures.

Read full review

Less

Android Headlines

Dipping toes in the mid-range at a budget price

from Android Headlines

Nokia 4.2 represents what happens when the bleeding edge of Android has time to mature and make its way down the line. In its segment, it's going to be difficult to find a better experience outside of the obvious dealbreakers.

Read full review

Nokia 4.2 represents what happens when the bleeding edge of Android has time to mature and make its way down the line. In its segment, it's going to be difficult to find a better experience outside of the obvious dealbreakers.

Read full review

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Ausdroid

It’s more a budget end

from Ausdroid

One the one hand, the overall design of the Nokia 4.2 makes it feel and look like a mid to high range device. However, design and looks are one thing. It’s the overall experience that also counts. From a function, user experience, camera and performance, I would say it’s more a budget end and...More

One the one hand, the overall design of the Nokia 4.2 makes it feel and look like a mid to high range device. However, design and looks are one thing. It’s the overall experience that also counts. From a function, user experience, camera and performance, I would say it’s more a budget end and that disappoints me as I feel the Nokia 4.2 could have been so much more.

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Gadget Guy

A cute little phone, with a cute glowing power button and good features at $299

from Gadget Guy

It is not a bad phone – being positive for $299 it is a damned good phone as we have come to expect from Nokia. Honestly, you cannot go wrong.

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It is not a bad phone – being positive for $299 it is a damned good phone as we have come to expect from Nokia. Honestly, you cannot go wrong.

Read full review

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Android Central

Glowy buttons and Google brilliance for under $200

from Android Central

Between a nifty Google Assistant button and a glowing LED power button sits a compact Android One phone that's the perfect size for one-handed use during long days and longer nights.

Read full review

Between a nifty Google Assistant button and a glowing LED power button sits a compact Android One phone that's the perfect size for one-handed use during long days and longer nights.

Read full review

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Notebookcheck

Offers a good price-performance ratio

from Notebookcheck

Buyers of the Nokia 4.2 receive an affordable smartphone with good hardware equipment. The dedicated Google Assistant key is a useful, unique feature.

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Buyers of the Nokia 4.2 receive an affordable smartphone with good hardware equipment. The dedicated Google Assistant key is a useful, unique feature.

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Digital Trends

Has a lot of merits, but it's marred by the processor

from Digital Trends

The Nokia 4.2’s good looks, great battery life, decent camera, and speedy Android updates are held back by a weak processor. It’s capable, but there are better alternatives.

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The Nokia 4.2’s good looks, great battery life, decent camera, and speedy Android updates are held back by a weak processor. It’s capable, but there are better alternatives.

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