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Nokia 4.2 is HMD Global's most recent offering in India, and it plans to leave an imprint in presumably the most fervently challenged portion of the cell phone showcase. The new Nokia telephone acquires its bended double glass plan from its kin in the current Nokia lineup, and offers a stock Android experience. Furthermore, the Nokia 4.2 comes outfitted with a devoted Google Assistant catch and a power catch that serves as a notice light. 
Nokia 4.2 Review

In any case, would good be able to construct quality and unadulterated Android programming help the Nokia 4.2 ascent over its opposition, particularly when spending contributions from any semblance of Xiaomi, Realme, and Asus offer better equipment and more highlights at lower costs? The on-paper particulars of the Nokia 4.2 are obviously an indent beneath what you could get from contending brands, which implies it has a couple of difficulties in front of it. We audit the Nokia 4.2 to see whether this new cell phone can demonstrate to be an able gadget that is as yet worth your cash. 


The most striking part of the Nokia 4.2 is its structure, which acquires components from the Nokia 6.1 Plus (₹ 13,350) (Review) and Nokia 5.1 Plus (₹ 9,190) (Review], and looks engaging. The general stylish profile is perfect and downplayed, particularly the dark variation of the telephone that we're checking on (the telephone's likewise accessible in Gloss Pink). The bended 2.5D glass on the front and back give the Nokia 4.2 a top notch look, and we favor this to the inclination completes we are seeing on an expanding number of telephones nowadays. 

There is a vertically adjusted double camera module that sits practically flush with the back board, and the unique mark sensor sits underneath it. The edge of this telephone additionally has a polished completion with a bended profile, mixing easily into the back and front boards. The Nokia 4.2 certainly looks more premium than what its cost would recommend, and this should be a key rule for individuals who might want an attractive telephone without spending a great deal of cash. 
Nokia 4.2 Review

The top notch structure of the Nokia 4.2 stretches out to its close by feel, which is additionally extraordinary. At 148.95x71.30x8.39mm, the Nokia 4.2 has a generally little profile and is agreeable to hold and utilize. You don't need to change the telephone in your grasp and stretch your thumbs to go after substance at the furthest corners of the screen. The fabricate nature of the Nokia 4.2 is superb, and this telephone should be on purchasers' rundowns if ergonomics and configuration are significant main elements for them. 

The telephone includes a devoted Google Assistant catch on the left, which may prove to be useful for individuals who utilize the menial helper normally. Sadly, the Google Assistant catch can't be remapped to play out some other undertaking. A solitary press will raise Google's AI right hand, while a twofold press will raise a page that gives logical data and proposals dependent on client action and area. 

The power catch likewise serves as a notice light, on account of a LED strip around it that makes a radiance of breathing light when a notice arrives. The volume rocker sits above it. Every one of the catches give palatable material input. 

The left of this telephone likewise houses the SIM plate, which has three spaces to suit two Nano-SIM cards and a microSD card of up to 400GB all the while. At the top sits the 3.5mm earphone jack and a receiver, while the Micro-USB port, speaker, and another amplifier can be found at the base. 

The Nokia 4.2 positively looks and feels premium, however that likewise accompanies a drawback. The glass back board rapidly gets unique finger impression stamps and residue particles, and this was especially featured on our dark survey unit. Nokia does not deliver a defensive case in the retail bundle, so you'll need to get one independently, or be prepared to wipe smears once in a while for the telephone to look squeaky clean. 

In general, the Nokia 4.2 is a standout amongst the most attractive telephones in its value section. Concerning the variations and estimating, this telephone is accessible in a solitary setup with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of capacity, valued at Rs. 10,990. 


While the Nokia 4.2 conveys premium looks and assemble quality to the table, it is very unexciting as far as determinations. The telephone packs a 5.71-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) show with a waterdrop score, 19:9 perspective proportion, and a pixel thickness of 270ppi. 

The telephone is fueled by the octa-center 12nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with four Cortex-A53 centers timed at 2GHz, combined with 3GB of RAM. This decision of processor is a frustration, considering the way that different telephones which cost the equivalent or even less, gloat of substantially more dominant choices, for example, the Snapdragon 660 and MediaTek Helio P70 SoCs. 

You can even get telephones fueled by the Snapdragon 675 or Snapdragon 710 processors for only somewhat more. The underpowered processor reflects in the everyday presentation of the Nokia 4.2, yet more on that later. 

The Nokia 4.2's imaging equipment comprises of a 13-megapixel essential camera with a f/2.2 gap on the back, helped by a 2-megapixel profundity sensor with a f/2.2 gap. On the front is a 8-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 opening. Aside from bokeh mode, display, and time-pass, there are no intriguing camera includes here. The Nokia 4.2's default camera application passes up extravagant accessories, for example, AR stickers, slo-mo video recording, and a night mode, among others. 

On the product side, the Nokia 4.2 is a piece of Google's Android One program and runs Android 9 Pie. Our audit unit was stuck on the February 2019 security fix, despite the fact that the May 2019 security fix has apparently been taken off. 

Since the telephone runs a stock form of Android Pie, you gain admittance to highlights, for example, Digital Wellbeing, Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, and route signals, to give some examples. Encompassing Display is another convenient component that demonstrates notices for approaching messages, calls, and alerts without waking the screen. 

The telephone additionally underpins face acknowledgment, however it isn't especially snappy or dependable, even in sufficiently bright environment. The unique mark sensor, then again, works fine and dandy and opens the telephone inside a second. The sensor can likewise be utilized to pull down the notice shade with a descending swipe. 

The Nokia 4.2 is without bloatware, and we additionally did not need to perceive any irritating advertisements. A noteworthy bit of leeway that the Nokia 4.2 holds over its adversaries is guaranteed OS refreshes, with both Android Q and Android R guaranteed to be taken off for this telephone, alongside security refreshes for a long time. 


Discussing this present telephone's everyday presentation, we should begin with the showcase. The Nokia 4.2's 5.71-inch HD+ show renders marginally washed-out hues and has below average review edges. While content seems sharp and video content looked not too bad, the brilliance represented an issue for us while utilizing this telephone outside amid the day. Daylight intelligibility was adequate for perusing, gave the brilliance was turned as far as possible up. Be that as it may, seeing photographs and recordings with dim foundations was troublesome. 

Glancing over to the challenge, one can discover telephones that offer better shows with higher goals and more extensive survey points. On the positive side, there is Adaptive Brightness for programmed brilliance modification, and the Night Light mode can be empowered for an increasingly agreeable screen seeing background during the evening. 

The Nokia 4.2, in spite of running stock Android, got a handle on drowsy right of the crate. We anticipated that its presentation should be zippy, yet despite what might be expected, things were moderate from the get-go. Applications took as much time as necessary to stack, exchanging between them felt somewhat unsteady, and even some in-application capacities were moderate to execute. For instance, the console set aside some effort to open in WhatsApp and Twitter when different applications were running out of sight. 
Nokia 4.2 Review

The Snapdragon 439 processor doesn't have a ton of muscle to flex with regards to gaming, yet despite everything we felt free to attempt a couple of diversions to check how it admissions. Easygoing recreations, for example, Temple Run and Candy Crush ran easily, however substantial diversions including PUBG Mobile just kept running with the designs at their most reduced dimension, and furthermore required a significant stretch of time to stack. 

While playing Asphalt 9: Legends, we saw incidental stammers and info slack. We have seen equally estimated telephones including the Redmi Note 7 (₹ 11,297) (Review) and Realme 3 (₹ 10,297) (Review) perform much better with regards to gaming. One thing is clear — on the off chance that you need to play diversions consistently, the Nokia 4.2 isn't for you. 
Nokia 4.2 Review

To the extent benchmarks go, the Nokia 4.2 scored 79,142 in AnTuTu and oversaw 896 and 3,289 points separately in Geekbench 4's single-center and multi-center tests. In 3DMark Slingshot Extreme and Ice Storm Extreme tests, the telephone scored 439 and 7,752 individually. Going to the Nokia 4.2's camera execution, photographs shot in sunlight for the most part turned out tolerable, with common hues and insignificant unmistakable handling. Be that as it may, sharpness and edge subtleties were deficient. 

Photographs caught under normal light looked fresh and had better than expected powerful range, however we noticed some washed-out hues in long-go shots caught outside under sunlight. Macros ended up great with punchy hues, however there wasn't much in the method for surface subtleties after zooming in to the pictures on an enormous screen. Angles looked great, yet we've seen better outcomes from the Realme 3 and the Redmi Note 7. The camera battled inside under bright light, and therefore, pictures had a dim, washed out appearance with diminished sharpness. 

Likewise, in the event that you are into playing with highlights like AR stickers, scene modes, and masterful bokeh or lighting impacts, the Nokia 4.2 will disillusion you with their nonattendance. This telephone additionally does not have a low-light mode, so it was not amazing that photographs caught in obscurity had a ton of clamor and grainy surfaces.

With respect to the front camera, the pictures caught by it looked common. There was no skin smoothening or brightening as a matter of course, which is constantly welcome. The telephone's calculations completed a conventional activity of isolating subjects from their experiences and applying a haze impact. In any case, sharpness assumed a lower priority again here, and some conditioning could be seen as well. You can change the power of the bokeh impact while catching a picture and after it has been spared also. 

There is a discretionary beautification channel that changes the presence of countenances by helping skin shading, amplifying eyes, diminishing facial structures, and smoothening skin. These progressions are connected all in all by altering the force on a slider, with no individual controls for each. The coordinated Google Lens work worked admirably of distinguishing objects in the casing and pulling up important data. Despite the fact that ID was very moderate, the outcomes were generally exact. 

With regards to recordings, both the front and back cameras can record recordings at full-HD and HD goals, yet there is no real way to alter the casing rate or perspective proportion. With respect to the quality, the recordings we recorded ended up being normal, best case scenario. While hues looked fine, there were evident battles with locking the core interest. Because of the absence of any type of adjustment, there was an excess of jerkiness in recordings also. 

There are two noteworthy issues with the Nokia 4.2 and its cameras that will baffle clients. The telephone battles with locking center, which negatively affects the nature of the last yield. Be it macros or customary shots, it was irritating to over and again observe the camera chase for center and underexpose the subject, even after we had physically tapped on the screen to center. 

Because of this flighty conduct, portions of our subjects regularly ended up being obscured while taking picture shots. Obviously, we frequently needed to take numerous shots – especially on account of picture pictures – to guarantee that at any rate one of them ended up great with the right foundation obscure impact. 

The other real irritation was screen slack. We regularly needed to hang tight for a few seconds and needed to tap the shade catch on various occasions before the camera would attempt to bolt concentrate again and let us take our next photograph. The issue continued when utilizing the front just as the back cameras, and demonstrated to be very irritating. 

To check whether these issues were brought about by our audit unit running more established programming, we ran our tests again on another Nokia 4.2 unit running the May 2019 security fix, however we confronted a similar center lock and screen slack issues. 

The Nokia 4.2 packs a generally little 3,000mAh battery, which scarcely figured out how to last us through an entire day of use. We made some telephone calls, utilized web-based social networking applications, perused the Web a bit, observed a few recordings on YouTube, and played amusements for around 30 minutes, other than utilizing efficiency applications. The battery limit is certainly on the lower side. 

In our HD video battery circle test, the telephone went on for an insignificant 10 hours and 13 minutes. With respect to charging speed, the packaged charger assumes control more than over two hours to completely charge the telephone. Obviously, we painfully missed help for quick charging on the Nokia 4.2

With respect to perseverance, an approximately 30-minute gaming session expended 10-15 percent of battery control. The Nokia 4.2 likewise got somewhat warm, however the ascent in temperature was for the most part restricted to the zone around the camera knock and it didn't end up awkward to hold the telephone. 


The Nokia 4.2 plans to expand on the energy made by a portion of its generally welcomed kin, for example, the Nokia 6.1 Plus (Review) and the Nokia 7 Plus (Review), yet bombs on different grounds. The telephone certainly looks and feels better, and numerous individuals will value the stock Android experience. The consideration of the notice LED around the power catch is likewise shrewd, however that is the finish of this present telephone's points of interest. 

The Nokia 4.2 is kept down by an underpowered processor just as cameras that battle with execution and need includes that purchasers may jump at the chance to have. Basically, the soliciting cost from Rs. 10,990 is unreasonably steep for this telephone. 

Contrasted with lower-estimated opponents, for example, the Redmi Note 7 (Review) and the Realme 3 (Review), the Nokia 4.2 is very disappointing, both as far as equipment determinations and the general involvement. One can likewise take a gander at telephones, for example, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (₹ 13,999) (Review), Realme 3 Pro (Review), and Redmi Note 7 Pro (₹ 15,995) (Review), which offer much preferred an incentive for cash over the Nokia 4.2.


-DISPLAY- 5.71inch
-PROCESSOR- Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
-RESOLUTION- 720x1520P
-OS- Android 9

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