Nokia 4.2 Review
Nokia 4.2 is the latest release of HMD Global Which will be competing against Xiaomi and Realme. In this review we will check whether nokia 4.2 is worth the competition or not. It offers curved dual-glass design from previous nokia phones with stock android. Nokia 4.2 comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button and a power button that’s also a
notification light.The competitors Xiaomi, Realme, and Asus offers more features in less budget. Nokia 4.2 looks good at it’s price range Rs.10,990.
There is only one variant available which is 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The premium glass design and built quality are really good. But lacks certain features. It comes 5.71-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) display with a waterdrop notch, 19:9 aspect ratio, and a pixel density of 270ppi.The screen size is slightly smaller than Nokia 5.1 Plus.
The phone will be powered by 2.0Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 439 chipset with a 3GB RAM. Chipset saves battery even while playing games.The performance is a bit slow when we’re opening, loading apps or scrolling through social media apps like Twitter or Facebook.
Nokia 4.2 won’t deliver an intensely fast performance, but it will be smooth enough due to the optimised and up-to-date stock Android Pie software. Nokia 4.2 offers a 13-megapixel dual primary camera with f/2.2 aperture paired with a 5-megapixel secondary camera for depth sense. The camera looks blurry and noisy at low light. But looks good at daylight.You can either use the fingerprint sensor or face recognition to unlock the Nokia 4.2.It’s more easy to use the fingerprint sensor than face unlock which is less responsive. The earphones are of poor quality.
Nokia 4.2 does not have any annoying ads. Another advantage when compared to it’s competitors are the assured OS updates, which include both Android Q and Android R.Phone runs a stock version of Android Pie, so we can get access to additional features like Digital Wellbeing, Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, and navigation gestures etc. Ambient Display is another feature that shows notifications for messages, calls, and alarms without waking the display.
Nokia 4.2 has a 3000mAh battery, which may not sound like a lot. On an average we can easily get a full day battery life. The Nokia 4.2 comes with a 5W charger that will take up to 3 hours for the device to charge fully. After a 30-minute gaming session it consumed 10-15 percent of battery power and also got a bit warm. But will not feel uncomfortable while holding phone. While playing Asphalt 9: Legends, occasional lag were occurred. While same price ranged phones like Redmi Note 7 and Realme 3 performed much better than nokia 4.2. The phone is not for gamers. Nokia 4.2 does not come with a gyroscope sensor, so we cannot use the feature in some games.
Nokia 4.2 is one of the better looking phones but it isn’t the fastest phone that we can get at this price range and it doesn’t offer great cameras too. The price of Nokia 4.2 could have been much better. The phone overall performance of the phone is quite disappointing. This is why the company is mostly focusing on selling the phone offline than online.