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Nokia 4.2: Entry-Level Class Smartphone With Amazing Design

Nokia 4.2 is amongst the three entry-level smartphones recently launched by HMD. Click to see full specs, features and price in Nigeria.

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In addition to launching the Nokia 9 PureView, a smartphone with five rear cameras, Nokia 4.2 is amongst the three entry-level smartphones recently launched by HMD at the MWC 2019 which held in Barcelona, Spain.

The two other smartphones that accompanied the Nokia 4.2 are Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 1.1 Plus. In this article, we’re exploring all the full features and specifications of this amazing budget device by Nokia.

Let’s delve right in.

Nokia 4.2 Quick Review

Nokia 4.2 carries a 5.71-inch screen with a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels with a notch or water droplets and a glass-clad back design.

There are two rear cameras, each of which has a resolution of 13MP (aperture f / 2.2) and 2MP which are specifically for taking portrait or bokeh photos. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12-micron.

For the performance section, the smartphone is equipped with Snapdragon 439 chipset which combines with a choice of 2GB or 3GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage space.

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Nokia 4.2 has a dedicated button that functions to call the Google Assistant. This button is the first time that appears in the ranks of Nokia smartphones and is called non-functional.

Also comes the power button that is integrated with the LED notification light. This means that the owner of Nokia 4.2 will be able to see lights that indicate message notifications or incoming calls, in an upright state.

Armed with a battery capacity of 3000mAh, Nokia 4.2 running on Android 9 Pie operating system and equipped with a fingerprint scanner sensor (fingerprint) on the back.

Nokia 4.2 Key Specs

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Here are the Nokia 4.2 key specifications…

Display 5.71-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720×1520 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie OS; Android One
Processor Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
Storage 16GB / 32GB ROM + 2GB / 3GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 400GB)
Camera 13MP + 2MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,000mAh
Price Nokia 4.2 (2GB/16GB): US $169 (around N60,000 – N65,000)
Nokia 4.2 (3GB/32GB): US $199 (around N70,000 – N75,000)

Nokia 4.2 Photos

Nokia 4.2 Nokia 4.2

Nokia 4.2 Price and Availability

The Nokia 4.2 launched in February 2019; it is available in colours Black, Pink Sand. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.

Nokia 4.2 (2GB/16GB): US $169 (around ₦60,000 – ₦65,000 in Nigeria) and Nokia 4.2 (3GB/32GB): US $199 (around ₦70,000 – ₦75,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY NOKIA 4.2 or CHECK OTHER PHONES UNDER ₦70,000).

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Nokia 4.2 Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie OS; Android One
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • GPU: Adreno 504
  • Memory: 2GB / 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Pink Sand
  • Dimension: 148.95 x 71.30 x 8.39 mm
  • Weight: 161g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.71” HD+ a-Si TFT LCD with selfie notch, 720×1520, 270 PPI, 19:9
  • Screen Protection: 2.5D glass


  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP AF/F2.2/1.12µm + 2MP FF/F2.2/1.75µm with 2 Phase Detection and flash
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 8MP FF/F2.0/1.12µm


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB / 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 400GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 (120MHz)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct,
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3,000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
  • Fast Charging: Yes
  • Maximum 3G talk time Up to 18 hours
  • Maximum 4G standby time Up to 25 days
  • Music playback time Up to 100 hours (with headset)

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