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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Vs OnePlus Nord: What’s the difference?

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Today in India, Samsung introduced its first 5G smartphone in its Galaxy M range. The company has launched Samsung Galaxy M42 5G that is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. The phone also includes a waterdrop-style notch display and a quad-camera setup. The device is put up against the OnePlus Nord in the mid-range price segment. So today we have compared both these smartphones in order to highlight the differences and similarities between them. Our comparison of Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Vs OnePlus Nord will surely ease out the choice for you.

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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: 6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display (720×1600)

OnePlus Nord: 6.44-inch full-HD+ Fluid AMOLED display (1080×2400)

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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC

OnePlus Nord: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

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Rear camera(s)

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: 48-megapixel GM2 primary sensor. In addition to this, there is a secondary 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro sensor, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. 

OnePlus Nord: Sony IMX586 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.75 aperture along with optical image stabilisation (OIS). In addition to this, there is a secondary 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a field of view (FoV) of 119 degrees and f/2.25 aperture. It also has a 2-megapixel and a 5-megapixel macro and a depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture

Selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: 20-megapixel selfie camera

OnePlus Nord: 32-megapixel selfie camera sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor

RAM and storage

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: 6GB RAM with 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage 

OnePlus Nord: 6GB RAM with 64GB storage


Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: 5,000mAh battery 

OnePlus Nord: 4,115mAh battery 

Operating system

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: One UI 3.1 based on the top of Android 11

OnePlus Nord: OxygenOS 10.5 based on top of Android 10


Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: Rs 21,999

OnePlus Nord: Rs 24,999 


We have compared all the specs of both smartphones. Firstly, the more storage capacity you have the more you will be able to use it to store pictures, apps, videos etc which OnePlus Nord does not offer. It comes in a single storage option only, whereas M42 offers 128GB of inbuilt storage with expansion options. The OnePlus smartphone has no external memory card support compared with Samsung. In addition to this Galaxy M42 5G comes with a bigger battery capacity than its challenger.

On the flipside, Nord offers a sharper and crisper screen as it has 1,080×2,400 pixels of resolution whereas its opponent comes with 720×1600 pixels of resolution. Although both of these phones have a similar rear camera set up, OnePlus Nord offers dual front cameras for selfies. So in the end what matters the most is which phone out of the two offers the best features at the best pricing and in this case Samsung Galaxy M42 5G sweeps the board as it is priced less than OnePlus Nord. And most importantly Samsung is right now offering it an introductory price of Rs 19,999. So, that is our pick out of the two. 

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Komila Singh
Komila Singh
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.
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