Nokia G42

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Nokia G42 features and specifications in Kenya

  • RAM:  4GB, 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Main camera: 50MP+ 2MP + 2MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Display: 6.56-inch IPS LCD Display
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM4350-AC Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8 nm)
  • Connectivity: dual SIM, 5G Band
  • Colors: Gray and Purple
  • OS: Android 13

Nokia G42 in Kenya

The Nokia G42 price in Kenya is Ksh 32,500. The Nokia G42 flaunts a 6.56-inch HD+ display. It is powered by an Octa-core, Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8 nm) chipset on Android 13. It relies on a powerful 5,000mAh battery with a 25W wired fast charger to power the handset. The phone has an 8MP selfie camera at the front and a triple-rear 50MP+2MP+2MP camera setup on the optics. It also offers a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles as the power button.

The 5G-enabled device has 128GB 4GB RAM / 128GB 6GB RAM and supports additional memory. For security, it comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a Face Unlock feature, and up to 3 years of monthly security updates. Enjoy incredible audio with OZO Playback, OZO 3D Audio recording, FM radio (headset required), 2 Microphones, and 1 Speaker. The QuickFix design makes it easy to remove batteries and fix parts such as broken screens. The device comes in Gray and Purple color variants. Buy Nokia G42 today at Phoneplace Kenya.

Nokia G42 Price, Features, and Specifications

Brand Nokia
Model G42
Announced 28th June 2023
Released 28th June 2023
Price Kes 32,500
Operating System Android 13
Chipset Qualcomm SM4350-AC Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8 nm)
CPU Speed Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 460 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 460)
GPU Adreno 619
Internal Storage 128GB
Card Slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Rear Camera 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), AF
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP (depth)
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video Recording: 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Lens: 8MP
Video Capture: 1080p@30fps
Network Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE/ 5G
Bandwidth: Up to 5G band with speeds of HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Speed: HSPA, LTE, 5G
Sim Card Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Weight 193.8g
Dimensions 165 x 75.8 x 8.6 mm
Screen Resolution 720 x 1612 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
Display Type IPS LCD, 90Hz, 450 nits (typ), 560 nits (peak)
Display Size 6.56 inches, 103.4 cm2 (~82.7% screen-to-body ratio)
3.5mm jack Supported
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
NFC Not supported.
Wi-Fi & WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band,
Wi-Fi Direct
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go (OTG)
Radio Supported
Sensor Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery Li-Po 5,000 mAh, non-removable Battery
Fast Charging 20W wired, PD3.0, QC3
Color Variants Gray and Purple

Physical Attributes

Nokia G42 is made of:

  • Back:60% recycled plastic
  • Features: QuickFix removable back cover
  • Frame: Plastic
  • Front: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

The handset is dust and waterproof, with IP52 Rating. It measures 165 x 75.8 x 8.6 mm and weighs 193.8g. it is not one of the slimmest and lightest phones on the market, but its ergonomic design, smooth edges, and aesthetics make it attractive and easy to handle and carry around for use. The phone features a QuickFix user-reparable design, making it easy to repair whether at home or with a specialist to fix the display or replace parts damaged after use.

Display and Audio Output


Enjoy the view with a 6.56” IPS LCD HD+ display and a 90 Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling. With 560 nits (peak) brightness and 720 x 1612 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density), you stand to have an average experience when watching videos and playing games. 1080p is always better than 720p, with Nokia compensating for this disadvantage on the G42 device with a 90Hz refresh rate and 450-560 nits of brightness. Equally, Nokia does a great job protecting the display screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Quick Fix of Broken Screen

Ever dropped a phone and had to live with a cracked screen? There’s a better option. Thanks to its QuickFix design, Nokia G42 5G can be repaired at home. All you need is a few spare parts and tools from iFixit.

Audio Output

Critical features for audio are:

  • OZO Playback, OZO 3D Audio recording, FM radio (headset required)
  • Microphones: 2
  • Speakers: 1

And with more extensive audio powered by OZO Playback, you won’t miss a beat. If you find yourself somewhere noisy, the audio boost mode for the loudspeaker elevates the sounds you want over the ones you don’t.

The Camera Set-up

Main Camera

The main camera consists of a triple set-up: 50MP + 2MP + 2MP. The triple rear camera set works with Nokia’s latest AI algorithms to make the most of any lighting condition, so you are ready to snap and share on your socials, day or night. And when shooting video, OZO 3D audio capture will ensure they sound as good as they look. The main camera shoots 1080p videos.

Selfie Camera

The phone has an 8MP front-facing camera which takes decent selfie shots and videos.


Nokia G42’s performance is seamless. With the virtual memory feature, you can dedicate 2 GB of storage as extra RAM, which helps your phone run smoothly. The TL; DR of it is: running many apps at once? Turn this on and feel the difference. The device runs on Android 13, Android’s most recently updated version of the Operating System in supported devices.  You are assured of 2 OS upgrades for your handset.

Running operations in the background and ensuring efficiency in response to commands, multi-tasking, browsing and playing games is a decent Qualcomm SM4350-AC Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8 nm), coupled with an Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 460 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 460) and Adreno 619. Combined, the units that make the processing unit on the Nokia G42 turn it into a modest device that guarantees reliable service without lags.

Smartphones need ample memory space to operate optimally. 128GB 4GB RAM / 128GB 6GB RAM on Nokia G42 models is considerable for downloading applications and storing multi-media data. For a mid-tier smartphone, 4GB/6GB RAM is reasonable in enabling the smooth running of the Nokia handset. Considering the device supports MicroSD for memory expansion up to 1TB, you are more expansive in using ROM based on your needs and preference. Overall, the more memory, the better the phone operates and lesser you have to worry about deleting files to accommodate more data for storage.

Network and Communication

Nokia G42 is 5G enabled, relying on GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G. It supports up to 5G bands, with high HSPA, LTE, and 5G network connectivity. With the smartphone, you will enjoy fast uploading and downloading of files, especially for heavy files such as videos and large pictures that otherwise take too much time on lesser networks. Communication via the network is equally faster and more efficient, primarily through video chats or live streaming.

The handset comes with WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band) for more effortless connectivity on the internet, 5.1, A2DP, LE for Bluetooth connectivity and pairing, 3.5mm jack port, FM Radio, USB Type-C 2.0, OTG for charging and data transfer, Global Position System (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS) for easier tracking and accurate location of places, and several sensors to improve handling and work mechanics of the Nokia phone. The sensors include a Fingerprint (side-mounted) sensor, accelerometer, proximity, and compass.


Nokia is well re-known for its superior security features for all its devices. With Android 13 OS, you have more control over what information apps can and can’t access, including specific photos, videos, and clipboard history. With up to 3 years of monthly security updates, you Will not need to worry about ‘outdated protection’ any time soon.

Other security features on the handset are:

  • The side-mounted fingerprint scanner that also serves as the power key
  • Face Unlock

Charging System on Nokia G42

The device features a 5,000mAh Non-Removable Battery. When fully charged, the battery boasts up to 3-day battery life. It maintains >80% of its original battery capacity even after 800 complete charging cycles. The charging system on Nokia G42 supports 20W fast charging (QC3.0 & PD3.0). The 20W wired fast charging adapter is a valuable accessory to enable you quickly charge your handset and get going. The QuickFix handset design enables more access and battery removal for repairs.

Pros and Cons of Nokia G42


  • Supports 5G Network Connectivity
  • Supports 3.5mm jack
  • Fast WLAN Connection
  • Comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Reasonable, above average nits of brightness (450-560nits)
  • Supports FM Radio
  • Decent camera set-up
  • Large internal memory
  • Dedicated biometric sensor
  • 5,000mAh battery that lasts at least three days of use before recharging
  • Supports 25W Wired fast charging.


  • Outdated Bluetooth version
  • Low-resolution display
  • Main camera limited to 1080p video recordings, no 4K
  • Does not support NFC
  • Relatively low RAM Capacity


For an otherwise excellent mid-tier smartphone with 5G connectivity and a 3-day long-lasting battery, the 720p display is a slight turn-off. I give it a rating of 6.8 out of 10.

Alternative Handsets

  • Infinix Note 30 Pro
  • Vivo Y30 5G
  • Motorola Moto G30
  • Samsung Galaxy A34 5G

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Front Camera

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Battery Capacity

20W wired, USB Type-C 2.0, OTG


Fingerprint (side-mounted)

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  1. Melvis

    First nokia phone with a RAM of 6 GB its impressive