LG K42 review

Read our full review to find out how the LG K42 differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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LG K42 ревю
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LG k42 is a smartphone that appeared on the market in the fall of 2020. It stands out with interesting design solutions, only one color and an excitingly beautiful and large screen. Its dimensions predispose to comfortable use every day. In addition, the LG K42 offers a quadruple rear camera and quality and loud sound. It also has protection according to the MIL-STD-810G standard. This way you can be sure of its durability even in extreme conditions.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed LG K42 specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2020, September 21
  • Colors: Gray
  • Dimensions: 165 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm.
  • Weight: 182 g.
  • Screen: 6.6" inc, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Quad, 13MP
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Memory: 64GB 3GB RAM
  • Battery: 4000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 10
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity


The LG K42 impresses with its slim body. The dimensions of the device allow it to be operated with one hand. The light weight of less than 190 grams also contributes to the pleasant impression of working with the model. The model is available in only one color - gray. However, this can hardly be assessed as a minus. On the contrary, this single color makes it special.

Visually, the LG k42 impresses with slightly thicker frames around the screen. The edges of the body are nicely rounded, and on the back panel we find a block of cameras in the upper left corner and a logo at the bottom. The manufacturer has skillfully marked the location of the cameras so that the user does not touch them with his fingers. The back panel is covered with a special wavy coating. It is pleasant to the touch, creates a different feeling in the user. It is not slippery, on the contrary - it guarantees the stability of the device in your palm.

For convenience, the fingerprint scanner is positioned sideways. We can already say that his work is precise and fast. You will easily get used to using it if this feature is important to you.


The LG k42 has a 6.6-inch display that is large and high quality enough to enjoy videos, games and photos. It is perfect for working with business applications, documents, etc. The screen resolution is 720 x 1600 pixels, and the aspect ratio is standard - 20: 9. The pixel density is low, which means that the picture will not be of the highest quality and clean. However, the LG k42 leaves a good impression on its price.


LG K42 is a smartphone that is powered by an 8-core processor. The technical parameters ensure smooth operation without delays in the use of various applications. The model is suitable for playing even 3D games. The PowerVR GE8320 is responsible for the graphics.

The LG K42 has 64 GB of storage. It's enough to store photos, but it may seem like a small amount to anyone who often shoots videos or uploads games. With a memory card, you can quickly solve this problem. The RAM is 3 GB.

The device works with the Android 10 operating system and a company interface, with which you will work conveniently and quickly.


This LG model is equipped with a quadruple rear camera. The main module is 13-megapixel, wide-angle. It is complemented by a 5-megapixel module, which is wide-angle - 120 degrees. To this we need to add a 2-megapixel camera with which you will take spectacular macro photos, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. You have a single LED flash and HDR mode.

The selfie camera, in turn, is single, 8-megapixel, and with it you can capture videos with a resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. The rear camera offers exactly the same features of the videos.

Shooting during the day with both cameras will delight you with good photos for this price range of smartphones. The front camera has interesting modes with which you can diversify your photos and have fun.

Don't forget to make the most of the macro's capabilities. With it you will be able to study the objects in detail.

Autonomous work

LG K42 is a smartphone with relatively large battery life. It has a battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh. If you use it intensively, you will have to recharge it within a day. More moderate use allows you not to think about the charger for a day, a day and a half.

Tests show that if you talk without interruption, you can count on up to 16 hours of battery life. In standby mode, the device lasts up to 180 hours. Fast charging technology is not supported.


LG K42 is a modern device that combines a set of interesting features. Protection against impact and extreme conditions according to the MIL-STD-810G standard is one of its main advantages. To these we need to add a large screen on which you can use a variety of content. The five cameras stimulate your skills to take exciting photos and videos.

LG K42 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the LG K42 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by LG.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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