Nokia 4.2 Vs The Competition – Fighting A Losing Battle

Nokia 4.2

HMD Global has announced the availability of the Nokia 4.2 in Kenya for Kes.18,500. All by itself, the Nokia 4.2 is a decent device that will attract a good number of customers, not only because of its strong brand name but also due to its accompanying features and specifications.

This device not only comes with amazing software that is unmatched by other smartphones in its class, but it goes beyond to add a Google Assistant button that some might find useful as well as a weirdly placed notification LED (found on the power button) that adds to the already great glass aesthetic of the Nokia 4.2.

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As mentioned, all by itself, it looks like a great buy with its 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, dual cameras and a seemingly powerful processor, but what happens when you pit this latest device from Nokia, against the competition?

 Nokia 4.2Samsung Galaxy A20Huawei Y7 Prime (2019)Infinix S4 (6GB Variant)
Display5.71" 720P6.4" 720P6.26" 720P6.2" 720P
SoftwareAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie
ProcessorSnapdragon 439Exynos 7884Snapdragon 450Helio P22
Internal Storage32GB32GB32GB64GB
Main CameraDual 13MP (standard) + 2MP (depth sensor)Dual 13MP (standard) + 5MP (wide)Dual 13MP (standard) + 2MP (depth sensor)Triple 13MP (standard) + 8MP (wide) + 2MP (depth sensor)
Selfie Camera8MP8MP16MP32MP


As you can see, Nokia 4.2 does not do too well up against the competition in the market. The device seems highly priced and looses out in specifications that are known to be decision points such as the battery capacity and even the camera when it comes to some of the competing devices.

This is not to say that you should not buy the Nokia 4.2, it seems good but what if you could get better?

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