LG K42

LG K42 Review, Pros and Cons – LG is known for its brand value just like Samsung, although its phones are a little expensive, yet people love to buy due to innovations and excellent quality. LG is ready to supply the smartphone market with a new mid-range phone called LG K42.

The device is equipped with military-grade protection to survive in extreme conditions and intense activities. Furthermore, the K42 appearance and design leave no stone unturned in terms of delighting interested customers. Let us not do any further delay and dive straight into the detailed review of LG K42.

LG K42 Review


  1. The LG K42 has a 6.6 inches HD+ screen with a small internal camera.
  2. The company incorporated 3D Sound Engine for a next-level sound experience.
  3. A 13MP quad-camera island allows you to capture the world from a variety of perspectives.
  4. MIL-STD-810G certified for strength and durability in the best conditions.
  5. In addition, the device comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button to call your personal assistant.

Design and Display

On the positive side of things, the LG K42 displays a beautiful wave pattern layout on the rear panel protected by a UV coating. In fact, this UV coating is resistant to accidental scratches and fingerprints. The fingerprint reader was moved to the side, while in the front a small perforation camera was placed at the top.

Design aside, the screen is coated with a 6.6 inches HD+ IPS LCD panel that can provide an incredible platform for watching vlogs or series on the web.

In addition, minimal bezels provide the device with a rich and unmatched media experience. As mentioned earlier, MIL-STD-810G Military Standard certification that protects your device during accidental drops, but does not guarantee use in extreme or harsh conditions.

Memory and Internal

LG K42 comes with a Mediatek Helio P22 processor which is nowadays a little outdated and less efficient. LG should have opted for a better chipset keeping in mind what Realme or Redmi is offering in this price range.

The processor can easily help you navigate social media or serve low-cost games, but don’t expect it to provide a very fast or completely lag-free experience. Thanks to LG’s custom UI based on Android 10 that works with the chipset with many features and exclusive options for a wonderful software experience.

LG K42 launching a single variant of 3 GB of RAM combined with an internal storage of 64 GB. We would be happy if they could provide us with a model of 4 GB of RAM since 3 GB is not enough because today users do multitasking and heavy games. However, expansion of storage by MicroSD Card Up to 256 GB is welcomed by customers.


With regard to the camera section, we should appreciate LG for placing a 13MP AI quad-cameras in the rear panel. You would have no problem capturing some sharp, vivid photos in daylight.

In addition, the LG K42 phone ends up bringing more details and things in one frame with the aid of a super wide-angle 5MP lens. The 2 MP macro lens can get the fine details of small objects like drops of water on a leaf, an insect, etc. Finally, we have 2 MP depth cameras for support.

Coming to the front side, the top punch camera has an 8MP lens for taking stunning selfies and in addition, face recognition gives an extra advantage, check here the LG K31 smartphone pros and cons.

Battery and Others

It should be noted that the LG K42 is powered by a 4000 mAh Li-Po battery. To be precise, you can easily count on the battery to continue and it can certainly last for a day. Unfortunately, we were unable to see any FM radio. The side-mounted fingerprint sensor offers easy access to unlock the phone more easily compared to any rear sensor.

Ultimately, we are concerned with the price of the LG K42 which is around $ 190 (Rs 14,000). However, the device is quite expensive considering the specifications, especially the processor and RAM.

LG K42 Pros and Cons

LG K42 Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of LG K42 smartphone.

SpecificationsLG K42
Network2G, 3G, 4G
AnnouncedSeptember 2020
Weight182 g
Dimensions165 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm
Size6.6 inches
DisplayCapacitive touchscreen IPS LCD,16M colors
Resolution720×1600 pixels
OSAndroid 10
ChipsetMediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320
Card slotYes (dedicated SIM)
Camera13MP, 5MP, 2MP and 2MP
3.5 mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS
USBType-C 3.1
SensorsSide mounted Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity
BatteryLi-Po 4000 mAh battery
Price$ 190 (Rs 14,000)

LG K42 Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of LG K42 smartphone.


  1. Impressive 13 MP quad cameras.
  2. Decent 4000mAh battery.
  3. MIL-STD-810G military standard certification.
  4. Unique wave pattern design and anti-scratch UV coating.
  5. Dedicated Google Assistant button.
  6. LG 3D Sound Engine.


  1. Average performance with Mediatek Helio P22.
  2. Only a single 64 GB memory variant is available.
  3. Little expensive compared to the specifications provided.
  4. Heating problems can appear.
  5. Without gorilla glass protection.
  6. No fast charging support.


LG K42 phone is made for those whose priorities are mainly durability, camera, and design. However, you can’t expect the device to work with high-end games like PUBG or Call of Duty Mobile. Therefore, LG lovers can choose to do so if the brand value is more important to them than the specifications.

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Sumit Pandit
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