In the month of April, Realme launched its budget 5G smartphone i.e Realme 8 5G in India. The phone is the affordable 5G phone right now in India. In the last week of April, Samsung brought the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G phone to India. It is also Samsung’s affordable 5G phone in India. In this article, we have made a detailed comparison of both the 5G phones. Check it out and know which one is best.
Realme 8 5G Vs Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Full Phone Comparison
Price Comparison of Realme 8 5G & Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Let’s first discuss the price of Realme 8 5G. The phone has two variants in India. The first one has 4Gb RAM & 128GB storage and the second one has 8GB RAM & 128Gb storage. The 4Gb RAM variant is priced at Rs 14999 while the 8GB variant is priced at Rs 16999. Moving to the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G, there are also two variants of the phone. The first one comes with 6GB RAM & 128GB storage & second one has 8GB RAM & 128Gb storage. Samsung Galaxy M42 5G price for the base variant is Rs 21999 (Rs 19999 as introductory) & Rs 23999 (Rs 21999 as introductory) for the top variant.
Display, Processor, RAM & Operating System Comparison
The Realme 8 5G run on the Android 11 operating system. There is a 6.5-inches display on the phone with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. The refresh rate of the display is 90Hz. Realme new 5G phone comes equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, along with an ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. In terms of RAM and storage, there is 4GB/8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It also comes with the virtual RAM function.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has a 6.6-inches display. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC. In terms of RAM & Storage, the phone has 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone runs on the Android 11 operating system.
Camera, Battery & Other Comparison
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has a quad-camera at back. The rear camera of the phone comes with the 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 5Mp macro camera and a 5Mp depth camera. For selfies and video calling, there is a 20MP camera on the phone. In terms of battery, the phone packs a 5000mAh battery with 15W fast charge support.
On the other hand, Realme 8 5G has a triple rear camera. The back camera of the phone has a 48MP primary sensor, 2MP monochrome sensor and a 2MP tertiary sensor. For selfies and video calling, there is a 16MP camera on the phone. The phone has a 5000mAh battery & it comes with the support of 18W fast charging.
Verdict: Realme 8 5G does not have the 6Gb variant but the price of the 8GB RAM variant is still less than the price of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G 8Gb RAM variant. Price-wise, Realme 8 5G is better. Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has a bigger display and the rest of the specifications are almost the same. In terms of camera, Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is far better than the Realme 8 5G camera. The battery of both the phones is the same but Realme is offering 18W fast charging which makes it best.