Samsung Galaxy A42 5G vs Huawei nova 12 SE: Side by Side Specs Comparison

This is a side-by-side smartphone specs comparison of the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G and Huawei nova 12 SE.

The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has a 6.6-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 5G processor, quad cameras, 5G connectivity, and 5000mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the Huawei nova 12 SE has a 6.67-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6 nm) processor, triple cameras, 4G LTE connectivity, and 4500mAh battery.


Specs Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Huawei nova 12 SE
Picture Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
3.5/5 stars (241 ratings)
× Huawei nova 12 SE
3.9/5 stars (11 ratings)
Screen 6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Display (720 x 1600 Pixels, 266 ppi) with 20:9 Aspect Ratio and Infinity-U Notch 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED Display (1080 x 2400 Pixels, 395 ppi) with 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 90Hz Refresh Rate, and punch-hole
OS Android 10 with One UI EMUI 14
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6 nm)
CPU Octa Core CPU
2x Kryo 570 @ 2.2GHz & 6x Kryo 570 @ 1.8GHz
Octa Core CPU
4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.4GHz & 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.9GHz
GPU Adreno 619 Adreno 610
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
Rear Camera Quad Cameras:
48MP Main Camera (f/1.8 Aperture, PD Autofocus)
8MP Ultra-wide (f/2.2 Aperture, 123˚ FoV)
5MP Macro (f/2.4 Aperture)
5MP Depth Sensor
-LED Flash
-4K Video Recording and Night Mode
Triple Cameras:
108MP Main Camera (f/1.9 Aperture, Autofocus)
8MP Ultra-wide (f/2.2 Aperture, 112˚ FoV)
2MP Macro (f/2.4 Aperture)
-LED Flash
-Up to 1080p video recording with EIS
Front Camera 20 Megapixels (f/2.2 Aperture)
32 Megapixels (f/2.5 Aperture)
- Up to 1080p video recording
Storage 128GB 256GB
Expansion 1TB via microSD None
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
Networks 5G, 4G LTE (with VoLTE), 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (dual band)
NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
Position A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo & BeiDou GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
USB OTG Yes Yes
USB USB Type-C USB Type-C
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes No
Audio Enhancement Dolby Atmos None
FM Radio No No
Sensors Face Recognition & Fingerprint Sensor
Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor
Compass, Gyroscope & Accelerometer
Face Recognition & Fingerprint Sensor
Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor
Compass, Gyroscope & Accelerometer
Battery 5000 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
15W Charging Rate
4500 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
66W Fast Charging (HUAWEI SuperCharge, 100% in 32 minutes)
Material Glossy Plastic Glass front, Polycarbonate back
Size 164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm 162.39 x 75.47 x 7.39 mm
Weight 193 g 186 g
Colors Prism Dot Black and Prism Dot Gray Black, Green
Release Date December 4, 2020 April 22, 2024
Price 19,990.00 - Official Price in the Philippines 15,999.00 - Official Price in the Philippines
Buy Online Samsung Galaxy A42 5G on Lazada
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G on Shopee
Huawei nova 12 SE on Lazada
Huawei nova 12 SE on Shopee

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