Nokia 4.2 With Dual Rear Camera & Google Assistant Button Launched

Nokia 4.2 gets dual rear cameras and is the first to come witha Google Assistant button as well for under Rs 15K.

Published07 May 2019, 09:18 AM IST
2 min read

Nokia’s first phone to launch in India after the Mobile World Congress 2019 is the Nokia 4.2, an entry-level phone focusing on the offline buyers. The phone, carrying a modern 19:9 ratio screen has been priced at Rs 10,990 and will be available in 3GB + 32GB storage variant only.

The Nokia 4.2 debuted along with a slew of other Nokia phones earlier this year and looks to fight off strong competition from Xiaomi and Realme among others.

The phone isn’t packed with powerful hardware and brimming with confidence to force buyers to switch their allegiance from a Xiaomi device, but there’s more to the Nokia 4.2 and we’ll tell you everything there is to know.

You can clearly see the Nokia imprints on the 4.2, with its glass body design, and focus on the premium finishing that we’ve seen on other of its phones.

But now you get dual cameras at the back and Nokia has even added a Google Assistant button for some reason. It’s still running on stock Android version of Pie and will be one of the first to get updated to Android Q as and when Google releases it.

Nokia 4.2 gets a microUSB 2.0 port for charging. 
Nokia 4.2 gets a microUSB 2.0 port for charging. 
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Looking at its price, Nokia has decided to stick with micro USB 2.0 for charging and data transfer, and that might work for people in this bracket for now.

This is also one of the first Nokia devices to support notification band, layered over the power button which will light up every time you get a message or miss a call.

Nokia 4.2 gets Snapdragon 439 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, which is further expandable. Talking about the cameras on board, you get 13-megapixel and 2 megapixel dual sensors with aperture f/2.2 and a single 8-megapixel front camera.

Google Assistant button on the Nokia 4.2. 
Google Assistant button on the Nokia 4.2. 
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During our time with the phone, the images clicked in daylight offered decent pictures with detail but low-light isn’t the best use case for this phone.

The other notable issue we’d like to highlight is the use of a 3,000 mAh battery, which might sound enough for a phone with 5.7-inch 720 pixels display, but it doesn’t deliver on the promise. You’re left relying on battery management features of Android Pie to get through with long time usage.

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