Moto G42 First Impressions

13,999, the Moto G42 is available in a single variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.  Most of Motorola's recent G-series offerings have managed to strike a fine balance between competitive specs and pricing, so let's see if the G42 continues this streak.

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Motorola is relying on the design of the Moto G42 to stand out from the competition and I think it has done a great job.  The phone is 8.26mm thin and weighs not just 174.5g. 

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This Atlantic green color that Motorola sent me looks quite distinctive and I love the matte finish of the phone's frame and acrylic back panel.

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It's only been a while I've been using it, but as of now, fingerprints aren't a big problem and the phone is comfortable to hold without any sharp edges.

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The buttons on the right side of the Moto G42 have good feedback but I found the volume buttons to be a bit difficult to reach.

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The raised camera module on the back of the Moto G42 is slightly redesigned with sharp lines and houses three camera sensors.

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The Moto G42 sports a good looking AMOLED display with attractive colors and ample brightness.  It's a 6.4-inch panel with a full-HD+ resolution, but unfortunately, it only has a 60Hz refresh rate.

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Some of the highlight features of the new Moto G42 include IP52 rating for dust and water resistance and a capacitive fingerprint sensor in the power button.  The phone also supports carrier aggregation, NFC and FM radio.

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The Moto G42 uses a 5,000mAh battery and supports 20W fast charging.  Motorola bundles a compatible charger in the box as well as other accessories such as a clear case.

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