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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Samsung Galaxy A54 has a glass back, higher screen resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate compared to the 60Hz on the Galaxy A42, which translates to smoother visuals. It also offers a higher peak screen brightness, making it better for use in bright conditions. With more storage and RAM, the A54 will typically perform better and store more apps and data. The A54's camera system is rated slightly higher for photos and video, and it can record 4K video at 60fps versus 30fps on the A42. However, the A42 has a longer battery life, so if battery endurance is a priority, it may be the better choice. Both phones lack a 3.5mm headphone jack and bring similar features in other departments, operating on Android with plastic bodies and OLED displays. The choice between the two depends on whether you prefer better screen and camera performance (A54) or longer battery life and lower cost (A42). Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy A42
  • Best in class battery life
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy A54
  • Good display quality
  • Good performance

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

Galaxy A42
Galaxy A54
The Samsung Galaxy A54 has only fair overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy A42 has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

Galaxy A42
Galaxy A54
The Samsung Galaxy A54 takes only fair photos, while the Samsung Galaxy A42 takes poor photos.


10.7 Hours
Galaxy A42
Galaxy A54
8.9 Hours
The Samsung Galaxy A42 has 10.7 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy A54 has 8.9 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy A42 has a screen size of 6.6 inches and the Samsung Galaxy A54 is 6.4 inches.
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Key similarities

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Video Quality

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The Samsung Galaxy A54 and Samsung Galaxy A42 both have poor videos.


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The Samsung Galaxy A42 has a price of $360 and the Samsung Galaxy A54 costs $375.

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How the Samsung Galaxy A42 and the Samsung Galaxy A54 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy A42Samsung Galaxy A54
Samsung Galaxy A42Samsung Galaxy A54


Operating System
Release Date
November 11, 2020March 24, 2023


Screen Size
1600 x 7202340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
Pixels Per Inch
Display Type


Internal Storage
64 GB128 GB
4 GB6 GB


Overall Camera Quality Score
Photos Score
Videos Score
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, MacroMain, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
48 megapixels50 megapixels + OIS


Battery Life
10.7 Hours8.9 Hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
Wireless charging Speed
0 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging


6.47" x 2.99"6.23" x 3.02"
6.81 oz7.13 oz
Back Material
Stereo Speakers


Dual SIM
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Version
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 25, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 41, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)25, 41, 66, 71


Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Black, Gray, WhiteAwesome Violet, Awesome Graphite
Stock Android
SD Card


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Samsung Galaxy A42

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Android Central

Ara Wagoner | July 2021
"I need a battery that won't care if I forget to charge it every night, and I need a nice big screen for watching my shows on the go. The 5,000mAh battery will let you get two full days out of the A42. The A42 is right up your alley as an affordable 5G phone that won't die just because you had to crash at a friend's and forgot your phone charger at home."

Samsung Galaxy A54

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The Verge

Allison Johnson | April 2023
"As far as midrange phones go, the A54 has all the right stuff: a big 6.4-inch screen, very good battery life, a durable build to withstand water and dust, and a support policy promising security updates for five years. If you squint at that spec list, you can almost see a thousand-dollar flagship phone. Almost."

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About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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