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Allview P42 (2017) review

Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Mediatek MT6582
Mali-400 MP2
512 MB / 8 GB
4 inches (480 x 800 px)
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus

Allview announced the launch of the P42 smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the Allview P42 phone with 4 inches display, Mediatek MT6582 chipset, 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The Allview P42 comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery. The 4 inches phone comes with TFT display (480 x 800 px). A thin-film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). This type of display features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel.

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Allview P42 specifications

BrandAllview
NameP42
ModelP42
Release date2017

Body

The weight of Allview P42 is about 3.95 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Allview phone are average (4.87 x 2.5 x 0.42 inches).

Weight3.95 oz
Dimensions4.87 x 2.5 x 0.42 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The Allview P42 comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
SoCMediatek MT6582
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP2

Display

The size of P42 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4 inches TFT display of Allview P42 with 480 x 800 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeTFT
Screen size4 inches
Resolution480 x 800 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Allview P42 (512 MB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM512 MB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the P42 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie cameraVGA
Main camera5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Allview P42 doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The P42 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of P42 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 1450 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Allview phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Allview P42 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Allview P42, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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