LG K42 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9C: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: LG K42 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9C. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
7.2 Ki Price/Quality
Score
7.4 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 6.5 Design & Materials 4.5 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 5.7 Performance & Hardware 5.8 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 3.3 Camera 4.7 Camera
Connectivity score 6.1 Connectivity 6.1 Connectivity
Battery score 5.8 Battery 7.8 Battery

User reviews

User score --
8.8
25 reviews

Summary

Inches 6.6" 6.53"
Resolution HD+ HD+
Usable surface 83% useful 81% useful
Aspect Ratio 20:9 20:9
Dimensions 76.7 mm
165.0 mm
8.4 mm
77.1 mm
164.9 mm
9.0 mm
Weight 182 g 196 g
Micro Helio P22
Octa-Core
Helio G35
Octa-Core
RAM 3 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB 32 GB
AnTuTu 94.000
v8
110.490
v8
Battery 4000 mAh 5000 mAh
Main Camera 1
13 Mpx · Unknow

2 3 4
1
13 Mpx · ƒ/2.2

2 3
Selfie Camera SELF 8 Mpx · ƒ/-- SELF 5 Mpx · ƒ/2.2
Bands
OS Android 10 Q Android 10 Q

Brand

Brand LG Xiaomi
Aliases LMK420EMW, LM-K420EMW M2006C3MG

Release Date

Release date September 2020,
10 months ago
June 2020,
1 year ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

LG K42
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
LG K42
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Size
76.7 mm
165.0 mm
8.4 mm
Print 3D Model
77.1 mm
164.9 mm
9.0 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 182 g 196 g
Usable surface 83 % 81 %
Materials Plastic Plastic
Resistance MIL-STD-810G -
Colors
Gray

Green
Black

Blue

Orange

Screen

Diagonal 6.6" 6.53"
Type LCD IPS LCD IPS
Aspect Ratio 20:9 20:9
Resolution HD+
720 x 1600 px
HD+
720 x 1600 px
Density 266 Pixels per inch 269 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Hole-punch Notch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless
  • Water Drop Notch
  • Brightnes 400 cd/m² (typ)
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification
  • Scratch resistant
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
--
8.1
Do you think it's a nice phone?
--
8.8
Is it comfortable?
--
8.5
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
--
7.9
Number of reviews
--
25 reviews

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762 Mediatek Helio G35
CPU 4x Cortex-A53 2.0 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 1.5 GHz 8x Cortex-A53 2.3 GHz
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 22 nm 12 nm
Frequency 2 GHz 2.3 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU PowerVR GE8320 IMG PowerVR GE8320 680MHz

RAM

RAM 3 GB 2 GB
Type -- LPDDR4X RAM

Storage

Capacity 64 GB 32 GB
Type -- eMMC 5.1 Storage
SD Slot Yes ,
Independent SD slot
Yes ,
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint Yes, on the side Yes, in the back

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gravity
  • Magnetometer

Others

Notifications LED -- --
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
--
8.6
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
--
8.5
What's your experience been with demanding games?
--
7.3
Number of reviews
--
25 reviews

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Quad rear camera Triple rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 13 Mpx 13 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown
Type CMOS CMOS
Aperture Unknow ƒ/ 2.2
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- --
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- --
2
Camera type

Wide Angle lens

Portrait mode (depth)
Resolution
5 Mpx
2 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Unknown
Type
--
--
Aperture
ƒ/ --
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
--
--
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
--
--
3
Camera type

Portrait mode (depth)

Macro lens
Resolution
2 Mpx
2 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Unknown
Type
--
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
--
--
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
--
--
4
Camera type

Macro lens
--
Resolution
2 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
--
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
--

Features

Flash LED LED
Optical Stabilisation No No
Slow Motion Video No,
30 fps
No,
30 fps
Others
  • Digital zoom
  • Quadruple camera
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Digital zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Manual focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 8 Mpx 5 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown
Type -- --
Aperture ƒ/ -- ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size -- --
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- --
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score -- --

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
--
8.4
Quality of nighttime photos
--
7.0
Quality of selfies
--
7.2
Does it have a powerful flash?
--
7.8
Number of reviews
--
25 reviews

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Others
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

-- 0.355 W/Kg on head
0.779 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

0.780 W/Kg on head
1.290 W/Kg on body
0.729 W/Kg on head
0.515 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
--
9.1
Quality of the GPS
--
8.5
And the WiFi?
--
9.1
Number of reviews
--
25 reviews

Battery

Battery

Capacity
4000 mAh
5000 mAh
Type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Fast charge Yes Yes,
10.0W
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
--
  • 0%
    Less than half day
  • 0%
    Less than a day
  • 12%
    One day
  • 56%
    More than one day
  • 32%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
--
25 reviews

Software

Software

Operating System
  • Android 10
    Android 10 Q, 1 year ago
  • MIUI V12 (Android 10)
    Android 10 Q, 1 year ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
--
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 91%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 9%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
--
  • 0%
    Never
  • 0%
    Once a year
  • 38%
    Every six months
  • 62%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
--
25 reviews

Prices

Prices

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  3GB  •  64GB Change

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  2GB  •  32GB Change