The Barbie Phone! | Nokia G42 5G Unboxing & Tour

Unboxing the Nokia G42 5G, a bright pink budget smartphone with a sub-£200 UK price but respectable specs, including a 50MP camera, 5000mAh battery and Snapdragon 480 Plus performance. This hands-on review of the Nokia G42 tests out the gaming chops, camera skills etc, and of course that poppy design!

While it’s the pink Barbie-baiting finish that stands out here, this budget mobile has plenty going for it. The stock Android experience is satisfying, with three years of software updates to enjoy. Battery life is also sublime, although you’ll need to knock off the ambient mode for a full weekend.

The Nokia G42 5G can happily play games like PubG and Call of Duty, thanks to that Snapdragon setup. I found that other apps all run well too. And if you want a decent camera for under £200, this handset is a worthy choice. You have an upgraded night mode, slick portrait smarts and a pro mode with RAW shooting.

So that in a nutshell is the Nokia G42 5G. Check out my reviews of other budget smartphones here on Tech Spurt and come back soon for my upgraded Best Phones Under £200 round-up.

Nokia G42 5G Unboxing Chapters:
0:00 – So….pink….
0:32 – What’s in the box?
0:57 – Design
3:10 – Android & features
4:47 – Display & audio
6:37 – Performance & gaming test
7:36 – Battery life
8:48 – Cameras
11:07 – Byyyyyeeeeee

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