Realme X7 Vs Galaxy M42 5G: Which one should you buy?

Let’s compare both the smartphone, Realme X7 and Galaxy M42 5G, and see what will the conclusion of Realme X7 Vs Galaxy M42 5G.

Realme launched Realme X7 with Mediatek Dimensity 800U 5G Processor in India. Realme launched this device at the starting price of Rs 19,999 to attract more customers its way.

Samsung also recently launched Samsung Galaxy M42 5G in India with Snapdragon 750G 5G Processor at the starting price of Rs 21,999. It becomes first device in Samsung’s M-Series to feature 5G connectivity in India.

Since the price of both the devices is very close, it is worth checking out which device outperforms the other. Let’s take a closer look at the Realme X7 and Galaxy M42 5G to see which one is best.

Let’s see which 5G smartphone should you choose and which one should you ignore under the price of 25k!


Realme X7 Vs Galaxy M42 5G

ModelRealme X7Galaxy M42 5G
Display6.43-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Display
Refresh Rate 60Hz Refresh Rate60Hz Refresh Rate
Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels1600 x 720 pixels
Rear Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP Selfie Camera20MP
Battery4310 mAh Battery5000 mAh Battery
Charging50W Fast Charging15W Fast Charging
ProcessorMediatek Dimensity 800U 5G ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G Processor
Brightness600 nits Peak Brightness550 nits Peak Brightness
Back MaterialPlastic MaterialPlastic Material
Card Slot2 SIM slotHybrid SIM slot (2 SIM or 1+1 microSD)
FingerprintIn-Display Fingerprint ScannerIn-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Operating SystemRealmeUI 1.0 based on Android 10OneUI 3.1 Based on Android 11
Graphics PPI409 PPI (Pixels Per Inch)266 PPI (Pixels Per Inch)
Thickness8.3 mm8.6 mm
Weight179 grams193 grams
ROM or Storage128GB UFS 2.1 Storage128GB UFS 2.1 Storage
Headphone Jack NoYes
SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Magnetic induction sensor, Acceleration sensor, Gyro-meter sensorAccelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensor
ColorsSpace Silver, and NebulaPrism Dot Black, and Prism Dot Grey
Pricing6GB+128GB – Rs 19,999
8GB+128GB – Rs 21,999
6GB+128GB – Rs 21,999
8GB+128GB – Rs 23,999


When it comes to the display, Realme X7 comes with 6.43-inch FHD+ (2400×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Display with support of 60Hz Refresh Rate, 180Hz Touch sampling rate, and have a peak brightness up to 600 nits, and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G comes with a 6.6-inch HD+ (1600×720 pixels) Super AMOLED Display with support of 60Hz Refresh Rate.


Realme X7 5G comes with 64MP Triple Rear Camera setup consists of a 64MP Samsung GW3 primary sensor, a 8MP ultra-wide angle lens with 119-degree field-of-view, and a 2MP macro lens, and has a 16MP Selfie Camera.

On the other hand, Galaxy M42 5G comes with 48MP Quad rear camera setup consists of a 48MP primary camera, a 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 5MP Depth sensor, and a 5MP macro lens. This smartphone have a 20MP Selfie Camera.

Performance and Connectivity

Performance and connectivity have become key aspects of a any smartphone. Realme X7 is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 800U chipset along with Mali-G57 GPU. In terms of connectivity of Realme X7, below are the list of the bands supported by the Realme X7 5G.

  • 2G: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3G: WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
  • 4G: FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B18/B19/B26
  • 4G: TDD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41(2515-2675MHz)
  • 5G NR: n1/n41/n77/n78

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset along with Adreno 619 GPU. In terms of the connectivity of Samsung Galaxy M42 5G, below are the list of bands supported by Samsung Galaxy M42 5G.

  • 2G: GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
  • 3G: UMTS: B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)
  • 4G: FDD-LTE: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700), B20(800), B28(700)
  • 4G: TDD-LTE: B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)
  • 5G: Sub6 FDD:
  • 5G: Sub6 TDD:

Realme X7 Vs Galaxy M42 5G: Conclusion

Realme X7 and Galaxy M42 are the mid-rangers offering from the brands and they do have some similar specifications, including the In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, RAM/Storage, and punch-hole design, and even both smartphones are 5G supportive.

The Realme X7 brings a higher camera of 64MP GW3 primary sensor with 60Hz refresh rate, Dimensity 800U chipset, higer charging support of 50W, and Full HD+ display over HD+. On the other hand, Galaxy M42 offers clean software UI.

But considering the difference of 64MP Triple Camera over 48MP Quad Rear Camera, FHD+ Super AMOLED over HD+ Super AMOLED, the Realme X7 seems to offer more value for money and poses stiff competition to the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G.

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