itel Mobile unveiled the itel S42 in India on the 27th of March, 2018. The device came with the popular 18:9 full vision display, and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor along with Adreno 306 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Looking at the spec sheet, this device stand directly opposed to the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the popular Tecno Camon CM. Now the question is; if you are tossing these three smartphone like a dice, which should be your best option?

Well, perhaps the table below might be of help!

itel S42 Vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Tecno Camon CM

itel s42Xiaomi Redmi 5Tecno Camon CM/Camon I
Dimension and Weight153×73.55×8.25mm151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm; Weight: 157g152.2 x 71.7 x 7.75mm Weight: 134g
Display5.7-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+5.7-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+5.7-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+
Processor1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 with Adreno 306 GPUOcta-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 @1.4Ghz with Adreno 505 GPUMT6737H Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
and Mali T760 GPU
Memory3GB RAM
16/32 Storage,
2GB/3GB/4GB RAM, 16/32GB 2GB/3GB RAM
16/32 Storage,
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) Based on MIUI V9Android 7.0 (Nougat) Based on HiOS 3.2.0
Camera13MP rear camera with LED flash and 13MP front-facing camera12MP rear camera with LED Flash; and 5MP Front Camera with Soft LED Flash13MP Rear Camera with Ring LED Flash and 13MP Front Camera with dual LED Flash
Connectivity2G/3G/4G VoLTE support,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 GPS, 2G/3G/4G VoLTE support,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 GPS, 2G/3G/4G VoLTE support,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 GPS,
Battery3000mAh battery3300 mAh Li-ion Battery3000 mAh Li-ion Battery
Additional FeaturesFingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio,Fingerprint Sensor (Rear),Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
Network2G/3G/4G Bands2G/3G/4G Bands2G/3G/4G Bands

itel S42 Vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Tecno Camon CM: My Additions

Seeing the detailed comparison table able above, you should have already make your conclusions. However, this three fact should guide you generally;

  • The Xiaomi Redmi 5 should be your best choice, as it top the chart in hardware performance. The presence of Snapdragon 450 CPU and the impressive 3300mAh battery should catch the attention of any smartphone shopper, especially when the options available are limited to the three in the table above. You can check out our comparison of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Tecno Camon CM here.
  • Then, you might wanna consider the Tecno Camon CM due to it built quality, OS optimization and Camera prowess. I had reviewed the Tecno Camon CM, so should you have any further questions about the device, then click here to read the full review.
  • Finally, the itel S42. This device should have come before the Tecno Camon CM, but the itel S42 is plagued with high price tag, plus, “the devil you know is better than the Angel you don’t”

At the end of it all, brand loyalty, availability and ease of access to support facility might be the determining factor for many. However, do let us know which in the above is your best option and why.


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