Today, Samsung launched the first device from a brand new series. The Galaxy F41 is indeed the first device from the Galaxy F lineup and it is a 4G mid-ranger. This means it will compete with some of the handsets with the highest value for money in the Indian market. While we are waiting for info regarding its commercialization in other regions, we think it is time to compare it with other affordable mid-rangers out there in order to understand if it is a good deal as Samsung advertises it. For this comparison, we chose two among the most wanted mid-rangers of the second half of 2020: POCO X3 NFC and Realme 7 Pro.
|Samsung Galaxy F41||Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC||Oppo Realme 7 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||159.2 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm, 191 grams||165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm, 215 grams||160.9 x 74.3 x 8.7 mm, 182 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.4 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, Super AMOLED||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), IPS LCD||6.4 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 411 ppi, Super AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Samsung Exynos 9611, octa-core 2.3 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, octa-core 2.3 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, octa-core 2.3 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, One UI||Android 10, MIUI||Android 10, Realme UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 64 + 8 + 5 MP f/1.8, f/2.2, and f/2.4
32 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Quad 64 + 13 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
20 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Quad 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.3, f/2.4 and f/2.4
32 MP f/2.5 front camera
|BATTERY||6000 mAh, fast charging 15W||5160 mAh, fast charging 33W||4500 mAh, fast charging 65W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot, splash proof||Dual SIM slot, splash resistant|
If you want the most elegant device, you should go either for the Realme 7 Pro or the POCO X3 NFC. The former is the sleekest one with its thin body and it is even lighter, while the latter is built with better materials, including aluminum for the frame. Realme 7 Pro has a water-repellent coating, so you can use it under the rain without so many problems. And so you can with the POCO X3 NFC which boasts the IP53 certification. The Samsung Galaxy F41 is entirely built of plastic, it has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader (unlike the Realme 7 Pro which has it built in the display) and a waterdrop notch instead of a punch-hole design.
If you desire the best display quality, then Samsung Galaxy F41 and Realme 7 Pro are better options for your needs because they are equipped with AMOLED panels providing more brilliant colors and deeper blacks. Instead, if you are a gamer, you might prefer the POCO X3 NFC because it has a higher refresh rate (120 Hz), and it is even HDR10-compliant. Note that POCO X3 NFC has a wider panel than Realme 7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy F41 (6.67 inches vs 6.4 inches). As mentioned above, despite having an AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy F41 does not have an in-display fingerprint scanner, unlike the Realme 7 Pro.
Specs & Software
The strongest device in terms of hardware and performance is the POCO X3 NFC thanks to a better processor: the Snapdragon 732G which is an upgrade of the Snapdragon 730G. Right after, we got the Realme 7 Pro boasting a Snapdragon 720G, but you should consider that you can get max 6 GB of RAM with POCO X3 NFC, while Realme 7 Pro has 8 GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy F41 takes the last position due to its weaker Exynos 9611 built at 10 nm. Samsung Galaxy F41, POCO X3 NFC, and Realme 7 Pro run Android 10 and customized UIs.
When it comes to the rear cameras, you should notice only marginal differences between these three devices. The main camera sensor is a 64 MP lens in each case, but the POCO X3 NFC has a better ultrawide camera with a 13 MP resolution. The Samsung Galaxy F41 has a superior 5 MP macro shooter and even the best front camera with a 32 MP resolution and an f/2.0 focal aperture.
The Samsung Galaxy F41 will provide the longest battery life thanks to its huge 6000 mAh battery. The silver medal does not necessarily go to the POCO X3 NFC despite its bigger battery than Realme 7 Pro: it depends on the usage scenario because the POCO X3 NFC has an IPS panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate which is more energy-demanding. Realme 7 Pro wins the fast charging comparison with an astonishing 65W power.
Samsung Galaxy F41 is priced at about Rs. 16,999 ($232) in India, Poco X3 NFC costs Rs. 16,999 too, and Realme 7 Pro carries a listing price of Rs. 20,999 ($370). There is no definitive winner in this comparison: Samsung Galaxy F41 is the battery king, POCO X3 NFC has better hardware, Realme 7 Pro supports faster charging speeds and an in-display fingerprint scanner. For the rest, they are not so different. Which is your favorite one?
Samsung Galaxy F41
- Best battery
- AMOLED display
- Great selfie camera
- Inferior hardware
POCO X3 NFC
- Great price
- Best hardware
- Stereo speakers
- 120 Hz HDR10 display
- IR blaster
- IPS display
- Faster charging
- In-display fingerprint reader
- AMOLED display
- Stereo speakers
- Smaller battery
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