Samsung Galaxy F41 64GB  +1 variation

price₹ 14,999 onwards

launchOct, 2020

36.7

excellence score

72.7

value for money score

2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 2 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Decent looks and build quality - identical to the Samsung Galaxy M31, with a a unibody polycarbonate design, and glossy finish on the back panel - this is the same phone as the Galaxy M31 in every way, without a macro camera
  • The plastic body keeps the phone feeling relatively lightweight at 191 grams, which is mighty impressive for a phone packing a big 6000 mAh battery
  • It also feels great to hold with a seamless curved panel that meets the display up front
  • Modern, Infinity-U front - bezels around the screen are slim, except for a slightly thick chin - you still get around 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, which is great
  • Fingerprint sensor at the back is easy to reach
  • The power button and volumes are quite flush with the frame which means they lack that tactile, clicky feel
  • Design feels a bit dated and underwhelming, there is no spark in Galaxy F41's design as we see in other brand's phones like Xiaomi and Realme

Display

  • Gorgeous, 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with excellent viewing angles, and brightness levels - easily one of the best displays in the price bracket
  • It also comes with "Widevine L1" certification, which helps stream content in crisp HD resolution
  • Blacks are deep on the AMOLED display, which looks good with Night mode enabled

Software

  • Samsung's OneUI is today one of the more clean, refined Android UIs that's especially well optimised for large displays like this
  • One UI also brings in other useful stuff, like a System-wide Dark mode (which turns the background completely black, and looks great on the F41s' AMOLED display), and Always On Display option

Performance

  • Decent performance with the Exynos 9611 at the core (similar to Snapdragon 665) - the device is fairly quick to load up apps - multitasking is a breeze
  • However, this is an old chipset and heavy gaming isn't best on this phone - the Redmi Note 9 Pro, the POCO X3 and the Realme 7 Pro are much better options that will handle gaming better than the Galaxy F41

Camera

  • Good triple rear camera setup - 64MP main sensor + 8MP wide-angle lens + 5MP depth sensor
  • Shots taken with the primary camera during daylight are quite satisfactory, images are detailed, especially the 64MP shots, and they showcase good dynamic range
  • The ultra-wide sensor, like on any budget phone, is a good addition - it takes social media-worthy images in great lighting conditions (in low-light, the quality dips and pictures look grainy and noisy, wide-angle shots also have barrel distortion at the edges)
  • Photos taken in low-light looks good - switching to Night mode helps reduce grain in the output and further improves image quality
  • Live Focus shots are quite impeccable and the camera app does give you the option to set the level of blur before taking a shot - edge detection is very good and the Galaxy F41 does a good job of separating the subject from the background
  • The macro camera takes decent shots outdoors (though, the quality dips when indoors and the output is restricted to 5MP in resolution)
  • The 32MP selfie camera is quite good and takes detailed selfies (though, in low light, the quality goes down a notch and results are grainy)
  • Overall, the cameras on the F41 are good for the price bracket, even though they are not the best (that title crowned to the POCO X3)

Battery

  • Monster 6000mAh battery delivers an incredible 2-3 days of usage easily, making for one of the largest battery life smartphones currently available
  • Supports 15W fast charging
  • Samsung Galaxy M41 falls behind in fast charging as competitors are offering close to 30W fast charging, the 15W on F41 feels low

Verdict

  • Samsung is recycling its old phones by giving them a new name, this is the same phone as the Galaxy M31, without a Macro camera and the Galaxy M31 is selling for cheaper - if you find it selling cheaper, you can consider it, if they are at the same price, buy the Galaxy M31, it has an extra camera for you

Expert Reviews

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Samsung Galaxy F41 64GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.4 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Virtual Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Samsung Exynos 9611Ranked #38 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity6000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 15W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight191 gmHeavy
Thickness8.9 mmMedium
Width75.1 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera64MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 64MP: f/1.8 aperture; 26mm focal length; 1/1.72" sensor size; 0.8um pixel size; PDAF
  • 8MP: f/2.2 aperture; 123-degree ultra-wide lens; 1/4.0" sensor size; 1.12um pixel size
  • 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; depth sensor
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Video: [email protected]; [email protected]
  • EIS
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.2 aperture
  • 26mm Focal Length
  • 1/2.8" Sensor Size
  • 0.8um Pixel Size
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes (Wireless)
FM RecordingYes
More
  • UFS 2.1 Storage
  • Dolby Atmos

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