The Samsung Galaxy A41 is a balanced mid-range device that will delight smartphone users with an OLED screen with a built-in fingerprint sensor, compact size and the ability to make contactless payments.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy A41 specs or watch the video below the article.
Spend the next few minutes getting to know this Samsung model. It has a lot to offer.
- Release date: 2020, March 18
- Colors: Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Silver, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush Red
- Dimensions: 149.9 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm.
- Weight: 152 g.
- Screen: 6.1" inc, 1080 x 2400, Super AMOLED
- Camera : Triple, 48MP
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65 (12nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
- Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM
- Battery: 3500, Non-removable Li-Po
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 10.0; One UI 2
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
The Samsung Galaxy A41 is a phone that meets the requirement of not being expensive. This can be seen right from the looks of it. The body is absolutely plastic, there are no silver plated details or other pseudo premium design quirks. The frame is made of a simple grey plastic, and the back is made of a white shiny plastic with a slight iridescent effect when shone by the sun. You will also find another colour option on the market - with a black or blue back.
The camera module in the Samsung Galaxy A41 looks impressive. The bezel protrudes slightly above the surface. It houses a flash and three cameras, with only two of them engaged in shooting. The third module assesses the depth of the scene and separates foreground objects from the background, which becomes blurry. The pride of Samsung marketers is written on the back - 48 MP.
In terms of dimensions, we must say that the Samsung Galaxy A41 weighs only 152 grams. The device lies comfortably in the palm. With one hand you can perform a variety of operations confidently. We can define it as compact: 149.9 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm.
The smartphone has separate slots for 2 nano SIM cards and a microSD memory card.
The screen diagonal of the Samsung Galaxy A41 is 6.1 inches. The aspect ratio - 20:9. Therefore, you get an elongated and narrow screen, with which, as we have already said, the interaction is very pleasant. The display is made on Super AMOLED technology and provides excellent color rendering and contrast. If desired, the user can adjust the temperature and colour saturation.
The screen resolution of the Samsung Galaxy A41 corresponds to the format - "elongated" Full HD, 1080 x 2400 pixels. When watching videos, during gaming and working with applications with more business information will work comfortably. The font remains legible. If you find it small, you can enlarge it.
The Samsung Galaxy A41 supports the Always On Display feature, in which the clock and information such as notifications are still visible on the screen in the off state.
Despite its affordable price, this Samsung model offers the user a fingerprint scanner built into the screen. Until a while ago, this feature was only available on premium models and flagships. The scanner works satisfactorily fast and accurately.
One of the main surprises that the Samsung Galaxy A41 has served up is the use of the Mediatek platform. Specifically, we are talking about the Mediatek Helio P65 MT6768, in which two cores operate at a maximum frequency of up to 2 GHz, and the remaining six - up to 1.7 GHz. As the graphics chip is placed Mali-G52 MC2. Some experts explain the partnership between Samsung and Mediatek with the current market realities.
Samsung has specifically thought about people who play games on their phone. And they are many! You can boost performance with Game Booster. This interface makes graphics smoother and movements more realistic. It also monitors the way the user uses the device to optimize battery performance, temperature maintenance and memory.
RAM in the Samsung Galaxy A41 is 4 GB, which is not a bad benchmark for a mid-range device in 2020. The internal storage has a modest capacity of just 64 GB. The good news is the availability of a microSD memory card slot. With its help, you can guarantee yourself another 512 GB.
Samsung Galaxy A41 runs Android 10 operating system in combination with One UI 2. The interface offers no atypical solutions. It is user-friendly and features popular programs. In the individual folders you will encounter Google and Microsoft products.
The main unit of the Samsung Galaxy A41 is 48 MP and is equipped with an optical system with an equivalent distance of 26 mm and an aperture of f/2.0. The autofocus works fast. Especially if the conditions you are shooting in are good. A system that merges 4 adjacent pixels is used for more correct color rendition and improved photo quality. Optionally, the user can use the maximum 48 MP. However, it will take longer to take such a picture. The photographs are more detailed. Of course, they also take up more space and require special conditions - bright light and good smartphone stabilization.
The wide-angle module has a resolution of 8 MP and an equivalent distance of 12 mm. It is equipped with light blue f/2.2 optics. Autofocus is absent. Under optimal light conditions, you will get excellent shots. At dusk, the situation gets more complicated. Noises will appear.
The third module in the Samsung Galaxy A41 is auxiliary. It is responsible for separating the foreground and background so that you can successfully apply the bokeh effect. Its resolution is 5 MP.
Shooting video with Samsung Galaxy A41 is a real fun. You can count on a maximum of Full HD, ie 1920 x 1080 pixels. Optical stabilization is provided, even electronic.
The resolution of the front camera is 25 MP. The photo quality is satisfactorily good, although autofocus is absent. Full HD quality video shooting at 30 frames per second is supported.
The battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy A41 is 3500 mAh. You also get a 15W fast charging in the package. In just 40 minutes, you can recharge your device up to 50%. Another 40 minutes will guarantee you a 100% charge.
If you don't abuse the navigation and three-dimensional games, and also watching videos with high level backlight, Samsung Galaxy A41 will serve you all day without recharging.
Among the attractive features of the Samsung Galaxy A41, mentioning first of all the affordable price, we must necessarily point out the triple camera with 48 MP sensor, decent RAM and NFC support. In addition, this model offers a standalone microSD memory card slot. An obvious advantage is the fingerprint scanner built into the screen. The latter can be described as a clever demonstration of the capabilities of modern technology. In addition, it guarantees the security of the user's personal data and the privacy of the information that he accumulates on the device.
The fact that Samsung has relied on a Mediatek chipset has had an impact on the low price of the model and paves the way to a greater number of users who will prefer it to competitors on the market.
Samsung Galaxy A41 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy A41 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.