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Motorola Moto G41 Review - OLED Smartphone with OIS and 750 Nits at a Killer Price

No-brainer for 200 Euros? According to its spec sheet, the Moto G41 comes with very good hardware at a very low price. This affordable mid-range smartphone features a very bright OLED panel as well as an OIS-supported main camera requiring little to no compromises in everyday use. But is it really a must-have for price-conscious customers, though?
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review

The Motorola Moto G41 is very similar to its G31 sibling that we had in review a while ago. It shares the same MediaTek Helio G85-Prozessor SoC as well as the same 60 Hz 6.4-inch OLED panel running at a native 1080p resolution.

European models come with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Like many of its Moto G namesakes this affordable mid-range smartphone comes with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports charging with up to 30 W. In addition, the Moto G41 also features an OIS-supported 48 MP main camera.

All in all these specs sound almost too good to be true for its low MSRP of 249 Euros, especially considering that Motorola themselves are already selling it for less than 200 Euros on occasion.

Motorola Moto G41 (Moto G Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G85 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.40 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 411 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 109 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, OTG, Miracast, FM Radio
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 161.9 x 73.9 ( = 0.33 x 6.37 x 2.91 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (f/1.7, OIS) + 8 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.2)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, USB cable, case, charger, MyUX, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.740W/​kg head, 1.790W/​kg body, widevine L1, fanless
Weight
178 g ( = 6.28 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 93 g ( = 3.28 oz / 0.21 pounds)
Price
249 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80.4 %
04/2022
Motorola Moto G41
Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2
178 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.40"2400x1080
78.5 %
03/2022
Nokia G21
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
190 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
78.4 %
02/2022
Samsung Galaxy M32
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
180 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.40"2400x1080
79.4 %
02/2022
Vivo Y52 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
193 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.58"2408x1080
80.5 %
01/2022
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2
195 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2400x1080

Case – Motorola Smartphone with Punch Hole Design

Moto G41 in Pearl Gold
Moto G41 in Pearl Gold

The Moto G41’s plastic rear cover is available in two different colors. Unlike most other Moto smartphones, the G41 features a slightly reflective and shiny instead of a matte finish resulting in poorly camouflaged and thus very clearly visible fingerprints and smudges.

Its build quality is good, especially considering its low price, and unlike the Moto G51 it is not IP52 but rather IPX2-certified. In other words: protected against splashing with water and rain.

The G41’s display bezels are fairly thick even for its price class, especially at the bottom, resulting in a fairly low display to body ratio of just 83 %. Overall, this 178 g (6.3 oz) heavy and 8 mm (0.31 inches) thick smartphone is relatively compact and thus feels very comfortable in hand. Like other Motorola smartphones the Moto G41, too, features a dedicated Google Assistant button.

Motorola Moto G41 in Meteorite Black
Motorola Moto G41 in Meteorite Black
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review

Size Comparison

164.6 mm / 6.48 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs163.56 mm / 6.44 inch 75.78 mm / 2.98 inch 8.75 mm / 0.3445 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs161.9 mm / 6.37 inch 73.9 mm / 2.91 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs159.3 mm / 6.27 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs

Connectivity – Moto G41 with 3.5-mm Audio Jack

By default, the device comes with 128 GB of eMMC storage of which we found 109 GB to be available after first boot due to the size of the operating system and the preloaded applications. Storage expansion via microSD is not supported.

What is supported though is connecting analog sound devices via the G41’s 3.5-mm headphone jack as well as FM radio. The 5,000 mAh battery is charged via the device’s USB-C port (USB 2.0) with support for external peripherals such as memory sticks via USB-OTG.

Another included feature is Miracast for wireless screen mirroring to external displays, and streaming media from streaming services such as Netflix or Prime Video can be enjoyed in HD quality thanks to the G41’s Widevine L1 certification.

Top (microphone, 3.5-mm audio jack)
Top (microphone, 3.5-mm audio jack)
Right (buttons)
Right (buttons)
Bottom (microphone, USB port, speaker)
Bottom (microphone, USB port, speaker)
Left (SIM slot)
Left (SIM slot)

MicroSD Card Reader

The built-in microSD card slot supports SDHC and SDXC cards with up to 1 TB. Our copy test was completed with a solid 24 MB/s. With that said the Samsung Galaxy M32 performed almost twice as fast. Nevertheless, when benchmarked with our AV PRO V60 reference card the device performed very well in the cross platform test.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
40.7 MB/s ∼100% +67%
Motorola Moto G41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
24.3 MB/s ∼60%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
20.6 MB/s ∼51% -15%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
15.47 MB/s ∼38% -36%
Vivo Y52 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
14.5 MB/s ∼36% -40%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Motorola Moto G41 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird V60: Ø29.1 (18.9-42.3)
Samsung Galaxy M32 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird V60: Ø34.7 (25-43.4)
Motorola Moto G41 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird V60: Ø67.9 (19.3-81.6)
Samsung Galaxy M32 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird V60: Ø60.7 (30.5-64.9)

Software – Motorola Smartphone with Android 11

Motorola’s MyUX user interface is a clean and well optimized Android 11 overlay. Security patches on our review unit were as of January 2022 with an update guarantee for two years, or November 2023.

As with all Motorola smartphones the G41 comes with the standard Moto Experience features as well as various customization and individualization options for fonts, colors, icons, and fingerprint animations. Ready For is not supported by the Moto G41. In return, Motorola’s hardware and software security features named ThinkShield for Mobile are available resulting in an enhanced protection against malware, phishing, and unauthorized network access.

The G41 does not support have true always-on capabilities. Instead, Motorola opted for the well-known preview feature on its main display without the possibility of configuring an always-on mode despite the device’s OLED display.

Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review

Communication and GNSS – Motorola Smartphone with NFC

In regard to communication Motorola opted for the older 4G standard instead of 5G, which is not supported by this mid-range smartphones HG85 SoC. It does, however support NFC as well as Bluetooth 5.0.

4G connectivity was excellent with full support for all LTE bands commonly used in Europe, including band 28. With a total of 14 supported LTE bands , which is acceptable considering the G41’s price, the phone is not particularly well equipped for travel abroad.

At home, the device supports traditional Wi-Fi 5 networks resulting in decent overall transfer speeds. When connected to our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router the Moto G41 performed very consistently both transmitting (TX) as well as receiving (RX) data.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=209, last 2 years)
486 MBit/s ∼100%
Vivo Y52 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
350 (344min - 355max) MBit/s ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
347 (327min - 352max) MBit/s ∼71%
iperf3 receive AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=209, last 2 years)
473 MBit/s ∼100%
Vivo Y52 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
343 (324min - 347max) MBit/s ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
335 (259min - 351max) MBit/s ∼71%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (72.5 - 1736, n=49, last 2 years)
636 MBit/s ∼100% +92%
Motorola Moto G41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash
332 (302min - 340max) MBit/s ∼52%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
299 (224min - 315max) MBit/s ∼47% -10%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (78.3 - 1710, n=49, last 2 years)
657 MBit/s ∼100% +79%
Motorola Moto G41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash
367 (350min - 381max) MBit/s ∼56%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
339 (328min - 362max) MBit/s ∼52% -8%
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; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø331 (302-340)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø367 (350-381)
GPS indoors
GPS indoors
GPS outdoors
GPS outdoors

We test a smartphone’s true GPS satnav capabilities by taking it on a bike tour around the block and recording the track on the device itself as well as a professional Garmin Venu 2. Supported location services include GPS (L1), GLONASS, Galileo (E1), and the satellite-based augmentation system SBAS.

When looking at the recorded tracks in detail we found a few differences between the Moto G41 and the Garmin Venu 2, although they were often in the G41’s favor as its recording turned out to be more accurate. And while it, too, sometimes recorded incorrect location data its overall deviations were minor at worst. It should thus be well suited for everyday navigation.

Garmin Venu 2
Garmin Venu 2
Garmin Venu 2
Garmin Venu 2
Garmin Venu 2
Garmin Venu 2
Motorola Moto G41
Motorola Moto G41
Motorola Moto G41
Motorola Moto G41
Motorola Moto G41
Motorola Moto G41

Telephony and Call Quality – Moto G41 with Dual SIM

Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review

The Moto G41 does not support storage expansion via microSD but it does come with true Dual SIM support including VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling thanks to its two Nano SIM slots. Call quality over the unit’s earphone was decent and inconspicuous overall.

Using the front-facing camera for video calls via Skype worked very well with clear and intelligible voices over the device’s speakerphone. On the flip side our own voice was recorded slightly muffled and with some background static. The speaker worked quite well in quiet environments.

Cameras – Motorola Smartphone with OIS

Moto G41 selfie
Moto G41 selfie
Portrait mode
Portrait mode

As long as you keep your expectations in check the Moto G41’s front-facing camera will not disappoint. Even under difficult lighting conditions photos and the bright sky were rarely ever overexposed, and the softening of photos taken with this 13 MP camera was not too aggressive.

The rear-facing triple-camera array features a 48 MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.7 and optical image stabilization, a feature rarely encountered in this price range. It enables good low-light image quality albeit with a somewhat poor overall focus.

However, considering the Moto G41’s price the camera’s image quality in bright right is more than adequate, with good focus and contrast ratio in daylight with some visible softening applied. Another highlight is the Moto G41’s color accuracy that was much better than that of some high-end premium smartphones. We analyzed the 48 MP main camera’s color accuracy using a standardized test under normalized conditions measuring color deviation in full studio light and then with an ambient light level of just 1 lux. In this ColorChecker passport test the Motorola Moto G41 only showed one single spike of Delta E > 10 worth noting, and we would have also wished for a better overall white balance.

The triple-camera array is composed of said 48 MP main camera, a 2 MP telephoto lens for macro and zoom photos, and an 8 MP wide-angle lens with a 118° field of view and an aperture of f/2.2. The ultra-wide-angle camera’s photo quality was decent with a surprising amount of details for a phone at the G41’s price. Most other affordable mid-range smartphones perform much worse in this regard.

Videos are recorded in 1080p at 30 FPS with both main and ultra-wide-angle camera, and the Moto G41 neither supports higher resolutions of frame rates nor can you switch between the lenses while recording.

Wide-angle
Main camera
5x zoom
8x zoom (max)
Main camera
Macro
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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ColorChecker
5.4 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G41: 7.06 ∆E min: 3.12 - max: 11.53 ∆E
ColorChecker
22.2 ∆E
34.7 ∆E
27 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
31.2 ∆E
41.1 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
38.2 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
29.8 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
29.7 ∆E
30.6 ∆E
31 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G41: 28.25 ∆E min: 12.24 - max: 43.33 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – Moto G41 with 33 W Charger

33W TurboPower charger
33W TurboPower charger

Included in the box we find a 33 W charger, a good-looking protective case, a USB-C cable, a quick-start guide, and a SIM tool. An optional headset can be purchased directly and exclusively through Motorola’s own webshop.

By default, the G41 comes with two years of limited warranty that can be extended by another 12 months in select markets. Prices and conditions vary from one country to another.

Input Devices & Handling – Motorola Smartphone with Face Unlock

The G41’s 6.4-inch OLED display registered input very accurately and quickly up to its very edges. Higher refresh rates than the display’s default 60 Hz are not supported by this affordable Moto smartphone.

A fingerprint reader is integrated into the Moto G41’s power button on the right-hand side. It worked reliably but not particularly fast. Additionally, the phone can also be unlocked via face recognition using the device’s front-facing camera. And while it worked reliably overall you have to keep in mind that a 2D face unlock feature is not particularly secure.

Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review
Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review

Display – Moto G41 with OLED Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Moto G41 features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display running at a native resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. If not for the SGM32’s 90 Hz refresh rate its display and the G41’s 20:9 display could have featured the same panel given their almost identical performance in regard to brightness and illumination.

With an all-white background Motorola’s mid-range smartphone managed a very good average of 712 nits, which increased to 750 nits in the center when running the APL50 test with a pattern of alternating dark and bright patches. This might not make the G41’s panel ideal for HDR content consumption but to be fair Motorola is not marketing it as such either.

Due to the OLED nature of its panel the display does suffer from PWM flickering of 240 Hz at brightness levels of 50 % and below with a more even amplitude with even lower levels of brightness almost akin to traditional DC dimming.

739
cd/m²
721
cd/m²
701
cd/m²
720
cd/m²
713
cd/m²
673
cd/m²
734
cd/m²
709
cd/m²
698
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 739 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 712 cd/m² Minimum: 3.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 713 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 3.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
99.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.264
Motorola Moto G41
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Nokia G21
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy M32
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Vivo Y52 5G
IPS, 2408x1080, 6.58
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
TFT-LCD, 2400x1080, 6.60
Screen
-148%
-26%
-62%
-70%
Brightness middle
713
492
-31%
712
0%
458
-36%
504
-29%
Brightness
712
484
-32%
720
1%
437
-39%
499
-30%
Brightness Distribution
91
86
-5%
95
4%
89
-2%
91
0%
Black Level *
0.46
0.39
0.72
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.1
6.02
-447%
1.94
-76%
3.28
-198%
3.3
-200%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.39
9.13
-282%
5.81
-143%
5.07
-112%
6
-151%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.7
7.1
-92%
1.5
59%
3.2
14%
4.1
-11%
Gamma
2.264 97%
2.345 94%
2.089 105%
2.267 97%
2.28 96%
CCT
7373 88%
8918 73%
6593 99%
7214 90%
7041 92%
Contrast
1070
1174
700

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 240.4 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 240.4 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 240.4 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We determine a display panel’s color accuracy using the CalMAN software. In default settings (color profile: Natural) the display covers almost the entire sRGB color space with very low Delta E deviations and slightly elevated grayscale deviations (Delta E >3) with a minor purple tint.

Color accuracy (color space: sRGB; color profile: Natural)
Color accuracy (color space: sRGB; color profile: Natural)
Color space (color space: AdobeRGB; color profile: Natural)
Color space (color space: AdobeRGB; color profile: Natural)
Color space (color space: P3; color profile: Natural)
Color space (color space: P3; color profile: Natural)
Color space (color space: sRGB; color profile: Natural)
Color space (color space: sRGB; color profile: Natural)
Grayscale (color space: sRGB; color profile: Natural)
Grayscale (color space: sRGB; color profile: Natural)
Grayscale (color space: sRGB; color profile: Vivid)
Grayscale (color space: sRGB; color profile: Vivid)
Saturation (color space: sRGB; color profile: Natural)
Saturation (color space: sRGB; color profile: Natural)
 

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 6 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.8 ms).
240 Hz PWM flickering at brightness levels of 50 % and below
240 Hz PWM flickering at brightness levels of 50 % and below
0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

The Moto G41 performed very well outdoors thanks to its high display brightness. It was only held back in direct sunlight by its highly reflective display.

As expected, its AMOLED display’s viewing angles are superb with a slight decrease in brightness and a very minor blue tint at extreme angles.

Motorola Moto G41 Smartphone Review

Performance – MediaTek-powered Motorola Smartphone

The Moto G41 features a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC manufactured in a 12nm FinFET process with a total of eight cores distributed over two clusters, two ARM Cortex A75 high-performance cores with clock speeds of up to 2 GHz accompanied by six ARM Cortex A55 efficiency cores running at clock speeds of up to 1.8 GHz. All things graphics are handled by an ARM Mali-G52 MP2.

Combined with 6 GB of RAM the Helio G85 offers solid system performance with occasional minor stuttering and lag. The device’s slow eMMC storage also results in comparatively long application launch and load times.

As a result, the Moto G41 was barely capable of keeping up with its competitors and only managed to outperform the UNISOC T606-powered Nokia G21. The Poco M4 Pro 5G's Dimensity 810 compared significantly faster than the G41’s Helio G85.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=255, last 2 years)
671 Points ∼100% +91%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
598 Points ∼89% +70%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
561 Points ∼84% +59%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
367 Points ∼55% +4%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (344 - 369, n=8)
354 Points ∼53% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
352 Points ∼52%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
312 Points ∼46% -11%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=255, last 2 years)
2195 Points ∼100% +71%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1809 Points ∼82% +41%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1705 Points ∼78% +33%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1342 Points ∼61% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1259 - 1351, n=8)
1304 Points ∼59% +2%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1282 Points ∼58%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1185 Points ∼54% -8%
Vulkan Score 5.3
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 8702, n=198, last 2 years)
2597 Points ∼100% +114%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1600 Points ∼62% +32%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1413 Points ∼54% +17%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1163 - 1256, n=7)
1213 Points ∼47% 0%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1212 Points ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1186 Points ∼46% -2%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
536 Points ∼21% -56%
OpenCL Score 5.3
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 9069, n=199, last 2 years)
2566 Points ∼100% +115%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1612 Points ∼63% +35%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1377 Points ∼54% +16%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1192 Points ∼46%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1148 - 1233, n=8)
1182 Points ∼46% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1161 Points ∼45% -3%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
514 Points ∼20% -57%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=146, last 2 years)
10218 Points ∼100% +51%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
9402 Points ∼92% +39%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
7805 Points ∼76% +16%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (6596 - 8672, n=5)
7552 Points ∼74% +12%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
6749 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
6508 Points ∼64% -4%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
6492 Points ∼64% -4%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3777 Points ∼100% +107%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3423 Points ∼91% +87%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=179, last 2 years)
3406 Points ∼90% +86%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1818 - 1898, n=7)
1850 Points ∼49% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1827 Points ∼48%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1688 Points ∼45% -8%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1385 Points ∼37% -24%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=179, last 2 years)
3905 Points ∼100% +140%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3846 Points ∼98% +136%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3405 Points ∼87% +109%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1627 - 1759, n=7)
1703 Points ∼44% +5%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1627 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1549 Points ∼40% -5%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1236 Points ∼32% -24%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3553 Points ∼100% +34%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3489 Points ∼98% +32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (677 - 5301, n=179, last 2 years)
2856 Points ∼80% +8%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2647 Points ∼75%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2495 - 2674, n=7)
2600 Points ∼73% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2458 Points ∼69% -7%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2400 Points ∼68% -9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 13121, n=225, last 2 years)
4949 Points ∼100% +186%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3965 Points ∼80% +129%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3580 Points ∼72% +107%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1729 - 1897, n=7)
1830 Points ∼37% +6%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1743 Points ∼35% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1729 Points ∼35%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1414 Points ∼29% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=225, last 2 years)
6918 Points ∼100% +311%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
4014 Points ∼58% +138%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3637 Points ∼53% +116%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1633 - 1765, n=7)
1696 Points ∼25% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1684 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1592 Points ∼23% -5%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1255 Points ∼18% -25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3801 Points ∼100% +42%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3393 Points ∼89% +27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=223, last 2 years)
3245 Points ∼85% +21%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2644 - 2778, n=7)
2697 Points ∼71% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2673 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2609 Points ∼69% -2%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2546 Points ∼67% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2714 Points ∼100% +92%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=180, last 2 years)
2529 Points ∼93% +79%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2366 Points ∼87% +68%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1400 - 1463, n=7)
1419 Points ∼52% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1411 Points ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1319 Points ∼49% -7%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
945 Points ∼35% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=180, last 2 years)
2628 Points ∼100% +112%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2546 Points ∼97% +106%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2220 Points ∼84% +79%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1237 - 1268, n=7)
1251 Points ∼48% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1238 Points ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1165 Points ∼44% -6%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
806 Points ∼31% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3529 Points ∼100% +38%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3075 Points ∼87% +20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 5318, n=180, last 2 years)
2857 Points ∼81% +12%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2493 - 2654, n=7)
2581 Points ∼73% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2558 Points ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2462 Points ∼70% -4%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2379 Points ∼67% -7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 11528, n=233, last 2 years)
4017 Points ∼100% +180%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2770 Points ∼69% +93%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2434 Points ∼61% +70%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1434 Points ∼36%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1411 - 1453, n=7)
1432 Points ∼36% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1367 Points ∼34% -5%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
959 Points ∼24% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 19364, n=233, last 2 years)
5005 Points ∼100% +294%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2570 Points ∼51% +103%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2281 Points ∼46% +80%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1269 Points ∼25%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1243 - 1270, n=7)
1261 Points ∼25% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1204 Points ∼24% -5%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
814 Points ∼16% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3804 Points ∼100% +43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5793, n=233, last 2 years)
3241 Points ∼85% +22%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3179 Points ∼84% +19%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2603 - 2811, n=7)
2691 Points ∼71% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2662 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2605 Points ∼68% -2%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2559 Points ∼67% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2489 Points ∼100% +75%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=162, last 2 years)
2380 Points ∼96% +67%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2274 Points ∼91% +59%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1426 Points ∼57%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1391 - 1434, n=6)
1423 Points ∼57% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1363 Points ∼55% -4%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
917 Points ∼37% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=162, last 2 years)
2626 Points ∼100% +106%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2396 Points ∼91% +88%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2134 Points ∼81% +68%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1273 Points ∼48%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1234 - 1285, n=6)
1266 Points ∼48% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1209 Points ∼46% -5%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
783 Points ∼30% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2954 Points ∼100% +89%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2882 Points ∼98% +84%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1567 - 3958, n=162, last 2 years)
2573 Points ∼87% +64%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2456 Points ∼83% +57%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1567 - 2513, n=6)
2313 Points ∼78% +48%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2298 Points ∼78% +47%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1567 Points ∼53%
Wild Life Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=183, last 2 years)
3197 Points ∼100% +334%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1235 Points ∼39% +68%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1105 Points ∼35% +50%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
736 Points ∼23%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (706 - 736, n=6)
720 Points ∼23% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
685 Points ∼21% -7%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
397 Points ∼12% -46%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 11700, n=184, last 2 years)
3390 Points ∼100% +363%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1210 Points ∼36% +65%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1075 Points ∼32% +47%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
732 Points ∼22%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (698 - 732, n=6)
716 Points ∼21% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
683 Points ∼20% -7%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
393 Points ∼12% -46%
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3080, n=139, last 2 years)
994 Points ∼100% +446%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
360 Points ∼36% +98%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
320 Points ∼32% +76%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (181 - 186, n=5)
182.4 Points ∼18% 0%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
182 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
173 Points ∼17% -5%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
111 Points ∼11% -39%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=135, last 2 years)
977 Points ∼100% +449%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
348 Points ∼36% +96%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
309 Points ∼32% +74%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (178 - 181, n=5)
179.8 Points ∼18% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
178 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
172 Points ∼18% -3%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
110 Points ∼11% -38%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.5 - 143, n=196, last 2 years)
69.2 fps ∼100% +73%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
56 fps ∼81% +40%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (40 - 41, n=4)
40.3 fps ∼58% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
40 fps ∼58%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
39 fps ∼56% -2%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 439, n=196, last 2 years)
139.7 fps ∼100% +204%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
66 fps ∼47% +43%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
46 fps ∼33%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (45 - 46, n=4)
45.8 fps ∼33% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
44 fps ∼31% -4%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 121, n=195, last 2 years)
56.2 fps ∼100% +155%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
36 fps ∼64% +64%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (22 - 23, n=4)
22.5 fps ∼40% +2%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
22 fps ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
21 fps ∼37% -5%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.4 - 251, n=196, last 2 years)
80 fps ∼100% +220%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
40 fps ∼50% +60%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
25 fps ∼31%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (25 - 25, n=4)
25 fps ∼31% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
24 fps ∼30% -4%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 121, n=195, last 2 years)
43.7 fps ∼100% +402%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
23 fps ∼53% +164%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
13 fps ∼30% +49%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (8.7 - 14, n=4)
11.4 fps ∼26% +31%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.7 fps ∼20%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 169, n=196, last 2 years)
54.1 fps ∼100% +286%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
26 fps ∼48% +86%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
15 fps ∼28% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (14 - 16, n=4)
15 fps ∼28% +7%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
14 fps ∼26%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 81, n=195, last 2 years)
27.5 fps ∼100% +235%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
13 fps ∼47% +59%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (8.2 - 8.8, n=4)
8.58 fps ∼31% +5%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.2 fps ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8 fps ∼29% -2%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 97, n=195, last 2 years)
32.8 fps ∼100% +249%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
16 fps ∼49% +70%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
9.4 fps ∼29%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (9 - 9.6, n=4)
9.38 fps ∼29% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
9.3 fps ∼28% -1%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 98, n=251, last 2 years)
28.7 fps ∼100% +238%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
15 fps ∼52% +76%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼45% +53%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (8.4 - 18, n=7)
10.4 fps ∼36% +22%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
9.5 fps ∼33% +12%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.5 fps ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.1 fps ∼28% -5%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 123, n=252, last 2 years)
34 fps ∼100% +254%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
17 fps ∼50% +77%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
15 fps ∼44% +56%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
9.6 fps ∼28%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (8 - 9.7, n=7)
9.39 fps ∼28% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
9.2 fps ∼27% -4%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
5.2 fps ∼15% -46%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.1 - 69, n=252, last 2 years)
19.8 fps ∼100% +267%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
9.3 fps ∼47% +72%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8.1 fps ∼41% +50%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (5.4 - 12, n=7)
7.33 fps ∼37% +36%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
6 fps ∼30% +11%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
5.4 fps ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
5.1 fps ∼26% -6%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 47, n=252, last 2 years)
13 fps ∼100% +282%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
6.2 fps ∼48% +82%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
5.5 fps ∼42% +62%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
3.4 fps ∼26%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (3.1 - 3.5, n=7)
3.4 fps ∼26% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
3.3 fps ∼25% -3%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2 fps ∼15% -41%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1041980, n=111, last 2 years)
555932 Points ∼100% +140%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
353908 Points ∼64% +53%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
232228 Points ∼42% 0%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
231224 Points ∼42%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (191865 - 231224, n=2)
211545 Points ∼38% -9%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=131, last 2 years)
59805 Points ∼100% +889%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
9008 Points ∼15% +49%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
6908 Points ∼12% +14%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (5912 - 7145, n=3)
6369 Points ∼11% +5%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
6049 Points ∼10%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (895 - 8124, n=169, last 2 years)
4247 Points ∼100% +99%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3268 Points ∼77% +53%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2273 Points ∼54% +6%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2138 - 2374, n=4)
2257 Points ∼53% +6%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2138 Points ∼50%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (1542 - 19657, n=169, last 2 years)
7529 Points ∼100% +73%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
6361 Points ∼84% +46%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
5354 Points ∼71% +23%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (4353 - 5010, n=4)
4626 Points ∼61% +6%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
4353 Points ∼58%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (1012 - 9044, n=169, last 2 years)
4862 Points ∼100% +72%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
4589 Points ∼94% +62%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2834 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2536 - 3085, n=4)
2787 Points ∼57% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2576 Points ∼53% -9%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (478 - 25642, n=169, last 2 years)
7382 Points ∼100% +308%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2929 Points ∼40% +62%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1811 - 1849, n=4)
1836 Points ∼25% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1811 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1798 Points ∼24% -1%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=169, last 2 years)
1388 Points ∼100% +35%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1334 Points ∼96% +30%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1028 - 1198, n=4)
1138 Points ∼82% +11%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1077 Points ∼78% +5%
Motorola Moto G41
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1028 Points ∼74%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182.6, n=169, last 2 years)
62.3 Points ∼100% +99%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G (Chrome 96)
43.83 Points ∼70% +40%
Samsung Galaxy M32 (Chrome 98)
33.78 Points ∼54% +8%
Motorola Moto G41 (Chrome 99)
31.3 Points ∼50%
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (29.2 - 31.3, n=5)
30.5 Points ∼49% -3%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=169, last 2 years)
114.8 Points ∼100% +103%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G (Chrome 96)
84.8 Points ∼74% +50%
Samsung Galaxy M32 (Chrome 98)
58.2 Points ∼51% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (53.9 - 58.9, n=4)
56.6 Points ∼49% 0%
Motorola Moto G41 (Chrome 99)
56.5 Points ∼49%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=155, last 2 years)
61 runs/min ∼100% +119%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G (Chrome 96)
39.8 runs/min ∼65% +43%
Samsung Galaxy M32 (Chome 98)
28.2 runs/min ∼46% +1%
Motorola Moto G41 (Chrome 99)
27.8 runs/min ∼46%
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (27 - 27.9, n=4)
27.7 runs/min ∼45% 0%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 265, n=178, last 2 years)
92.2 Points ∼100% +100%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G (Chrome 96)
62 Points ∼67% +35%
Samsung Galaxy M32 (Chrome 98)
49 Points ∼53% +7%
Motorola Moto G41 (Chrome 99)
46 Points ∼50%
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (43 - 47, n=5)
45.2 Points ∼49% -2%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=183, last 2 years)
23311 Points ∼100% +80%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G (Chrome 96)
19010 Points ∼82% +47%
Motorola Moto G41 (Chrome 99)
12937 Points ∼55%
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (10299 - 12937, n=4)
11847 Points ∼51% -8%
Samsung Galaxy M32 (Chrome 98)
10864 Points ∼47% -16%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (3464 - 3939, n=5)
3650 ms * ∼100% -5%
Motorola Moto G41 (Chrome 99)
3464 ms * ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy M32 (Chrome 98)
3443 ms * ∼94% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 15230, n=183, last 2 years)
3178 ms * ∼87% +8%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G (Chrome 96)
2410 ms * ∼66% +30%

* ... smaller is better

Motorola Moto G41Nokia G21Samsung Galaxy M32Vivo Y52 5GXiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5GAverage 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-8%
6%
164%
159%
-7%
156%
Sequential Read 256KB
298.5
257.6
-14%
297.3
0%
949
218%
964
223%
282 ?(106.7 - 501, n=52)
-6%
929 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=248, last 2 years)
211%
Sequential Write 256KB
172.3
180.6
5%
178.7
4%
342.5
99%
471
173%
191.9 ?(90 - 314, n=52)
11%
472 ?(11.9 - 1485, n=248, last 2 years)
174%
Random Read 4KB
86.9
74
-15%
98
13%
187.2
115%
148.8
71%
81.2 ?(10.1 - 247, n=52)
-7%
166.5 ?(13.5 - 345, n=248, last 2 years)
92%
Random Write 4KB
64.4
60.2
-7%
68.8
7%
207.5
222%
171.8
167%
48.7 ?(5.3 - 159.9, n=52)
-24%
159.7 ?(56.5 - 458, n=249, last 2 years)
148%

Gaming – Moto G41 Scores 60 FPS

The Moto G41’s built-in Mali GPU is based on the Bifrost architecture and supports various 3D APIs, such as OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.0. Having said that we need to conclude that the Mali-G52 MP2 is not made for demanding games.

For example, it was only powerful enough to run PUBG Mobile il HD settings at around 29 FPS with occasional drops in frame rate resulting in a rather frustrating gaming experience. Reducing details further resulted in an average of 40 FPS with less drastic frame drops.

Using GameBench we look an another less demanding game from Google’s Play Store: Armajet. This game manages to run at the panel’s highest-possible frame rate of 60 FPS for a short period of time. It too, however, suffers from unexpected and drastic frame drops.

Motorola Moto G41
Motorola Moto G41
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; Armajet: Ø52.9 (40-61)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø34.7 (16-39)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced: Ø33.8 (19-41)
; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø28.9 (19-31)

Emissions – Consistent Motorola Smartphone

Temperature

Moto G41 GFX-Benchmark
Moto G41 GFX-Benchmark

When idle, the Moto G41’s surface temperatures are very low and barely noticeable as such, and we found a maximum of just 40 °C under load. Considering its MediaTek SoC’s consistency this turned out to be perfectly fine.

Running the GFX Benchmark, which runs each OpenGL ES 3.1 scene in a 30x loop while recording frame rates, we found the Moto G41 to throttle slightly on the 20th Manhattan 3.1 loop.

Our final test is the demanding 3DMark stress test, and we found the Helio G85 to throttle only slightly at worst. In a nutshell the Moto G41 does not suffer from significant thermal throttling under load.

Max. Load
 38.3 °C
101 F
33.5 °C
92 F
32.2 °C
90 F
 
 38.3 °C
101 F
33.5 °C
92 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
 38 °C
100 F
34.2 °C
94 F
32.2 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 38.3 °C = 101 F
Average: 34.7 °C = 94 F
32.9 °C
91 F
34.5 °C
94 F
40.2 °C
104 F
33.3 °C
92 F
34.5 °C
94 F
39.6 °C
103 F
33 °C
91 F
34.2 °C
94 F
38.6 °C
101 F
Maximum: 40.2 °C = 104 F
Average: 35.6 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  43.2 °C = 110 F | Room Temperature 21.2 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.7 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.3 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.2 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.6 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 (7.36min) % ∼100% +1%
Motorola Moto G41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash
98.7 (4.29min) % ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
98.5 (4.08min) % ∼99% 0%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99 (2.15min) % ∼100% 0%
Motorola Moto G41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash
98.9 (1.087min) % ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy M32
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
97.7 (1.03min) % ∼99% -1%
01234567Tooltip
Motorola Moto G41 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø1.093 (1.087-1.098)
Samsung Galaxy M32 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø1.044 (1.03-1.054)
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø2.16 (2.15-2.17)
Motorola Moto G41 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.34 (4.29-4.35)
Samsung Galaxy M32 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.12 (4.08-4.14)
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø7.38 (7.36-7.39)
Motorola Moto G41
Motorola Moto G41

Speakers

The Moto G41 comes with a single mono speaker. At just 82 dB(A) it was not the loudest in its class but certainly one of the best, with linear highs and mids but an almost total lack of bass. Having said that we also have to note that entry-level phones such as the Redmi 10 feature stereo speakers producing a much better and spatial soundscape than what the Motorola Moto G41 is capable of.

A much-improved audio experience with real bass can be enjoyed by connecting external speakers of headphones to the Moto G41 via its 3.5-mm audio jack or wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0. The latter supports a variety of HD audio codecs, such as SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, LDAC, and LHDC (V3).

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.549.12535.538.13131.729.14030.836.45032.235.46325.131.68019.422.610020.928.512517.633.216015.842.72001345.625011.748.231510.656.840010.560.850011.965.563013.86880015.468.9100012.770.412501671160012.472.7200011.668.9250013.168.5315013.171.1400013.772500014.270.9630014.772.2800015.373.31000015.967.61250016.569.81600017.159.5SPL26.182.6N0.755.6median 13.8median 68.5Delta1.88.935.93326.426.123.723.526.926.831.732.323.228.721.222.41826.413.930.716.141.411.740.912.246.79.350.69.153.39.259.79.758.910.663.510.970.911.970.61271.212.674.412.776.712.179.212.682.413.382.913.278.613.674.313.77313.670.613.666.324.489.30.569.3median 12.6median 70.61.511.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G41Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G41 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 25% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.4% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 41% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 63% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life – Motorola Smartphone with 5,000 mAh Battery

Power Consumption

Like its bigger sibling, the G51, the Moto G41 comes with a 5,000 mAh battery. Unlike the G51 the G41 supports fast charging with up to 30 W using the included 33 W power supply resulting in a short charge time of just 65 minutes from near empty to full.

The Motorola Moto G41’s power consumption is inconspicuous when compared to its competitors except for its elevated