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Samsung Galaxy A41 Smartphone Review: Affordable despite its Super AMOLED display

A matter of honor. With its Galaxy A series, Samsung has made a name for itself by offering affordable but well-equipped smartphones. Correspondingly, the expectations on its newest product of the series, the Galaxy A41 mid-range smartphone, are high. With its 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display, an octa-core SoC, and a 48-MP triple camera, the smartphone brings some good prerequisites.
Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Mark Riege),

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Samsung is getting its successful Galaxy-A series ready for the year 2020. After the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 that have been available, since May 2020 the Galaxy A41 has also been standing in the starting blocks. The 6.1-inch smartphone is settled in the mid-range and the second smallest model after the Galaxy A21s in the new line-up. It is easy to differentiate it from the predecessor, which is called Galaxy A40, having a lower number than the Galaxy A41 in its product designation.

Traditionally, buyers of the Galaxy-A series can expect a lot of value for their money, and with its data sheet, the Galaxy A41 is no exception. Its highlights include a Super AMOLED display with a 2400x1080 pixel resolution, a triple camera with 48 MP, and a selfie camera with 25 MP. The dual-SIM smartphone gets its performance from a MediaTek MT6768 octa-core processor, and in addition to 4 GB of RAM, it also brings 64 GB of internal storage.

Officially, Samsung is asking for $299 Euros (~$335) for its mid-range smartphone. We test the version with a white case, which is technically identical to the models with a black or blue case.  

Samsung Galaxy A41
Processor
Mediatek Helio P65 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6.1 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 431 PPI, capacitive, Super AMOLED, Infinity-U, Full HD+, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 45.1 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, WiFi Direct, USB OTG, DRM Widevine L1, Dolby Atmos
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850, ​900, ​1800, ​1900 MHz), 3G (band 1, 2, 5, 8), LTE (band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41), head-SAR 0.587 W/Kg, body-SAR 1.500 W/Kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 149.9 x 69.8 ( = 0.31 x 5.9 x 2.75 in)
Battery
3500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix 48 MP wide-angle camera (f/2.0, 26mm, 1/2.0", 0.8µm) + 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera (f/2.2, 12mm, 1/4.0", 1.12µm) + 5 MP camera for Bokeh effects (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 25 MPix f/2.2, 25mm, 1/2.8", 0.9µm
Additional features
Speakers: single speaker at the bottom, Keyboard: virtual, modular 15-Watt charger, USB cable (Type A to Type C), headset, SIM tool, quick-start manual, warranty booklet, OneUI 2.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
152 g ( = 5.36 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 30 g ( = 1.06 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79 %
06/2020
Samsung Galaxy A41
Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2
152 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.1"2400x1080
80 %
07/2019
Google Pixel 3a
SD 670, Adreno 616
147 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.6"2220x1080
79 %
01/2020
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4
159 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.15"2312x1080
80 %
06/2020
Oppo Reno3
Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446
170 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.4"2400x1080
79 %
05/2019
Samsung Galaxy A40
Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2
140 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.9"2340x1080
80 %
01/2020
Samsung Galaxy A51
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3
172 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.5"2400x1080
85 %
05/2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
148 g128 GB NVMe4.7"1334x750

Case - Shining pearl-white and high-quality workmanship

Overall, the Galaxy A41 looks significantly more modern than the Galaxy A40, which is due to the new size format of the Super AMOLED panel. In the Galaxy A41, it is a slim 20:9 (Galaxy A40: 19.5:9). The smartphone practically retains the same width as its predecessor, while increasing the height from 144.4 to 149.9 mm (from ~5.7 in to 5.9 in). This makes the Galaxy A41 display diagonal 6.1 inches instead of the 5.9 inches it was before. At 152 grams (5.4 oz), the weight now also shows a slight increase, but compared to the Galaxy A40 with its 140 grams (4.9 oz), this is not noticeable. 

As before, the workmanship of the case is of a very high quality. The Galaxy A41 is very light and feels comfortable in the hand. You can hardly feel any material transitions at all, and the haptics are good all around. Only the back can be pressed in very slightly in the center. In addition, it is only made from plastic instead of metal or glass, although this is not a flaw in this price-range. 

In the Galaxy A41 with the white case, the back shines in pearl-white, reflecting light in all rainbow colors. Additional color options are black and blue.

Size Comparison

160.2 mm / 6.31 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 170 g0.3748 lbs158.5 mm / 6.24 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 inch 72.7 mm / 2.86 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs151.3 mm / 5.96 inch 70.1 mm / 2.76 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 147 g0.3241 lbs149.9 mm / 5.9 inch 69.8 mm / 2.75 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 152 g0.3351 lbs144.4 mm / 5.69 inch 69.2 mm / 2.72 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 140 g0.3086 lbs138.4 mm / 5.45 inch 67.3 mm / 2.65 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 148 g0.3263 lbs

Equipment - A lot of space used up for Android 10 and the preinstalled apps

Regardless of the color model, the Galaxy A41 has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. If you subtract the space requirements for Android 10 and the preinstalled apps from this, there is still 45 GB available in the state of delivery. Using a microSD card, you can expand the internal storage by up to 512 GB. In addition to media files, you can also store app data on the card. 

The card slot has turned out quite large in the Galaxy A41, because in addition to a microSD card, you can also insert two SIM cards. Additional equipment includes NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, a headphone port, and a USB-C port offering USB-2.0 speeds. If you connect the included headphones to the Galaxy A41, it uses the cable as an antenna for FM radio. 

Left: microSD & dual-SIM slot
Left: microSD & dual-SIM slot
Right: function key, volume rocker
Right: function key, volume rocker
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: 3.5-mm audio port, USB-C 2.0, microphone, speaker
Bottom: 3.5-mm audio port, USB-C 2.0, microphone, speaker

Software - Android 10 and OneUI 2.1 for the Galaxy A41

The Galaxy A41 uses Android 10 with Samsung's in-house OneUI 2.1 user interface. During the time of our testing (mid-June), the smartphone received an update from Samsung, updating the Android security patches to the level of April 1, 2020.

In addition to the Samsung and Google apps, there are also a few apps from Microsoft preinstalled (Office, OneDrive, LinkedIn, and Outlook). However, like the Samsung apps, you can also uninstall most of those. On the other hand, you can only deactivate Facebook and Netflix at best. So while at least they remain hidden if you don't need them, of course they will still use up storage space.

The Galaxy A41 supports DRM Widevine Level 1, allowing it to play streaming content in HD quality.

Communication and GPS - A very stable WLAN performance

Across short ranges, the Galaxy A41 communicates via Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC, and it connects to the local network via WiFi 5 (WLAN 802.11ac).

Using our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the smartphone achieves good transfer rates. When sending, it achieves an average of 349 Mbps, and while receiving it is even a little more at 365 Mbps. In both cases, the connection is particularly stable, and there are only minimal variations in the transfer rates.

The Galaxy A41 accesses the mobile Internet via GSM, UMTS, and a total of 10 LTE bands. There should not be any difficulties with the reception in the European countries. However, when you travel to other countries, you should check first whether the smartphone supports the necessary LTE frequencies.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Google Pixel 3a
Adreno 616, SD 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
637 (min: 275, max: 679) MBit/s ∼100% +75%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
618 (min: 321, max: 653) MBit/s ∼97% +69%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
365 (min: 349, max: 370) MBit/s ∼57%
Oppo Reno3
PowerVR GM9446, Helio P90, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
353 (min: 297, max: 367) MBit/s ∼55% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
298 (min: 185, max: 350) MBit/s ∼47% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=553)
264 MBit/s ∼41% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
222 (min: 203, max: 243) MBit/s ∼35% -39%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
189 (min: 80, max: 224) MBit/s ∼30% -48%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
818 (min: 400, max: 892) MBit/s ∼100% +134%
Google Pixel 3a
Adreno 616, SD 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
541 (min: 422, max: 570) MBit/s ∼66% +55%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
349 (min: 339, max: 355) MBit/s ∼43%
Oppo Reno3
PowerVR GM9446, Helio P90, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
347 (min: 331, max: 352) MBit/s ∼42% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
297 (min: 189, max: 335) MBit/s ∼36% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
268 (min: 244, max: 288) MBit/s ∼33% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=553)
250 MBit/s ∼31% -28%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
224 (min: 197, max: 260) MBit/s ∼27% -36%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø361 (349-370)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø349 (339-355)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The Galaxy A41 locates its own position using the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo satellite systems. While the smartphone takes a relatively long time to determine the location indoors during the test, it makes up for it by offering an exact location. Outdoors, the Galaxy is able find its current position significantly faster, being just as accurate overall as indoors.

The smartphone has to prove its GPS capabilities on a short bike tour in practice, competing against the Garmin Edge 500 professional navigation device. The result is slightly disappointing. The Galaxy A41 brings us to our destination, but is not very accurate while completing this task. During the approximately 12-Kilometer route (~7.5 mi), it often places us outside of the path. However, you can still use the Galaxy A41 for navigating short routes. 

Samsung Galaxy A41: overall route
Samsung Galaxy A41: overall route
Samsung Galaxy A41: lake
Samsung Galaxy A41: lake
Samsung Galaxy A41: turning point
Samsung Galaxy A41: turning point
Garmin Edge 500: overall route
Garmin Edge 500: overall route
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: turning point
Garmin Edge 500: turning point

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality - No communication problems

Samsung has structured its Phone app slightly differently than the standard Android app, even though it offers exactly the same functions. You can use VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling on the Galaxy A41, as long as it is supported by your network operator.

During the test, the smartphone offers a good voice quality. When calling mobile or landlines, the voices of the conversation partners are clearly transferred and background noises are filtered out reliably.

Cameras - Colors are a bit too saturated

Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera

At this point, a camera setup with three or more lenses has also become more the rule than the exception for mid-range smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy A41 also uses a triple main camera, which is a clear improvement compared to the Galaxy A40 with its dual camera.

The main camera of the Galaxy A41 consists of a 48-MP wide-angle lens (1/2.0", F2.0), an 8-MP ultra wide-angle lens (1/4.0", F2.2), and a 5-MP lens for Bokeh effects (1/5.0", F2.4). The selfie camera has a resolution of 25 MP (wide-angle, 1/2.78", F2.2). Like the main camera, it also supports Bokeh effects. You can activate this in the camera app by using the "Live Focus" mode.

Picture taken with the selfie camera using AR stickers
Picture taken with the selfie camera using AR stickers

In daylight, the Galaxy A41 takes good pictures that are rich in color and detail. However, the smartphone dips a little too deeply into the color jar, which basically is not a problem. On one hand, it can make recordings such as scene 1 to 4 very vibrant. But at the same time, the images can also appear slightly unrealistic due to the strong colors. This is accompanied by a fairly aggressive sharpness of fine image details, at times making images look more like paintings than real photographs. The Galaxy can still handle bad light conditions as in scene 5 fairly well, but it already has some noticeable difficulties in accurately reproducing the objects in our example scene.

Despite the 48-MP and 25-MP lenses of the main and selfie cameras, videos can only be recorded at a maximum of 1920x1080 pixels at 30 FPS. However, the Galaxy A41 makes the best of it, producing a decent video quality, even if you have to live without image stabilization. For the occasional recording, the picture and video quality of the Galaxy A41 is completely satisfactory. 

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.

Tageslicht-Szene 1Tageslicht-Szene 25-facher ZoomUltraweitwinkelLowlight-Umgebung

Under lab conditions, the Galaxy A41 also shows that its camera does not care too much about color accuracy. In daylight conditions (top ColorChecker test image), the smartphone consistently reproduces colors and gray tones too saturated, creating the vibrant impression. On the other hand, under low-light conditions (bottom ColorChecker test image), it manages a remarkably accurate color reproduction. The Galaxy A41 has no trouble in producing a sharp image of the test chart.

ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
51.1 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
58.6 ∆E
50.6 ∆E
33.4 ∆E
39 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
61.3 ∆E
60.6 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
46 ∆E
34.6 ∆E
70.9 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
71.7 ∆E
66.9 ∆E
50.1 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A41: 43.89 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 71.73 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
5 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
0.7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A41: 7.96 ∆E min: 0.72 - max: 18.42 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - 15-Watt charger included

Samsung includes a modular 15-Watt charger, a USB cable (Type A to Type C), headphones, and a SIM tool with the Galaxy A41. The box also includes a quick-start manual and a leaflet with warranty instructions. Samsung does not offer any specific accessories for the smartphone on its website.

There is a 24-month warranty for the Samsung Galaxy A41.

Input Devices and Operation - A fingerprint sensor in the display and face recognition

The 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display even accepts finger input when you are wearing gloves. However, if you want to use the fingerprint sensor, you have to take them off. While the fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy A40 was positioned in the back, it is now directly underneath the display in the Galaxy A41 and always unlocks the smartphone reliably in our test.

Face recognition is another biometric unlocking method that also still works in weak light conditions. The operation of the two physical keys, the power key and the volume rocker, similarly works free of any problems. Both keys sit tightly in their frames and please with their tight pressure point.

Keyboard portrait
Keyboard portrait
Keyboard landscape
Keyboard landscape

Display - Bright Super AMOLED display with stable viewing angles

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy A41 offers a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 431 PPI. While the 5.9-inch Galaxy A40 also uses the same panel type, it is outclassed. The Galaxy A41 surpasses its predecessor not only in terms of the display size and resolution, but also particularly in the display parameters. 

At an average of 558.8 cd/m², the Galaxy A41 offers a good display brightness, clearly beating the Galaxy A40 in terms of the brightness. With an even distribution of bright and dark image areas (APL50), the maximum brightness even increases up to 718 cd/m², while the maximum is 354 cd/m² without the brightness sensor. The fact that sensible users could be annoyed by the PWM flickering of the display is a disadvantage. The frequency of the flickering varies between 123.8 and 245.1 Hz.

536
cd/m²
555
cd/m²
575
cd/m²
543
cd/m²
554
cd/m²
583
cd/m²
539
cd/m²
561
cd/m²
583
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 583 cd/m² Average: 558.8 cd/m² Minimum: 1.61 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 554 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 1.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
98.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.11
Samsung Galaxy A41
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.1
Google Pixel 3a
P-OLED, 2220x1080, 5.6
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
IPS, 2312x1080, 6.15
Oppo Reno3
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.4
Samsung Galaxy A40
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 5.9
Samsung Galaxy A51
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.5
Apple iPhone SE 2020
IPS, 1334x750, 4.7
Screen
-45%
-68%
-52%
-92%
-11%
26%
Brightness middle
554
403
-27%
507
-8%
595
7%
358
-35%
589
6%
688
24%
Brightness
559
411
-26%
481
-14%
598
7%
370
-34%
589
5%
659
18%
Brightness Distribution
92
96
4%
88
-4%
90
-2%
94
2%
94
2%
92
0%
Black Level *
0.38
0.28
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2
5.1
-155%
4.72
-136%
4.96
-148%
7.4
-270%
2.22
-11%
1
50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.7
11
-43%
7.84
-2%
8.54
-11%
12.5
-62%
8.24
-7%
2.2
71%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.6
2
-25%
5.5
-244%
4.2
-163%
4
-150%
2.6
-63%
1.7
-6%
Gamma
2.11 104%
2.22 99%
2.158 102%
2.307 95%
2.084 106%
2.111 104%
2.25 98%
CCT
6589 99%
6589 99%
7596 86%
7072 92%
7078 92%
6508 100%
6790 96%
Contrast
1334
2457

* ... 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 245.1 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 245.1 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 245.1 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18037 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

As typical for AMOLED displays, the contrast looks perfect to the eyes, since the contrast ratio is infinitely high in theory. The Galaxy A41 combines this with a very accurate color reproduction in the "Natural" image mode (maximum Delta-E values of 2). While in the "Vibrant" image mode, the Galaxy A41 slightly neglects the accuracy for the sake of a more vibrant color reproduction, it still succeeds in being fairly accurate for a smartphone. In practice, this means that you can chose the image mode you like, and the reproduction will be suitable in both cases.

Color accuracy (Vibrant mode, AdobeRGB target color space)
Color accuracy (Vibrant mode, AdobeRGB target color space)
Color accuracy (Natural mode, sRGB target color space)
Color accuracy (Natural mode, sRGB target color space)
Color space (Vibrant mode, AdobeRGB target color space)
Color space (Vibrant mode, AdobeRGB target color space)
Color space (Natural mode, sRGB target color space)
Color space (Natural mode, sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (Vibrant mode, AdobeRGB target color space)
Grayscale (Vibrant mode, AdobeRGB target color space)
Grayscale (Natural mode, sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (Natural mode, sRGB target color space)
Saturation (Vibrant mode, AdobeRGB target color space)
Saturation (Vibrant mode, AdobeRGB target color space)
Saturation (Natural mode, sRGB target color space)
Saturation (Natural mode, sRGB target color space)

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
3.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 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. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
5.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.8 ms rise
↘ 2.8 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 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.2 ms).

With its fairly high brightness reserves, the Galaxy A41 presents the image contents easily readable outdoors as well, as long as you avoid direct sunlight. This also does not change when you view the Super AMOLED display from the sides.

Using it outdoors (in bright sun)
Using it outdoors (in bright sun)
Using it outdoors (under cloudy skies)
Using it outdoors (under cloudy skies)

Performance - Solid mid-range

Due to its MediaTek Helio P65 MT6768 octa-core processor, the Galaxy A41 responds quickly to input in everyday operation. You only have to plan for a little wait time until OneUI is completely loaded right after booting it. When using some demanding apps, however, you do notice that the SoC power is limited.

The SoC, which is produced in a 12-nm process, combines two fast ARM Cortex-A75 cores (up to 2 GHz) with six Cortex-A55 cores that run at up to 1.7 GHz. The ARM Mali-G52 MP2 mid-range graphics processor serves as the GPU.

The Galaxy A41 can beat its Galaxy A40 predecessor in the synthetic benchmarks, running a tight race with the rest of the comparison devices. In the demanding graphics benchmarks such as GFXBench and AnTuTu, the Google Pixel 3a, the Oppo Reno3, and the Galaxy A51 are slightly ahead, but overall, they are unable to significantly move ahead from the Galaxy A41.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Metal Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
6333 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4558 - 6333, n=3)
5739 Points ∼91%
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
915 Points ∼56%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
635 Points ∼39% -31%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
915 Points ∼56% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=65)
1644 Points ∼100% +80%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
960 Points ∼54%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
960 Points ∼54% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=60)
1770 Points ∼100% +84%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1222 Points ∼37%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1331 Points ∼41% +9%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
1524 Points ∼46% +25%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
3281 Points ∼100% +168%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1222 Points ∼37% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (445 - 3531, n=84)
1959 Points ∼60% +60%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
357 Points ∼27%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
349 Points ∼26% -2%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
407 Points ∼30% +14%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
1336 Points ∼100% +274%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
357 Points ∼27% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=84)
558 Points ∼42% +56%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
6475 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3722 Points ∼57%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=349)
4826 Points ∼75%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
5164 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4105 Points ∼79%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=411)
4928 Points ∼95%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1624 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1329 Points ∼82%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=411)
1500 Points ∼92%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
6742 Points ∼91%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
7387 Points ∼100% +10%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6042 Points ∼82% -10%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
7129 Points ∼97% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5293 Points ∼72% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5649 Points ∼76% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
6742 Points ∼91% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 13202, n=483)
5784 Points ∼78% -14%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7594 Points ∼80%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
9458 Points ∼100% +25%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7593 Points ∼80% 0%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
8736 Points ∼92% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6923 Points ∼73% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
6416 Points ∼68% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
7594 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=643)
6333 Points ∼67% -17%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2281 Points ∼82%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2196 Points ∼79% -4%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
2770 Points ∼100% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2061 Points ∼74% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2161 Points ∼78% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
2281 Points ∼82% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4057, n=145)
2629 Points ∼95% +15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1005 Points ∼35%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
796 Points ∼28% -21%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
1377 Points ∼48% +37%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
604 Points ∼21% -40%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1438 Points ∼50% +43%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1005 Points ∼35% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=145)
2880 Points ∼100% +187%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1148 Points ∼44%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
927 Points ∼36% -19%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
1550 Points ∼60% +35%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
717 Points ∼28% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1554 Points ∼60% +35%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1148 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6644, n=145)
2597 Points ∼100% +126%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2427 Points ∼84%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2763 Points ∼95% +14%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2092 Points ∼72% -14%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
2784 Points ∼96% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1691 Points ∼58% -30%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2311 Points ∼80% -5%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
2898 Points ∼100% +19%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
2427 Points ∼84% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5766, n=491)
2155 Points ∼74% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1028 Points ∼13%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1611 Points ∼21% +57%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
838 Points ∼11% -18%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
1116 Points ∼14% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
549 Points ∼7% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1530 Points ∼19% +49%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
7847 Points ∼100% +663%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1028 Points ∼13% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9567, n=491)
2038 Points ∼26% +98%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1179 Points ∼21%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1772 Points ∼31% +50%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
967 Points ∼17% -18%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
1287 Points ∼23% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
646 Points ∼11% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1654 Points ∼29% +40%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
5688 Points ∼100% +382%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1179 Points ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8204, n=492)
1893 Points ∼33% +61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2466 Points ∼61%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2771 Points ∼68% +12%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2084 Points ∼51% -15%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
2776 Points ∼69% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1710 Points ∼42% -31%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2336 Points ∼58% -5%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
4052 Points ∼100% +64%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
2466 Points ∼61% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5721, n=521)
2066 Points ∼51% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1486 Points ∼7%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2533 Points ∼13% +70%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1261 Points ∼6% -15%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
2410 Points ∼12% +62%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
823 Points ∼4% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1993 Points ∼10% +34%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
20135 Points ∼100% +1255%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1486 Points ∼7% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=521)
2712 Points ∼13% +83%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1630 Points ∼15%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2582 Points ∼24% +58%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1382 Points ∼13% -15%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
2483 Points ∼23% +52%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
930 Points ∼9% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2060 Points ∼19% +26%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
10699 Points ∼100% +556%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1630 Points ∼15% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=521)
2282 Points ∼21% +40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2296 Points ∼79%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2728 Points ∼94% +19%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2207 Points ∼76% -4%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
2687 Points ∼93% +17%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1675 Points ∼58% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2217 Points ∼77% -3%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
2892 Points ∼100% +26%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
2296 Points ∼79% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=571)
2044 Points ∼71% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1016 Points ∼22%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1482 Points ∼32% +46%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
730 Points ∼16% -28%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
1083 Points ∼24% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
539 Points ∼12% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1473 Points ∼32% +45%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
4573 Points ∼100% +350%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1016 Points ∼22% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=571)
1705 Points ∼37% +68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1160 Points ∼29%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1651 Points ∼41% +42%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
858 Points ∼21% -26%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
1249 Points ∼31% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
635 Points ∼16% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1592 Points ∼39% +37%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
4050 Points ∼100% +249%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1160 Points ∼29% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7305, n=572)
1630 Points ∼40% +41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2181 Points ∼76%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2708 Points ∼95% +24%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2179 Points ∼76% 0%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
2685 Points ∼94% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1687 Points ∼59% -23%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2225 Points ∼78% +2%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
2857 Points ∼100% +31%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
2181 Points ∼76% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5054, n=613)
1908 Points ∼67% -13%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1093 Points ∼12%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2419 Points ∼26% +121%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
870 Points ∼9% -20%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
2308 Points ∼25% +111%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
702 Points ∼8% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2027 Points ∼22% +85%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
9218 Points ∼100% +743%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1093 Points ∼12% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12494, n=612)
2234 Points ∼24% +104%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1229 Points ∼20%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2477 Points ∼40% +102%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1004 Points ∼16% -18%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
2382 Points ∼39% +94%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
807 Points ∼13% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2068 Points ∼34% +68%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
6168 Points ∼100% +402%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1229 Points ∼20% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9492, n=615)
1928 Points ∼31% +57%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
17231 Points ∼51%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
18523 Points ∼55% +7%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
21123 Points ∼62% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12321 Points ∼36% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
20393 Points ∼60% +18%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
33851 Points ∼100% +96%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
17231 Points ∼51% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 57583, n=761)
15165 Points ∼45% -12%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
22232 Points ∼11%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
35401 Points ∼17% +59%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
30124 Points ∼14% +35%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13821 Points ∼7% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
25086 Points ∼12% +13%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
209431 Points ∼100% +842%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
22232 Points ∼11% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=759)
25420 Points ∼12% +14%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
20885 Points ∼21%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
29229 Points ∼30% +40%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
27518 Points ∼28% +32%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13457 Points ∼14% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
23866 Points ∼25% +14%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
97290 Points ∼100% +366%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
20885 Points ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 110468, n=759)
20080 Points ∼21% -4%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
39 fps ∼16%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
58 fps ∼23% +49%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
33 fps ∼13% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
25 fps ∼10% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
46 fps ∼18% +18%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
250 fps ∼100% +541%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
39 fps ∼16% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=767)
43.3 fps ∼17% +11%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
37 fps ∼62%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
52 fps ∼87% +41%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
31 fps ∼52% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
23 fps ∼38% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
40 fps ∼67% +8%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +62%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
37 fps ∼62% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=776)
30.3 fps ∼51% -18%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
21 fps ∼14%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
29 fps ∼19% +38%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
18 fps ∼12% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼9% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
24 fps ∼16% +14%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
149 fps ∼100% +610%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
21 fps ∼14% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=672)
25.4 fps ∼17% +21%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
20 fps ∼33%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
27 fps ∼45% +35%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
16 fps ∼27% -20%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12 fps ∼20% -40%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
23 fps ∼38% +15%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +200%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
20 fps ∼33% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=680)
21.6 fps ∼36% +8%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼14%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
20 fps ∼22% +54%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
12 fps ∼13% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
8.1 fps ∼9% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
15 fps ∼16% +15%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
93 fps ∼100% +615%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
13 fps ∼14% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=535)
20.5 fps ∼22% +58%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼22%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
19 fps ∼32% +46%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
11 fps ∼18% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
7.4 fps ∼12% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
14 fps ∼23% +8%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +362%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
13 fps ∼22% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=537)
18.7 fps ∼31% +44%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4.9 fps ∼8%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
7 fps ∼12% +43%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4.2 fps ∼7% -14%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
5.8 fps ∼10% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2.9 fps ∼5% -41%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5.5 fps ∼9% +12%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +1124%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
4.9 fps ∼8% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=283)
11 fps ∼18% +124%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2.8 fps ∼9%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
4.4 fps ∼14% +57%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2.6 fps ∼8% -7%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
3.8 fps ∼12% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1.8 fps ∼6% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3.5 fps ∼11% +25%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
31 fps ∼100% +1007%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
2.8 fps ∼9% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=281)
7.97 fps ∼26% +185%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.5 fps ∼13%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
11 fps ∼18% +47%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼11% -15%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
9.3 fps ∼16% +24%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.2 fps ∼7% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
9.1 fps ∼15% +21%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +700%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
7.5 fps ∼13% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=287)
16.4 fps ∼27% +119%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.5 fps ∼10%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
12 fps ∼17% +60%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.9 fps ∼10% -8%
Oppo Reno3
Mediatek Helio P90, PowerVR GM9446, 8192
11 fps ∼15% +47%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.7 fps ∼7% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 fps ∼14% +33%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
72 fps ∼100% +860%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
7.5 fps ∼10% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=286)
19 fps ∼26% +153%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8.1 fps ∼14%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
11 fps ∼19% +36%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼11% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5.2 fps ∼9% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 fps ∼17% +23%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
59 fps ∼100% +628%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
8.1 fps ∼14% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=460)
13.8 fps ∼23% +70%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.7 fps ∼13%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
10 fps ∼17% +30%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7.3 fps ∼12% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.6 fps ∼8% -40%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.6 fps ∼14% +12%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +679%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
7.7 fps ∼13% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=464)
12.3 fps ∼21% +60%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
157473 Points ∼32%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
185725 Points ∼38% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
181295 Points ∼37% +15%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
489463 Points ∼100% +211%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
157473 Points ∼32% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=89)
309759 Points ∼63% +97%
Basemark GPU 1.1
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6.21 fps ∼32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7.73 - 85.6, n=73)
19.2 fps ∼100%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.13 fps ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6.43 fps ∼40% -30%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
9.13 fps ∼57% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.57 - 63, n=64)
16 fps ∼100% +75%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
10.57 fps ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5.35 fps ∼27% -49%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
10.6 fps ∼53% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.88 - 71.6, n=62)
19.9 fps ∼100% +88%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1164 Score ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
927 Score ∼36% -20%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1164 Score ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 7649, n=82)
2609 Score ∼100% +124%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1062 Points ∼86%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1229 Points ∼100% +16%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
998 Points ∼81% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
974 Points ∼79% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 Points ∼1% -99%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1062 Points ∼86% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=704)
803 Points ∼65% -24%
Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1113 Points ∼39%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2818 Points ∼100% +153%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1466 Points ∼52% +32%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1114 Points ∼40% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2168 Points ∼77% +95%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1113 Points ∼39% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=704)
2391 Points ∼85% +115%
Memory (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2148 Points ∼65%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
3288 Points ∼100% +53%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2993 Points ∼91% +39%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1935 Points ∼59% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1605 Points ∼49% -25%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
2148 Points ∼65% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8398, n=704)
1777 Points ∼54% -17%
System (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5142 Points ∼94%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
5480 Points ∼100% +7%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4909 Points ∼90% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3788 Points ∼69% -26%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4738 Points ∼86% -8%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
5142 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=704)
3345 Points ∼61% -35%
Overall (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1901 Points ∼68%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2811 Points ∼100% +48%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2153 Points ∼77% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1679 Points ∼60% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
634 Points ∼23% -67%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
1901 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6205, n=704)
1695 Points ∼60% -11%

The Galaxy A41 loads web sites quickly, not posing any obstacles to the users while surfing. But of course, the competitors are able to do exactly the same. In terms of numbers, the browser performance of the Samsung smartphone is therefore not outstanding, but it is sufficient to play in the middle of the field of comparison devices. Overall, the Google Pixel 3a is slightly ahead.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
139.668 Points ∼100% +328%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=167)
39.6 Points ∼28% +21%
Google Pixel 3a
33.563 Points ∼24% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Chrome 83.0.4103.101)
32.643 Points ∼23%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
32.6 Points ∼23% 0%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
31.333 Points ∼22% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
27.681 Points ∼20% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
22.65 Points ∼16% -31%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
278.62 Points ∼100% +398%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
56 Points ∼20% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Chrome 83.0.4103.101)
55.972 Points ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
51.257 Points ∼18% -8%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
50.919 Points ∼18% -9%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=594)
45.9 Points ∼16% -18%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
42.7 Points ∼15% -24%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
158 runs/min ∼100% +468%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=151)
42.5 runs/min ∼27% +53%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
31.4 runs/min ∼20% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
29.1 runs/min ∼18% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Chrome 83.0.4103.101)
27.8 runs/min ∼18%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
27.8 runs/min ∼18% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
24.1 runs/min ∼15% -13%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
146 Points ∼100% +181%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=231)
69.4 Points ∼48% +33%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
57 Points ∼39% +10%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
52 Points ∼36% 0%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
52 Points ∼36% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Chrome 83.0.4103.101)
52 Points ∼36%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
52 Points ∼36% 0%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
48991 Points ∼100% +367%
Google Pixel 3a
10844 Points ∼22% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Chrome 83.0.4103.101)
10499 Points ∼21%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
10499 Points ∼21% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
10194 Points ∼21% -3%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
9549 Points ∼19% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
7798 Points ∼16% -26%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=762)
7617 Points ∼16% -27%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=788)
9938 ms * ∼100% -163%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
4975.8 ms * ∼50% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
4375.1 ms * ∼44% -16%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
4317.8 ms * ∼43% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio P65
3779 ms * ∼38% -0%
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Chrome 83.0.4103.101)
3778.9 ms * ∼38%
Google Pixel 3a
3589.4 ms * ∼36% +5%
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
549.9 ms * ∼6% +85%

* ... smaller is better

With its eMMC storage, the Galaxy A41 reaches decent read and write rates that are significantly above those of the Galaxy A40. However, particularly in terms of sequential reads and the 4-KB random reads, there are significantly faster smartphones in the mid-range, such as the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition, the Oppo Reno3, and the Galaxy A51. On the other hand, in terms of reading from and writing to the microSD card, the Galaxy A41 performs at the same level as the competitors.

Samsung Galaxy A41Google Pixel 3aHuawei P30 Lite New EditionOppo Reno3Samsung Galaxy A40Samsung Galaxy A51Apple iPhone SE 2020Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
9%
86%
9%
-25%
18%
-24%
-28%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
67 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
66.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
8.4 (Kingston 32GB)
-87%
65.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
60.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-10%
57.6 (11.2 - 74.7, n=121)
-14%
50.6 (1.7 - 87.1, n=504)
-24%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.01 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-8%
13.4 (Kingston 32GB)
-84%
81.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
73 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-12%
76.6 (21.1 - 87.2, n=121)
-8%
68.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=504)
-17%
Random Write 4KB
72.53
99.86
38%
171.6
137%
143.9
98%
13.2
-82%
104.4
44%
27 (3.4 - 133, n=138)
-63%
32.5 (0.14 - 319, n=850)
-55%
Random Read 4KB
84
63.6
-24%
198.7
137%
127.3
52%
75.7
-10%
110.8
32%
56.3 (11.4 - 149, n=138)
-33%
56.4 (1.59 - 324, n=850)
-33%
Sequential Write 256KB
211.05
253.87
20%
391.1
85%
227.3
8%
99.6
-53%
184.9
-12%
174 (40 - 254, n=138)
-18%
119 (2.99 - 911, n=850)
-44%
Sequential Read 256KB
299.89
301.99
1%
800.3
167%
504.2
68%
295
-2%
496.1
65%
274 (95.6 - 704, n=138)
-9%
324 (12.1 - 1802, n=850)
8%

Games - Not a lot of performance reserves for current games

Games run well on the Galaxy A41 but not always completely smoothly. As the benchmarks with our Gamebench test tool show in the example of "PUBG Mobile," at times it is recommended to reduce the resolution to prevent the game from stuttering. However, the smartphone is able to display games that do not place such high demands on the graphics, such as "Dead Trigger 2" or "Arena of Valor," at the maximum possible frame rate on the screen.

Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; PUBG Mobile; 0.18.0: Ø27.2 (17-32)
; Arena of Valor; 1.34.1.10: Ø30 (2-31)
; Dead Trigger 2; 1.6.7: Ø59 (37-60)

Emissions - Sometimes throttling Under load

Temperatures

GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test

With maximum temperatures of 37.7 °C (99.9 °F), the Galaxy A41 remains completely inconspicuous in terms of its operating temperatures and never feels uncomfortably warm. 

However, internally the smartphone is not always able to use its full performance, because the SoC performance is throttled due to high temperatures. During the battery test of GFXBench, interestingly this only happens during the less demanding T-Rex test scenario. After about 12 of 30 runs, the performance drops significantly and then remains at a lower level until the end of the test.

Max. Load
 35.7 °C
96 F
36 °C
97 F
33.1 °C
92 F
 
 36.6 °C
98 F
36.6 °C
98 F
32.7 °C
91 F
 
 35.7 °C
96 F
35.8 °C
96 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 36.6 °C = 98 F
Average: 35 °C = 95 F
32.7 °C
91 F
32.6 °C
91 F
36.1 °C
97 F
31.9 °C
89 F
32.7 °C
91 F
37.7 °C
100 F
31.9 °C
89 F
32.9 °C
91 F
37.4 °C
99 F
Maximum: 37.7 °C = 100 F
Average: 34 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  29.8 °C = 86 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36.6 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.7 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.

Speaker

The speaker of the Galaxy A41 is positioned at the bottom next to the USB-C port. It is able to produce a volume of up to 85.5 dB(A) and does a decent job. Even though you cannot hear any bass or low mids, the sound image is fairly suitable and reproduces particularly voices very well.

External audio devices can be connected via the 3.5-mm audio port or Bluetooth 5.0 to the smartphone. Conveniently, headphones are included in the box of the Galaxy A41.

Speaker test: Pink Noise
Speaker test: Pink Noise
Measurements of the audio port
Measurements of the audio port (SNR: 63.04 dBFS)
Measurements of the audio port: Pink Noise
Measurements of the audio port: Pink Noise
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.829.42519.626.33123.9254024.324.75030.533.46318.726.88020.422.510018.621.412517.517.416019.532.920019.239.425016.448.331515.254.340014.25750014.760.463013.862.580014.667100014.168.6125013.568.4160014.473.1200013.976.5250013.878.4315013.873.7400014.772.4500014.275.4630014.473.7800014.974.6100001563.41250015.152.31600015.350.1SPL26.585.5N0.859.7median 14.7median 63.4Delta0.813.44342.539.141.432.933.738.836.342.237.832.43126.725.525.92529.226.824.936.320.141.819.144.918.950.918.557.219.560.417.165.416.167.716.272.215.673.216.472.91771.416.370.115.36515.463.215.268.715.272.315.475.915.565.315.448.215.545.967.173.666.728.782.620.828.218.51.253.1median 16.3median 652.412.132.827.426.227.423.322.921.9252825.819.924.419.125.519.928.616.53919.64917.549.317.54813.951.513.952.815.858.815.260.71466.31468.613.97213.473.913.874.614.375.91477.114.576.914.677.914.57614.772.615.166.51558.314.847.126.586.40.862.5median 14.6median 66.3112.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A41Samsung Galaxy A40Apple iPhone SE 2020
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A41 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.9% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 71% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 81% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A40 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 53% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 70% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple iPhone SE 2020 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.3% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 35% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 59% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - Almost 11 hours of web surfing are possible

Power Consumption

The Samsung smartphone consumes a maximum of 4.97 watts under load, which makes it fairly efficient. Among the comparison devices, it is only surpassed by the Google Pixel 3a, which is even more efficient. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.96 / 1.57 / 1.61 Watt
Load midlight 2.93 / 4.97 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Samsung Galaxy A41
3500 mAh
Google Pixel 3a
3000 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
3340 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A40
3100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A51
4000 mAh
Apple iPhone SE 2020
1822 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio P65
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
12%
-36%
-48%
-25%
18%
0%
-18%
Idle Minimum *
0.96
0.61
36%
0.95
1%
0.8
17%
0.9
6%
0.44
54%
0.96
-0%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=859)
8%
Idle Average *
1.57
1.56
1%
2.1
-34%
1.4
11%
1.7
-8%
1.56
1%
1.57
-0%
1.751 (0.6 - 6.2, n=858)
-12%
Idle Maximum *
1.61
1.6
1%
2.4
-49%
2.3
-43%
1.8
-12%
1.63
-1%
1.61
-0%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=859)
-26%
Load Average *
2.93
2.67
9%
4.2
-43%
7.4
-153%
5.2
-77%
2.32
21%
2.93
-0%
4.09 (0.8 - 10.8, n=853)
-40%
Load Maximum *
4.97
4.33
13%
7.7
-55%
8.6
-73%
6.6
-33%
4.12
17%
4.97
-0%
6.03 (1.2 - 14.2, n=853)
-21%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Galaxy A41 is able to achieve a good battery life with its 3500-mAh battery, with the runtime being almost the same as that of the Galaxy A51. During the simulated web surfing, it lasts for almost 11 hours, and when playing an H.264 video even more than 16.5 hours. This is sufficient to beat the Galaxy A40, whose battery life is not much worse, though.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
30h 43min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
10h 50min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
16h 38min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 28min