It’s raining smartphones in the Indian market especially in the mid-range segment. With multiple new launches in the segment every week, prospective buyers are often in a fix while making a buying decision. The competition in the sub 20000 segment recently heated up after Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy F41 to take on the POCO X3 and Realme 7. These smartphones are priced around a mark of Rs. 17,000, and you should consider these smartphones in case you’re looking to purchase a new smartphone this festive season. In this post, let us compare these three smartphones and see which one should you prefer based on your priorities.
Samsung Galaxy F41 vs Realme 7 vs POCO X3: Price In India
Samsung Galaxy F41 is priced at Rs. 16,999 for 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant, and the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant costs Rs. 17,999. Realme 7 comes in two variants, the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 14,999, while the higher 128GB storage variant with 8GB RAM costs Rs. 16,999. POCO X3 retails in three memory configurations in the country, the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant priced at INR 16,999, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage costs INR 18,499, while the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant retails for INR 19,999.
Samsung Galaxy F41 vs Realme 7 vs POCO X3: Design
All three devices have a modern-looking bezel-less front but the Samsung Galaxy F41 features an Infinity-U shape notch compared to the punch-hole on the Realme 7 and POCO X3. All three devices feature a polycarbonate back with different finishes. Samsung Galaxy F41 comes in Fusion Blue, Fusion Black, and Fusion Green colors, Realme 7 in Mist Blue, and Mist White colors, while the POCO X3 retails in Shadow Grey, and Cobalt Blue color variants.
Samsung Galaxy F41 vs Realme 7 vs POCO X3: Display
Samsung Galaxy F41 features a 6.4-inch FHD+ sAMOLED display with a resolution of 2340×1080, and 420nits peak brightness. Realme 7 packs a 6.5-inch FHD+ panel with a resolution of 2400 × 1080 resulting in a pixel density of 405ppi, while POCO X3 has a 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD panel with a resolution of 2400×1080. Realme 7 and POCO X3 feature a higher refresh rate display with 90Hz and 120Hz refresh rate respectively. Samsung Galaxy F41 and Realme 7 come with Corning Gorilla Glass protection while the POCO X3 has superior Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Samsung Galaxy F41 vs Realme 7 vs POCO X3: Performance
Coming to the performance, Samsung Galaxy F41 packs Exynos 9611 built on a 10nm process, Realme 7 packs a MediaTek Helio G95 SoC built on a 12nm process, while POCO X3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G built on 8nm process. The graphics duties on the Galaxy F41 are handled by Mali-G72 GPU, Mali-G76 GPU on the Realme 7, while the POCO X3 has Adreno 618 GPU. Realme has added carbon fiber cooling on Realme 7, while the POCO X3 has liquid cooling. All three devices feature LPDDR4X RAM coupled with UFS 2.1 storage along with a dedicated Micro-SD card slot.
Samsung Galaxy F41 vs Realme 7 vs POCO X3: Camera
Coming to the optics, all three devices offer a high resolution 64MP rear camera setup. The primary sensor Realme 7 and POCO X3 is a Sony IMX682 primary sensor. Samsung Galaxy F41 packs a triple-rear camera setup, while the Realme 7 and POCO X3 come with quad-rear camera setup. The primary sensor on the Galaxy F41 gets accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 123° field-of-view and a 5MP depth sensor. The primary sensor on the Realme 7 comes with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 119° field-of-view and f/2.3 aperture, a 2MP B&W portrait camera, and a 2MP macro sensor. The primary sensor on the POCO X3 comes with f/1.89 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 119° field-of-view and f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor.
On the selfie side, the Samsung Galaxy F41 sports a 32MP sensor. Realme 7 features a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor with f/2.1 aperture, while the POCO X3 has a 20MP shooter on the front.
Samsung Galaxy F41 vs Realme 7 vs POCO X3: Battery and Charging
Samsung Galaxy F41 and POCO X3 pack a 6,000mAh battery with support for 15W and 33W fast charging respectively. While the Realme 7 has a 5000mAh battery with 30W DART charging support. All three devices come with a USB Type-C port for charging.
Samsung Galaxy F41 vs Realme 7 vs POCO X3: Verdict
Going by the on-paper specifications, POCO X3 looks like more value for money offering amongst the above-mentioned devices. POCO X3 also comes with a 120Hz display, IP53 water-resistant rating, and dual stereo setup, which the other two devices lack. Samsung Galaxy F41 is the only device amongst the trio to pack an AMOLED display compared to the LCD on the other two devices.