The Samsung Galaxy F62 is a brand new mid-range smartphone, and solely the second mannequin within the just lately launched F collection. Samsung is closely advertising the processing energy of this telephone because it has used its previous-generation flagship SoC, final seen within the Galaxy Note 10/ Note 10+ for this mannequin which is priced a lot decrease. It’s transfer, regardless that Samsung is taking part in catch-up to firms comparable to Realme and Xiaomi, which have been utilizing premium SoCs in mid-range telephones for a very long time. Still, higher late than by no means.
Besides the highly effective processor within the Galaxy F62, you additionally get an AMOLED show, set of cameras, and an enormous 7000mAh battery, all for a beginning value of Rs. 23,999. It’s time to see how the Galaxy F62 stacks up towards the competitors, each from different producers and from Samsung’s personal secure.
Samsung Galaxy F62 value and variants
The Samsung Galaxy F62 is accessible in two variants in India: 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 23,999, and 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 25,999. It’s accessible in three colors, Laser Blue, Laser Black, and Laser Green, and the interior storage is expandable due to the devoted microSD card slot within the dual-SIM tray. Samsung despatched me the 6GB variant for this assessment, within the Laser Blue trim.
Samsung Galaxy F62 design
The Galaxy F62 appears to be like good. The blue color regularly transitions to silver in direction of the underside of the rear panel. The again and body are constructed from plastic however this telephone nonetheless manages to really feel sturdy. However, the shiny plastic again picked up scuff marks throughout the first few hours of utilizing it. There’s no case within the field, which is one thing Samsung ought to have offered.
From the again, the Samsung Galaxy F62 appears to be like distinctive for a Samsung telephone. However behind these beauty adjustments, the scale are literally similar to these of the Samsung Galaxy M51 (Review). It’s a thick telephone at 9.5mm, and it is heavier than the Galaxy M51 at 218g. Even the button placement and port structure are related. You get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack beside the USB Type-C port on the backside.
The show specs are kind of similar to these of the Galaxy M51 too. It’s a 6.7-inch, full-HD+ Super AMOLED Plus panel with a 60Hz refresh fee. Considering that it isn’t unusual to discover a 90Hz refresh fee and even an in-display fingerprint sensor in telephones that price quite a bit much less, I’m upset that the Galaxy F62 has neither. You do get a hole-punch cutout within the top-centre of the show, which gives limitless prospects for utilizing artistic wallpapers.
Samsung Galaxy F62 specs and software program
As I discussed earlier, the spotlight of the Samsung Galaxy F62 is the Exynos 9825 SoC. We’ve seen it simply deal with a QHD+ decision show and 4K 60fps video recording within the Galaxy Note 10+, so the comparatively modest options of the Galaxy F62 shouldn’t pose a lot of a problem. The telephone additionally has dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5, NFC for Samsung Pay, and the usual suite of sensors and geo-positioning programs for navigation. The Galaxy F62 is a 4G-only telephone however this should not actually deter you from contemplating it, since 5G will not be but a actuality in India.
The Samsung Galaxy F62 runs the corporate’s newest Android pores and skin referred to as One UI (3.1), which is predicated on Android 11. It’s good to see the newest model of Android being provided out of the field, reasonably than having to attend for an replace. It’s just about the identical expertise you’d get with any Samsung telephone launched previously 12 months or so. There are a mixture of Samsung and Google apps preloaded, together with others comparable to Netflix.
The interface is clear and comparatively free from undesirable spammy notifications, offered you’ve got made the acutely aware effort to uncheck the packing containers for receiving advertising info throughout preliminary setup or once you open a few of Samsung’s apps for the very first time. Sadly, advertisements appear to be current within the climate and Game Launcher apps, which is one thing I seen even on the flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra (Review). These aren’t too intrusive, however promoting in inventory apps is certainly not one thing we must always need to stay with.
Samsung Galaxy F62 efficiency and battery life
It’s been a few week since I began testing and utilizing the Samsung Galaxy F62, and general, I’ve not had any main complaints. The vivid show and actually robust battery life are two issues that basically stand out. Samsung’s AMOLED panels are among the many finest within the business, and the one used on the Galaxy F62 has wonderful brightness and superb color saturation. The default color profile was a bit jarring at first however I obtained used to it. You have the choice to tweak the colors within the software program.
Battery life is one other huge win for the Samsung Galaxy F62. It has a 7,000mAh battery, identical to the Galaxy M51, and comes with a USB Type-C 25W quick charger within the field. The telephone simply lasted me shut to 2 full days even with heavy utilization, which was spectacular. The Galaxy F62 additionally ran for a stable 25 hours in our HD video loop check. Even with 25W charging, it takes round two hours to completely cost this telephone, which is not notably fast however even an incomplete cost will go a great distance.
Samsung’s newest Android pores and skin coupled with the highly effective SoC makes for a easy utilization expertise. One UI appears to be like slick, switching between apps is snappy, and the telephone would not warmth up with common use. Games run simply wonderful too. Titles comparable to CSR Racing 2 and Call of Duty: Mobile look nice and run properly.
You can set up plugins within the One UI Game Launcher for displaying temperature and framerate stats in video games, and there is additionally the flexibility to dam notifications with Priority Mode. Playing taxing 3D video games does trigger the again of the telephone to get heat however I by no means seen any insufferable ranges of warmth. The telephone can get momentarily sluggish if you happen to try to instantly change to a different app after a protracted gaming session, however this wasn’t a constant situation.
While I do want Samsung had given us an in-display fingerprint sensor, the capacitive one works simply wonderful. Face recognition works properly too, though it isn’t as fast as utilizing the fingerprint sensor. The single speaker is decently loud however you are higher off utilizing headphones because the Dolby Atmos enhancement sounds actually good, for each wired and wi-fi headphones. Thanks to good viewing angles, the Samsung Galaxy F62 can also be nice for media consumption. Videos look superb and the telephone can stream HDR movies off YouTube too, regardless that Samsung would not promote HDR as a supported characteristic.
Samsung Galaxy F62 cameras
The cameras on the Galaxy F62 have been borrowed from the Galaxy M51 too. At the again, we now have a 64-megapixel major digicam, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide digicam, and two 5-megapixel cameras for depth sensing and macro photographs respectively. In the entrance, there is a 32-megapixel selfie digicam. The digicam options are additionally strikingly related between the 2 telephones, other than minor variations comparable to 480fps slow-motion recording on the Galaxy F62 versus 240fps on the Galaxy M51. What’s stunning is that there are not any 60fps video recording choices at any of the resolutions, for the entrance or rear cameras.
In the daytime, the primary and ultra-wide cameras on the Samsung Galaxy F62 seize good high quality photographs. Photos captured with each these cameras have very related color tones and HDR balances exposures very properly. You can count on minor barrel distortion with the Ultra-wide digicam. Details in low-light pictures aren’t the very best, however Night mode helps enhance this a bit.
Close-ups have superb element with a pure background blur. Even photographs taken indoors at evening are usually clear with good colors, however lack good element. The macro digicam does a surprisingly good job in the course of the day nevertheless it’s finest prevented in conditions with out ample gentle. Portrait mode works properly too, and also you get numerous background filters to play with. There are a tonne of different capturing modes on supply comparable to Single Take, Portrait Video, Pro, AR Doodle, and many others, which we have seen in lots of different latest Samsung telephones too.
Videos shot at 4K with the first and ultra-wide cameras are stabilised and picture high quality is nice. You can change between the primary and ultra-wide cameras whereas recording too. Enabling Super Steady mode gives the very best stabilisation, however at a slight price to picture high quality since this makes use of the ultra-wide digicam to file. Videos shot in low gentle are usually grainy and particulars are weak.
The entrance digicam captures handsome selfies beneath pure gentle. You can apply numerous magnificence filters however these are finest left unused in my view. 4K selfie movies look respectable too, however these aren’t stabilised. Selfies shot beneath synthetic gentle have been fairly disappointing, as most of them had unnatural pores and skin tones.
All the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy F62 do above-average jobs when capturing in daylight. Low-light efficiency is a bit weak, particularly on the subject of movies.
The launch of the Samsung Galaxy F62 has basically killed off a lot of the attraction that the Galaxy M51 has thus far had, in my view. For about Rs. 2,000 extra for both variant, the Galaxy F62 gives a a lot quicker SoC and Android 11, plus precisely the identical different options which are provided within the Galaxy M51. While the Galaxy F62 performs properly general, battery life is an space the place it actually excels. If you need a telephone that may simply final for greater than a day even with very rigorous utilization, it is best to take into account it.
On the opposite hand, there is no scarcity of fine smartphones beneath Rs. 25,000 lately. MediaTek’s new Dimensity SoCs are undoubtedly value keeping track of, and should not solely 5G-ready however supply very aggressive efficiency to Samsung’s Exynos 9825 SoC. Qualcomm’s mid-range 5G choices are equally environment friendly. The Realme X7 5G, OnePlus Nord, and Xiaomi Mi 10i are a few of the noteworthy choices on this value class. These telephones won’t have the identical marathon battery life because the Galaxy F62, however they do supply helpful options comparable to 5G, quicker charging, in-display fingerprint sensors, and high-refresh-rate shows.