Best Samsung Galaxy F62 Review: End Of Line for the Samsung Galaxy M51

Samsung Galaxy F62 Review: Samsung’s latest battery champ is just what you would expect. The Samsung Galaxy F62 smartphone is a mid-range model and the second in the newly introduced F series.

Samsung is heavily marketing this phone’s processing power since it used its flagship SoC from the Galaxy Note 10/ Note 10+, which was much cheaper.

This is a great move even though Samsung is still behind companies like Realme and Xiaomi who have used premium SoCs in midrange phones for years. It’s better to be late than never.

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

The Galaxy F62 has a powerful processor, an AMOLED screen, good cameras, and a huge 7000mAh battery. All this for Rs. 23,999 We are now able to compare the Galaxy F62 against other manufacturers as well as the Samsung stable.

Samsung Galaxy F62 Prices and Variants

Two variants of the Samsung Galaxy F62 are available in India: 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for. 8GB RAM and 128GB storage for Rs. 23,999 and Rs. 25,999 The device is available in Laser Blue, Laser Black and Laser Green. It also has an expandable internal storage that can be expanded by using the microSD card slot located in the dual-SIM tray. For this review, Samsung provided me with the 6GB version in Laser Blue.

Samsung Galaxy F62 Design

The Galaxy F62 looks great. The bottom portion of the rear panel changes from blue to silver. Although the back and frame of this phone are made from plastic, it feels sturdy. The glossy plastic back started to show signs of wear after just a few hours. Samsung should have included a case in the box.

The Samsung Galaxy F62’s back looks very unique for a Samsung smartphone. Despite these cosmetic differences, the dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy F62 are identical to the Samsung Galaxy M51.

The phone measures 9.5mm thick and weighs 218g more than the Galaxy M51. The button placement and layout of the ports are identical. The bottom of the USB Type C port has a USB Type-C connector and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The specifications of the Galaxy M51’s display are almost identical. It is a full-HD+ Super-AMOLED Plus panel measuring 6.7 inches with a 60Hz refresh. It’s not unusual to find a phone with a 90Hz refreshrate or an in-display fingerprint scanner for a much lower price, so I am disappointed that the Galaxy F62 doesn’t have either. The display has a hole-punch cutout at the top-centre, which allows for endless creative wallpaper possibilities.

Software and Specifications for Samsung Galaxy F62

The Exynos 9825 SoC is the main feature of the Samsung Galaxy F62, as I have already mentioned. The Galaxy F62’s relatively modest features should not be a problem. It can handle both a QHD+ resolution screen and 4K 60fps video recording in a Galaxy Note 10+.

It also features dual-band Wi Fi ac, Bluetooth 5 and NFC for Samsung Pay. The standard suite of sensors, geo-positioning and navigation systems are all included. Although the Galaxy F62 is only 4G capable, this should not deter you from considering it as 5G is still not a reality in India.

Samsung Galaxy F62 uses the latest Android skin, One UI (3.1), from the company. It is based on Android 11. It’s refreshing to have the most recent version of Android available straight out of the box. This is the exact same experience as any Samsung phone that was released within the last year. You can choose from a variety of Samsung and Google apps, as well as other apps such Netflix.

If you have made an effort to remove the boxes that allow you to receive marketing information at initial setup, or when you first open any of Samsung’s apps, the interface is clean and free from spammy notifications.

Unfortunately, advertisements are present in the Game Launcher and Weather apps. This was something that I observed even on my flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra (Review). Although they aren’t intrusive, advertising in stock apps should not be something we have to live with.

Samsung Galaxy F62 Performance & Battery life

Since I began testing the Samsung Galaxy F62 about a week ago, I haven’t had any major issues. Two things that stand out are the vivid display and long battery life. Samsung’s AMOLED panels, which are some of the most advanced in the market, have excellent brightness and good colour saturation. Although the default colour profile was initially a little confusing, I soon got used to it. The software allows you to change the colors.

The Samsung Galaxy F62’s battery life is another major win. The Samsung Galaxy F62 comes with a 7,000mAh battery and a USB Type C 25W fast charger. Even with heavy usage, the phone lasted for close to two days. In our HD video loop test, the Galaxy F62 ran for 25 hours. It takes approximately two hours to fully charge the phone with 25W charging. This isn’t a fast charge, but it will last a lot.

The latest Android skin by Samsung and the powerful SoC make for an enjoyable user experience. The One UI is sleek and easy to use. Switching between apps is quick and simple. You can also play games perfectly. Games like CSR Racing 2 or Call of Duty: Mobile run great.

The One UI Game Launcher can be used to install plugins that display temperature and framerate statistics in games. Priority Mode also allows you to block notifications. While playing 3D games can cause the back to heat up, I have not noticed any extreme heat. Although the phone may be sluggish for a moment if you try to switch apps immediately after a lengthy gaming session, this was not a constant issue.

Although I wish Samsung had an in-display fingerprint scanner, the capacitive one works perfectly. Although face recognition is faster than using the fingerprint sensor, it works just as well. Although the single speaker is loud, headphones are better as Dolby Atmos enhancement makes it sound great.

This applies to both wired and wireless headphones. The Samsung Galaxy F62 has great viewing angles and is ideal for media consumption. The phone can stream HDR videos from YouTube and videos look great, even though Samsung has not yet officially announced it as an option.

Samsung Galaxy F62 Cameras

The Galaxy F62’s cameras were also borrowed from the Galaxy M51. We have a 64-megapixel primary and a 12-megapixel ultra wide camera at the back and two 5-megapixel cameras to take macro shots and depth sensing photos.

The 32-megapixel selfie camera is located at the front. Other than minor differences, the camera features of both phones are strikingly similar. The Galaxy F62 records at 480fps while the Galaxy M51 records at 240fps. Surprisingly, there is no 60fps option for video recording at any resolution for either the rear or front cameras.

The Samsung Galaxy F62’s main and ultra-wide cameras capture high quality images in the daytime. Both cameras capture photos with very similar colours and HDR balanced exposures. The Ultra-wide camera can cause slight barrel distortion. Low-light photos can be difficult to see details, but Night mode improves this.

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

Close-ups are very detailed with a blurred background. Even indoor shots at night can be clean and have good colours but no detail. Although the macro camera is able to do a great job during daylight, it should be avoided when there isn’t enough light.

You have a variety of background filters and portrait mode works well. There are many other shooting modes available, including Single Take, Portrait Video Pro, AR Doodle, Pro, and Pro. We’ve also seen these options on other Samsung phones.

Images shot at 4K using the primary and ultra wide cameras are stabilized and have good quality. While recording, you can switch between main and ultra wide cameras. The best stabilization is achieved by activating Super Steady mode.

However, this comes at a slight loss in image quality as the ultra-wide camera is used to record. Videos shot in low lighting are often grainy and have weak details.

The front camera can capture beautiful selfies in natural light. There are many beauty filters that can be applied, but I think they should be left unattended. Although 4K selfie videos are quite nice, they don’t have the ability to be stabilized.

The majority of selfies taken under artificial lighting were disappointing because they had unnatural skin tones.
The Samsung Galaxy F62’s cameras do a great job shooting in daylight. The low-light performance of the Samsung Galaxy F62 is not great, especially for videos.

Verdict

I believe that the Galaxy M51’s appeal has been largely lost with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy F62. The Galaxy F62 costs Rs. The Galaxy F62 is a faster SoC and Android 11 than the Galaxy M51, with a price tag of Rs. 2,000 less.

The Galaxy F62 is a great phone overall. However, its battery life is where it shines. You should seriously consider this phone if you are looking for a phone that will last more than a day, even under very intense usage.

There are many good smartphones below Rs. These smartphones are available at a price of less than Rs. 25,000. MediaTek’s Dimensity SoCs, which are 5G-ready and offer very comparable performance to Samsung’s Exynos 9925 SoC are worth your attention. The mid-range 5G options from Qualcomm are equally efficient.

These notable offerings include the Realme X7 5G and OnePlus Nord as well as the Xiaomi Mi 10i. Although these phones don’t have the same battery life as the Galaxy F62 in marathon mode, they offer useful features like 5G, faster charging and in-display fingerprint sensor.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Review

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