Samsung Galaxy F62 Review: End of the Line for the Galaxy M51?

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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 and marketing 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 is a good transfer, regardless that Samsung is taking part in catch-up to corporations akin to Realme and Xiaomi, which have been utilizing premium SoCs in mid-range telephones for a very long time. Nonetheless, higher late than by no means.

Moreover the highly effective processor within the Galaxy F62, you additionally get an AMOLED show, a superb set of cameras, and a large 7000mAh battery, all for a beginning value of Rs. 23,999. It is 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 out there 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 is out there in three colors, Laser Blue, Laser Black, and Laser Inexperienced, and the inner storage is expandable due to the devoted microSD card slot within the dual-SIM tray. Samsung despatched me the 6GB variant for this overview, within the Laser Blue trim.

Samsung Galaxy F62 design

The Galaxy F62 appears good. The blue color steadily 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. Nonetheless, the shiny plastic again picked up scuff marks inside the first few hours of utilizing it. There is no case within the field, which is one thing Samsung ought to have supplied.

From the again, the Samsung Galaxy F62 appears distinctive for a Samsung telephone. Nonetheless behind these beauty adjustments, the scale are literally an identical to these of the Samsung Galaxy M51 (Review). It is a thick telephone at 9.5mm, and it is heavier than the Galaxy M51 at 218g. Even the button placement and port format are related. You get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack beside the USB Sort-C port on the backside.

The Samsung Galaxy F62 makes use of a capacitive fingerprint sensor relatively than an in-display sensor

 

The show specs are roughly an identical to these of the Galaxy M51 too. It is a 6.7-inch, full-HD+ Tremendous AMOLED Plus panel with a 60Hz refresh charge. Contemplating that it is not unusual to discover a 90Hz refresh charge and even an in-display fingerprint sensor in telephones that value rather a lot much less, I am disillusioned that the Galaxy F62 has neither. You do get a hole-punch cutout within the top-centre of the show, which affords countless potentialities for utilizing inventive 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 have seen it simply deal with a QHD+ decision show and 4K 60fps video recording within the Galaxy Notice 10+, so the comparatively modest options of the Galaxy F62 mustn’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 techniques 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 is good to see the newest model of Android being supplied out of the field, relatively than having to attend for an replace. It is just about the identical expertise you’d get with any Samsung telephone launched up to now 12 months or so. There are a mixture of Samsung and Google apps preloaded, together with others akin to Netflix.

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One UI 3.1 appears good and runs effectively on the Samsung Galaxy F62

 

The interface is clear and comparatively free from undesirable spammy notifications, supplied you’ve got made the acutely aware effort to uncheck the packing containers for receiving advertising and marketing data throughout preliminary setup or while you open a few of Samsung’s apps for the very first time. Sadly, adverts appear to be current within the climate and Recreation Launcher apps, which is one thing I observed 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 should dwell with.

Samsung Galaxy F62 efficiency and battery life

It has been a couple of week since I began testing and utilizing the Samsung Galaxy F62, and total, I’ve not had any main complaints. The vivid show and actually sturdy battery life are two issues that basically stand out. Samsung’s AMOLED panels are among the many greatest within the trade, 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 may have the choice to tweak the colors within the software program.

Battery life is one other massive win for the Samsung Galaxy F62. It has a 7,000mAh battery, similar to the Galaxy M51, and comes with a USB Sort-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 take a look at. 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.

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The Exynos 9825 SoC within the Samsung Galaxy F62 is nice for enjoying video games

 

Samsung’s newest Android pores and skin coupled with the highly effective SoC makes for a easy utilization expertise. One UI appears slick, switching between apps is snappy, and the telephone does not warmth up with common use. Video games run simply tremendous too. Titles akin to CSR Racing 2 and Name of Obligation: Cellular look nice and run effectively.

You possibly can set up plugins within the One UI Recreation Launcher for displaying temperature and framerate stats in video games, and there is additionally the flexibility to dam notifications with Precedence Mode. Enjoying taxing 3D video games does trigger the again of the telephone to get heat however I by no means observed any insufferable ranges of warmth. The telephone can get momentarily sluggish in case you attempt to instantly swap to a different app after a protracted gaming session, however this wasn’t a constant problem.

Whereas I do want Samsung had given us an in-display fingerprint sensor, the capacitive one works simply tremendous. Face recognition works effectively too, though it is not as fast as utilizing the fingerprint sensor. The only 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. Because of good viewing angles, the Samsung Galaxy F62 can be nice for media consumption. Movies look superb and the telephone can stream HDR movies off YouTube too, regardless that Samsung does not promote HDR as a supported characteristic.

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The cameras on the Samsung Galaxy F62 are good for daylight taking pictures, however battle in low mild

 

Samsung Galaxy F62 cameras

The cameras on the Galaxy F62 have been borrowed from the Galaxy M51 too. On the again, we now have a 64-megapixel major digital camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide digital camera, and two 5-megapixel cameras for depth sensing and macro photographs respectively. Within the entrance, there is a 32-megapixel selfie digital camera. The digital camera options are additionally strikingly related between the 2 telephones, aside from minor variations akin 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.

Within the daytime, the primary and ultra-wide cameras on the Samsung Galaxy F62 seize good high quality photos. Photographs captured with each these cameras have very related color tones and HDR balances exposures very effectively. You possibly can count on minor barrel distortion with the Extremely-wide digital camera. Particulars in low-light images aren’t one of the best, however Evening mode helps enhance this a bit.

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Shut-ups have superb element with a pure background blur. Even photographs taken indoors at night time are typically clear with good colors, however lack good element. The macro digital camera does a surprisingly good job through the day but it surely’s greatest prevented in conditions with out ample mild. Portrait mode works effectively too, and also you get varied background filters to play with. There are a tonne of different taking pictures modes on supply akin to Single Take, Portrait Video, Professional, AR Doodle, and so on, which we have seen in lots of different latest Samsung telephones too.

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Samsung Galaxy F62 low-light digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

Movies shot at 4K with the first and ultra-wide cameras are stabilised and picture high quality is nice. You possibly can swap between the primary and ultra-wide cameras whereas recording too. Enabling Tremendous Regular mode offers one of the best stabilisation, however at a slight value to picture high quality since this makes use of the ultra-wide digital camera to document. Movies shot in low mild are typically grainy and particulars are weak.

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The entrance digital camera captures handsome selfies below pure mild. You possibly can apply varied magnificence filters however these are greatest left unused for my part. 4K selfie movies look first rate too, however these aren’t stabilised. Selfies shot below synthetic mild have been fairly disappointing, as most of them had unnatural pores and skin tones.

All of the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy F62 do above-average jobs when taking pictures in daylight. Low-light efficiency is somewhat weak, particularly relating to movies.

Verdict

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy F62 has basically killed off a lot of the enchantment that the Galaxy M51 has up to now had, for my part. For about Rs. 2,000 extra for both variant, the Galaxy F62 affords a a lot sooner SoC and Android 11, plus precisely the identical different options which can be supplied within the Galaxy M51. Whereas the Galaxy F62 performs effectively total, battery life is an space the place it actually excels. If you’d like a telephone that may simply final for greater than a day even with very rigorous utilization, you must think about it.

Alternatively, there is no scarcity of excellent smartphones below Rs. 25,000 nowadays. MediaTek’s new Dimensity SoCs are positively value maintaining a tally of, and aren’t 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 among the noteworthy choices on this value class. These telephones may not have the identical marathon battery life because the Galaxy F62, however they do supply helpful options akin to 5G, sooner charging, in-display fingerprint sensors, and high-refresh-rate shows.

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