Samsung is slowly but steadily expanding its new F-Series Galaxy phones, which until now consisted only of Galaxy F41. The new arrival in the series is called Samsung Galaxy F62, which is positioned in a higher price segment. The goal of the Galaxy F62 is to deliver a true mid-range SoC in the mid-range, which is why Samsung chose its Exynos 9825 SoC from Galaxy Note 10+ (Review) as a central part for this smartphone.
With a starting price of Rs. 23,999, Samsung Galaxy F62 promises true performance at a leading level compared to the current competition. I spent some time with the new smartphone and here are my first impressions of the Galaxy F62.
Let’s start with the name. The “F62” monitor should mean a jump in performance and performance compared to the Galaxy F41, although the exact reasoning behind the choice of number 62 is unclear. Then there are similarities between it and Samsung’s own Galaxy M51, which is also in this price range. We’ll get to that in a moment.
Samsung Galaxy F62 comes in a rather small looking box. Inside you get a USB cable from Type-C to Type-C, which is interesting to see in a mid-range phone. Samsung still includes a fast charger for its mid-range phones, unlike its 2021 flagships. There is no case in the box, which is a pity, because the polycarbonate back catches scratches very easily.
This brings us to the design of the Samsung Galaxy F62, which looks neat. The laser blue coating I have looks striking, although the glossy coating attracts fingerprints the moment you touch it. It also feels very sturdy, but is also a boisterous and heavy smartphone, with a thickness of 9.5 mm and a weight of 218 grams. Despite the large width, the impact of the camera still comes out a little.
The display is a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus panel, with a cut of hope and full HD + resolution. Outside the box, the display is too vivid and the colors are oversaturated for my taste, but you can adjust this in the Settings app. The Samsung Galaxy F62 misses several display features offered by the competition, such as the display’s fingerprint sensor and high refresh rate. You get a capacitive side-mounted fingerprint sensor (in the power button) and a standard refresh rate of 60Hz. Samsung hopes its flagship SoC will make up for it.
The Exynos 9825 is undoubtedly a powerful chip, and while we won’t go into the performance aspect of this piece as I still have to test it, rest assured that there will be no power shortage if our experience with the Galaxy Note 10+ was something which we had to go through. Samsung offers two options, 6GB of Rs on Rs. 23,999 and 8 GB RAM at Rs. 25,999, both of which have 128 GB of storage. The latter can be expanded via a special microSD card slot in the SIM card tray. Samsung Galaxy F62 works with One UI 3.1, which is based on Android 11 and the experience so far is similar to that of Galaxy S21 Ultra (Review).
Another big highlight and reason why this phone is so thick is the massive 7000 mAh battery. Just like the Galaxy M51, the Galaxy F62 should be able to provide a suitable two-day battery life. There is also support for 25W fast charging.
Finishing the Galaxy F62 are the cameras, which are once again very similar to Galaxy M51 (Review) on paper. It has a 32-megapixel selfie camera, and at the back you get a basic 64-megapixel camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and two 5-megapixel cameras for in-depth and macro duties. Samsung has also added several leading camera features, such as Single Take, which uses the camera’s AI to take multiple photos from different lenses and automatically apply filters, create GIF files, etc. by simply pressing the shutter once.
Obviously there are still a lot of tests to be done on the camera, so be sure to check again for my full review coming soon. Based on what I’ve used and seen so far, Samsung Galaxy F62 looks like a Galaxy M51 with a more powerful SoC. This can be good for those who want more productivity but don’t want to spend much more. However, does the flagship SoC scam excuse Samsung to offer other useful features such as a fingerprint sensor on the display or a refresh rate of 90 Hz? Tell us what you think about this decision in the comments.
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