The new Samsung Galaxy F62 from Samsung is the second device in the F-series, consisting only of the Galaxy F41 so far. The explanation behind the big numerical leap is only best known by Samsung.
FYI, the first mid-range phone from the company for the year 2021 is the Samsung Galaxy F62. The device doesn’t seem to be the successor of the Galaxy F41 but rather an indirect successor to the Galaxy M51 that was launched last year. Like I said, only Samsung knows the reason to include it in the F series despite the fact that it has many similarities with the M51. For the base model, the Galaxy F62 is priced under $350 and you can see that there’s a small increase in the price of the device when compared with the company’s previous mid-rangers as it brings some design and internal upgrades.
The Samsung Galaxy F62 was launched in India in an online event after a number of previews for the previous few days. A huge 7,000mAh battery, a huge super AMOLED screen, 64MP quad cameras, and a 32MP selfie shooter are bundled in the Samsung Galaxy F62. Even so, in terms of performance, the Galaxy F62 is operated by the Exynos 9825 flagship-grade processor, which is faster than the Snapdragon 765G.
Display & Design
The Samsung Galaxy F62 sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED+ display with 393PPI pixel density, 420 nits peak brightness, and a standard refresh rate of 60Hz. The display is very similar to the Galaxy M51 and as usual, the display of the F62 is very clean and supports HDR10 and certification for Widevine L1. The display brightness is also enough to use the phone outside without having any issue. However, it is a 60Hz panel, unlike the OnePlus Nord which comes with a 90Hz display, and this feels like a downgrade.
The Samsung Galaxy F62 also shares the design language of the Galaxy M series, which, with a few slight changes and different colorways, is almost identical to the Galaxy M51. There are three color choices available for the Galaxy F62 – Laser Green, Laser Gray, and Blue.
Apart from the claim that the Samsung Galaxy F62 is a fingerprint and stain magnet, if you plan to purchase it, we advise you to purchase the black version, in fact, the longitudinal strip pattern looks elegant on the black version.
The quad cameras are mounted inside a square-shaped module on the back, whereas the LED flash is mounted just outside of the module. Just like what most mid-rangers offer, the device comes with a middle punch-hole cutout on the front with an Infinity-O monitor while the microphone is mounted inside the top bezel. You get volume rockers and the power button on the right on which the fingerprint sensor is intergrated into the power button.
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The phone has four cameras on the back which consist s of a 64MP (f/1.8) primary lens, a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens with a 123-degree field of view, a 5MP (f/2.2) macro lens, and a 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor. The 32MP (f/2.0) front-facing camera on Samsung’s mid-range smartphone lineup is becoming popular. The configuration of the camera isn’t distinct from what we’ve seen on the Galaxy M51, so the quality of the image is very identical.
The main 64MP camera is particularly capable of handling clean outdoor shots. The depth is clearly noticeable in pictures, especially when taking a picture of a sunset. When shooting landscapes, the ultrawide camera also comes in very handy. Also, the shots of the portrait mode also turned out well.
Samsung has also introduced many flagship camera features, such as Single Take, which uses the AI of the camera to capture multiple stills from different lenses and apply filters automatically by pressing the shutter once.
Performance & software
The device is powered by the Exynos 9825 SoC, which, instead of the regular 6-2, uses the 4-2-2 core architecture. That’s 4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.95Ghz for greater efficiency, 2x Cortex-A75 @ 2.4GHz for optimal performance, and 2x Exynos M4 @ 2.73GHz. That’s a huge amount of performance loaded into a 7nm chip and Samsung claims that even the most powerful mid-rangers, including those powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 like the OnePlus Nord, can not outperform it.
The flagship performance claims from Samsung are right, although they are for devices released two years ago. The only downside here is that it doesn’t have an integrated 5G modem, however, it can be coupled.
In terms of the Android version, Samsung has done a decent job here. Based on OneUI 3.1, the Galaxy F62 runs on the latest Android 11. Features such as Google Discover feed integration, Google Home smart controls under ‘Devices’ in fast settings, privacy features such as removing location data before uploading an image, and a bunch of camera improvements is included in the latest version of OneUI skin.
Samsung has been one of the few OEMs to be proactive in terms of Android updates in the past year or so. The device feels better and quicker with the new OneUI 3.1. A few applications that can be uninstalled are pre-installed. Onboard, there is also Samsung Pay that uses NFC for payments.
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One of Samsung Galaxy F62’s major selling points happens to be its huge 7000mAh battery. As far as I know, there is really no other device with a battery of this size in the mid-range segment, and Samsung is aiming to really profit on that.
You can watch Netflix on this phone for 2 hours or more and you’ll just lose 15 percent of your battery. The phone will last you for two days of continuous use, which is very amazing. Even though the phone will last for a very long time, charging time is where there is a little problem. The massive 7000mAh battery supports fast charging of up to 25W, which means it takes almost three hours to completely charge this device. Luckily, in the box you get a 25W fast charger, so that’s a huge benefit.
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|Announced Date||15th February 2021|
|Release Date||22nd February 2021|
|Dimensions||163.9 x 76.3 x 9.5 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.7 inches Super AMOLED+|
60Hz refresh rate
Typical Brightness: 420nit
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Pixel Density||393 PPI|
|Software||Android 11; OneUI 3.1|
|Chipset||Exynos 9825 (7 nm)|
64 MP (f/1.8) Wide lens
12 MP (f/2.2) Ultrawide
5 MP (f/2.4) Macro lens
5 MP (f/2.4) depth sensor
Supports [email protected],
[email protected] video recording
|32 MP (f/2.0)|
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
Supports nano SIM + nano SIM
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi-Direct, BT 5.0|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 7,000 mAh|
-USB: Tyoe-C 2.0, USB OTG
-Fast battery charging: Yes (25 W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Reverse charging: Yes
|Colors||Laser Green, Laser Gray, Laser Blue|
|Price||Starts from $330 ~ N125,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Samsung Galaxy F62 price in Nigeria & availability
In India, the latest Samsung galaxy F62 was released at a price of ₹ 23999.00. Laser Green, Laser Gray, and Laser Blue color options are available for the handset. There are no details as at the time of writing this post as to whether or not this phone will be released in Nigeria. However, we expect it to be available by April with a price range of N145,000 – N150,000.
It seems clear that, as far as battery life is concerned, the F62 has no competition in almost any segment. The device is definitely heavy, but it can act as a power bank at the same time. Samsung did well to power the F62 using the Exynos 9825, and the device can handle heavy games and multitasking. Daylight photography is also a powerful match for the device, but almost all phones in its category do the job well, so it depends on the preference of users.
The only big concern you may encounter is the quality of the camera, which may be due to personal preference but one thing for sure is that the same camera setup that you’ll find on other devices with a similar price range won’t provide a much better image quality than this one. Also, another issue is the absence of 5G connectivity and this can’t be overlooked by some users who want a future prove phone or those who already have 5G connectivity in their area.
This phone goes head-to-head with the OnePlus Nord at the same price range, and we believe that the Galaxy F62 is a worthy contender.
Should you buy it?
If anyone asks me whether they should purchase the Samsung Galaxy F62 or not, I will always tell them to go for it, and my reason for saying “Yes” is that the Galaxy F62 has a lot to offer for a price tag of ~N125,000. A good display, massive battery, a premium design, and performance that counts are all provided by this device.