Samsung Galaxy F62 retails at a very competitive mid-range price in India and will serve as an upgrade to the very popular Galaxy M51 (review). It includes flagship-grade chipset, the latest Android 11 based OneUI 3.1 software, and a massive 7000mAh battery (Samsung Galaxy F62 Review हिंदी में पढ़िए).

Does all this hardware lead to meaningful improvements in practical usage? In our Samsung Galaxy F62 review, we will detail everything we liked about the phone and a few things that we didn’t.

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Samsung Galaxy F62: Price and Specs

ModelSamsung Galaxy F62
Display6.7-inch, AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 (full HD+), Gorilla Glass 3
Dimensions76.3×163.9×9.5mm; Weight: 218g
Chipset7nm octa-core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9825; Mali G76 MP12 GPU
RAM and Storage6GB/8GB + 128GB
Battery7000mAh, 25W fast charging
Rear camera64MP, f/2.0 (primary Sony IMX682)
12MP (ultrawide-angle)
5MP, f/2.2 (depth sensor)
5MP (macro)
480fps slow-motion videos, EIS, UHD videos
Front camera32MP, f/2.0
Price₹23,999 for 6GB +128GB
₹25,999 for 8GB +128GB

Samsung Galaxy F62 Unboxing

Samsung isn’t yet cutting back on charging adaptors for its mid-range phones. There is no protective case or pre-applied screen protector, though. Here’s what consumers will get in the Samsung Galaxy F62 Box:

  • Handset
  • 25W Charging adaptor
  • USB Type C to Type C charging cable
  • SIM ejector tool and documentation

Samsung Galaxy F62 review: Design and build

Galaxy F62 is similar to the Galaxy M51 in terms of design but we did notice a few refinements.

To start with, we must appreciate Samsung’s craftsmanship for the phone manages to accommodate a gigantic 7000mAh battery and yet retain its elegance. Of course, it isn’t slim or feather-light but the heft and size don’t shoot up prohibitively either.

Compared to the Galaxy M51, The glossy plastic back panel now has a shiny gradient and the curve along the side edges is more subdued resulting in a flatter and appealing look. The camera array is now square and no longer sits flush with the casing.

On the front, the AMOLED display dominates. Bezels surrounding it are narrow and mostly uniform.

The fingerprint sensor is on the right edge underneath the volume rocker and it’s easily accessible. All other ports are positioned at the bottom.

The Galaxy F62 is entirely made from polycarbonate and the plastic back it prone to smudges and scratches, so we recommend you put it in a case. Having said that, the phone does feel remarkably solid and durable.

Another good thing is that Samsung includes both the audio jack and expandable storage. Overall, we’d say that the design is as good as it gets for a big battery phone.

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Samsung Galaxy F62 review: Display

Samsung Galaxy F62 has a good quality 6.7-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a centrally-aligned circular notch – most probably the same panel as on the Galaxy M51 (review). The display is also HDR compliant and Full HD streaming is supported on Netflix and Prime videos out of the box.

There is no high-refresh-rate support, though. We think this is an excusable flaw, particularly in the under 25K price segment where a choice between AMOLED and high-refresh-rate is often involved.

The display supports a wide color gamut, has decent outdoor visibility, and wide viewing angles. There are two profiles – Vivid and Natural – where the Natural targets sRGB color gamut. This is a great screen for consuming multimedia content.

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Samsung Galaxy F62 review: Performance and software

Samsung Galaxy F62 is powered by a 7nm Exynos 9825 octa-core chipset with Mali G76 MP12 GPU that was also used in last-to-last year’s Galaxy Note10 series and is comparable to Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G in terms of performance. The phone retails in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, each with 128GB of storage (expandable).

As Samsung claimed, synthetic benchmark performance was a little better than Snapdragon 765G. Storage speeds are also pretty fast.

High-end games we tried ran smooth. Call of duty supports ‘Very High’ graphics at ‘Max’ frame rate, but there was some throttling while playing at maximum settings. Performance is best at ‘High’ graphics and ‘High’ frame rate and there was a 10% battery drop with around 50 minutes of gaming.

Battery drain with intense gaming is slightly steeper than expected, but considering the massive 7000mAh battery on board, you need not worry much.

Day-to-day usage remains perfectly smooth and snappy, and that’s where the Exynos 9825 shines. This is also among the rare few mid-range phones that supports AR Core and Google’s 3D Objects.

The side mounted fingerprint reader is reliable, but since the scan surface area is small, double check that you register your digits properly. Call quality was excellent in our time. We didn’t face any connectivity related issues.

The handset isn’t 5G ready and buyers will be missing out on 5G speeds in the initial wave – which might or might not be a big deal.

Benchmark Scores:

  • Geekbench 5 single-core – 780
  • Geekbench 5 multi-core – 2018
  • PC Mark Work 2.0 – 7095
  • 3D Mark Wildlife – 3314
  • Androbench Randon Read – 157.07 MB/s
  • Androbench Random write – 174.75 MB/s

The software is Android 11 based OneUI 3.1 and we’d say this is one of the best software experiences you can get in the under 25K price range. The interface is not bloatware-free or anywhere close to stock Android, but the skin is well designed and quite intuitive. Pre-installed third-party apps can be uninstalled. Samsung Pay (NFC) and Knox security have also made the cut.

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Samsung Galaxy F62 review: Camera performance

As for the cameras, Samsung Galaxy F62 rehashes the same hardware as the Galaxy M51 and Galaxy M31s.

The primary 64MP sensor is Sony IMX682 and it’s assisted by 12MP wide-angle camera, 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro camera. On the front, there is a 32MP front camera for selfies.

While the hardware remains the same, there are some improvements in software.

The phone performs impressively in proper daylight. The software can understand and meter smartly, there are ample details and the texture is well preserved.

We noticed that reds tend to get oversaturated under harsh sunlight.

In low-light scenes, the images shot on the Galaxy F62 appear more appealing on the phone’s display as compared to when analyzed on a bigger screen. The software can aptly understand and reproduce a scene but texture comes at the expense of fine details.

The camera still performs very consistently under properly lit indoor settings, and that’s not something we can say for most mid-range phones.

The night mode does a wonderful job when capturing dark scenes.

Lowlight scenarios are not what we consider ideal comparison grounds for mid-range phones, but yes, Xiaomi’s Mi 10i retains more details and performs better in low and indoor lighting.

Portrait mode sees noticeable improvements. The software can effectively detect subject edges and you can further add cool effects to the blurred backdrop.

Wide-angle cameras and macro cameras are certainly better than what we usually get in this segment.

Selfie camera does well too. Skin tones are natural and there are ample details. For videography, the Galaxy F62 is one of the best available options under 30K.

So, overall, we are quite satisfied with the camera performance the Galaxy F62 offers for the price.

Samsung Galaxy F62 review: Battery and audio

The massive 7000mAh battery capacity should be enough to drive all battery concerns out the window. Samsung bundles a 25W fast charger in the box, which is nowhere as fast as, say, 65W SuperVOOC or SuperDart, but is still decent enough. For what it’s worth, that’s also the exact same charging solution Samsung offers for its priciest flagships.

It takes around 1.5 hours for a complete charge and we are getting a screen-on-time of 8 to 9 hours with moderate to heavy usage. This translates to around 2 hours of day

There is a mono speaker at the bottom and it gets fairly loud. We didn’t face any issues with wireless audio. As for Bluetooth codecs, Galaxy F62 supports SBC, AAC, aptX, and LDAC.

Samsung Galaxy F62 review verdict, pros and cons

Galaxy F62 is about keeping a winning product relevant. The Galaxy F62 passes on some of the key Samsung strengths at a very competitive mid-range price. The Exynos 9825 is quite snappy with day-to-day usage, the HDR10 compliant AMOLED display is quite appealing, the software is intuitive and in good taste, and there’s a very assuring 7000mAh battery on board.

There is no aspect where it particularly disappoints, but we had a bit more expectations with high-end gaming. The Galaxy F62 strikes as a capable allrounder that leverages Samsung’s brand value and has been priced just right.

Pros

  • Elegant design
  • Powerful chipset
  • Good quality AMOLED display, HD streaming support
  • Appealing software
  • Excellent battery mileage
  • Decent camera performance

Cons

  • Not 5G ready
  • Tad thick and heavy
  • No high refresh rate display

Samsung Galaxy F62 FAQ

Q) What is Samsung Galaxy F62 SAR Value?

A) Head SAR is 0.739W/Kg.

Q) Does Samsung Galaxy F62 support auto call recording?

A) Yes, it does.

Q) Does Samsung Galaxy F62 display support high refresh rate?

A) No, it does not.

Q) Does Samsung Galaxy F62 have AR core support for Google 3D Objects?

A) Yes, it does. 

Q) Does Samsung Galaxy F62 support Dual VoLTE and Carrier aggregation?

A) Yes, it does.

Q) What Bluetooth codecs does Samsung Galaxy F62 support?

A) Samsung Galaxy F62 supports SBC, AAC, LDAC, and aptX bluetooth codecs. 

Q) Does Samsung Galaxy F62 have DRM L1 certification for HD streaming on apps like Prime Videos and Netflix?

A) Yes, it does. HD streaming is supported on popular apps. HDR videos are supported on YouTube.

Q) Does Samsung Galaxy F62 have a dedicated SD card slot?

A) yes it does.

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