The Samsung Galaxy F62 is a successful combination using fantastic and powerful specifications, coupled with a large battery capacity and a flagship processor at mid-range pricing.
Samsung is massively marketing the processing power of the Galaxy F32 phone since it has used its former-generation flagship SoC, which was last seen in the Galaxy Note 10/ Note 10+. It’s a fantastic move, despite Samsung playing catch-up to companies like Realme and Xiaomi, which have been using the premium SoCs in mid-range phones for a while. Well, it’s better late than never.
Aside from the mighty processor in the Galaxy F62, you’ll also get an AMOLED display, a wonderful set of cameras, and a big 7000mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy F62 Design
The Galaxy F62 looks beautiful and the gradient has a lot to do with it. The blue color of the phone gradually changes to silver in the direction of the bottom of the rear panel. Although the back frame and body are created from plastic, the phone still manages to feel firmly built. Nevertheless, the glossy plastic back can easily pick up scuff marks. Another disappointment is that the Galaxy F62 didn’t include a case in the box.
From the back, the Samsung Galaxy F62 does not look like a typical Samsung phone. However, the dimensions are similar to the one of the Samsung Galaxy M51. It’s a 9.5mm thick phone, heavier than the Galaxy M51. The placement of the buttons and port layout is quite similar. It is designed with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor while the headphone jack is placed side by side with the USB Type-C port at the rear end.
The display specifications too are almost similar to those of the Galaxy M51. The Galaxy F62 is a 6.7-inch, full-HD+ Super AMOLED Plus panel alongside a 60Hz refresh rate. Considering that it’s not challenging to get a 90Hz refresh rate with an in-display fingerprint sensor in phones that cost less. And it’s quite frustrating that the Galaxy F62 has neither. It has a hole-punch cutout at the top-center of the display, which provides unlimited possibilities for using creative wallpapers.
Samsung Galaxy F62 Performance
Samsung Galaxy F62 gives an uninterrupted and smooth user experience. 0ne UI looks sophisticated, switching between apps is faster, and the phone doesn’t heat up when used for a long time. Games run pretty awesome too. It also lets you install plugins in the One UI Game Launcher for revealing the temperature and framerate stats in games, and you can also block notifications with Priority Mode.
Playing challenging 3D games does warm the back of the phone. The phone may get momentarily slow if you try to quickly switch to another app after a long gaming session, but this problem doesn’t occur regularly.
It would have been better if Samsung had provided an in-display fingerprint sensor, but the capacitive one works well. Face recognition works properly too, nevertheless, it’s not as fast as using the fingerprint sensor. The single speaker is appropriately loud but it sounds better if you’re using headphones due to the improved Dolby Atmos that will still sound great for both wired and wireless headphones. The fantastic viewing angles make Samsung Galaxy F62 good for media consumption. Videos look attractive and awesome and the phone can stream HDR videos off YouTube.
Samsung Galaxy F62 Battery Life
The battery life is another massive success for the Samsung Galaxy F62. It possesses a 7,000mAh battery. A USB Type-C 25W fast charger is included in the box. The phone can comfortably last you for almost two full days even with heavy usage. Even with the 25W charging, it takes nearly two hours for it to get fully charged.
Samsung Galaxy F62 Camera
Samsung Galaxy F62 offers a quad-camera setup at the back in which the major attraction is a 64MP Sony IMX682 sensor in association with a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro shooter. At the front of the device, there’s a 32MP selfie shooter, almost identical to the ones seen on expensive devices such as the Galaxy A71 or the Galaxy S20 FE. The camera performance on the F62 during sunny and gloomy weather conditions is quite good. Although, the low-light photography was less than perfect.
Like other 64MP sensors, the F62 takes 16MP pixel binned shots in the normal shooting mode allowing you to get a better dynamic range and exposure handling. There Is another option that lets you switch to UHD 64MP that allows you to crop largely into a shot to get more details.
When there is an availability of several lights, the colors will certainly come out somewhat powerful and a little bit oversaturated. HDR works really well in showing important details in bright spots even as it also adjusts the colors. Focusing speeds are quite fast and there is little shutter lag. A Pro mode is also usable for taking manual exposure shots with an adjustable ISO, shutter speed, etc.
The 12MP ultra-wide lens perfectly handles an excellent 123-degree field of view, putting several things in the frame as compared to the standard wide-angle. Fortunately, the warping at the edges is non-existent and the detailing is approximately equal across the frame rather than being concentrated at the center.
Both the 5MP depth sensor and 5MP macro shooter delivered their purposes properly. The latter one can get in as close as 4cm for clicking shots that do have a reasonable amount of detail, but the colors may not always be excellent. The depth sensor’s function is restricted to getting wonderful portrait shots, which it executed well although low-light edge detection is relatively poor.
Talking about night photography, the Samsung Galaxy F62 does not satisfy. The devoted Night mode takes an exceptional high time to process the photos and when it does, aside from the little noise reduction, there isn’t much enhancement in the shot from the regular mode.
This phone has truly come out as a blessing for all selfie lovers. The selfie-shooting abilities are relatively good and Samsung seems to have moved from its enthusiastic face sharpening. Shots are detailed and have the exact skin tones.
It is quite noticeable that the Galaxy F62 has no competition in nearly any category more than the battery life. Certainly, the device is thick and a bit heavy, but it can simultaneously double as a power bank. Daylight photography is a powerful suit for the device, but almost all phones in its category do the job well, so it all boils down to personal preference. The major thing that Samsung will need to work upon is providing better night shots. The display on the phone is beautiful but It will be better if Samsung can start introducing high refresh rate panels on its mid-range smartphones.