Samsung is advertising its latest F62 smartphone with #Fullonspeedy, but does the phone really delivers on promises? I tested it for over a week, and here is my review of the latest Samsung F62 smartphone.
Samsung F62 Performance Review
Starting with the performance, the F62 is powered by the Exynos 9825 octa-core chipset. The chip is based on the 7nm process meaning it’s high on efficiency. In day to day task, I experienced no lag while opening or closing the app. Even if many applications open in the background, I can easily switch between them without any lag.
The Antutu benchmark score of the Samsung F62 powered by the Exynos 9825 is around 4 lakh. For reference, most flagship smartphones lie between the 4.5 to 5 lakh score categories, so the Samsung F62 is surely a winner in benchmarks.
I tested Call of Duty and Genshin Impact on this phone in terms of gaming performance, and both of them ran smoothly. I was able to play Call of Duty at high settings without any stutter or lag. While playing Genshin Impact, I reduced the setting to medium as it’s a very demanding game, as the game even stutters my OnePlus 7T. However, the Samsung F62 ran the game pretty well, making its performance standout from the competition.
I’d also like to highlight the efficiency of the 7nm Exynos 9825 chip. During my 45-minutes of Call of Duty gameplay, only 10% of my battery ran out. My brightness setting was also higher than the medium while playing the game.
Another advantage of an efficient SoC is improved thermal management. The Samsung F62 performed exceedingly well and only became slightly warm after almost an hour of gameplay.
Tech Specs And Hardware
The Samsung Galaxy F62 comes in two variants, a 6 GB/ 128 GB base model priced at Rs. 23,999 and an 8GB / 128 GB variant priced at Rs. 25, 999. Both models come with LPDDR4 RAM type and UFS 3.0 storage. I can definitely say that this smartphone delivers on the speedy performance part in terms of memory and storage.
Powering the Samsung F62 is a massive 7,000 mAh battery which is a first for any mobile phone under Rs. 25,000 in India. The battery easily lasts you two days with normal usage and over a full day with heavy gaming, video streaming and browsing.
Samsung F62 comes with a 25-watt charger inside the box, which charges the smartphone from 0 to 100% in 2.5 hours. The charging time is a bit high because of the massive 7,000 mAh battery.
Display And Build Quality
Samsung is known for making beautiful displays, and the F62’s screen is no exception either. The 6.7-inch infinity O Super AMOLED display looks crisp, clean and bright. The single punch-hole camera lends a better viewing experience than a notch. Thanks to it, the display has a 86% screen-to-body ratio and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
The screen has a maximum brightness of 420 nits, which might feel a little less under direct sunlight but everywhere else, it is more than enough. Speaking of sunlight and outdoors, the display has Gorilla Glass 3 protection, making it safe from accidental scratches and cracks.
Suffice to say that under Rs. 25,000 the Samsung F62 has one of the best display on the market.
The rear of the smartphone is made of polycarbonate, which appears similar to a glass panel. It is glossy and has a laser edge theme in a green tint. It looks a lot different from other smartphones, which helps it stand out from the crowd.
Samsung F62 comes with a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button, which is becoming the norm these days, and it functions very accurately. I used the sensor more than the face unlocks.
The Samsung F62 features come with a 64 MP quad camera setup. The smartphone is using a Sony IMX 682 sensor which is known for its great performance. Photos clicked from the F62 look very natural, and thanks to the added megapixels feature a lot of detail. I tested the phone mostly during the day time, and the results were just as expected. Photos captured a lot of detail. Taking the shots was easy as the camera remains quite stable, and the AI processing on photos is truly amazing.
I am personally a fan of the single take mode, which gave me some really accurate and detailed shots without trying too hard. Overall the rear selfie camera works like a charm.
On to the front selfie camera, and it is obviously not as good as the rear lens. It is a 32 MP lens, so you’ll obviously see the lack of detail when switching to selfie mode from the main lens. However, with proper lighting conditions, the selfie camera too managed to capture a lot of detail.
The Samsung F62 is a mid-range flagship killer, and Samsung will have no trouble selling thousands of these. Its top-spec features make it stand out from the market in every way possible, and its killer price tag makes it an almost no-brainer.