In just over a month, we’ve seen three devices released by three different brands. All three claim to offer real value for money from buyers, so we thought we would take on all three: Samsung Galaxy F62, Xiaomi Mi 10i, and Realme X7 to see which of these makes the best cut.
The Samsung Galaxy F62 is the latest addition to the list and is a slightly updated Galaxy M51, but intended to be sold exclusively through Flipkart. The phone will start selling from February 22.
The Realme X7 was launched a few days ago alongside its more expensive brother Realme X7 Pro and is a member of a limited club of phones in the country that are powered by a MediaTek Dimensity chipset. The phone is available to buy on Flipkart and is currently being sold through flash sales.
And the Xiaomi Mi 10i is the oldest of the three, as it arrived in January this year. Both the Mi 10i and Realme X7 are the cheapest 5G devices from their respective companies.
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Samsung Galaxy F62 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i – Price in India
The Galaxy F62 is available in a couple of memory-based variants, although storage in both remains fixed at 128GB. When it comes to pricing, the Galaxy F61 starts at Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB variant and the 8GB variant is priced at Rs 25,999. The phone is available in three color options: Laser Green, Laser Gray, and Laser Blue.
The Realme X7 is also available in two memory-based variants and it comes with 128GB of onboard storage. The 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 19,999 and the 8GB RAM version will cost you Rs. 21,999. The Realme X7 comes in fancy blue and white color options.
The Mi 10i, on the other hand, is available in three variants. The 6GB / 64GB variant that was never available, is priced at Rs. 20,999, while the 6GB / 128GB variant costs Rs 21,999 and the high-end 8GB / 128GB variant is priced at Rs 23,999. There are three phone color options Pacific Sunrise, Atlantic Blue, and Midnight Black available to purchase.
In terms of price and storage combinations, all three devices look identical, although on paper the Xiaomi Mi 10i has an additional variant. However, that’s just for the newspaper and may not see the light of day. On the other hand, the Galaxy F62 is the most expensive among the three.
Samsung Galaxy F62 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i – Diseño
When it comes to design, the Galaxy F62 is not a unique design. You might even end up mistaking it for one of the new Moto devices thanks to the location of the camera module. Although the rear panel design has a minimalist look and only has a small mark on the bottom, the F62 is not impressive compared to the other two devices in the discussion. In addition, the selfie camera is placed under the punch hole and is located in the upper center of the screen.
The design of the Realme X7 may seem commonplace as Realme is known to flood the market with too many similar-looking devices. Still, the location of the camera module and the gradient color finish make it a blast. That said, Realme has gone too extreme with the brand by using bold fonts for its ‘Dare to Leap’ punchline.
Indeed, it is a bold move for the brand to expect its consumers to become an ad hoard on the go. So as much as the beautiful color scheme forces you to keep the phone capless, the shame-worthy brand might force you to put a case in as soon as you take the phone out of the box. That being said, this could also be subjective. The selfie camera on this phone is also underneath a perforated cutout and is not intrusive as it sits on the side of the screen.
When it comes to design, the Mi 10i borrows its design language from the Poco X3. The location and layout of the camera module is exactly the same. The selfie camera here is also located under a perforated cutout in the front and is located in the top center of the screen.
The gradient finish and minimal branding found on the bottom of the back panel of the phone make it look absolutely gorgeous and premium. The Mi 10i’s Pacific Sunrise color surely has all the ingredients to make it the most attractive device in this category and you will definitely want to show off your prized possession.
Samsung Galaxy F62 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i – Specifications
Samsung Galaxy F62 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i Quick Spec Comparison FeatureSamsung Galaxy F62Realme X7Xiaomi Mi 10iProcessorExynos 9825Dimensity 800USnapdragon 750GDisplay6.7-inch | Full HD + | Super AMOLED Plus | 60Hz6.5 inches | Full HD + | AMOLED | 60Hz6.67 inches | Full HD + | LCD | 120HzRAM6GB | 8GB6GB | 8GB6GB | 8GBStorage128GB128GB64GB | 128GB Camera (rear) 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP108MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Camera (front) 32MP16MP16MP Battery7,000mAh + 25W4,310 mAh + 50W4820 mAh + 33WOS Android 11 + OneUI 3.1Android 10 + Realme UIA MIUI 125G No Yes Yes
The Galaxy F62 comes with a 6.7-inch SAMOLED display with Full HD + resolution. This massive display comes with a 60Hz refresh rate, while the phone comes with 128GB of on-board storage. In terms of memory, you get a couple of options: 6GB and 8GB of RAM. Built-in storage is limited to 128GB, but the phone supports expandable storage. On the optics side, you have a quad-camera setup with a 64-megapixel main rear camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 32-megapixel camera. megapixels on the front.
The F62 has a 7000mAh battery with 25W charging support and runs on Android 11 out of the box with OneUI 3.1 running on top. That being said, the phone does not support 5G connectivity.
The Realme X7 comes with a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Storage and memory wise, it is available in 6GB and 8GB memory options with a maximum of 128GB onboard storage. The phone features a triple camera setup with a 64-megapixel main rear camera along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 2-megapixel retro camera, and a 2-megapixel black and white portrait camera.
The Realme X7 comes with a 4310mAh battery with 50W charging support and runs on Android 10 with Realme UI running on top.
Last but not least, the Xiaomi Mi 10i has a 6.67-inch LCD panel with Full HD + resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It offers you a choice of 6GB of RAM or 8GB of RAM along with 128B of onboard storage. The phone comes with a 108-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, 2-megapixel super macro, and a 2-megapixel camera for portraits. On the front, it has a 16-megapixel selfie.
The Mi 10i runs MIUI 12 on Android 10. It has a 4820 mAh battery with 33 W fast charging technology.
Samsung Galaxy F62 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i – Conclusion
While all three devices seek to deliver solid performance, at least on paper, the devil is in the details and none of them appear to be perfect.
The Galaxy F62 boasts a massive 7000mAh battery that should ideally last more than 2 days for most, has a gorgeous AMOLED panel, and is the only one of the three that runs on Android 11 out of the box. With such a massive battery, the 25W charging solution doesn’t do justice as it takes a long time (read years) to charge. Even the extra depth sensor and macro triggers seem to be better on paper. However, the phone is powered by an outdated Exynos chipset that powered the 2019 Galaxy Note 10 series.
The phone is basically a Galaxy M51 with some minor updates including an internal chipset and it is Rs. 1,000 more expensive too. At this price in 2021, not having a higher refresh rate is almost criminal. Keep in mind that this phone is as bulky as it can be and limited to 4G connectivity, so it is not future-proof.
The Realme X7, on the other hand, is slightly compact, it features an AMOLED panel with an in-display fingerprint sensor, but the refresh rate tops out at 60Hz. While the retail package includes a 50W charging block, the phone supports up to 65W charging. With 50W too, you can go from 0% to 80% in a matter of minutes.
Aside from the 64-megapixel primary sensor and the 8-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, the rest are effective. Since it supports 5G, you won’t have to rush to upgrade to a new device when 5G finally hits India.
The Mi 10i, on the other hand, looks best among the three, at least in papers with a 5G-compatible chipset, price, design, a 108-megapixel sensor, 4800 mAh battery, and adaptive timing variable refresh rate to switch. between 120Hz. 90Hz, 60Hz, 50Hz, 48Hz and 30Hz. The impact of the high refresh rate can be felt when you use the phone for graphics-intensive tasks or games.
But the phone is bulky and has a non-existent variant. There is no point waiting for the 64GB variant as the company does not intend to release it nor does the 64GB solve any practical purpose in 2021. Also, it comes with an LCD panel that may force you to think twice before buying in case. that you prefer it. Striking color reproduction of an AMOLED panel.
Looking at all the pros and cons, the Mi 10i takes the number one position on our list followed closely by the Realme X7 with the F62 at the rear. For Samsung fanboys, it is better to buy the M51 as it is not only cheaper but has a Snapdragon chipset, while the previous generation Exynos chipsets were prone to various problems, including heating.
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