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Old 22nd February 2021, 22:08   #30286
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I am considering buying pixel 4a 5g (hoping to get it via a relative who is in the US currently).
I compared the bands support with pixel 4a, indian variant (non-5g) and it seems the 5g has all and few more 4g bands than the non-5g one.
So i guess 5g one would work just fine in 4g mode in india. Am i right in assuming that? Should i get it?
The main attraction is the more powerful chipset (765g) + ultra wide angle camera on that
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Thinking of changing my almost 2 year old Samsung A50.

Looking for something under 30k. Would have gone higher but there are more expenses soon including a Ps5 purchase.

Some things I need-

1. Amoled screen as after using one it's hard to go back to a LCD one.
2. Minimum 90 Hz rate.
3. Minimum 8Gb ram and 128 GB storage.
4. Good OS. Currently using One UI 2.5 On A50 and it's a breeze to use.
5. 6.4 inch or higher screen.

So, what are my options?
Can wait a month or 2 if there are some good new launches coming.
Update on this.
Bought Samsung F62 today. All my criteria were met except for 90hz refresh rate but that's a compromise I can do for super amoled plus display.
Bought the 8Gb Ram and 128 GB storage variant.
Flipkart is giving 2.5k instant cashback on icici cards.
Got it from Samsung Shop app as they were giving extra 1000 discount on top of 2.5k. Effective price was 22.5k instead of 26k. Pretty good deal in my opinion.

Main attractions were 9825 processor and 7000 mah battery. Along with a pretty good camera, Android 11 with One UI 3.1 it was a no brainer. Will be delivered in couple of days so will update again with the user experience.
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Samsung Galaxy F62 against Samsung M51.

Which should be a better buy? Usage would be casual browsing, WhatsApp, You Tube videos and calls.
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Samsung Galaxy F62 against Samsung M51.

Which should be a better buy? Usage would be casual browsing, WhatsApp, You Tube videos and calls.
F62 hands down.

Update on previous post.
Ordered F62 yesterday afternoon from Samsung Shop app. Received msg on whatsapp at 4pm of it being packed. At 8 pm it had been shipped with delivery date of 25 Feb. Today morning at 9am got call from delivery agent and pleasantly phone was delivered so early. Excellent service all around from Samsung shop app and I am glad i didn't ordered from flipkart.

Took me around 3 hours to switch all data from A50 and set it up fully. Initial impressions-

1. Gorgeous display. I can say atleast 30% improvement over A50 display which is Amoled too. 60Hz don't feel like a disadvantage due to snappy processor and beautiful display.

2. No lag even when I had opened atleast 40 apps simultaneously.

3. Very good camera so far. Big improvement over A50.

4. Very good battery life. Even at 75% brightness will easily get 7 hours minimum screen on time.

5. Android 11 and One UI 3.1 are a delight to use.

I had tried M51 at Croma earlier and F62 is much better in all departments.

FYI, if anyone orders it, do order the case online itself as offline accessories for this phone aren't available right now.
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F62 hands down.
M51 has snapdragon, F62 has Exynos.

M51 is on the list of mandatory 3 year update, F62 is not.

Hence, the confusion.
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What is a realistic expectation for launch of 5G In India in Metro Cities?
Just trying to validate this to decide if it is worth spending more for a 5G Phone?

We already learnt here that OnePlus is selling "fake" 5G phones with the Nord and few other models.

The Samsung F62 looks like a good bet but I dropped it due to lack of 5G and thinking to go for the Realme X7 Pro with Dual 5G Capabilities and multiple 5G Bands on it.
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Samsung Galaxy F62 against Samsung M51.

Which should be a better buy? Usage would be casual browsing, WhatsApp, You Tube videos and calls.
I think both should suffice for your usage. I recently bought the M51 (8GB/128GB version) for my mother for Rs 25k and the experience so far as been good. The only issue with M51 according to my mother is the size and weight of the phone.

But it seems like F62 is identical to M51 in terms of size and weight. I do not think there will be any major differences between the two for moderate usage.

I went with M51 because it has been in the market for many months now and overall reviews are favorable i.e. it is a tried and tested product.
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M51 has snapdragon, F62 has Exynos.

M51 is on the list of mandatory 3 year update, F62 is not.

Hence, the confusion.
F62 will get the same updates. Primary reason I went with Samsung is their fast updates where One plus is seriously lacking. Don't worry about the processor. It's super fast. I will suggest check out both at a nearby Croma or reliance digital and then make your mind.
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F62 will get the same updates. Primary reason I went with Samsung is their fast updates where One plus is seriously lacking. Don't worry about the processor. It's super fast. I will suggest check out both at a nearby Croma or reliance digital and then make your mind.
The problem is not with the initial usage. Over time, say after 1.5-2 years is where the difference between Exynos and Snapdragon is clearly visible. Samsung phones with Snapdragon chips usually age better.
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... Samsung phones with Snapdragon chips usually age better.
I prefer Snapdragon over Exynos, but not sure what ageing means in this context. Care to explain what exactly you mean by this? Thanks.
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I prefer Snapdragon over Exynos, but not sure what ageing means in this context. Care to explain what exactly you mean by this? Thanks.
I meant in terms of software experience and battery life. Generally the Snapdragon equipped phones will have better batter life in the long term and also the user experience is slightly better.
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I meant in terms of software experience and battery life. Generally the Snapdragon equipped phones will have better batter life in the long term and also the user experience is slightly better.
That was true earlier. Not anymore. Yes flagship snapdragon may still Trump flagship exynos as seen in S21 series but for a normal user there is hardly any noticeable difference. I have used A50 with exynos for 2 years. Still works flawlessly. My only gripe was 64gb storage and if it had 128gb I wouldn't have bought a new phone.

Also, F62 has 7000 mah battery. Yesterday I got 8 hours and 25 min Screen on time and phone still had 30% battery left. Forgot to take screenshot. Will do it next time. Plus the processor is flagship from 2 years back so I don't see it degrading much in couple of years.
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My one year old Galaxy M30s has gone off suddenly. It had about 60% charge at the time. I had used it just a few minutes before that. I am unable to start it. I have tried the standard force start procedures - pressing and holding power button, presing and holding power+volume button etc.

Any ideas from experts?
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Screen on time is 5 hours and 40 minutes and phone still has 50% battery left. Phenomenal battery backup and better than what I expected.
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My one year old Galaxy M30s has gone off suddenly. It had about 60% charge at the time. I had used it just a few minutes before that. I am unable to start it. I have tried the standard force start procedures - pressing and holding power button, presing and holding power+volume button etc.

Any ideas from experts?
Gave the phone to the service centre. They called and said the motherboard needs to be replaced and will cost Rs 6.5k. Is it worth repairing or better to replace the phone? I paid Rs 15k for it during Jan'20.
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