Top Reasons That Make Galaxy M31s The Best Smartphone In Under Rs. 20,000

By Gizbot Bureau

Samsung has been creating ripples in the mid-range smartphone market in India with its well-rounded offerings. The company's Galaxy M and A-series have been serving the masses with capable yet reasonably priced smartphones with good after-sales service and top-of-the-line user-experience. Take for instance the Galaxy M31; the smartphone has raised the bar in the mid-range price-point with its solid overall performance.

Top Reasons That Make Galaxy M31s The Best Mid-Range Smartphone

While we are still in awe with the performance of the Galaxy M31, Samsung has upped the ante with its successor in the form of the all-new Galaxy M31s. The new smartphone betters the predecessor in every possible way to truly redefine the mid-range smartphone performance.

At an asking price tag of just Rs. 19,499, the Galaxy M31s is undoubtedly the segment leader in the market. Let's find out why.

64MP Intelli-Cam With Revolutionary Features

The Samsung Galaxy M31s has the best-in-class camera hardware with class-leading features to meet your photography needs. Speaking of the specifications, the device boasts a massive 64MP Intelli-Cam with the best-in-class Sony IMX682 sensor which has a bright f/1.8 aperture. Aiding the main lens is a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor with industry-best 123-degree field-of-view, 5MP macro sensor for crisp close-up shots up to 4cm, and a 5MP depth sensor to create a natural-looking bokeh. To capture selfies, the Galaxy M31s features a 32MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture for crisp selfies.

Top Reasons That Make Galaxy M31s The Best Mid-Range Smartphone

First-Of-Its-Kind Single Take Mode For All Your Needs

Samsung has offered the most feature-rich camera application to complement the class-leading 64MP Intelli-Cam hardware on the Galaxy M31s. The smartphone brings never before seen features like 'Single Take' which captures up to 10 discrete photo and video files with just one take so that you never miss out on those precious moments. Simply press the shutter button and let the camera apply complex machine learning algorithms to create magic in real-time.

Embracing both front and rear camera, the Single Take feature captures 10 seconds footage and applies AI to produce up to 10 different outputs, with 7 photos and 3 videos including Hyperlapse videos, Boomerang videos, photos with applied filters, Smart Crop and Best Moments shots. This allows you to make the most out of the 64MP Intelli-Cam setup on the Galaxy M31s to step up your photography game.

Top Reasons That Make Galaxy M31s The Best Mid-Range Smartphone

4K UHD Video Recording, Video Switch, Super-Slow Motion Videos

With the flagship camera hardware at a mid-range price, the Galaxy M31s is capable of shooting 4K UHD videos to help you record your precious moments in high-resolution with all the clarity. Not just 4K video recording, you also get to shoot super slow-motion videos at stunning 480 fps for mind blowing results. Additionally, you also get features like HDR, Continuous shooting, and Quick Video modes to further enhance the photography experience.

The Video Switch feature is our favourite one. It allows you to capture the action happening in front and behind the camera simultaneously. The camera switches between front and rear with just one tap. The camera app also offers 'My Filter' option which lets you capture images with customized filters for that cinematic look and feel. The feature allows you to create and save customized filets with predefined color tones for future use. You can create up to 99 filters in the camera app.

Best For Low Light/Night Photography

The quad-lens rear camera on the Galaxy M31 can capture best-in-class low-light shots, thanks to the massive 64MP primary sensor with the best-in-class Sony sensor for smartphone photography. The main camera works on a bigger f/1.8 aperture with 0.8 um Pixel Size that allows for maximum light intake to create bright images even in the most challenging light situations. You wouldn't find the images grainy or notice any noise in low-light scenarios as the phone's dedicated night mode ensures crustal clear output with well-preserved highlight and shadows.

Additionally, the Galaxy M31s can also record Hyperlapse videos during night time for stunning video results. Simply point the camera on a busy street and see the magic unfolding on the phone's vibrant OLED panel in the form of light trails. The Night Hyperlapse video recording feature has only been made possible via the massive 64MP Sony sensor which is miles ahead of the competition.

Top Reasons That Make Galaxy M31s The Best Mid-Range Smartphone

6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display For Immersive Visuals

Samsung has been at the forefront of the display technology. Even its affordable smartphones pack vibrant AMOLED panels offering a premium video-watching experience. The Galaxy M31s is no exception as Samsung has packed the handset with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display that produces stunning colors on the 20:9 aspect ratio panel.

The display delivers an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels which is mated with 405 PPI pixel density for crisp content output. The massive Infinity-O screen comes with Widevine L1 certification to allow you to stream high definition content across streaming platforms such as Netflix, Prime Videos, YouTube, etc. The best-in-class 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio along with the high-resolution support makes the Galaxy M31s the perfect mid-range smartphone for media consumption.

Most importantly, the screen also has the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layerto offer protection against accidental scratches.

Top Reasons That Make Galaxy M31s The Best Mid-Range Smartphone

Powerful Exynos 9611 Octa-Core SoC With Smooth One UI

The Galaxy M31s ensures lag-free processing and multitasking performance, thank to the 10nm Exynos 9611 chipset which employs a speedy 2.3Ghz octa-core processor aided by 6GB or 8GB RAM LPDDr4x RAM support. The tried and tested CPU has a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU to smoothly run the most demanding graphics on the big Infinity-O AMOLED panel. You will not experience any frame drops on the Galaxy M31s even while playing the most popular game-titles at maximum graphics settings.

The user experience is further enhanced by the in-house One UI running on the latest Android 10. The One UI skin is loaded with useful features and comes sans unwanted ads and spam notifications. With a system-wide Dark mode, Android 10 navigations, rich Theme store, etc. it is easily the most visually appealing and intuitive custom skin for a lag-free software user experience.

Top Reasons That Make Galaxy M31s The Best Mid-Range Smartphone

Mammoth 6,000mAh Battery With 25W Fast-Charging

The Samsung Galaxy M31s is driven by a massive 6,000mAh battery. This is the biggest battery set up in the mid-range smartphone segment in India. The company has also paired the battery with a 25W fast charging technology that allows for a quick refuel. With this huge battery, you won't need to carry along a charger all day long and also wouldn't have to keep it plugged to the wall for long. The 6,000mAh battery is capable of delivering two days backup with a single charge. Also, the Galaxy M31s comes equipped with reverse charging as the phone ships with a Type-C to Type-C charging cable.

Samsung Galaxy M31s Memory Variants and Availability

The Galaxy M31s is available in two memory variants - 6/128GB and 8/128GB and you have the option to expand the internal storage to up to 512GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. The smartphone will be available at and from 12 noon on August 6 at Rs. 19,499 (6/128 GB) and Rs. 21,499 (8/128GB).

Thanks to the big 6,000mAh battery, vibrant Infinity-O AMOLED display, and class-leading 64MP Intelli-Cam camera, the Galaxy M31s has a definite edge over its rivals in the sub 20K mark. With all these high-end features in place along with the aggressive pricing, the Galaxy M31s tops the list of best smartphones in the sub-20K price-point.

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