• Samsung Galaxy M31
  • Samsung Galaxy M31
16,499
Highlights
  • 64 GB / 6 GB RAM
  • 64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP Quad lens Primary Camera, 32 MP Front Camera
  • 6.4 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~411 ppi density) Display
  • Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy M31: Specs Score

  • 3.5
    Camera
  • 4.5
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 4.5
    Value for Money
  • 3
    Performance
Rated at 76.25%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    Bezel-Less AMOLED Screen With FHD+ Resolution
  • Camera : 3.5/5
    64MP Camera With Dedicated Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
  • Processor : 3/5
    Average Gaming/Graphics Performance
  • Battery : 4.5/5
    Massive 6,000 mAh Battery With 18W Fast Charging
  • RAM : 3.5/5
    Up To 6GB RAM
  • Storage : 4/5
    Dedicated microSD Card Slot Up To 512GB
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G Support

Samsung Galaxy M31: Price

Samsung Galaxy M31: Review

Pros
  • 6000mAh battery
  • Quad cameras at the rear
  • Capable hardware
Cons
  • Plastic back panel

Samsung Galaxy M31: Design

Samsung Galaxy M31 has been launched in India as the latest addition to the M series of smartphones. It flaunts a plastic build with a dual-tone finish and a quad-camera setup with LED flash at the top left corner of its rear. The Galaxy M31 has been launched in two color options – Space Black and Ocean Blue.  The front of the smartphone is dominated by a 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-U AMOLED display with a notch at the top center of the display to house the selfie camera sensor. It has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and slim bezels and a high screen-to-body ratio.

Samsung Galaxy M31: Hardware Specifications

Samsung Galaxy M31 gets the power from the newly launched octa-core Exynos 9611 SoC based on the 10nm process. The chipset is teamed up with Mali-G72MP3 GPU and 6GB RAM. It has been launched in two storage configurations – 64GB and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage space. With a dedicated microSD card slot, users can expand the storage capacity by another 512GB.  Given that it is a mid-range smartphone, the presence of 6GB RAM and a capable processor should be able to handle tasks including graphics intense games such as PUBG, Fortnite, etc. like a pro.

Samsung Galaxy M31: Camera Specifications

A quad-camera module sits at the top left of the rear panel of the Galaxy M31. It comprises of a 64MP primary Samsung GW1 sensor with LED flash and f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP secondary 123-degree ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 5MP tertiary depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP fourth macro lens with f/2.4 aperture.  At the front, the Samsung smartphone makes use of a 32MP selfie camera with Sony IM616 sensor and f/2.0 aperture within the notch at the top center.

Samsung Galaxy M31: Price To Performance Ratio

Samsung Galaxy M31 has been launched in two variants – 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM and 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM priced at Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 15,999. Given that it is priced in the affordable market segment, this new offering from the company is a value for money offering as it brings a monstrous battery, a tall display, a quad-camera setup with a 64MP sensor, and many other goodies.

Samsung Galaxy M31: Notable Highlights

The Galaxy M31 is fueled by a monstrous 6000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging support via a micro USB Type-C port. The smartphone is touted to deliver up to 26 hours of video playback, up to 48 hours of voice calls, and over 119 hours of music playback. It runs Android 10 topped with One UI 2.0, which is seen in the most recent offerings from the company including the flagship Galaxy S20 series.  Apart from these aspects, the Galaxy M31 is bundled with standard connectivity specifications such as dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi, GPS, and dual SIM with dedicated slots. The smartphone comes with a tall display of 6.4 inches with FHD+ resolution and Widevine L1 certification.

Samsung Galaxy M31: Verdict

Samsung Galaxy M31 is a capable device for its pricing as it packs goodies such as a high-end Exynos processor, a gigantic battery, an impressive camera department, and other aspects except for the plastic build. We can expect it to provide a good experience to its users who seek a smartphone under Rs. 20,000.

Samsung Galaxy M31: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android 10
Custom UI One UI 2.0
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Blue
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date 2020
Indian Release Date 25 February, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 159.2 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm
Weight 191 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.4 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~411 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) Super AMOLED (Gorilla Glass 3)
PROCESSOR
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611
CPU Octa core (Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.7GHz)
GPU Mali-G72 MP3
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 6 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 512 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 64 MP ( f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.2) + 5 MP (f/2.2) + 5 MP (f/2.2) Quad Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 32 MP Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo-tagging, Panorama, HDR, Face detection, 4k Video Recording
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Video Player MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes, Dolby Atmos
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Other Features 15W Quick Charging, FaceUnlock

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Samsung Galaxy M31: FaQs

  • Is the Galaxy M31 available for purchase in offline stores?

    Yes, the smartphone is available in Samsung store and from third-party retailer stores.

  • Is there a fingerprint reader on the Galaxy M31?

    Yes, the smartphone features a fingerprint sensor and face unlock.

  • How is the rear camera of Galaxy M31?

    It has a quad-rear camera along with 64MP main sensor.

  • What is the screen size of the Galaxy M31?

    It has a 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-U AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

  • How many RAM variants are there in the Galaxy M31?

    It comes in a single 6GB RAM variant.

  • Does the Galaxy M31has a dual selfie camera?

    No, it has a 32MP single camera at the front side.

  • What are the Camera features of the Galaxy M31?

    The camera features include Panorama, HDR, Face detection, 4k Video Recordingand more.

  • Is there is a microSD card slot on the Samsung Galaxy M31?

    Yes, the smartphone does have a dedicated microSD card slot.

  • Is the Samsung Galaxy M31 worth buying?

    If you are looking for a smartphone under Rs. 20,000 with huge battery, great camera then you can definitely go for the Galaxy M31.

  • Samsung Galaxy M31 alternatives?

    The Realme 6 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro can be considered as an alternative to the Samsung Galaxy M31.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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