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.