Samsung Galaxy M31 Review
The Samsung Galaxy M series has gained a lot of popularity thanks to affordable prices and up-to-date hardware. Samsung has managed to lower prices by selling these models online, reducing distribution costs. The sub-Rs. 15,000 Samsung Galaxy M30 set the pace, and a refreshed version, the Galaxy M30s, really helped the company strengthen its position in this segment. Samsung has now launched a successor to the Galaxy M30s, called the Galaxy M31. You now get a quad-camera setup, an upgrade from the triple camera setup on the M30s. However, the processor and the battery capacity remain unchanged. Will this be enough to keep the Galaxy M series competitive in the market? We review the Galaxy M31 to find out.
Display and Design
Samsung Galaxy M31 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ sAMOLED Infinity-U display. The resolution of the panel is 1080x2340 pixels with 411PPI. Having a good screen resolution with decent PPI makes sharp images and reading convenient on Galaxy M31. The aspect ratio of the phone is 19.5:9 along with the 90.4% of screen to body ratio. Buyers can experience better viewing with a sAMOLED display that has narrow bezels.
The build quality of the phone looks solid. The back panel is plastic built with a glossy finish like other recent Galaxy phones. The M31 has a dedicated fingerprint sensor on the back and includes 3.5mm jack.
Samsung Galaxy M31 specifications and features
The spec sheet of the Galaxy M31 looks similar to that of the Galaxy M30s. It sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with full-HD+ resolution. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection which should keep it from picking up scratches too easily. The display has good viewing angles and is legible when outdoors. There are two colour profiles to choose from, and you can also change the white balance.
Samsung has retained the Exynos 9611 SoC from the Galaxy M30s. This is an octa-core processor with four performance ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four efficiency Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. For graphics, it has the Mali-G72 GPU. You get 6GB of RAM and a choice between between a 64GB storage variant and a 128GB storage variant for Rs. 15,999 or Rs. 16,999 respectively. However, Samsung is offering a Rs. 1,000 discount which brings the prices down to Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 15,999 respectively. The duration of this offer has not been specified.
Configuration and Camera
Samsung Galaxy M31 runs on the latest version of Android 10, powered by its own Exynos 9611 chipset. It employs 6GB of RAM and has Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Coupled with good GPU and better RAM, this phone may experience you in better multitasking and gaming performance
Galaxy M31 has a powerful set of quad lenses on the rear. The quartet includes a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP wide-angle lens, 5MP macro lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. The arrangement is quite standard for phones in the price segment. The use of extra sensors makes the camera system versatile and more engaging for regular consumers.
Galaxy M31 is backed by a massive 6000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging. Buyers won't have to worry about battery performance with the ample size of the battery it holds underneath. The support of fast charging would ensure that the battery tops up quickly in crisis situations.