Samsung M31 review
The Samsung Galaxy M31 is a mid-range smartphone from one of the world’s most trusted companies. The range starts at Rs. 17,499, and goes up-to Rs 20,499. The Galaxy M31 has a powerful processor Exynos 9611, awesome display, monster battery with long battery life and most importantly, great front and rear cameras. The phone comes in three variants, one with 6GB RAM/64GB storage, the other with 6GB RAM/128 GB storage and the third one with 8 GB ram/128 GB storage.
|Performance||Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611|
|Display||6.4 inches sAMOLED FHD+ Display|
|Rear Camera||64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP|
|Front Camera||32 MP|
|Storage||64/128 GB, Expandable upto 512 GB|
|Ram||6 GB/ 8 GB|
|Price in India||17499/ 20499|
Samsung M31: Worthful Device
The front of the phone has an 64-inch AMOLED infinity-U display which gets a waterdrop style notch over the screen. The 6.4-inch super AMOLED display is perfect for watching movies, editing videos and reading epapers. The display is bright, colourful and perfect for watching HDR videos. That’s typical of a Samsung AMOLED display. Flip the phone, and you will notice the rectangular camera bump on the top left. This setup is similar to that of the Galaxy S series. On the left side there’s the SIM tray, while on the right, there’s a power button and volume rocker. On the bottom, there’s a USB-C port, a speaker and a headphone jack. The fingerprint sensor is present at the back of the phone and gives super quick response.
Galaxy M31’s back panel is made of polycarbonate plastic which is durable and won’t take scratches that easily. Smartphones with glass build in the backside are more vulnerable to break on fall. The Samsung M31 here provides a solution to this and will be durable. The build quality is solid, though there is no waterproof rating. You can get the Galaxy M31 in Space Black and Ocean Blue color options.
And how long does the battery last on the Galaxy M31?
The Galaxy M31 is powered by a 6,000mAh battery that can easily get you through two days. A 15W bundled fast charger comes in the box along with the smartphone and will come handy .
What’s striking about the Cameras
Samsung has improved the camera quality on the Galaxy M31. On the back of the phone, you will find a 64MP primary sensor with an f/1.8( Upto 8x Digital Zoom) lens, a 8 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(12 mm focal length, 4.0″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size) a 5 MP f/2.4 Camera(25 mm focal length, 5.0″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size) which is for close-up shots while the 5MP f/2.2, Depth Camera is capable of taking portrait shots with live focus.
Galaxy M31 has video capability with 4K recording and it supports slow-mo, Hyperlapse and super-steady modes. In addition, Galaxy M31 also has night mode for awesome low light photography. The 32MP front camera also supports 4K video recording and slow-mo selfies.
|Operating System||Android v10 (Q)|
|Sim Slots||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE|
|Custom Ui||Samsung One UI|
|Rear Camera set-up||Quad Camera set-up|
|Sim Size||SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano|
|Network||4G: Available (supports Indian bands), 3G: Available, 2G: Available|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, Back mounted, Quick response|
|Face Unlock||Yes, Quick response|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611|
|Processor||Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)|
|Ram||6 GB/8 GB|
|Quick Charging||Yes, Fast, 15W|
|Talk Time||Upto 48 hrs(4G)|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED|
|Bezelless Display||Yes, with Water-drop notch|
|Pixel Density||403 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v3|
|Screen To Body Ratio Calculated||83.92 %|
|Screen Size||6.4 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2340Pixels|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Colours||Space Black, Ocean Blue|
|Rear/ Front Camera Setup||Quad/Single|
|Camera Features||8x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Image Resolution||9000 x 7000 Pixels|
|Resolution||64 MP f/1.8 Primary Camera, 8 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera, 5 MP f/2.4 Camera, 5 MP f/2.2, Depth Camera|
|Rear/ Front Physical Aperture||F1.8/F2.0|
|Front Camera Resolution||32 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera|
|Video Recording||4K @ 30 fps, 1080×720 @ 240 fps|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Optical image stabilization||No|
|Audio Jack||3.5 MM|
|Audio Features||Dolby Atmos|
Overall, in my opinion, the smartphone is simply great considering the price. The smartphone’s powerful processor will help you perform day-to-day functions with much ease. Moreover, the battery will easily last 2 days. The phone provides great value or money. If you are looking for Mid-Range phones then galaxy M31 is the perfect choice.