The Samsung Galaxy M31 With a 6,000mAh battery and 64-megapixel primary camera, the Galaxy M31 improves upon the popular Galaxy M30s.
- The Galaxy M31 has a 6000 mA battery and comes with a 15 W charger.
- Both the 64GB and 128GB storage variants have 6GB of RAM.
- There are a total of four rear cameras, including a 64-megapixel primary.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Full Review:
Samsung seems to have adopted a few tactics from its Chinese competitors. The Galaxy M-Series and the redesigned A-Series, which debuted a year ago, show that the company not only embraced the idea of offering great specifications at a low price but has been undergoing an upgrade almost twice a year. Not all models that Samsung has introduced in the past year have been a big deal, but both the Galaxy M30 and its follow-up, the Galaxy M30, have found themselves on the list of recommended budget phones.
Not in a mood to slide this pace, we already have the new Samsung Galaxy M31. We’ve only been able to spend some time with it so far, but we can bring you our first impressions.
The title feature of the Galaxy M30S (Review )’s 6000mAh battery goes ahead. The 48-megapixel rear camera has been updated to a 64-megapixel one, and now has a fourth rear camera. The Galaxy M31 has been launched in two variants; Both have 6 GB RAM and you can choose from 64 rupees to 128 GB storage. 14,999 and Rs. 15,999 respectively. For this, we should start a new era of fighting the current top smartphone picks. 15,000.
In terms of appearance, the Galaxy M31 is surprisingly easy. While we are happy enough to see it, it certainly earns current trends and expectations. Some people will easily see the options of Space Black and Ocean Blue color are a little too straightforward (and a rumored red option has not been introduced, at least not yet). It is still to be seen how the glossy finish will hold the scratches and scuffs, but it can very easily lift the fingerprints.
The front of the phone is pretty standard for low-cost devices. The chin is quite dense and has a simple waterway notch at the top of the screen for a single 32-megapixel front camera.
Samsung has used a super ammoled panel which is rather brilliant. If the colors are a little oversaturated, the colors look obvious and bloated. We’ll be swinging some settings and coming soon to see how this works out for us during our detailed review.
The battery is definitely thicker and heavier with this phone at 8.9mm and 191g respectively. Although it does not feel imbalanced in the hand, and the rear provides a decent enough grip that the phone never lagged behind when we reached the top corner of the screen with our thumbs. The rear slightly adjustable curves, which also help with the use and barely protruding camera module.
Speaking of the rear module, we have a 64-megapixel primary camera that uses Samsung’s Isocal GW1 sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 5-megapixel depth. There is a live focus mode and a night mode. The Camera app is almost readily available.
The power button on the right is easy to reach, but it doesn’t have the volume rocker on top. We were happy, however, that the fingerprint sensor on the back was not big enough but it was very conveniently placed. Below is a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone socket, and speakers. There will be two nano-SIMs and a microSD card in the tray on the left.
One disappointment at least on paper is the fact that Samsung does not upgrade the Exynos 9611 processor, which has used some previous Samsung phones, including the Galaxy M30s. Although our experience with the phone has been smooth for the most part, Samsung’s competitors are not sitting still and they already have more powerful options in this price category.
Although we are happy to see Android 10 and Samsung’s WANUI 2.0 skin is relatively polished. During the setup process, we noticed a “receiving marketing information” checkbox, which was checked by default. We also think that an animated lock screens and bright candy-colored wallpapers are overkill.
Being an M-Series device you don’t get a lot of jerks. The box contains nothing but a 15W charger, USB Type-C cable, and SIM ejection pin. The charger and cable are black, which is attractive, but this 6000mAh battery can be a bit weak at 15W for fast charging.
We are testing Samsung’s claims about battery life and camera quality throughout our review, and we will learn more about its software, ergonomics, material quality, display, gaming performance and more.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Specs:
- Screen: Display 6.4-inch, 19.5:9, FHD+ (1080 x 2340px), Super AMOLED.
- Body: Glass front, polycarbonate back and side frame.
- Chipset: Exynos 9611: Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Octa-core CPU (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 and 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53), Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
- Rear camera: Primary 64MP, f/1.8 aperture. Ultra wide-angle 8MP, 5MP Macro camera, 5MP depth sensor, LED flash & 2160p@30fps video recording.
- Front camera: 32MP, f/2.0 aperture.
- Battery: 6,000mAh, 15W charging.
- Memory: 6/64GB or 6/128GB UFS 2.1, Samsung Galaxy M31 dedicated microSD slot for up to 1TB expansion.
- OS: Android 10; Samsung One UI 2.
- Music: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader, FM radio.
- Connectivity: Dual SIM (4G), USB-C; 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac.