The Samsung Galaxy M31 was officially launched on 25th February in India. It comes with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio display, which provides the users with a fabulous experience of gaming, watching videos, video calls and more. The main camera on the rear features a four-sensor setup: a standard 64-megapixel main camera supplemented by an 8 megapixel 123* ultra-wide camera, a tele-lens of 5- megapixels, and a 5-megapixel sensor for depth estimation in Portrait mode.

The Phone comes in two variants:

  • 6GB RAM +64 GB internal storage costs Rs. 15,999 INR
  • 6GB RAM +128 GB internal storage priced at Rs.16,999 INR

Additionally, the company offers an extra Rs.1, 000 discount on the product. The sale is live since 25th Feb onwards on Amazon.in, Samsung.com and some retail stores.

In order to test its ability, engineers captured more than 1600 images and evaluate it and videos of 2 hours duration are controlled in indoor and outdoor segments. The performance of the photo is outstanding with persistently accurate exposures over lighting conditions, wide dynamic range and noise quality. This model has extra ordinary zoom features for recording high levels of details. The Blur effect is also very effective while taking snaps.

This model is dedicated with Exynos 9611 SoC and has Octa-core processor with high performance ARM Cortex-A73 with clock speed of 2.3GHz. It is digitised with Mali-G72 GPU for latest graphics.

From the operating point of view it is established with OneUI 2.0 on top of Android 10. Aside from Google apps, Netflix, Facebook, Candy Crush Saga and Samsung Max is installed and supported. This handset also assigned with Dark Mode and Focus Mode. The Dolby Atmos feature works only on headset and earphones. The most important attribute is the parental control which protect from children.

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Positives

  • Good camera quality in daylight
  • Crisp AMOLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent performance

Negatives

  • Low-light camera performance is not good
  • Spammy notifications
  • Video stabilisation is poor
  • Very low video stabilization.

Samsung M31 Review: Camera

Samsung Galaxy M31 comprise with quad-camera at back and single high clarity camera in the front for video calling and Selfie. Continuous shooting mode and High Dynamic Range Mode is supported in this device.

In the clarity and performance history Samsung stands as an iconic brand in the industry. The camera of this model is very quick to detect things and lock focus in daylight. HDR mode is automatic as per the need. The camera has also ability to separate the object and background while taking close-ups.

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Samsung M31 Review: Rear Camera

This mobile phone comes with high intensity of 64-megapixel with f/1.8 which is 8X Digital Zoom (26mm focal length and 1.7” sensor size) along with 8-megapixel with f/22 wide-angle/ultra wide angle camera (12mm focal length and 4.0” sensor size) and 5-megapixel with f/2.4 (25mm focal length and 5.0” sensor size) and the final one is also 5-megapixel with f/2.2and has depth camera for various purpose.

Those cameras come with LED flash, HDR Mode, Panorama assist, Wide-angle mode, etc.

Samsung M31 Review: Selfie Camera

So as to get a proper Selfie with high resolution, Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with a 32-megapixel front camera with HDR mode.

Samsung M31 Review: Battery

In order to stay for a long time multi-tasking, Samsung Galaxy M31 is installed with a powerful Li-Po battery of 6000 mAh with fast charging of 15W charger.

Due to its fast response the battery will not discharge over a longer period of time and the finger print scanner is very quick to unlock. The talk time of the phone up to 48 hours with 4G support.

The high definition games like PUBG Mobile can be played easily with HD mode for longer period of time and the frame rate is set high. This model does not have any heat issue.

Samsung M31 Review: Display

Samsung Galaxy M31 is framed with Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 16M colours and the size is 6.4 inches with protection shield of Corning Gorilla Glass v3. This screen has a magnificent resolution of 1080*2340 pixels with aspect ratio of 19:5:9 and the pixel density is 403ppi.

The Samsung mobiles are enriched with the finest display and the clarity is very high as compared to other device.

Samsung M31 Review: Storage

This model is built and enriched with 64GB ROM and has expandable features up to 512GB and has OTG support.

Samsung M31 Review: Network

Samsung Galaxy M31 has dual standby support and has Nano SIM slot for both. Both the slots support VoLTE features. This model supports Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS (A-GPS) and USB Type-C.

Samsung M31 Review: Design

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This phone comes with elegant colours like Ocean Blue, Space Black, and Red with the variation of prices. The 6.4 inch display with water drop cuts which is otherwise called Infinity U display. Due to its elegant design it is very comfortable to hold. The sides of the phone is slightly curved for firm grip in hands. The power button and volume buttons are positioned opposite as compared to old models.

On the left hand side the SIM tray is placed and has 3.5mm headphone jack. The USB Type-C port is supported.

On the backend the cameras are arranged in the sequence so as to look classy. The finger print scanner is also placed in such a manner that it is easy to access.

Samsung M31 Review: Body

Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with a lightweight body with a mass of 191 g. This model is built with Glass front, Plastic back and frame. This model is built to support DUAL SIM features (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) with GSM feature enabled.

Some special features like Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Gyroscope are also elevated in this device.

Conclusion

Due to its latest features and technology, I would love to buy Samsung Galaxy M31 with amazing body colours and enjoy the latest features.

This model is worth of money and has elegant sleek design to handle perfectly. The name itself is trust so that one can suggest to go for Samsung.

SUMMARY
Price In India 14, 999 INR /15,999 INR
Performance Samsung Exynos 9611 Octa core
Storage 64 GB / 128 GB
Camera 64+8+5+5 MP
Battery 6000 mAh
Display 6.4″ (16.21 cm)
Ram 4GB / 6 GB
Launch Date In India March 4, 2020 (Official)
KEY SPECS
Front Camera 32 MP
Battery 6000 mAh
Processor Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611
Display 6.4 inches
Ram 6 GB
Rear Camera 64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP
SPECIAL FEATURES
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
GENERAL
Quick Charging Yes
Operating System Android v10 (Q)
Sim Slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
Model Galaxy M31
Launch Date March 4, 2020 (Official)
Custom Ui Samsung One UI
Brand Samsung
Sim Size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Features Dolby Atmos
Fm Radio Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Loudspeaker Yes
PERFORMANCE
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611
Graphics Mali-G72 MP3
Processor Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
Architecture 64 bit
Ram 6 GB
DESIGN
Width 75.1 mm
Weight 191 grams
Build Material Back: Plastic
Thickness 8.9 mm
Height 159.2 mm
Colours Black, Blue
DISPLAY
Display Type Super AMOLED
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Bezelless Display Yes with waterdrop notch
Pixel Density 403 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass v3
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated 83.92 %
Screen Size 6.4 inches (16.21 cm)
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Touch Screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
STORAGE
User Available Storage Up to 49 GB
Internal Memory 64 GB
Usb Otg Support Yes
Expandable Memory Yes Up to 512 GB
CAMERA
Camera Setup Single
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Camera Features 8 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution 9000 x 7000 Pixels
Sensor Exmor RS
Autofocus No
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution 32 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 2.8″ sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)
Physical Aperture F2.0
Optical Image Stabilisation No
Flash No
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
BATTERY
User Replaceable No
Talktime Up to 48 Hours(4G)
Type Li-ion
Quick Charging Yes Fast, 15W
Capacity 6000 mAh
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
Wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Usb Typec Yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Sar Value Head: 0.383 W/kg
Nfc No
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Sim Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Sim 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Wifi Features Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v5.0
Volte Yes
Usb Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging