Picking up from the bad phase Samsung has come up with M series and has been successful ever since. Samsung has now come up with its latest phone Samsung Galaxy M31.
Samsung Galaxy M31 is a natural successor to the Galaxy M30 and Galaxy M30s. It didn’t change much but added a few necessary upgrades to some areas. Primarily, Samsung has kept its focus on the cameras as the Galaxy M31 comes up with a 64MP quad-camera setup. Other key specifications of Samsung Galaxy M31 include an AMOLED display, 6,000mAh battery, and Android 10 software.
Samsung Galaxy M31 specs:
As mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with a familiar design of Samsung M30. It features a plastic unibody panel on the back with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a square-shaped camera module on the top left corner. While the plastic material helps in keeping the smartphone light (despite housing a massive battery), it does make it feel less attractive compared to all-glass phones like the Redmi Note 8 Pro (Review).
The front part of the Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with 6.4-inch full HD+ (2,340 x 1,080) Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, much like its predecessors. The display gets a U-shaped notch up top that houses a selfie camera and a fairly thick chin. The smartphone is available in blue, black and red color options.
The volume and power buttons are placed high up on the right side of the frame, which aren’t always easy to reach with one hand. The bottom of the frame houses a Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a single speaker grille. The left side of the frame is home to the card slot that can hold two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card.
Samsung makes attractive displays, so it’s understandable that the company did not feel the need to make any changes here. The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display looks stunning with vibrant, saturated colors and excellent viewing angles. The display offers good brightness levels also, so you won’t have any issues reading the screen under bright sunlight. The FHD+ screen is sharp and delivers crisp video content in 1080p resolution. With Widevine L1 support, the Galaxy M31 can stream content on Netflix and Amazon Prime video in full HD resolution.
The biggest upgrade to the Galaxy M31 is the cameras. Samsung along with Xiaomi has developed this 64MP out-of-the-box idea to improve the camera department. The quad-camera setup includes a high-resolution 64MP f/1.8 Samsung GW1 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP depth camera, and a 5MP macro lens.
The Galaxy M31’s main camera does take decent daylight photos. With scene optimizer enabled, the camera uses a lot of software processing to boost colors, which you might prefer over more natural tones. So, if you’re capturing flowers, for example, greens will look greener and pinks can turn red. Photos are warmer, which means you won’t be able to capture natural white tones. In this segment, Redmi Note 8 Pro did better than Samsung M31.
Samsung Galaxy M31 is powered by a 2.3GHz Exynos 9611 octa-core chipset based on a 10nm process and equipped with Mali G72 MP3 GPU. This is the same processor that powered the Galaxy M30s as well. Samsung has bumped up the base variant from 4GB RAM to 6GB RAM, which should deliver a smoother multitasking experience. The smartphone comes in 64GB and 128GB storage variants, which can be further expanded by up to 512GB via a microSD card.
Samsung Galaxy M31 houses a massive 6,000mAh battery, which is unchanged from the Galaxy M30s. It is good to see that Samsung has not downgraded the battery, because this truly sets the smartphone apart from most of its rivals in this segment. From day-to-day usage to gaming and media consumption and standby time, the Galaxy M31’s battery life is simply terrific. The phone can easily last well over a day with intensive usage and can last a day and a half on lighter use that simply involves browsing through social media and messaging.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Price:
It has a starting price range of Rs.14,999.