The all-new Samsung Galaxy M31 is the latest in the lineup of best smartphones at affordable prices. It is the predecessor of M30 with some radical changes, basically, camera to meet the 2020 standard. With the latest Android 10 and a massive battery, the phone stands out from other smartphones in its price range.
It has all the coolest specs like Crisp AMOLED display, excellent battery life, sleek and glossy look, lightweight, excellent software with decent performance, really good daylight camera experience to name a few. Though it misses some features like low light camera, poor video stability, and the same battery as before. Samsung is known for offering value for money. There are only some competitors of M31 in the market like Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy M31 has a simple and easy design with a sleek and glossy look. The front of the phone has the display going right up to the edge that has a water drop notch for the front camera. The bottom has a chin that won’t be much of a disturbance but serves as a place to hold the phone while watching videos in landscape. On the left it has a volume button and a power button, the right side has a tray for sim and microSD. The bottom of the phone holds a headphone jack, USB-C port, and a loudspeaker.
The top left corner of the back of the phone holds a camera bump with 4 cameras and a flash. Near to the camera, the bump has the fingerprint sensor with a standard fingerprint reading for a lightning-fast unlock experience. The plastic design makes it sturdy and handy though it doesn’t have IP dust and water-resistant. As it is made of it is durable than a glass phone, but it can be prone to scratches.
Samsung Galaxy M31 features a 6.4-inches Super AMOLED display with 2340×1080 resolution. Due to the U-Shaped notch, this makes this Infinity-U Display which is termed by Samsung. You’ll get a vivid display, but with the natural display, it gets even better. The brightness and the color saturation is seemingly awesome, not as good as the AMOLED panel of other expensive Samsung phones.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 runs on Samsung’s latest One UI 2 on top of Android 10. It is powered by Exynos 9611 (10nm) with an Octa-core processor and has Mali-G72 MP3 Graphics. All this with a 6/8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage, enough for the smoothest ride on any smartphone you’d ever have at this price range.
The phone is quite fast and you’ll feel smooth while doing stuff like going through the menu, scrolling the social media news feed, opening various apps, multitasking, and so on. You can play heavier games like PUBG and Call of Duty with ease. The chipset simply dominates other phones in this range in terms of its performance. This phone is pretty darn good for educational, gaming, and entertainment purposes.
Samsung Galaxy M31 features a fantastic Quad camera setup with a 64 MP wide-angle camera with f/1.8 aperture as a primary shooter. It also has an 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 and a 123-degree field of view, 5MP with f/2.4 aperture macro lens, and 5MP with f/2.2 aperture Depth Vision sensor. The camera comes with many features like natural mode, live focus, panorama, HDR, and so on.
You surely won’t complain about the camera as it has improved a lot than its previous version (M30). The scene optimizer is quick to detect scenes and set the camera accordingly. The photo is pretty standard with sharp color, contrast, and has a great dynamic range, moreover, every picture you take will have a lot of details. But learn to be patient for great results.
Video recording lets you capture videos at 4K both primary and selfie cameras. It has the super steady mode that uses the wide-angle camera that minimizes shakes, well-stabilized results were there using this mode although it lacked details. The 4K does not support stabilization.
The selfie shooter is 32MP with an f/2.0 aperture wide-angle camera that lets you shoot a fine selfie. The front camera also shoots 4K video but with poor stabilization. Though the wide camera lets you shoot stabilized videos the video might fail to capture every detail.
Samsung Galaxy M31 has a massive 6000mAh Li-Po battery is what makes the M31 special in its edition. It provides a whole day endurance, even for heavy users. You get a 15W fast charging, which won’t take much time to charge this device. So if you feed this beast in the morning before heading out, you’ll still have plenty of power left for your night gaming or movie session.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Full Specifications:
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 6.4. inches Infinity-U display (approx. 84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (403ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Dimensions:159.2 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm (6.27 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight: 191 grams
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Chipset: Exynos 9611 (10nm)
OS: Android 10, One UI 2.0
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
Dedicated Memory Card slot microSDXC
Internal: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA (Quad)
64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm wide-angle camera, PDAF
8MP, f/2.2, 123° ultra-wide sensor
5MP, f/2.4 macro lens
5MP, f/2.2 DepthVision sensor
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 4K UHD video recording at 30fps (3840×2160), 1080p video recording at 30fps
Features: Steady video, slow motion (240fps)
Front Camera (Single)
32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
Pixel size: 0.8μm
Video: 4K video recording at 30fps, 1080p video recording at 30fps
Technology: GSM/ HSPA/ LTE
2G bands: GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS)/ 1900 / 2100
4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
Speed: HSPA 42.2/ 5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Loudspeaker, 3.5mm audio jack
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Fingerprint sensor(on-screen), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
15W fast charging
05 March 2020
Samsung Galaxy M31 Price in Nepal:
NPR 35,699 (8+128 GB), NPR 30,999 (6+128 GB)
Price in India: INR 17,499 (6+128 GB), INR 19,499 (8+128 GB)
Price in USD: $ 309.89 (6+128 GB)