Samsung Galaxy M31 Review | Powerful and Affordable Option


Samsung Galaxy M31 Review |

Big Highlights

Galaxy M31 official price starts at INR 15,999

Galaxy M31 comes packed with Exynos 9611 SoC

Galaxy M31 offers an excellent battery life

It comes with a quad-camera setup

Samsung Galaxy M series is quite special in terms of packing in a lot of features along with providing affordability for its customers and that’s why it has gained a lot of respect and popularity for itself in the Indian market.

Samsung has managed to lower prices by selling these models online, reducing distribution costs. Samsung has launched a successor to the Galaxy M30s, in the form of Galaxy M31. This device offers a quad-camera setup. Samsung is offering Galaxy M31 in two colours, Ocean Blue and Space Black.

Galaxy M31 Design

The Galaxy M31 sports a big 6.4-inch display with an Infinity U display. Just like with other M series smartphones, Samsung has used plastic in the construction of the Galaxy M31. The earpiece is sleek and sits right above the display in the frame of the smartphone.

Galaxy M31 feels quite comfortable to hold and the sides are slightly curved which helps in griping the device in an elegant manner. The Galaxy M31 has a 3.5mm headphone jack, primary microphone, USB Type-C port, and speaker at the bottom of the body.

As far as the camera module is concerned, it packs in a quad-camera setup. Next to this is the fingerprint scanner which is quite comfortably placed in the device. The Galaxy M31 sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display which is quite good for viewing content.

One of the big highlights of this device is its battery power – the Galaxy M31 packs in a massive 6,000mAh battery and weighs just 191g – this makes this smartphone quite an interesting proposition for those who want more from life from their devices. Samsung is providing a 15W charger in the box which should help keep charging times down to a minimum.

Galaxy M31 specifications and features

Galaxy M31 sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with full-HD+ resolution. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection which should keep it from picking up scratches too easily. The display has good viewing angles for both indoors as well as outdoor conditions.

Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with Exynos 9611 SoC. This is an octa-core processor that comes packed with four ARM Cortex-A73 cores. As far as graphics is concerned, it has the Mali-G72 GPU.

The Galaxy M31 has two Nano-SIM slots and has support for 4G as well as VoLTE. It also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Storage is expandable by up to 512GB.

Galaxy M31 comes with all the advantages that come with Android 10 such as Dark Mode or Focus Mode. Digital Wellbeing and Parental Controls are also present on the device. Additionally, gesture features such as double-tap to wake, gesture screenshot are also present on this device.

Galaxy M31 performance and battery life

This is a great device for multi-tasking and long time usage on single charge is also quite good on this device. While reviewing this device, we played games, viewed HD content on YouTube and also made calls, used Maps etc – and we did not find any sort of lag in its performance. The device is fairly quick to load up apps and as it carries plenty of RAM, multitasking is super smooth.

The fingerprint scanner is also quite quick to unlock the smartphone, and the selfie camera on this device also does a decent job with face recognition as well.

Samsung Galaxy M31 camera performance

This device packs in a great camera setup which is ideal for today’s fast changing photographic needs of consumers. Galaxy M31 comes with a quad-camera setup at the back and a single 32-megapixel selfie shooter. The primary camera of this device has a 64-megapixel resolution and f/1.8 aperture.

It also carries an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera sensor with a 123-degree field of view and an f/2.2 aperture. Additionally it has a 5-megapixel depth sensor and a 5-megapixel macro camera as well.

The results with this camera setup are quite good and we were able to capture amazing colors during daylight as well as low-light conditions. It is important to note that Galaxy M31 has got this capability of separating subjects and backgrounds quite easily – when shooting close-up shots.

The macro camera takes decent shots as well. And there is a Super Steady mode that uses the wide-angle-camera and crops the frame to minimize the impact of shaky conditions. Overall, the camera setup in Galaxy M31 is quite good and provides interesting set of features in this price range.

Final Verdict

Samsung Galaxy M31 is a great option for those who are looking for top-notch features at an affordable price point. With Galaxy M31, Samsung has upgraded the RAM, put in a fourth rear camera, and preloaded Android 10. The Exynos 9611 is capable of great level of multi-tasking activities.

When it comes to battery life – this device offers more than what you can expect. We were easily able to go on for two days without needing another charge. This is a great asset especially for those who always want more from their devices.