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Samsung Galaxy A31

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Samsung Galaxy A31
Samsung Galaxy A31
Processor
Mediatek Helio P65 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, or 6GB
Display
6.4 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 411 PPI, Capacitive, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes
Storage
64GB / 128GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 159.3 x 73.1 ( = 0.34 x 6.27 x 2.88 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix Quad: 48MP (f/2.0, 26mm, 1/2.0", 0.8µm) + 8MP (f/2.2, 13mm, 1/4.0", 1.12µm) + 5MP (f/2.4) + 5MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
185 g ( = 6.53 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
250 Euro

 

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Average Score: 68.44% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 38 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 65%, features: 73%, display: 83% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A31

70% Samsung Galaxy A31 review: Capable and reliable
Source: Gadgets Now English
The Samsung Galaxy A31 is a decent smartphone but it is facing competition in-house only. Priced at Rs 20,999, the smartphone ticks all the boxes but its M-series sibling the Galaxy M31 is a better and much affordable option. Display and battery are the highlights of the smartphone. And one cannot overlook its comfortable and sleek design. In all, it is a capable smartphone designed for Samsung fans only.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Watching movies on the Samsung Galaxy A31 is surprisingly enjoyable
Source: Tech Nave English
While the Samsung Galaxy S and Note series are the flagships that get the most attention, the Galaxy A series is also doing quite well in the smartphone industry. In fact, the Galaxy A51 was the most shipped Android phone of Q1 2020 for being affordable with respectable tech specs. It's currently priced at RM1399 but if you're still looking for something cheaper, you can opt for the Galaxy A31 at RM1099.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2020
Samsung Galaxy A31 - Gaming and Camera Review
Source: Manila Shaker English
A year ago, Samsung managed to release the best mid-range smartphone in the market — the Galaxy A50. Two iterations later, the company lost the title to Xiaomi and Realme. Instead of learning from experience, the company brute forces its way into the competition by releasing tons of mid-range phones in nearly every price segment. At P17,990, the Galaxy A51‘s price is a tough pill to swallow. However, if you want something under P15,000, the Galaxy A31 costs P14,990 and offers nearly everything that the Galaxy A51 has. Here is our camera and gaming review of the Samsung Galaxy A31.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2020
73% Samsung Galaxy A31 Review – Helio P65 is Good!?
Source: Manila Shaker English
Samsung Galaxy A31 has one of the best displays in its price point, thanks to Super AMOLED. While we don't mind the underperforming Helio P65 when it comes to day-to-day tasks, the lack of software support from the MediaTek's chipset keeps us from recommending this phone. You're missing Night Mode, Video Pro Mode, electronic stabilization, and 4K recording. All these features are found on almost all mid-range phones. If you like a Samsung alternative, the Galaxy M31 may be worth purchasing more than this one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 85% mobility: 90%
62% Samsung Galaxy A31 review
Source: GSM Arena English
All the while, devices like the Galaxy A51 and especially the Galaxy M31 manage to fill most of the holes left inside the A31's specs and feature sheet, while also staying at or close to its original budget. For that reason alone, and before even looking around, outside Samsung's current offers, we find it hard to recommend the Galaxy A31. You can get more for your money elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 62%
Samsung Galaxy A31 Review: Performs Better Than Its Price Suggests
Source: Lowyat.net English
The Samsung Galaxy A31 is a good phone to pick up if you’re looking to pick up a good deal in the lower midrange bracket. And that’s not an association that you can make everyday. Despite it’s benchmark score, it works very well in real-world situations. It’s camera has its usual Samsung characteristics, which is usually a safe bet if you’re into smartphone photography. Battery life is also sufficient for everyday use, even if you push it regularly. All-in-all, the Samsung Galaxy A31 is a pretty good pick for a phone in the lower mid-range bracket. If you’re looking for a phone in this range, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2020
70% Samsung Galaxy A31 review: Devilish details
Source: Htxt Africa English
Samsung Galaxy A31 is a good phone overall, but is really let down by the processor and RAM offering performance that isn't on par with the great screen, cameras and battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A31 Review - Good for all your daily tasks
Source: Tech Nave English
My experience with the Samsung A31 was very good and I recommend it if you want a mid-range smartphone that has no gimmicks and will not disappoint you when you need it. I'd got as far as to say that Samsung managed what it boasted in the Galaxy A Black Pink ad: "Awesome Screen, OK Camera, Long Lasting Battery Life."
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2020
60% Samsung Galaxy A31 review: An A-lister you should probably ignore
Source: Neowin English
The Galaxy A31 is priced at Rs 21,999 ($300) in India. At that price, the device misses out on a lot of features that one can find in devices that are over $100-$120 cheaper than it. The Galaxy A30 was priced noticeably cheaper than the A31 in the region so it is a bit surprising to see Samsung jack up the prices by over $60 for a mid-range phone without bringing any major performance improvements to the table.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy A31 review: A good phone for the non-gamers out there
Source: Sam Mobile English
I’ll keep this short: If you’re wondering whether the Galaxy A31 is a phone you should purchase or skip, you have to ask yourself what your priorities are. If you think you will be doing any serious gaming that involves playing titles like PUBG, you are better off spending extra and buying the Galaxy A51. If your budget is tight and you’re not a heavy gamer, then the Galaxy A31 can serve you well. Just don’t expect it to excel in anything but battery life and display quality, and you will have no complaints.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2020
60% Samsung Galaxy A31 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
I'm struggling to find a good reason for the Galaxy A31 to exist, and I honestly cannot think of one. It seems as though Samsung has launched it simply to fill the price gap between the Galaxy A50s (Review) and the Galaxy A51 (Review) — either of which would be a much better pick than the Galaxy A31. Battery life is the main standout feature here, along with the decent build quality and display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A31 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
Moving to the verdict, the Samsung Galaxy A31 is good for those who want a phone with attractive design, light in weight, and a good display and battery life. The Galaxy A31 is a fairly good upgrade over the Galaxy A30, the battery is upgraded, the performance is now better, and the camera is upgraded to quad-setup. But camera enthusiasts should find a better deal, you will miss the 4K, slow-motion, and 60fps video capturing capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2020
Review – Samsung Galaxy A31: A new entry point to its vast ecosystem
Source: NLT English
Samsung had been making waves in the mid-range smartphone market with the Galaxy A51. I was surprised to know that it’s Samsung’s best-seller in Q1 2020, according to Canalys. Now, we have the new Galaxy A31.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2020

Foreign Reviews

81% Samsung Galaxy A31: Test des günstigen Android-Smartphones
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 81%
80% Recensione SAMSUNG GALAXY A31
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% display: 85% mobility: 87% workmanship: 72%
60% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A31: fa numero ma non graffia
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 63% features: 73%
Đánh giá hiệu năng và thời lượng pin Samsung Galaxy A31
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; long battery life; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2020
Đánh giá thiết kế Samsung Galaxy A31: Mặt lưng độc đáo, màn hình đẹp
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; simple design; solid workmanship; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2020
Giảm hơn 1 triệu đồng, giá Samsung Galaxy A31 “ngon” hơn bao giờ, mua ngay kẻo lỡ
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; nice display; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2020
Những điều ấn tượng sau khi dùng Samsung Galaxy A31: Camera macro và màn hình rất tốt
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive macro cameras; excellent display; good price; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2020
Đánh Giá Samsung Galaxy A31: Cuộc "Nội Chiến" Ở Phân Khúc Tầm Trung
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; high autonomy; powerful processor. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2020
Samsung Galaxy A31: tiếp nối tiên phong, lựa chọn tốt nhất trong tầm giá
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive macro cameras; frameless display; good price; modern design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2020
Trải nghiệm Samsung Galaxy A31: đủ những thứ bạn muốn trên một chiếc smartphone
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice cameras; long battery life; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2020
Chọn điện thoại chụp hình đẹp, pin trâu, khó ai vượt qua Samsung Galaxy A31
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Great cameras; long battery life; modern design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2020
Đánh giá nhanh Galaxy A31: Lựa chọn tốt dành cho “genZ”, chụp ảnh, “săn trend” cả ngày không lo hết pin
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice cameras; stylish design; compact size; light weight; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Samsung Galaxy A31: Thời lượng pin phê pha, chụp ảnh ngược sáng bắt mắt
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice cameras. Negative: Average gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2020
Trên tay Galaxy A31: chi ra 6,5 triệu người dùng sẽ có gì ?
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Good price; modern design; big screen; nice display; long battery life; great cameras. Negative: Plastic case; average gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2020
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy A31: Chiếc smartphone giúp trải nghiệm bắt trend của genZ vui trọn ngày
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice cameras; long battery life; high performance; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2020
Chi tiết Galaxy A31 - pin lớn, 4 camera, giá 6,5 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice quad cameras; good hardware; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2020
Galaxy A31 - 4 camera, pin 5.000 mAh giúp giới trẻ giải trí mùa dịch
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; large battery capacity; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2020
Trên tay Galaxy A31: ngoại hình chuẩn mực dòng A, 4 camera 48MP, pin 5000mAh
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice quad cameras; large battery capacity; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2020
Với 6 triệu hơn, người dùng sẽ nhận trải nghiệm gì từ Samsung Galaxy A31?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; powerful hardware; long battery life; modern design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2020
Khui hộp Samsung Galaxy A31 tại Việt Nam: Lựa chọn lý tưởng cho gen Z thỏa sức sáng tạo
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive macro cameras; nice display; great quad cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2020
Galaxy A31 ra mắt tại VN: Chip Helio P65, có camera macro, pin 5000mAh, giá 6.5 triệu đồng
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; impressive macro cameras; large battery capacity; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2020
Samsung Galaxy A31 chính thức ra mắt – Smartphone có Camera Macro giá 6,49 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive macro cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2020
Mở hộp Galaxy A31 smartphone dành cho người trẻ: Màn hình Infinity-U, camera macro 5MP “siêu trendy”, pin 5000 mAh, giá 6.49 triệu đồng
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Infinity-U display; nice macro cameras; large battery capacity; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2020
Trên tay nhanh Galaxy A31 tại Việt Nam: Có nhiều điểm nhấn, không biết lên kệ giá tốt hay không nhỉ?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; long battery life; decent hardware.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2020
Review Singkat Samsung Galaxy A31: Smartphone Serba Cukup
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice cameras; long battery life; decent hardware; NFC chip.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2020

Comment

Model:

The Samsung Galaxy A31 is Samsung’s latest mid-range smartphone. Although mid-range, it features several top features, such as a four-lens camera, a 6.4” Super-AMOLED display and a 5,000mAh battery capacity. The Galaxy A31's back adopted a unique ice-crystal lattice design, using geometric lines and 3D glass material, which can reflect colourful gloss under the light. In addition to Prism Crush Black, there are two other colour schemes, namely Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Blue. The overall design is very similar to the Galaxy A51 and A71. The frame part is made of plastic material with a polished design, with a SIM card slot on the left; the volume adjustment key and power key are on the right. The top of the build is equipped with a microphone, whereas the bottom houses a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Type-C interface, a microphone and a speaker. The Samsung Galaxy A31 runs on a MediaTek Helio P65 with 6 GB of RAM + 128 GB of ROM. As for the display, the Galaxy A31 is equipped with a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super-AMOLED screen, using an Infinity-U design plus a 20:9 screen ratio, which helps to broaden the field of vision when watching movies or to experience the ultimate visual enjoyment while playing games. In addition, the Galaxy A31 provides a dark mode that everyone loves, and also has an eye-protection mode, allowing players to adjust the appropriate eye protection when using the phone in a dark light environment, thus reducing eye fatigue and protecting the eyes.

The Galaxy A31 is equipped with a powerful four-lens camera. These four lenses are placed in an L-shaped arrangement. They comprise a 48MP super-clear main camera, an 8MP super-wide-angle lens, and a 5MP depth-of-field lens. This lens and the 5MP macro lens also support AI-scene recognition, which automatically adjusts the best colour mode, so that users can take good pictures in any scene. The 48MP ultra-clear main camera can bring high-resolution images; the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens can show a wide viewing angle of 123°; the 5MP depth-of-field lens combined with multiple depth-of-field effects makes the subject more prominent, and the 5MP macro lens allows user to take details at close range of up to 5 cm. As for the battery configuration, the Galaxy A31 has a built-in 5,000mAh battery that can provide super long-lasting battery life for streaming albums, browsing the internet, playing demanding games, etc. At the same time, the mobile phone also supports 15W lightning-fast charging to quickly charge the battery. In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy A31 is a mid-range performance smartphone with decent performance. The display is pleasing to the eyes, which is another highlight of the smartphone. The long-lasting battery makes it the perfect device for power users who use their smartphone heavily.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G52 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Helio P65: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x big ARM Cortex-A75 cores with up to 2 GHz and 6x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores.  Integrates a Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), ARM Mali-G52 MP2 GPU and a AI processing unit.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.4":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.185 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


68.44%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-05-30 (Update: 2020-05-30)