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Samsung Galaxy M31 - The price bargain convinces in the test

Affordable and having a lot to offer: The Samsung Galaxy M31 is worth a look.
Affordable and having a lot to offer: The Samsung Galaxy M31 is worth a look.
The Galaxy M31 is affordable and offers a large battery as well as a bright display. We took a closer look at the device and summarize our test results for you here.
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Despite some strong competitors from China, affordable Samsung smartphones are still very popular and that has a good reason: The mid-range Galaxy A series offers several strong smartphones. The Galaxy M series is less known, and in Central Europe it is mostly available exclusively in Samsung's online shop and at some selected partners.

The Samsung Galaxy M31 that we recently tested shows that it is also worth taking a look. Even though the mid-range smartphone that is available for significantly less than 300 Euros (~$348) does not offer any top-end performance values, it is able to convince with its very bright and saturated AMOLED display.

The battery life also convinced us. The smartphone lasted for more than 22 hours in our WLAN test, while at the same time being neither extremely heavy nor too large to carry in the pants pocket.

In the test, we were annoyed by the rather mediocre voice quality and the high power consumption. In addition, the device throttles its performance significantly during longer load. Those who value a clean system also have to first uninstall a bunch of bloatware after the first start, but at least this is possible for most apps without many problems.

The smartphone is also well equipped for international use with numerous LTE frequencies, and the accurate locating was another highlight in our test of the Galaxy M31.

On the other hand, those who value design need to lower their expectations. While the case is robust and shows good workmanship, its shiny plastic does not appear very elegant. But this is also fitting for this smartphone, which prefers to bring solid equipment rather than experimenting.

If you are interested in seeing more details and test results on the Galaxy M31, we recommend our detailed review.

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Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 856 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I initially wrote about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. I was then involved with the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo and worked with social media concepts for large companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to work for Notebookcheck in 2012. Nowadays, I focus on smartphones, tablets, and future technologies. Since 2018 I have been Managing Editor for mobile device reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
contact me via: @FloSchmi26, LinkedIn, Xing
Mark Riege
Translator: Mark Riege - Translator - 212 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Florian Schmitt, 2020-07-24 (Update: 2020-07-22)