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Samsung Galaxy M31

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy M31
Samsung Galaxy M31 (Galaxy M Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 9611 8 x 1.7 - 2.3 GHz, Exynos 7 Series
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 64 GB 
, 64GB / 128GB, 49 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, 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, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41/​B66) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 159.2 x 75.1 ( = 0.35 x 6.27 x 2.96 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison AF, LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 5.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (camera 3); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, depth sharpness (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.0, 26mm, 1/2.8", 0.8µm
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker at the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.482 W/​kg (head), 1.127 W/​kg (body); LTE speed: 600 Mbps (download), 150 Mbps (upload), fanless
Weight
191 g ( = 6.74 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 57 g ( = 2.01 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
270 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.04% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 42 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 58%, features: 73%, display: 87% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy M31

79.6% Samsung Galaxy M31 Smartphone Review – Average with some highlights | Notebookcheck
While the Samsung Galaxy M31 is not available everywhere, it is an interesting mid-range alternative with its huge battery and four-camera system. However, since you have to live with a small amount of storage, is the smartphone still worth it?
80% Samsung Galaxy M31 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
I'm still shocked that you can pick up a £245 smartphone with a vibrant AMOLED screen and two-day battery life. For anyone who binges content on their phone, the Samsung Galaxy M31 is an absolute bargain, just don't expect it to wow you in other areas.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy M31 Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Samsung Galaxy M31 is no one-trick pony, as it provides a lot more than its huge battery. It also nets decent performance, is a very capable camera phone, and is a joy to actually use thanks to the great display and UI.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2020
Samsung Galaxy M31 Unboxing and Hands-on
Source: Yugatech English
Hands-On, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/27/2020
Samsung Galaxy M31 Review: A compelling well-rounded smartphone under 15,000 INR
Source: Gadget Diary English
During the review, we were fairly impressed with Galaxy M31 for the most part though we had some nitpicks that include not so good low-light photography and lack of an in-display fingerprint sensor. Nevertheless, packed with a crisp and vibrant AMOLED display, a highly durable 6,000mAh battery, impressive 64MP quad camera, and a dependable chipset coupled with an adequate amount of RAM the Galaxy M31 makes a strong case for it. If you are in need of buying an affordable but a well-rounded phone without sacrificing the brand cachet, the Galaxy M31 is certainly a good option for you at present. Go for it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2020
70% Samsung Galaxy M31 review: Bang for the buck
Source: Gadgets Now English
The Samsung Galaxy M31 is a good option if you are looking for a device under Rs 20,000. It offers some really good specifications such as a quad-camera setup and a 6000mAh battery and that too with fast charging support. In terms of performance also the smartphone will not disappoint you. The smartphone comes under the budget segment but it doesn’t look like one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy M31 Review
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Samsung Galaxy M31 is a refined product as compared to its predecessors. Whether be it watching content on AMOLED screen or taking photos from the four cameras, the Galaxy M31 sure looks like a rightful heir of the Galaxy M30s. The battery life is the major highlight of the smartphone, which no other competitor is offering right now at this price point. That said, we felt that the company could have bumped up the processor in order to give a stiff competition to its rivals. The Poco X2 and Realme 6 offers you better chipset along with higher refresh rate and more. That said, if you are looking for a smartphone that gives you long-lasting battery life, then Galaxy M31 is meant for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2020
Samsung Galaxy M31 Review — Minor yet worthy upgrade to Galaxy M30s
Source: Fone Arena English
Overall, the Galaxy M31, is a good upgrade to last year’s M30s at competitive starting price of Rs. 14,999. It has upgraded cameras, while retaining the same AMOLED display and the huge 6000mAh battery, and most importantly comes with an ambient light snesor for brightness adjustment. Average low-light camera performance, plastic body and lack of Samsung Pay, Secure Folder, Samsung Knox are few things that needs to be compromised.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2020
Samsung Galaxy M31 review: Another compelling budget Galaxy phone
Source: Sam Mobile English
The Galaxy M31 is more or less a Galaxy M30s with a macro camera, a higher-resolution main camera, more RAM on the base variant, and newer software out of the box. And the Galaxy M30s’ base variant, priced at Rs 12,999, is the better pick if you’re on an extremely tight budget. If you have Rs 14,999 lying around, then the Galaxy M31 offers excellent value for money. It would have been nice to see more feature-packed software, better quality from the 64MP rear camera in low light, and perhaps an Infinity-O display with smaller bezels, but for the asking price, these are all nitpicks that shouldn’t affect your decision to get the phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2020
90% Samsung Galaxy M31 review: The ‘Paisa vasool’ smartphone
Source: The Indian Express English
You know the good thing about the Galaxy M31 is that there are very few negatives. I have tested a lot of mid-range smartphones, but there’s hardly any of them that stood out on all parameters. The combination of simple looks, lightweight design, capable quad cameras – and perhaps above all the insanely long battery life makes the Galaxy 31 worth the money. At Rs 14,999, I am not missing out on a flagship smartphone and that really is something Samsung’s strategy to sell the Galaxy M30s. I have a sneaky feeling that the Galaxy M31 is Samsung’s “iPhone XR” in the mid-range segment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy M31 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Samsung has seen success with the Galaxy M30s, so it didn't want to fix what isn't broken. What the company has done is upgraded the RAM, put in a fourth rear camera, and preloaded Android 10. The Galaxy M31 does not feel like a completely new device, but more like an update to the Galaxy M30s.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy M31 Review: Big battery and powerful cameras on a budget
Source: India Today English
As the successor of the Galaxy M30 from last year, the Galaxy M31 makes for a good upgrade. However, its competition still is the Galaxy M30s which also flaunts the same processor, but a RAM chip with 2GB less memory on it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy M31 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
We'll be putting Samsung's claims about battery life and camera quality to the test in our full review, and we'll also get into much more detail about its software, ergonomics, material quality, display, gaming performance, and more. Do stay tuned to Gadgets 360!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2020
Samsung Galaxy M31 First Impressions: Sleek design, powerful battery backup are key highlights
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To conclude, the Galaxy M31 is a fine product in the M-series. The smartphone offers a premium design language coupled with some good display and a decent set of cameras. The major highlight is the battery here, though performance is yet to be tested out. As for the competition, it will face Realme X2, Poco X2, Redmi Note 8 Pro and more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2020
Samsung Galaxy M31 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy M31 is a well-made device with a good, usable feature set and good performance. We were impressed by the overall quality of the display, the performance, the software experience and especially the terrific battery life. The 64MP camera also takes good quality pictures and this is one of those rare times where we do recommend people shoot in the full native resolution at all times.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2020

Foreign Reviews

81% Samsung Galaxy M31
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 60% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
83% Samsung Galaxy M31 im Test: Der neue Akku-King?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Samsung Galaxy M31, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy M31, análisis del móvil con la batería que te gustaría tener
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy M31: Experiencia De Uso Con Este Gama Media De Enorme Batería
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Long battery life; very nice display; excellent cameras; good price. Negative: Slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2020
Análisis Samsung Galaxy M31: lo importante es el interior
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; great built quality; impressive autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2020
83% Samsung Galaxy M31 Recensione: Smartphone Low Cost Dall'Ottima Autonomia
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Recensione Samsung Galaxy M31
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 75% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
78% Recensione Samsung Galaxy M31: più RAM e Android 10 allo stesso prezzo
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 67% features: 80%
80% Recensione SAMSUNG GALAXY M31
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Recensione Samsung Galaxy M21 e M31: un’enorme batteria e un display favoloso
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent cameras; good price; long battery life.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2020
83% Samsung Galaxy M31 incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
70% Dev pil deneyimi; Samsung Galaxy M31 incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Đây là những cải tiến trên Samsung Galaxy M31s so với Galaxy M31
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; nice cameras; quick charging.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2020
Samsung Galaxy M31 đã tốt nay còn có giá rẻ, rất đáng chọn mua trong thời điểm này
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice performance; decent hardware; great cameras; modern design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2020
Galaxy M31 - 'combo' nâng cấp camera, pin, cấu hình chiều lòng gen Z
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; long battery life; good hardware; nice performance; great quad cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2020
Sở hữu viên pin 6000 mAh cùng nhiều tính năng cao cấp, Samsung Galaxy M31 có xứng đáng mức giá 6 triệu?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; nice cameras; decent display; decent hardware; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2020
Đánh Giá Samsung Galaxy M31: Smartphone Pin Trâu Số 1 Giờ Có Camera Không Hề Kém Cạnh
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; impressive battery capacity; high performance. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2020
Đánh giá nhanh Samsung Galaxy M31: có thật sự “ngon – bổ - rẻ”?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive battery capacity; nice quad cameras; powerful processor; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2020
Chọn smartphone chụp hình đẹp, pin trâu, mua ngay Samsung Galaxy M31!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Great cameras; long battery life; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2020
Đang được khuyến mãi - Samsung Galaxy M31 giá dưới 6 triệu liệu đáng mua?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice performance; excellent display; great quad cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2020
Chi tiết Galaxy M31 - 4 camera sau, pin 6.000 mAh, giá 6,5 triệu
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; large battery capacity; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2020
Giảm hẳn 700k, Samsung Galaxy M31 rất đáng mua trong thời điểm này
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice triple cameras; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2020
Samsung trình làng Galaxy M31: bốn camera sau giá từ 6,5 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice quad cameras; impressive autonomy; high performance; excellent display.
Hands-On, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/16/2020
Trên tay Samsung Galaxy M31 tại Việt Nam: 4 camera 64MP, pin trâu 6000 mAh, giá bán 6.49 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; impressive battery capacity; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2020
Đánh giá nhanh Galaxy M31: Camera 64MP, pin 6k mà giá tốt thật chứ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; large battery capacity; beautiful display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2020
Vì sao nói Samsung Galaxy M31 là chiếc smartphone đáng mua nhất trong phân khúc?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; high performance; big screen; good display; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2020
Review Samsung Galaxy M31: Tetap Irit, Kamera Makin Keren
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent cameras; long battery life; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2020

Comment

Model:

South Korean tech giant, Samsung has released its latest budget segment smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy M31. Despite coming in with a rather affordable price, Galaxy M31 does not disappoint when it comes to the display fitted on it. Making expensive displays has been Samsung’s forte and even in this model, it has stood out well. The 6.4 inches full HD+ Super AMOLED display which has been incorporated within this device definitely provides a totally expensive viewing experience for the user. However, the Infinity-V display on the device does not distract the users too much while watching movies or playing games. This is obviously a worthwhile point to be noted by users. In addition, the smartphone also provides a high-resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels at 403 ppi pixel density which again marks for an overall improved user experience. Galaxy M31 has been released in two different colors namely Ocean Blue and Space Black.

The smartphone has been incorporated with a 2.3GHz Exynos 9611 octa-core chipset housing a Mali 672 MP3 GPU and paired with 6GB of RAM along with 128GB internal storage. This same chip was earlier used in Galaxy A51. While the chipset is not the most powerful out there for handling performance-oriented tasks, it is definitely a great processor at handling basic apps of daily use and also good at handling multitasking. As far as the battery is concerned, Galaxy M31 houses a massive 6000mAh battery which can retain for almost two days after a single full charge. However, once the phone drains out, the recharging does take some time as the phone comes with only 15W fast charging support.

In terms of the camera, Galaxy M31 sports quad-camera setup with a primary 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 lens which does well in most situations. The shots taken using this sensor in the daylight are quite satisfactory. Images are detailed and showcase good dynamic range. In addition, the ultra-wide lens on the device makes the device more versatile at clicking different types of shots. It allows image capturing in more space than it is possible while using a standard smartphone camera. M31 also incorporates Live Focus (Portrait Mode), Super Slow-Mo, Pro, Hyperlapse and Night modes within its device. The Live Focus shot does a great job of edge detection when done under natural lighting conditions. However, a slight drop in lighting has a relatively worse impact on the color and detail of the image.

Apart from that, the phone also caters for close-up shots with its dedicated 5-megapixel Macro lens and also supports 4K 30FPS video recording. This is definitely great news for video content creators out there. Galaxy M31 is definitely a good option to consider due to its added features but the final choice is definitely quite subjective, depending on the individual’s choice and preference.

ARM Mali-G72 MP3: Integrated graphics card from ARM with 3 cores based on the 2nd generation of the Bifrost architecture.

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.


Exynos 9611: Mid-range SoC that integrates 8 processor cores in two clusters: four ARM Cortex-A73 cores at up to 2.3 GHz and 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores for power saving at up to 1.7 GHz. » 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.


0.191 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.


80.04%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-03-23 (Update: 2020-03-23)