Samsung Galaxy M31s
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.0
Average of 9 scores (from 17 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy M31s
Bigger, more modern, more storage - this is how the update to the Galaxy M31 wants to present itself. But since the smartphone has the same components in the areas of the camera, battery, and performance, the differences should be small, right?
Source: GSM Arena Archive.org version
So even though the Galaxy M31s is not an expensive phone, it is still not great value when compared to everything else that is on the market. Even if this phone came with a more modern and competitive Snapdragon chipset, it would be worth recommending but the combination of the slow and aging Exynos 9611 chipset and an increasingly outdated 60Hz display means the M31s just feels like you're using a phone from a year ago. Which, if you think about it, it is.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/09/2020
Source: The Mobile Indian Archive.org version
To conclude, the Samsung Galaxy M31s is a refined smartphone and it comes with useful upgrades as compared to its predecessors. The addition of Infinity-O display, 6000mAh battery and more. The design is similar to the Galaxy M31, but it still looks premium when you hold it. The display is crisp and colourful, while the Exynos 9611 processor can get you through day-to-day activities. The cameras are decent for this price point. However, the long-lasting battery is the major selling point of this device. So, if you are a Samsung enthusiast and want to buy a smartphone under Rs 20,000, then Galaxy M31s is perfectly suited for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2020
Source: Fone Arena Archive.org version
Overall, the Galaxy M31s, is a worth upgrade to M31 at a slightly higher price compared to the predecessor. It has upgraded cameras, better Infinity-O AMOLED display and 25W fast charging while retaining the huge 6000mAh battery. Glass back, lack of splash-resistant body, Samsung Pay are few things that needs to be compromised.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2020
Source: Techniqued Archive.org version
So summing up, how good is the Galaxy M31s in terms of the camera? The Galaxy M31s definitely has an improved camera compared to M31 with the new Sony sensor in place. It has good colors, good sharpness, and good selfies as well. The areas of improvement are low light and also video recording where the focus hunting issue has been there for quite some time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 76%
Source: Gadgets Now Archive.org version
The Samsung Galaxy M31s is certainly a new high for the series. The company has offered upgrades in the right categories such as improved ultra-wide angle camera and a faster charging support. At a starting price of Rs 19,499, the device covers all bases well enough and has its strengths in battery and display. Even with tough competition in the category, the Samsung Galaxy M31s has a lot going for it to stand out from the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Neowin Archive.org version
The Galaxy M31s is not as powerful as the Redmi Note 9 Pro series, but once you look past its average performance, you will realize that it is a surprisingly good device. The Galaxy M31s is definitely not for power users or gamers but for average users for whom better battery life, a quality AMOLED panel, plenty of storage, and decent software experience are more valuable. The Galaxy M31s is the perfect example of a smartphone and the value that it delivers as an overall package and that it cannot be judged based on the chipset that it uses.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Business Standard Archive.org version
Priced Rs 19,499 onwards, the Samsung Galaxy M31s is a capable smartphone that would have been an all-round package if it had a better processor. It’s time Samsung retired the Exynos 9611 SoC and used a better processor, especially in its midrange smartphones. Except for performance, there is hardly anything that you would not like about this smartphone. Consider the Galaxy M31s for its vivid display, capable optics and stellar on-battery time. Look elsewhere if performance and gaming capabilities are your primary deciding factors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2020
Source: Tech2.in.com Archive.org version
Unless you’d prefer to avoid a Chinese product, you really cannot ignore the better build quality of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (Rs 16,999) and the Poco X2 (Rs 17,499), both of which feel snappier in daily usage, offer better cameras with more detail and get you great gaming performance as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
Source: India Today Archive.org version
The Samsung Galaxy M31s has a lot going for it. The phone brings a big display, which both looks and performs quite well. There's also a big 6000mAh battery and 25W fast charging to complete the package. And if you were still left unsure, the phone also impresses with its 64-megapixel lens-based quad cameras that are equipped to get the job done under all scenarios.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: NDTV Gadgets Archive.org version
Samsung's Galaxy M series is consistently popular, and the company has been launching new models into the market quite rapidly. The Galaxy M31s is the successor to the Galaxy M31 (Review) and gets a fresh look, the new Infinity-O AMOLED display, and faster charging with a higher capacity bundled charger. It retains the same 6,000mAh battery and aging processor though, which could stop buyers from putting their money down.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
Source: Sam Mobile Archive.org version
The Galaxy M31 was already a fantastic value-for-money proposition, and the M31s makes things even better by offering support for 25W super fast charging to go along with the big battery, a versatile camera setup with the neat Single Take mode, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Infinity-O Super AMOLED display is also excellent, and while the camera quality tends to be not-so-great at night, you can now get around that by using the full-fledged Pro mode.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2020
Source: The Mobile Indian Archive.org version
The Samsung Galaxy M31s looks promising as it brings some much-needed upgrades to the Galaxy M-series. The phone looks much stylish as compared to the other smartphones in the Galaxy M-series and it sure give you a premium feel when you hold in your hand. The display looks crisp, though adding a better processor in this phone could have added more value to it. The cameras look promising and the Single Take feature is quite interesting to use. The battery backup has always been the strongest point of the Samsung Galaxy M-series and the Galaxy M31s takes this legacy further with a massive 6000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. As for the competition, it will be put against Poco X2, Realme X2 and more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2020
Source: The Indian Express Archive.org version
The Galaxy M31s has a nice and colourful 6.5-inch AMOLED screen, a great camera, excellent battery life, capable processor, a headphone jack and great build quality. Starting at Rs 19,499, the Galaxy M31s gives a premium impression, good enough to give tough competition to the OnePlus Nord, which starts at Rs 24,999. If you are planning to replace your old device and you are considering switching to the Galaxy M-series, I think the Galaxy M31s is worth checking out. I would happily recommend the Galaxy M31s over other expensive Android smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive battery capacity; quick charging; decent hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2020
Source: Genk VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful processor; nice quad cameras; large battery capacity; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2020
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Modern design; nice cameras; quick charging.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2020
The Samsung Galaxy M31s is a mid-range smartphone released by Samsung in July last year. The highlights of the Samsung Galaxy M31s includes a 64MP camera with the Single-Take function. The smartphone has a new design that slightly makes it stand out among the other phones in the Galaxy-M series. It has a 6.5-inch Infinity-O display with a notch in the centre at the top. This makes the Galaxy M31s look premium. The display is crisp, has good viewing angles and is bright enough outside. The Samsung Galaxy M31s has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner next to the volume buttons on the right side. The USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack and speakers are at the bottom, while the top has a secondary microphone. Hardware-wise, the Galaxy M31s is equipped with an Exynos 9611 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. The Exynos 9611 is an octa-core processor, with four Cortex-A73 cores with a 2.3GHz speed and four Cortex-A53 cores with a 1.7GHz speed. The smartphone is available with either 6 GB of RAM or 8 GB of RAM, but the storage is fixed at 128 GB. Users have the option to increase the storage by up to 512 GB using a microSD card.
For connectivity, the Galaxy M31s has Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi AC, GPS, as well as dual 4G and VoLTE. In terms of power, it is equipped with a large 6,000mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging. Samsung has put a 25-Watt USB Type-C charger in the box, which is a first in the Galaxy-M series. It is capable of charging 34% in 30 minutes and 65% in an hour. It took one and a half hours for the phone to be fully charged. Users also get a USB Type-C to Type-C cable, which can be used to reverse charge other Galaxy devices. The Samsung Galaxy M31s features OneUI 2.1 based on Android 10. Aside from that, the Galaxy M31s also has the Galaxy Store app, an alternative to the Google Play Store. Further useful software features include dual apps, which lets users run two clones of the same app. Users get the digital well-being feature of Android. There is also a game toolbar, which helps to block notifications as well as full-screen gestures and features in game-screen recording. The Galaxy M31s has a quad-camera module on the back, similar to the Galaxy M31. It has a 64-megapixel primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8. The second is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, which offers a 123-degree field of view. Furthermore, there is a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The module also has a single-LED flash. In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy M31s is a mid-range smartphone with good battery life. Even though it is equipped with a slightly older processor, it handles day-to-day tasks well. The phone also multitasked easily with 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. It is suitable for users who do not run heavy applications and are looking for a smartphone on a budget.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
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.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.
81.16%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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