Samsung Galaxy M31s

The Samsung Galaxy M31 managed to make a good impact in the budget segment thanks to its crisp AMOLED display and a big battery, which helped distinguish it from the competition. Samsung has now launched its successor, called the Galaxy M31s. The new Galaxy M31s sports an Infinity-O display and the Single Take camera feature, both firsts for the Galaxy M series. Do these new features justify the higher price? I review the Galaxy M31s to find out.

Samsung Galaxy M31s Summary

The Samsung Galaxy M31s is the successor of the Galaxy M31 and brings new features to the segment. The Galaxy M31s sports a 6.5-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display with a hole-punch at the centre. Just like the Galaxy M31 this too packs a big 6,000mAh battery but this time around Samsung has paired a 25w charger in the box.

Samsung has also gone with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy M31s. The phone has a “Glasstic” back which looks like glass but is actually made out of plastic. It is a fingerprint magnet and picks up fingerprints very easily. The phone runs OneUI 2.1 on top of Android 10. The Galaxy M31s comes with a fair amount of bloatware preinstalled on the device. 
 

Samsung has opted for the Exynos 9611 SoC to power the Galaxy M31s. This is a dated processor at this point and you do see some sluggishness while loading heavy apps and games. Battery life on the Galaxy M31s is impressive as the phone lasted us over 2 days with our usage. The Galaxy M31s has a quad-camera setup at the back consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera. We found the camera performance to be good in daylight. It also has a Single Take feature that offers different outputs after recording a video. Lowlight camera performance was average but the found video stabilization to be poor. 

Samsung Galaxy M31s Full Specifications

General

BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy M31s
Release date30th July 2020
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Thickness9.3
Battery capacity (mAh)6000
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursMirage Black, Mirage Blue

Display

Screen size (inches)6.50
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Aspect ratio20:9

Hardware

Processorocta-core
Processor makeSamsung Exynos 9611
RAM6GB
Internal storage128GB

Camera

Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera32-megapixel (f/2.2)

Software

Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinOne UI

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

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