The Samsung Galaxy M31s is a fresh mid-range smartphone targeted at those that don’t want to invest on top-tier phones. Starting at Rs 19,499, the Galaxy M31s has a major screen, fast processor, long battery life & most importantly, great front and back cameras. The Galaxy M31s is indeed good that it can certainly undertake many smartphones priced between Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000. I spent the last five days with the Galaxy M31s, and here’s my take on the telephone.
Samsung Galaxy M31s specifications: 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display| Samsung Exynos 9611|6GB RAM/8GB RAM, 128GB storage, microSD support included|6000mAh battery, 25W fast charging support|32MP front camera, 64MP main camera+12MP ultra wide camera+5MP depth camera+5MP macro camera||Android 10, OneUI
Samsung Galaxy M31s price: Rs 19,499 onward
Samsung Galaxy M31s review: What’s new?
The Galaxy M31s reminds me of the Galaxy A51 regarding design language. Leading of the phone comes with an edge-to-edge 6.5-inch AMOLED display and a tiny hole for the front-facing camera. Flip the telephone, and you will spot the rectangular camera bump at the top left – the setup is comparable to that of the Galaxy S20 series. On the left side there’s the SIM tray, while on the proper, there’s a power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner and volume rocker. On underneath, there’s a USB-C port, a speaker and a headphone jack.
The Galaxy M31s looks nearly the same as the Galaxy A51. (Image credit: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express)
Despite its large 6.5-inch screen, I love the way the phone feels in the hand. It’s light, and simple to hold and use one hand. It’s a tall phone, though. The Galaxy M31s doesn’t look too flashy, but I am okay with that. But Samsung does cut some corners to keep carefully the price down. Just like the Galaxy A51, the M31s’s back panel is made from plastic with a glass-like finish, nevertheless, you probably wouldn’t manage to differentiate. Still, the construction is solid, though there is absolutely no waterproof rating. You will get the Galaxy M31s in Mirage Black and Mirage Blue colour options.
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Samsung Galaxy M31s review: What’s good?
The Galaxy M31s display is gorgeous. The 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen is exquisite for watching movies, editing videos and reading epapers. The display is bright and colourful. That’s typical of a Samsung AMOLED display. Despite the fact that the Galaxy M31s display includes a 60 Hz refresh rate, I gamble there is absolutely no other phone in the mid-range and premium mid-premium segment with an improved screen.
Another welcome change is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Sure many phones (including popular mid-range devices) now include in-display fingerprint sensors, nonetheless they aren’t good. I liked the way the side-mounted fingerprint sensor works. It’s way quicker and more reliable than in-display optical fingerprint sensors.
The Galaxy M31s includes a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. (Image credit: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express)
Samsung has installed its Exynos 9611 chipset inside Galaxy M31s (the same processor currently within its Galaxy M31). Performance is on the bigger side, surprisingly. I believe 6GB RAM and 128GB storage can be found in helpful when running games, capturing or shooting videos. Apps and websites open quickly; I did so not register any lag or stutter while doing offers like Sky, Temple Run and Lara Croft: Relic Run.
I reviewed the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model, nevertheless, you can also choose another variant – the main one with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. If you believe the 128GB storage isn’t enough (I believe it’s enough for many people), the phone may take up to yet another 512GB of storage with a microSD card.
And how does the battery last on the Galaxy M31s? Well, it lasted a generous day-and-a-half about the same charge on my review unit. The Galaxy M31s is powered by a 6,000mAh battery that may easily get you through two days. In my own case, the battery died in the next half of the next day. I spent additional time watching YouTube and streaming music through Apple Music. The 25W bundled fast char