M31 is an affordable upgrade over M30 that offers an even better camera setup and performance. Its vast screen and extraordinary battery endurance undoubtedly make it a top choice that delivers spectacular features.
Design & Display
The 2.5 design of the Galaxy M31 is superb, with a 6.4 Super AMOLED FHD+ infinity-U screen. It has a 2340 x 1080 px resolution with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 that comes with a Gorilla Glass3 in front and polycarbonate back and frame.
The screen’s high resolution and size allow you to experience a cinematic view and enjoy watching any content on your smartphone.
The colors that this phone comes in are Ocean Blue, Space Black and Red.
Operating System & UI
The operating system on M31 is One UI 2.1 on Android 10, which is extremely user friendly and comes with a lot of features and apps. Samsung OneUI provides a pretty smooth overall experience without any lags. One UI 2.1 comes with an upgraded default launcher, settings menu, app drawer, customization options, additional themes and several Samsung apps.
It also features cloning, gestures, Digital wellbeing, parental controls, system-wide dark mode, Blue light filter, screen recorder, Focus mode, smart pop-up notifications, smart media, device control button and one-handed mode.
As for biometric security, it supports both Fingerprint Sensor and Face Recognition.
Internal design &Performance
The Chipset used in this device is the powerful Octa-core Exynos 9611 (10nm) that runs smoothly and has no issue being used for heavy usage. For better graphics, the CPU comes with Mali-G72 GPU that supports Game Booster. The gameplay is responsive without any heating issue whatsoever.
Game Booster optimizes your battery, temperature and memory. It also provides a dedicated interface, accessible menu, smooth graphics and life-like motion.
As for the memory, the Galaxy M31 offers 6/8GB RAM with the option of 64GB or 128GB storage.
There is a quad-camera setup at the back, which consists of a main 64MP camera that delivers sharp images with a high dynamic range. Then we have the 8MP ultra-wide camera that offers a 123-degree field of view. There is also a 5MP depth sensor for a better bokeh effect. Finally, there is a 5MP Macro lens for detailed close-ups. Last but not least, the selfie camera has an impressive 32MP lens that offers vibrant photos with great quality.
As for recording videos, With M31, you can shoot UHD 4K at 30fps.
The Super Steady video Mode offers highly stabilized and high-quality videos even when you or the subject is moving, which is available at Full HD resolution.
There is also the portrait mode or Live Focus that is used for subject isolation and features a lot of effects that can be used for both pictures and videos.
Some of its other features are Autofocus, HDR, Digital Zoom up to 8x, Pro mode, panorama, Night Mode, super slow-mo, and Custom Filters.
The battery capacity in this device is insane, with an audio play back up to 119 hours. Galaxy M31 has a powerful Li-Po 6000 mAh battery that lasts for two whole days and supports fast-charging up to 15W.
The Galaxy M31 has a high-quality loudspeaker with a great quality that comes with a 3.5mm jack.
This device features Accelerometer, Gyroscope, NFC, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing, and FM Radio.
It is noteworthy to mention that it supports a Dual-SIM slot plus a MicroSD slot.
The Galaxy M31 is a well-built smartphone with good performance, a high-quality display, superb software experience, and insane battery life. It also comes with an upgraded RAM and a fourth rear camera to tempt you even more into buying it!
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Announced||2020, February 25|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, March 05|
|Dimensions||159.2 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm (6.27 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||191 g (6.74 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|OS||Android 10, One UI 2.0|
|Chipset||Exynos 9611 (10nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected], gyro-EIS|
|Triple||64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)|
|Single||32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Radio||FM radio (USA & Canada only)|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Charging||Fast charging 15W|
|Models||SM-G960F, SM-G960, SM-G960F, SM-G960U, SM-G960W, SM-G9600, SM-G960U1, SM-G960N, SCV38, SM-G960X, SC-02K|
|SAR||0.63 W/kg (head) 0.96 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.36 W/kg (head) 1.18 W/kg (body)|
|Performance||AnTuTu: 250156 (v7) GeekBench: 8830 (v4.4) GFXBench: 14fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)|
|Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.630 (sunlight)|