Samsung Galaxy M31s Review: The Samsung Galaxy M31s stepped into the Indian smartphone market after the chaos of the GST hike, global pandemic disruption, and the sudden spur in the exchange rates. So far, the Galaxy M series smartphones were considered the company’s affordable offerings, while the A-series was placed under the mid-range smartphones. However, in recent times, the line between the two series have slightly blurred as both the lineups are now being sold in each other’s respective price range.
The latest launch from the Samsung brand, the Samsung Galaxy M31s, is one such smartphone, a part of the M series, but considering the price range, it is priced closer to Galaxy A series smartphones.
The smartphone will cost around Rs 19,499 for the base variant. Given its price and shift from budget lineups to slightly mid-range phones, our Samsung Galaxy M31s review today will reveal if the device offers any upgrades or additional features and whether it is worth the price.
Samsung Galaxy M31s Review – Design
The Samsung Galaxy M31s is an upgraded version of the M30s. In its first glimpse, the phone will not be appealing as the smartphone design is ubiquitous. However, a closer inspection and the nitty-gritty will prove why it is one of the best-looking M series smartphones from the Samsung brand.
The glossy gradient finish back panel of the Samsung Galaxy M31s makes it look rich and premium. The phone comes in two color variants which are – Mirage Blue and Black. Samsung has placed its fingerprint sensor on the side-mount, which is on the right, along with the volume buttons.
While the SIM card tray finds a place on the left side of the phone, and the edge of the phone houses a speaker grille, a USB Type-C, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The side-mounted fingerprint sensor means you can expect a clean rear panel; however, it would require you to stretch your hand a bit.
The phone is quite thick at 9.3mm, and it weighs more than 200 gms, but the wise distribution ensures that the phone doesn’t give a bulky feel to the person holding it.
Samsung Galaxy M31s Display Review
One of the most used gadgets in today’s time, everyone wants a fantastic smartphone that features a great display. In that regard, the latest offering by the Samsung brand Galaxy M31s is superior.
Regarding the display specification, the smartphones come with a 6.5-inch Infinity-O -O display, a Super AMOLED display, a hole punch camera at the top, and a 60Hz refresh rate. It is also one of the affordable smartphones under 20000. Although the outdoor brightness of the smartphone isn’t stellar, it is readable enough in the outdoors. One of the leading players in the smartphone market in India, the company, has guarded the phone with a Gorilla Glass 3 display.
Samsung Galaxy M31s feature a dark mode; this feature is quite popular among smartphone users, and it also offers an option to choose modes from Vivid and Natural.
Samsung Galaxy M31s Camera Review
One of the main talking points is the smartphone is its camera. Coming to Samsung Galaxy M31s camera specifications, the phone brings together a decent quad-camera setup. Galaxy M31s sports a 64MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture. The quartet at the back sports a 5MP macro camera, 12MP wide-angle camera, and a 5MP basic depth sensor.
On its front, it houses a 32MP selfie snapper that is capable of shooting 4k videos and slow-motion videos. Another Samsung Galaxy M31s feature in its camera segment is as soon as you hit the shutter button in the single take mode, the phone takes multiple images and videos in different settings and filters. It also comes with hyper-lapse and boomerang video effects. And its Pro shooting mode lets you take complete control of its settings.
Something that will instantly let you associate the phone with its brand is delivering its punchy colors and boosting contrast, seen only in Samsung phones.
Samsung Galaxy M31s Performance and Software Review
For the Galaxy M31s, Samsung has invested in the Exynos 9611 Soc. Samsung Galaxy M31s specification comes with an Octa-core chipset with four performance ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.3GHz. The chipset integrates Mali-G72 GPU and comes loaded with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage.
Coming to Samsung Galaxy M31s performance, the phone can smoothly handle the day-to-day task of browsing, casual gaming decently but struggles with slow animations, especially when it comes to playing some high-end games with good graphics settings.
Samsung Galaxy M31s Review – Battery Life
Exactly like its predecessor, this new handset features a massive 6000mAh battery under its hood. The phone’s battery can last up to good two days with casual non-gaming usage. The phone comes packed with a 25W USB-PD fast charger within an M-series box which hardly takes 1 hr to fuel its battery, and it comes in handy to charge the Galaxy M31s.
Considering the Samsung Galaxy M31s upgraded camera specifications, slightly better design, a punch-hole style, and faster-charging support, the device manages to cover all bases well enough at a starting price of Rs 19,499. So, if you’re not a gaming freak, then this is your go-to device, which offers you the Samsung brand name and a good value for money.