Samsung Galaxy A31 made its debut in India on Thursday. The new smartphone by the South Korean giant packs a waterdrop-style display notch and quad rear camera setup. The phone in terms of its looks, specification, and pricing is similar to Samsung Galaxy M31 that was launched in India back in February. Samsung recently launched an 8GB RAM model of Galaxy M31, in addition to its existing 6GB RAM variant.
So in case, you're wondering how Samsung Galaxy A31 and Galaxy M31, both stack up against each other, at least on paper, here's a comparison.
Whereas, the 6GB variant of Galaxy M31 comes in two storage options. The 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 16,999 while 128GB storage variant costs Rs. 17,999. The phone is also available in 8GB + 128GB storage option and its price has been set at Rs. 19,999. All the models of the Samsung Galaxy M31 come in Black and Blue colour options.
Samsung Galaxy A31 and Samsung Galaxy M31, both the smartphones come with dual-SIM (Nano) slots and feature a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) Infinity-U display. Both the phones run Android 10 with One UI on top. However, the Samsung Galaxy A31 is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio P65 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy M31, on the other, packs the octa-core Exynos 9611 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM.
Similarly, both the phones come with quad rear cameras and a single front camera. The quad rear camera setup on Galaxy A31 includes a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel secondary camera and two 5-megapixel cameras. The quad rear camera module on Galaxy M31 houses a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel secondary camera and two 5-megapixel cameras. The Galaxy A31 packs a 20-megapixel front camera while Galaxy M31 carries a 32-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling.
Moreover, Samsung Galaxy A31 and Galaxy M31 support storage expansion via microSD card (up to 512GB). There's a 5,000mAh battery on Galaxy A31 and a 6,000mAh battery on Galaxy M31 and both the phones support up to 15W fast charging. Connectivity options on both the phones include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C. Additionally, the Galaxy M31 includes a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy A31 measures 159.3x73.1x8.6mm and weighs 185 grams. The Galaxy M31, on the other hand, is heavier and it measures 159.2x75.1x8.9mm and weighs 191 grams.
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|Overall NDTV Rating|
|Battery Life Rating|
|Value for Money Rating|
|Model||Galaxy A31||Galaxy M31|
|Release date||24th March 2020||26th February 2020|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||159.30 x 73.10 x 8.60||159.20 x 75.10 x 8.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5000||6000|
|Colours||Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush White||Blue, Black|
|Screen size (inches)||6.40||6.40|
|Resolution||1080x2400 pixels||1080x2340 pixels|
|Processor||2GHz octa-core (2x2GHz + 6x1.7GHz)||2.3GHz octa-core (4x2.3GHz + 4x1.7GHz)|
|Processor make||MediaTek Helio P65||Samsung Exynos 9611|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512||512|
|Dedicated microSD slot||-||Yes|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)||64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Front camera||20-megapixel (f/2.2)||32-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 10|
|Skin||One UI 2.1||One UI 2.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||-||Yes|
|In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||Yes||-|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|