Hello, guys today we are here with Samsung Galaxy M31s Review with all pros and cons in it. Samsung Galaxy M31s was launched on July 30 and it is available in the market from August 06. He have tried to review on the basis of Design, Display, Camera, Performance and battery. So without wasting much time let’s get started.
|Display – 6.5-inch FHD+
|Chipset – Exynos 9611
|Camera Rear – 64MP+12MP+5MP+5MP
|Processor – Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
|Camera Front – 32MP
|GPU – Mali-G72 MP3
|Battery – 6000mAh
|RAM – 6/8GB
|Charging – 25W Fast Charging
|Internal Storage – 128GB
Samsung Galaxy M31s Design and Display review
If we talk about the looks or design of the phone, Samsung has definitely taken a very big step in comparison to Samsung Galaxy M31. Now it comes with Glossy back design with gradient finish but you won’t feel the oily feeling that user experienced on Galaxy M31. Thickness and weight has increased a bit but it wont feel heavy in hands due to it’s right weight distribution. There is side mounted fingerprint scanner and it is easily reachable. Phone does comes with a plastic back but it does gives a glass back feel, there is a Corning gorilla glass 3 protection at the front which can surely save the device from accidental drops.
There is a camera bump at the back which is very much annoying, besides this the back panel now clean and it is attracted to less smudges or fingerprint marks. If we talk about the front, now you get punch-hole display which looks very stunning, the bezels are very thin and has a small chin at the bottom. The ports at the bottom are very much similar to galaxy M1, it does comes with single speaker, mic, 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C port. As the phone supports reversible charging so you get Type-C to Type-C cable.
On the left side there is a triple card slot which means you can insert two SIM cards or two SIM cards and a memory card on this smartphone. All we can say is design is impressive and you will love it
Now if we talk about display it is one of the highlight of the smartphone, phone comes with 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and it is absolutely gorgeous, black looks back on this display panel, colors are very much punchy and well saturated. If you watch movies on it you will surely love it. Viewing angels are very good and there is no issue faced while using the phone under direct sun light.
Samsung Galaxy M31s Performance Review
Performance on Samsung Galaxy M31s can really let you down, there is no improvement done, Galaxy M31s still used the same Exynos 9611 that it was used in Galaxy M31, in-fact you used to get 64GB storage variant in Galaxy M1 now it does comes only with 128GB storage. If we talk about day to day performance, Galaxy M31s has easily handle any task thrown at it but if you do heavy multitasking you can see stutters or slight lags.
If we talk about PUBG gaming on Galaxy M31s, it does enables you to play in the HDR Ultra mode by default and if you select smooth you will get the option for extreme FPS. Though it says you can play in HDR but the performance you get is below par. We do have experienced that mobile gets to throttle after a 30 minutes game-play. You will face frequent frame drops and lags while playing in the HDR mode. If you want smooth and consistent game-play smooth Ultra is the best option. All we can say is if you are a regular gamer or loves heavy gaming you won’t love this smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy M31s boots on One UI 2.1 which is based on Android 10, The UI is slightly heavy but it is clean, user friendly, simple and gives same experience as what we get on stock android. One UI 2.1 does comes with some pre-installed Chinese Apps which can be uninstalled, Phone does not comes with any Ads which is very impressive. The One UI 2.1 may not disappoint you if you are using the Samsung UI for the very first time.
Device does comes with face unlock which works perfectly well. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on this device, the response time is very quick and accurate. The sound from the single Speaker at the bottom is great though it’s not a stereo speaker but the sound quality is quite loud. We can say you get better sound quality in comparison to Samsung Galaxy M31.
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Samsung Galaxy M31s Battery Review
Battery is one of the main USP of this smartphone, Phone comes with massive 6000mAh battery which can easily survive for a day and a half with moderate usage and a day with a heavy usage. It does comes with 25W fast battery charging which takes around 90-100 minutes to charge the mobile completely. It does also comes with reverse charging which does makes it even more favourable.
Samsung Galaxy M31s Camera Review
If we talk about camera, you can see slight improvement in this department, Galaxy M31 was having their own 64MP camera sensor but Galaxy M31s comes with 64MP Sony camera sensor. It does comes with 12 MP ultra-wide angle sensor on M31s in comparison to 8 MP ultra-wide angle sensor on M31 while you get 5 MP depth and 5 MP macro sensor on both the smartphones. The dynamic range of the back camera is quite impressive, it is well capable of capturing lights. Portrait from the rear camera comes to be very refined and detailed. Rear camera does tries to retain the natural colors in good lighting conditions. As we have said earlier their is slight improvement in the camera department but the night camera experience is still an issue, colors seems to be washed out when we zoom in the photos. Photos taken in in-door lighting conditions looks to be very soft and detailing is very less. The 5 MP macro sensor does also let’s you down as it comes with fixed focus so you won’t be able to tap on the phone to focus which ends up taking blurry images.
If we talk about Video, you can record 4K and full HD+ videos, the phone does offers ultra stable video recording up to 1080P which we liked the most.
There is a 32 MP snapper at the front which can take very nice quality selfies in good lighting conditions but it also struggles in low light conditions. Samsung should really look out to this issue.
Phone looks superb and comes with a nice quality body material. The super AMOLED display makes the viewing experience even more better. Phone can really survive for a long time even with heavy usage. Galaxy M31 really disappoints in terms of performance, during heavy gaming or heavy multitasking the phone does struggles. Though there is improvement in the camera department still night camera experience is not that great. All we can say is if night photography and heavy gaming is not your priority you can go for this smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy M31s Pros and Cons
|Nice Design feels good in Hands
|Frame drops while heavy gaming
|Super AMOLED Display
|Night camera performance could have been better
|Great Battery life and fast charging
|User friendly UI
Samsung Galaxy M31s Ratings