This blog is all about the new Samsung Galaxy M31. It is available in 2 color options, Space Black and Ocean Blue. I like the blue-colored one, as it would show fewer fingerprints on its back. It has the SIM Card Tray removal pin. This phone has a plastic back, and not glass, but it is pretty shiny. The back panel going to collect a lot of fingerprints and even scratches, by putting it on and taking off from the table, or even sliding in and out of your pocket. You have to get a case for it if you plan on getting the M31. This phone has a massive 6000mAh battery inside, but it doesn’t feel too heavy or massive in my hands.
At the base, we have a 3.5mm earphone jack, USB Type C port for charging and data transfer, a microphone, and a speaker grill. On the right, we have a power switch and volume. The noise-canceling microphone is present at the top of the phone. On the left side, we got the SIM plate. On this SIM Tray, you can utilize 2 nano sim cards and a microSD card together. At the back, we have a physical unique fingerprint sensor. Presently some of you think that the phone doesn’t feel new if it doesn’t have an in-display finger impression sensor. I refer to having a physical fingerprint sensor these are generally a lot quicker and precise than the in-display fingerprint sensor.
The M31 has 4 cameras at the back. The 64-megapixel primary camera sensor has an F/1.8 aperture. The next one gets an 8-megapixel sensor with an F/2.2 aperture and a 1230 field of view. There is another 5-megapixel sensor with an F/2.4 aperture, and this one is combined with a macro lens. Lastly, there is another 5-megapixel sensor with an F/2.2 aperture, and this one is just utilized for detecting depth information for portrait shots. Moving to the front, we have a 6.4inch SuperAMOLED screen with an Infinity U cut-out for the 32-megapixel front-facing camera.
Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 is present in the M31 Protect display screen. This M31 is running Samsung’s One UI version 2 on top of Android 10. The Samsung’s One UI on my Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus last year I enjoyed using it. This phone feels pretty fast and snappy. There is some preinstalled app present on the phone, but the bloatware on this phone is nowhere as bad as the bloatware that we get on Redmi or POCO phones.
The Galaxy M31 is powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9611 processor (which if I am not wrong is the same one as the M30s came with), coupled with SSG72MP3 GPU. There is 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM for both the 64 GB and 128 GB Storage variants. It packs in a monstrous 6000mAh battery inside. Which will last anyone of you, for well over a day and a half. And when it’s time to charge it up, you can plug it into the 15watt charger that comes with it. It would have been nice to see an 18watt or better yet, a 27watt faster charger to charge this massive battery. You get all of the necessary sensors packed in here. There is support for dual Volte, and one of the most requested features in recent times, WiFi Calling is also present. Camera too API is also enabled, so you can try and install GCam mods if you wish. And You even get Wide-Wine L1 support, so you can watch all your favorite shows on Amazon Prime and Netflix in high definition. In terms of the overall feel of the device, it fits very well in hands, and despite having a huge battery, doesn’t feel too bulky or heavy.
I like that there is a physical fingerprint sensor, to quickly unlock the phone. the brilliant SuperAMOLED screen is astounding for playing games and watching movies. What do you think? On the off chance that you are hoping to purchase this phone.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Detailed Camera Review
The Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with a quad-camera setup. The primary camera gets a 64-megapixel sensor with an F/1.8 aperture and a 26mm lens. there is an 8-megapixel sensor with an F/2.2 aperture and a 12 mm ultra-wide focal lens. you get another 5-megapixel sensor with an F/2.2 aperture, and this one is utilized for detecting depth for portrait shots.
The camera interface is pretty bare-bones. You can swipe to one side or option to switch between modes. Also, you can switch between ordinary and wide focal points by tapping on these catches. The M31 is a little slower while exchanging between these focal lenses. In daytime conditions, 16-megapixel images capture plenty of details. It handles the colors and exposure well even in tricky lighting conditions. If we zoom in on images, edges seem to be sharp enough and the colors are a bit oversaturated like we have come to expect from Samsung smartphones. But they look good enough.
The Pics are social Media Ready and colors are bound to catch anyone’s attention, so these saturated colors, serve their purpose. The HDR mode on M31 to be exceptionally noteworthy. The HDR mode managed to make the overall colors of the image much better. Doesn’t make a difference on the off chance that you are catching pictures inside or outside, this phone did incredibly well with the dynamic range. The Galaxy M31 catches the best unique range for smartphones beginning at Rs.15,000.
The 16-megapixel images use pixel binning. However, in the event that you need, you can change to the 64-megapixel mode, to catch higher resolution pictures. The 64-megapixel images are much sharper and capture more details than the 16-megapixel ones. on the off chance that you are attempting to catch scenes, you should change to the 64-megapixel mode, to catch more details. The biggest downside of shooting in this mode is, the dynamic range, contrast, and colors are not that great. In bad lighting conditions shooting in 64 megapixels might make you miss out on the details in those parts. These higher resolution images also take 3-4 times more storage space, I recommend using them only while trying to capture landscapes or architecture.
The wide lens on the M31 is a millimeter more extensive than most other budget smartphones, so it lets you get much a greater amount of the scene in your shot. Furthermore, the wide lens is similarly as stunning at dealing with the dynamic range as the essential one, which is extremely pleasant. Samsung appears to have put some idea and work behind this, which is rare with regards to budget smartphones. Also, this is one of the only those phones when I really delighted in utilizing the wide lens. The focusing speed of the primary camera is a little slow. It takes some time to switch its focus from a near to a far object, but the change in focus is smooth and not abrupt, like on most smartphones in its price range. The focusing speed is improved by a software update.
Coming to the portrait shots. Samsung calls this mode Live focus. They appear to put the committed depth sensor to some genuine work. The M31 detects the edges and separated the subject from the background very well. Many of the budget smartphones capture fewer details in the actual subject, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with M31. The subject has a lot of details, edge detection is on point, even if the subject has complex edges, and no matter how busy the background is, it is separated very well, and is nicely blurred out. The M31 is proving to be one of the best in this area.
In artificial and lower lighting conditions. The image captures some noise, and the edges of objects don’t seem to be as sharp as they appeared in bright daylight. It captures more and more noise, in lower lighting conditions. To reduce the noise in lower light conditions, there is a night mode. This mode doesn’t have an exceptionally huge effect, yet it positively makes the pictures somewhat more brilliant, and handles the presentation from lights, in a greatly improved way. There is still a lot of noise in night mode images, and this mode zooms in on the images.
The M31 can get not too bad shots in the event that you are in artificially light regions. There is a huge 32-megapixel selfie camera on this phone. Selfies look good, and it captures enough details. We kind of expect some level of skin smoothening from Samsung, and most people getting this phone won’t mind it.
4K 30fps videos don’t have any kind of stabilization. it isn’t excessively immersed like the 4K 30fps recordings from a portion of the other budget phones. 1080p 30fps recordings are electronically stabilized. While the videos are not as detailed as the 4K ones, electronic stabilization makes them look better and gives them an upper edge. It can also shoot high frame rate videos in 720p resolution. In M31, there is also an option to shoot super slow-motion videos, and depending on what you are shooting, it can look really good.
The cameras on the Galaxy M31 has very good. Its Daylight images are crisp and sharp, and it shows the best dynamic range amongst all the budget smartphones. The wide camera is really well-tuned to capture the same white balance and color temperature as the primary camera. The macro camera is average. It has a little focusing issue. so, it’s not one of the best features of this phone. But it captures some amazing Portrait shots. Overall, for being priced at just under Rs.15,000, the cameras on this Samsung Galaxy M31 are going to give very tough competition to the ones on the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Realme 6 Pro.