Samsung Galaxy M31s review

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Samsung Galaxy M31s review

Last year, Samsung’s M series of smartphones was a success, with the brand taking seriously its mid-range devices. A distinctive feature of the “emok” has become a steep autonomy, which has been preserved for the new generation of devices. Today our focus is on the Samsung Galaxy M31s.

Let’s see what changes the follower of last year’s M30s has undergone and who might be interested in it.

Positioning and price.

Samsung Galaxy M31s joined the ranks of the South Korean company’s mid-budget smartphones. The price of the issue at the time of writing the review was approximately $ 255-265. For this money, of course, the smartphone has a lot of competitors among Chinese manufacturers, but A-brands can afford not to play games “stuff your smartphone to the eyeballs for Calvin Klein Beauty Perfume 100 bucks” for a mid-level Samsung (and at the same time with enviable autonomy, why are we will return) the price tag is quite logical.

Key features of the Samsung Galaxy M31s.

Display: 6.5 ″, Super AMOLED, 2400 × 1080, 405 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Chipset: Exynos 9611 (4 × 2.3 GHz 4 × 1.7 GHz) Graphics accelerator: Mali-G72 MP3 RAM: 6 GB Permanent memory: 128 GB Support for microSD memory cards: up to 512 GB Wireless networks: Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo Main camera: 64 MP (f / 1.8), 12 MP (f / 2.2), 5 MP (f / 2.4), 5 MP (f / 2.4), 4K video recording, phase focusing Front camera: 32 MP (f / 2.2) Battery: 6000 mAh with support for fast charging 25 W OS: Android 10 with OneUI Core 2.1 interface Fingerprint scanner: capacitive, combined with the power button Dimensions: 159.3 x 74.4 x 9.3 mm Weight: 203 g.

Design and materials.

Visually, the Galaxy M31s differs little not only from its brothers in the line, but also from many other smartphones of 2020 from Samsung. The device is wrapped in a plastic case with a metallized gradient color. M31s is in a gray gradient (although for some reason it is called Black), but in the review we have a model in a silver-blue color (Blue).

And if the back cover was awarded a mirror-matte finish, then all the ends are painted like metal. Although, of course, this is also plastic, which, moreover, quickly becomes overgrown with scratches and loses its original attractiveness.

With dimensions of 159.3 × 74.4 × 9.3 mm, the mass of the smartphone tightened by 203 g – although the case is plastic, the battery is still 6000 mAh, which adds weight to the device. On the reverse side, in the upper left corner, a camera unit with a flash is traditionally placed. The block rises slightly above the body, which is why the device has a little backlash when it lies on a horizontal surface, but you can hide it with a cover without any problems.

Below you can see the brand logo.

In front, we are greeted by a display with neat frames around. What can not but rejoice, unlike last year’s M-series smartphones, M31s got rid of the teardrop notch and now the front camera is located in the “hole” on the screen. This, by the way, made it possible to noticeably refresh the appearance of the device.

True, for some reason the camera was highlighted with a silver edging, so at a certain angle the front camera attracts excessive attention. In my opinion, it would be possible to do without it – it would look somehow more solid.

What are your first impressions of the Galaxy M31s? Despite the fact that there is nothing outstanding in the design, the smartphone retained its recognizability and even if you remove the logo from the back, you can determine, if not the model, then the series or at least the manufacturer. The build quality and materials do not need comments – everything is on the level here.

And it is also worth noting the tendency to get rid of drop-shaped cutouts not only in the flagship segment, but also in the mid-budget segment. Give Infinity-O to the masses!

The location of the main elements.

With the controls in the M31s, everything is pretty predictable and logical. On the upper edge, there is only a hole for an additional microphone, while on the opposite side you can see connectors for charging (Type-C) and wired 3.5 mm headphones, a main speaker and a hole for a conversational microphone.

To the left of the display is a slot for two SIM cards and a memory card (slot for 3 positions), to the right are the volume buttons and a power key with an installed fingerprint scanner.

On the front of the device, in addition to the display with a selfie camera, there is also a speaker grill. But there was no place for the LED indicator. In principle, with Always-On, its absence is not critical.

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