For most of us Samsung’s Galaxy A and M series model has become the centre of our attention. Despite the fact that the new models are brought in with minor refreshes, slightly difference in pricing A series remains your top-notch rating.
Nowadays when people are deciding to buy Samsung’s Galaxy phones a lot of questions are raised in their head before choosing one. Should I get an A or an M series model? How much do I want to spend ? Which phone has features that are beneficial to me? What specifications does each phone have? Some people would say A series models are better than M models while others say that M series models are better than A models. When looking at the very recent Galaxy M21 was basically a Galaxy M30s with a different selfie camera, but going by the model names, it’s impossible to make that connection.
However, today we will be testing the new Samsung Galaxy A31 which succeeds Galaxy A30s. In comparison with the latest model the new model is an incredible handset with an amazing fourth rear camera, great display and class-leading battery life. One of the biggest struggles for gadget shoppers is balancing price with quality. The old saying “You get what you pay for” is definitely true in many instances, but it’s very easy to be tricked into paying more money for something that isn’t worth it. The Galaxy A31 has a higher price tag, lets see if it is worth it:
The Galaxy As have the same overall design but the current A31 is little bit fancier with slim and lighter body whilst others find it difficult to pick up the fingerprints, Galaxy A31 picks up fingerprints easily. The phone has a noticeably thick chin below the screen, and an Infinity-U cut out at the top for the selfie camera. On top of all that, it comes in black and white trims and it has dual sim tray on the left and the microSD card. At the bottom it has the headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and a speaker. This new phone also comes in a fancy box that standout from the rest with silicone case, a charger, a USB cable, and a headset
Samsung Galaxy A31 relies on a sharp sized 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The screen brightness is competent although it’s colours are too bright in the default ‘Vivid’ mode, they can be toned down in the settings and the under-display fingerprint scanner is of equal speed and accuracy.
Samsung uses the MediaTek Helio P65 octa-core SoC, with a high-resolution display and various display performances occurs when switching between the apps. The Galaxy A31 supports Google’s Widevine L1 certification, which means video streaming apps can play content at the display’s native resolution. The single speaker gets fairly loud but the audio quality is strictly average. Simple games run well, but heavier titles such as Asphalt 9: Legends or even PUBG Mobile ran at reduced graphics settings.
Increasing the number of cameras can boost the picture quality, The quad Galaxy A31 offers the ultra high-res 48MP main camera crisp which takes clear photos during the day and at night. The 123 degrees 8MP Ultra-wide camera that captures more views, The 2MP Macro camera that capture best closeups, the 2MP camera focuses on the subject. The selfie camera captures 12-megapixel, Videos are limited to 1080p resolution, but quality is decent given ample light when shooting with the primary camera. It comes with Samsung’s ‘Scene optimiser’ AI engine, and the ability to save stills and video in the HEIF and HEVC formats. Under good light, the main sensor captures decent-looking photos. Images are captured as 12-megapixel shots by default but you can shoot at the full 48-megapixel resolution if needed.
Battery life is the most important asset in Galaxy A31, The 5,000mAh battery lasted for 18 hours and 11 minutes in our HD video loop test, which is the longest battery life that keeps you connected all day.