Samsung Galaxy M31 Unboxing and First Impressions


Samsung today launched the Galaxy M31, successor of the Galaxy M30s with the same 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a huge 6000mAh battery, but with improved cameras in India. We got to check out the smartphone, here are our first impressions. Also, check out the unboxing from our FoneArena Tamil channel.

Box Contents

  • Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphone 6GB RAM, 128GB storage version in Space Black
  • 2-pin 15W (9V-1.67A / 5V-2A) fast charger
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Quick Start Guide and Warranty information.

The M31 has the same 6.4-inch Full HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display and Exynos 7 Series 9611 10nm processor with Mali-G72MP3 GPU with 6GB LPDDR4x of RAM, up to 128GB UFS 2.1 storage, as the M31, but this runs Android 10 with Samsung One UI 2 on top. It doesn’t have NFC support or Samsung Pay support that is present in the A50s, but there is Samsung Pay mini.

The phone has a 32-megapixel camera on the front with Sony IM616 sensor with f/2.0 aperture, which is an upgrade over the 16-megapixel camera in the predecessor.

On the right there is a power button and the volume rockers is present above it. It has dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots on the left, arranged in a single tray. On the bottom there is a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C Port, primary microphone and a loudspeaker grill. There is a secondary microphone at the top.

As for the camera, it has quad rear camera setup which consists of a 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 8MP 123° ultra-wide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture for Live Focus and a 5MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. You can also see the fingerprint sensor on the back which is quick to unlock the phone. Check out some camera samples below.

The phone has a plastic back which attracts fingerprints easily since it is glossy. It doesn’t come with a cover, so it is also prone to scratches. The phone is 8.9mm thick, mainly due to the huge battery, but the phone weighs 191 grams, even though it packs a huge 6000mAh battery.

It starts at Rs. 14,999 for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and will be available from Amazon.in and Samsung India online store starting from March 5th.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram