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Samsung PH has sent us a loaner unit for us to test and come up with an unbiased and personal review.
The M31 belongs to Samsung’s M series which comprise of midrange devices. These phones are usually packed with huge battery capacity, in case of the M31, a 6,000mAH battery is on-board.
There are four cameras mounted on the rear with its main shooter having 64MP, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 5MP for bokeh, and another 5MP for macro shots. The front camera has a 32MP.
The smartphone is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9611 which is complemented by a 6GB of RAM + a 128GB internal storage which is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot.
The phone ships with Android 10 with One UI 2.0 out of the box.
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I think Samsung has to cut costs at some point. The usual package comes with a free soft jelly case, but they skipped it here in this model. There is also the absence of the screen protector.
Other than that, all the other accessories are intact — earphones, USB-C, charger, SIM ejector, reading materials and the M31 itself.
Samsung Galaxy M31 specs
- Android 10, OneUI 2.0
- 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Samsung Exynos 9611 2.3GHz octa-core processor
- Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
- 6GB RAM + 128GB storage
- microSD slot for external storage up to 512GB
- 64MP (F1.8) + 8MP Ultra Wide (F2.2) + 5MP Live Focus (F2.2) + 5MP Macro (F2.4 rear cameras
- 32MP selfie camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- Face unlock
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G LTE
- WiFi, WiFi hotspot
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Bluetooth 5.0
- FM Radio
- USB Type-C
- 6,000mAh battery
- Colors: Space Black, Ocean Blue
Samsung Galaxy M31 availability
The official price of the Samsung Galaxy M31 in the Philippines is P13,990. It is now available. You can check it here.
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Aside from the two (2) initial findings that we have — the absence of the free jelly case and the screen protector. The M31 could really be the next battery king by Samsung.
In terms of camera, we can say that it has the real DNA of Samsung. The samples we provided are all raw photos using the automatic settings of the default camera app. It creates clear, sharp, and vivid photos.
We will come up with the general performance and the battery test in our full review.
In the meantime, you can already purchase yours from this link.