The Samsung Galaxy M31 was officially launched on March 4, 2020 and the Samsung Galaxy M31s was launched on 30thof July 2020. They both run the same based Android version 10. Both the smartphone packs with a same 6GB and 8GB of RAM with two storage capacity of 64GB and 128GB. The storage capacity is expandable using microSD card up to 512GB. Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphone comes in Space Black and Ocean Blue and Galaxy M31s with Mirage Blue and Mirage Black in colors. This Samsung Galaxy M31s has the same battery life of 6000 mAh battery with Samsung Galaxy M31 and 64-megapixel main rear quad-camera setup to get clarity and details in the pictures like never before with the Sony sensor IMX682. Both the phone has front camera setup which has a 32-megapixel. But Samsung Galaxy M31s is slightly higher in price wise as compared to Galaxy M31. However, the rise in price may be because of the camera upgrade from 8 megapixel ultra wide angle lens to 12 megapixel ultra wide angle lens and with the premium designed that came with a punch-hole design and is the first design that Samsung came up.
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The Samsung M31 comes with a 6.5-inch Infinity-U FHD+ super AMOLED display having a 2340×1080 pixel resolutions while Galaxy M31s also have same size of display feature with super AMOLED Infinity-O, a display size of 6.5 inch with Super AMOLED display with FHD+. Both the phones are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphones built with smooth edges and round corners, which makes very much comfortable to hold the device. It has a front camera setup on the front with a 32MP selfie camera and supports face unlock feature. One the right side it has volume rockers and power button and one the left side there is a slot for SIM card tray and microSD card slot. Like mono speaker, USB Type-C charging port and 3.5mm audio jack are located on the bottom of the device. Both Samsung Galaxy also has a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. The back side of the phone is comprised of the quad-camera setup, fingering sensor and Samsung logo branding written on it.
On the left side of the phone there is a tray that holds both Nano SIM cards with dedicated a microSD card slot. One the bottom of the phone there is headphone jack of 3.5mm, a USB-C port and a loudspeaker. But on the Samsung Galaxy M31s, you can see an addition of the fingerprint scanner that is given on the side of the phone along with the up and down volume rocker and power button and also has a tray for two Nano SIM cards with dedicated microSD card for storage expansion up to 512 GB . On the bottom middle size of the phone, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port and a volume speaker. Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphone comes in Space Black and Ocean Blue and Galaxy M31s with Mirage Blue and Mirage Black in colors.
On both the back side smartphones, you can see there is a good camera features that comes with 64-megapixel along with three set up cameras, the ultra wide angle lens, the depth sensor and a macro lens for shooting small objects. But there is a slight difference or upgrade on the camera of the Samsung GalaxyM31s. On Galaxy M31, a camera is feature with 64MP+8MP+5MP+5MP while on the Samsung M31s an ultra wide angle is bigger in Megapixel that is having12 MP instead of 8MP. And Samsung M31s is shifted its fingerprint scanner from on the back middle to the side of the phone.
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The Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with a 6.5-inch Infinity-U FHD+ AMOLED display having a 2340×1080 pixel resolutions and the display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Galaxy M31s also have same size of display feature with Super AMOLED Infinity-O, a display size of 6.5 inch with Super AMOLED display with FHD+. Both the phones are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. On the front 32 megapixel camera is set on both the phones, Galaxy M31 on the top notch hole and Galaxy M31s on the top punch hole.
The Galaxy M31sports a quad-camera setup which comprises of 64MP main sensor with f1.8 aperture, 5MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a front camera with a 32MP selfie camera. The camera is features with 8 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus. The Samsung company claims that Samsung Galaxy M31 is capable of recording 4K videos from both rear and front camera. Samsung has also come with a Night Mode in the camera for better photography experience in both the low light situations and indoors.
Samsung Galaxy M31s have 64-megapixel primary Sony sensor IMX682 with f/1.8 which combined with 12-megapixel ultra wide angle sensor + 5-megapixel depth sensor (f/2.4) + 5-megapixel macro sensor (f/2.2) camera setup. In the front side of the camera setup, this phone is having a camera setup of 32-megapixel. With this 32-megapixel camera setup you can shoot video up to 4k and even make a video call and selfies. The front camera support video recording features like slow motion modes, AR doodle, and AR emoji. The Galaxy M31s has updated its camera from 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle to 12-megapixel ultra wide angle lens.
Samsung Galaxy M31 and Galaxy M31s runs the same company’s own layer of One UI 2.0 Android 10 operating system and is powered by an Octa-core 2.3 GHzExynos 9 911 processor. It is very difficult to differentiate between the two which one has a stronger processor.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 and Samsung Galaxy M31s is equipped with a same massive 6000 mAh battery with 15Watt fast charging support and the latter with fasting charging support of 22.5 Watt. Samsung has also included a fast charging support adapter within the box. Samsung Galaxy M31 can last a longer than never before with the massive battery setup. It can even last for days of days with normal usages.
RAM and Storage Capacities:
Both the smartphone packs with a same 6GB and 8GB of RAM with two storage capacity of 64GB and 128GB ROM. The storage capacity is expandable using microSD card up to 512GB. It is clear that both the phones have good capacities to store files and documents, pictures and videos. There would be enough capacity to store almost all the files including pictures, videos and more if expanded the storage using microSD card on the dedicated slot.
Connectivity features in the smartphone are like 4G VoLTE, Wifi 802.11ac, v5.0 Bluetooth, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS/A-GPS. Both phones have dual SIM (Nano) which supports 2G, 3G and 4G and dedicated microSD card slot.
You can feel differences between the two smartphones with similar features with some upgraded functions. Samsung M31s is almost the same as Galaxy M31 but when look closely and gently there is a difference between the two. The looks are same, the display size is same, and there is an upgrade on camera and fingerprint scanner on the side of the phone.