I will agree that the specification of this phone is impressive, especially when it comes to battery life as the 6000mph battery will provide days of use with moderate usage. However, it should still be noted that this is a budget/ midrange phone and for £245 which equates to approximately 331USD. I would argue that getting an older flagship such as a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 would net a higher performance and by far better build quality for only a couple extra dollars more (400USD on amazon). According to versus.com, the note 9 has a 25.06% higher pixel density of 514ppi, 8GB of RAM, a 6.4" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED screen at 2960x1440, and a 20% faster CPU at 4 x 2.9GHz & 4 x 1.9GHz. In addition to being dustproof and water-resistant, Weather-sealed and has built-in optical image stabilization.
The Samsung M31, on the other hand, has a place on the list because its camera setup will suffice for capturing that special moment and should suffice for social media posts. This is backed up by its long battery life, which is ideal for people who are constantly on the go and may not have access to a charger or a power outlet. However, if you want the best performance, the best build quality, and a phone that will last longer. I'd recommend looking at older flagships because the prices are dropping and you get the best that the company had to offer at the time, with no compromises, as we've seen with Samsung's newer budget and mid-range phones.
its very good phone
Best phone ever, the battery life is still outstanding, after many hours of gaming, video, browsing, navigation, I still has 20% battery juice at end of the day, absolutely no issue at all, no once the phone give me any problems.
Bought it for USD150 in 2019, totally worth it.
Now waiting for Android 12 update
Worst phone and worst company My M31 start hanging after 2 yrs use even I not took to service center as I know the answer (mother board problem) , As almost all users are facing this restart and hanging problem.
I recommend not to buy Samsung low range phones they always have problem
Using M31 for 2 years! No issues , many people are complaining on restart issue related to motherboard. I hadn't experienced any such issue. Battery is still performing well !
More than one year use. No motherboard or any other issue. For everyone who yells for issues, my question is whether you have used it with care?. The phone is absolutely fine. Value for money. One of the best mid-range smartphones in the market
What a wonderful phone, just got my December security patch, weighing 410MB, looking forward to Android 12 & One Ui 4 0 update in Q1 or Q2 2022.
Ganesh ke, 09 Dec 2021Worst phone nd worst brand I have ever seenAbsolutely correct
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2021My M31 battery still going strong, 18 months phone, battery still last me one whole day of hea... moreTake backup of your data. Samsung Galaxy M31 is the worst phone, I have ever used. Check its reviews on Youtube. There are motherboard issues in this phone. I am going to consumer court for this.
I was using Samsung Galaxy M31 (the worst phone) from 14.08.2020. Since I have one more phone, the use of this Samsung Galaxy M31(the worst phone) is average. In starting it worked good, but on 26.12.2021, this Samsung Galaxy M31 (the really worst phone) hanged for the first time. When I visited Samsung service centre on 27.12.2021, they told me that it was the issue of motherboard and I have to change the motherboard (which is approx 7000INR) of this Samsung Galaxy M31 (really the worst phone). So its my advice to all, not to buy this series of Samsung, as you can search about 1000 videos of this failed product od Samsung. Unfortunately I have lost all my data, but I will write its genuine review at every prestigious platform like GSM Arena/mouthshut/online shopping websites and full the youtube/internet by making videos of this failed Samsung Galaxy M31 (The really worst phone), so that buyers can save their hard earned money, and go for another product. Since you can check its review at youtube/Google by Samsung Galaxy M31 or M series Motherboard problem, I am not uploading the video of this Samsung Galaxy M31 (the really worst phone). Thanks to read this full review.
don't buy it
after 1 year replac new bord
mobile has a value for money. best in segment , battery lasts for 1 and a half day, best gaming experience.
tilll now its working fine and no motherboard issues working smoothly
My M31 battery still going strong, 18 months phone, battery still last me one whole day of heavy usage, end of the day still had 25% battery juice.
GPS works perfectly, camera beyond my expectation for the small price I paid, signal is strong, all apps run smoothly.
Great phone for such small price.
the problem of motherboard crashing is happening wit everyone and screen damage is also common same happened with me if it is happening with so many peole it is not our fault it is compney's manufacturing default . they should either replace or refund to people coz it is a trust issue many of us bought this phone coz of trust in samsung .
Never ever buy this phone i had buyer bcoz samsung is known for a perfect brand but after buying this I'm banging my head why i choose this instead of moto or so many options...
After 1 year while taking pics on diwali it shut down nd tilll now it never get on nd if u gonna sell it they will only give u 6-8000 🤦♀️nd if u want to change its mother board it will cost 6k nd they will.provide u only 3 month guarantee after that still few phons are hanging again so it will better to buy realme vivo oppo moto micromax note 1redmi but samsung no way
ArseK, 23 Jul 2021Sorry, my mistake, I mean Android 11. Worst phone nd worst brand I have ever seen
shree, 07 Dec 2021Yes, Same thing happened with me. My m31 just shut down while watching a video and never start... moreHaha i remembered the screen price wrongly, should be USD 48 instead, this is quite reasonable, so far my phone never encountered any other issue.
Anyway as i said earlier the screen damage was my own fault as I drop the phone at night on road side & step on it, so can't blame Samsung for the quality.