Ash123, 10 Aug 2020Hey! Thanks for replying.
Do you consider m31s value for money? I placed an order for pro ... moreFor 1K more ( now only 500 during) over Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and Poco X2 this is indeed value for money. Moreover Samsung brand is add on. Tech youtubers and even general public think it's overpriced coz it's comes with only 128GB internal and not 64. M31 even though priced lesser than competition was never a good package overall. If processor is only ur top priority then go it 9 pro max. Don't cancel ur order...For overall package in 18K u can buy M31s.
My priority was big battery, very gud camera, super amoled, punch hole front camera and a decent Snapdragon processor around 16 -17K before price hike...then it was 18.5K u know y.... finally got wat I wanted minus the SD processor in 18K..
Rodney, 10 Aug 2020What about its battery life?I can comment on its battery life only after a week or so after all apps r stabilised and I use it normally....But one day battery backup for a heavy user ( without games) is certain. I had charged it on Saturday evening and today Monday morning again charged it at 21%...
Aldrin Vaz, 10 Aug 2020Can't really comment on ur gaming requirements coz I never play games. But m31s should b ... moreHey! Thanks for replying.
Do you consider m31s value for money? I placed an order for pro max and I am very eager to cancel it.
Ash123, 10 Aug 2020Hey guys! I am very confused between Samsung M31s and Note 9 Pro Max. Both are available at di... moreCan't really comment on ur gaming requirements coz I never play games. But m31s should b fine to ay in medium setting.
Like u even I had a pretty bad experience with Samsung Note 3 Neo with its pathetic battery life and occasional lags... Even I had Redmi note 9 pro max in mind. Though I was not 💯 sure till it was the best option before M31s came....I couldn't purchase it coz it use to come out of stock during flash sales....after 4-5 fake flash sales dedicated not to go with Redmi...M31 didn't excite me ( read my post below)..
even Motorola one fusion plus had supply issues and not up to the mark for my liking....finally purchased M31s coz that's the best option available under 20K in India....I took a chance even though I was using S625 in my Lenovo P2... After using M31s for 2 days can say I have made the right decision....hope it gud in the long run....M31s feels premium not only in hand but also while using mainly coz of its super amoled display. Also has gud features..It doesn't feel very big in hand like Redmi note 9 pro max as it's 6.5 inch as against 6.67 of 9 pro max...both Cameras and battery will b also a huge plus...
If ur using Kirin processor u can definitely try Exynos processor is wat I feel.....
Hey guys! I am very confused between Samsung M31s and Note 9 Pro Max. Both are available at discount on Amazon, M31s at Rs 18,000 and Note 9 Pro Max at Rs 17500. I am not a heavy gamer actually but I do sometimes get heavy on them when on vacations. During those times I play games like PUBG and sometimes some other games on PPSSPP too. I love taking pictures and watching videos or movies. But, I do want a lag free experience. Now, I also require the phone for online classes so strong network reception is also an important factor for me now.
I was looking to buy Note 9 Pro Max but there are lots of negative reviews regarding Bleeding display issue, low brightness, lagging, etc. And looking at the reviews of Youtubers, it also feels like Samsung m31s is overpriced because of its processor. I had Realme 6i in my mind too because it had amazing specifications for its price of Rs 13,000 but I had to order it for an another family member in my home so it will be odd to have 2 same phones in one home.
I had Honor 6x before which ran on Kirin 655. I know I shouldn't talk about processors now after using Kirin but the cost was Rs 12000 and for that price the phone was amazing. I have used this phone pretty hard and have had to change the battery once and the new battery is almost dead again within few months. That's why I am looking to replace the phone. I had Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 before honor, and it was the worst phone I have ever placed my hands on for its price.
Sorry for this long post, but I am not able to get any opinion from anywhere else. Can you guys help me clear my doubts please?
(P.S. I have posted this same query on Note 9 Pro Max's page too)
Though not a big samsung fan I purchased Samsung M31S immediately after India launch yesterday for 18K after HDFC discount for 6/128GB after waiting for nearly 2 months for Redmi note 9 pro max 6/128 which was at 17K then went to 18.5K due to tax and production issues coz of lockdown. It was impossible to buy in their weekly flash sales coz Redmi didn’t have stock at all coz of production issues.
Out of anger thought of buying Samsung M31 6/128 which was available at 16K then but the Exynos processor, old dewdrop front cam, rear fingerprint scanner and 15watt charger for 6K battery holded me back…
My Lenovo P2 which I purchased on launch day in Jan 2017 had speaker issues after 3 years of usage.. Service centre has closed down in my city and nowhere else speaker was available…but after Redmi stock issues and M31 shortcomings made me purchase speaker for P2 from amazon and still using the phone. Repaired a phone for the first time in my life. Lenovo P2 is most underrated phone. Best battery life. Even after 3 years I still get 9 to 10 hrs of screen time. Excellent.
I have used samsung only once earlier….Note 3 Neo….gud phone intially but later started hanging and pathetic battery life…. So my main expectation after using Lenovo P2s huge 5100mah battery from 3.5 yrs back was battery life as I was a heavy user though I never play games. Till now phones were coming with 5000mah batteries or else it was 4 to 4.5K mah only.
Though M31s processor is not great for gaming etc it’s gud for normal usage. All my other concerns of M31 were overcome by M31s like punch hole camera, side fingerprint, 25 w charger, attractive design with side frame etc. Also sony sensor and new camera features were add on.
Also in Amazon sale got it for just 500 more than M31 and 500 less than Redmi note 9 pro max during normal sale when I intended to buy… (6/128 model)
I had also considered Poco X2 coz of its camera but was put off by its 4500 mah battery. Many users had issues of battery drain also. But if I had purchased Redmi note 9 pro max, Poco X2 or even Motorola one fusion plus or Realme 6 I would have deeply missed my Lenovo P2s super amoled display…..
All these chinese phones though have gud Snapdragon processors but have very poor IPS display which r no match to super amoled display. I have seen and compared few IPS display phones with family and friends with my Lenovo P2 super amoled display…..there is day and night difference….
So if I had gone with Redmi note 9 pro max I would have missed super amoled display and sony sensor…in samsung m31s I will miss Snapdragon processor…btw my 3.5 yrs old Lenovo P2 is having Snapdragon 625….Its super power efficient and smooth for day today tasks and heavy multi tasking..never played any games though....hope Exynos processor will atleast match S625 if not more.
I ordered it on 6th Aug around 12.15 am…. was delivered on 8th Aug…..first impression is very gud especially the camera… excellent super amoled display….even a lot better than my Lenovo P2 super amoled display….built quality is the best in M series with new stylish dual colours….but can’t b compared to glass backs which r just awesome but very fragile….. anyways how many of us use mobile without case…..so this shall not make any impact for potential buyers of M31S…......case is must for M31s coz back though looks like glass is plastic and will easily get scratches
Battery is also excellent....being a Lenovo P2 user for 3.5 yrs I think finally I got a gud successor for it. Can't really tell the battery screen on time coz I am installing my 100 plus apps and logging in. Today charged from 21% to 100% in 1.36 hrs....so from 0 to 100 it must 1.55 hrs to max 2 hrs...huge important over M31 which had same battery but would take 2.45 hrs to fully charge.
Fingerprint is gud….it's fast but u need to touch it correctly….but I am getting used to side mounted fingerprint…it will take some time as I had front (below the display) fingerprint in my Lenovo P2.
Rear camera is excellent. I am still checking out its features. Intelli cam with single take is quite interesting and helpful during important private moments.
Indoor selfies r excellent provided there is enough artificial light…. without much light it’s avg like any other mid range phone….if we use front flash (white screen) when lighting is less then photo come very sharp and gud but with little boosted colours like normally redmi and realme back cameras do…..( On 32MP selfie cam in M31s..it’s not default)
I am not a gamer…..for normal apps and multi tasking there is no delay at all….hope in long run it remains the same…I am also still little doubtful abt Exynos processor after few months….but this processor is tried and tested by samsung in many phones so hoping for the best…
Farooq, 09 Aug 2020Does it have a lithium ion batteryNo, Lithium-Polymer. But they are really good these days!
Anonymous, 09 Aug 2020Exynos own by Samsung, so obviously Samsung will give priority to Exynos powered devices, look... moreNonsense, all devices of the same range will get the same updates, a month or 2 make no difference, and by the way A series have usually better software support then M series, so it has nothing to do do with the chip set. What really makes a difference is that one ui is usually more stable and faster with sp powered devices, and I'm specifically talking about a50/a70 and a51/a71.
Farooq, 09 Aug 2020Does it have a lithium ion batteryNope Its Li-Po
Rajinders, 09 Aug 2020How about its Loudspeaker Audio/Volume. GSMArena please give a review about its Audio Volume ... moreI hate people who play music with high volume in public, as if everyone need to listen to his music & song, some set their Ringtones to max level is another annoying behaviour, I wonder these peoples need to check their hearing abilities or put on hearing aid, even when there speak sound like shouting on the phone.