I bought this phone a couple of moths ago.
It's been 4 years since I bought my last phone, so obviously Samsung M31s felt like a huge upgrade.
What I like:
Screen looks great, vivid colors and deep AMOLED blacks, camera cutout is tolerable.
Good battery life, phone survives 2 days even with prolonged gaming and watching youtube.
Camera quality is OK, haven't tested it a lot, though.
Performance is snappy enough, however, I'm comparing it with my previous 4 year old phone (Redmi 4 Prime), so my perceived speedy performance is a given.
What I don't like:
Side of the phone is an awkward placement for a fingerprint reader. Since phones are slim, side mounted fingerprint readers have less contact area so you have to place your finger at a correct angle for the reader to work. My previous phone with fingerprint reader on the back had way less failed finger reads due to finger being rotated in an angle.
Phone has no notification light, so you can't look at it and see if you have any missed calls or messages without unlocking it.
Bane of all today's phones - it is too large to comfortably operate with one hand.
Samsung Knox software occasionally pops up, asking to agree with their terms without option to safely disable it.
Audio jack is placed on the bottom edge of the phone - worst possible placement imo. Best placement would be left side of the top edge.
Overall, I'm happy with this phone. In 2 months since I bought it, I had no restarts, crashes or similar problems. I don't regret buying it.
This phone is just great, it has a reasonable price and amazing features. The quality and capacity of the battery are mindblowing. The quality of the screen too is really good. Overall an amazing phone.
nahida, 20 Feb 2021Battery life Endurance rating ?Galaxy M series is only available in India
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2021Go for m31s i spend 1 year studying about it [not a joke] a year 😅
Zuhairammar, 18 Feb 2021I m going to buy a new mobile . Which one you guys will recommend. M31s or M31 or A51??Go for m31s i spend 1 year studying about it [not a joke]
Andra, 08 Feb 2021i got a question. I see in specifications the battery charges at 25W, but the charger that i g... moreYou can still charge with 25W even if samsung doesn't have a 25W charger in the box
The don't provide the 25W charger in every region where the phone is available
In Germany they only give you a 15W charger in the box
and you have to buy the bigger charger additionally yourself
I m going to buy a new mobile . Which one you guys will recommend. M31s or M31 or A51??
anonimus, 09 Feb 2021I did not tried because I try to looking for after it. They are saying is available for M31s ... moreAlright, let me know when u tried if anything changes! I'm still waiting for 3.0 for my M31 too lol
cilginosman, 08 Feb 2021Asking this for your first problem, have you tried to install One UI 3.0 update? I'm havi... moreI did not tried because I try to looking for after it. They are saying is available for M31s but I do not have notification even I checked for new installation they are saying is no new installation. I checked I have One UI 2.5. I will look forward for update. Thank you for your advice.
i got a question. I see in specifications the battery charges at 25W, but the charger that i got has 15W
anonimus, 06 Feb 2021I actually have got a phone. I bought it because I want android 10 phone and good camera phone... moreAsking this for your first problem, have you tried to install One UI 3.0 update? I'm having the same issue too but people say that it got fixed in the new software.
I actually have got a phone. I bought it because I want android 10 phone and good camera phone. I have 3 problem with that phone.
Firstly when I download something from Google play is doesn't matter what kind of app is very slow to intall in the phone.
Secondly I put my nano sims and memory cards in and is stuck inside my phone nano sim tray. I can not open. I asked Samsung to solve it out because have 2 years warranty have a look. This is Samsung new nano sim tray technology which is series M31s have. I checked other type of phone which is Samsung I can not find this nano sim card tray.
Thirdly I bought in 31st of December that phone and already turned off once. I did not download any games on the phone just usual apps like bank etc.
(I changed my asus zenfone m1 because have the same problem.)
However I bought that phone because is Samsung and battery is big which I like it. But Is it really worth 279 pounds?
Jooohn, 22 Jan 2021When lunch in EgyptSamsung Galaxy M31s was officially launched in Egypt in August 2020. Its price is around 4,500 to 5,500 EGP.
Eric, 24 Jan 2021Worst Samsung yet!!! Phone constantly sounding notifications, bloatware filled. If I cannot... moreIf you want to uninstall a app you have to hold on the app and press uninstall ot go to settings apps and find the app, to switch of notification go to settings and press apps and go to the app you want to stop notification and click on it and go down and there will be option to stop notification on that app