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Samsung Galaxy A31


  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Main camera: 48MP + 5MP + 2MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Display: 6.4 inch
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P65
  • Connectivity: 3G, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • OS: Android v10.0

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Samsung Galaxy A31

How much is Galaxy A31 in Kenya? The price of Samsung Galaxy A31 in Kenya is 23,500 shillings. It was announced in 2020, March 24. The Galaxy A31 Android Smartphone runs on the Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65 (12nm) processor with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The phone has 4 GB RAM and 128 GB (Mali-G52 MC2) of internal storage which is expandable using micro SDXC (dedicated slot). It also runs on Android 10 and is powered by a Li-Po 5,000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy A31 price and key features

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Galaxy A31 Ksh. 23,500 128 GB 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP 5,000 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy A31 measures 159.3 x 73.1 x 8.6 mm (height x width x thickness) with a total weight of 185 grams. Coming to cameras, it has a quad 48MP rear camera and a single 20 MP front camera for selfies. This phone has a 6.4 inches,1080 x 2400 pixels Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 411 PPI. It has a 2.0, Type-C 1.0 port for data syncing and charging. There is a fingerprint sensor present on the Galaxy A31 smartphone. It is a dual SIM smartphone with support for 4G, Wi-Fi, and GPS too. Buy it today at PhonesStore Kenya.

Prefatory

Over a period of time, Samsung has continued to sustain a very organized ingress into the mid-range phone market, constantly producing new models and then going back in again to build variants from the initial models. This is certainly true for the Samsung M series, and specifically to the Samsung Galaxy A31, launched in March 2020. It’s a true beauty, offering some very sought after features like an AMOLED screen, a very huge battery and a quad-camera set up. Let’s take a peek.

Design and display

The Samsung Galaxy A31 comes with a 6.4 inch super AMOLED capacitive screen with an Infinity U teardrop design screen, with a 1080p resolution and an unusual 20:9 aspect ratio. The PPI density ratio stands at 411 while the screen to body ratio maxes out at 84.9%. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protected front screen blends into the middle hardened plastic frame onto the plain plastic back – see Oppo A31

At the back, we find a quad-camera set up, visibly inspired by the Samsung S20 design. It lacks the back fingerprint scanner because it employs the optical under-display option, in addition to face unlock biometrics. At the bottom, we have a downward-firing speaker grill, a USB-C connector, and commendably, a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone is a little heavy and thicker, owing to a massive battery, weighing in at 185g and is 8.6mm thick.

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A31 runs the Helio P65 chipset, with an up to 2GHz octa-core CPU, configured into a duo 2.0 GHz cores and six 1.7 GHz cores. This SoC is stack in the middle of midrange territory so the performance is quite optimized. The memory options include 4/6gb for RAM and 64/128gb for ROM, with a dedicated microSDXC slot, capable of expanding the memory by an extra 512GB.

That kind of memory should be enough for pretty much all manner of use, signaling that large memory is no longer a premise of high-end flagship devices. The experience is fast smooth and fluid, with easy multitasking, faster opening of apps, and fewer frame drops for intensive tasks like gaming. You might also want to check out Galaxy A10s smartphone.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy A31 really goes all out on the camera department. It comes with a quad-camera setup, starting off with the massive 48mp 26mm wide-angle primary shooter, then an 8mp 13mm ultra-wide lens, a dedicated 5mp macro lens, and a 5mp depth sensor. As expected, the photos are very good, with richer colors, sharper images, and more details. The additional macro and depth sensors do great service to the close-up and portrait shot.

The bokeh is amazing and light conditions no longer seem to matter. The low light shots are clearly improved, with the wider exposure times in the primary camera allowing for better Night Mode. It can record 4K video at 30fps, 2k at 30fps, Full HD at up to 120fps, and & 720p at up to 240fps, in addition to HDR and Panorama. The front-facing shooter is a single 20mp wide lens, clearly capable, achieving Full HD at 30fps. The selfies are clear, sharp, and very vivid.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy A31 comes with the new massive 5,000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery, a welcome addition to the A-series after it was adopted in the M-series. The battery is more than enough for any type of user, easily clocking 2 days at times. This is a lot of power, and coupled with Samsung’s One UI smart power management system, offers several days of standby battery time. To sweeten the deal even better, the Samsung Galaxy A31 comes with 15W fast charging which helps hasten filling up the huge battery with juice to a little over 2 hours. It however has no wireless charging.

Software

Out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy A31 comes with the best and latest Android 10.0 OS with Samsung’s One UI 2 custom skin on top. The bloatware in the new updated UI is almost minimal, giving it a clean, modern, and light feel. It is impressively fast, giving off a feel of a flagship device. The additional productive bag of tricks inside the One UI 2 ensures a highly recommended user experience. It is inarguably one of the top Android experiences out there.

The Samsung Galaxy A31 is a very powerful device. The device is clearly optimized for long hours of heavy use, in addition to a very vivid screen. It supports NFC, dual standby nano-SIM, and Bluetooth 5. The same has no IP ratings for water or dust but comes advertised as splash-proof. It comes in Black, Red, White, and Blue.

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2 Years Eastafrica (4GB RAM), 6 Months UAE Version (4GB RAM)

LAUNCHMarch, 2020
SUPPORTED NETWORKS
2GYes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GYes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4GYes, LTE band
BODY
Weight188g
Dimensions-
Body MaterialFront Glass, Plastic back/frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM)
DISPLAY
Size6.4 inches
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors
Resolution720 x 1560 pixels, 20:9 ratio, (268PPI)
Protection-
PLATFORM
Operating SystemAndroid v10.0
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P65
ProcessorOcta core (2 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A75 + 2 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55)
GPUMali-G52
MEMORY
RAM4GB
Internal Storage64GB
Micro SD SlotYes, microSDXC - dedicated slot
CAMERA
BackTriple: 48MP + 5MP + 2MP
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR, [email protected], [email protected], gyro-EIS
FrontSingle: 25MP
FeaturesHDR, [email protected]
SOUND
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
Alert typesVibration, ringtones
CONNECTIVITY
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
NFCNo
RadioYes, with RDS, recording
SENSORS
FingerprintYes
Face IDNo
AccelerometerYes
GyroscopeYes
ProximityYes
CompassYes
BarometerNo
BATTERY
Capacity5000mAh
TypeLi-Po, non-removable
COLORSBlack, Blue

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