Compare: Samsung Galaxy M31 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

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The Galaxy M31 arrived recently and there are certain questions are on the phone how is the gaming performance how did the cameras compare against the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

Key Specification

Samsung Galaxy M31Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
ChipsetExynos 9 Octa 9611Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Display6.4 inches6.67 inches
Memory4/6 GB4 GB
Camera64+8+5+5 MP48+8+5+2 MP
Fingerprint SensorRearRight Side

Design

Samsung Galaxy M31Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Dimensions159 x 75 x 9 mm165.5 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm
Weight188 grams209 grams
Screen Size6.4 inches6.67 inches
ColorMoonlight Blue, Raven BlackAurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black
Display TypeFull HDIPS LCD
Build MaterialGlass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frameGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame

Samsung Galaxy M31

Samsung Galaxy M31 Rear

Samsung Galaxy M31

Samsung Galaxy M31 Display

The M31 isn’t exactly the most eye-catching stunning looking phone but it looks decent and what really good in this design is the form factor. It’s a 6000 mAh battery in there and considering that this is a fairly lightweight compact and comfortable phone to use also the phone has a physical fingerprint scanner which is kind of getting rare now but since it’s a physical fingerprint scanner it is fast and accurate. The M31 comes with Super AMOLED display in this price range and it’s sharp and the colors look nice so watching shows and movies on this display was a good experience.

If you are wondering about any ads in the one UI on the Galaxy M31 it will not get any ads on the phone and that’s probably you can skip them during the starting setup process.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

Redmi Note 9 Pro

Redmi Note 9 Pro Front

Redmi Note 9 Pro Display

The Redmi Note 9 Pro looks striking comes with Gorilla glass back the new color looks nice you can also notice a new rectangular sort of camera module. The phone also has a metallic frame which adds to the premium feel and on the front, you now have a center punch hole which looks nice, there’s also the side-mounted fingerprint scanner just like the Poco X2 and it’s pretty fast.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro brings a slightly more premium design into and has the triple slot for two SIM cards and a micro SD slot. The usual buttons, headphone jack, single speaker, and the USB-C port on the bottom. The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch full HD plus IPS LCD display and it’s a nice display but it’s your regular 60 Hertz display. The display is well it feels kind of short-handed nobody wanted the specs the Redmi Note 9 Pro does bring in a new chipset but it isn’t exactly an upgrade.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy M31Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
ProcessorExynos 9611-Octa Core processorQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
GPUMali-G72 MP3Adreno A618 @750MHz GPU
RAM6 GB4 GB
Internal storage64 GB64 GB
Storage expansionYes Up to 512 GBYes Up to 512 GB
OSAndroid Pie 10MIUI 11
Samsung Galaxy M31 Processor
Redmi Note 9 Pro Processor

Camera

Samsung Galaxy M31Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Rear48MP (F2.0) Main Camera
8MP (F2.2) Ultra Wide 5MP(F2.2) Depth Camera 20MP (F2.2) front facing Punch Hole Camera
48 MP
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Front32 MP16 MP, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
Video recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps,
1920×1080 @ 30 fps,
1280×720 @ 240 fps
3840×2160 @ 30 fps,
1920×1080 @ 60 fps,
1280×720 @ 960 fps

Samsung Galaxy M31

Samsung Galaxy M31 Camera Front

Samsung Galaxy M31 Camera

The Galaxy M31 also packs with a high-resolution selfie camera which does a decent job. Selfie cameras are pretty good overall the cameras on the Galaxy M31 are likable in good light the camera performs really well and even compares well against the Redmi Note Pro 9.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

Redmi Note 9 Pro Camera Front

Redmi Note 9 Pro Camera

The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 48-megapixel F1.7 front primary camera loaded with a new Samsung ISO self GM2 sensor. The rest of the specs remains the same as an ultra-wide-angle camera a macro lens that hasn’t upgraded to 5 megapixels and has autofocus now and there’s the usual depth sensor.

Multimedia

Samsung Galaxy M31Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Headphone jack3.5 mm3.5 mm
LoudspeakerYesYes
Audio FeaturesDolby ATMOS only supports stereo headsets.
Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Notch
Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Charging port

Both come with a single speaker which gets decently loud and it’s fairly clear so yeah it’s very similar to other phones in this price range. It’s placed on the right side so when you are gaming the sound does not get blocked.

Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy M31Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Capacity6000 mAh5020 mAh
TypeLi-ionLi-ion
Quick ChargingFast charging 15WYes 33W, 50% in 30 min

Samsung Galaxy M31

Samsung Galaxy M31 battery

This is a 6000 mAh battery so the battery performance is pretty good and you don’t have to worry about battery life at all with the M31. When it comes to charging the 15-watt fast charger in the box takes around to ask a fully charged this phone which is well the price would pay for the humongous battery overall the entire one is impressive on the battery.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

Redmi Note 9 Pro battery

The battery which is actually an upgrade Redmi has bundled an 18-watt fast charger in the box. The faster charger would be nice to charge the big 5020 mAH battery.

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Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy M31Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
SIMDual SIMDual SIM, with Hybrid SIM
BluetoothYes v5.0Yes v5.0
WifiYes Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g
Yes Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Virtual Light Sensing, Gyro SensorProximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor

Which is better!

Samsung Galaxy M31

The phone that brings 4 major highlights the cameras which are really good, the battery which lasts really long, the AMOLED display which looks really nice and lastly the Samsung branding. These are the things that matter to you that the Galaxy M31 is for you wouldn’t be disappointed. However, if high-end gaming or processing power is a priority then the M31 is probably not for you and you should check out other options.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is a phone that brings some good changes to the new design, center punch hole on the front is nice the bigger battery is pretty awesome, the 720G chipset, and the cameras. The higher refresh rate and Amoled display would be a way better. Redmi at least wants 27-watt charger would have been nicer also no HD on Netflix and prime video is kind of a big issue.