The Samsung Galaxy M31s was launched in India and it compares to Redmi Note 9 Pro, as well as the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, which were unveiled earlier this year. All three phones pack a quad rear camera setup and come with multiple RAM as well as storage options. All come with fast charging support but come with different battery capacities. Here's how the three phones stack up.
Samsung Galaxy M31s vs Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Redmi Note 9 Pro Max: Price
The Samsung Galaxy M31s will be available at a starting price of Rs. 19499 for the 6GB RAM variant. The 8GB RAM option is priced at Rs. 21,499. Both variants have 128 GB of storage. It is offered in the colors Mirage Black and Mirage Blue. Meanwhile, the two Redmi smartphones were launched at different prices, but due to a price revision, customers have to shell out more to own one.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro starts at Rs. 13 (introductory price Rs. 999) for the 12GBRAM + 999GB storage variant, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model now costs Rs. 6 (no change from price). It is offered in the colors Interstellar Black, Glacier White and Aurora Blue.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is priced at Rs. 16 (introductory price Rs. 999) for the 14GB RAM + 999GB storage variant. For the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model, the Customers must pay Rs. 6 (introductory price Rs. 128). The high-end model with 18GB RAM + 999GB storage configuration costs Rs. 16 (introductory price Rs. 999). It is available in Interstellar Black, Glacier White, and Aurora Blue color options.
Samsung Galaxy M31s vs Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Redmi Note 9 Pro Max: Specifications
All three phones support dual SIM (Nano) and run Android 10. The Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with One UI 2.0, while both Redmi devices have MIUI 11 out of the box. The Galaxy M31s sports a 6,5-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with the perforator at the top center of the screen. The screen has 420 nits of maximum brightness and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. On the other hand, the two smartphones offered by Xiaomi have a 6,67 inch Full HD + display with 450 nits brightness, Gorilla protection. Glass 5 and an oleophobic layer on top.
The Samsung M31s is powered by an Exynos 9611 octa-core mobile platform. In comparison, the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor under the hood. All three phones have a microSD card to expand storage.
As for the optics, all three smartphones have four rear cameras on the back. The Galaxy M31s sports a main 682-megapixel Sony IMX64 sensor with an f / 1.8 lens. It is paired with a 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens having a 123-degree field of view. There are two 5 megapixel sensors for depth and macro cameras. The Galaxy M31s comes pre-installed with the Intelli-Cam function for an enhanced camera experience. Up front, customers will benefit from a 32-megapixel camera that supports 4K and slow-motion video recording.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a 48-megapixel main sensor with an f / 1,79 aperture lens. It is paired with an 8-megapixel sensor having a wide-angle camera with a 119-degree field of view lens, a 5-megapixel macro shooter with a 2cm focus range, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Up front is a 16-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video at up to 60 fps, slow-motion video at 960 fps and 4K at 30 fps.
Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is equipped with a 64-megapixel main sensor with an f / 1,89 aperture lens. You also get an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 119-degree field of view, a 5-megapixel macro camera with a 2cm focus distance, a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Just like the Galaxy M31s, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max also has a 32 megapixel front camera capable of recording 1080p video up to 60 fps, slow motion video at 960 fps and 4K at 30 fps.
Other features include battery capacity and fast charging. The Samsung Galaxy M31s comes with a massive 6000mAh battery paired with support for 25W fast charging. The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 5020mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging. Its sibling, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max houses a 5020mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. Both Redmi phones have NavIC - a stand-alone regional satellite navigation system for precise positioning and synchronization. in real time.
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