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Samsung M31 – Alternatives to Samsung M31

Samsung M31 is a mid-range phone. It has had a tumultuous run in India on account of its rich feature set. Manufactured in the Greater Noida factory of Samsung, the Indian users have loved and boosted the sales of the phone during 2020. M31 was preferred over other mobile phones that were marketed by Chinese companies -Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus. However, things are changing fast as more people look towards buying the latest mobile phones. Below are the mid-ranged mobile phones that make for compelling alternatives to the Samsung M31.

Redmi Note 10

The Redmi Note 10 is a good alternative to Samsung M31, and it is manufactured in India. The specifications of the Redmi Note 10 are mentioned below:

OSAndroid
RAM6 GB
DisplaySuper AMOLED
ProcessorSnapdragon 678
Screen Size6.43 inch
Battery Size5000mAH
Charging33W Fast charging
Item Weight179 grams
Camera48 MP Quad Camera with Sony IMX582
Product Dimensions16 x 0.8 x 7.5 cm
Inbuilt storage128 GB
Batteries1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Wireless communication technologiesBluetooth, WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity technologiesWi-Fi Built In, Bluetooth, USB
Display technologyFHD+
Other display featuresWireless
Other camera features48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP
Selfie Camera13 MP 
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Form factorTouchscreen-Handy
FingerprintSide-mounted

The striking aspects of Redmi Note 10 are the Snapdragon 678 processor, 48 MP Quad camera with Sony lens and 5000 mAH battery that gets fast charged at 33W. Redmi Note 10 makes for a very compelling alternative to the Samsung M31, especially as the price range is almost the same for both phones.

Inbuilt storage of 128 GB is lower than the storage available on other mid-range phones. But, the storage can be expanded to 512 GB.


Redmi Note 10 Pro

Redmi Note 10 Pro is the next upgrade to the Redmi Note 10. It features a better processor and a better camera. If you can increase your budget to buy the Redmi Note 10 Pro, it would prove to be a good phone. Do remember that it is not a 5G phone. But, it does feature some of the best configuration available in the mid-range phone segment within India. Details of the configuration are mentioned herein.

OSAndroid 11.0
RAM6 GB
DisplaySuper AMOLED
Screen Refresh120 Hz
ProcessorSnapdragon 732G
Processor Speed1.3 GHz
Screen Size6.67 inch
DisplayCorning Gorilla Glass Display
Battery Size5020 mAH
Charging33 W Fast charging, 49% charging in 30 mins
Item Weight192 grams
Camera64 MP Rear Camera
Front Camera16 MP
Product Dimensions16.5 x 7.6 x 0.8 cms
Inbuilt Storage128 GB
Expandable Storage128 GB
Batteries1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Wireless communication technologiesBluetooth, WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity technologiesWi-Fi Built In, Bluetooth, USB
Other display featuresWireless
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Form factorTouchscreen-Handy
5G CompatibleNo
Network Compatibility4G, Dual Sim

As you would have noted, the Redmi Note 10 Pro features a Snapdragon 732G processor and an 64 MP rear camera. It also has a 120 Hz screen refresh frequency. The display is Super AMOLED with Corning Glass. All in all, the Redmi Note 10 Pro makes for a compelling alternative to the Samsung M31 mobile phone. The Redmi Note 10 Pro mobile phone is made in India.


Redmi Note 10 Max

The final upgrade of the Redmi Note 10 series completes in the Redmi Note 10 Max mobile phone. The top line model of the Redmi Note 10 series, and it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor with an 108 MP rear camera. Full details of the configuration of the Redmi Note 10 Max are given below.

OSAndroid 11.0
RAM6 GB
DisplaySuper AMOLED
Screen Refresh120 Hz
ProcessorSnapdragon 732G
Processor Speed1.3 GHz
Screen Size6.67 inch
DisplayCorning Gorilla Glass Display
Battery Size5020 mAH
Charging33 W Fast charging, 49% charging in 30 mins
Item Weight192 grams
Camera108 MP Rear Camera
Front Camera16 MP
Product Dimensions16.5 x 7.6 x 0.8 cms
Inbuilt Storage128 GB
Expandable Storage128 GB
Batteries1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Wireless communication technologiesBluetooth, WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity technologiesWi-Fi Built In, Bluetooth, USB
Other display featuresWireless
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Form factorTouchscreen-Handy
5G CompatibleNo
Network Compatibility4G, Dual Sim

The cost of Redmi Note 10 Max is higher than a Samsung M31 mobile phone. It is more like in the category of the M51 mobile phone. But, for someone looking for a good phone with top line configuration, the Redmi Note 10 Max would make for a good alternative to the Samsung M31 mobile phone in India.

OPPO A74 5G

OPPO A74 5G phone is another alternative that is worthy of your consideration if you are looking for the alternatives to Samsung M31 mobile phone. Features of the OPPO A74 phone are mentioned below.

OSAndroid 11.0
RAM6 GB
DisplayAMOLED
Screen Refresh90 Hz
ProcessorQualcom Snapdragon 480 5G SoC
Screen Size6.49 inch
Screen Type LCD
Battery Size5000 mAH
Charging18W Fast charging
Item Weight188 grams
Camera48 MP Rear Camera
Product Dimensions16.3 x 7.5 x 0.8 cms
Inbuilt Storage128 GB
Expandable Storage128 GB
Batteries1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Wireless communication technologiesBluetooth, WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity technologiesWi-Fi Built In, Bluetooth, USB
Other display featuresWireless
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Form factorTouchscreen-Handy
5G CompatibleYes

OPPO A74 5G has a big plus in terms of compatibility with the 5G networks. However, compared to the Redmi Note 10, it has a slower processor, slower charging and lesser internal and expandable storage. Camera quality on the Redmi Note 10 is definitely better with Sony camera lens. Consider OPPO A74 5G if you wish to use it for its 5G capability.


OPPO A31

OPPO A31 is a relatively economical model of mobile phone that falls in the same mid-range category as the Samsung M31 mobile phone. Specifications and feature sets of the OPPO A31 are mentioned below.

OSAndroid
RAM6 GB
DisplayAMOLED
Screen Refresh60 Hz
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P35
Screen Size6.49 inch
Screen Type LCD
Battery Size4230 mAH
Item Weight180 Grams
Rear Camera12 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Product Dimensions16.39 x 0.8 x 7.55
Inbuilt Storage128 GB
Expandable Storage128 GB
Batteries1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Wireless communication technologiesBluetooth, WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity technologiesWi-Fi Built In, Bluetooth, USB
Other display featuresWireless
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Form factorTouchscreen-Handy
Network Compatibility4G Dual SIM

OPPO A31 is a budget friendly mid range phone. It is light on the pocket, and has a dual SIM compatibility. The phone provides a value for money configuration of camera, processor and RAM. Obviously, it would be a notch below the higher end phones like the Redmi Note 10.

OPPO A52

One of the more credible mobile phone alternatives to Samsung M31 mobile phone is the OPPO A52 mobile phone. The specifications of the A52 are right on top and the price is competitive too. While its specifications are lower than the Redmi Note 10, it would be a more budget friendly alternative to the Samsung M31 mobile phone. Below are some of the specifications of the OPPO A52 mobile phone that make it a compelling alternative to the Samsung M31 mobile phones.

OSAndroid
RAM6 GB
Display TypeLCD
Screen Refresh60 Hz
ProcessorQualcom Snapdragon 665
Screen Size6.5 inch
ResolutionFHD+
Battery Size5000 mAH
Charging18W Fast charging
Item Weight192 Grams
Rear Camera12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2MP Quad Camera
Front Camera16 MP
Product Dimensions16.2 x 0.9 x 7.6
Inbuilt Storage128 GB
Expandable Storage128 GB
Batteries1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Wireless communication technologiesBluetooth, WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity technologiesWi-Fi Built In, Bluetooth, USB
Other display featuresWireless
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Network Compatibility4G Dual SIM

The best alternative to a Samsung M31 has to be the Redmi Note 10. Better still, if you could go for the Redmi Note 10 Pro or the Redmi Note 10 Max. Oppo A74 5G phone would be a nice alternative to the Samsung M31 mobile phone as well.