Here is the review of Galaxy M31 Vs Redmi Note 9 Pro. We provide the details based on the Design, Display, Performance, Camera, Battery. Check out the review and
Key Specifications of Redmi Note 9 Pro
|Display||6.67″ (16.94 cm)|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v5|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro in Nepal price||Rs. 29,999|
Top Features of Redmi Note 9 Pro
- Good Battery Backup
- Reliable processor
- Different Design
Review of Redmi Note 9 Pro
With the Redmi Note 9 Pro, Xiaomi has introduced a couple of design variations that definitely make the handset stand apart from other Redmi smartphones. The first thing you notice on the device is the camera bump that is nothing but atypical. You get a centrally-placed quad-camera set up in a neat square design that is quite protruding. Just below the bump, you will see the LED flash in a separate black color section that gives the illusion of the extended camera bump.
Even though the camera bump on the Redmi Note 9 Pro is pretty extended, the placement or size of it is such that you don’t see it wobble when you place it on a flat surface, a problem that we have been consistently facing with Xiaomi devices.
On the bottom edge of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, you get a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and the speaker grille. The right edge of the device houses a SIM card tray. On the left side, you get the power button and the volume control keys. The power button houses the fingerprint sensor that definitely takes some getting used to as the placement does seem off initially.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro offers a 6.67-inch full-HD+ display with 2400x1080p resolution and 450nit brightness. You get a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front for added protection and Xiaomi claims to have added an anti-oil and anti-finger protective coating too.
When it comes to the display performance, there were a couple of issues we noticed with the device. Around the corners — especially when a White background is open such as in case of Chrome or Gmail — we saw a little colour bleeding that is hard to ignore once noticed. The notch also doesn’t do any good to the whole viewing experience as it seems to distract in most cases.
Under the Display Settings of the Redmi Note 9 Pro, you get a dedicated Reading mode, adjustable contrast levels, dark mode, and choice of text size. The handset offers support for dark mode features that is much better to use.
As far as the hardware specs are concerned, Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor with Adreno 618 GPU. Buyers get two options when it comes to storage. Those who want the base variant gets 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and for the power users, there is 6 GB RAM and 128GB, internal storage model, too. You also get support for a microSD card in the Redmi Note 9 Pro of up to 512GB that solves the problem for all those who may feel that on-board storage is less.
In our time with the smartphone, it handled multitasking of random apps with no frame drops or heating issues. Both the call quality and audio quality are also satisfactory.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro offers facial unlock support as well as fingerprint lock support — both of which are fast to respond.
In terms of software, the Redmi Note 9 Pro runs MIUI 11 based on the Android 10 operating system. If you have been a Xiaomi user in the past, you will have no problems with the custom UI of the device and the bloatware and adware you get with it.
You get abundant Mi apps that can neither be uninstalled nor disabled so you will continue to receive notifications from them. For those who aren’t familiar with Xiaomi’s app mechanism and what all it brings, this can be a potential deal-breaker. Besides the Xiaomi apps, the handset comes preinstalled with third-party apps such as Facebook, Amazon, Paytm among others, which cannot even be uninstalled.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 48MP primary rear camera with a Samsung Isocell GM2 sensor. This is paired by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 5MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor.
Xiaomi has again made use of the pixel binning technique with this device, which means that even though the primary camera is a 48MP sensor, the Redmi Note 9 Pro captures images in 12MP resolution by default and in order to take an image at 48MP resolution, you will have to manually enable the mode and good thing is that as soon as you open the camera app, you see it right on the screen with other modes including Night mode and video so it is not a cumbersome task to look for it in the settings.
When it comes to the image quality of the pictures captured by the Redmi Note 9 Pro, you will be able to capture images with details with slightly over-saturated colors in outdoor daylight conditions. For the price, the 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera also does a decent job. We were quite impressed with the camera performance of the 5 MP macro camera results that are super detail-oriented. The quality of the portrait shots was found to be directly in sync with the lighting condition as better lit areas just delivered better portrait shots.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes backed by a 5020mAh battery. In our day-to-day activities, the Redmi Note 9 Pro lasted us almost a day when used for routine tasks such as calling, internet browsing as well as GPS tracking, watching online videos, and more.
The device even comes with support for fast charging and packs an 18 W fast charger inside the box. This is one of the major pluses of the device.
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy M31
|Performance||Samsung Exynos 9 Octa|
|Display||6.4″ (16.26 cm)|
|Custom UI||Samsung One UI|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v3|
|Samsung Galaxy M31 in Nepal Price||Rs. 29,999|
Top Features of Samsung Galaxy M31
- Big Battery
- Quad Camera Setup
Review of Samsung Galaxy M31
The Samsung Galaxy M31 has borrowed its design from its predecessor — the Galaxy M30. At first glance, it is quite difficult to differentiate between the two devices. The smartphone comes with a 6.4-inch Infinity U display surround by not-so-thin bezels on all sides. The smartphone features smooth edges and round corners, which makes it comfortable to hold the device.
Apart from the large display, the front also houses a 32MP selfie camera. The right side houses the volume rockers and power button and the left is home to the SIM card tray and microSD card slot. The mono speaker, USB Type-C charging port, and 3.5mm audio jack are located on the bottom of the device. The Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with a shiny rear panel which attracts a lot of fingerprints. The back panel consists of the quad-camera setup, fingering sensor, and Samsung branding. The smartphone does not fail to impress in the design segment.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 features a 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a 2340×1080 pixel resolution. The display is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. Display offers wide viewing angles and the larger screen makes watching movies and playing games a delight. The display comes with the usual Blue light filter which reduces the strain on the eyes by limited the amount of Blue light emission.
There is also a dark mode that will transform the entire phone in a dark color. You can either enable the dark mode manually by going to the settings menu or can schedule it to get activated automatically. There is also an option called ‘Accidental touch protection’ which can prevent accidental touches to the display. Apart from this, the device also comes with an always-on display which shows the time, date, and pending notifications. The smartphone offers a good display despite being a budget smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 is powered by Samsung’s own 10nm based octa-core Exynos 911 processor. The company has not upgraded the smartphone in terms of the processor as its predecessor — the Galaxy M30s is also powered by the same chipset. The smartphone packs 6GB of RAM and comes in two storage variants — 64GB and 128GB. Users can further expand the storage up to 512BG by adding a microSD card. In comparison to the Galaxy M30, the Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with an increased RAM capacity which makes multitasking smooth.
We didn’t witness any lags or shutters while using the phone. The device worked pretty smooth and fast while switching apps and also during casual gaming. The fingerprint sensor located on the back also works quickly in unlocking the device.
The camera is one of the major updates which comes with the Galaxy M31. The Galaxy M30s has a triple rear camera, while the Galaxy M31 sports a quad-camera setup. The rear camera of the device comprises 64 MP main sensor, 5 MP macro camera, 8 MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5 MP depth sensor. On the front, you will find a 32MP selfie camera. The company claims that both the cameras are capable of recording 4 K video.
Samsung has also added Night Mode in the camera for better photography experience. Like always the Samsung camera app is pretty clean and easy to use and users can find different modes to shoot within the app. Along with this, the app also offers a toggle that allows users to switch between the primary and wide-angle lens cameras. There is also a Scene Optimizer present in the app, which quickly detects the scene and set up the camera accordingly. We were quite satisfied with the camera results of Samsung Galaxy M31.
The device was quick to focus and also offered an ample amount of detailing in the images captured. Swinging on the wide-angle lens camera offers a wider field of view along with some really good images. However, we personally loved the macro camera which offered really detailed images. The images captured in daylight were better as compared to the ones taken indoors. The Night Mode incorporated in the device also does a reasonably good job and it reduces noise from the images taken during the night. The 32MP selfie camera does a satisfactory job as both the selfies are taken indoor and outdoor turned out to be good.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 is backed by a massive 6000 mAh battery with 15 W fast charging support. Unlike other smartphone makers, Samsung has included a fast charger within the box. We were able to get through the day of mixed usage with a single charge, courtesy the powerful battery Samsung has packed in.
Talking about Redmi Note 9 Pro, you get a good-looking smartphone, reasonably good viewing experience, and solid performance. It has a mid-range processor, 48MP camera, lasting battery — all elements to make sure that you don’t face any issues in everyday usage. We do feel that the software can be one sore point for some users, especially those who are not used to Xiaomi’s MIUI.
Samsung Galaxy M31 offers some really good specifications such as a quad-camera setup and a 6000mAh battery and that too with fast charging support. In terms of performance also the smartphone will not disappoint you. The smartphone comes under the budget segment but it doesn’t look like one.
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