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Samsung Galaxy A31, the mid-range camera star

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Samsung Galaxy A31: Should you buy it?

The Good
  • Great Cameras
  • Super AMOLED
  • Big Battery
The Bad
  • Teardrop style is not everyone's favorite
  • There could have been an even better processor

The Samsung Galaxy A31 is one of the latest mid-rangers from Samsung in the Pakistani market. Samsung has been doing well in the mid-range segment along with their nearly unrivaled flagship devices. Let’s find out if this year’s A31 lives up to the A series of devices.


Samsung has been confident about the A31’s camera capabilities since launch. The Quad camera setup on the back consists of a 5MP depth camera at the top for portraits, a 48MP(F2.0) main camera, an 8MP wide camera and a 5MP macro camera.

Overall, the camera captures a lot of detail and has Samsung’s signature vibrancy as well. The front 20MP camera can shoot crisp selfies and the image processing is not overdone as in some other mid-range smartphones.

Design and Display

Samsung calls the A31’s design “Infinity U”, which essentially means it has a waterdrop notch. The device has a lot of hardware inside, yet Samsung has been successful in making the A31 feel slim. Coming in at 8.6mm thick, it is comfortable to hold.

The design has been used by a lot of other OEMs as well, but Samsung has done it a bit better. With a 6.4″ display, the Samsung Galaxy A31 should be enough for most gaming and video streaming needs. The FHD+ Super AMOLED panel will ensure deep blacks and good contrast all around. Samsung’s display panels have always been some of the best available on the market, and the A31’s 1080 x 2400 resolution panel is no exception. It is quite certainly one of the best display panels in a mid-range device at this price point.

Processor and Speed

Samsung Galaxy A31 has a Helio P65 SoC processor with 2Ghz Octa-core CPU. The processor, while not designed for intensive gaming in mind, should be able to handle common tasks with ease. Some light gaming will be fine, especially with the addition of the Game Booster. The A31 comes with 4/6 GB of RAM which is used efficiently by Samsung’s OneUI 2.0. The phone feels quite snappy, and there is no noticeable lag.


Almost every mid-range device nowadays comes with a 5000 mAh battery. While it is great to see this, some phones still outlast others with similar capacities. It mainly depends on the OS and skin the smartphone has, and luckily Samsung has one of the better ones. With a 15W fast-charging adapter, the phone can last more than 2 days with light use. Even heavy users may have a difficult time killing the battery in one day.


The Samsung Galaxy A31 is one of the best mid-rangers this year. For a price of 41,999 PKR, it has good cameras, passable processing power and a humongous battery. If you have got 42k to spend, the A31 is not a bad option. Check out our video review as well before you decide to buy this phone.