Nokia 5.4 vs Samsung Galaxy M31s – Review, specifications and prices

The new Nokia 5.4 device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 48 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy M31s also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Nokia 5.4 Samsung Galaxy M31s
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.39 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9611
Operating System Android One (Android 10),Android One (Android 11) Android One (Android 10),Android One (Android 11)
Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/5/2/2 MP 64/12/5/5 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 32 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 6000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Nokia 5.4 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 4 cores of 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 260. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2000 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on Android One (Android 10),Android One (Android 11) operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 is a less powerful chipset processor than the Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9611.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy M31s has a Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9611, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 4 cores of 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 and 4 cores of 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2300 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on Android One (Android 10),Android One (Android 11) OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Nokia 5.4 is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 610,950 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy M31s has the ARM Mali-G72 MP3,3 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Nokia 5.4 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 50% (percent) less powerful than the 6000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy M31s. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and AI-assisted Adaptive Battery.
The Samsung Galaxy M31s battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and 25W fast charging.

Screen

The mobile phone is using a IPS display with 720 x 1560 pixels and a screen size of 6.39 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy M31s is featuring a Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Nokia 5.4 is a 1.7% smaller than Samsung Galaxy M31s screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Nokia 5.4 Samsung Galaxy M31s
2.5D curved glass screen 2.5D curved glass screen
400 cd/m² 420 cd/m² peak brightness
70% NTSC 78960:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Capacitive Capacitive
Multi-touch Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Scratch resistant Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch
Widevine L1 certification for HD streaming

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Nokia 5.4 is carrying a ram memory of 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy M31s is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Nokia 5.4 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy M31s.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Nokia 5.4 is 6 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy M31s with 8 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Nokia 5.4 comes with or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 64 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:128 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy M31s gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Nokia 5.4 rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 48/5/2/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/0 f/0 f/0 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy M31s rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 64/12/5/5 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 27 mm , carrying sensor like Samsung S5KGW1 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Samsung
Nokia 5.4 Samsung Galaxy M31s
Autofocus 8x digital zoom
Cinema Mode Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Digital zoom Autofocus
Exposure compensation Continuous shooting
Face detection Digital zoom
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Fourth rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
ISO settings Geotagging
Panorama HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) ISO settings
Scene mode Panorama
Secondary rear camera – 5 MP (ultra-wide) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Self-timer Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Scene mode
Touch focus Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
White balance settings Self-timer
Wind Noise Cancellation Sensor type – ISOCELL PLUS
Super Phase Detection
Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Nokia 5.4 comes with a 16 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy M31s has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Nokia 5.4 Samsung Galaxy M31s
16 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.0
Face unlock Face unlock
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
Sensor model:Sony IMX616
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Nokia 5.4 Samsung Galaxy M31s
2.5D curved glass screen EDGE
400 cd/m² eMMC 5.1
70% NTSC GPRS
EDGE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 10(102.0/452.2 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ UMTS(384 kbit/s)
LTE Cat 4(51.0/150.8 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Nokia 5.4 price is $250 and the Samsung Galaxy M31s price tag is $260

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