Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 vs Samsung Galaxy A31 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 handset has a 1 camera setup with a main lens of 16 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a pixel size of 1.2 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f MP, Samsung Exynos 850 (S5E3830) processor chipset and a battery of 3000 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy A31 also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Samsung Galaxy A31
Phones specifications
Screen Display 5.3 in (inches) 6.4 in (inches)
Processor Samsung Exynos 850 (S5E3830) MediaTek Helio P65
Operating System One UI 3.0 One UI 3.0
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 4 GB (gigabytes) 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 16 MP 48/8/5/5 MP
Front Camera 5 MP 20 MP
Battery 3000 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 runs on Samsung Exynos 850 (S5E3830) chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 4 cores of 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2000 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 4x Cortex-A55 and 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 3.0 operating system.

The Samsung Exynos 850 (S5E3830) is a less powerful chipset processor than the MediaTek Helio P65.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A31 has a MediaTek Helio P65, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 and 6 cores of 1.7 GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2000 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on One UI 3.0 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is carrying a ARM Mali-G52 gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy A31 has the ARM Mali-G52 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 battery capacity is 3000 mAh which is a 66.6% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy A31. Some features include Fast charging and Removable.
The Samsung Galaxy A31 battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

The device is using a TFT display with 720 x 1600 pixels and a screen size of 5.3 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy A31 is featuring a Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.4 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is a 20.7% smaller than Samsung Galaxy A31 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Samsung Galaxy A31
Capacitive 2.5D curved glass screen
Multi-touch Capacitive
Scratch resistant Infinity-U Display
Wet finger and glove-on working technology Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is carrying a ram memory of 4 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy A31 is coming with a 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 4 gigabytes.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is 4 gigabytes ,which is a 50% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy A31 with 6 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 comes with or 64 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 64 gigabytes.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is 64 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Samsung Galaxy A31 with 128 gigabytes

Samsung Galaxy A31 gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 rear camera setup is composed by 1 lenses of 16 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a pixel size of 1.2 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy A31 rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/8/5/5 MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Samsung Galaxy A31
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Exposure compensation Autofocus
Face detection Continuous shooting
Geotagging Digital zoom
HDR Exposure compensation
ISO settings Face detection
Panorama Fourth rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Geotagging
Scene mode HDR
Self-timer ISO settings
Touch focus Panorama
White balance settings Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 comes with a 5 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy A31 has a 20 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Samsung Galaxy A31
5 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Biometric recognition
HDR

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.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Samsung Galaxy A31
EDGE EDGE
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(42.2/ 5.76 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE LTE Cat 10(102.0/452.2 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 price is $350 and the Samsung Galaxy A31 price tag is $200

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