Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power vs Samsung Galaxy A31 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 48 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor chipset and a battery of 6000 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 Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Samsung Galaxy A31
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.53 in (inches) 6.4 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 MediaTek Helio P65
Operating System MIUI V12 (Android 10) MIUI V12 (Android 10)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 4 GB (gigabytes) 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/8/2/2 MP 48/8/5/5 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 20 MP
Battery 6000 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power 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 MIUI V12 (Android 10) operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 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 MIUI V12 (Android 10) OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 610,950 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy A31 has the ARM Mali-G52 graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power battery capacity is 6000 mAh which is a 20% (percent) more powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy A31. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, 22.5W charger in box and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
The Samsung Galaxy A31 battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

The smartphone is using a IPS display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.53 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 Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power is a 2% bigger than Samsung Galaxy A31 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Samsung Galaxy A31
1500:1 2.5D curved glass screen
2.5D curved glass screen Capacitive
400 cd/m² Infinity-U Display
70% NTSC Multi-touch
Capacitive Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Scratch resistant
TÜV Rheinland Certified Reading Mode

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power is carrying a ram memory of 4 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 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 Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power 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 Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power 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 A31 gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 48/8/2/2 MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.2 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 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
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Samsung Galaxy A31
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Autofocus
Autofocus Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization Digital zoom
Digital zoom Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation Face detection
Face detection Fourth rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Geotagging
Geotagging HDR
HDR ISO settings
ISO settings Panorama
Macro mode Scene mode
Panorama Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Self-timer
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3) Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Scene mode Touch focus
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide) White balance settings
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/5″ (#3)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power comes with a 8 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:

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Samsung Galaxy A31
8 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.2
Face detection Biometric recognition
Face unlock HDR
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.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Samsung Galaxy A31
128GB – UFS 2.2 EDGE
64GB – UFS 2.1 GPRS
EDGE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 10(102.0/452.2 Mbit/s)
GPRS UMTS(384 kbit/s)
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12(102.0/603.0 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power price is $140 (4 GB + 64 GB) or $160 (4 GB + 128 GB) and the Samsung Galaxy A31 price tag is $200

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