Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power vs Samsung Galaxy M31s – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power mobile phone 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 M31s also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Samsung Galaxy M31s
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.53 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9611
Operating System MIUI V12 (Android 10) MIUI V12 (Android 10)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 4 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/8/2/2 MP 64/12/5/5 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 32 MP
Battery 6000 mAh 6000 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 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 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 M31s has the ARM Mali-G72 MP3,3 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power battery capacity is 6000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy M31s. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, 22.5W charger in box and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
The Samsung Galaxy M31s battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and 25W fast charging.

Screen

The device is using a IPS display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.53 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 Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power is a 0.4% bigger than Samsung Galaxy M31s screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Samsung Galaxy M31s
1500:1 2.5D curved glass screen
2.5D curved glass screen 420 cd/m² peak brightness
400 cd/m² 78960:1 dynamic contrast ratio
70% NTSC Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Infinity-O Display
Scratch resistant Multi-touch
TÜV Rheinland Certified Reading Mode Widevine L1 certification for HD streaming

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 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 Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy M31s.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power is 4 gigabytes ,which is a 100% 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 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 M31s 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 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.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Samsung Galaxy M31s
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 8x digital zoom
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
Digital image stabilization Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Fourth rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
ISO settings ISO settings
Macro mode Panorama
Panorama Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3) Scene mode
Scene mode Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide) Self-timer
Self-timer Sensor type – ISOCELL PLUS
Sensor size – 1/5″ (#3) Super Phase Detection
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus Touch focus
White balance settings White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power comes with a 8 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:

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Samsung Galaxy M31s
8 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.0
Face detection Face unlock
Face unlock Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
HDR 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.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Samsung Galaxy M31s
128GB – UFS 2.2 EDGE
64GB – UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
EDGE GPRS
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 10(102.0/452.2 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ UMTS(384 kbit/s)
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 M31s price tag is $260

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