Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M31s – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G mobile phone has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor chipset and a battery of 4820 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 Note 9 Pro 5G Samsung Galaxy M31s
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.67 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9611
Operating System MIUI V12 (Android 10) MIUI V12 (Android 10)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/8/2/2 MP 64/12/5/5 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 32 MP
Battery 4820 mAh 6000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 and 6 cores of 1.85 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2200 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Three-dimensional liquid cooling and 11 temperature sensors. Running on MIUI V12 (Android 10) operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G is a better 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 Note 9 Pro 5G is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 619 gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy M31s has the ARM Mali-G72 MP3,3 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G battery capacity is 4820 mAh which is a 24.4% (percent) less powerful than the 6000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy M31s. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Samsung Galaxy M31s battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and 25W fast charging.

Screen

The handset is using a IPS display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.67 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 Note 9 Pro 5G is a 2.6% bigger than Samsung Galaxy M31s screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Samsung Galaxy M31s
120 Hz refresh rate 2.5D curved glass screen
2.5D curved glass screen 420 cd/m² peak brightness
240 Hz touch sampling rate 78960:1 dynamic contrast ratio
450 cd/m² Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Infinity-O Display
Scratch resistant Multi-touch
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification Widevine L1 certification for HD streaming

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 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, both phones have the same ram capacity of 6 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both phone present the same ram capacity:8 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy M31s.

The max storage capacity offered by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Samsung Galaxy M31s with 128 gigabytes.

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

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 108/8/2/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a pixel size of 0.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 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.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Samsung Galaxy M31s
1080p @ 60 fps 8x digital zoom
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
Cinematic Filters Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization Exposure compensation
Digital zoom Face detection
Exposure compensation Fourth rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Face detection Geotagging
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) HDR
Geotagging ISO settings
HDR Panorama
ISO settings Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Macro mode Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Movie Frame Scene mode
Panorama Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Self-timer
Photo Movie Sensor type – ISOCELL PLUS
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3) Super Phase Detection
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#4) Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Pixel size – 2.1 m (9-in-1 pixel binning) Touch focus
Scene mode White balance settings
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Super Night View 2.0
Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro)
Touch focus
Video Tag
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G 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:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Samsung Galaxy M31s
16 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.0
Digital image stabilization Face unlock
Face detection Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
Face unlock Sensor model:Sony IMX616
HDR 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 Note 9 Pro 5G Samsung Galaxy M31s
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA eMMC 5.1
Built-in 5G modem 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
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G price is $300 and the Samsung Galaxy M31s price tag is $260

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