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

The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 48 MP, MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy A31 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Samsung Galaxy A31
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.53 in (inches) 6.4 in (inches)
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 800U 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) or 6 GB (gigabytes) 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/2/2 MP 48/8/5/5 MP
Front Camera 13 MP 20 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T runs on MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 and 6 cores of 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on MIUI V12 (Android 10) operating system.

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U 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 Note 9T is carrying a ARM Mali-G57 MC3,3 cores gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy A31 has the ARM Mali-G52 graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T battery capacity is 5000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy A31. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 22.5W in-box charger.
The Samsung Galaxy A31 battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

The handset 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 Note 9T is a 2% bigger than Samsung Galaxy A31 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Samsung Galaxy A31
1500:1 2.5D curved glass screen
2.5D curved glass screen Capacitive
450 cd/m² Infinity-U Display
84% NTSC Multi-touch
Capacitive Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
DotDisplay
Scratch resistant
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certified
Widivine L1 Certified

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T is carrying a ram memory of 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 1800 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.

At the more expensive edition, both phone present the same ram capacity:6 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 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 Note 9T rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 48/2/2 MP , the flash type is LED , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KGM2 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 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.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Samsung Galaxy A31
2 cm shooting distance (#4) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Digital image stabilization Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Fourth rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
ISO settings Geotagging
Macro mode HDR
Panorama ISO settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Panorama
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#4) Scene mode
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3) Self-timer
Scene mode Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Secondary rear camera – 2MP (depth-sensing) Touch focus
Self-timer White balance settings
Sensor edition – GalaxyCore GC02M1 (#3)
Sensor size – 1/5″ (#3)
Sony IMX582 versions also available
Third rear camera – 2MP (macro)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T comes with a 13 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 Note 9T Samsung Galaxy A31
13 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.25 Aperture:f/2.2
Face detection Biometric recognition
Face unlock HDR
HDR
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm

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 9T Samsung Galaxy A31
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA GPRS
Built-in 5G modem HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
EDGE LTE Cat 10(102.0/452.2 Mbit/s)
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12(102.0/603.0 Mbit/s)
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T price is $230 and the Samsung Galaxy A31 price tag is $200

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