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

The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T handset 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 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 9T Samsung Galaxy M31s
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.53 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 800U 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) or 6 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/2/2 MP 64/12/5/5 MP
Front Camera 13 MP 32 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 6000 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 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 9T is carrying a ARM Mali-G57 MC3,3 cores gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy M31s has the ARM Mali-G72 MP3,3 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 20% (percent) less powerful than the 6000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy M31s. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 22.5W in-box charger.
The Samsung Galaxy M31s battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and 25W fast charging.

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 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 9T is a 0.4% bigger than Samsung Galaxy M31s screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Samsung Galaxy M31s
1500:1 2.5D curved glass screen
2.5D curved glass screen 420 cd/m² peak brightness
450 cd/m² 78960:1 dynamic contrast ratio
84% NTSC Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Infinity-O Display
DotDisplay Multi-touch
Scratch resistant Widevine L1 certification for HD streaming
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 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 Note 9T gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy M31s.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T is 6 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% 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 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 M31s 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 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 9T Samsung Galaxy M31s
2 cm shooting distance (#4) 8x digital zoom
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Digital zoom Autofocus
Exposure compensation Continuous shooting
Face detection Digital zoom
Geotagging Exposure compensation
HDR Face detection
ISO settings Fourth rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Macro mode Geotagging
Panorama HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) ISO settings
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#4) Panorama
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Scene mode Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 2MP (depth-sensing) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer Self-timer
Sensor version – GalaxyCore GC02M1 (#3) Sensor type – ISOCELL PLUS
Sensor size – 1/5″ (#3) Super Phase Detection
Sony IMX582 versions also available Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Third rear camera – 2MP (macro) Touch focus
Touch focus White balance settings
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T comes with a 13 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 9T Samsung Galaxy M31s
13 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.25 Aperture:f/2.0
Face detection Face unlock
Face unlock Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
HDR Sensor model:Sony IMX616
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm 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 9T 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 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 M31s price tag is $260

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