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Compare the Samsung Galaxy A71 to the M31

With the Galaxy M31, Samsung releases a competitor for its own mid-range smartphones, such as the Samsung A71. It's about time to compare these devices. The M31 has a large battery, but in terms of processing power and storage capacity, the Samsung A71 is a step up. In this article, we'll tell you more about the differences and similarities between these smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy A71

Free data plan worth € 52.50
128GB storage capacity | 6.7-inch Full HD screen | Android 10
358,-
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  • This device is powerful, so you can switch smoothly between different demanding apps.
  • With the large 4500mAh battery, your smartphone won't run out quickly.
  • Charge the device quickly with a Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge 25W charger.
  • It's hard to operate the large 6.7-inch screen with one hand.

Samsung Galaxy M31

64GB storage capacity | 6.4-inch Full HD screen | Android 10
279,-
no longer available
  • With the large 6000mAh battery, your phone will last more than a day and a half with average use.
  • Watch movies in high quality on the 6.4-inch Full HD screen.
  • The 64GB storage capacity fills up faster than that of the Samsung A71.

Comparison Samsung A71 and Samsung M31

Samsung Galaxy A71 Samsung Galaxy M31
Screen quality Good Good
Screen size 6.7 inches 6.4 inches
Speed class Very good Good
Storage capacity 128GB 64GB
Battery capacity 4500mAh 6000mAh
Camera quality Standard Standard

Screen and size

Samsung A71 vs Samsung M31 screen

Samsung A71: very large 6.7-inch Full HD screen

The Samsung Galaxy A71 has a very large 6.7-inch screen. This large screen offers a lot of screen space for movies and games, but it's hard to operate with one hand. On top of that, the device won't fit in every pocket. You see a lot of detail in your favorite movies and series on the Full HD screen. The selfie camera is incorporate in the screen at the top, so it takes up little space. Are you looking for a smartphone with a comparable, but smaller screen? Have a look at the Samsung A51.

Samsung M31 or Samsung A71 screen size

Samsung M31: more manageable, but still large

The 6.4-inch screen of the Samsung M31 is smaller, but still large. This means it's also hard to operate this device with one hand, especially if you have smaller hands. Just like the A71, this device has a Full HD screen. This means you can watch movies and series in good quality. The selfie camera is in a notch at the top of the screen, so it's a bit more noticeable. Are you looking for a more manageable smartphone? Have a look at the Samsung A41.

Performance

Samsung A71 vs M31 battery speed

Samsung A71: suitable for demanding apps, 4500mAh battery

With the Snapdragon 730 processor and 6GB RAM, the A71 is really close to the processing power of the high-end devices. The device is not only suitable for everyday use, but for demanding apps such as 3D games like Fortnite as well. The 128GB storage has more than enough space for all your apps, photos, and files. Still need more storage? You can expand the storage capacity with a memory card up to 512GB. The 4500mAh battery lasts about 1.5 day with average use. Charging goes superfast with the included 25W charger.

Samsung M31 or A71 battery processor

Samsung M31: for average use, large 6000mAh battery

The Samsung M31 is suitable for average use. Thanks to the Exynos 9611 processor and 6GB RAM, you can use apps like Instagram, YouTube, and Netflix without any problems. For 3D games or photo editing apps, the M31 isn't suitable. The 64GB storage is full soon if you store many apps and files, but you can expand it with a memory card of up to 512GB if you want. The huge 6000mAh battery lasts about 1.5 to 2 days. You charge at 15W. This is fast, but not quite as fast as with the A71.

Camera

Samsung A71 or Samsung M31 camera

Samsung A71: standard quality photos, record in 4K

You can take standard quality photos with the Samsung Galaxy A71. They're fine to post on Facebook or share via WhatsApp, but they're not sharp when you print them. In addition to a 64-megapixel standard camera, the device has a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens. With this, you can capture large buildings or sweeping landscapes completely in your photos. With the macro lens, objects you photograph from up close are sharp. You can record in razor-sharp 4K quality.

Samsung M31 vs Samsung A71 photos

Samsung M31: better in low light, lower quality wide-angle lens

The cameras of the Samsung M31 are of about the same quality as the A71. Thanks to the large image sensor, the camera of the M31 captures more light. This makes your photos more detailed in low light. But photos you take with the 8-megapixel lens are less sharp. Just like the A61, the M31 has a macro lens and a depth sensor. With this sensor, you can create a depth of field effect in portrait photos, for example. The M31 can record in 4K as well.

Conclusion

The Samsung A71 and M31 are comparable in many ways, but the A71 is the clear winner in terms of processing power. The M31 is suitable for average use, but the A71 can handle more demanding apps as well. On top of that, the A71 has more storage capacity. But the M31 has a longer battery life. The screens are of the same quality, but the screen of the A71 is much larger. This is nice when you watch a lot of movies, but it's hard to operate the device with one hand.



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