Join us on Telegram | Early Samsung Black Friday deals, check them out right now!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy M31s makes the Galaxy A51 a horrible deal for Indian customers

Phone
By 

Last updated: July 30th, 2020 at 12:10 UTC+01:00

The Galaxy A51 held the crown of the best-selling Samsung smartphone worldwide in the first three months of 2020. When we reviewed the A51, we found it to be perfect in its own reality, but that notion has now been challenged by Samsung itself, at least in the Indian market. Samsung launched the Galaxy M31s in the country today, and it has made the Galaxy A51 a horrible deal for customers in India in the process.

The Galaxy A51 is currently available for INR 25,250 ($337) for the 6+128GB configuration and INR 26,999 ($360) for the 8+128GB variant. The Galaxy M31s, set to go on sale on August 6, is priced at INR 19,499 ($260) and INR 21,499 ($286) for the same memory and storage configurations. That’s a difference of nearly INR 5,000 ($67) between the two phones, and even though the Galaxy M31s is cheaper, it offers most of the same specs as the Galaxy A51 while absolutely destroying it when it comes to battery capacity and charging speeds.

Samsung may as well stop selling the Galaxy A51 in India

The Galaxy M31s has a 6,000 mAh battery, and it’s paired with support for 25W fast charging that takes the battery from 0 to 100% in 97 minutes (according to Samsung’s official figures). The Galaxy A51, on the other hand, has a 4,000 mAh battery with the outdated 15W fast charging. With the advantage of both a massive battery and super fast charging, the M31s is easily the option you should pick if battery life is a priority for you.

Even if battery life isn’t that important for you, the M31s is still an infinitely better deal than the A51. As mentioned earlier, the two share most of their specs. Both have a 6.5-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED display, the octa-core Exynos 9611 processor, the option of 6GB and 8GB RAM, and 128GB of expandable storage. The 32MP front camera and the ultra-wide, macro, and depth cameras on the back are the same as well, but the M31s gets a 64MP primary camera instead of a 48MP sensor like the A51.

The Galaxy M31s also runs Android 10 and One UI 2.1 out of the box. It might be missing a couple of features, like a built-in screen recorder (we’ll know once we have the device in our hands), but you can always download third-party alternatives from Google Play. Another benefit on the Galaxy M31s is its side-mounted fingerprint reader. Samsung’s optical in-display fingerprint sensors have gotten much better this year, but side-mounted physical scanners still reign supreme in speed and accuracy.

With Samsung’s latest M series device offering so much at such an attractive price, the company may as well stop selling the Galaxy A51 in India. If you’re on the lookout for a mid-range phone, just ignore the Galaxy A51 and wait for the Galaxy M31s instead, and maybe give the same advice to your friends and family as well.

Phone Galaxy A51Galaxy M31s
Load 5 comments

You might also like

Unlocked Galaxy A51 is getting the October 2022 update in the USA

A new surprise is awaiting Galaxy A51 customers in the USA. Samsung is now rolling out the October 2022 security patch for the unlocked Galaxy A51 variant stateside. Although carrier variants of the Galaxy A51 don’t seem to have received this month’s security update yet, the unlocked Galaxy A51 (SM-A515U1) has now joined the queue. […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 4 weeks ago

Samsung’s three-year-old Galaxy A51 is getting a new security update

It’s been a couple of months since the Galaxy A51 received a firmware update, and it’s about time we had a change. Samsung has just started seeding a new update for the Galaxy A51 and is now rolling out a new security patch for the 2019 mid-range phone. Although Samsung has made the October 2022 […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 month ago

Galaxy A51 gets a huge new software update in Europe

The Galaxy A51 hasn’t received the August 2022 security update yet, but Samsung is rolling out a huge new software update for the mid-range smartphone. The update doesn’t bring any new features, but it still has a huge download size of close to 1GB (954.59MB). The update has been released in Germany, and we expect […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 months ago

Galaxy M31s gets June 2022 security update in Europe

Samsung has released its latest security update to one more mid-range Galaxy smartphone. The June 2022 security patch is now available for the Galaxy M31s in European countries. Other markets could get the update within the next few days. The new software update for the Galaxy M31s bears firmware version M317FXXS3DVF3. It brings the June […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 5 months ago

Galaxy A51 gets the June 2022 security update in the US

Samsung has released the latest security update to the Galaxy A51 in the US. Currently, the update is available for the unlocked model of the Galaxy A51 (SM-A515U1) on all carrier networks. Carrier-locked version of the phone could get the update within the next few days. The new software for the carrier-unlocked model of the […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 5 months ago

Galaxy A51 gets Android 12 update in the US

Last month, Samsung released the Android 12 update to the Galaxy A51’s international variant. Now, the update is being rolled out to the carrier-locked and unlocked versions of the smartphone in the US. The latest software update for the Galaxy A51’s carrier-unlocked version comes with firmware version A515U1UEU7DVD4. For the carrier-locked version, the update comes […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 7 months ago