Samsung recently launched the new Galaxy M31 Prime in India. With its affordable price tag and its well-balanced specifications, it is one of the most interesting options you can actually choose in the Android world. Will this handset cannibalize the sales of the Chinese concurrence? Is it a better option than other devices sold at similar prices? In order to let you make the best choice and know everything about the new Samsung affordable phone, we decided to write a comparison and we included two of the best handsets in the 4G midrange segment. We are talking about the Motorola One Fusion+ and the Realme 6 Pro, two of the best-selling devices of this year.
Motorola One Fusion+ vs Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime vs Realme 6 Pro
|Motorola One Fusion+||Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime||Realme 6 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162.9 x 76.4 x 9.6 mm, 210 grams||159.2 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm, 191 grams||163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm, 202 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 396 ppi, IPS LCD||6.4 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, Super AMOLED||6.6 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 399 ppi, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, octa-core 2.2 GHz||Samsung Exynos 9611, octa-core 2.3 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, octa-core 2.3 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10||Android 10, One UI||Android 10, Realme UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA||Quad 64 + 8 + 5 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.2, f/2.2 and f/2.2|
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Quad 64 + 8 + 5 + 5 MP f/1.8, f/2.2, f/2.4 and f/2.2|
32 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Quad 64 + 12 + 8 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.5, f/2.3 and f/2.4|
Dual 16 + 8 MP f/2.1 and f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 15W||6000 mAh, fast charging 15W||4300 mAh, fast charging 30W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, splash resistant||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot, splash resistant|
Samsung has a big advantage on its side: it produces OLED panels. This means that it can use them for its devices with low costs. That is why you can find several OLED displays on Samsung affordable phones, including the Galaxy M31 Prime. The M31 Prime wins the display comparison because it is the only one with an AMOLED panel in this comparison, and it provides more brilliant colors. Further, it has an in-display fingerprint reader. The Realme 6 Pro has an IPS display, but it features a 90 Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, the Motorola One Fusion+ has a standard refresh rate for its IPS panel, but it supports the HDR10 certification.
Specs & Software
If you need the best hardware department, then you should opt for the Realme 6 Pro. It packs a strong Snapdragon 720G chipset paired with up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of internal storage depending on the configuration. The Motorola One Fusion+ is fueled either by a Snapdragon 730 or 730G depending on the version, so the chipset is more or less at the same level, but it packs just 6 GB of RAM. The SoC found on the Samsung Galaxy M31 is inferior to Snapdragon 720G and 730, so it loses the hardware comparison. On all of these phones, you can find Android 10 out of the box with a customized UI.
Realme 6 Pro is the winner even when it comes to the camera department. While it features the same 64 MP main camera as its rivals, it offers an additional telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom, unlike Motorola One Fusion+ and Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime. Even the front camera setup is great: it is one of the few phones to feature a dual ultrawide front camera: it includes a main 16 MP selfie snapper and an 8 MP ultrawide sensor like the one included on the rear side. The silver medal goes to the Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime featuring a better 5 MP depth sensor and an awesome 32 MP front camera.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime is equipped with a bigger 6000 mAh and together with its efficient AMOLED display it lasts a lot more on a single charge. The Motorola One Fusion+ takes the second place with its 5000 mAh unit, while Realme 6 Pro has the smallest battery and the shortest battery life, but on the other hand it features a faster charging technology with a 30W power.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime is priced Rs. 16,499 ($223) in India, Realme 6 Pro costs Rs. 19,999 ($270), and Motorola One Fusion+ is priced about Rs. 17,499 ($237). If it was not for the AMOLED display, my choice would definitely be the Realme 6 Pro due to its great hardware, cameras, fast charging and 90 Hz. But the Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime has a better display and bigger battery, so it is as interesting as the Realme option. The Motorola One Fusion+ sits in the middle with a bigger battery than Realme 6 Pro, but a 60 Hz IPS display and inferior cameras. Which one would you pick?