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Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy M31 vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus XSamsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)05Points
Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

64
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
28PointsSamsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy M31 X
Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)vsGalaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)28 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
+1/1.72" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.76" inches
+(front) 32MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+6000 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4500 mAh
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2.3GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.73GHz 64bit Octa-Core28%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
191 grams (6.69 ounces)vs+186 grams (6.51 ounces)3%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)14%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels82%
Higher resolution screen
403 PPIvs+524 PPI30%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.4"vs+6.7"5%
Larger screen
(quad camera) 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MPvs+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP + 0.3MP8%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
15Wvs+25W67%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

28 Common items in both devices
128GB (108GB available) / 128GB (104GB available)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+21 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
ModelGalaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy M315F/Dual-Sim (128GB + 6GB RAM)Galaxy S20 Plus 4G-LTE G985F/Dual-Sim (Exynos, 8GB RAM)
Country or region available(Latin America)(Global, International)PhilippinesIndiaIndonesiaMalaysia
(Latin America), (Global, International), Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date3/5/2020, Announced: 2/25/20203/6/2020
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.1 x 159.2 millimeters (2.96 x 6.27 in)73.7 x 161.9 millimeters (2.9 x 6.37 in)
Weight191 grams (6.69 ounces)186 grams (6.51 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
System versionAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9611 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73GHz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP3 (850MHz)ARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (108GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI524 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, 420nits[peak]120Hz
HDR10+

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps2000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1/4.0"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.425mm1/5.0"1.12µm
5MP depthf/2.2
(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.72" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Ocean Blue, Space Black, Red
- One UI 2.0, 3.1
- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud White, Aura Red, Aura Blue
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.52W/kg (head), 0.69W/kg (body)0.72W/kg (head), 1.03W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.482W/kg (head), 1.127W/kg (body)0.376W/kg (head), 1.57W/kg (body)
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