If someone is looking for a new smartphone in India under Rs 16,000, nobody can discard the Redmi Note 8 Pro from their list due to its value for money angle. In the under Rs 16,000 price segment, lots of option is available for Indian consumers, and to add to this list, Samsung’s Galaxy M31 arrives today. We already know every detail regarding Redmi Note 8 Pro, and today, Samsung officially announced Galaxy M31 in India, so let’s discuss the differences. We will take a look at both devices from the perspective of a gamer, a Smartphone camera enthusiast, and a multimedia content consumer who likes to watch movies and tons of YouTube or other streaming services on their Smartphone & tell you which one is right for your need.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M31 from a gamers perspective
If you are a gamer or use your Smartphone mostly for playing games like PUBG or Call of Duty, you fall into this category. If you are searching for a Smartphone under Rs 16,000 or in the mid-range segment for gaming and Redmi Note 8 Pro and Galaxy M31 are on your radar, we will tell you what to choose based on their respective specifications.
For a gaming phone, three things matter the most: the CPU, the display, and the battery. So, let’s discuss these three sections.
This is the most important aspect for a gamer in deciding his Smartphone. Here, Redmi Note 8 Pro uses MediaTek Helio G90T, whereas Samsung Galaxy M31 uses their in-house Exynos 9611. Now, if we look at the benchmarking score of MediaTek Helio G90T, it scores 490 in Single-Core and 1628 in Multi-Core, whereas Exynos 9611 scores 348 in Single-Core and 1347 in Multi-Core in Geekbench 5.1.0 so we can clearly see Helio G90T is winning.
Helio G90T is 40% faster in Single-Core and 20% faster in Multi-Core performance compared to Exynos 9611, according to these benchmarking scores. So gamers can expect a few more frames and a smoother gaming experience from the Redmi Note 8 Pro compared to the Samsung Galaxy M31.
Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, whereas Samsung Galaxy M31 will come with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. If we look at the AnTuTu benchmarking scores of Mali-G76, it scores 79,857, whereas Mali-G72 scores only 47,492. So GPU power of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is 68% more powerful than Samsung Galaxy M31.
For a Smartphone gamer, battery life is quite important because no one likes to charge their phones frequently between gaming sessions. Here, Samsung Galaxy M31’s massive 6000 mAh battery with 15W charging is a big plus point for anyone who wants long battery life. Redmi Note 8 Pro also offers a 4500 mAh battery with 18W charging, but still, that extra 1500 mAh of Galaxy M31’s battery is a massive difference for anyone who doesn’t want to compromise anything regarding the battery life.
So, at last, we can say if you are a hardcore gamer and want better raw performance, then going with Redmi Note 8 Pro is a wise decision; however, if you want better battery life, then clearly, Samsung Galaxy M31 is for you.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M31 from a Smartphone camera enthusiasts perspective
In the camera department, specifications don’t look very much different from each other. Redmi Note 8 Pro is equipped with a Quad rear camera setup: a 64MP main sensor with f/1.9, an 8MP sensor with f/2.2 for ultra-wide shots, a 2MP sensor with f/2.4 for macro shots, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor & for the front camera it is equipped with a 20MP sensor with f/2.0 for selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 is also equipped with a Quad rear camera setup: a 64MP primary sensor with f/1.8, an 8MP sensor with f/2.2 for ultra-wide shots, a 5MP sensor with f/2.4 for macro shots, and a 5MP f/2.2 depth sensor & for the front camera it is equipped with a 32MP sensor with f/2.0 for selfies.
By looking at these detailed camera specifications, we don’t see any huge difference in camera specs except MegaPixel count in the front camera of Galaxy M31 so we suggest you check some sample images from Samsung Galaxy M31’s camera to see how it compares with Redmi Note 8 Pro’s camera if you are mainly buying the Smartphone for Photography or Videography.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M31 from a heavy multimedia content consumers perspective
For a heavy content consumer who likes to watch lots of movies, YouTube videos, Netflix, and other streaming content on their Smartphone, two things matter the most: Display and Battery life. We have already seen Galaxy M31 has the upper hand when it comes to battery life. Now, let’s discuss the display of both devices.
Samsung Galaxy M31 is equipped with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with 411 PPI pixel density, whereas Redmi Note 8 Pro is equipped with a 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen with 395 PPI pixel density, and we all know how vivid an AMOLED display is compared to an IPS display. So, looking at both displays, we can say Galaxy M31 has a slight advantage in this section, but still, the Redmi Note 8 Pro’s screen is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, which is a plus point for it. Both display are 60 Hz refresh rate capable only.
So if you are a heavy content consumer, going with Samsung Galaxy M31 will be a better choice due to its AMOLED screen. Also, the massive 6000 mAh battery of Galaxy M31 will be a definite plus.