Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy M31: Price in India, Specifications Compared

by admin March 26, 2020 at 7:19 pm

Xiaomi launched its highly anticipated Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and the Redmi Note 9 Pro smartphones earlier this month. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, the higher-end phone among the two Redmi Note 9-series devices, was priced starting at Rs. 14,999 and goes up to Rs. 18,999. This puts the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in direct competition of Samsung’s latest mid-range offering, the Galaxy M31, which was launched in February. Let’s put both the phones against each other to see how the two stack up against each other, at least on paper.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy M31 Max: Price in India

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max price starts at Rs. 14,999 for the base 4GB + 64GB storage variant. The 6GB + 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 16,999 and the top-end 8GB + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 18,999.

The Samsung Galaxy M31, on the other hand, comes with only one 6GB RAM option but offers two storage variants. The 64GB variant for the Galaxy M31 is priced at Rs. 15,999, while the 128GB storage option costs Rs. 16,999.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy M31: Specifications

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of storage. The Samsung Galaxy M31, on the other hand, pack only one 6B RAM option, with up to 128GB of storage – same as the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.

While the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, the Samsung Galaxy M31 is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9611 SoC, same processor as its predecessor, the Galaxy M30.

Both the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy M31 come with Android 10 along with their respective UI skins. While the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max runs MIUI 11 on top of Android 10, the Samsung Galaxy M31 uses Samsung’s OneUI 2.0 on top of Android.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max also has the bigger screen among the two smartphones. At 6.67-inch, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is bigger than Samsung Galaxy M31’s 6.4-inch screen. While the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with a full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) IPS panel with 20:9 aspect ratio, the Samsung Galaxy M31 uses a full-HD+ (1,080×2,340 pixels) panel with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Also, Samsung Galaxy M31 sports a waterdrop-style notch, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max uses a hole-punch design.

Samsung Galaxy M31 beats the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max on the battery front. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with 5,020mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy M31 packs a bigger 6,000mAh battery.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy M31: Cameras

Both Samsung Galaxy M31 and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max come with a quad camera setup on the back and a single front camera. The camera module on the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max houses a 64-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter with a 119-degree field-of-view (FoV), 5-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is a 32-megapixel shooter.

The Samsung Galaxy M31 camera module also houses a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle shooter with a 123 degrees FoV, a 5-megapixel macro shooter and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera here also is a 32-megapixel shooter.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy M31 comparison

  Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy M31
Ratings
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
GENERAL
Brand Xiaomi Samsung
Model Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Galaxy M31
Release date 12th March 2020 26th February 2020
Launched in India Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm) 165.50 x 76.68 x 8.80 159.20 x 75.10 x 8.90
Weight (g) 209.00 191.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 5020 6000
Colours Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black Blue, Black
Body type Plastic
Removable battery No
Wireless charging No
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 6.67 6.40
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels 1080×2340 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 20:9 19.5:9
HARDWARE
Processor 1.8GHz octa-core (4×1.8GHz + 4×2.3GHz) 2.3GHz octa-core (4×2.3GHz + 4×1.7GHz)
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Samsung Exynos 9611
RAM 6GB 6GB
Internal storage 64GB 128GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512 512
Dedicated microSD slot Yes Yes
CAMERA
Rear camera 64-megapixel (f/1.89, 1.6-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron) + 5-megapixel (1.12-micron) + 2-megapixel (1.75-micron) 64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Yes Yes
Rear flash Yes Yes
Front camera 32-megapixel (1.6-micron) 32-megapixel (f/2.0)
SOFTWARE
Operating system Android 10 Android 10
Skin MIUI 11 One UI 2.0
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
SENSORS
Face unlock Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes

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