Samsung announced the successor to the Galaxy A31, the Galaxy A32, to renew the line that has become one of the most successful in the market. The mid-range phones have the objective of delivering extra features to consumers who are willing to pay extra. They are differentiated by the processor and the camera capacity. Check out, in the lines below, what changes between A31 and A32.
Galaxy A31 vs Galaxy A32
|Specifications||Galaxy A31||Galaxy A32|
|Launch||May 2020||April 2021|
|Price||From $254||From $264|
|Screen||6.4 inches||6.4 inches|
|Screen resolution||Full HD + (2400 x 1080)||Full HD + (2400 x 1080)|
|Screen Panel||Super AMOLED||Super AMOLED|
|Processor||Helio P65 MediaTek (octa-core 2.0 GHz)||Helio G80 Media Tek (octa-core up to 2.0 GHz)|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||128 GB||128 GB|
|Memory card||microSD (up to 512 GB)||microSD (up to 1 TB)|
|Main camera||Quad Camera: 48 MP, 5 MP, 8 MP and 5 MP||Quad Camera: 64 MP, 8 MP, 5 MP and 5 MP|
|Front camera (selfie)||20 MP||20 MP|
|Operating system||Android 10 (One UI 2.5)||Android 11 (One UI 3.1)|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Telephony||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Dimensions and weight||159.3 x 73.1 x 8.6 mm; 185 grams||158.9 x 73.6 x 8.4 mm; 184 grams|
|Colors||Blue, black and white||Violet, blue, black and white|
Screen and design
The phones follow the same design that Samsung has adopted for the mid-range line. The smartphones have an elongated body, a screen with rounded corners, and a drop-shaped notch to house the selfie camera. Both have a fingerprint sensor integrated into the display itself. The main difference is in the rear cameras, which are housed in a square module on the Galaxy A31 and arranged in a horizontal row on the Galaxy A32.
One of the main new features on the Galaxy A32’s screen is the 90 Hz refresh rate, which represents an effort by the South Korean manufacturer to bring the mid-range lines closer to the more expensive smartphones. This feature translates into greater immersion and fluidity in the display of animated elements, such as videos and games.
Both Galaxy A31 and Galaxy A32 have a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, which promises to deliver more vivid colors and higher contrast. The Full HD+ (2400 x 1080) resolution results in an interesting 411 PPI density.
The Galaxy A31 is available in blue, black, and white colors, while the A32 comes in violet, blue, black, and white finishes.
One of the main improvements in the new phone’s quad-set is in the main camera, which has jumped to 64 MP. The phone also has a macro camera, for taking close-up shots, and a depth sensor, to help with blurry backgrounds. The set is divided as follows:
- 64 MP main (f/1.8)
- 8 MP Ultra Wide (f/2.2)
- 5 MP Macro (f/2.4)
- 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
- 20 MP (f/2.2) front camera
The Galaxy A31 also has quad-setting and takes advantage of the macro camera, which is 8 MP. The front camera is also 20 MP, but the digital zoom is 8 times. The layout looks like this:
- 48 MP main (f/2.0)
- 5 MP Ultra-wide (f/2.4)
- 8 MP Macro (f/2.2)
- 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
- 20 MP (f/2.2) front-facing camera
As far as recording goes, both record in Full HD at a speed of 30 fps (frames per second), but only the Galaxy A32 has video stabilization and 120 fps HD slow motion. Neither device has an optical image stabilizer.
Performance and Storage
The mid-range datasheet makes its presence felt in both models. The Galaxy A31 has a MediaTek Helio P65 chipset while the new model comes with the MediaTek Helio G80. Both are octa-core up to 2.0 GHz, have Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, and feature 4 GB RAM.
The devices feature Game Booster, which uses Artificial Intelligence to analyze the user’s gameplay and optimize game settings. The function also helps save battery and memory and control the temperature of the device.
The models have 128 GB storage. The Galaxy A32 takes advantage by allowing microSD card up to 1 TB, against 512 GB for the A31.
A big battery is present in both phones. Both come with a 5,000 mAh component and 15 W fast-charging compatibility. Samsung guarantees that the phones can handle up to 20 hours of 4G internet usage and up to 22 hours in video playback.
Android and Software Features
The Galaxy A32 leaves the factory with Android 11 and the One UI 3.1 interface, which allows for more customizations and integrations with other devices. The Galaxy A31 comes with Android 10 and One UI 2.5 but should receive the latest version of Google’s system in May.
As for additional features, the smartphones have a fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, GPS, USB-C port, and P2 port for headphones. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE connection and wi-fi in 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac bands with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Only the Galaxy A32 has NFC.
Price and Availability
The Galaxy A31 is available for purchase on Amazon for $254 while the Galaxy A32 is also available for purchase on Amazon for $264.99.
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