BLACK FRIDAY 2020
Get the best Black Friday deals on mobile tech here!

Google Pixel 4a vs Samsung Galaxy M31s vs Google Pixel 4a 5G

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.5 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 416 PPI

Technology:

OLED
Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

82.53 %
86.06 %
82.94 %

Features:

60Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA
Samsung Exynos 9611
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 618
Mali-G72 MP3
Adreno 620

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 2.1), available to use: 106.4 GB
128GB (UFS 2.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10)
Android (10), Samsung One UI
Android (11)

Battery

Capacity:

3140 mAh
6000 mAh
3885 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Fast charging, Reverse charging
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W
Wired: 25.0W
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
64 MP (PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features:

EIS
Hyperlapse, EIS
OIS, Time-lapse video, EIS

Front:

8 MP
32 MP
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Time-of-Flight (ToF))

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)
6.27 x 2.93 x 0.37 inches (159.3 x 74.4 x 9.3 mm)
6.06 x 2.91 x 0.32 inches (153.9 x 74.0 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

5.04 oz (143.0 g)
7.16 oz (203.0 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Just black
Mirage black, Mirage blue
Just black, Clearly white

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n5, n12, n25, n28, n41, n66, n71, n78, Sub-6

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX, aptX-HD
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Charging
Charging, OTG
Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC
NFC
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 25, 2020
Sep 01, 2020

FCC ID value:

A4RG025J link
A4RG025E link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Body:

1.19 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.00 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 349
€ 310
$ 500

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy M31s User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 03, 2020
Jul 30, 2020
Sep 30, 2020
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless