Comparison between:
- Motorola Moto G9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy A31

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Motorola Moto G9 PlusSamsung Galaxy A31
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Prices
Samsung Galaxy A31
Prices
Model alias-SM-A315F

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width78.1 mm
7.81 cm
0.256 ft
3.075 in
73.1 mm
7.31 cm
0.24 ft
2.878 in
Height169.98 mm
16.998 cm
0.558 ft
6.692 in
159.3 mm
15.93 cm
0.523 ft
6.272 in
Thickness9.69 mm
0.969 cm
0.032 ft
0.381 in
8.6 mm
0.86 cm
0.028 ft
0.339 in
Weight223 g
0.49 lbs
7.88 oz
185 g
0.41 lbs
6.53 oz
Volume128.64 cm³
7.81 in³
100.15 cm³
6.08 in³
ColorsBlush Gold
Navy Blue
Prism Crush Black
Prism Crush Blue
Prism Crush Red
Prism Crush White
Body materialsPlasticPlastic

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards12
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)
Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)
Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
W-CDMAW-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B19)
W-CDMA 1900 MHz (B2)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
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UMTS-UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
LTELTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD B30
LTE-FDD B71
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
EV-DO Rev. A
LTE Cat 13 DL/Cat 5 UL
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 10

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 10Android 10
User interface (UI)My UXOne UI 2.0

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 730GMediaTek Helio G70
Process technology8 nm12 nm
CPU2x 2.2 GHz Kryo 470, 6x 1.8 GHz Kryo 4702x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75, 6x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A55
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8-A
CPU cores88
CPU frequency2200 MHz2000 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 618ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2
GPU frequency-820 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB4 GB
6 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1866 MHz-

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage128 GB64 GB
128 GB
UFS 2.1eMMC 5.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size6.8 in
172.72 mm
17.27 cm
6.4 in
162.56 mm
16.26 cm
Width2.85 in
72.38 mm
7.24 cm
2.63 in
66.71 mm
6.67 cm
Height6.17 in
156.82 mm
15.68 cm
5.84 in
148.24 mm
14.82 cm
Aspect ratio2.167:12.222:1
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel density379 ppi
148 ppcm
411 ppi
161 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area85.78 %85.2 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Max Vision Display
HDR10
Infinity-U Display
2.5D curved glass screen

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)In-display fingerprint sensor

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor typeCMOS-
Pixel size0.8 µm
0.000800 mm
0.8 µm
0.000800 mm
Aperturef/1.8f/2
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution9280 x 6920 pixels
64.22 MP
8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS60 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Laser autofocus (LAF)
RAW
Night Vision
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera - 2 MP (macro)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Pixel size - 1.75 µm (#2)
Third rear camera - 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Pixel size - 1.75 µm (#2)
Fourth rear camera - (ultra-wide-angle)
Angle of view - 118° (#4)
Secondary rear camera - 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Third rear camera - 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#3)
Fourth rear camera - 5 MP (macro)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#4)

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor typeCMOS BSI-
Pixel size1 µm
0.001000 mm
-
Aperturef/2f/2.2
Image resolution4640 x 3456 pixels
16.04 MP
20 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlock
HDR
Self-timer
Face unlock
HDR

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Smart PA
Dual microphone noise cancellation
-

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo
LTEPP
SUPL
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
HOGP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
-Availability of Samsung Pay Service (NFC or MST) may vary by country

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AMR
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
WMV7
WMV8
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity5000 mAh5000 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
Charger output power5 V / 6 A5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
Quick charge technologyTurboPower 30-
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-0.488 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-1.68 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresWater repellent design-
 Motorola Moto G9 PlusSamsung Galaxy A31