When you look at OPPO A31, look at the price tag, and then at the characteristics, involuntarily recalls the image of one budget smartphone that we reviewed recently. And you realize that every manufacturer is biting into the low-cost segment with the fury of a Bengal tiger. The only question is who the A31 turns out to be – a defenseless victim … or a bigger predator?
OPPO A31: Market Position
The cost of a smartphone in retail is about $220. This puts him in the wild competition sector with everyone in a row, from Samsung to Xiaomi / Huawei / any Chinese.
OPPO A31: package contents
The OPPO A31 package includes, in addition to a smartphone, a 10W charger, as well as a micro USB cable, a transparent silicone case, and a clip for removing the SIM tray. A nice little thing in pursuit – the glued protective film from the factory.
OPPO A31: appearance
I won’t hide the fact that OPPO A31 feels big in hand. Rather premium than not, especially in the blue-white gradient, which is a rare feature for budget smartphones. The gradient is unobtrusive and soft, similar to milk opal. There is also a black color scheme, deep and as solid as possible, and more boring.
The case is made of plastic, but it is soft and pleasant in hand. It does not slip. And if you start, the silicone case, through which all the color charms are visible, is at your service! Rounded edges, logo on the back in gold. And as for a state employee, I repeat, it looks beautiful.
Layout of items in OPPO A31
Front – display and front camera in a waterdrop notch. Someone likes this solution more than a peephole embedded in the display. The display bezels are thick, especially the bottom bezel. Also, what I noticed – when looking at least a little from the side, the light blue color of the body catches the eye, giving contrast to both the black frame and the light screen.
The upper end is empty since all the connectors have moved down – microphone, mini-jack, micro USB, and multimedia speaker. The volume buttons and the SIM tray are located on the left side, which is not combined, which should be noted.
The end on the right is marked with the power button. Behind – the main camera in a vertical version (three modules in the boat, not counting the flash), as well as a fingerprint scanner. Well, the Oppo logo in gold.
OPPO A31: Screen
The display is large, 6.5 inches. Resolution – HD +, 1600 × 720 pixels, IPS matrix. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, there is a medium intensity oleophobic coating directly on the protective film.
The color temperature is slightly cooler than the norm by the standard, but this changes quietly in the settings. For what I want to praise the display – in addition to the brightness, contrast, and viewing angles obvious for IPS – it is for the high maximum brightness level. Even though you look against the sun, everything is readable and clearly visible.
SoC MediaTek Helio P35 is responsible for the power of the smartphone. 12-nanometer low-end device with eight cores, including four ARM Cortex-A53 at 1.8 GHz and high-frequency four A53, taking up to 2.3 GHz. Plus the PowerVR GE8320 video core.