The A31 is a good-looking phone. It rocks an ombre effect that makes it eye-catching and pretty. Unfortunately, it’s not made from metal. You’re looking at a plastic handset. However, the plastic on it feels good – Oppo didn’t use the cheap kind.
It is super ergonomic. The manufacturer curved its sides well.
There is a MicroSD slot and a 3.5 mm headphone jack on it. The fact that it comes with a MicroSD slot is appreciated as its ROM is already good. More on this later.
The mobile is big. Its screen stretches 6.5 inches across. The panel on its front is IPS LCD. If you’ve read our reviews before, you’d know that it’s not the most vibrant, but it’s not too bad.
It comes with a superb screen-to-body ratio. It is 82.4%, which is why there’s barely any bezel action going on.
On its front, Gorilla Glass 3 was placed. You don’t have to worry about denting it.
There’s more than decent sharpness. How do you feel about a 720 x 1600-pixel resolution?
The device is super bright as well. It has a 480 max nit display. 500 is the gold standard, so you can watch movies outdoors.
It runs Android 9 out of the box. We’re happy to say that you can upgrade its systems to Android 10. Android is available through Oppo’s proprietary Color OS software. It’s known to be very customizable.
Here’s the deal:
You aren’t getting a flagship worthy chipset but it can handle extensive tasks. It is the Helio P35. What’s equally snappy is its fingerprint sensor. This is on its rear and is easy to reach. Sadly, there is no face-unlock.
Remember that we said its storage is good? You can pick it up with either 64 or 128 GB of space, and either 4 or 6 GB of RAM.
The phone is thin. Its dimensions are 163.9 mm x 75.5 mm x 8.3 mm. You’d expect it to have a small battery. However, it has a 4230 mAh one. The A31 will last a little over a day. You can prolong its life with its battery-saving modes, of course.
To charge it, you’ll be using a MicroUSB port. There isn’t a fast charge. That’s why the handset takes over 2 hours to go from 0-100%.
Considering how it’s made from plastic; you may be wondering if you can remove its battery or not. The answer is no.
Camera-wise, it does alright. There is a triple set-up on its rear. It houses a 12 MP wide lens, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth one. The set-up consists of a bright LED flash. Shots are not super colour vibrant but they’re decent. Their quality drops in low-light, as you can imagine.
What about its front camera? There is an 8 MP wide shooter. It doesn’t come with an LED flash.
Now, how much does it cost? You can pick the mobile up for around Rs.35,000.