Review of the smartphone Oppo A31 (СPH2015)

Oppo is systematically updating its line of smartphones, and has not gone past the initial segment. The Oppo A5s has been replaced by a new device with the A31 index. Interestingly, a smartphone with this name was already produced in 2015, but not in Russia. The global version was called Oppo Neo 5, it has nothing to do with the 2014 smartphone of the same name. I honestly tried to understand the approximate logic of the names, but the further I plunged into mixing versions of the same devices for different markets under different names, the more I got confused in this tangle of marketing. So I advise you to abstract, since only current models are displayed on the official website. We will assume that this is A31 in the 2020 version.

Price positioning classifies the Oppo A31 as a budget smartphone, and it can be clearly seen in the list of technical specifications. The model, in comparison with the Oppo A5s, received a new, more modern exterior, a slight increase in hardware and cosmetic improvements in the new version of the shell based on Android 9. First things first.

Design, dimensions, controls

Oppo A31 looks standard for the current reference design language of smartphones: elongated body, waterdrop notch for the front camera, fingerprint sensor on the back, power button on the right side, volume keys on the left. The geometry of the case does not allow you to reach all the corners with the fingers of one hand, you need to intercept the device. The 3.5 mm jack has been retained, Micro-USB is used for charging and connecting to a PC, it’s a pity, I already want to see Type-C even in this segment. The case is relatively thin, even elegant, the smartphone is pleasant to hold.

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A smartphone in Fantasy White came to the review. In Russian, it is designated as white, but I would not call it that: a gradient is applied to the matte plastic of the back of the smartphone, turning from soft mint in the lower part to white in the area of ​​​​the camera unit and fingerprint scanner. The black version is not as visually interesting, it will be appreciated by fans of a strict exterior and minimalism. The back surface of the Oppo A31 slips, but in moderation, the grip is reliable, and for those who are used to protecting their smartphone, a simple silicone case is provided in the kit, a nice little thing. The design is pleasant, I personally didn’t have any complaints about the assembly, the phone is quite firmly knocked down. I am glad that manufacturers began to pay attention to this aspect even in inexpensive models.

Display

The IPS-matrix installed in the Oppo A31 has a diagonal of 6.5” with a resolution of 1600x720 pixels (HD+). The full brightness of the display is excessive, but it can not be called excessive, if desired, you can use it, taking into account the excessive level of load on the battery. Compared to the extremely similar realme C3 display, the Oppo A31 has a slightly calmer color reproduction, the calibration in terms of color temperature is colder. This parameter can be adjusted according to your own preference in the corresponding item of the settings menu. I'm looking forward to when the notch finally disappears from the devices, there is still a margin of patience. I am testing a smartphone with a dual front camera, of course, I had to get used to it, it was very unusual and frankly annoying at first.

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

There are no bends at the screen, there is an average quality oleophobic coating. To protect the eyes and filter the blue glow, a night mode is available, after activating it, the image will acquire a yellowish tint, it is also possible to edit the cold or warm spectrum here. The ambient light sensor works well, as does the auto-brightness mode. The image, despite the relatively small screen resolution, does not irritate the lack of clarity, text and pictures are displayed adequately. A factory film is pasted on the display, for the first time it will do, especially if you are used to such screen protection for your smartphone.

Battery

The combination of a large battery and HD+ resolution in a smartphone always makes autonomy one of the positive aspects of the user experience. Oppo A31 is no exception. When using a smartphone as the main device for correspondence in several instant messengers, synchronization in two mail accounts, frequent listening to music through streaming services and occasional YouTube viewing, it will last two days with 4 - 4.5 hours of screen operation daily.

Full HD video file loop test Free classifieds in SSNIT Flats scored 26 hours to full discharge, the expected good result. It will be possible to fully charge the battery in 130 minutes, there is no fast charging, as well as the possibility of reverse charging other gadgets over the wire. In principle, this was not to be expected from a gadget with Micro-USB.

Memory, chipset and performance

Oppo A31 is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 processor and is generally suitable for light tasks and games. The base frequency of the cores on paper looks quite good, their performance is confidently enough for a more or less smooth operation of the smartphone interface, both when scrolling through desktops and when switching between applications, while the transition speed is low. The permanent memory of the smartphone is made using eMMC 5.1 technology, so you can’t expect maximum processing speeds. Internal memory expansion is available via microSD memory cards, cards up to 256 GB are supported. The speed of RAM and benchmarks are in the screenshots below.

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Traditionally, we test the performance by playing PUBG, the duration of the game session was 28 minutes with the average frame rate set automatically and the graphics settings in the "smooth" mode. The indicators were taken using the PerfDog service and connecting the smartphone to the PC in USB debugging mode. The results are as follows:

  • Average frame rate was 25.6 fps, between 25 and 28 fps for most of the game
  • Maximum CPU utilization is fixed at 59%, heating reached 38 degrees, absolutely imperceptible on the case.
  • In some places, the smoothness of the interface was lost, the picture twitched, this did not quite positively affect the overall impression of the gameplay.

It's real to play "heavy" games on a smartphone, for this you need patience to get used to episodic moments of "thoughtfulness" of the interface. Things will be much better with less graphics-demanding games. In the Russian market, the smartphone is sold in one modification - 4/64 GB. We note the speed and accuracy of unlocking by finger, authorization by face takes a little longer and is highly dependent on the quality of lighting.

Communications

The Oppo A31 has one speaker, the volume margin is average, even at maximum volume you can safely listen to music and watch videos. The speaker in this mode does not wheeze, but it does not indulge in surround sound. Plus, in horizontal orientation, it is often blocked by the palm, and the sound almost completely disappears.

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

In a conversation - the usual clarity of speech transmission, the interlocutors did not note any problems with sound, the test took place indoors and outdoors, Yota, 4G / 3G. Cold start GPS outdoors takes 6-7 seconds. The absence of the NFC module is disappointing, many users are already accustomed to not taking anything with them except their smartphone.

Camera

The camera system installed in the smartphone is represented by a main module of 12 megapixels and two auxiliary sensors of 2 megapixels each, this is a macro module and a depth sensor for creating a bokeh effect. The camera software is already familiar from previous reviews of Oppo smartphones. I expected to see a dedicated macro mode in it, but, apparently, it turns on automatically at the minimum distance to the object. There are still settings for improving the face, they are available for both the front camera and the main one. You can choose to shoot by pressing the fingerprint scanner, convenient and reduces shaking.

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

The smartphone, of course, does not claim to be a photo flagship. The image quality for the budget segment is adequate, it strongly depends on the lighting conditions. Backlight optics is going through hard, you have to set the object to focus manually. Zooming in (2x and 5x) brightens the frame somewhat, the image clearly loses detail. HDR in sufficient light works smoothly, there is no feeling of squeezed pictures in terms of dynamic range. The color reproduction is close to natural, the shooting speed is average. Frames in the evening and at night are noticeably noisy, during the day everything is at an acceptable level.

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Software

The smartphone runs on Android 9.0, using the ColorOS 6.1.2 shell. The paradigm of work and organization of the interface is identical to that in ColorOS 6.0. There is still no system dark theme, three browsers are preinstalled, gesture navigation is available.

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There is no information about updating to new versions of Android and ColorOS. The color scheme of the interface in some system applications repeats the color gradient of the smartphone.

Impressions, results

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

For the money, the Oppo A31 has a lot of competitors. The same realme C3 with similar characteristics looks fresh, it has a smart processor and NFC. But there is also Oppo A5 2020 with a portable battery function, Moto G7 with good performance, more upgraded smartphones Honor 10 Lite and Huawei P Smart Z, both cheaper to 10,990 rubles.

Against other entry-level models on the market, the Oppo A31 only stands out in a mint-white gradient color version, which will help in visual differentiation. The smartphone is outwardly pretty, it is quite possible to recommend it as a purchase for an inexperienced user who needs a stable device in a thin body, albeit without NFC, but with a tolerable camera and a simple shell. It will also work as a second smartphone. Of course, in this vein, I would like to see at least reverse charging.

Review of the smartphone Oppo A31 (СPH2015)

Oppo is systematically updating its line of smartphones, and has not gone past the initial segment. The Oppo A5s has been replaced by a new device with the A31 index. Interestingly, a smartphone with this name was already produced in 2015, but not in Russia. The global version was called Oppo Neo 5, it has nothing to do with the 2014 smartphone of the same name. I honestly tried to understand the approximate logic of the names, but the further I plunged into mixing versions of the same devices for different markets under different names, the more I got confused in this tangle of marketing. So I advise you to abstract, since only current models are displayed on the official website. We will assume that this is A31 in the 2020 version.

Price positioning classifies the Oppo A31 as a budget smartphone, and it can be clearly seen in the list of technical specifications. The model, in comparison with the Oppo A5s, received a new, more modern exterior, a slight increase in hardware and cosmetic improvements in the new version of the shell based on Android 9. First things first.

Design, dimensions, controls

Oppo A31 looks standard for the current reference design language of smartphones: elongated body, waterdrop notch for the front camera, fingerprint sensor on the back, power button on the right side, volume keys on the left. The geometry of the case does not allow you to reach all the corners with the fingers of one hand, you need to intercept the device. The 3.5 mm jack has been retained, Micro-USB is used for charging and connecting to a PC, it’s a pity, I already want to see Type-C even in this segment. The case is relatively thin, even elegant, the smartphone is pleasant to hold.

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A smartphone in Fantasy White came to the review. In Russian, it is designated as white, but I would not call it that: a gradient is applied to the matte plastic of the back of the smartphone, turning from soft mint in the lower part to white in the area of ​​​​the camera unit and fingerprint scanner. The black version is not as visually interesting, it will be appreciated by fans of a strict exterior and minimalism. The back surface of the Oppo A31 slips, but in moderation, the grip is reliable, and for those who are used to protecting their smartphone, a simple silicone case is provided in the kit, a nice little thing. The design is pleasant, I personally didn’t have any complaints about the assembly, the phone is quite firmly knocked down. I am glad that manufacturers began to pay attention to this aspect even in inexpensive models.

Display

The IPS-matrix installed in the Oppo A31 has a diagonal of 6.5” with a resolution of 1600x720 pixels (HD+). The full brightness of the display is excessive, but it can not be called excessive, if desired, you can use it, taking into account the excessive level of load on the battery. Compared to the extremely similar realme C3 display, the Oppo A31 has a slightly calmer color reproduction, the calibration in terms of color temperature is colder. This parameter can be adjusted according to your own preference in the corresponding item of the settings menu. I'm looking forward to when the notch finally disappears from the devices, there is still a margin of patience. I am testing a smartphone with a dual front camera, of course, I had to get used to it, it was very unusual and frankly annoying at first.

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

There are no bends at the screen, there is an average quality oleophobic coating. To protect the eyes and filter the blue glow, a night mode is available, after activating it, the image will acquire a yellowish tint, it is also possible to edit the cold or warm spectrum here. The ambient light sensor works well, as does the auto-brightness mode. The image, despite the relatively small screen resolution, does not irritate the lack of clarity, text and pictures are displayed adequately. A factory film is pasted on the display, for the first time it will do, especially if you are used to such screen protection for your smartphone.

Battery

The combination of a large battery and HD+ resolution in a smartphone always makes autonomy one of the positive aspects of the user experience. Oppo A31 is no exception. When using a smartphone as the main device for correspondence in several instant messengers, synchronization in two mail accounts, frequent listening to music through streaming services and occasional YouTube viewing, it will last two days with 4 - 4.5 hours of screen operation daily.

Full HD video file loop test Free classifieds in SSNIT Flats scored 26 hours to full discharge, the expected good result. It will be possible to fully charge the battery in 130 minutes, there is no fast charging, as well as the possibility of reverse charging other gadgets over the wire. In principle, this was not to be expected from a gadget with Micro-USB.

Memory, chipset and performance

Oppo A31 is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 processor and is generally suitable for light tasks and games. The base frequency of the cores on paper looks quite good, their performance is confidently enough for a more or less smooth operation of the smartphone interface, both when scrolling through desktops and when switching between applications, while the transition speed is low. The permanent memory of the smartphone is made using eMMC 5.1 technology, so you can’t expect maximum processing speeds. Internal memory expansion is available via microSD memory cards, cards up to 256 GB are supported. The speed of RAM and benchmarks are in the screenshots below.

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Traditionally, we test the performance by playing PUBG, the duration of the game session was 28 minutes with the average frame rate set automatically and the graphics settings in the "smooth" mode. The indicators were taken using the PerfDog service and connecting the smartphone to the PC in USB debugging mode. The results are as follows:

  • Average frame rate was 25.6 fps, between 25 and 28 fps for most of the game
  • Maximum CPU utilization is fixed at 59%, heating reached 38 degrees, absolutely imperceptible on the case.
  • In some places, the smoothness of the interface was lost, the picture twitched, this did not quite positively affect the overall impression of the gameplay.

It's real to play "heavy" games on a smartphone, for this you need patience to get used to episodic moments of "thoughtfulness" of the interface. Things will be much better with less graphics-demanding games. In the Russian market, the smartphone is sold in one modification - 4/64 GB. We note the speed and accuracy of unlocking by finger, authorization by face takes a little longer and is highly dependent on the quality of lighting.

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

The smartphone, of course, does not claim to be a photo flagship. The image quality for the budget segment is adequate, it strongly depends on the lighting conditions. Backlight optics is going through hard, you have to set the object to focus manually. Zooming in (2x and 5x) brightens the frame somewhat, the image clearly loses detail. HDR in sufficient light works smoothly, there is no feeling of squeezed pictures in terms of dynamic range. The color reproduction is close to natural, the shooting speed is average. Frames in the evening and at night are noticeably noisy, during the day everything is at an acceptable level.

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Software

The smartphone runs on Android 9.0, using the ColorOS 6.1.2 shell. The paradigm of work and organization of the interface is identical to that in ColorOS 6.0. There is still no system dark theme, three browsers are preinstalled, gesture navigation is available.

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There is no information about updating to new versions of Android and ColorOS. The color scheme of the interface in some system applications repeats the color gradient of the smartphone.

Impressions, results

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

For the money, the Oppo A31 has a lot of competitors. The same realme C3 with similar characteristics looks fresh, it has a smart processor and NFC. But there is also Oppo A5 2020 with a portable battery function, Moto G7 with good performance, more upgraded smartphones Honor 10 Lite and Huawei P Smart Z, both cheaper to 10,990 rubles.

Against other entry-level models on the market, the Oppo A31 only stands out in a mint-white gradient color version, which will help in visual differentiation. The smartphone is outwardly pretty, it is quite possible to recommend it as a purchase for an inexperienced user who needs a stable device in a thin body, albeit without NFC, but with a tolerable camera and a simple shell. It will also work as a second smartphone. Of course, in this vein, I would like to see at least reverse charging.

Review of the smartphone Oppo A31 (СPH2015)

Oppo is systematically updating its line of smartphones, and has not gone past the initial segment. The Oppo A5s has been replaced by a new device with the A31 index. Interestingly, a smartphone with this name was already produced in 2015, but not in Russia. The global version was called Oppo Neo 5, it has nothing to do with the 2014 smartphone of the same name. I honestly tried to understand the approximate logic of the names, but the further I plunged into mixing versions of the same devices for different markets under different names, the more I got confused in this tangle of marketing. So I advise you to abstract, since only current models are displayed on the official website. We will assume that this is the A31 in the 2020 version.

Price positioning classifies the Oppo A31 as a budget smartphone, and it can be clearly seen in the list of technical specifications. The model, in comparison with the Oppo A5s, received a new, more modern exterior, a slight increase in hardware and cosmetic improvements in the new version of the shell based on Android 9. First things first.

Design, dimensions, controls

Oppo A31 looks standard for the current reference design language of smartphones: elongated body, waterdrop notch for the front camera, fingerprint sensor on the back, power button on the right side, volume keys on the left. The geometry of the case does not allow you to reach all the corners with the fingers of one hand, you need to intercept the device. The 3.5 mm jack has been retained, Micro-USB is used for charging and connecting to a PC, it’s a pity, I already want to see Type-C even in this segment. The case is relatively thin, even elegant, the smartphone is pleasant to hold.

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A smartphone in Fantasy White came to the review. In Russian, it is designated as white, but I would not call it that: a gradient is applied to the matte plastic of the back of the smartphone, turning from soft mint at the bottom to white in the area of ​​​​the camera unit and fingerprint scanner. The black version is not so visually interesting, it will be appreciated by fans of a strict exterior and minimalism. The back surface of the Oppo A31 slips, but in moderation, the grip is reliable, and for those who are used to protecting their smartphone, a simple silicone case is provided in the kit, a nice little thing. The design is pleasant, I personally didn’t have any complaints about the assembly, the phone is quite firmly knocked down. I am glad that manufacturers began to pay attention to this aspect even in inexpensive models.

Display

The IPS-matrix installed in the Oppo A31 has a diagonal of 6.5” with a resolution of 1600x720 pixels (HD+). The full brightness of the display is excessive, but it can not be called excessive, if desired, you can use it, taking into account the excessive level of load on the battery. Compared to the extremely similar realme C3 display, the Oppo A31 has a slightly calmer color reproduction, the calibration in terms of color temperature is colder. This parameter can be adjusted according to your own preference in the corresponding item of the settings menu. I'm looking forward to when the notch finally disappears from the devices, there is still a margin of patience. I am testing a smartphone with a dual front camera, of course, I had to get used to it, it was very unusual and frankly annoying at first.

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

There are no bends at the screen, there is an average quality oleophobic coating. To protect the eyes and filter the blue glow, a night mode is available, after activating it, the image will acquire a yellowish tint, it is also possible to edit the cold or warm spectrum here. The ambient light sensor works well, as does the auto-brightness mode. The image, despite the relatively small screen resolution, does not irritate the lack of clarity, text and pictures are displayed adequately. A factory film is pasted on the display, for the first time it will do, especially if you are used to such screen protection for your smartphone.

Battery

The combination of a large battery and HD+ resolution in a smartphone always makes autonomy one of the positive aspects of the user experience. Oppo A31 is no exception. When using a smartphone as the main device for correspondence in several instant messengers, synchronization in two mail accounts, frequent listening to music through streaming services and occasional YouTube viewing, it will last two days with 4 - 4.5 hours of screen operation daily.

Full HD video file loop test Free classifieds in SSNIT Flats scored 26 hours to full discharge, the expected good result. It will be possible to fully charge the battery in 130 minutes, there is no fast charging, as well as the possibility of reverse charging other gadgets over the wire. In principle, this was not to be expected from a gadget with Micro-USB.

Memory, chipset and performance

Oppo A31 is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 processor and is generally suitable for light tasks and games. The base frequency of the cores on paper looks quite good, their performance is confidently enough for a more or less smooth operation of the smartphone interface, both when scrolling through desktops and when switching between applications, while the transition speed is low. The permanent memory of the smartphone is made using eMMC 5.1 technology, so you can’t expect maximum processing speeds. Internal memory expansion is available via microSD memory cards, cards up to 256 GB are supported. The speed of RAM and benchmarks are in the screenshots below.

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Traditionally, we test the performance by playing PUBG, the duration of the game session was 28 minutes with the average frame rate set automatically and the graphics settings in the "smooth" mode. The indicators were taken using the PerfDog service and connecting the smartphone to the PC in USB debugging mode. The results are as follows:

  • Average frame rate was 25.6 fps, between 25 and 28 fps for most of the game
  • Maximum CPU utilization is fixed at 59%, heating reached 38 degrees, absolutely imperceptible on the case.
  • In some places, the smoothness of the interface was lost, the picture twitched, this did not quite positively affect the overall impression of the gameplay.

It's real to play "heavy" games on a smartphone, for this you need patience to get used to episodic moments of "thoughtfulness" of the interface. Things will be much better with less graphics-demanding games. In the Russian market, the smartphone is sold in one modification - 4/64 GB. We note the speed and accuracy of unlocking by finger, authorization by face takes a little longer and is highly dependent on the quality of lighting.

Communications

The Oppo A31 has one speaker, the volume margin is average, even at maximum volume you can safely listen to music and watch videos. The speaker in this mode does not wheeze, but it does not indulge in surround sound. Plus, in horizontal orientation, it is often blocked by the palm, and the sound almost completely disappears.

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

In a conversation - the usual clarity of speech transmission, the interlocutors did not note any problems with sound, the test took place indoors and outdoors, Yota, 4G / 3G. Cold start GPS outdoors takes 6-7 seconds. The absence of the NFC module is disappointing, many users are already accustomed to not taking anything with them except their smartphone.

Camera

The camera system installed in the smartphone is represented by the main module of 12 megapixels and two auxiliary sensors of 2 megapixels each, this is a macro module and a depth sensor for creating a bokeh effect. The camera software is already familiar from previous reviews of Oppo smartphones. I expected to see a dedicated macro mode in it, but, apparently, it turns on automatically at the minimum distance to the object. There are still settings for improving the face, they are available for both the front camera and the main one. You can choose to shoot by pressing the fingerprint scanner, convenient and reduces shaking.

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

The smartphone, of course, does not claim to be a photo flagship. The image quality for the budget segment is adequate, it strongly depends on the lighting conditions. Backlight optics is going through hard, you have to set the object to focus manually. Zooming in (2x and 5x) brightens the frame somewhat, the image clearly loses detail. HDR in sufficient light works smoothly, there is no feeling of squeezed pictures in terms of dynamic range. The color reproduction is close to natural, the shooting speed is average. Frames in the evening and at night are noticeably noisy, during the day everything is at an acceptable level.

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Software

The smartphone runs on Android 9.0, using the ColorOS 6.1.2 shell. The paradigm of work and organization of the interface is identical to that in ColorOS 6.0. There is still no system dark theme, three browsers are preinstalled, gesture navigation is available.

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There is no information about updating to new versions of Android and ColorOS. The color scheme of the interface in some system applications repeats the color gradient of the smartphone.

Impressions, results

Oppo A31 (СPH2015) review

For the money, the Oppo A31 has a lot of competitors. The same realme C3 with similar characteristics looks fresh, it has a smart processor and NFC. But there is also Oppo A5 2020 with a portable battery function, Moto G7 with good performance, more upgraded smartphones Honor 10 Lite and Huawei P Smart Z, both cheaper to 10,990 rubles.

Against other entry-level models on the market, the Oppo A31 only stands out in a mint-white gradient color version, which will help in visual differentiation. The smartphone is outwardly pretty, it is quite possible to recommend it as a purchase for an inexperienced user who needs a stable device in a thin body, albeit without NFC, but with a tolerable camera and a simple shell. It will also work as a second smartphone. Of course, in this vein, I would like to see at least reverse charging.

Review of the smartphone Oppo A31 (СPH2015)

Oppo is systematically updating its line of smartphones, and has not gone past the initial segment. The Oppo A5s has been replaced by a new device with the A31 index. Interestingly, a smartphone with this name was already produced in 2015, but not in Russia. The global version was called Oppo Neo 5, it has nothing to do with the 2014 smartphone of the same name. I honestly tried to understand the approximate logic of the names, but the further I plunged into mixing versions of the same devices for different markets under different names, the more I got confused in this tangle of marketing. So I advise you to abstract, since only current models are displayed on the official website. We will assume that this is A31 in the 2020 version.

Price positioning classifies the Oppo A31 as a budget smartphone, and it can be clearly seen in the list of technical specifications. The model, in comparison with the Oppo A5s, received a new, more modern exterior, a slight increase in hardware and cosmetic improvements in the new version of the shell based on Android 9. First things first.

Design, dimensions, controls

Oppo A31 looks standard for the current reference design language of smartphones: elongated body, waterdrop notch for the front camera, fingerprint sensor on the back, power button on the right side, volume keys on the left. The geometry of the case does not allow you to reach all the corners with the fingers of one hand, you need to intercept the device. The 3.5 mm jack has been retained, Micro-USB is used for charging and connecting to a PC, it’s a pity, I already want to see Type-C even in this segment. The case is relatively thin, even elegant, the smartphone is pleasant to hold.

A smartphone in Fantasy White came to the review. In Russian, it is designated as white, but I would not call it that: a gradient is applied to the matte plastic of the back of the smartphone, turning from soft mint in the lower part to white in the area of ​​​​the camera unit and fingerprint scanner. The black version is not as visually interesting, it will be appreciated by fans of a strict exterior and minimalism. The back surface of the Oppo A31 slips, but in moderation, the grip is reliable, and for those who are used to protecting their smartphone, a simple silicone case is provided in the kit, a nice little thing. The design is pleasant, I personally didn’t have any complaints about the assembly, the phone is quite firmly knocked down. I am glad that manufacturers began to pay attention to this aspect even in inexpensive models.

Display

The IPS-matrix installed in the Oppo A31 has a diagonal of 6.5” with a resolution of 1600x720 pixels (HD+). The full brightness of the display is excessive, but it can not be called excessive, if desired, you can use it, taking into account the excessive level of load on the battery. Compared to the extremely similar realme C3 display, the Oppo A31 has a slightly calmer color reproduction, the calibration in terms of color temperature is colder. This parameter can be adjusted according to your own preference in the corresponding item of the settings menu. I'm looking forward to when the notch finally disappears from the devices, there is still a margin of patience. I am testing a smartphone with a dual front camera, of course, I had to get used to it, it was very unusual and frankly annoying at first.

There are no bends at the screen, there is an average quality oleophobic coating. To protect the eyes and filter the blue glow, a night mode is available, after activating it, the image will acquire a yellowish tint, it is also possible to edit the cold or warm spectrum here. The ambient light sensor works well, as does the auto-brightness mode. The image, despite the relatively small screen resolution, does not irritate the lack of clarity, text and pictures are displayed adequately. A factory film is pasted on the display, for the first time it will do, especially if you are used to such screen protection for your smartphone.

Battery

The combination of a large battery and HD+ resolution in a smartphone always makes autonomy one of the positive aspects of the user experience. Oppo A31 is no exception. When using a smartphone as the main device for correspondence in several instant messengers, synchronization in two mail accounts, frequent listening to music through streaming services and occasional YouTube viewing, it will last two days with 4 - 4.5 hours of screen operation daily.

A looping test of a Full HD Free classifieds in SSNIT Flats test video file showed a result of 26 hours to full discharge, a good result as expected. It will be possible to fully charge the battery in 130 minutes, there is no fast charging, as well as the possibility of reverse charging other gadgets over the wire. In principle, this was not to be expected from a gadget with Micro-USB.

Full HD Test Video Loop Test Free classifieds in SSNIT Flats Free classifieds in SSNIT Flats showed the result in 26 hours to full discharge, the expected good result. It will be possible to fully charge the battery in 130 minutes, there is no fast charging, as well as the possibility of reverse charging other gadgets over the wire. In principle, this was not to be expected from a gadget with Micro-USB.

Memory, chipset and performance

Oppo A31 is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 processor and is generally suitable for light tasks and games. The base frequency of the cores on paper looks quite good, their performance is confidently enough for a more or less smooth operation of the smartphone interface, both when scrolling through desktops and when switching between applications, while the transition speed is low. The permanent memory of the smartphone is made using eMMC 5.1 technology, so you can’t expect maximum processing speeds. Internal memory expansion is available via microSD memory cards, cards up to 256 GB are supported. The speed of RAM and benchmarks are in the screenshots below.

Traditionally, we test the performance by playing PUBG, the duration of the game session was 28 minutes with the average frame rate set automatically and the graphics settings in the "smooth" mode. The indicators were taken using the PerfDog service and connecting the smartphone to the PC in USB debugging mode. The results are as follows:

  • Average frame rate was 25.6 fps, between 25 and 28 fps for most of the game
  • Maximum CPU usage is fixed at 59%, heating reached 38 degrees, absolutely imperceptible on the case.
  • In some places, the smoothness of the interface was lost, the picture twitched, this did not quite positively affect the overall impression of the gameplay.

It's real to play "heavy" games on a smartphone, for this you need patience to get used to episodic moments of "thoughtfulness" of the interface. Things will be much better with less graphics-demanding games. In the Russian market, the smartphone is sold in one modification - 4/64 GB. We note the speed and accuracy of unlocking by finger, authorization by face takes a little longer and is highly dependent on the quality of lighting.

Communications

The Oppo A31 has one speaker, the volume margin is average, even at maximum volume you can safely listen to music and watch videos. The speaker in this mode does not wheeze, but it does not indulge in surround sound. Plus, in horizontal orientation, it is often blocked by the palm, and the sound almost completely disappears.

In a conversation - the usual clarity of speech transmission, the interlocutors did not note any problems with sound, the test took place indoors and outdoors, Yota, 4G / 3G. Cold start GPS outdoors takes 6-7 seconds. The absence of the NFC module is disappointing, many users are already accustomed to not taking anything with them except their smartphone.

Camera

The camera system installed in the smartphone is represented by the main module of 12 megapixels and two auxiliary sensors of 2 megapixels each, this is a macro module and a depth sensor for creating a bokeh effect. The camera software is already familiar from previous reviews of Oppo smartphones. I expected to see a dedicated macro mode in it, but, apparently, it turns on automatically at the minimum distance to the object. There are still settings for improving the face, they are available for both the front camera and the main one. You can choose to shoot by pressing the fingerprint scanner, convenient and reduces shaking.

The smartphone, of course, does not claim to be a photo flagship. The image quality for the budget segment is adequate, it strongly depends on the lighting conditions. Backlight optics is going through hard, you have to set the object to focus manually. Zooming in (2x and 5x) brightens the frame somewhat, the image clearly loses detail. HDR in sufficient light works smoothly, there is no feeling of squeezed pictures in terms of dynamic range. The color reproduction is close to natural, the shooting speed is average. Frames in the evening and at night are noticeably noisy, during the day everything is at an acceptable level.

Software

The smartphone runs on Android 9.0, using the ColorOS 6.1.2 shell. The paradigm of work and organization of the interface is identical to that in ColorOS 6.0. There is still no system dark theme, three browsers are preinstalled, gesture navigation is available.

There is no information about updating to new versions of Android and ColorOS. The color scheme of the interface in some system applications repeats the color gradient of the smartphone.

Impressions, results

For the money, the Oppo A31 has a lot of competitors. The same realme C3 with similar characteristics looks fresh, it has a smart processor and NFC. But there is also Oppo A5 2020 with a portable battery function, Moto G7 with good performance, more upgraded smartphones Honor 10 Lite and Huawei P Smart Z, both cheaper to 10,990 rubles.

Against other entry-level models on the market, the Oppo A31 only stands out in a mint-white gradient color version, which will help in visual differentiation. The smartphone is outwardly pretty, it is quite possible to recommend it as a purchase for an inexperienced user who needs a stable device in a thin body, albeit without NFC, but with a tolerable camera and a simple shell. It will also work as a second smartphone. Of course, in this vein, I would like to see at least reverse charging.