The all glass OPPO A31 could be the best looking phone under $160, but specs disappoint!

by Joel 2

OPPO is always known for its beautifully designed smartphones. Yesterday, a new OPPO device was spotted on TENAA bearing the name OPPO A31. The specifications of the device revealed that it could be a new handset in the company’s mid-range A series lineup.

And just a day after hitting TENAA, OPPO has made the OPPO A31 official via its Chinese website. Although the company has incorporated only modest specs for its price range (check out Meizu M1 Note and Lenovo K3 Note), the device stands out from the crowd thanks to its beautifully designed body. In fact, we feel this could be the best looking phone in its price segment.

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The OPPO A31 comes with a dual glass design, similar to the ones that we saw on the premium smartphones from the company. A sturdy metal frame holds the device together, further enhancing its looks. The phone will be available in two color options, namely Ice White and Sapphire Blue. The latter particular looks premium for a sub $170 smartphone.


As for the tech specs, OPPO is targeting users who would like something more compact than traditional offerings in this range. The OPPO A31 features a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480. The resolution may be a bit disappointing according to today’s standard, but for the small display, its decent enough. It measures 131.9×65.5x8mm which is pretty compact and slim and weighs 135g.

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Under the hood, the A31 features the entry level Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. This is further expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD. At the back, there is an 8MP  1/ 3.2 inch BSI sensor with f/2.2 aperture and up front, it comes with a 5MP shooter. The phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with Color OS 2.0 on top. There will be a 2000mAh battery on board. Finally, the phone supports 4G LTE networks on both its SIM card slots.

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Coming to the price, the OPPO A31 will cost you 999 Yuan which comes to around $160. While considering the specs the price is no way impressive, the phone’s design could attract some users.

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OPPO will start taking orders for the OPPO A31 from April 17 for 999 yuan at 10:00 AM. If the company follows the same routine as its previous entry level handsets, then we may soon see this mid-ranger in international markets like India and some parts of Europe.



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