Samsung Galaxy A31: Affordable, with Super AMOLED, and long battery life
The Samsung Galaxy A31 proved to be a good all-rounder for price-conscious buyers in our test. At prices between 200 and 250 Euros (~$241 and ~$301) depending on the vendor and storage configuration, the Android phone belongs to the low end, which is also reflected in the hardware.
The built-in SoC, a MediaTek Helio P65, still belonged to the middle class last year and handles everyday applications without major difficulties. The ARM Mali-G52 MP2 graphics unit can also display modern games smoothly, even if the graphics settings have to be reduced for this.
In addition to the cheaper base configuration with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage, the Galaxy A31 is also available with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The smartphone from Samsung also earns a plus point in that it allows the use of two nano SIMs and one microSD card at the same time.
In view of the low price, the quad camera shouldn't remain unmentioned. It delivers quite respectable pictures, something that is not always the case with some of the more expensive models. The selfie camera is not left out either, and it could also convince us.
Since OLED panels are not yet widely used in cheap smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A31 stands out from the competition with its Super AMOLED display. However, users who are sensitive to PWM might prefer to go for a competitor with an IPS panel.
Our extensive review of the Samsung Galaxy A31 shows what buyers can expect in detail.
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