The Itel A31 is a budget Android smartphone launched by Itel Mobile early August. It comes in the company’s Android for all (Itel A) series which attempts to provide the latest software features available in the Android operating system on a budget. If you’ve been using feature phones and are just starting out in the Android world, the Itel A31 may be right for you.
The A31 is an OK smartphone as it features a cool design and reasonable specs like 1GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery and 8MP camera for a sub-#25,000 price tag. Believe me when I tell you that not many phones offer as much as this for such a low price in the market.
The Itel A31 Specs (Key) :
- Display: 5.0-inch IPS display
- Software: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Processor: Quad-Core MediaTek Chipset @ 1.3Ghz
- Memory: 1GB RAM , 8GB ROM
- Camera: Front — 8MP | Rear — 2MP with LED light
- Battery: 3000mAh
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The Screen & Design
The Itel A31 has a 5-inch IPS LCD display which offers standard colour representation and display quality with a 700 x 1280 pixel resolution and 227.6 PPI pixel density. It has a plastic build with a brushed metal back cover and a design that makes it look like it costs more than it actually does.
This smartphone uses capacitive navigation buttons and you won’t be getting the luxury of a fingerprint sensor at this price point. It is 8.9 millimetres thick which is comfortable enough on hands.
Hardware & Software
A quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3GHz works in tandem with a Mali 400 GPU to handle the smartphone’s operations. There is 1GB RAM for multitasking and 8GB ROM for storage , with an option to expand using a microSD card of up to 32GB.
The A31 runs Android 7.0 Nougat which is a plus for a device at this price.
The A31 sports an 8MP camera with autofocus and a f/2.0 aperture at the rear for handling the main photography functions on the phone. It also has a LED flash on the rear for illuminating objects in poorly-lit environments.
The Itel A31 comes with 2MP front camera with LED flash for selfies and videos.
Battery & Connectivity
The Itel A31 packs a 3000mAh Li-Po battery, which is quite impressive for a budget smartphone under the #25K price range. It has dual micro-SIM slots, but doesn’t support 4G LTE network connectivity. Connectivity options on the smartphone include: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and micro-USB v2.0 with OTG Reverse charging.
Pricing & Availability
The iTel A31 is already available in Nigeria and can be purchased from leading online and offline retail stores for around #21,000 – #25,000. This smartphone can be purchased online using the link below :
Itel A31 Full Specifications
- Announced: August, 2017.
- Available: Yes.
- SIM: Dual Micro SIM slots.
- Platform: Android Operating System (Android 7.0 Nougat).
- Price Range: N21,500 – N25,000.
- Fingerprint: No.
- Technology: GSM / HSDPA.
- 2G Bands: GSM 900 / 1800.
- 3G Bands: HSDPA 1900.
- 4G Bands:
BODY & DISPLAY:
- Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 178-degree wide viewing angles.
- Size: 5.0 inches.
- Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels (HD).
- Protection: n/a.
- Dimensions: 144.5 * 72.8 * 8.9 mm.
- Weight: n/a.
- Build: Plastic with brushed metal back.
- Colours: Champagne Gold, Bright Black & Carbon Blue.
- Chipset: 64-bit 1.3GHz MediaTek processor.
- CPU: Quad-core.
- GPU: Mali-400.
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot tethering.
- Bluetooth: v4.0.
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
- USB: v2.0.
- NFC: No.
- RAM: 1GB.
- Internal Storage: 8GB.
- External Storage: expandable up to 32GB via microSD.
- Rear Camera: 8MP.
- Rear Flash: Yes, LED Flash.
- Features: f/2.0 aperture, Autofocus, video recording.
- Front Camera: 2MP.
- Front Flash: No.
- Features: n/a.
- Capacity: 3000mAh.
- Type: Non-removable Li-Po battery.
- Features: n/a.
- Ambient Light.
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