Samsung’s A31 has some particularly great features making it extremely competitive at the budget end of the market.
The 6.4-inch AMOLED screen is a delight with rich colours, great resolution and superb viewing angles (and it should use a little less battery too). We particularly liked the hard-wearing polycarbonate body, which has a distinctly different and more premium feel than conventional plastic. Much fuss has been made of the five camera configuration, and the sensors did perform very well, but they did not overpower some other models on our list. The A31 is a quality handset, it’s certainly a safe bet, and it’s likely the easiest phone to find at your local phone shop.
6.4” screen, 4 GB RAM, 20 MP front/48 MP + 8 MP +5 MP + 5 MP rear cameras, 128 GB storage, 5 000 mAh battery, R6 000