Looking for a great smartphone under Php10k? Well, this specs comparison is for you.

On the left corner, we have the OPPO A31. Thanks to OPPO’s strong retail presence in the Philippines and most of Asia, this device is expected to be a hit to those looking for a new smartphone that doesn’t break the bank.

But as you know, the budget-smartphone segment have been really saturated recently. It’s bad for business, but it’s surely good for us consumers.

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With that, in the right corner — we have the Realme 6. Another big contender in the sub-Php10k price segment. Realme is currently on a roll, and its popularity will probably help them sell more of this device.

If your budget is tight, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your money. That’s what we want to help you with in our OPPO A31 versus Realme 6 specifications and features comparison.

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OPPO A31Realme 6
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie
ColorOS 6.1
Android 10
Realme UI
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.5-inch HD+ IPS
1600 x 720 pixel resolution
~269ppi
89% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
6.5-inch FHD+ IPS
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
~404ppi
90Hz refresh rate
90.6% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core2.05GHz MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core
RAM4GB4GB/6GB/8GB
GPUPowerVR GE8320 GPUMali G76 GPU
Storage64B internal storage
eMMC 5.1
expandable via microSD
64GB/128GB
UFS 2.1
expandable via microSD
Front camera8-megapixel
Dewdrop notch
16-megapixel
Punch-hole
Night selfie
120fps slow-mo selfie
Rear Camera12-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
PDAF
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Night mode
1080p video recording
64-megapixel (f1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.3)
2-megapixel (portrait)
2-megapixel (macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
UIS Max Video Stabilization
Super NightScape 2.0
4K video recording
AudioHeadphone jack
Single loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
SecurityRear-mounted fingerprint scannerSide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS
FM Radio
microUSB
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type-C
Othersn/aSplash-resistant
Dimensions163.9 x 75.5 x 8.3mm162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9mm
Weight180g191g
ColorsMystery Black
Fantasy White
Comet White
Comet Blue
Battery4,230mAh4,300mAh battery
30W Flash Charge
PricePhp8,9904GB/64GB: INR12,999 (~Php8,900)
6GB/128GB: INR14,999 (~Php10,300)
8GB/128GB: INR15,999 (~Php11,000)
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Well, I guess we have a clear winner here. As what you just saw in the table above, the Realme 6 is better, even miles ahead than the OPPO A31.

Although, its local pricing is yet to be announced (the one listed is a direct price conversion from India). With that, we expect it to be more expensive than the A31’s Php8,990 price in the Philippines, although it should still be under Php10,000 when it gets here.

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The thing is, the price premium you’d be paying for the Realme 6 will be really worth it. For an extra thousand pesos or two, you’re already getting a sharper 6.5-inch FHD+ screen, versus the HD-only display on the A31.

What’s more interesting is its fast 90Hz refresh rate, which will make playing games and browsing the interface much smoother. We’ve seen the benefits of a high refresh rate screen on the flesh, and you have to see it for yourself to really appreciate it.

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Speaking of speed, the major lead of the Realme 6 over the OPPO A31 is its processor. This handset comes with a MediaTek Helio G90T processor, which is considered as the most powerful in the midrange category.

Meanwhile, the OPPO A31 settles for a MediaTek Helio P35 processor. Moreover, it’s only available in a 4GB/64GB variant, while Realme’s bet can be maxed out to 8GB/128GB.

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The Realme 6 also comes with a 4,300mAh battery that’s marginally bigger than the 4,230mAh on the OPPO A31.

The best part is, it comes with a 30W Flash Charge, one of the fastest in the midrange market. Meanwhile, OPPO didn’t bother to mention the charger they included with the A31. We suspect it’s only under 10W. What’s worse, the OPPO A31 is still stuck at microUSB.

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Of course, the Realme device also has better cameras. On the front, we have a 16-megapixel selfie camera peeking from the punch-hole on the screen. The A31 then settles for an 8-megapixel sensor inside an outdated dewdrop notch.

The Realme 6 also dominates with its quad cameras on the back. It’s led by a 64-megapixel main shooter, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 4K video recording, Super Night Mode and more.

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That puts to shame the A31’s 12-megapixel main camera, macro, and depth sensor.

The Realme 6 also has a faster UFS 2.1 storage, 120fps slow-mo selfie, newer Android 10 OS with Realme UI, and a more imaginative design.

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We expect the Realme 6 to reach more countries, including the Philippines, in the coming weeks — or maybe months (thanks, COVID-19). We’ll have more information once they are available. So, stay tuned for that.



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