As a preamble to this test
How will you use your Smartphone?Depending on whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner, the choices are different.Already at the level of the operating system of this K31 32 GB: here, it is an Android with all the Lg ecosystem that goes with it.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
Following our tests, we see that this K31 32 GB is not good for all cases.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Photographing or filming|
The K31 32 GB, enough for internet use?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone. You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
The K31 32 GB is almost a model.In fact, it’s one of the smallest (5.7 inches) compared to other smartphones.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Even less good for watching a movie.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
Also note that wifi will be available to accompany you.This allows you to easily have a connection with a comfortable speed. This phone is equipped with a GPS chip.You know where you stand.Unless you’re in the middle of the desert.
Several Sims can be activated on this smartphone.In other words, the ability to use multiple phone lines in this unit.This will even be possible with competing operators.An interesting option abroad.
No protection on the screen of this K31 32 GB.It’s hard to predict that a device will never fall down.
If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
A negative point, however, is the battery capacity.With a power of 3000 mAh, you will be forced to recharge more often.As a precaution, you may have an external battery available nearby.
And since Lg did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
A device for watching movies and listening to music?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.It even replaces the radio, or to listen to music.Access to the network allows you to watch a video stream whenever you feel like it.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
We would have liked the K31 32 GB to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s not doing as well as most of his competitors.It’s hard to watch a video.And its screen resolution is low.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
This includes an IPS LCD screen.The result is less light scattering, resulting in a wider viewing angle and deeper tones.
For the audio part, Lg wanted to do well.The 3.5mm jack input allows the connection of headphones and/or a microphone.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The result is very pleasant to the ear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
The Lg phone, for video games?
For games, you need performance.Batteries are put to the test every day due to the use of mobile internet and applications.For smooth and responsive rendering on 3D video games, it is necessary to combine a good processor with a good graphics processor.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
What our tests have shown is that K31 32 GB is at a good level.Even if the Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) processor is not of the latest generation, it is powerful.And with the graphics processor, the visual result is fluid.
As far as RAM is concerned, you’re at the minimum required on a smartphone.You will only have 32 GB for your videos and music.In fact, for some passionate users, Lg has provided an extra space to add more.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.The result is at the bottom of our ranking.Its power of 3000 mAH will not allow you to enjoy it all day long.
It will be necessary to limit the applications installed on this smartphone.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.Its entry-level design with a smaller-than-average screen gives a disappointing result.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
Finally, and regrettably, this model does not allow for contactless payments.
Analysis of Audio and Video functions
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.For a long time, manufacturers have been communicating about the millions of pixels their devices were equipped with.But this characteristic is not everything.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Generally speaking, Lg has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
Little progress has been made by Lg.In fact, there is only one camera on this phone.
The photo resolution of this K31 32 GB is 13 Mp, which gives a nice picture.You can be sure to make good quality photos and videos.It’s not the best device for making selfies.So photo retouching is not exceptional.This K31 32 GB is good for telephoning, but not for retouching images.
This smartphone has only 32 GB; that’s very little in terms of storage.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.And then we advise you to provide external backup solutions.
Finally, the K31 32 GB…
Our analysis showed that this K31 32 GB wasn’t made for all purposes.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.