itel has launched a new smartphone. A product I will like us to keep an eye on, it is called the “itel S13“. For everyone that has a very tight budget or for you that have decided not to spend much on your next buy, I made this post for you.
When you need a very affordable smartphone that doesn’t look like it, it can be so hard to think of a good smartphone to buy.
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The expensive phones are so much that one will hardly remember a cheap device name. Although you can always get a cheap device, it would be better if you get a cheap device that doesn’t look cheap. That’s simply the essence of this article.
iTel S13 Phone Review
The specifications of itel S13 and its price is just so awesome. The 5.5-inch itel S13 is a bezel-less device with a 960 X 480 screen resolution. It has a fingerprint scanner mounted behind it just like what we have seen in Tecno Pouvoir 2, Infinix hot 6 and many others.
Itel S13 even has a very big camera advantage over other competing phone models of its calibre. A dual lens back camera and about 14MP for selfies. Isn’t that massive for the itel S13 price?
So, we will be reviewing itel mobile’s newest device together in this piece.
Display And Design:
I mentioned earlier that the S13 is a cheap device that doesn’t look like it – that is absolutely true, the device doesn’t look like it’s cheap. I can confirm that the design of the itel S13 is entirely responsible for the modern, premium feeling this device brings. Just a little below 6inches with no bezels, that means beauty, entertainment and a nice display experience.
Memory And Storage:
This is where the device decided to justify its price. Honestly, I’d be shocked to see the itel S13 with all of the reviewed specs and 2GB/16GB storage for less than N25,000. As a matter of fact, no one will save up to buy a Samsung Galaxy J8. S13 storage is at 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM while you can always expand to up to 32GB with external SD.
As for the S13, your pictures must are the most important. The device has not failed in this department especially for housing a 13MP front-facing camera. Do you know of any other cheap device that can make you glow in pictures?
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A removable 2400mAh battery powers the device. That looks pretty small considering the fact that there’s also no fast charger technology. It would do well under normal usage but won’t last long under continuous usage.
Itel S13 comes out of the box with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). We know Android Oreo to be that smooth Android O.S with lots of features, nice look, performance and so on. And considering the fact that this is the Go edition, you can be sure of a wonderful performance since the O.S will optimize and manage all resources from the battery to data to memory.
iTel S13 Full Specs
|2G Network||GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz)|
|SIM||Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)|
|Status||Available: September 2018|
|Dimensions||– x x mm
– Weight: g
|Colours||Champagne Gold, Bordeaux Red and Black colours|
|Type||LCD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors|
|Size||5.5 inches, 480 x 960 pixels, 282 Pixels Per-square Inch|
|Memory And OS|
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 32GB|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo with Android Go|
|Processors||– Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 CPU
– Mediatek MT6580 chipset
– Mali GPU
|Alert types||Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, Mono loud speaker|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.0, A2DP|
|Primary||– 5 MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, autofocus, single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
|Secondary||13MP Camera with LED flash|
|Capacity||2,400 mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 25 hours|
|Talk time||Up to 140 hours|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass and Light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– FM radio
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||About 28,000 naira – 30,000 naira (90 USD)|
The Itel S13 is a great device to have and affordable. So, if you still want to look smart at an affordable rate, the S13 is the device to have. You shouldn’t forget the Infinix Smart 2 and Itel P32 however, they are great alternatives and also cheap.