iTel recently announced the iTel P36 as the successor of the iTel P33. It is obvious they skipped both the iTel P34 and the iTel P35 and we don’t know the reason behind this. Itel P36 features a 6.5-inch display and dual rear camera setup.
Another thing you need to note is that the iTel P36 is the African version of the iTel Vision 1 which most people are searching for.
So if you want the iTel Vision 1, you can grab the iTel P36 because its the country version of the Vision 1.
iTel P36 Key Specs & Features
- 6.5-inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~272 ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition)
- Quad-core UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Built-in Storage up to 32GB Memory Card
- 8 MP + 0.3 MP Dual Rear Cameras
- 5 MP Front Camera
- 3G Network
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
iTel P36 comes with lots of major upgrades, this is mostly visible on the body. The smartphone comes with a nice body design and an attractive waterdrop notch and a rear camera matrix.
The phone is built with a premium plastic material even on the frame which is not a bad idea. It has a smooth panel housing the cameras, an LED flash and you will also get a fingerprint scanner on the usual spot, the back.
It’s curved edges and the small bezels on the top and bottom of the screen give this device a nice finishing touch. Itel P36 offer a large screen size of 6.5-inches with an IPS LCD display and a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. This large display is ideal for a superb movie experience.
It packs a 19.5:9 ratio, 277 PPI density, and 82.2% screen-to-body ratio. It also comes with a scratch-resistant glass protecting the screen from scratch and cracks.
For camera and multimedia capturing, iTel fans will get a combo shooter that consists of 8 MP plus an additional 0.3 MP depth sensor. The camera comes with an LED flash for dark background photos and to light up the way at night.
There are other fantastic features such as Panorama, HDR and it can record 480p videos at 30 seconds per frame. The front camera is 8 MP with Face ID which is an upgrade over the iTel P33 that is equipped with a 5 MP front camera.
Hardware and Software
The iTel P36 packs a UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E quad-core chipset as a processor. This runs at a speed of. 1.3 GHz. It has ARM Mali T820 MP1 GPU to handle graphics and runs on Android Go Edition based on 9.0 Pie.
The inbuilt storage on the device is 16GB coupled with 1GB RAM and you can still expand the storage up to 32GB using a micro SDcard.
Battery and Network
Instead of the 4000 mAh on the P33, the Itel P36 will be powered by a massive 5000 mAh battery on the inside. This is a 1000 mAh upgrade and the battery promise to last for days when fully charged.
The only problem here is the lack fast charging technology. However, with the Micro USB 2.0 inside the box, it won’t take that much time to charge to 100 percent.
P36 support dual SIMs on the phone but it lacks 4G LTE instead you will get the regular 2G and 3G network. If you want 4G, you can buy the Itel P36 Pro instead. It has GPS, FM radio. Bluetooth 4.2 and Wifi for wireless connection.
iTel P36 Price and Availability
The iTel P36 will be available at itel recommended retail price of 34,000 Naira in Nigeria, 500 Ghs in Ghana, and 8,500 Ksh in Kenya. But there might be a slight fluctuations in price.
ITEL P36 REVIEW SUMMARY
|Processor||quad-core Unisoc SC9863A|
|Rear Camera||8MP main shooter + 0.3 depth sensor|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope|
|Fingerprint Sensor Position||Rear|
|Operating System||Android v9.0 (Pie)|
|Sim Slots||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
|Launch Date||June 2020|
|Sim Size||SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano|
3G: Available, 2G: Available
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Audio Features||Dolby Atmos|
|Chipset||Spreadtrum UniSoC SC9863A|
|GPU||ARM Mali T820 MP1 GPU|
|CPU||Quad-core (1.3 GHz Cortex-A55 CPU)|
|Colours||Gradation Blue and Gradation Purple|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Bezelless Display||Yes with waterdrop notch|
|Pixel Density||277 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v3|
|Screen To Body Ratio Calculated||82.2 %|
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio ratio|
|Touch Screen||Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|USB OTG Support||–|
|Expandable Memory||Yes Up to 128 GB|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Rear Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Rear Camera||8MP + 0.3MP|
|Shooting Modes||Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Flash||Yes LED Flash|
|Video Recording||1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 30 fps|
|Wifi||Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n|
|Wifi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|USB Connectivity||Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Network Support||4G (Not Supported) 3G, 2G|
|Gps||Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Sim 1||3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available|
|Sim Size||SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano|
|Sim 2||3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available|