iTel S16 is least of all smartphones in the S16 family. Launched on the 5th of October 2020, in an online event in Nigeria. itel, though is truly a global leader in smart technology, really need to up their game in order to capture the heart and mind of Nigeria Smart technology market.
The S16 can best be described as an entry level smartphone from iTel. This is based on the fact that it bears features that make the phone ideal for basic users and not-too- tech savvy individuals. It lack some features we iTel Fanboys have been expecting to see on iTel smartphones for quite some time now.
Despite being an entry level smartphone, itel still capture my heart with this amazing piece. The best part of this smartphone is large 6.5 inch display with water drop, 4000mAh battery, and a host of other amazing features.
WHERE TO BUY iTel S16
The smartphone is the successor of the S15 series bringing in some added features to the iTel S series.
iTel S16 KEY SPECS & FEATURES
- 6.5 HD Display with water drop notch
- 8MP main camera with 2MP macro Camera and depth sensors
- 8MP AI front camera
- 1.3 GHz Quad core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Inbuilt storage with SD card support
- Face unlock and fingerprint sensor
- Android 10 GO Edition
- 4000mAh Battery
Design and Display
The Itel S16 may not come with a substantial hardware upgrade, but it does feature a more refined design when compared to its predecessor. itel made a lot of adjustment that make the S16 more appealing aesthetically.
On the back, we have a camera module housing triple cameras system with an LED flash. Also on the back, you will find a capacitive fingerprint sensor and the Itel brand logo, an indicator that this is an Itel smartphone.
Flipping to the front, we have a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with a drop notch housing a selfie camera. This display comes with a resolution of 1600 X 720 Pixels.
iTel S16 is available in 3 color variants, enthusiasts have three choices to make here. The color options available include Ice crystal blue, Cosmic shine, and Dazzle black.
Itel took great strides in making the Itel S16 more robust. When compared with its predecessor, we have more cameras on the rear module and a higher resolution selfie camera on the front.
The triple rear camera system consists of an 8MP primary camera, a 2MP Macro camera, and a depth camera. For selfies, we now have a 16MP front shooter, as opposed to the 5MP camera we saw on the S15.
This camera system may be nowhere near the most powerful out there, but I can say its a substantial upgrade that will appeal to enthusiasts in search of smartphones within this price range.
Hardware And Software
Comparing the Itel S16 to the previously released Itel S15 shows a slight performance upgrade. In a nutshell, Itel enthusiasts will be dealing with fairly the same hardware performance level.
Onboard the Itel S16 is a Quad-core Spreadtrum Unisoc SC7731E Processor, ARM Mali T820 MP1 3D GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, with the option for storage expansion via Micro-SD up to 32GB and a 4000mAh battery, which is bigger, better and last longer than the 3000mAh on the S15. In terms of Software and operating system, the Itel S16 runs on the Android 10 (Go Edition) operating system.
The Itel S16 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB port, and BlueTooth connectivity.
Internet connectivity on the Itel S16 is capped at 3G, which means users won’t have the luxury of 4G and 5G internet speed.
Itel S16 Price and Availability
The Itel S16 price is around 31,490 Naira in Nigeria, which translates to $82.18, in the international market, 477 GHC in Ghana, and 8,920 KHS in Kenya.
WHERE TO BUY iTel S16
The Itel S16 is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from leading online retail stores.
Itel S16 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Itel S16:
iTel S16 Specifications
|Display||6.5 HD+ Waterdrop
|Main Camera||8MP Main Camera + 2MP Macro Camera + Depth Sensing|
|Selfie Camera||8MP AI Selfie|
|Processor||SC7731E Quad-core 1.3GHz|
|GPU||ARM Mali T820 MP1 3D|
|Operating System||Android 10 – GO Edition
Pre-installed with Gallery Go
|Network||2G: 900/1800 MHZ
3G: 900/2100 MHZNO 4G
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
|Colour options||Ice Crystal Blue/Dazzle Black/Cosmic Shine|
|Other Features||Face Unlock + Fingerprint Sensor|