It was just in March of this year that itel Mobile released the A56, which targeted at entry-level budget users has been doing so well.
When it comes to smartphones in Africa, itel is gradually gaining grounds although their spec sheet is mostly not appealing to those who seek good performance.
The new itel S16 looks to be an upgrade over the earlier released A56, although they are not in the same series in the itel product line.
itel S16 Specs
|OS||Android 10 (Go Edition)|
|Display||6.5“ HD Waterdrop FullScreen (1600 x 720 pixels)|
|Processor||SC7731E Quad-core 1.3GHz|
|Memory||1GB RAM + 16GB ROM (Up to 32GB)|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-ion 4,000mAh|
|Front camera||8MP with Flash|
|Rear cameras||8MP Main Camera + 2MP Macro Camera + Depth Sensing|
|Colours||Ice Crystal Blue, Cosmic Shine, Dazzle Black|
itel S16 Features
This time, itel has a triple rear camera set up comprising of an 8MP main shooter and a 2MP Macro lens with the last lens being a depth sensor.
According to itel, the camera’s will also rely on “AI” to make photos more beautiful. Here are what each lens’ main purpose is:
- 2MP Macro Camera: Take crisp photos up close with the new
- 8MP Main Camera: High-quality photos in any type of lighting
- Depth Sensing Camera: Create stunning bokeh shots
The itel S16 will definitely not have the best photos on the market, but it will strive to give more at the price range of the phone.
Software, Security, Performance
Performance-wise, the itel S16 comes with the same chipset as the itel A56. Therefore if you have used the A56, you should expect the same level of performance on the S16.
What’s new with the S16 is the introduction of Android 10 (yeah, it’s Q3 2020, but Android 10 seems pretty decent for the level the market is targeting.
It is also Android Go, so unless you are trying to use very heavy apps, the 1GB Ram of the device should hold up most lite apps.
On the side of security, itel promises a face unlock – although you shouldn’t be banking your security hopes on a device under $70. There is also the finger print sensor at the rear of the device.
itel’s S16 is powered by a standard 4,000 mAh battery. With the battery management of Android Go, you should be able to use this device for much of the day without requiring a charge.
However, if you want to heavily use it, you might want to carry your charger along.
itel S16 Pricing and Availability
itel S16 Price in Ghana
itel S16 will be available in Ghana.
Here is how much the itel S16 costs in Ghana and retailers you can buy from:
|Mfidie Shop (Nationwide Delivery)||GHS 380||0546090871|
|Mfidie Shop||GHS 380||0546090871|
|Franko Phones (No Delivery)||GHS 380||Contact Store|
itel S16 Price in Nigeria
The itel S16 is selling in retail and online shops across Nigeria at 25,000 Naira.
However, prices may differ from state to state and from shop to shop. It is always a good choice to place a call to the retail shop before making a purchase.
itel S16 Price in Kenya
The itel S16 is selling in Kenya around 7,200 Kenyan Shilling. The price is however slightly different among online and local retailers.
It is always advisable to make enquiries before making your purchase decision and opting for payment on delivery if that is available.