The 2 months old iTel S11 is currently one of the cheapest Android phone in Nigeria smartphone market. The device comes with some awesome specs that will be highlighted as you read on. The affordability of this device, even though it is somewhat midrange, is one thing that could be called an edge over other devices with similar specifications. Furthermore, its tagline during unveiling and launch was “Snap the best of you”, the catchy tagline has something to do with its unique camera “smile to capture” feature; a feature that promises to take users selfie experience to the next level.
iTel mobile is one of the upcoming smart phone brand in Nigeria, they have produced great and affordable devices amazing specs in the past. Devices like iTel IT 1520 and IT 1516 Plus are in iTel’s portfolio. Users of any or both devices will affirm the fact that iTel mobile is a prospective mobile brand that has alot to offer in the smartphone future.
The iTel S11 smartphone was announced on the 7th of November 2016. The device, though a mid-range smartphone, still manages to sports Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow, an equal 5MP selfie and rear camera…both with led flashlight, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage expandable to 32GB. A 5 inch display size for quality screen display was also incorporated to the iTel S11.
The iTel S11 has a finely designed plastic build that’s available for purchase in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold and Space Grey. The midrange stunner comes in a dimension of 145.5 * 72.78 * 9.4 mm. There’s one particular characteristic of this device that I love so much; its weight. The iTel S11 smartphone weighs 140 g which is definitely not a burden to carry on hands or in pockets.
iTel S11 sports a 5.0 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 854 * 480 pixels and a 194 PPI. Speaking in all honesty, iTel really did a mediocre job with the S11 display. A 854 * 480 resolution and a 194 ppi in this century is nothing to write home about. I’m pretty sure there arr cheaper alternatives in the market with better 720 * 1280 resolution. The resolution on this device will produce a poor movie and gaming experience for sure. This is quite a resolution for the old!
NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY
The iTel S11 supports 2G (GSM 900/1800.0), 3G (HSDPA 2100). It however lacks 4G Network connectivity support.
The iTel S11 comes out of the box with Dual SIM ports, both of which are Micro sim cards supported.
And of course, it also comes with Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct and Wi-Fi hotspot connection support.
Now down to what’s proposed to be iTel’s flagship feature on the iTel S11, the camera. Remember the “Selfie made of you” tagline?
The Rear/Main camera is a 5 MP shooter with Autofocus capability and LED flash. The rear camera can record videos of up to 1080p quality.
Now to the front facing selfie camera.
Surprisingly, the front selfie camera rocks the same 5MP capability as the rear camera. Perhaps because the device was made to take the best selfies. The Selfie camera also sports a LED flash.
In the storage/memory department, the iTel S11 let me down a little bit. The smartphone comes with in-built 8GB internal storage memory. However, this is expandable to 32GB with the use of a SD card memory stick via the SD card slot.
PROCESSOR & OS
The iTel S11 runs on stock Android OS version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. A Mediatek MT6580M Quad-core, , 4x Cortex A7 processor with a processor speed of 1.3GHz makes usage smooth and reliable as possible. The graphics processor on the S11 is of Mali T720 make. High resolution gaming should be quite stable but some basic games and other functions like reading and watching movies should run smoothly on the device.
iTel placed a 2400 mAh battery juice on the S11. This is quite a perfect fit for the device when other specifications are put into consideration. A normal and not too heavy usage of the device should give at least a 10 hours standby time. Quite enough if you ask me.
Now let’s take a look at the device full specification;
iTel S11 Full Specifications
Dimension: 145.5 x 72.78 x 9.4 mm.
Screen size: 5.0-inch IPS.
Screen Resolution: 480 x 854 pixels.
Pixel Density: 267 PPI.
2G: GSM 900/1800.
3G: HSDPA 2100.
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Both Micro).
Android version: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Processor Type: Mediatek MT6580M.
Processor Speed: Quad-core, 1.3GHz, 4x Cortex A7.
Graphics Processor: Mali T720.
Main Camera: 5.0MP AF with Dual LED flash.
Video Recording: Yes.
Front Camera: 5.0MP LED flashlight.
Internal Storage Memory: 8GB.
SD card Slot: Yes, support up to 32GB.
USB: microUSB v2.0.
Wi-Fi: WI Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot.
Audio Support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR.
Video Support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264.
FM Radio: Yes.
Rose Gold/Champagne Gold/Space Grey.
iTel S11 Price in Nigeria.
According to iTel mobile, its recommended retail price is #27,000 naira. But the price might increases depending on your location in Nigeria.