iTel S11 with the catchphrase ‘Snap the best of you’ is another budget masterpiece from Chinese-based OEM – iTel Mobile. The smartphone expresses flagship beauty in this artwork.
And yes, the ‘snap the best of you’ catchphrase iTel S11 speaks is somewhat moot. All the same, more light will be shed on that as we press forward in this review.
In the heat of the moment, let’s observe the key specs of iTel S11.
ITEL S11 KEY SPECS
- Sim: Dual SIM
- Screen: 5.0 inches IPS Touch Display, 480 x 854 pixels
- Processor: 1.3GHz ARM Cortex, MediaTek Chipset
- Storage: 8GB with support for memory card up to 32GB
- Camera: 5 MP Rear Camera (Dual-LED Flash) with autofocus and 5 MP Front Camera (LED flash)
- Battery: 2,400 mAh battery
- Price: Check Price
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
Mashing up a metallic enclosure with a plastic build brings out the winsomeness of the phone. Edges curved with precision and a distinct segmented line close to the top of the rear add more to its cuteness.
For the lovers of colors, the smartphone sports three color variants which are Space Grey, Champagne Gold & Rose Gold. With its slimness defined by 8.7 mm thickness, the smartphone grants a comfy feel to the hands.
Implementation of 480 x 854 pixels resolution on the 5.0 inches IPS display doesn’t look very interesting. Nevertheless, 196 PPI pixel density comes in handy to intensify the screen’s clarity.
Now, here’s the debate section; the topic of the debate is “snap the best of you or nay”. In the rear region, photography was placed in the hands of a 5MP camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a dual-LED flash. Putting this into consideration, the ‘nay’ gets more votes.
However, the front camera not only uses a 5MP sensor for its functions, it also employs the expertise of a f/2.2 aperture, 84-degree wide angle lens and a LED flash for image and video creation. So, I’ll aver that the smartphone is more selfie-focused than it is generally on the front and back combo photography thing.
PERFORMANCE X SOFTWARE
At the helm of affairs, a Quad-core processor under the canopy of a MediaTek MT6580 is at work. Clocking at 1.3GHz and optimizing the 28nm process technology, the smartphone performs okay.
Repping the house of files is the 8GB ROM which can aggrandize to 32GB by adopting an external memory.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS runs the show on this tech craft while 1GB RAM cushions multitasking on the smartphone.
The smartphone supports 2G GSM and 3G WCDMA network connectivity as well as WLAN connectivity, Bluetooth v4.0, and micro USB v2.0. Sadly, the 4G LTE network type isn’t in the connectivity muscle of the device.
A non-removable Li-Ion 2,400 mAh battery provides the smartphone with the duration.
iTel S11 PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
As long as NGN 23,000 – NGN25,000 is within your comfort zone, the iTel S11 could be yours. It can be purchased in retail stores across Nigeria.
Here’s a link to buy yours online – Check Price
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
- Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor (Mediatek Chipset)
- Colours: Space Grey, Champagne Gold & Rose Gold.
- RAM Storage: 1GB RAM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.0 inches IPS display
- Resolution: 480 x 854 pixels
- Back Camera (primary): 5MP, dual-LED Flash
- Back Camera top Features: Autofocus, Touch focus
- Front Camera (secondary): 5MP Camera with f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree wide angle lens, LED flash
- Internal Storage: 8GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, Up to 32GB
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: N0
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- EDGE: Yes
- GPRS: Yes
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 3G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi and Hotspot: Yes
- Wi-Fi Direct: No
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, micro USB 2.0
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- FM Radio: Yes
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Google Maps
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Voice Control: Yes, Google Voice Control
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: No
- Capacity: 2,400 mAh
- Type: Non-removable Li-Ion
iTel S11 is truly entertaining. Notwithstanding, I’ll like to pose the question, what goes through your mind when you see this budget showpiece?
Smash or Pass?