itel has dubbed the device-“Small Size, Big Performance”. Speaking of the performance, it has a Unisoc SC7731E SoC on the inside coupled with 1GB RAM and runs the Go Edition Of the Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
It also has a 6.1-inch display, dual rear cameras, a single front-facing camera and a 3,000mAh battery.
itel S15 Key Specs
- 6.1-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
- Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition), 1GB Of RAM
- Unisoc SC7731E, Quad-core 1.3GHz
- 16GB built-in storage
- 8MP + 8MP rear camera and 16MP selfie camera.
- 3,000mAh non-removable battery
Design And Display
itel S15 has a pretty decent design for a budget device. Obviously, it uses plastic to keep the cost of the device low. It has a 6.1-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch up top to house the front-facing camera with quite a huge chin down at the bottom.
At the back are the dual camera set-up, an LED flash and a fingerprint sensor for biometric unlock and authentication.
The device also has a dual SIM card slot with a separate and dedicated microSD card slot for additional storage. The colour option has been made available includes Elegant Black, Red, Grey and Blue.
Camera-wise, the device features a total of three cameras here; two at the back and one tucked in the notch at the top of the display.
The ones at the back consist of a main 8MP sensor and a secondary 8MP sensor with an LED flash for low light shots. The rear camera is also equipped HDR, Panorama, PDAF, Facial recognition, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging and the ability to shoot 720p videos at 30fps.
The single front-facing 16MP camera which can also shoot 720p videos at 30fps also has it’s own LED flash in order to make your selfies pop in the dark.
Hardware and Software
Itel decided to go with a Unisoc SoC here, Specifically, the Unisoc SC7731E which has a Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz alongside a Mali-T820 MP2 GPU for graphics.
This is hooked to 1GB of RAM and16GB of internal storage. You can expand the storage further by slotting in a microSD card in the dedicated microSD card slot of up to 128GB.
It runs the Go Edition of Android 9.0 Pie out of the box which is a very optimised version of the Android operating system for low-end devices.
Of course, it is covered with the itel UI with some extra features. It also has all the usual Go apps with the latest addition being the Gallery Go app – The first device to come with the new app.
Battery and Connectivity
It is powered by a moderate 3,000mAh battery with no fast charging. It also doesn’t have 4G LTE, however, it does have Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, GPS, a 3.5mm jack and a MicroUSB port for charging and file transfer.
itel S15 Price and Availability
Ite S15 price in Nigeria has been announced and it costs just N23,400 Naira.
itel S15 Specifications
|6.1-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels|
Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition), 1GB Of RAM
Unisoc SC7731E, Quad-core 1.3GHz
16GB built-in storage
8MP + 8MP rear camera and 16MP selfie camera.
3,000mAh non-removable battery
|Status||Available August, 2019|
|Body Build||Front glass, plastic body|
|Dimension||156.7 x 74.7 x 8.9 mm|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Screen Size||6.1 inches, (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1440 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~273 ppi density)|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Display Protection||2.5D Curved Glass protection|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition)|
|Chipset/Processor||Unisoc SC7731E, Quad-core 1.3GHz|
|CPU [ Central Processing Unit ]||28nm Quad-core 1.3GHZ ARM Cortex™-A7 MP4 processorz|
|Internal Storage||16GB ROM Expandable via MICRO SD up to 128GB|
|Back Camera||Dual 8MP + 8MP rear camera with dual-LED flash|
|Front Camera||16-Megapixel F2.0 selfie snapper with dual LED flash|
|Camera Features||Autofocus, Continuous shooting, 2X Optical Zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, Scene mode, Auto-watermark, delay capture, Mirror, Beauty Mode|
|Video Resolution||[email protected], [email protected]|
|USB||Micro USB 3.0, USB OTG|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Technology||2G/3G/4G [ GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVO|
|2G Network Bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network Bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network Bands||N/A|
|Network Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Speaker||Yes, placed at the bottom|
|Audi Jack||Yes, 3.5mm Audio jack|
|Sound Enhancement||Active Noise Cancellation with a dedicated mic|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass Sensor|
|Additional Features||-WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player|
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Push to talk
- Voice command/dial
|Colour||Black, Gradation Red, and Gradation Med Blue options.|
|Battery Capacity||3500mAh Removable battery|
|Battery Type||Lithium Battery|
|Stand by Time||N/A|