(Last Updated On: July 24, 2018)

itel S12 was launched together with the S32 and S32 LTE during the itel 10th year anniversary event held in Lagos, Nigeria.

In the African smartphone market, itel has proved to be a formidable force. Itel phones are known mostly for their affordability and modest specs and of all the three dual camera selfie smartphones released by itel Mobile, itel S12 has the most budget nature. It is, therefore, a right choice for people who are on a budget and average people because it is a budget device.

Itel S12 is a unique phone, offers dual selfie cameras and boasts of fingerprint scanning and is one such smartphone that will give you a better experience both online and offline, at a very affordable price.

Itel S12 Key Specs & Features

  • 0-inch IPS Display, 480 x 854 pixels (195 ppi)
  • 3GHz quad-core Processor with 1GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 8GB Storage, up to 32GB memory card support
  • 8MP Rear Camera and 2MP + 5MP Dual Front Camera
  • 3G Data
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • Dual SIM support
  • 2400 mAh Li-ion Battery


Design and Display

The Itel S12 smartphone is very sleek and appealing to the eyes. Itel S12 has a curved metal body with a smooth brushed texture which makes it comfortable to hold.

The body of the smartphone appears to be metallic, but it is actually made of plastic. The device comes in three different color variants; this includes Gold or Champagne Gold, Grey or Moonlight Silver and Black or Elegant Black.

The itel S12 comes with a display of 5.0 inches. It uses the IPS LCD display technology. It has a resolution of 854 by 480 pixels. The display is quite good quality for phones within this price range.


The itel S12 is among the first itel smartphone to offer dual selfie camera. itel S12 is called affordable dual selfie smartphone alongside itel S32 and itel S32LTE.

Just like the itel S32 and iTel S32 LTE the itel S12 has a triple camera setup. At the front, it has front camera lens (2MP and 5MP); one with a 63º normal view angle, which is made for solo selfie and the other one has a 86º wide angle, which is perfect for group selfie respectively. While the rear has a single 8MP camera with HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, IOS, panorama and LED flash for amazing photography.  A selfie can be taken from any angle with S12 and the photos would still be flawless.

On the back of S12 sit the fingerprint sensor for security purposes which is fast, responsive and multi-functional.

Performance and OS

The iTel S12 boast of a Quad (Four) Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, the chipset is the MediaTek. The GPU is the Mali.


The itel S12 comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out the box. With this OS, the S12 would enjoy certain features like the battery saver feature and the ability to split screen which comes with the OS version.

It has a 1GB RAM for multi-tasking with an 8GB ROM at the helm for storing files and documents and the  8GB internal storage can be upgraded to 64GB with microSD.

Other Specs and Features

The itel S12 packs a 2,400mAh battery. When you consider the low screen resolution and chip in use it is not too bad.  This battery seems to be made for light smartphone users. Average and heavy smartphone users might need to go for something higher and stronger, say starting from 3000 mAh. Considering the budget friendliness of the device the battery capacity is okay.

The Battery uses the Li-Po technology and it is non-removable. This battery could last for a day on an average usage.

The itel S12 comes with Micro and Nano SIM slot which is dual SIM slots and supports the 2G, 3G and does not support the 4G LTE Band for its connectivity. It has inbuilt with Wi-Fi capability and the ability to create Wireless Hotspots.


Itel S12 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Itel S12:

General Features

Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor: Cortex-A53 (Mediatek)
Memory: 1GB RAM
Colours: Gold, Grey, Black
SIM Type: Micro-SIM
SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual stand-by


Display: 5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 480 x 854 pixels (196 ppi)
Screen Protection:


Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, Video
Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Autofocus
Front Camera: 2MP + 5 MP Front Camera


Built-in Storage: 8 GB
Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32 GB
Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

2G GSM: Yes
2G CDMA 1X: –
4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

4G LTE: No
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Blaster: No
USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


Instant Messaging: Yes
Push Emails: Yes
Email Protocol:


Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Video Player: XviD/MP4/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm Jack: Yes


Navigation: Yes
Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

Digital Compass: No
Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Barometer: No
SpO2: No
Pedometer: No
Heart Rate Monitor: No
Gyroscope: No
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
Iris Scanner: No
Face Unlock: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
Wireless Charging: No
Built-in Mobile Payment: No
Water Resistant: No
Dust Resistant: No
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor:


Battery: 2400 mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non-Removable)
Standby Time:
Fast Charging:


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