Two smartphones called itel S32 and Itel S32 LTE was successfully launched by itel Nigeria with amazing features and specifications. Both of them are selfie-centric smartphone added into the S portfolio to strengthen the series. Based on their name, you would highly deduce that the itel S32 is the smaller.
Many people believed that itel S32 is a huge improvement on itel mobile phones. The itel S32 and its lite version are really amazing. The major points of consideration are their camera and battery capacity.
The Itel S32 is an affordable selfie-focused smartphone and the S32 is a 3G smartphone with dual-SIM functionality. The variant itel S32 LTE of this phone supports 4G LTE, with a 2GB RAM.
It has a fingerprint scanner and a larger HD display with a bigger battery.
iTel S32 LTE is an upgrade of the iTel S32 Smartphone. iTel S32 LTE comes with upgraded features and a higher price than the iTel S32.
The Major Differences Between Itel S32 and Itel S32 LTE
• 4G LTE network
Itel S32 Key Specs & Features
• 5.5-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
• 1.3GHz quad-core Processor with 1GB / 2GB RAM
• Android 7.0 (Nougat)
• 16GB Storage, up to 32GB memory card support
• 8MP Rear Camera and 8MP + 2MP Dual Front Camera
• Optional 4G LTE support
• Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
• Dual SIM support
• 3000 mAh Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
The body of the Itel S32 features polycarbonate and aluminum alloy but the only downside, of course, is the plastic construction. Considering it’s a budget device, you are getting what you pay for. It does not mean that the Itel S32 is shabby in appearance. The good news is that for durability it appears to feature a metallic frame.
It should be remembered that one amazing thing about these itel smartphones is their affordability.
Itel S32 offers a large 5.5-inch, 2.5D curved display with HD resolution for great media experience. This may not offer the best viewing experience possible, but you should not be disappointed for what you pay.
Camera and Storage
The Camera is the highlight of the device, like the S12, the Itel S32 offers you two cameras for selfies. Selfie stick may not be needed to get a whole view of your surroundings because the 86 degree wide angle lens plus the 8MP + 2MP ensures you have the perfect group selfie so that no one is left out.
The soft LED flash helps bring your selfies to life and for better video chat in a dark environment.
The rear camera has 8 megapixels. As regard storage, the Itel S32 offers you 16GB internal storage memory. This is expandable using a microSD card.
The Itel S32 LTE dual selfie camera setup is its main selling point. In a world where consumers demand better selfie cameras, Itel does not want to be left behind. Unlike most dual camera setups we have seen on other smartphones, the two ones on the Itel 32 LTE work independently as one has a wide angle lens while the other one has a normal lens. With the wide angle lens, you can easily fit more people in your selfies.
Performance and Storage
MediaTek MT6737M, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
The Itel S32, the regular model offers no better performance than the S12. It packs a quad-core MediaTek processor that delivers a maximum speed of 1.3 GHz. This gets backing from 1GB RAM. The LTE model supposedly offers 2 GB RAM. The operating system in use here is Android 7.0 Nougat, which is realistically the best you can get at this price point.
Both of them come with a decent 16GB internal storage. The storage space can be expanded via the micro-SD slot (Maximum allowable Storage for Micro-SD is 32 GB and it uses a dedicated slot). The phone handles all tasks without any lag and this is commendable.
Other Specs and Features
Unlike the S12 the Itel S32 comes with a non-removable Lithium Ion 3,000mAh battery, which is a bigger battery. The use of power consuming apps and frequent internet use a 3000mAh can barely last through the day. The phone IPS display reduces the power usage while increasing the life of the battery so you need not worry.
The itel S32 does not support fast charging because there is no fast battery charging built in, it may take more than 4hrs to charge the smartphone fully to 100% from 0%. However, the battery does not drain quickly and it can last for 16 hours under normal usage. Battery life of the S32 is quite good. You won’t find the need to run around with your charger.
There is also Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n capability for wireless connectivity.
The itel S32 comes with dual SIM slots which are Micro and Nano SIM slot. It supports the 2G, 3G and does not support the 4G LTE Band for its connectivity.
Among the features, there is a fingerprint scanner to help you protect your content and private information from prying eyes. Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and accelerometer are the sensors on the smartphone.
• Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
• Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor: Cortex-A53 (Mediatek)
• GPU: –
• Memory: 1GB or 2 GB RAM
• Colours: Gold, Grey, Black
• Dimension: 154.4 x 77.2 x 8.2 mm
• Weight: –
• SIM Type: Micro-SIM / Nano-SIM
• SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual stand-by
• Display: 5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
• Screen Protection: –
• Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, Video
• Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Autofocus
• Front Camera: 8 MP + 2MP Dual Camera, LED Flash
• Built-in Storage: 16 GB
• Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32 GB
• Bundled Cloud Storage: –
• 2G GSM: Yes
• 2G CDMA 1X: –
• 3G WCDMA: Yes
• 3G CDMA EVDO: –
• 4G LTE: Yes (Itel S32 LTE)
Internet & Connectivity
• GPRS: Yes
• EDGE: Yes
• 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
• HSPA+: Yes
• CDMA EVDO: –
• 4G LTE: Yes (Itel S32 LTE)
• WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
• Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
• Bluetooth: Yes
• NFC: No
• Infrared Blaster: No
• USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
• SMS/MMS: Yes
• 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, with A-GPS, GLONASS
• Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
• Digital Compass: Yes
• 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
• 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: 3000 mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non Removable)
• Talktime: –
• Standby Time: –
• Fast Charging: –
It is a decent phone as it can handle day to day tasks without much of an issue. It performs decently well if you run basic applications and play some light games. If you start running heavy applications and multitasking, you may notice the phone slow down from time to time.
If you are looking for a smartphone with a reliable battery, this one is worth checking out.
If you are among the people who have enjoyed 3GB RAM devices this smartphone is not for you – unless circumstances force you to use it.
It looks better than many mobiles in its class. If you want a smartphone that has some visual appeal and good cameras and you have a budget of N32,000 you may go for this is one.
Conclusively, the Itel S32 LTE variant is a decent 4G smartphone you can get in the country. If you are in the market looking for a new phone, this is worth considering.
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