Itel S13 specifications, unboxing and first impressions

The Itel S13 or simply the 13MP selfie monster is Itel mobile’s latest release accompanying the S33 on a dual sim iPhones market. After a successful P32 legacy created from the dual rear camera figure, It’s by no doubt that Itel’s focus is more on dual feature devices for the future unlike the past where it had to tremble hard with the competition.

However, we scooped a copy of the 13MP selfie beast and here is a dose from our unboxing journey all the way to the features layout. But first, Let’s dive into the S13 top specifications that are bundled with the UGX 290,000  price tagged smartphone.

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Quick S13 specifications

  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Android Go
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 4G LTE: NO
  • Screen Size: 5.5 Inches LCD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 480 x 960 pixels (282 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Quad-core 1.3 GHz, MediaTek MT6580 Chipset
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 8GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 5MP + 5MP dual cameras & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 13MP front camera with LED flash
  • Battery: 2,400 mAh

Unboxing the Itel S13

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Just like the unboxing of any other smartphone, Itel’s S13 engraved box doesn’t contain a handful of accessories. But instead, the usual charging brick, headsets, USB data cable and the device itself (A Midnight Black version). Unlike the previous Itel models that used to come with OTG capabilities, the company’s S series lies more on the Selfie side and the dual rear cameras prove just that with a single lens front version which we shall have to test whether it surely supports the proclaimed 13MP full detail.

S13 first impressions

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The S13 is light and not as huge yet with a 5.5 inch screen elegantly displaying the fingerprint line & its dual rear camera lenses shipped in again

If you were to compare a Samsung smartphone with a 1 step decrement to its other version, the difference could probably be void. However, Itel deserves a thumbs up for its unique features per device launched. But then, the Itel S13 appears more like the P32 on first sight with 2 tweakable rear camera lenses (Wide Angle + Telephoto) except the size which separates the two with a slightly bigger margin.

Coming with a light back cover this time around, the S13 peals out the comfort of its fingerprint sensor that lies on a 45 degrees scale away from the rear camera that excited us with its 360 sensitivity. While the 13MP front camera also thrilled us for a selfie showdown. The 6.0 screen size fitted right in the left pockets making it that simple, light and plenty feature smartphone budget-friendly wonders have always yearned to see.

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The Itel S13 fits right in the pocket making you forget the bulk 6.0 popular smartphones


Identically, the device comes with Android Go guaranteeing the best space available even with bulk files stored. Nonetheless, we felt like a P32S with a 13MP camera powered up to the front, But since its the actual S13 that doubles as the 3rd Android Go Itel smartphone we’ve seen this year, here are the Full specifications blending it out loud.

Itel S13 Full specifications board

2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz)
4G Network  NO
SIM Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)
Status Available: September 2018
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Champagne Gold, Bordeaux Red and Black colors
Cover Plastic
Type LCD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
Size 5.5 inches, 480 x 960 pixels, 282 Pixels Per-square Inch
Card slot MicroSD, up to 32GB
Internal 8GB
OS Android 8.1 Oreo with Android Go
Processors – Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 CPU
– Mediatek MT6580 chipset
– Mali GPU
Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, Mono loud speaker
Audio port 3.5mm jack
2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 4.0, A2DP
USB micro-USB 2.0
Primary – 5 MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, autofocus, single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 13MP Camera with LED flash
Capacity 2,400 mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-by Up to 25 hours
Talk time Up to 140 hours
Music play
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass and Light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Price level UGX 290,000 Approximately 80 US Dollars
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