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.
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
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
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.
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)|
|SIM||Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)|
|Status||Available: September 2018|
|Colors||Champagne Gold, Bordeaux Red and Black colors|
|Type||LCD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors|
|Size||5.5 inches, 480 x 960 pixels, 282 Pixels Per-square Inch|
MEMORY AND OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 32GB|
|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|
|Primary||– 5 MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, autofocus, single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
|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|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass and Light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|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|