iTel P36: iTel is bringing out a new phone that is going to cost below $80 and its still going to have all the basic features found in smartphones. This new phone comes with big screen, big battery and some latest software and given its price you might just be tempted to buy it.
The incoming iTel P36 will be added to the long list of low entry and affordable devices by iTel Mobile. Aside from the fact that its cheap, it also comes with some features that makes it worth buying.
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We have the features of this new iTel phone below and we think it might interest you to see them. For you to better enjoy this, we have explained these features below and after the explanation we also outlined the full specifications below.
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Specifications of iTel P36
Build and Display
The phone comes with Glass front, glass back, plastic frame. Its screen size will be 6.5 inches with a cut out display that houses the selfie camera. We are not expecting this phone to come with Corning Glass protection and it won’t be Water and dust resistant.
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What the above means is that, if you want the phone to last longer you’ll need to provide some screen guard to help protect the screen and display. Also, using a phone jacket or case is highly recommended given it has a plastic back and frame. A phone jacket will help protect the plastic from breaking easily.
Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage
The phone uses the UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E (32 nm) which is a low performing SOC. It also uses the Quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and ARM Mali T820 MP1 GPU for image and games processing. This phone is not meant to play heavy games and/or process heavy graphics.
So far, the phone comes in a single variant of, 1GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage. There is space for microSD card up to 32GB which makes it even more interesting.
To be fair, given its price you should not expect much performance from this phone. It can only play those low games and process at most 3 Apps at a time. So, we won’t advice you to use this phone for heavy tasks.
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This new phone is coming with dual rear camera. It will have an 8MP main camera and a 0.3MP depth sensor. We understand that its photo quality might not be as those in a flagship but it gets the job done.
Upfront, the comes with a 5 megapixel placed in a cut out at the middle of the screen. You can also enjoy those clear night photos and some AI features of the camera.
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Software and Battery
The phone run out of the box Android 10 on top iTels own UI. You also get a non removable 5000mAh battery without fast charge and wireless charge featured enabled. Charging the phone will be one task given its battery capacity. We have put together the full specifications of the iTel P36 below.
itel P36 Specifications
Technology: SM / CDMA/ HSPA
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE: No
5G Network: No
Download Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
Build: Glass front, glass back, plastic frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 16 Million colors
Size: 6.5 Inch, screen-to-body ratio 82.2% Of the phone body
Resolution: 720 x 1600 Pixels, ratio 19.5:9 (~ 272 ppi density)
Display Features: Scratch-resistant glass
OS (Operating System): Android 10
Chipset (Processor): UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E – Strictly manufacturing 32 Nm
CPU Details: Quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU: ARM Mali T820 MP1
Card Slot (SD Card): microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal Storage: 1GB RAM 16GB ROM
Dual Lenses: 8 MP(wide) + 0.3 MP (depth sensor)
Features: flash LED, panorama, HDR
Single Camera: 5 MP
3.5mm Jack: Yes
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Radio: FM Radio
USB: Micro USB 2.0
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear mounted), acceleration, convergence
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Games: Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
Price: About $80, N31,000 Naira
In all fairness, this phone is offering good value for the money. Well, that is actually the reason for producing this phone in the first place. You get to enjoy all the basic features of smartphones, latest software at a very cheap price.
The unofficial price of the iTel P36 is about $80, N31,000 Naira. While we await the official release and price come June, we hope the phone comes cheaper.
So, tell us what you think about this new phone from iTel. Is it a hit or a miss? Please use the comment section below to tell us what your thoughts are.