Itel P32 has been a surprise to us. To start with, the product packaging was clearly designed to wow the mind of the buyer, and

itel P32 hands-on review: Surprise, Surprise!

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Itel P32 has been a surprise to us. To start with, the product packaging was clearly designed to wow the mind of the buyer, and it succeeded with us. It had us wondering what was actually inside the box for the packaging to have been that way. Our itel P32 hands-on review is here and gives you photos and our first impressions of this interesting mobile device.

itel p32 box

itel p32 box side

itel P32 Key Specs

Before we proceed with our hands-on review, here is a quick run-down of the P32’s specifications:

  • Body: Very well designed and put together
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1,080 x 2,340 resolution, 18:9 ratio display
  • Rear camera: dual 5 megapixels with LED flash
  • Front camera: 5 megapixel with LED flash
  • Software: Android 8.1 Go Edition
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6580M
  • RAM: 1 GB of RAM
  • Memory: 8 GB storage; microSD slot up 32GB
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh, regular charging

You may want to go through the itel P32 full specifications if you are yet to see them.

i-tel P32 Unboxing

What was in the P32’s box? We will let the pictures do most of the talking here:
itel p32 unboxing open

itel p32 unboxing

Included accessories are: 3.5mm headset, USB cable, charging port, snap-on protective case, and documentation.

itel P32 hands-on review: First Impressions

itel p32 hands-on review design bottom edge

The itel P32 has a FullView display and is so slim and compact that it does not feel/look like there is a 4,000mAh battery in it. This is a beautiful phone.

It doesn’t look or feel like the display is 5.5 inches. Itel Mobile really pulled this off. Side by side the 5.2-inch Lumia, the itel P32 is the more compact device. When was the last time you saw a budget smartphone with a 5.5-inch screen and 4000mAh battery in a handy form?

Lest I forget, there is a rear fingerprint scanner and rear dual camera on board as well.

What is really striking is how this budget smartphone that costs N26,500 feels like a N40,000 product. The plastic used is top notch quality with a distinct ceramic-like texture. itel’s designers put a lot of attention into crafting this device. And it all feels well put together.

Just a few months ago, all these features could not be found together in a phone that costs N26,500. That is what makes itel P32 ground-breaking. In our itel A32F review, we mentioned how a fingerprint scanner on a phone at that price was novel, but itel Mobile have outdone even that with the P32.

As a matter of fact, the P32 can be described as the premium version of the A32F.

itel p32 hands-on review rear dual camera

itel P32 hands-on review: Does It Have 4G?

If there is anything I wish the itel P32 has, that would be 4G LTE. The itel P32 is a 3G smartphone. The darned intriguing budget smartphone is so good that all I am wanting is faster internet. Perhaps itel Mobile has an LTE version waiting in the wings?

itel P32 hands-on review: Last Thoughts

These are our itel P32 first impressions. It is a budget smartphone that has won our hearts in the number of days it has spent with us. I am currently using it on a day-to-day basis with over 80 apps installed. How is it holding up? You will have to wait for our full review to find out.

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