itel S13 unboxing photos and quick hands-on review

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itel’s new baby stands out with its 13 megapixels selfie camera and FullView Display. Here are photos from our itel S13 unboxing and first impressions.

The S13 reminds us of the itel P32. How are they similar? They both have a FullView Display with same 5.5-inch screen size, they both run Android Oreo Go Edition, and they both have the same chipset, RAM and storage capacities. They also have the same 5MP + 5MP rear dual camera. Talk about similarities.

But they have a few differences, which we will discuss in our full review. For now, we unbox and pass along our first impressions.

itel S13 Specs

Before we proceed with our hands-on review, here is a quick run-down of the S13’s features:

  • Display: 5.5-inch, 18:9 ratio FullView display
  • Selfie camera: 13 megapixel with LED flash
  • Rear camera: dual 5 megapixels 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: 2,400 mAh, regular charging

The itel S13 full specs is available for you to go through.

itel S13 unboxing photos

The lovely Champagne box has a window that displays the back of the S13. The included unit is Bordeaux Red. Just below that window, you will find the words “Special Edition” engraved on the box. I had a moment there.

itel s13 unboxing closed box hands-on review

Opening the box, we were greeted with this view:
itel s13 unboxing stage 1

A close-up photo of the S13 in the box.
itel s13 photo in box

The itel S13 packaging managed to surprise me at the next stage:
itel s13 unboxing box open mirror
I wasn’t expecting a mirror in a smartphone’s sales box, but here it is.

The contents of the box include the phone itself, transparent protective case, removable battery, 3.5mm headset, as well as USB cable and wall charger.

itel S13 hands-on review

Away from the itel S13 unboxing now, what is the phone itself like?

This budget phone is quite appealing to the eye and the plastic build has a nice brushed metal feel in the hand. The phone feels well put together as well.

There is a 13 megapixel selfie camera in front, and a dual camera at the back with two 5 megapixels lenses. The fingerprint scanner is at the back too. The loudpeaker grille is near the bottom edge of the phone.

We showed the S13 to a few people here at the office block and got very nice feedback. Everyone oooh-ed and aaah-ed at it, especially when they heard the price. At a recommended retail price of N23,800, the itel S13 is a bargain.

The S13 reminds us of the P32 in a lot of ways, all of them good. And we are absolutely crazy about the P32. See our itel P32 hands-on review and iTel P32 review.

Our full review will follow shortly, so stick around.

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Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

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