The iTel S13 is a budget 3G smartphone with a FullView display, fingerprint scanner, and a rear dual camera. It is the successor to the itel S12.
As did its predecessors, the S13 targets the hip, young crowd who cannot afford more expensive camera phones. It has a dual 5MP + 5MP camera at the back and the selfie camera is rated at 13 megapixels. So, this is looking like a selfie phone.
The iTel S13 has only 8GB internal storage for your pictures, videos, and other files. Of course, it is a budget smartphone, so this is no issue. The good news is that you can use a memory card with it so you have more storage space.
Because the itel S13 runs Android Go Edition, which optimizes performance for low-end devices, you can expect fairly good performance compared to competing devices that run the regular version of Android OS. Pre-installed apps include: Google Assistant Go, Google Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, and Gmail Go.
The small capacity battery gives cause for concern, but then it should provide fairly reasonable battery life if you do not push the phone too hard.
The dual camera at the back of the itel S13 is a point of interest. The dual cam is accompanied by dual LED flash as well. It isn’t every day that one runs into a budget smartphone with a dual camera. iTel is pushing the boundaries though and other manufacturers are beginning to rise up to the occasion as well.
In all the S13 is an interesting package that comes at an affordable price point. We have the specifications and features detailed in the section below.
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iTel S13 Specs and Features
Wireless Network and Software
- GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
- 3G: HSDPA 2100
- 4G: No
- SIM Type: Dual microSIM
- OS: Android 8.1 (Go Edition)
- Dimensions: mm
- Display: 5.5 inches, 480 x 960 pixels, IPS display
- Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Proximity
- Colours: Champagne Gold, Elegant Black, City Blue
- Processor Type: Quad-Core 1.3 GHz, Cortex A7
- Processor Name: Mediatek MT6580
- Graphics Processor: Mali-400 MP
- RAM: 1 GB
- Internal Storage: 8 GB
- External Storage: MicroSD card up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Photography and Video Recording
- Rear: Dual 5MP + 5MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash
- Video recording: Yes
- Front-facing: 13 megapixel camera with LED flash
- Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
- Loudspeaker: Mono
- Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
- FM Radio: Yes
- Bluetooth: v4.0
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- GPS: Yes
- USB: microUSB v2.0
- Charging: Regular
- Battery: Lithium-Ion 2,400 mAh
- Announcement: September 13, 2018
- Availability: September 2018
- iTel S13 Price: NGN 24,000 in Nigeria; UGX290,000 in Uganda
Where To Buy iTel S13?
You will find S13 to buy in retail stores, as well as on online stores in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Egypt, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, and Rwanda. Some of those stores will provide shipping to you anywhere in their countries of operation.
itel Mobile is Africa’s biggest mobile phone brand (source), largely thanks to its feature phones.
Do not forget to read our itel S13 unboxing and first impressions.
We also got our hands on a unit, courtesy of iTel Mobile Nigeria and have reviewed it. Do take the time to read our S13 review.
Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.