itel S15 / S15 Pro

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itel S15 Pro is a 4G LTE Android 9 Pie smartphone announced in June 2019. This cheap Android phone features a 6.1″ waterdrop display and has a 16MP selfie camera. At the back is an 8MP triple camera and it has 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

The S15 is a 3G Android Go Edition phone sporting 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, and dual rear camera. It was developed in partnership with Google and features Google Go apps, including the new Gallery Go.

Both itel S series smartphones have the same waterdrop notch LCD display. Perhaps to keep production costs down, itel Mobile has opted for a UNISOC chipset in both variants this time around. The question is, Are these phones any good and should you buy? We present you the complete specs below, followed by our recommendation and review ratings.

itel S15 Pro Specs and Features

Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE1(2100) / 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 20(800). S15 model has only 2G and 3G connectivity.
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 9 Pie. S15 runs Android 9 Pie Go Edition.
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itel S15 Pro has a beautiful design that catches the eye right away.

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 156.7 x 74.7 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 153g
  • Display: 6.1 inches, 1560 x 720 pixels HD+, IPS LCD screen with a waterdrop notch.
  • Colours: Gradation Dark Purple. S15 model comes in Black, Gradation Red, and Gradation Med Blue options.
  • Physical Build: Plastic.

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 1.6GHz Octa-core (S15 has1.3GHz Quad-core)
  • Processor Name: Unisoc Spreadtrum SC9863a
  • Graphics Processor:  IMG PowerVR Rogue GE8322
  • RAM: 2 GB (S15 model has 1 GB)
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB (S15 model has 16 GB)
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Rear Camera: 8MP + VGA + VGA triple lens camera, f2.2 Aperture, LED flash, video recording. S15 has 8MP + VGA dual camera.
  • Front-facing Camera: 16MP, f2.0 Aperture, AI Face Beauty 3.0, video capture.

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Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Sensors

  • Digital Compass: No.
  • Accelerometer: No.
  • Proximity Sensor: No.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: No.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): No.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: No.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS.
  • USB: microUSB v2.0; USB-OTG
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 3000mAh.
  • Battery Charging: 5V/1A Standard Charging
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Announced: July 2019.
  • Market Availability: August 25, 2019

itel S15 Pro Price and Availability

  • Country Availability: Nigeria. Kenya. Ghana. Uganda. Tanzania, and other countries where itel Mobile operates.
  • Price: In Nigeria, the S15 Pro has a recommended retail price of ₦29,500, while the S15 goes for ₦23,000. In Ghana, the S15 sells forGH₵ 395, while the Pro version is priced at around GH₵ 490.
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itel s15 pro is the most beautiful entry-level droid we have laid our eyes on.

Questions and Answers about itel S15 and Pro smartphones

What are the features of Itel S15?

The key features of the S15 are:

  • 6.1-inch, IPS LCD, display
  • Android 9.0 (Go edition) software
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage memory
  • 2G, 3G network support

Is itel S15 Pro a 4G phone?

Yes; the S15 Pro is a 4G LTE phone, but the itel S15 has 2G and 3G only.

Does itel S15 Pro have a fingerprint scanner?

Yes; both itel S15 and S15 Pro have a fingerprint reader.

Does itel S15 Pro have Gorilla Glass?

No; neither of the itel S15 models has Gorilla Glass protection. Adding Gorilla Glass would have sent the prices of these phones up a bit.

Does itel S15 Pro have quick charging?

No; neither itel S15 nor the Pro has quick charging technology.

What is the difference between Itel s15 and s15pro?

These two itel phone models share many similar features. The differentiating features include storage memory, RAM, software, and network support. The S15 has 16GB memory, 1 GB RAM, and is limited to 3G, while the Pro has 32GB storage, 2GB RAM, runs standard Android 9 OS, and supports 4G LTE networks.

Is itel S15 Pro available in Nigeria? How much does it sell in Nigeria?

The Pro model is available in Nigeria and costs only ₦29,500, while the S15 costs about ₦23,000.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

itel Mobile has been doing an amazing job at bringing modern features to cheap Android phones. The company has been able to successfully intergrate 4G LTE, waterdrop notch, and fingerprint scanner into its affordable Android phones, and now we are seeing a gradienmt paint job and triple camera configuration in an itel smartphone – all at under ₦30,000.

The itel S15 Pro has a list of features that make it a compelling purchase. It has appeared on the top 10 mobile phones list for 3 straight months after its release.

This is a dropdead gorgeous phone with a decent selfie camera and a triple camera setup on the back, as well as a fingerprint scanner and a decent battery. All together, that is a rare combination among entry level droids.

We have reviewed a unit (see our Review Rating section below) and are convinced that itel S15 Pro is a solid phone to buy for the price.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as MobilityArena may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

itel S15 Pro Review Rating

After reviewing the itel S15 Pro, we gave it a review rating of 4/5. Here is our itel S15 Pro review.

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19 comments

  1. itel S15 & S15 Pro are quite packed with necessary features for those people who are not looking for the ‘unnecessaries’. I was happy when I saw it’s coming with OTG. Beautiful! 💖 And thanks to itel for always making the prices of their entry-level phones very affordable. Looking forward to the launch of these phones.

  2. wow…. what a great upgraded product…. I can’t wait to see it… and use it …. but what is the actual price of that S15pro …

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