|itel S16 Quick Specs|
|itel S16 Pro Quick Specs|
|itel S16 Pro 4G Quick Specs|
itel S16 Specifications
Mobile 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: Pro 4G LTE variant only 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 8(900) / 38(2600) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
- 5G mobile network bands: No.
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
- Software / OS: Android 10 (Go Edition)
Design, Form Factor, Appearance
- Dimensions: 166 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: g
- Display: 6.5 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels, IPS LCD, waterdrop screen. S16 Pro and S16 Pro 4G have 6.6-inch, punch hole screens.
- Colours: Ice Crystal Blue. Cosmic Shine. Dazzle Black. Gradient Green (Pro models only). Gradient Purple (Pro models only).
- Physical Build: Plastic
Internal Hardware Specs
- Processor Type: 32-bit, 1.3 GHz Quad-core, Cortex-A7. S16 Pro 4G uses Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A55.
- Processor Name: Spreadtrum UniSoC SC7731E. S16 Pro uses UNISOC SC7731E too. S16 Pro 4G uses Spreadtrum UniSoC SC9863A – 4G LTE model.
- Graphics Processor: Mali T820 MP1 (used by S16 Pro too). S16 Pro 4G uses IMG PowerVR GE8322.
- RAM: 1 GB. S16 Pro and S16 Pro 4G have 2 GB RAM.
- Internal Storage: 16 GB. S16 Pro and Pro 4G have 32 GB storage.
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Photography, Video Recording
- Rear Triple Camera: 8 MP main lens + 2MP macro lens + depth sensor, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording. S16 Pro 4G has 13 MP main lens.
- Front-facing Camera: 8 MP, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture
Audio, Video Playback
- Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
- Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
- Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
- Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Digital Compass: No.
- Accelerometer: Yes.
- Proximity Sensor: Yes.
- 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: Yes; Google Assistant.
- Infra-red Sensor: No.
- Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- GPS: Yes, A-GPS
- USB: microUSB v2.0.
- NFC: No.
Miscellaneous Specs and Features
- Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 4000 mAh
- Battery Charging: 5W standard charging
- Wireless Charging: No.
- Reverse Charging: No.
- Model Version/Number: W6503 (S16 Pro).
Price and Launch Date
- Announced: September 2020
- Release Date: September 2020
- Country Availability: Nigeria. Ghana. Kenya. South Africa. Senegal. Tanzania. Cote D’Ivoire.
- itel S16 Price in Kenya: Ksh. 7,799.
- itel S16 Price in Nigeria: ₦30,700.
- itel S16 Pro Price in Nigeria: ₦35,000.
- itel S16 Pro 4G Price in Nigeria: ₦50,000.
Questions and Answers about itel S16 series
Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about itel S16 series.
Which phones make up the itel S16 series?
The itel S16 Series is made up of three (3) phones, as follows, with the following key differences:
- S16: the cheapest, supports 3G network, has 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, waterdrop screen
- S16 Pro: supports 3G network, has 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, HD+ punch hole screen
- S16 Pro 4G: the most expensive, supports 4G networks, has 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, HD+ punch hole display, higher spec’d main camera.
Is the S16 a 4G phone?
No; the S16 is not a 4G LTE phone, but the S16 Pro 4G variant is.
Does itel S16 have a fingerprint scanner?
Yes; all phones in the itel S16 series have a fingerprint reader.
Does itel S16 have Gorilla Glass?
No; the S16 does not have Gorilla Glass protection on its screen. None of the S16 series devices has Gorilla Glass protection.
Does the S16 have quick charging?
No; the S16 does not have quick charging technology. None of the S16 series devices has fast charging.
Will itel S16 work in the USA?
itel S16 series will work on GSM US carriers, like AT&T and T-Mobile, or their resellers (MetroPCS etc.) or MVNOs (Virgin Mobile, LycaMobile etc.). It is incompatible with CDMA carriers like Verizon, US Cellular, etc.
As always, we recommend that you make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on them.
MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict
The specifications of the itel S16 series suggest that these are smartphone that are good value for money. If you can stretch yourself, we heartily recommend that you buy at least the S16 Pro, because of the 2 GB RAM, which makes for much better performance.
The S16 Pro 4G is also sold in Asia as itel Vision 2.
Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is a 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 S16 Pro Hands-on Video
Mister Mobility gives us a close look at the S16 Pro in this hands-on video:
itel S16 Pro Phone Review Rating
Our first impressions of the S16 Pro are quite positive. It performs as is expected of an entry-level device with its specifications. Thanks to 2GB RAM, app launching and switching are not painful experiences. And 32GB internal storage is adequate.
General performance, including fingerprint unlocking, is good. Battery life is good too. We wish it had 4G though, but that is available on the S16 Pro 4G variant, if you really want that.
MobilityArena Rating: 4/5
Enjoy our itel S16 Pro hands-on and first impressions article.
itel S16 Pro Comparisons
If you are wondering what to expect from the S16 Pro compared to some other smartphones in the market, here are some comparison reviews pitting it against Infinix Hot 8, Hot 9, TECNO Spark 4, and itel P33 Plus:
- itel S16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 8
- itel S16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 9
- itel S16 Pro vs TECNO Spark 4
- itel S16 Pro vs itel P33 Plus
itel S16 Alternatives
If you want an alternative from another mobile brand, take a look at Samsung Galaxy A3 Core. It offers a smaller display, same RAM, same internal storage, plus 4G LTE.
Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and information on this page about the itel S16 series are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.