Itel S16, S16 Pro, S16 Pro 4G

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itel S16 Quick Specs
  • OS: Android 10.
  • Release date: September 2020.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G.
  • Display: 6.5-inch, 480×960 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Unisoc SC7731E quad-core
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 8 MP triple
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • Battery: 4000 mAh.
  • Phone Status: Official.
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itel S16 Pro Quick Specs
  • OS: Android 10.
  • Release date: September 2020.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G.
  • Display: 6.6-inch, 720 x 1600 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Unisoc SC7731E quad-core
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 13 MP triple
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB
  • Battery: 4000 mAh.
  • Phone Status: Official.
itel S16 Pro 4G Quick Specs
  • OS: Android 10.
  • Release date: September 2020.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G.
  • Display: 6.6-inch, 720 x 1600 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Spreadtrum UniSoC SC9863A Octa-core
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 13 MP triple
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB
  • Battery: 4000 mAh.
  • Phone Status: Official.

Itel S16 Specs, Specifications, Features, Photos

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, 480 x 960 pixels, IPS LCD screen. S16 Pro and S16 Pro 4G have 6.6″ and 720 x 1600 pixels.
  • Colours: Ice Crystal Blue. Gradient Green. Gradient Purple. Cosmic Shine. Dazzle Black.
  • Physical Build: Plastic

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Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 64-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 Camera: 8 MP camera, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording. S16 Pro and Pro 4G have 13 MP triple camera.
  • Front-facing Camera: 8 MP, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps 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 speaker
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

  • 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.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • 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: N/A.

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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: Ksh. 7,799 in Kenya. ₦30,700 in Nigeria.
  • S16 Pro Price: ₦35,000 in Nigeria.
  • S16 Pro 4G LTE Price: ₦49,000 in Nigeria.
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itel S16 - Ice Crystal Blue

Questions and Answers about itel S16 series

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about itel S16 series.

Is itel 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.

Does itel S16 have quick charging?

No; the S16 does not have quick charging technology.

Will itel S16 work in USA?

itel S16 series have limited network support across various US carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Cricket, Boost Mobile, H2O Wireless, Ting, US Cellular, Lyca Mobile, PureTalk, Consumer Cellular, Ultra Mobile, Straight Talk, Red Pocket Mobile, Jolt, Airvoice Wireless, and Google Fi. What this means that some bands are supported, while others are not. You will have to make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on them.

What is the price of itel S16? How much does it sell for?

itel S16 costs Ksh. 7,799 in Kenya. The price in Nigeria is ₦30,700.

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.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Not available.

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Phone Review Rating

We are yet to review the itel S16 series and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

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 are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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18 comments

  1. The ram and Rom just disqualified this phones🤦 so disappointing …..imagine my S15PRO selfie camera is 16mp now this one is 8mp🤦🤦🤦 increase your ram and Rom for the 4g version and we buy

  2. Guy note that the megapixal in a cameral does not mean anything so the fact that itel s15 series came with 16mp does not mean that is good than the 8megapixal on the itel s16 series.
    So also note that The s15 came with 2.0 with 16mp but the s16 seriescame with 3.0 with 8mp.
    So the s16 series selfie came is better.

  3. I am a photographer so I deal mostly with camera and rom and ram including battery, the rest is non of my business. So therefore, increase the ram, rom, cameras for both the back and front and the battery to 500 or probably 600 if possible and I will gladly order for as many as possible. Thank you

  4. There’s no point talking down on this product. For all I know, itel has revved up the series in its brand and it is worth checking out from what I read on this beautiful review.

  5. Some of the products in these series still leaves much to be desired. itel should look into it if they really intend to get ahead of other competitors in the market.

  6. Hey guys, this product is actually good. You just don’t hold new products to the same standards you’ve gotten used to while using different brand of phones. This is a chance to explore the offers by these tech markets, and I for one have found itel s16 to be satisfactory.

  7. Itel phones naw a very good and easy to purchase, buh d part that does not suit is dey have no increase in ram and ROM imagine hw can dey bring out S16 and still cums wit 2Gb ram and 32Gb ROM plz itel u guys shud try and increase ur ROM and ram, if not we go leave una phones buy tecno and d rest. Thank u.

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