Itel S13

Itel S13 is undoubtedly a successor to the itel S12 device that was unveiled during the itel’s 10th year anniversary. The new S13 has a bigger screen, a better resolution, better camera and overall design compared to it’s predecessor. It seems to be a worthy upgrade going by what the spec sheet reads.

With all the upgrades in major aspects of the itel S13 smartphone, There are still some similarities between the device and the S12; they both have the same battery capacity, RAM and the same Quad-core processor on in the inside. Let’s glance through it’s key specs before further details.

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Itel S13 Key Specs

  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Android Go
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 4G LTE: NO
  • Screen Size : 5.5 Inches LCD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 480 x 960 pixels (282 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Quad-core 1.3 GHz, Mediatek MT6580 Chipset
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 8GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 5MP + 5MP dual cameras & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 13MP front camera with LED flash
  • Battery: 2,400 mAh

Itel S13 Features Overview

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The Itel S13 sports a 5.5 inches screen with its display resolution counting at 480 by 9600 pixels. It has a 282 pixels Per-square Inch (PPI). For a better viewing experience, the device also features the 18:9 aspect ratio.

The phablet-sized Android phone from Itel features the Android 8.1 Oreo with the Android Go program that promises more innovative and sleek user experience, this gives the S13 an edge over the S12 device that came with Android 7.1 Nougat. On-board storage space is 8GB and it can be expanded with a micro SD card to 32GB if more storage space is required buy the buyer.

Itel S13 hosts a MediaTek MT6580 chipset on board, it carries a Quad-core 1.3 GHz  processor, It’s 1GB RAM capacity might be considered to little for gamers and heavy phone users.

itel s13 cameras

Primary camera of the device use a combination of two 5-megapixel shutters, there is a provisional LED flash quality picture output in low light conditions. A literally better 13-megapixel camera sits up front with its own soft LED flash for selfies.

4G network option is absent in the new Itel S13 and that might be a slight drawback. That not withstanding, the device is dual micro SIM enabled with dual standby option. It houses a 2,400 mAh battery that might seem a little not-good for a device with that screen size.

Itel S13 has a plastic finishing at the back, there are three color variants of the device in question which includes; Champagne Gold, Bordeaux Red and Black colors. The back is smoothly finished for more comfortable handling of the device.

itel s13 colors

Itel S13 Price and Availability

The Itel S13 price ranges from 28,000 naira to 30,000 naira (about 90 USD) which is very okay when you consider what the device has in store for it’s prospective buyers (price may vary with your region in the country). You can check it’s availability of the device through Jumia online stores below.

Where to buy The Itel S13

From Jumia Nigeria – Click Here
From Jumia Kenya – Click Here

Other Phones to Consider

When considering best alternatives for Itel S13, the A31 will be a great alternative especially for its lower price tag and more up-to-date Android version. Some other Itel phones like the Itel P51, Itel P32 and Itel S31, are also good mid-range android phones with good features and approachable price tags.

Considering phones from other brands, Infinix has a great lineup of budget friendly phones Like the Infinix Smart that runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Infinix Hot 5 and Tecno F3 Pro will also make great alternatives as well as the Leagoo KIICAA Power.

If want to consider bigger phones with slightly bigger price tags, you’ll be looking at the likes of Tecno Spark 2, Infinix Note 5 Stylus, Leagoo T5c and the Nokia 7 device.

Itel S13 Detailed Specs

2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz)
4G Network  NO
SIM Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)
Status Available: September 2018
Dimensions –  x  x  mm
– Weight: g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Champagne Gold, Bordeaux Red and Black colors
Cover Plastic
Type LCD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
Size 5.5 inches, 480 x 960 pixels, 282 Pixels Per-square Inch
Memory And OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 32GB
Internal 8GB
OS Android 8.1 Oreo with Android Go
Processors – Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 CPU
– Mediatek MT6580 chipset
– Mali GPU
Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, Mono loud speaker
Audio port 3.5mm jack
2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 4.0, A2DP
USB micro-USB 2.0
Primary – 5 MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, autofocus, single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 13MP Camera with LED flash
Capacity 2,400 mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-by Up to 25 hours
Talk time Up to 140 hours
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass and Light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Price level About 28,000 naira – 30,000 naira (90 USD)

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