Itel S16 – Redesigned for You?

Meet Itel brand new selfie-centric smartphone for 2020, the Itel S16. Just like every other Itel smartphone in the S series line up, the camera is often given maximum attention.

The Itel S16 is no doubt an affordable smartphone in Nigeria. Itelmobile played it simple and straight here. As compared to her predecessor, a little upgrade on the camera setup was done here.



The features here are to some extend above entry-level, there is nothing of much magnitude outside the camera features. Not forgetting the 4000mAh battery that is of great help too.

Itel S16 Key features

Announced: October, 2020
Display-size: 6.5inch LCD
Dimension: 166x75.9x8.3mm
Battery: 4000mAh
Face Unlock
RAM: 1GB
ROM: 16GB
MicroSD: up to 32GB
Rear Fingerprint
OS: Android 10
Selfie Camera: 8MP
Rear Camera: 8MP + 2MP + Depth Sensing

Itel S16 Price in Nigeria

The Itel S16 comes in Ice Crystal blue, cosmic shine and dazzles black colors. It is selling at an affordable price which is not official yet. It is available for purchase in online and offline stores in Nigeria.

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Design & Display

Oh yes! A little design upgrade came up, the Itel S16 has an 8.3mm slim body and a stylish looking body judging from her rear. The Ice crystal blue color kind of brought everything to life, you should probably select this color if you are buying one in Nigeria.

Speaking of display, the Itel S16 comes with a 6.5inch LCD screen with a 2.5D glass cover technology and waterdrop notch at the top. The display does come with a 720 x 1600p resolution which gives room for a pleasant view. The quality in general is pretty okay for the price.

Camera & Battery

In front, there is an 8MP AI front-facing camera that is centrally positioned at the top. At the back are three setups: an 8MP main for taking high-quality photos in any type of lighting, a 2MP macro camera for taking closer crisp photos and lastly a depth-sensing camera for stunning bokeh shots. The combination of the 3 is fantastic.

On the camera app are features like AI selfie 2.0, AI face beauty 3.0, AI portrait HDR, AI smile selfie and AI bokeh effect. And for battery, the Itel S16 comes with a 4000mAh battery which has an updated AI power Master that makes your battery 10% more effective than before.  With this, the full day can be yours in Nigeria.

Software & Specs

The Itel S16 comes with a pre-installed Android 10 OS. The User Interface looks very clean and simple. It wouldn’t take you long to get along with the ecosystem in Nigeria.

When it comes to numbers, there is a 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM which can simply be described as a storage configuration that is entry-level. The ROM can be upgraded with a microSD card, expansion can be jacked up to 32GB.  The RAM however remains unchanged.

Final Thoughts

The Itel S16 is a budget-friendly smartphone in Nigeria. The features here won’t interest you that much if you want from a smartphone in Nigeria. It is at this point I will say that the Itel S16 is not for all.

Considering the price it is officially selling at in Nigeria, the features does fit in. The 1GB RAM offer can be a major downside but we pretty much understand why this happened, the price for sure.

The Itel S16 is a solid pack for smartphone users who are not in any way into many things. In essence, it is designed for people who don’t do much with their smartphone in Nigeria. If that sounds like you, the Itel S16 should be on your shopping cart.




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