Itel S21 Review

Itel has launched a selfie-centric budget-friendly smartphone in India. The Itel S21 is Itel’s cheapest smartphone with dual cameras (both at the front), going for an affordable price with reasonable specs to fit.

Itel S21 Specifications, Review and Highlights

Itel S21 Dual Selfie cameras

Display

The device flaunts a 5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with FWVGA (854 * 480 pixels) resolution. The display supports 16M colors delivering the ideal colors with accuracy is equipped with multi-touch support.

Design

The metal body design it sports has a premium feel to it with its well rounded edges and light build making it very comfortable on the palm. The device sports a rear mounted fingerprint sensor that performs functions ranging from clicking photos, responding to calls, torch activation and others.

Storage & Processor

The Itel S21 is equipped with a quad-core MediaTek MT6580M processor running at 1.1GHz combined with Mali T860 MP1 GPU to complete the chipset. It comes with 1GB of RAM with a 16GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD.

Camera

The smartphone flaunts an 8MP rear camera with LED flash which is ideal for snapping even in low-light conditions. The selfie-centric S21 sports a 5MP+2MP front camera setup with a 120 degrees panoramic field view for perfect group selfies.

Battery & Connectivity

The Itel S21 is backed by a 2700mAh non-removable battery. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, FM Radio, VoLTE, Dual SIM slots.

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Software

The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box.

Itel S21 Full Phone Specifications

Itel S21 Review

General

Device BrandItel
ModelS21
AnnouncedNovember, 2017
ReleasedNovember, 2017
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 900 / 1800 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE 1800 / 850 / 2300 MHz, VoLTE
SIM Typen/a
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GLTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions
Weight140g
BuildMetal Unibody.
ColorsMoonlight Silver, Elegant Black and Champagne Gold

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Display
Size5.0 inches
ResolutionFWVGA(854*480 pixels)
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density196ppi
Touch ScreenYes
Protectionn/a
FeaturesMultitouch
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

8MP camera
LED Flash
720p @30FPS
Autofocus, face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom
  • Rear camera: Yes
  • Front camera: No
5MP+2MP
120 degree panoramic view

Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

MediaTek MTK6580M
Number of Processor CoresQuad-Core
CPU Speed1.1GHz
GPUMali-T860 MP1
1GB
Internal Storage16GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor(rear mounted)
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Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.0
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeMicroUSB
USB On-the Go (OTG)No
GPSYes
NFCNo
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Po
Capacity2700mAh
Placementnon-removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Yes, AAC, AMR, WMA, MP3, WAV, MIDI
Yes, WMV, MP4, FLAV, xVID, AVI
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV, Polyphonic, MIDI, AMR
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Itel S21 in India & China

The Itel S21 was launched in India and is available at an affordable price of Rs. 5999 in Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold and Elegant back colors. It costs around N27,000 in Nigeria.

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