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.

Software

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

Itel S21 Full Phone Specifications

Itel S21 Review

General

Device Brand Itel
Model S21
Announced November, 2017
Released November, 2017
Status Available

Network

2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE 1800 / 850 / 2300 MHz, VoLTE
SIM Type n/a
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions
Weight 140g
Build Metal Unibody.
Colors Moonlight Silver, Elegant Black and Champagne Gold

Display

Display Type IPS LCD Display
Size 5.0 inches
Resolution FWVGA(854*480 pixels)
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 196ppi
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features Multitouch
Secondary Display No

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
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

MediaTek MTK6580M
Number of Processor Cores Quad-Core
CPU Speed 1.1GHz
GPU Mali-T860 MP1
1GB
Internal Storage 16GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor(rear mounted)

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.0
Infrared No
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type MicroUSB
USB On-the Go (OTG) No
GPS Yes
NFC No
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po
Capacity 2700mAh
Placement non-removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

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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