itel S42 with 3GB RAM and Bezel-less Display: Review, Specs and Price

itel S42: Review

itel S42 was launched in India earlier this week, a budget friendly smartphone with midrange specs and an update to the S41 smartphone. This is itel’s first smartphone with 3GB RAM, Snapdragon chip and the trending bezel-less display.

The smartphone dishes out an 18:9 aspect ratio, making it very appealing for potential customers. itel is known for making affordable phones, so even with its quality features, it still retails for a giveaway price. Without further ado, meet the itel S42.

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Design

itel S42

itel sure loves their plastic covers and won’t be departing from it anytime soon. But this device looks more classy and sleek than their previous smartphones. The rear camera and LED flash are in a vertical position at the top left corner dishing out an iPhone X kinda vibe.

The rear fingerprint scanner is in its usual position as well, the device sports dual antenna lines which beautifies the rear. There’s a 3.5 mm jack on top, a usb port and loudspeakers at the bottom. It measures 8.25 mm in thickness and was launched in Black color, no words yet if other colors would be rolled out as well.

Display

itel S42

Finally, itel has followed the footsteps of its sister company, Tecno and Infinix. The S42 has major reduction in bezels, dishing out an 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen might not be as impressive as the Camon CM and Hot S3, but we have to give it to the budget smartphone maker.

itel S42

The top bezel houses the usual features including a front LED flash, while the bottom bezel is obviously vacant. The 5.65-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is pretty standard. Boasting of 720 x 1440 pixels in resolution and 285 pixel per inch density for clear visuals.

Hardware and Software

Houses the Snapdragon 425 chip, making it the first itel smartphone to ship with Qualcomm’s chip. It has a quad-core processor alongside 64-bit CPU architecture. The 4-cores of processor clocks at 1.4GHz and has a 28nm process technology for a smooth ride. In the graphics department, the Qualcomm Adreno 504 is totally in charge.

There’s a bigger 3GB RAM space available here for smooth multitasking of heavy apps. The RAM has a memory speed of 667MHz, while for storage, 16GB is available as well. You can upgrade up to 128GB with a memory card, while the phone runs smoothly on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Camera

For photography, there’s a crystal clear 13MP rear shooter with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. There’s another 13MP selfie camera at the top bezel with f/2.2 aperture as well. The selfie camera comes with a dedicated LED flash for night selfies and video calls. According to itel, the 13MP selfie camera takes the best selfies even in low light environment.

Battery

Powering the itel S42 is a 3000mAh removable Li-Ion battery with no fast charging technology. Without the fast charging feature, it might take more than 2 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.

 

itel S42 Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model itel S42
Announced March, 2018
Released March, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Plastic
Dimensions 153 x 73.55 x 8.25 mm
Weight
Protection Yes
Colours Black

Display

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.65-inch
Resolution 720 x 1440 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 285ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No

Camera

13MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, LED
13MP with LED

Software

Android 8.0 Oreo
Modified
Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
CPU Quad-Core 1.4GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 504
3GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Yes, up to 128GB

Fingerprint (Rear)
Proximity
Accelerometer
Ambient Light

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
Facial Recognition No
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3000mAh
Placement Removable
Fast Charging No
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes

Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is itel S42 Price and Availability Status?

The itel S42 is available on Shopping stores starting from $119 (N40,000) to $149 (N50,000). Click on the links above to view the latest itel S42 price & availability.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Wow! Itel too don dey vex to dey produce excellent phone too! Nice phone from itel mobile at least itel.is now improving the itel s32 has a very nice design with dual camera for Selfie and this itel s42 is the king of itel smartphone with 3GB

  2. the Itel S42 is a new-age budget smartphone with a tall form factor, thin-bezel design and a big screen. At the given price point, ■ Smartphones with a metal back are no big deal these days, even in the budget segment. Itel has given the back panel a slightly different spiral design pattern. It gives the back a shiny appearance and a little bit of style quotient to the S42.

  3. The smartphone scores low on performance for me, which is a crucial factor to consider while buying a smartphone. Though Itel S42 comes with a good camera and design.

  4. It also slows down while you’re working with multiple tabs open and also facing app crash on more than one instance.

  5. Another thing I noticed was that in YouTube, the pinch to zoom feature did not work, which is used to expand videos to fit them for 18:9 displays. I’m not sure what happened in this case..

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