Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F: Affordable smartphones under N27,000 ($77)

Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F: Affordable smartphones under N27,000 ($77). Affordability is one of the key reasons why Phone brands like Tecno, Infinix, and iTel are very popular in Nigeria and Africa at large. iTel recently released a smartphone called iTel A32F with a fingerprint sensor for a reasonable price of $58 (N20,300). A device which the company tagged “fingerprint for everyone”. Not sure you’ll come across a smartphone with a fingerprint sensor at such price range.

iTel isn’t the only phone maker manufacturing affordable phones. Tecno is also very good at it, the Tecno W3 which was released around June 2016, is probably one of the cheapest Tecno smartphones still in the market right now. So can the new iTel A32F challenge one of Tecno best budget smartphone; the Tecno W3? Stay tuned as we compare the specs and features of both smartphones.

Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F – The Design

Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F
Tecno W3
Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F
iTel A32F

Since they’re budget smartphones, their design isn’t that premium. The iTel A32F features a front glass with metallic unibody while the Tecno W3 features a front glass with a plastic unibody. The Tecno W3 and iTel A32F come with large bezels at the top and bottom screen. Their bottom bezels house the three navigation buttons. We probably won’t blame the Tecno W3 for not features a bezel-less screen since it’s almost two years old. But the iTel A32F can take all the blame.

The iTel A32F features an antenna line at the top and bottom back. The top antenna line cut through the rear camera and LED flash. Both the iTel A32F and the Tecno W3 are available in Black and Gold body colors. While iTel A32F features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which iTel claims is super fast. The Tecno W3 doesn’t feature any biometric sensor.

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Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F – The Display

On the display of the iTel A32F is a 5.0 inch IPS LCD touchscreen, 69% screen-to-body ratio, 480 x 640 pixels resolution and 195 pixels per inch density. While the display of the Tecno W3 features a 5.0-inch FWVGA touchscreen, 480 x 854 pixels resolution and 196 pixels per inch density. The FWVGA touchscreen on the Tecno W3 is outdated now and its display won’t be as sharp and bright like the IPS LCD touchscreen on the iTel A32F.

Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F – The Camera

The specs so far look like iTel went to the past and created a Tecno W3 replica with some little tweaks. Both the Tecno W3 and iTel A32F features a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera with LED flash. The Tecno W3 features a rear dual-LED flash while the iTel A32F features a single rear LED flash.

Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F – Hardware and Software

Powering the Tecno W3 is MediaTek MT6582 chipset, Mali-400MP2 graphics processing unit and 4-core processor, which is clocked at 1.3GHz. While the iTel A32F comes with 4-cores processor clocked at 1.3GHz, MediaTek MT6737 chipset and ARM Mali-T720 MP2 graphics processing unit. The MediaTek MT6737 is like the improved version of the MT6582. So it’s a win for the iTel A32F in this department.

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Running on the Tecno W3 is Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HiOS skin, 1GB memory with 8GB internal storage. While the iTel A32F also runs on a 1GB memory with 8GB internal storage and then a better Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). Of course, the Tecno W3 isn’t a new smartphone. The 1GB memory shouldn’t have any issues running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. While iTel A32F had to make do with a stripped version of the Android 8.1 Oreo.

Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F – The Battery

The Tecno W3 features a removable Li-Po 2500 mAh battery while the iTel A32F features a non-removable Li-lon 2050 mAh battery. No fast battery charging technology for both the iTel A32F and Tecno W3.

Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F – The Price

The Tecno W3 is currently sold for about $76 (N26,500) while the iTel A32F is sold for about $58 (N20,300). Am not really a fan of the Android Go edition initiative. You’ll be limited to a lot of stuff on the smartphone. I would rather stick with the outdated Tecno W3 instead.

Tecno W3 VS iTel A32F Full Specs Comparison

Tecno W3iTel A32F
Dimensions and Weight143 x 72.4 x 8.65 mm. Weight: – g– . Weight: – g
Display5.0 inch ( – % screen-to-body ratio), 480 x 854 pixels with 196 PPI density and FWVGA capacitive touchscreen5.0 inch (69% screen-to-body ratio), 480 x 640 pixels with 195 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
MemoryRAM: 1GB. ROM: 8GB microSD, up to 32GB (dedicated slot)RAM: 1GB. ROM: 8GB microSD, up to 32GB (uses dedicated slot)
SoftwareAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
HardwareMediaTek MT6582 chipset with Quad-core 1.3GHz processorMediaTek MT6737 chipset with Quad-core 1.3GHz processor
Camera2MP front camera with LED flash + 5MP rear camera with dual-LED flash2MP front camera with LED flash + 5MP rear camera with LED flash
Connectivity2G/3G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS2G/3G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 2500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-lon 2050 mAh battery
Additional FeaturesFingerprint (rear-mounted)
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