The Itel S15 introduces a new design and improved camera hardware to Itel’s line up of smartphones. It is a smartphone that is certainly going to appeal to a lot of Itel fans, as well as enthusiasts that desire a low-budget smartphone. In this article, we explore the Itel S15 specs and price, helping you make your purchase decision.
Where to Buy Itel S15
Itel S15 Key Specs & Features
- 6.1-inch, IPS LCD display, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie, Go edition)
- 1GB RAM
- Quad-core Spreadtrum Unisoc SC7731E Processor
- 16GB built-in storage and supports memory card up to 128GB
- 8MP + 8MP Dual Rear Camera and 16MP Front camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3000mAh non-removable Li-ion Battery
The Design and Display
The Itel S15 features a design that befits a low-cost smartphone. It features a basic design with no bells and whistles. Despite looking a bit off the grid, there is a noticeable attempt to meet up with the latest trend of mobile phones.
A committed Itel fan that has used a couple of Itel smartphones, will definitely find the design of the cell phone appealing, as it is a deviation from what we are used to seeing on Itel smartphones.
The Itel S15 as you might have rightly guessed, has a plastic build. There is plastic on the rear, as well as on the frame.
On the rear of this smartphone, you will find a dual-camera setup, a camera flash, a fingerprint sensor, and the Itel branding. Please note that this plastic cover can be removed, to gain access to SIM-cards, SD-cards and lots more.
Upfront on the Itel S15, there is a notched 6.1-inch IPS LCD display, with a screen resolution of 1440 X 720 pixels and a screen density of 282 ppi. Surrounding this display is a chunk of bezels.
The handset comes in three color variants. These color variants include black, Gradation red and Gradation Med blue.
Although cameras on the Itel S15 may not be top-notch or anything to get excited about, comparing these cameras with cameras on smartphones manufactured by Itel before now, shows great improvement, it shows that Itel has stepped up their game.
It features one of the biggest camera sensors on any Itel phone. Itel is assuring its fans of improved photos from the selfie camera and the rear camera.
The Itel S15 features a dual-camera setup on the rear, featuring an 8MP primary camera and an 8MP secondary camera. This camera system, lets you take photos in HDR, panorama and also take photos using beauty mode. You can also shoot 720p videos at 30fps with this camera setup.
For selfies, the handset features a whopping 16MP camera sensor. This camera lets you take photos using Ai beauty mode and also shoot 720p videos at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The design and cameras may have shown improvement in the Itel series of smartphones, but hardware specs still carry on the heritage of Itel mobile Phones. The Itel S15 continues the heritage of low-cost phones featuring specs that only favors basic tasks.
Comparing the hardware specs sheet of the Itel S15 with most Itel smartphones, you will discover that despite looking different physically, the cell phone is a very familiar smartphone internally. This was done to keep the smartphone in the same budget circle with other Itel Smartphones.
The Itel S15 features a Quad-core Spreadtrum Unisoc SC7731E Processor, clocked at 1.3GHz. A processor of this kind is only able to perform the bask task you would use would perform on your Android device.
Paired with the processor, is 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, with up to 128GB for Micro-SD expansion. The Itel S15 also features a 3000mAh battery, There isn’t any quick charge mechanism here.
On the software side, the Itel S15 runs the Itel user interface on top of Android 9 Pie Go edition. Being a smartphone with low-end specs, The Android Go Edition will help reduce hardware requirements in running power-intensive apps. Apps featured here are watered versions of the original apps.
The Itel S15 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB 2.0 port, and BlueTooth 4.2 connectivity. Please note that this device doesn’t feature NFC.
Still, on features that are absent, the Itel S15 doesn’t have support for 4G connectivity. It supports 3G network connectivity for all major networks in Nigeria including MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel, and Glo Mobile.
Itel S15 Price and Availability
The Itel S15 Price in Nigeria is around 30,150 Naira, which is about 60.78 dollars. Comparing this price with the prices of most Itel phones like the Itel A55, you would observe that the Itel S15 doesn’t stray too far from the budget circle.
The Itel S15 is currently on sale and can be purchased from retail stores in Nigeria, as well as online retail stores that ship to your region.
Itel S15 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Itel S15:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie, Go edition)
- Processor: Quad-core Spreadtrum Unisoc SC7731E
- GPU: PowerVR Rogue GE8322
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Colours: black, Gradation red and Gradation Med blue
- Dimension: 156.7 x 74.7 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 153g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.1-inch IPS LCD, 1440 X 720 (282 ppi)
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 8MP (Primary) f/2.2 + 8MP (Secondary) F/2.2 Camera
- Rear Camera Features: HDR, Panorama, Geo-tagging, Digital Zoom, Touch focus, 720p @ 30fps
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, Face Unlock, Face Beauty, HDR
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 128GB microSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: No
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: No
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3000 mAh Non-removable Li-ion Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No