The iTel S18 is the latest device from one of the Transsion Holding companies which comes with commendable features including the new Android 12 and 5000mAh battery life.
iTel is set to launch the new S18 device under its S series lineup. This will come a year after the release of the ITel S17 which sports some ultra-modern features. The phone indeed sets a new standard for other midrangers as it flaunts the basic enticing features most especially when it comes to photography.
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iTel ‘S’ series is primarily known for its selfie prowess while maintaining the affordability that iTel phones are known for. However, the iTel S18 didn’t have many upgrades over last year’s S17 but quite considerable if you’re looking for a cheap phone with a good camera.
Meanwhile, the iTel S18 is a new device that can complete effortlessly in the mid-range market. Below are the S18 full review, battery capacity, camera performance, and current price in Nigeria.
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iTel S18 Review: Price in Nigeria and Release Date
The iTel S18 will start selling in the Nigerian market at ₦60,000 ($83). Subsequently, the iTel S18 will cost around 1,400 GHC in Ghana, and 16,700 KES in Kenya.
The iTel S18 is expected to be released and be available for purchase at the beginning of October 2022 in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and other countries.
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iTel S18 Key Specifications
- Display: 6.51-inch IPS LCD
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P22
- Front Camera: 8-megapixel
- Rear Camera: 16-megapixel 2-megapixel
- RAM: 2GB /4GB
- Storage: 32GB /64GB
- Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
- OS: Android 12 (Go Edition)
Design and Display
The iTel S18 has a total design overhaul, unlike its predecessor. It flaunts a fantastic design with a plastic body and glass up front.
Undoubtedly, it’s the best design we’ve seen on the iTel phone yet, but the teardrop notch upfront is a bit outdated for a 2022 device.
However, flipping through the back panel, you’ll be welcomed by two gigantic rear cameras that look like that of the latest Xiaomi 12.
Meanwhile, there’s a fingerprint scanner beside it in the middle. The “iTel” brand logo is boldly scripted on the left edge of the phone below the camera. Fortunately, you can choose to use the Face ID authentication method as a security alternative or backup.
The iTel S18 is richly blessed when it comes to port connection. The phone comes with a USB-2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and speaker grills all perfectly positioned on the lower edge of the phone. Meanwhile, on the right side are the power button and volume rockers while the opposite is occupied by the SIM tray which uses a shared slot with the SDcard.
The iTel S18 display didn’t have many changes. It comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen that’s showing in HD+ resolution (720 × 1600 pixels). However, the iTel S18 is big enough for watching movies and reading your favourite novels online.
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iTel S18 Review: Camera
The S18 camera according to the company is the first iTel’s vlog smartphone. It’s indeed the most upgraded feature of the iTel S18, especially the 8MP selfie camera. This is an amazing upgrade from iTel and delivers an unrivalled set pace in mid-range smartphones.
Moving to the back is an oval-shaped camera bump that houses the 16MP and 2MP rear cameras. Some of the features of the iTel S18 camera include the Bokeh effect, AI Face Beauty, Fast Short Video Shooting, One-Click Share, and many others.
Furthermore, you won’t be disappointed with the S18 camera as it’s primarily made for photography. It’s our pick for the best budget phone camera device.
Processor, Performance, and Software
Although iTel has improved the processor of the S18, it’s still below the average standard of a mid-range phone. The iTel S18 comes with MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which will be assisted by 4GB RAM. However, there are might be a lower 2GB version, but we’re not yet certain about that.
The S18 flaunts a 32GB /64GB ROM or built-in storage which is enough for your files and apps. Meanwhile, you can choose to upgrade it through the provided SDcard slot. Fortunately, day-to-day performance won’t be a problem for the S18. Basic games like Candy Crush, Temple Run or Spider-Man will play well on the phone, but you might experience frequent hanging on high-end games like PUGB, Call of Duty, etc.
Interestingly, iTel users can now enjoy the best smartphone customisation, thanks to the latest Android 12 OS. Although this is a Go Edition, it still introduces a lot of customisation options that come with the latest Google software.
iTel S18 Review: Battery Capacity
The iTel S18 comes with a 5000mAh battery life that allows you to enjoy your phone all day without connecting it to the charger. iTel claims you’re getting 7 hours of filming time, 30 hours of uninterrupted call, and 27 days standby time on the S18. This is among the best selling points of this smartphone which we’ll advise you to go for if you’re looking for a phone with a strong battery.
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iTel S18 Pre-order
Prior to its release, you can make a ₦5000 down payment and pre-order the iTel S18 in any Slot or 3C Hub store. Upon completion of your payment, you’ll get amazing gifts like iTel T1 Neo earbuds, a customized jersey, and a Bluetooth necklace.
However, you should know that this deal runs from the 13th to the 27th of September 2022.
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iTel S18 Full Specifications
- Brand: iTel
- Model: S18
- Release Date: Expected October 2022
- Operating System: Android 12 (Go Edition)
- Weight: 205g
- Colours: Gray, Blue, Green, Pink
- Touchscreen: YES
- Type: IPS LCD
- Display Size: 6.5-inch
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels.
- Dimensions: 164.8 x 76.1 x 8.5 mm
- Facelock Support: YES
- In-display fingerprint scanner: No
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22
- CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 2GB /4GB
- Inbuilt Storage: 32GB /64GB
- SD Card slot: Yes
- Rear Flash: LED Flashlight
- Rear Camera: 16-MP f/1.8, 2-MP f/2.4 (macro)
- Video: 720p
- Front Camera: 8-MP f/2.0 (wide)
- Front Flash: Yes
- Wi-Fi: YES
- Bluetooth: 4.2
- Radio: Yes
- USB: MicroUSB 2.0
- GPS: YES
- WLAN: YES
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Technology: GSM | HSPA | LTE
- 3G Support: Yes
- 4G /LTE Support: Yes
- 5G Support: No
- Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh
- Fast Charge: 10W
- Price in Nigeria: ₦60,000
- Price in Dollar: $83
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