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Vivo V5 Lite – Specifications And Price In Nigeria And Kenya

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Chinese OEM, Vivo just released the V5 Lite, which is the third model in the V5 family.

It’s going to be the cheapest V5 you can buy, as it will cost just $150.

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The V5 Lite doesn’t come with the specs of the V5 plus – the unique dual front camera arrangement, but it still keep the “selfie softlight” flash for its 16 MP f/2.0 shooter. The rear camera is packs a 13 MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture, and an LED flash.

This device is powered by a 64-bit octa-core processor, and 3GB of RAM. For storage, you have 32GB expandable via microSD. It sports a 5.5-inch 720p display , with an impressive 3,000 mAh battery keeps things running. The phone runs on Funtouch OS 3.0 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Unfortunately, there’s no finger print sensor.
It also supports dual sim functionality and 4G support,

Pricing

Nigeria – N47, 000-N53,500
Kenya – 15000 KSH – 20,750 KSH

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst

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Meet The Tecno Spark 2 “A Premium Budget Smartphone” – Full Review, Specifications And Price

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Tecno released the Spark 2 which is the next smartphone in its Spark lineup and this device comes with  features that will make you mistake it for a Flagship device. I previously wrote a first impressions post about it here –
https://www.naijatechguy.com/2018/07/meet-tecnos-spark-2-and-what-happened.html.

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This is one of the best Tecno phones I have seen this year and considering the fact that it’s not an expensive device I feel the Spark 2 has all it takes to be a Flagship device , the only thing that changes that is the RAM. I spent two weeks with the device – Here’s my review video below –

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O.S , DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The Tecno Spark 2 runs on HiOS 3.3.0 on Android 8.1.0 Oreo (Go Edition). The bezels are very slim and Tecno actually did a pretty good job on the design and gives the back a plastic finish which is more of a fingerprint magnet so I recommend you use the device with the plastic casing that comes with it. The UI is awesome and I never experienced any lagging on the device thanks to the Android  Go OS. The display is an impressive 6″ Display with an 18:9 aspect ratio so you can get an immersive experience while watching movies or gaming.
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The thing I don’t like about the device is the HiOS launcher that comes with it. It’s pretty difficult to navigate through and I hope Tecno can make improvements on the launcher but until then the best option is to install a third party launcher on the device.

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Also the colors are nice and does not look over saturated, the white balance is great as well. Like all Android Go smartphones you still have the optimized lightweight Google apps – Maps Go , Gmail Go, YouTube Go , Google Go and my personal favorite Assistant Go. There’s also an Eye care feature that prevents eye strain while using your smartphone. The Spark 2 also supports portrait mode.

An interesting design change here is the headphone jack. Tecno may just have kicked off the future of headphone jacks by moving it to the bottom of the device. This move will actually make your headphones last longer. It’s an awesome move by Tecno although it will take a bit of getting used to.


PERFORMANCE

When it comes to performance the Tecno Spark 2 is one smartphone that definitely makes use of the small resources it has and maximizes it to the fullest. The Tecno Spark 2  is powered by an impressive 3500mAh non removable battery.
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 The battery lasts for 18 hours on constant use and the only thing I don’t really like is the time it takes to go from 0-100% (about 4 hours). It could get frustrating at times. The Xcharge feature shows on the device while charging but I won’t say it’s a fast charge feature because of the time it takes to charge .Apart from that performance is pretty solid.
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I played Asphalt 8 for 1 hour and  only 13% went off the initial battery percentage. The device doesn’t over heat normally but extended gameplay can make it start feeling a bit warm. .
The Tecno Spark 2 is powered by a MediaTek Quadcore chipset clocked at 1.3GHz.  It also comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. To enjoy more space on the phone I suggest you get an SD Card.

CAMERA

Whenever I think of the Tecno Spark 2’s camera I feel like this –
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That’s because one of the selling points of the Tecno Spark 2 is the camera. You get an 8MP front camera that is accompanied by a dual LED flash and a 13MP rear camera that is accompanied by a ring LED flash.So both the front and back camera take quality picture. With that taking pictures at night is also awesome as there are different modes on the camera.
. Here are a couple of shots I took on the Tecno Spark 2 –
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NETWORK ,BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

The Sim slot is placed on the left hand side of the device and you have to bring it out using the sim ejector tool. Both sim slots are Nano.
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There’s support for WCDMA,HSPDA and GSM. 
Coming to the battery , It packs in  a massive 3500 mah battery and can last up to 2 days on normal use. It takes about 4hrs to get full from 0%. The good part is that the OS it runs on is optimized for both data saving and battery saving so the battery may actually last more than those of other devices with the same capacity running on older android versions
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SECURITY


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Another awesome feature on the Tecno Spark 2 is the Face ID feature. This allows you unlock your phone by just looking at your phone without using the fingerprint security or a PIN. I really love this feature as it makes unlocking the device seamless and easy. In case you are wondering how it works at night , It allows you turn on your front flash so it can easily identify your face even in the darkest places.
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Also the fingerprint scanner does a really good job. It has a finger print scanner that unlocks within 0.1 seconds and it’s accuracy is top notch. You can add up to five finger prints, so if you wish to add all of your fingers you can do that easily. The fingerprint is combined with the standard security as a secondary layer of security .(PIN, Password, Pattern).

PRICING

The Tecno Spark 2 Costs N34,700 
Here’s a quick recap of the specifications of this device –
Network Properties
2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G: No
Data Speed: HSPA
SIM Type -Dual SIM
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) + HiOS 3.3.0
Display
Type: IPS LCD display
Size: 6 inches
Resolution: –
Multitouch: Yes
Hardware
Chipset: Mediatek MTK
CPU: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: ARM Mali
RAM: 1GB
Internal Storage: 16GB
External Storage: microSD

Cameras
Rear: dual  13 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash
Video recording: Yes
Front-facing: 8 megapixels
Multimedia
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes
Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.0
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0
Miscellaneous
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser: HTML
Document viewer
Photo/video editor
Battery
Charging: Regular
Battery Type and Capacity: Li-po 3500mAh

So , let me know what you think about this device ? Is it a worthy replacement for your current smartphone?

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The Budget Phone Killer : The iTel P32 – Full Review, Unboxing And Price In Nigeria

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iTel just released the P32 a couple of weeks back and sent me a review unit  and I wrote a first impressions post about it  –https://www.naijatechguy.com/2018/07/check-out-itel-p32-smartphone.html.

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Like most first impression posts I didn’t make an in depth review of the device because I needed to spend more time with the phone so I can put up a full proper review.

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O.S , DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The iTel P32 runs on  Android Go 8.1 Oreo. iTel trims down on the bezels a bit and gives the device a metallic finish.  The UI is awesome and I never experienced any lagging on the device thanks to the Android  Go OS.

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The colors look beautiful and not over saturated, the white balance is great as well considering the device has a 5.5′ display . Like all Android Go smartphones you still have the optimized lightweight Google apps – Maps Go , Gmail Go, YouTube Go , Google Go and my personal favorite Assistant Go.

One more thing that is striking about the display is the fact that iTel decided to opt for an awesome 18:9 aspect ratio display.

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 I must say it’s pretty impressive considering the fact this is a budget smartphone.

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Instead of Google play music you have Boomplay instead just like the A32F. Also you can also turn on Night Mode in case your eye hurts or just to prevent eye strain.

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There’s also a feature in the gallery that let’s you lock your pictures and videos. There’s also an app that locks your apps as well.

PERFOMANCE

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The major thing I’ll focus on here is the battery life. The P32 is powered by a 4000mAh non removable battery. The battery lasts for 20 hours on constant use and the only thing I don’t really like is the time it takes to go from 0-100% (about 4 hours). I think iTel should take a cue from Infinix on this part and implement the fast charge feature.Apart from that performance is pretty solid.

I watched a 2 hour movie with maximum brightness and only 15% went off the initial battery percentage. The device doesn’t over heat so it handles heat very well. However, I must point this out – if you buy the device and it doesn’t turn on when you haven’t charged it yet just plug it in and let it charge it should power up so there’s no need to get scared or worked up about it.

Just like the iTel A32F , The P32 runs on a MediaTek quadcore chipset clocked at 1.3GHz.  It also comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. Although when it comes to the storage space you have just 5GB of space available so it’s recommended you get a memory card for this device.

CAMERA

One of the selling points of the iTel P32 is the dual rear camera that is accompanied by a dual LED flash.
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The P32 sports a dual 5MP/5MP rear camera alongside a 5MP front camera . The P32 does a really good job of using the most of it’s camera’s resources.
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The video quality and camera quality is very high thanks to the dual cameras
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As you can see from the screenshots above the picture quality of the front and rear camera is 2560×1920 , video quality is 1920×1088 which is equivalent to a full HD footage. Here are a couple of shots I took on the iTel P32 –
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I know the last picture looks a bit creepy but the feature actually comes with the camera inbuilt so there’s no need for a third party software -It’s one out of hundreds of filters available in the camera.

NETWORK ,BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY


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The phone has a dual SIM slot – Two Micro-SiMs. There’s support for WCDMA,HSPDA and GSM. 
Coming to the battery , It’s  a massive 4000 mah battery and can last up to 3 days on normal use. It takes about 4hrs to get full from 0%. The good part is that the OS it runs on is optimized for both data saving and battery saving so the battery may actually last more than those of other devices with the same capacity running on older android versions.

SECURITY

The fingerprint scanner does a really good job. It has a finger print scanner that unlocks within 0.1 seconds and it’s accuracy is top notch. You can add up to five finger prints, so if you wish to add all of your fingers you can do that easily. The fingerprint is combined with the standard security as a secondary layer of security .(PIN, Password, Pattern).

PRICE

For a budget phone , this device costs N26,500.
Here’s a quick recap of the specifications of the iTel P32
Network Properties
2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G: No
Data Speed: HSPA


SIM Type
Dual SIM

Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)


Display
Type: IPS LCD display
Size: 5.5 inches
Resolution: –
Multitouch: Yes

Hardware
Chipset: Mediatek MTK
CPU: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: ARM Mali
RAM: 1GB
Internal Storage: 8GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 32GB

Cameras
Rear: dual  5 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash
Video recording: Yes
Front-facing: 5 megapixels

Multimedia
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.0
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0

Miscellaneous
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser: HTML
Document viewer
Photo/video editor

Battery
Charging: Regular
Battery Type and Capacity: Li-po 4000mAh


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Tecno Spark 2 – Full Specifications And Price In Nigeria And Kenya

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Tecno Mobile just unveiled a new device in it’s Spark range of smartphones and this time it’s the Tecno Spark 2. I can gladly say that with the specifications of the Tecno Spark 2, It is definitely a worthy successor to the previous Spark devices.

The new Spark 2 sports a 6-inch display making it  0.5 inches bigger than last year’s edition ( The Spark K7 had a 5.5 inch Display). There’s also a higher resolution -1440 x 720 pixels , which should display sharper images. It also has an 18:9 aspect ratio and believe me this phone is a beauty to behold and is definitely worth your money. Here’s a quick rundown of the specifications of the Tecno Spark 2 smartphone.

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FULL SPECIFICATIONS OF TECNO SPARK 2 AND PRICE IN NIGERIA / KENYA

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Announced: June 2018 
  • Available: Yes
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
  • Security : Fingerprint (rear-mounted)  , Face Recognition Unlock.

NETWORK

  • Technology: GSM/ HSPA/ WCDMA

BODY AND DISPLAY

  • Type: HD+ display
  • Size: 6 inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Weight: 156 g

HARDWARE

  • Chipset: Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580
  • Processor Speed: 1.3Ghz
  • CPU: Quad-core

CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth Profiles: –
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: Yes
  • USB-OTG : –
  • Headphone jack : Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes

MEMORY

  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • External Storage: Yes ,microSD (dedicated slot)

CAMERA

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP
  • Rear Flash: Yes,
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Front Flash: Yes, LED flash

BATTERY

  • Capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Type: Li-Ion

OTHERS

  • G-sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • E-Compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Compass
  • Barometer
  • Face ID
  • Fingerprint Scanner
Price – N36,200 / KES 10,156

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Itel’s N20,000 Smartphone – The iTel A32F Full Review , Unboxing And Specifications

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iTel Mobile just launched the iTel A32Fsmartphone with Android GO 8.1 Oreo and the phone is quite affordable. Android Go is a lightweight version of the Android OS that’s optimized for devices with 1GB of RAM and below. This is Google’s perfect response to complaints of users about devices with 1GB RAM being slow on Android devices. Here’s the full review video below –

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OS,DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The iTel A32f runs on Android Go 8.1 Oreo. Although this device doesn’t really trim down on the bezels ,it actually feels very light to hold.  The UI is sleek and didn’t show any signs of lagging during my use of the device.

Coming to the colors, it looks pretty solid and the white balance is even considering the device has a 5′ display . Unlike some of the previous iTel smartphones, there’s no single bloatware on this device. Instead of the default Google Apps, you have the light weight versions of the apps – Maps Go , Gmail Go, YouTube Go , Google Go and my personal favorite Assistant Go.
Yes this little fella here comes with Google Assistant in all its glory.
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I bet you do ..

For music there’s no Google Play music pre-installed instead you have Boom Play Music . Also there’s no other photo software apart from Google Photos. Only the necessary apps are pre-installed.

PERFOMANCE

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The A32f ‘s performance like most devices in it’s price range can be rated as average. I didn’t experience any lags while using the phone and multi tasking is very smooth thanks to the Android Go OS.  The phone runs on a MediaTek quadcore chipset clocked at 1.3GHz.  It also comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. Although when it comes to the storage space you have just 5GB of space so I recommend you get a memory card for this device. It’s interesting to see iTel go for a Mediatek chipset on this smartphone rather than Spreadtrum that has been used many times in their devices.
I tried playing Dream League soccer on the device and it responded pretty well , No glitches at all. Playing the game for about 30 minutes and only 10 % reduced from the battery.  So 5 hours of gaming would practically drain this device.
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However, if you are a heavy gamer, the A32F may struggle to keep up but if you’re a just an average smartphone user , the A32f  will definitely serve you well. Keeping the lights on is a removable 2050mAh battery.
So here’s a quick recap of the specs in the performance department –
1GB RAM
8GB Internal Storage 

CAMERA

The A32F sports a 5MP rear camera alongside a 2MP front camera . There’s an LED Camera to support both cameras. Considering the fact that the camera’s aren’t high capacity cameras, the A32F does a really good job of using the most of it’s camera’s resources.
Although some of the day time shots tend to look a bit grainy when zoomed in but it’s quite okay.
Here are a couple of shots I took on the A32F. (P.S – If you want to see the video quality , you’ll have to watch the Review Video )
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NETWORK ,BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

The phone has a dual SIM slot – One Micro Sim and One Normal SIM. There’s support for WCDMA,HSPDA and GSM. 
Coming to the battery , It’s 2050 mah battery can last up to 11 hours on normal use. It takes about 1h30mins to get full from 0%. The good part is that the OS it runs on is optimized for both data saving and battery saving so the battery may actually last more than those of other devices with the same capacity running on older android versions.
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                                         SECURITY

The fingerprint scanner is this phone’s selling point and it does a really good job. It has a finger print scanner that unlocks within 0.1 seconds and it’s accuracy is top notch. You can add up to five finger prints, so if you wish to add all of your fingers you can do that easily. The fingerprint is combined with the standard security as a secondary layer of security .(PIN, Password, Pattern).
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PRICING

The A32F costs N20,500. It’s a budget phone and will definitely suit your needs if you are on a low budget. The device is available for order on Jumia and Stores around you.


Here’s a quick recap of the specs –

Network Properties
2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G: No
Data Speed: HSPA


SIM Type
Dual SIM

Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)


Display
Type: IPS LCD display
Size: 5.0 inches
Resolution: –
Multitouch: Yes

Hardware
Chipset: Mediatek MTK
CPU: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: ARM Mali
RAM: 1GB
Internal Storage: 8GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 32GB

Cameras
Rear: 5 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash
Video recording: Yes
Front-facing: 2 megapixels

Multimedia
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.0
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0

Miscellaneous
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser: HTML
Document viewer
Photo/video editor

Battery
Charging: Regular
Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 2050mAh


So what do you think – Is The A32F worth the hype ? Let me know your views in the comments

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iTel A32F – iTel’s Budget Friendly Phone With A Fingerprint Scanner: Unboxing And First Impressions

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A few weeks ago , iTel unveiled the A32F smartphone . A low budget smartphone packed with tons of features and most of all a fingerprint scanner. This device doesn’t come with flagship specifications but it’ll definitely beat any low budget device in it’s price range.
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The phone comes in a very portable package and you get a 12 months warranty on the phone meaning that you get maintenance services from Carlcare during that period in case of any damage that happens to the device that isn’t caused by you.


What’s In The Box?


Inside the box you have –
  • USB Cable
  • USB Charger
  • Headphones
  • Android Go Manual
  • Itel A32F Smartphone
  • Itel A32F Battery
  • Plastic Phone Pack

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Here’s a quick rundown of the specifications –

  • Android Go 8.1.0
  • 5.0 ” Display
  • 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal expandable memory
  • Dual SIM capability
  • 5 MP Auto-Focus primary camera with LED flash
  • 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 2050mAh removable battery

The fingerprint camera is placed at the rear side of the device

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Both the front and back camera are accompanied by an LED flash. The USB charging port is placed on the bottom of the device while the 3.5mm headphone jack is placed at the top of the device.

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Underneath , you have a dual SIM port: One micro SIM and one normal SIM card alongside a memory card slot.

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Budget phone or not, the iTel A32F is a lightweight smartphone that feels smooth to the touch.
For its official price of ₦20,500, the iTel A32F does not look like a bad deal. I’ll be dropping a few review soon. Let me know your thoughts on this.

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Oukitel C8 (4G) Review – The Best Low Budget Smartphone With 2GB RAM And 4G Support

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Hello Guys.. let me first start this post by saying I’m extremely sorry for going AWOL on you guys for a couple of days, I had some issues I needed to resolve in school. I was actually supposed to make this post a couple of week ago but I decided to spend some more time with the device so I can write a proper and detailed review.

So, I got the Oukitel C8 review unit from Gearbest a couple of weeks ago and I must say that during my use of the device in the past couple of weeks I’ve been very impressed. Oukitel really made the C8 a solid phone.

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So, without further ado let’s unbox this amazing device together.
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WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

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  • OUKITEL C8 4G
  • Instruction Manual
  • Clear Transparent Pack
  • Power Cable

OS,DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The C8 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and comes in 5 color variants ; I’ll certainly pick the gold one in a blink of an eye. Although the C8 also has a 3G variant, this 4G variant keeps the same 18:9 ratio display but comes with improved graphics and performance. The Oukitel C8 weighs just 155g making it a very light device however it doesn’t trim down the bezels. They look a bit chunky to me.

Looking at the display , the colors are quite vibrant and the white balance is even, the display panel comes with a rather strange 1280 x 640 resolution giving the phone a low ppi of 260.

Although 260 ppi is a bit low, we can forgive Oukitel because of the cost of the device. I know a couple of brands that the cost of their logo being on a product is higher than the cost of this phone .
I would have preferred having a higher resolution on this phone though.

Like most devices it has a protective glass and strange enough it’s not the popular Gorilla Glass we all know. Oukitel decided to go with Dragontail Glass.

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It’s not something Merlin conjured from a magic spell.😁
Dragontail glass is actually the Japanese equivalent of gorilla glass.

I won’t bore you with the technical details but you and I know that a Dragon will definitely whoop a Gorilla’s ass any day. Probably when we exempt King Kong.😃😃

However, one little thing that I really don’t like about the device is the fact that the charging point is placed on top of the device so if you are a fan of charging docks, your phone is going to be upside down when charging

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PERFOMANCE

The C8 ‘s performance like most devices in it’s price range can be rated as average. I didn’t experience any lags while using the phone and multi tasking is very smooth.  The phone runs on a MediaTek 6737 CPU.  It also comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
The storage can be expanded up to 64GB. Coming to graphics, It has an ARM made Mali-T720 GPU which is a low-end GPU (graphics processing unit) that can play almost all the graphically intensive Android games. The C8’s low resolution helps with this since there are less pixels that need pushing around.
However, if you are a heavy gamer, the C8 may struggle to keep up but if you’re a just an average smartphone user , the C8 will serve you well. Keeping the lights on is a removable 3000mAh battery.
So here’s a quick recap of the specs in the performance department –
2GB RAM
16GB Internal Storage (expandable to 64GB via micro SD)
Mali-T720 GPU
3000mAh Battery

CAMERA

The C8 comes with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera . There’s an LED Camera to support both cameras. I’ll rate the C8’s camera 5/10 because it doesn’t perform very well in low light situations but it’s quite okay during daytime shots.
Although some of the day time shots tend to look a bit grainy when zoomed in but it’s quite okay.
Here are a couple of shots I took on the C8. (P.S – If you want to see the video quality , you’ll have to watch the Review Video at the end of the post)
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The camera also supports Geotagging, Multiple Shots, Autofocus and more.


NETWORK AND CONNECTIVITY

The phone has a dual SIM slot – One Micro Sim and One Nano SIM. There’s support for LTe,WCDMA,HSPDA and GSM. Here are the supported LTe Bands – 800,1800,2100,2600Mhz.
This means that it supports 4G on MTN,9mobile, Airtel , Smile and Ntel.  It also supports VoLTe( Voice Over Long Term Evolution). This means that you can make calls on networks with Volte support like Ntel. The advantage of VolTe here is this – Normally on phones without Volte support , your device has to switch to 3G to make calls then switches back to 4G when you need to use data services. The constant switching between 3G and 4G will run down your battery faster.
Also having VolTe means you get to make calls faster and hear the person on the other side in HD.

                                         SECURITY

When it comes to security the C8 is definitely no slouch. It has a finger print scanner that unlocks within 0.1 seconds and it’s accuracy is top notch. You can add up to five finger prints, so if you wish to add all of your fingers you can do that easily. The fingerprint is combined with the standard security as a secondary layer of security .(PIN, Password, Pattern).

SPECS SHEET

  • Brand – Oukitel
  • Model – C8 4G
  • Device Type – Android 4G Smartphone
  • CPU – Quad-Core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A53
  • Chipset – MediaTek MT6737
  • GPU – ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 600MHz, 2-Cores
  • Camera – 13 Megapixels with Single-LED Flash and AF Rear Camera | 5 Megapixel Front camera with LED Flash
  • Memory – RAM- 2GB LPDDR3 | ROM 16GB External Memory Support up to 64GB
  • Display – Screen size 5.5 inches IPS Display (1280 x 640 Pixels)
  • Battery – Removable 3,000mAh Lithium-Ion
  • SIM – Dual SIM (Micro + Nano), Dual Standby
  • Sensors – Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint
  • Color – Gold, Black, Rose-Gold, Blue, Purple
  • Operating System – Android 7.0 Nougat
  • I/O Interface – 1x Micro SIM Card Slot, 1x Nano SIM Card Slot or microSD/TF Card Slot, Micro USB Port, 3.5mm Audio Out Port, Power Button, Volume Button, Microphone, Speaker
  • Dimensions – 70.6 mm x 147.0 mm x 10.2 mm
  • Weight – 155 Grams (With Battery)
  • Versions – 2GB/16GB
  • More Feature – Metal+Polycarbonate Body Design, LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA plus, LTE CAT4 150 Mbps Download, Computer Sync, OTA Sync, Tethering, FM Radio, Bluetooth, Rounded Edges, 2.5D Curved Glass Screen, 5V/1A Charger Output Power, Infinity Display, 18:9 Aspect Ratio.

MY VERDICT

The Oukitel C8 offers us so much for less and although it packs some bezels, Its plastic finish and shape makes it a phone that is easy to handle and the best for watching movies. The sound quality is also super .and believe me any device that offers you all that for less than $100 is definitely the device you ought to go for. Here’s  the review video below –


PRICING

The Oukitel C8 costs N39,000 / KSH 11,000 but Gearbest is offering you 7 percent off this device if you purchase it from them. It comes with free shipping as well and you’ll get a tracking number as well.
Use this coupon to get 7 percent off discount – GB7%OFF (Valid Till March 30 , 2018)

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE OUKITEL C8

Of course if it’s your first time buying from Gearbest, I’ve put up a post on how to order from Gearbest here – How To Order From Gearbest Easily

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This Vivo Apex Smartphone Comes With Specs That Aren’t Even On The iPhone X

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Bezels have been decreasing with each generation, taking closer devices which the screen occupies almost the entire front.

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Recently, the well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has announced yet another step in this direction: the Apex FullView smartphone concept has minimal edges and a retractable front camera.

The front 8-megapixel camera is hidden inside the device and appears in 0.8 seconds to take pictures. According to The Verge, this mechanism is robust not to break easily.

The Apex FullView also does not have a traditional speaker for calls. With Screen SoundCasting technology, the entire screen acts as a loudspeaker, vibrating to transmit sound. You can even hear the connection without holding the device to your ear, but the audio quality is not great.

The screen occupies almost 98% of the front. The edges have 1.8 mm on the top and sides, and only 4.3 mm on the bottom.
The fingerprint reader is under the screen, not the rear, thanks to the “Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning” technology. Almost half the height of the screen becomes a digital reader: this means that you can pick up the smartphone simply by touching the screen with your finger and unlock it quickly, instead of aiming at a specific button.

However,Vivo specifically warns that Apex FullView is just a concept, and may not be released in the current format. However, it indicates the technologies that this and other manufacturers will adopt in the future.

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