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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

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. Email - [email protected]

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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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