Itel Mobile just launched the iTel A44 Air and it has a set of impressive specifications so let’s take a closer look at this device
The iTel a44 Air is the latest addition to the A Series by iTel Mobile. The device comes with basically what everyone expects to see on a budget phone , a decent price and budget friendly specifications.
The device also comes with 1GB RAM, A quad Core Spreadtrum SC9832E processor clocked at 1.4Ghz and a dual camera setup. I’m a bit disappointed at the choice of processor for this device. A low-end Mediatek processor would have still done the trick
The main selling point of the iTel A44 Air is the fact that it is a budget phone is the battery life, it comes with a 2400mAh battery which is not too bad.
Nevertheless , lets take a look at the quick specs of this device:
The iTel A44 Air is the latest addition to iTel’s A series of Android Smartphones. The phone comes with 5.4-inch Display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 960 pixels.
The Itel A44 Air has a very classy design and also has a chequered design that can be seen clearly at the back of the smartphone to ensure users get a good grip while holding the device. The placement of the volume keys are also very good as it allows users easily make use of it easily.
At the back of the phone you can see a very impressive horizontal dual camera setup. The cameras are supported by a high quality LED Flash to improve shots at low light conditions.
The iTel A44 Air is available in different colour options -Blusher Gold, Elegant Blue, and Slate Grey.
Considering the phone is a budget phone, the specs aren’t all that mind blowing but it’s just something I’d say is good. The phone weighs about 140g, which i feel is not too heavy but users can actually enjoy using the device nevertheless.
Camera and Connectivity
Apart from the whole budget friendly smartphone specs and other design aesthetics you can find on the iTel A44 Air, the A44 Air Android Smartphone like most of the devices from Itel still comes comes with a rear camera that isn’t all that great but it makes the most of it.
The A44 Air comes with a dual camera setup at the back, which includes a 5 megapixels camera + a secondary 0.08 megapixel camera for depth sensor capturing.
The back camera is also supported by an LED flash, has HDR support, panorama.AI beauty mode While the front shooter comes with a 2megapixels camera .
However, the both cameras support Beauty mode, Scene detection, HDR, Night shots, and many more.
The iTel A44 air has 4G LTE support, while other connectivity options include includes WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, Bluetooth v4.2, the normal 3.5mm audio jack, USB support.
Performance and Battery
The device is powered by a Quad Core Spreadtrum SC9832E processor clocked at 1.4Ghz .However, there’s no official word yet on if there are bloatware apps on the device that can be uninstalled with the single touch of a button.
The main selling point of the A44 Air is still the fact that it is a budget smartphone. Although there are phones that can be called a budget smartphone with better features like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 with pretty impressive specifications but the iTel A44 isn’t that bad
According to iTel, The device will have 1GB RAM and 8GB of storag , that allows you to store as many of your files as you want like your docs, apps, games, music, movies / videos, and even your best photos and pictures.
But if you feel the space is small, which it is actually because apps would take 50% of the space you can expand it up to 32GB via a dedicated micro SD card slot. Now that’s pretty managable, you can check This 32gb Memory card though if you are looking for the maximum storage option.
I’m a bit disappointed that it will run on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) out of the box considering this is 2019 and most of us haven’t even tested out Android 9.0 Pie but I think it’s because Google is still working on the Android Go version for Android 9.0 Pie . The device has a smoother and smarter operation, quicker fingerprint sensor usage, and a faster system navigation gesture
Like I mentioned before, the A44 air is powered by a 2400mAh battery , and it is enough to last 14 hours on a single full cycle charge.
The device also can also charge fast so all you have to do is plug in your device and wait for a few hours to get it fully charged for the next use.
Price of iTel A44 Air
– In Kenya: iTel A44 Air is priced between Ksh. 8,130
– In Rwanda: iTel A44 Air is priced at Rwf 71,650
– In Nigeria: iTel A44 Air is priced at N29,000
– In Ghana: iTel A44 Air is priced between 393 Cedis
Please bear in mind that the above prices are the expected retail price of the A44 Air. Also the device comes with a 12 month warranty from iTel.
At the moment of writing this post, the device is only available in India. Hopefully it would launch in Nigeria soon.
The iTel A44 Air is a budget smartphone of 66,000 naira and is basically something for those looking for a cheap android smartphone to cater for their needs easily.
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The 21st Century is all about connectivity. Internet access has become such a huge part of our lives that it is very difficult to imagine life without it. Whether you’re at home or at work, you’re most likely connected to the internet over Wi-Fi or Ethernet. But what about when you’re on the go? Or what if your broadband connection is down? This is where reliable cellular plans like Spectrum Mobile prove so useful for internet users. This blog explores everything you need to know about the provider’s mobile service.
Spectrum Mobile Explained
Charter Spectrum is one of the largest service providers in the United States, offering Spectrum TV, internet, and home phone services across 44 states. In addition to these services the provider also offers Spectrum Mobile. This is what is known as an MVNO or mobile virtual network operator. What does an MVNO mean, you ask? It simply means that Spectrum does not own the network it uses to deliver cellular service. Right now, the provider is using Verizon’s cellular network infrastructure under license. It supplements this with its own Wi-Fi hotspots which form a network across the country.
This may seem like a disadvantage. However, in real terms, it’s the consumers like you and me who benefit the most. Since Verizon is the country’s largest cellular provider, you can rest assured Charter delivers a flexible and reliable service across a large coverage area. At the same time, the budget-friendly pricing and data limits make it a top choice for subscribers all over the United States. One reason Spectrum Mobile has become so popular over the last few years is that it offers you the option of porting your current number, so you don’t have to change it. Sounds like a good offer, right? We haven’t even started yet.
What Does Plan Pricing Look Like?
In keeping with its reputation of offering reasonably priced options, Spectrum Mobile comes with two distinct plans. The By-The-Gig plan costs you around $14 per GB. The provider allows you to share this data plan with five other lines. This comes in very handy if you have multiple family members that also have data consumption needs.
Spectrum Mobile also offers the Unlimited Data plan. Recognizing data consumption patterns over the past few years, the provider seems to understand that people often require more data than what comes with their plan. With a By-The-Gig plan, this can quickly turn into a hefty data bill. The Unlimited Data plan, starting at $45 per month, offers a handy solution. Get unlimited data to use and share with your family without worrying about overages or data bills.
What Else Do These Plans Include?
When subscribing to reliable mobile services, you can be sure your digital experience will improve considerably. Mobile broadband services are a relatively expensive way to access the Spectrum internet, but Spectrum Mobile and its flexible plans are priced very reasonably. However, the price factor isn’t the only reason you should be subscribing to the provider’s mobile service. Both the By-The-Gig plan and the Unlimited Data plan include the following features:
Unlimited long-distance calls in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Free texts to over 200 countries from within the US.
Competitively priced international roaming rates.
Complete access to the provider’s nationwide hotspot network.
No long-term contract requirements.
Flexibility to switch between the two plans.
Eligibility to Be a Spectrum Mobile Subscriber
You might be convinced at this point that Spectrum Mobile is the service you have been looking for all this time. But there is one important thing you need to know before you reach out to the provider. In order to subscribe to the provider’s mobile services, you must already have a Spectrum phone number. New customers can get a maximum of two lines per account. Older customers have the option to get up to 5 lines on one Spectrum Mobile account. If you’re a new subscriber, you can add more lines after a 30-day period.
Last September, some Pixel users who use the PIN code to unlock their Android could not sign in to their device. Two months later, it seems that this bug has not been fixed and is now affecting third-party smartphones.
There are users of smartphones from Sony and OnePlus who are starting to complain about the same problem. This bug is apparently affecting models running Android 9 or Android 10.
Users cannot access your smartphone by its PIN code
The bug in question occurs when users try to use your PIN code to enter your smartphone. After validating your code, the smartphone screen turns off and then back on the lock screen, as if nothing had happened.
That is, if you have no other method of authentication enabled or available, you will be unable to access your device. A scenario that can be problematic for those who really need to use their smartphone.
Problem will stem from a process of validating your password
Recent Discoveries maintain that the cause of this bug is a method called “Synthetic Password Key”. In short, this method compares the code you entered as stored in the system.
It appears that this procedure is not being completed, returning a null value. It is this null value that is causing Android to crash.
As far as we know, this problem is not widely dispersed in the market, affecting a small group of users. Even so, it is important to alert you to using various smartphone unlocking methods whenever possible.
Google has said that it is aware of the issue and has already referred the case to the appropriate department. However, a solution has not yet been shipped to market.