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iTel A44 Air – Full Price And Specifications



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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.

iTel A44 Air

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:

iTel A44 Air Specifications

*. Display: 5.45 inch display
*. Processor: Quad Core Spreadtrum SC9832E processor clocked at 1.4Ghz
*. RAM: 1GB
*. Storage: 8GB storage expandable up to 32GB via micro SD card slot
*. Cameras:
– Back camera: Dual camera of 5MP + 0.08MP
– Front camera: 2MP Selfie Camera
*. Network and connectivity: 2G, 3G, Bluetooth v4.2, 3.5mm audio jack, USB support.
– WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
– 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
– 3G: 2100 MHz , 4G – LTE

*. OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
*. Sensors: G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Electronic compass
*. Fingerprint sensor: Yes

*. Face Unlock: Yes
*. Battery: 2400mAh capacity

iTel A44 Air

Design and Display

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

iTel A44 Air

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.

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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Huawei Ban In The US – The Domino Effect And What Is Really Going On



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I’ve been following up the Huawei ban by the Donald Trump and administration and to be frank with you, I really hope this ban is reversed because the effect is something I would call a “Domino Effect”. Can you just picture a pack of dominoes falling ?

Huawei ban

I believe you get the picture now, that’s what Donald Trump just set off and I really hope this doesn’t escalate. The US got into a trade war with China and The Huawei ban was a result of the crossfire. This move is affecting a lot of companies not just Huawei and it would slow down a lot of improvements in the tech sector globally.

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Huawei is the second largest smartphone company in the world coming in right below Samsung and just above Apple. They even made an excess profit of $100b some time ago and this money comes in from their various buinesses. Huawei happens to be the biggest Chinese brand in this position globally and it’s really disappointing that this is coming just right after the Samsung Fold issue and people were looking towards the Huawei Mate X as the next foldable device to look forward to , even Android Q now natively supports foldable phones but now it’s seeming like we all will have to wait for another foldable phone to get us excited again.

What Huawei Has To Do With The Trade War

Huawei doesn’t make just smartphones, they make a lot of things from laptops to servers to telecom materials and now they have developed 5G.

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Yes you read that first line well, Huawei has developed 5G and is working on improving data download speeds and also fixing the problems that come with such speeds . 5G is not just advanced 4G LTE as many people feel, 5G is actually a whole lot faster. You can download a 2 hour movie on 5G within 3.6 seconds.

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Yes.. it’s that fast and with the growing number of driver-less cars , smart homes and inter connected devices, 5G would actually make life a whole lot easier. Doctors can even perform surgeries in a location from an entirely different part of the world. The benefits are just too numerous.

The US was actually the first to develop 4G and it added about $100b to their GDP and created over a million jobs. If they had pioneered 5G first, they would have added $500b to their GDP and created almost 10 times the amount of jobs they created. I get the fact that Trump is a businessman but there are better ways to do settle this rather than accusing Huawei of being a pawn of the Chinese Government.

 Currently, Donald Trump is literally like a frustrated driver in Lagos Traffic getting annoyed that someone overtook him in traffic after he did the same a few moments ago .The major issue Trump is using to cover up here is that he fears that the Chinese Government would use the 5G network to spy on other countries and personally I feel this is just a bit overblown.

The Effects OF 5G and Why The West Is Scared

Now most of our communication systems already have some sort of encryption in place so I really feel it’s not something that we should be worried about . The only major concern here is the power it comes with and the security concerns have gotten into the UK. The UK already set up a panel to investigate Huawei and make sure there isn’t any security  breach or backdoors in the system.

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Like it or not, the future of warfare would be totally cyberwarfare, if someone can shut down the communication systems of a country with the touch of a button, the resultant effects would be definitely catastrophic.

I believe you now understand why western governments are scared. I also understand this but I still feel the decision to ban Huawei was rather too hasty even though one Huawei executive was arrested sometime ago for a case related to espionage but I still feel it isn’t enough to pin Huawei completely and start a Huawei ban

Huawei CEO Responds To The Huawei Ban

I followed up an interview where the Huawei CEO was asked to give his views on the Huawei ban is facing at the moment and here’s what he had to say –

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“I’m very grateful to the US companies, they’ve grown with us for the past 30 years and made a lot of selfless contributions, they taught us how to walk. Most of my consulting enterprises are in the US for example IBM and many others, Secondly we have received great support from these companies and it reflects
the conscience of the US Firms in this crisis”

“2 or 3 days ago I received a call saying that the US companies are working to solve the crisis by reaching out
to the US Government regarding the ban on Huawei. There a re 4 types of regulations. We are not seasonal control, we received entity control this means whatever US companies are selling to Chinese Companies need to get permission. ”

“Even though the entity control is there the inside of the company would not be affected.
The US is a country with an adequate legal system so US Companies have to abide by the law and so does the entity list. So this affects both US companies as well.”

“We are not quite prepared for our low-end products because we think they will die out soon so those might be affected but our high end products won’t be affected at least 5G won’t be affected. Other companies won’t be able to catch up with us in the next 2-3 years”

“If Google cuts off the support to Huawei it would affect Huawei significantly even though Google is still a good company and we’re working on it to find a solution as soon as possible.”

How The Huawei Ban Would Affect Huawei

Now this ban would actually affect Huawei in two major ways and unfortunately these are the major parts of their company as a tech company – The software part and the hardware part.

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The Huawei Ban Software Problem

Google has already revoked their Android License so Huawei can’t use any of their products on future devices. No Gmail, Youtube, Playstore and others. Now these apps are already part of a core Android users mobile experience and you can hardly find a good replacement for that apart from users within China who don’t depend on it.

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So basically that on it’s own poses a major challenge for the mobile division of Huawei. Although Huawei has two options in this part to use AOSP (Android Open Source Project) without Google Services or simply create their own OS.

Huawei has already been rumored to be working on their own OS for smartphones , HongMeng OS and according to one of their executives the OS was supposed to be launched this year. If you can recall one of the Huawei GT smartwatches didn’t run on Android Wear but was still a great smartwatch.

Was that actually HongMeng OS?

Well I can’t say for sure but I have a feeling it might be.

In the PC division, there’s the Windows issue, Huawei makes Matebooks which all run on windows. Windows is a Microsoft Product (A US company). So Huawei would still have to chose an OS for their new laptops as well.

The Huawei Ban Hardware Problem

Although Huawei probably has the ability to make a few of the hardware they buy from other companies, if not all but it would still affect them badly. Corning, Intel, Nvidia, Synaptics and Snapdragon are all US Companies and they can’t do business with Huawei immediately after the 90 day period when the ban goes into the effect .

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These companies all contribute to Huawei’s products in one way or the other. Huawei has confirmed that they have 3 Months worth of supply stored in their company from each company they buy from, which means Huawei actually prepared ahead of time.

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I was confident Huawei would be able to make their own chipsets for their smartphones since they already made it -the Kirin Chipset. Now ARM, a UK based company that makes the components for most of the smartphone processors have also pulled out of supporting Huawei because their production plants are based in Houston Texas. So this still poses a major threat to the development of Kirin Processors.

What lies Ahead for Huawei – HongMeng OS  Or AOSP ?

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Huawei as basically two options, to use AOSP without Google apps or use a brand new OS – HongMeng OS that is said to make Android apps 60% faster . Hauwei is a big company and has the capability of making the OS a major competitor in the tech market and with so many restrictions  at the moment the future seems to point towards HongMeng Os and even though I want the restrictions to be removed , I can’t wait to see the new OS.

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Infinix Smart 3 Plus Launched In Nigeria – Full Specifications



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The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a new device launched by Infinix Mobile and it comes with decent specifications. It’s a device I would say is a mid-range budget device so don’t expect much power from this phone.


I still feel with Xiaomi around in Nigeria now Infinix would have stepped up their game but it seems they’re just recycling designs ever since they released the first device with a tear drop notch.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Features

The triple rear camera is quite interesting as well.  In terms of design you get a plastic unibody with glass-finish at the back. The glass-finish adds a premium finish to the phone but unfortunately makes it a fingerprint magnet.

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There’s also a microUSB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone just right below the device. The front of the phone shows the teardrop notch, the selfie camera and the earpiece. Sound quality is not that bad however, The Smart 3 Plus has a downward firing mono speaker which isn’t too loud and you’ll actually prefer using your headphones. I still wonder why Infinix didn’t use the Dirac Speakers in this device.

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It has a HD+ resolution display with a 2.5D glass for a premium feel. But I’m a bit disappointed with the 720p resolution and the large display doesn’t actually show what we all expected. It’s a bit low but I’m guessing it’s a sacrifice to put the phone in the budget range.

The back of the phone houses the triple-camera setup .The primary sensor is a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low-light QVGA sensor.

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of the device

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM+ROM: 32GB / 3GB
  • Operating System: Android 9. (Pie) + XOS 5.0 Cheetah;
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Camera: Triple 13MP +2MP Depth sensor+ low light sensor
  • Sensor: Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ,
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery : 3500 mAh battery

See the Full Specifications here –Infinix Smart 3 Plus

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