Owning a smartphone today is as important as owning a cloth, but the challenge of not owning one hangs solely on finance most of the time. But, some smartphone brands are really cool and understands that everybody and anybody deserves to move around with one.
Notably, itel Mobile is one of such brands. If you have nothing less than 20 thousand naira to spare on a smartphone, then itel got you covered with the release of the new itel A32F. For a budget-friendly smartphone, the new itel A32F is nothing short of exceptional.
It offers great specifications with a good performance to back it up, giving a good value for money even when compared with other flagships with high-end specs, sold at a high-rate price tag.
Design and Display
As with many of itel’s recent smartphones, the itel A32F bears a decent design yet crafted in a stylish matte unibody.
The fingerprint sensor is at the back rather than at the front, a design choice I prefer over a front-mounted sensor, and it’s accompanied at the rear by a 5-megapixel rear camera and around the front.
The smartphone flaunts a 5-inch FWVGA big Screen display with 8.2mm body size. The A32F’s display has decent viewing angles and reproduces natural and vivid colors;
The itel A32F runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor. This optimized operating system is coming as the result of a recent partnership between itel mobile and Google.
The new OS offers reimagined apps like Google Go, YouTube Go and Google Maps Go which have smaller app size and also help to consume less space while making a big reduction in data consumption.
Also, for a low-budget smartphone, itel made it a point of duty not to leave out the security feature as the itel A32F dons a rear-mounted multi-functional fingerprint scanner that unlocks the phone in just 0.3 seconds while allowing you to answer calls, take pictures easily, quick launch apps, as your finger is always on that spot while holding your phone.
Performance and battery life
As for the core components, they’re not particularly impressive, nevertheless they deliver a fluid performance with a quad-core 1.3GHz powered by MediaTek MT6580 processor paired with just 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM.
Using the phone, I found out it doesn’t suffer any lag or stutters. The operating system also ensures that the smartphone sails through day-to-day use such as browsing the web, capturing occasional photographs and using social media apps.
The smartphone doesn’t heat up during normal use but leaves you with a little hand warmer during heavy usage — not alarmingly hot though. Also, multitasking on the phone and switching between apps is handled pretty evenly.
The itel A32F is packed by 2050mAH battery. Though it can last throughout a day of a moderate use however for heavy users, it can perform fairly if managed wisely.
The itel A32F rear 5MP + 5MP selfie camera is setup at the top-left with a dual flash. During my testing, I found the overall picture quality to be quite good (Not bad and not good) producing quite pretty good colored pictures.
Front camera is decent as well, comes with all standard camera modes like HDR, Face beauty modes and Panorama.
The itel A32F is an entry-level budget-friendly smartphone that provides optimum value for money-decent battery life, good camera, excellent security feature, great aesthetics and an overall performance satisfactory.
If you are looking for a good smartphone on a budget, then you can go for the itel A32F.