Itel A32 is basically another smartphone designed for people with a very low budget. The smart phone is a standard Android phone, and definitely does not come with mid-range and high-end features. The smart device was released this year, in May 2018. It will be cool for people who just need a phone to carry out basic smartphone functions.
Itel A32 Review
iTel is well-known to be a manufacturer of low-end smartphones, although the manufacturer also has some mid-range smart devices. Their device, iTel A32F is another low-end smartphone. The phone was released in May 2018. Just like most low-end smart devices, this smartphone was not announced prior to its release in May 2018. As the phone was released in 2018, it does not disappoint in the aspect of the operating system.
It is not uncommon for us to see low-end smartphones coming with the support for 4G networks. However, iTel A32F is not one of those smartphones that come with the support for 4G. This is not a surprise, looking at its price. However, the phone has support for 2G and 3G networks, just as expected. Since this phone does not support 4G networks, there is no need for a user worrying about a 4G-supported SIM card.
iTel A32F comes with the display size common among 2018 low-end phones. The device features a liquid crystal display which has a 5.00 inches (12.7 cm). In addition to the display of the smartphone being a liquid crystal display, the display is also an in-plane switching display. The resolution of this display is unimpressive. This display comes with a resolution of 480 x 640 pixels.
iTel A32F is powered by a MediaTek chipset. The chipset that powers this smartphone is made up of four cores. These cores operate at speeds up to 1.30 GHz. The speed of the chipset, at any time, is dependent on the magnitude of the tasks at hand. If there are many tasks to be carried out, then these processors will operate at their full speed. “MediaTek MT6737” which is the name for the chipset that champion iTel A32F is also known as quad-core chipset.
iTel A32F comes with a 1 GB random access memory as its memory. For a low-end smartphone, this random access memory is no doubt okay. The kind of user this phone was designed for will enjoy a seamless operation using this smartphone. The RAM used by iTel A32F is a special RAM, in the tech world, this RAM is called SD-RAM. With an SD-RAM, the operating speed of this smartphone can be taken full advantage of.
Even though iTel A32F is a low-end smartphone, it does feature a cool operating system. As expected, the smartphone runs the Android operating system. However, the version of Android this smartphone runs is Android 8.1 Oreo. Android 8.1 Oreo is a very cool operating system, and it is faster and smarter. In addition, the smartphone runs the Go edition of Android 8.1 Oreo.
The front and rear cameras of iTel A32F are no doubt anything to write about. However, this is nothing to worry about, as this phone is a low-end smartphone. The front of this phone features a 2 MP camera, while the rear of the smart device, has a 5 MP camera. Just like new Android smart devices, the rear side of this phone comes with a bright LED flash. This phone is clearly not a selfie phone, people looking for a selfie smart device may have to consider some mid-range or high-end smartphones.
iTel A32F meets up to expectation when it comes to internal storage. This smartphone features an 8 GB flash storage, just as low-end smart devices are expected of. Since a typical low-end smartphone will use their phone for just basic tasks, 8 GB should be adequate for their operating system and apps. The phone, however, supports storage space expansion up to 32 GB, with the help of a micro SD card.
iTel A32F comes with a Li-Ion battery which is not so powerful. The battery equipped in this smartphone has a capacity of 2050 mAh. If a mid-range or high-end smartphone user uses this smartphone, they find themselves in need to charge the phone very often. However, such a user can get a power brick to support the use of this smartphone.
Although iTel A32F is a typical low-end smartphone, it, however, has a deceiving appearance. The device has the design of a typical mid-range smartphone. It is not so surprising as iTel has improved the design given to their smartphones. A fingerprint scanner which is nicely positioned on the rear side of the phone, also makes the device appear cooler than it is.
iTel A32F is not so large, as it comes with a 5.00 inches (12.7 cm) display. Since the smartphone has just a 5.00 inches (12.7 cm) display, it will be pointless for the manufacturer to make this smartphone as large as mid-range smartphones. Apart from having a very nice design, this smartphone comes in very cool colours. The phone is available in three colours which are mid-night black, rose gold, and starry blue.
The Android operating system is a very cool operating system. In fact, many argue that this operating system is the best mobile OS. Aside from being cool, this operating system is also free to use. In the early days of Android, it was very okay for a low-end smartphone to run the OS. However, as this OS evolved into more sophisticated versions, it started becoming unsuitable for low-end smartphones.
Knowing this, Google took a swift action against this problem. They responded to this rising problem, by developing an edition of Android known as Go edition. Go editions of Androids, are simply editions that are optimized for low-end smartphones.
Interestingly, iTel A32F runs the Go edition of Android 8.1 Oreo. With this, a user of this smartphone will enjoy their smartphone better, compared to if the phone runs Android Nougat or any other older version of Android. Furthermore, this means a user of this smartphone can run the Go edition of apps, rather than the standard version. Running Go edition of apps reduces the amount of RAM used, as well as the storage space occupied by the smartphone.
As stated above, the display featured by iTel A32F is a 5.00 inches (12.7 cm) display. This display size is just the standard expected from low-end smartphones released in 2018. However, when it comes to the resolution of the display featured by this smartphone, iTel is quite disappointing. The reason for this is that the display has a very low resolution of 480 x 640 pixels.
The display featured by iTel A32F is a liquid crystal display that belongs to the in-plane switching family. As the display of this smartphone is not sophisticated, there is lower power consumption coming from it. This can be also be inferred, considering the pixel density of the smartphone, which is just 195 pixels per inch.
iTel A32F has the flash storage of a typical low-end smartphone. The flash storage of this smartphone has a capacity of 8 GB which is currently what low-end smartphones are expected to come with. Note, even though the capacity of the internal storage of A32F is 8 GB, the free space is much less than 8 GB. The free space of the smartphone is not as high as the total capacity of the phone, as the Go edition of Android 8.1 Oreo takes some storage space.
It is very common to see smartphone users run out of storage space. This is very common among game lovers and active social media users. With an internal storage space of 8 GB, there exists the possibility that some users of iTel A32F will require additional storage space. For such users, the phone has an SD card slot. In other words, a micro SD card can be used to expand the phone’s storage space. As for the expansion limit, the smartphone has an expansion limit of 32 GB.
It is very important that a buyer is warned upfront about the cameras of this smartphone. If an individual is in search of a low-end smartphone with standard cameras, then iTel A32F may not be for them. iTel A32F is not a phone for camera lovers as its features poor cameras. The front camera of this smartphone is a 2 MP camera. This camera is clearly poor for a selfie lover. The rear side of iTel comes with a 5 MP camera.
Although iTel A32F has poor cameras, the manufacturer tries to make up for this, featuring a fingerprint scanner in the smartphone, fingerprint scanners are a rare feature among low-end smartphones. In other words, if a user is willingly to sacrifice camera quality for a fingerprint scanner, then iTel A32F might be the phone they want.
CHIPSET and RAM
iTel A32F is powered by a good chipset. Unlike some low-end smartphones that feature chipsets that cannot process at speeds up to 1.30 GHz, iTel A32F’s processors can operate at speeds up to 1.30 GHz. The chipset of the phone is furthermore made up of 4 cores, which makes it a quad-core chipset. With the help of this 1.30 GHz chipset, this smart device will serve its typical user seamlessly.
As seen in most low-end smartphones, iTel A32F comes with a RAM that has a capacity of 1 GB. A RAM with such a capacity will cause no issue if this smartphone is used by the kind of users it was designed for. A mid-range or high-end user may have no reason to complain about this phone as it was not designed for them. In addition, using lightweight apps and Go apps will help take better advantage of this phone’s resources.
Key Specs and Features
- Display: 5.00 inches (12.7 cm); high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD; 400 x 640 pixels
- Storage: 8 GB, expandable up to 32 GB
- RAM: 1 GB SD-RAM
- OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) (Go edition)
- Cameras: 2 MP front camera; 5 MP rear camera
- Battery: 2050 mAh
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6737; quad-core; 1.30 GHz
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
Itel A32 Full Specs and Features
- Announcement Status: Announced
- Announcement: May 2018
- Release Status: Released
- Release: May 2018
- 2G: Yes, GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
- 3G: Yes, HSDPA (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
- 4G: No
- Count: Dual SIM
- Type: Nano SIM
- Dimension: N/A
- Weight: N/A
- Thickness: N/A
- Colours: Mid-night Black, Rose Gold and Starry Blue
- Case Type: Metal
- Size: 5.00 inches (12.7 cm)
- Type: high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD
- Resolution: 480 x 640 pixels
- Pixel Density: 195 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Protection: N/A
- Size: 1 GB
- Type: SD-RAM
- Manufacturer: MediaTek
- Model: MT6737
- Cores: 4 cores (quad-core)
- Speed: 1.30 GHz
OS and APPS
- Type: Android
- Version: 8.1 (Oreo)
- Edition: Go edition
- Apps: N/A
- Size: 8 GB
- Expansion Support: Yes
- Expansion Limit: 32 GB
- Total: 2 cameras
- Front Camera: 2 MP
- Rear Camera: 5 MP
- Front LED Flash: Yes
- Rear LED Flash: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Position: Rear
- GPU: Mali-T720 MP2
- Speed: N/A
- Wi-Fi (Mobile Hotspot)
- Proximity Sensor
- Light Sensor
- Type: Li-Ion
- Capacity: 2050 mAh
- Rapid-charge system: No
Itel A32 Price in Nigeria
The price of Itel A32 in Nigeria ranges from 19,000 Naira to 22,000 Naira and can be bought online on Konga, Jumia, Slot and other reputable e-commerce stores in Nigeria as well as in Itel authorized phone retail stores nationwide.