Itel has always been known for producing affordable smartphones at a very low cost and i think that’s pretty cool. iTel recently released a new low end smartphone for 2020 which is the A56.
They made it possible that a smartphone below N30,000 Naira can have a fingerprint sensor.
Their aim is to let everyone regardless of your budget to test the modern phone features.
The main selling of this device is a 4,000mAh battery capacity that it has. It is created for people on a budget who consumes media on their smartphone for long and would want something strong.
iTel A56 Price in Nigeria
A56 is priced at $64 USD which converts to N23,000 Naira in Nigeria currency and this iTel phone is available in Nigeria right now.
You can visit Jumia.com.ng to placed an order and get the device delivered to your door step.
Key Specs & Features
- 6.0 inches IPS LCD Display, 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~242 ppi density)
- Android 9.0 (Pie, Go Edition)
- Quad-core UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E (32nm)
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Built-in Storage up to 64GB Memory Card
- 8 MP + 0.3 MP Dual Rear Camera
- 5 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear Mounted)
- Fast Charging- No
- Non-Removable Li-Ion 4,000mAh battery
Looking at the design of this smartphone, at first glance, you will notice that it is a budget device.
It spot a matte finish and the back is made from plastic and it also has a plastic frame.
The rear cameras are arranged in a vertical order with the single led flash beneath the cameras.
If you look at the back of the device from a long distance, you will think that it comes with a triple rear cameras but you will notice it is a single led flash when you start coming closer.
This means that the back led flash is perfectly in line with the rear cameras.
There is a fingerprint sensor at the center of the back and Itel branding to the lower left side of the device that shows you that you are holding an Itel smartphone.
Looking at the right side is where you find the volume rockers and the power button.
The left spine houses nothing and that’s because it has a removable back cover so when you remove it, you get to see the tray for dual Micro SIMS and one SD card.
At the top there is a 3.5mm audio while the buttom is a home for USB port and micro phone.
The speaker is at the lower rear side of the device. It weighs 164grams with a dimension of 159.7 x 77.7 x 8.9 mm.
A56 is available in three colours which are Aqua Blue, Champagne Gold and Deep Grey.
Coming to the display, you get to see a pretty thick chin and bezels. This is why it has a screen to body ratio of 73.2% and 18:9 aspect ratio.
It uses an IPS LCD screen which measures 6.0inches in diagonal and it produces an HD resolution of 480 by 960 pixels.
With the 242 PPI density, colour reproduction will be okay. There is a single led flash at the front of the device for low light selfies.
Now like i said earlier, this is a low end device so i am not surprised at it’s poor display quality.
If you take a look at the recent S15, it’s a budget device but it comes with a better 6.1inches IPS LCD display which produces HD+ resolution of 720 by 1520 pixels.
The device even comes with a smaller chin and bezels placing it on 81.2% screen to body ratio category.
Hardware and Software
As a budget device that it is, under the hood it is powered by a Quad-core UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E chipset.
The chipset uses an Octa core processor clocked at 1.3GHz.
It runs on Android 9.0 Pie Go Edition and for graphics or gaming, there is an ARM Mali T820 MP1 GPU.
A56 is available in two configurations which are a 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM or a 2GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM.
It has a Micro SD card slot where you can extend the storage up to 32GB. Now, you shouldn’t expect the hardware to perform smoothly.
There will really be occasional lags depending on the task you are carrying on with the smartphone.
For photography, the smartphone comes with a dual rear cameras which includes an 8MP main camera and a 0.3MP camera for depth sensing.
On the front, it has a 5MP camera for selfies or video calls.
The rear camera has a single led flash which helps in low lightening situations.
It can shoot videos in 720P at 30fps. The front camera also comes with a selfie flash but it can only record a 480P videos which is quite low.
Some of the rear camera features includes Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection and White balance settings.
Battery and Connectivity
When it comes to the battery capacity, the smartphone is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery which doesn’t support fast charging of course.
We shouldn’t expect fast charging for a phone of this price point.
One thing we like about A56 from itel mobile.
We all know that it is a low end smartphone but there is one thing we like about the device.
Battery: It is nice seeing Itel incorporate a 4,000mAh battery to a N23,000 Naira smartphone.
Among the two other brands under the canopy of Transsion such as Tecno and Infinix, Itel is one which loves entry level users and promises to give them latest features at a lower price tag.
If you check around, i don’t think there is any smartphone that is sold for N23,000 Naira that has a 4,000mAh battery capacity except Itel mobiles.
The only problem with this smartphone is that it will take a very long time to charge fully but i am not concerned about the time it takes to charge but how long it lasts and yea, it lasts forever.