Itel 16 Plus
The Itel 16 Plus brings competitive pricing to the significantly cheaper budget options, with a budget performance device, an immersive 5-inch IPS LCD screen, a primary 5MP camera, a decent 2050mAh battery, and a refreshed Mediatek budget chipset. It comes off as a beautiful yet budget device, with a promise of a great value proposition.
The Itel 16 Plus comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD screen with the older design that had a massive chin and notch. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and supports HDR which makes it decent to consume media with. It has a plastic frame and back and a scratch-resistant front panel. It is very bright and vivid. It has a headphone jack, fortunately. It has a mono speaker whose sound is surprisingly clear when playing media.
The Itel 16 Plus brings in the heat with the latest generation budget Unisoc Soc chipset, making it quite fast and fairly competent for gaming. It has a 1.3 GHz Cortex quad-core CPU paired with a Mali-T820 GPU, with storage options of 1GB for RAM & 8GB for ROM. It has an expandable memory option with a dedicated slot. It’s running the latest Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition, so the performance isn’t all that shabby. Android Go Edition ideally has less bloatware as compared to custom skins so it shouldn’t lag or feel heavy. Everything feels decently fast and snappy.
The Itel 16 Plus has a single camera arrangement on the back. It comes with a decent single 5MP primary sensor for those fairly usable daylight photos. It has no ultra-wide nor depth sensor so it’s kind of obvious it’s not big on the camera department. The pictures are decently usable though. The video can support up to 720p video at 30 fps, with HDR support. The selfie camera is a basic QVGA-wide sensor. The selfies aren’t much but are usable.
The Itel 16 Plus is a budget device no doubt. But it is disappointing that it comes with an underwhelming 2050mAh battery and no fast charging. That puts it at a clear disadvantage considering most budget devices come with huge batteries. It also retains the micro-USB charging port.
Similarly, priced phones would include Itel A16 Plus, Itel A14 Plus, Tecno Pop 3, and the Tecno Pop 2F Go. the main distinction at this price point is often a choice of a bigger battery or larger screen. The OS might feel a little bloated but anyone who has used an Itel phone before will feel right at home.
Common Q &A
- How much is an Itel 16 Plus in Kenya: the phone is currently retailing at Ksh 7,000
- Where can I buy an Itel 16 Plus in Kenya: you can buy it at phonesstorekenya.com, both online and offline, with optional delivery on request.
- Does Itel 16 Plus have 4G: Yes. this device handles up to 4G
- Does Itel 16 Plus have expandable memory: yes, it does, in a dedicated slot, so that it feels like the internal storage is not enough, you can always add more. It supports up to 128 GB
- What OS does Itel 16 Plus support: it comes with the Android Go edition which eases off the processor considering it’s a budget device. That means it has more processing power for other activities, while still having less bloatware.