China based company, Transsion Holdings, entered in the Indian market with its mobile brand, Itel. The company recently came up with a budget smartphone namely the Itel Selfie pro. In this article, we will see the unboxing and quick review of the device.
Itel selfie Pro comes with the latest Android v6.0 (Marshmallow). It is priced at Rs. 6,999 and will be available via offline stores in India.
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Itel Selfie pro comes packed in a very wide red colored box which will require both hands for carrying it. The design of the box is also very interesting, it has a pic and name of the phone on the top, and a Itel logo. At the back it has the price, SAR values and other things.
Inside the box, it contains the following contents.
- USB cable
- User manual
- Warranty Card
- Flip cover
- Screen Guard
The phone has a decent build quality and design. It has a rectangular shape, and the edges are not very curved but they are not pointed either. The back is rounded and it has a nice faux leather finish, the rear camera design is very unique.
The phone comes with a 5 inch display, its dimensions are 151 x 77 x 9.3 mm and it weighs around 155 grams. With these dimensions and weight, the phone can be handled easily.
Let us take a look at the phone from different angles.
Front Top features a loudspeaker grill, Proximity and Ambient light Sensors and front camera.
At the bottom there are 3 navigation keyson the screen
On the right side there is a power button and physical camera button
On the left there is a volume rocker
3.5mm audio jack, Micro USB port are at the top edge.
Primary Mic on the bottom edge
There is a microSD card slot, SIM slots and a removable battery underneath the back cover
Itel Selfie pro has a 5 inch IPS LCD display display with a screen resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels. The display is nice, it has good viewing angles and the colors are also good. Outdoor visibility is also good but not the best. There is a enlarged black area below the display which does not look very nice. Overall the display is good for a budget phone.
Itel selfie pro is equipped with an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash. It features Autofocus,Geo-tagging,Touch focus and Face detection. It supports full HD video recording. On the front, it just have a 2 MP camera but it comes with a front LED flash. The camera specs are very low as compared to other smartphones in the same range.
I tested the gaming performance with multiple titles including some light and some heavy games. As we know, it does not have a great hardware for gaming, but I was satisfied with the kind of performance it gave while playing Modern Combat 5, which requires decent graphic performance. It did not lag as such but there were minor frame drops here and there. The gaming experience will be playable unless you are running too many apps in background. You cannot call it smooth, but still good for price.
As far as heating is concerned, I did not notice any major heating issue during my testing. It went up to 39 degrees Celsius after 40 minutes of gaming, but it may vary depending up on the surrounding.
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Itel Selfie pro comes with the nice design, good display size and quality, latest OS, average processor, entry level RAM and ROM, average camera, good battery and 4G LTE support. Overall, the phone is not as attractive as other phones like Coolpad note 3 Lite and Lenovo Vibe K5, in this price segment. The company has just come to India, but still it will have to come up with better products to compete in the market.
But I must say that the camera and display on this phone were really impressive.