itel, a mobile brand owned by Transsion Holdings has launched yet another selfie phone, itel S42 and it’s the successor to the last year’s itel S41. The itel S42 is a 4G smartphone highlighting its 5.65-inch FullScreen display and selfie camera. For the price of Rs 8,499, let’s see what itel has to offer, here are the 9 best features of itel S42 below.
1) FullScreen 18:9 Display
Unlike the predecessor, the itel S42 has gone FullScreen i.e. the display adopts the newer aspect of the 18:9 screen design. It sports a 5.65-inch FullScreen display with HD+ resolution and 2.5D curved glass on top. This ensures that the design is according to the current smartphone trend.
2) 13 MP Selfie Camera
The itel S42 is a selfie-oriented smartphone with a 13 MP camera on the front side, not much phones offer a good selfie camera at this price. What’s cool about its camera is it supports the famous bokeh effect mode that you have seen in the higher priced phones. The itel S42 selfie camera can blur the background keeping the object in focus.
The rear side also offers a 13 MP PDAF camera with dual LED flash.
3) Dual Front Soft Light LED
In addition to the selfie camera, itel S42 also hooks up a dual front soft light LED flash to support the low-light selfies. Adding a flash to the front camera is a nice addition and at least better than the phones without an LED flash.
4) Android 8.0 Oreo
Still, many phones are stuck on Nougat update, the itel S42 emerges with Android Oreo out-of-the-box with a custom skin on top. Competitors like Redmi phones don’t come with Android Oreo as of now, the itel S42 has the latest Android and security patches.
5) Face Unlock & Fingerprint Scanner
In addition to the fingerprint scanner at the back, the itel S42 also includes the Face Unlock that relies on your facial features to unlock the phone. The Face Unlock comes handy if you do not want to type the password and/or can’t reach the fingerprint scanner. The Face Unlock feature is also seen on phones like Apple iPhone X and OnePlus 5T.
6) Bundled With Protective Case
What’s included in the box is a protective case that comes handy. A case will save some money if you are purchasing from separately or from a third party.
7) Committed 100 Days Replacement Warranty
The company is committed to 100 days replacement promise i.e. the phone will be replaced with a new one within 100 days from the date of purchase.
8) Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core CPU
Lastly, the 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 is an entry-level CPU with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB storage that expands up to 128 GB via microSD. While it’s not the best-in-class hardware, but is enough for daily tasks and light usage, and fits the budget.
9) 3,000 mAh Battery with QuickCharge Support
With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC underneath, it comes a 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging enabled, you don’t have to wait for hours to charge it to full. Unlike phones that offer a large battery but do not provide a fast charging option, the itel S42 has it.
That was it. Do let us know what do you think about the new itel S42 in the comments below.