itel Mobile recently announced the release of their addition to their flagship power series; itel P36 and P36 Pro LTE. The new addition was teased to be budget-friendly, durable, and reliable to suit the needs of anyone today.
We couldn’t wait to get our hands on one of these new models in gradient blue, currently on the market at about UGX 310,000. And as soon as we did, best believe we had to test the functionality to its best. For this review, we’re only going to talk about select areas that stand out on the itel P36 smartphone, so let’s get started!
For starters, the smartphone comes in a handy rectangular red box that boldy outlines what they are selling you, and that is mainly a 16 ROM + 1GB RAM, 5000mAh and 6.5″ HD+ screen. Now what does this mean? We’ll get there in the breakdown.
On unboxing this new baby, you’ll notice that everything is wrapped in plastics to prevent scratches or dust particles from affecting the accessories and smartphone. The box comes with a sim card ejector, a pair of earphones, a USB 10 charger, and of course an 8.6mm slim body smartphone.
Additionally, you get a phone casing and screen protector which is the same for the Pro version of this smartphone as well.
The smartphone comes with a 6.5 inch LCD panel, the left side rocks a dual-sim slot that also houses a micro SD card slot as well. The right side packs the regular power and volume adjustment buttons while the bottom houses a 3.5mm regular headphone slot, a mouthpiece and the phone speakers.
At the rearview, the itel P36 packs an iphone11-inspired dual camera with an LED, a smooth fingerprint sensor and the company branding at the very bottom.
As we go into functionality, the smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie (Go edition), an 8.0-megapixel front camera as well as Ai dual rear cameras, 1GB of RAM, 16GB ROM and a 1.3GHz Quad-core processor. Now this means you can enjoy using this device for any ordinary internet user, just don’t expect it to go on blazing-fast speeds or install every app you find. Come on! You get what you paid for.
If you’re one of the Google chrome addicts like me, you might want to back off that habit with this device though, as we all know how heavy that beast is, and for a 1GB RAM phone, you definitely have what’s coming for you. However, the smartphone knows its cons and therefore it comes with a pre-installed PHX Browser that is super light to handle your browsing tasks and also an in-built ad blocker. See that doesn’t sound so bad, sort of!
Now don’t be scared off, the itel P36 is still a smartphone for everyone, here’s why;
The 5000mAh battery will take you almost all day of usage on this baby as it works seamlessly with the processor that will limit heavy usage. In addition to that, the pre-installed phone cleaner will often notify you to offload memory that’s not being used hence keeping light work.
The phone display will punch up to an HD display (720p) of any video you are watching, more to that, the rear dual cameras come with a 13MP lens with a depth sensor. With good lighting, the camera does a pretty great job at taking clear images. You won’t see much detail in the results but be sure of a good image. When it comes to video, it’s pretty much the same with the image quality.
So for anyone that is looking to get a fancy looking, user-friendly smartphone that fits any budget, look at your social media often and play a few light games, well this is the device for you.