itel S16 1GB RAM / 16GB ROM Android 10 Go Edition

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itel S16 Main Features:

  • Camera Rear: 8MP Main Camera+2MP Macro Camera+Depth Sensing
  • Selfie: 8MP Main Camera
  • Processor: SC7731E Quad-core 1.3GHz
  • Memory: 1GB RAM + 16GB ROM
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • System: AndroidTM 10 (Go Edition)
  • Network: 2G: 900/1800 MHZ, 3G: 900/2100 MHZ
  • Others: Face Unlock + Fingerprint Sensor
  • Colors: Ice Crystal Blue/Dazzle Black/Cosmic Shine


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itel S16 1GB RAM / 16GB ROM

itel S16 is the direct successor to the S15 launched in 2019, and brings new design and the latest Android 10 to itel S-series. The display is a 6.5-inches full-view screen with 480 x 960 pixels resolution and a dewdrop notch, housing the selfie camera.

itel S16 is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731E along with ARM Mali T820 MP1. It has 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card.

The device comes with a triple camera sensor at the back, combining 8 MP Main snapper, 2MP depth and a third AI sensor, while a single 8-megapixel selfie lens is kept in the notch upfront.

You are also getting a rear placed fingerprint scanner, support for dual 3G SIMs, has 4000mAh battery and runs on Google Android 10 (Go Edition) out of the box.

Itel S16 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.5-inch, IPS LCD Capacitive Touch Screen, 1600 X 720 Pixels
  • Android 10 (Go edition)
  • 1GB RAM
  • Quad-core Spreadtrum Unisoc SC7731E Processor
  • 16GB built-in storage, with SD-Card, Support up to 32GB
  • 8MP + 2MP + Depth Triple Rear Cameras
  • 16MP Front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (Rear Mounted)
  • 4000mAh non-removable Li-ion Battery

Design and Display

The Itel S16 may not pack a substantial hardware upgrade, but it does feature a more refined design when compared to its predecessor. I tell made refinements, that make the S16 more appealing aesthetically.

On the rear, we have got a camera module housing triple cameras and an LED flash. Also on the rear, you will find a capacitive fingerprint sensor and the Itel Mascott, which indicating its an Itel smartphone.

Upfront, we have a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with a drop notch housing its selfie camera. This display has a resolution of 1600 X 720 Pixels.

For color variants, enthusiasts have three choices to make. The color options available include Ice crystal blue, Cosmic shine, and Dazzle black.

The Cameras

itel S16 made some effort in making the Itel S16 more robust. In comparison with its predecessor, we have more cameras on the rear and a higher resolution camera upfront.

The rear camera setup comprises of an 8MP primary camera, a 2MP Macro camera, and a depth camera. For selfies, we now have a 16MP front shooter, as opposed to the 5MP camera on the S15.

This camera setup may be nowhere near the most powerful in the bunch, but its a substantial upgrade that will appeal to enthusiasts in search of smartphones in this price range.

Hardware and Software

Comparing the Itel S16 to the previously released Itel S15 reveals a not very substantial upgrade. In a nutshell, enthusiasts will be deal with fairly the same performance hardware.

Onboard is a Quad-core Spreadtrum Unisoc SC7731E Processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, with the option for storage expansion via Micro-SD up to 32GB and a 4000mAh battery, which is bigger than the 3000mAh on the S15.

On the software side, the Itel S16 runs its interface on top of the Android 10 (Go Edition) operating system.


The Itel S16 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB port, and BlueTooth connectivity.

Internet connectivity on the Itel S16 is capped at 3G, which means enthusiasts won’t have the luxury of 4G and 5G internet speed.


6.5” HD Fashionable and Stylish Design

itel S16 flaunts a stylish waterdrop fullscreen design that looks and feels beautiful in your hands. It comes with a 6.5” HD display having a 490X960 Pixels resolution further accentuating its appearance. Owing to a higher screen ratio, the phone brings in a joyful visual experience to its users.

8.3mm Super Slim Design

Another thing you cannot help noticing is its super slim design. Measuring just 8.3 mm in thickness and weighing around 164 grams, S16 is one of the slimmest smartphones launched by itel. The rear panel has smoothed curves that make it fit perfectly in your hands. You’ll love the way it has been designed to be super comfy for one-hand operation.

Impressive Camera with a Depth Sensor 

 itel s16 camera

S16 comes with a “rectangular” shaped triple-camera set up consisting of an 8MP main and 2MP Macro lens plus a depth-sensor that gives you a better quality of pictures and videos you shoot. Both the rear and Selfie cameras have portrait modes to enable you to adjust the lighting and details. Balancing the brightness and shadow will be easy and interesting.

AI Selfie Smartphone 

itel S16 mobile is a perfect choice for selfie-lovers. It has an 8MP front camera, complemented by AI Face Beauty 3.0 that promises decent quality for selfies. Blending the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technologies augmented reality (AR), and human touch learnings, AI face Beauty 3.0 is great to adjust the lighting environment, facial features, colors and details as per your individual needs. Ultimately, the pictures turn out to be special.

To ace up your selfie game is an array of amazing Selfie Features including Beauty Effects, Polish the skin, Enlarge & Brighten eyes, Remove Defects, Remove Eye Pouch, and Heighten Nose Bridge.

  • Then there’s AI Bokeh Effect to adjust the background and focus quickly. On your S16 Series, it enables you to take pictures with layers.
  •  9 Selfie Filters and 21 AR Filters The camera in S16 is equipped with as many as 9 Selfie Filters which make photos more interesting and personalized. Add to it 21 AR stickers (available in both rear and selfie camera) making it a perfect selfie set up in this budget.
  • AI Dirty Lens Detection: With an AI Dirt lens detector, you get periodic reminders to clean the lens when any dirt or dust is detected. It comes in the form a notice after every 50 usages of the camera. Really smart, isn’t it?

4000mAh big battery (With AI Power Master)

 itel s16 mobile battery

Another notable feature of itel S16 mobile is its powerful 4000mAh battery with AI Power Master. It has been built to last for a whole day even with heavy consumption. While watching the video continuously, it can last up to 7 hours. For normal usage, the battery will easily go up to 80 hours. Thanks to the AI Power Master, the battery saves power intelligently, and this can help increase battery life by up to 35%.

Gallary Go

Billed as a lightweight version of Google Photo, Gallery Go in itel S16 series is sure to impress you. Well optimized for S16 series, this offline gallery is smaller in size and consumes lesser data while managing your files and photos immaculately. It has a function to automatically categorize your phone pictures into People, Selfies, Nature, Animals, Documents, Videos, and Movies.

Go Gallery also packs in some photo editing tools which come in handy to enhance the quality and look of your pictures.

AI Gallery

itel S16 operating system has a custom galley called AI Galley. It packs in an array of features and editing tools to help you manage the pictures, videos, and files in a streamlined way. Its ‘Optimize Function’ can detect blur images, dark photos, and similar photos. This helps you delete them and create fresh space in your gallery. Also, you can identify pictures as Whatsapp images and Facebook images segregated as per their source of downloading. A photo editing tool can add filter, crop the photos, add text, watermark, and even bokeh. Each tool is easy to manage.                                                               

Spreadtrum UNISOC SC7731E and 16GB Storage 

The phone is powered by the Spreadtrum UNISOC SC7731E, and brings in the augmented Android 10 to Itel smartphone series. It comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage (expandable up to 64GB). In its SIM tray, Itel s16 packs in a dual nano-SIM (standby) slots as well as a dedicated microSD card slot.

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The full specifications and silent features of iTel S16 are detailed in the table below.

itel S16 – Full Specifications


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2


Also Known As itel S16
iTel W6502
Announced 2020, September 18th
Status Available. Released 2020, September


Build Plastic
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.5 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~220 ppi density)
Touch Screen Yes, up to 5 fingers
Display Protection Scratch Resistant Glass


Operating System Android 10 (Go Edition)
Chipset Spreadtrum UNISOC SC7731E
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Mali T820 MP1


RAM (Memory) 1 GB
Storage Capacity 16 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 64 GB via microSD card
Phonebook Practically Unlimited
Call Record Practically Unlimited


Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 8 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP main camera


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel


Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below the display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
Sound Enhancements None


USB Micro USB 2.0
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
FM Radio Yes


Battery Capacity Removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Fast Charging No


Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Colors Crystal Blue, Dazzle Black and Ceramic Green

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itel S16 1GB RAM / 16GB ROM Android 10 Go Edition
Our Rating of itel S16
The itel S16 comes in as a successor to the Itel S15. It features the same RAM size and processor as the S15. However, itel is offering users a better camera setup, bigger battery, and updated software, which pushes the S16 as a successor. If you are looking for a good phone that is within budget, please you can checkout the price of itel S16 on Mchris and pay on delivery.
  • Good Camera
  • Strong Battery
  • High-Resolution Display
  • Fast Processor
  • Extendable Storage
  • Only 16GB internal memory.
  • Not suitable for heavy games
  • Without glass protection

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