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About Itel

1. Itel is a smartphone brand introduced in India by the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Transsion Holdings. It mainly provides ultra-affordable all-round smartphones.

2. Itel has around 1000 service touch points in India. Toll-free No. 18004190525

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Itel S42 details

Buy For
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Excellent cameras
  • Good configuration
Beware of
  • Average battery backup
Verdict

The Itel S42 is a good smartphone with quality features. The cameras are excellent to deliver  quality images. Moreover, the fingerprint scanner enhances the security of the smartphone. However, a better battery backup would have been made it a perfect option to go for.

A good smartphone
Display and Camera

The Itel S42 bears a 5.65 inch IPS LCD HD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. It is available in two colour options such as Black and Champagne colour options. A fingerprint sensor is present for your convenience.

Talking about the camera, the device has a 13MP primary camera which is capable of capturing 4128 x 3096 pixels images. Moreover a 13MP front camera is present to take care the selfie needs. The front camera is further accompanied by a dual LED flash which assists in low light conditions.  

Configuration and Connectivity 

In terms of configuration, the smartphone has a 1.4GHz Cortex A53 Octa-core processor which is further aided by 3GB of RAM. An Adreno 505 GPU answers all the graphical requirements of the smartphone. The combination is seated on Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 chipset.

Talking about the connectivity, the Itel S42 offers a wide range of options including 4G with VoLTE,  Wi-Fi, Mobile hotspot, Bluetooth,GPS and microUSB. 

Storage and Battery

The Itel S42 has an inbuilt storage capacity of 16GB and by using a SD card, you can expand the storage up-to 64GB.

The smartphone comes with a 3000mAh Li-Ion battery which is not enough the for this device.
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Itel S42 Price
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v8.0 (Oreo)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Supports Indian bands
  • VoLTE
  • 16 GB + 128 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM: Nano + Nano
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB OTG Support
  • FM Radio
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itel S42 unboxing and first impressions: have your Oreo and eat it too
itel S42 unboxing and first impressions: have your Oreo and eat it too

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Mar 20 2018 By Abhiman Biswas

Itel S42 Specifications

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General
Launch Date March 20, 2018 (Official)
Brand Itel
Model S42
Operating System Android v8.0 (Oreo)
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Quick Charging
no  No
Design
Height 153 mm Compare Size
Width 73.5 mm
Thickness 8.2 mm
Very Good
Thickness compared to
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8.2 mm
Average in group
8.4 mm
Best in this group
5.5 mm
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours Black, Champagne
Display
Average
Display compared to
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  • All Phones
This Device
54%
Average in group
55%
Best in this group
78%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
5.65 inches (14.35 cm)
Screen Resolution
720 x 1440 pixels
Aspect Ratio 18:9
Bezel-less display yes
Pixel Density
285 ppi
Good
Pixel Density compared to
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285 ppi
Average in group
294 ppi
Best in this group
441 ppi
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
IPS LCD
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)
73.26 %
Performance
Good
Performance compared to
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This Device
58%
Average in group
55%
Best in this group
82%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
Processor
Quad core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53
Poor
Processor compared to
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This Device
Quad core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
Average in group
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: MediaTek MT6737
Best in this group
Quad core, 2 GHz, Cortex A73 + Quad core, 2 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: MediaTek
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Architecture
64 bit
Graphics
Adreno 308
RAM
3 GB
Excellent
RAM compared to
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3 GB
Average in group
2 GB
Best in this group
4 GB
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Storage
Best in Class
Storage compared to
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This Device
96%
Average in group
96%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
16 GB
Very Good
Internal Memory compared to
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16 GB
Average in group
16 GB
Best in this group
128 GB
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 128 GB
User Available Storage Up to 8.2 GB
USB OTG Support
yes
Camera
Good
Rear Camera compared to
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This Device
64%
Average in group
59%
Best in this group
83%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
Resolution 13 MP Primary Camera
Very Good
Main Camera compared to
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13 MP
Average in group
13 MP
Best in this group
23 MP
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Autofocus yes Phase Detection autofocus
Physical Aperture F2.0
Flash yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 4128 x 3096 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Front Camera
Resolution 13 MP Front Camera
Excellent
Front Camera compared to
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This Device
13 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
24 MP
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Physical Aperture F2.0
Flash yes Dual LED
Camera Features Fixed Focus
Battery
Very Good
Battery compared to
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This Device
75%
Average in group
71%
Best in this group
93%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
3000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable
no  No
Standby time
Up to 400 Hours(2G)
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE
yes
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 2
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v4.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS
NFC
no  No
USB Connectivity
Mass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
FM Radio
yes
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
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