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Not everyone can afford to splash more than $700 on a flagship device. If you’re a student on a tight budget or a business owner supplying phones to your employees, it’s important to look for value in the market. Browsing the budget end of the smartphone range doesn’t mean you should settle for underwhelming features or performance. The itel P32 dispels this myth.
Itel is a brand on the rise, especially in emerging markets. In the second quarter of last year it had the highest total phone sales in Africa. With the P32, itel hopes to continue its ascension as a serious player.
With a retail price of just $73, the P32 is very much in the affordable smartphone category, though appearances can be deceptive. The 5.5” 18:9 Fullscreen display is reminiscent of this smartphone’s more pricey counterparts. Like the more luxurious models, it can be unlocked in a moment using its multi-functional fingerprint sensor. At just 8.8mm thickness, the slim design of the itel P32 also belies its extraordinary price tag.
A battery beyond
This slender chassis is even more remarkable when you factor in the huge 4,000 mAh battery under the hood. This extra power means the the P32 way outstrips the higher-end smartphones in terms of battery life, and keeps you gaming or watching videos for longer. With more economic use, the P32 can go without recharging for a full three days. Such longevity in a daily driver will be a distant pre-smartphone memory for most of us.
While some competitors in the budget market boast a similar size battery, the P32’s 5MP dual rear camera sets it apart. Until now such a setup was unprecedented in an entry-level smartphone.
The dual rear camera is perfectly complemented by dual soft-flash lights, allowing the P32 to capture great images even in low light. Add to that a 5MP front facing camera, with an 85 degree angle for a wider selfie experience, and you’ve got a more than capable photographic companion for your lifestyle.
The itel P32 commands a respectable hardware package given it’s eyebrow-raising price. The Quad-Core 1.3GHz processor is backed up by 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. What really stands the performance of this smartphone out from the rest of the budget market is the Optimized Android Oreo operating system. In partnership with Google, itel has incorporated this special OS into the P32, which is specifically tailored to facilitate a smooth and fast experience in devices with 1GB of RAM or less.
This sleek operation is further augmented by new and reimagined Google apps, also designed for the entry-level market. These include Google Go, YouTube Go, and the Go edition of Google Assistant for Android. This all combines for a more pleasing user experience, as well as enhanced data efficiency.
Other great features incorporated to make users’ lives easier include app-freeze, storage manager, lock screen clean, power-saving, harassment intercept, data-monitoring, auto-start management, and app lock.
The expansive battery life of the itel P32 will appeal to many, but this smartphone stands out from the other big-battery players on the market. It offers unmatched style and performance at this price point, which is why it’s one of the biggest sellers in many emerging markets right now. Throw in the impressive set of specs and features, and you’re left wondering how the P32 can retail for less than the price of a theatre ticket.