itel S16 Review, features and technical specifications

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Abraham Miller

itel launched its latest smartphone itel S16 recently in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and other countries and it’s getting an overwhelming response from both phone users and reviewers. The itel S16 smartphone not just dons an appealing, sleek design, but is also laced with some segment-first features you cannot help raving about. 

Here, we’re offering you a rundown of the top features and specifications of itel S16 – proving it one of the finest smartphones of 2020 in its segment. 

itel S16 technical specifications


6.5“ HD+ Waterdrop FullScreen  





Rear: 8MP Main Camera+2MP Macro Camera+Depth Sensing

Selfie:8MP Main Camera


SC7731E Quad-core 1.3GHz


1GB RAM + 16GB ROM(Up to 32GB)




AndroidTM 10 (Go Edition)


2G: 900/1800 MHZ

3G: 900/2100 MHZ


Face Unlock + Fingerprint Sensor


Ice Crystal Blue/Dazzle Black/Cosmic Shine


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.

itel S16 price

The official itel S16 price from Xpark is KES7,799 in Kenya (available for preorder now in Xpark) and GH₵399 in Ghana.

The Recommended Retail Price (RRP) for itel S16 in Nigeria is around ₦31,900. 

Swap your old phone to a new itel S16

If you live in Nigeria, you can swap your old phone to a new itel S16 now from Carlcare CV service center or other mobile phone stores. Just make an online reservation below and then we will contact you about how you can swap your old phone to a new one

Reliable After-sale Service At Carlcare Centers

Along with these outstanding features and performance, itel S16 users will get a reliable after-sale service at Carlcare service centers across Nigeria. As the authorized service center for Itel, we’ll provide you professional and prompt assistance in case the phone requires any repair or you need some post-sale support. Take advantage of our extensive service center network across Nigeria, or connect to us online. Carlcare App makes your experience all the more gratifying as it provides exclusive services like warranty check, repair status, service center location, and live chat support– all in one place.