Itel S16 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.5-inch, IPS LCD
  • Android 10
  • Quad-core Unisoc Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage and supports memory card up to 128GB
  • 8MP + 2MP + depth sensor, triple Main Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • Rear Fingerprint sensor
  • 4000mAh non-removable Li-ion Battery

Itel S16 is an entry-level Android phone made by itel Mobile. It is the base model in the itel S16 series. The other models are itel S16 Pro and itel S16 Pro 4G. The other models have 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage memory.

The S16 runs Android 10 (Go Edition) and has 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. There is a dedicated microSD card slot, if you need more storage space. The S16 supports 2G and 3G networks. It is not a 4G phone and so does not work with 4G networks. If you want 4G LTE, you have to get the itel S16 Pro 4G, which is the same phone but with an improved processor and 4G LTE added (along with a better main camera).

itel S16 - Ice Crystal Blue top

In front is an 8MP selfie camera in the waterdrop notch, while at the back is a triple camera (8MP main lens + 2MP macro + depth sensor). Below the camera island is a fingerprint sensor. Battery capacity is 4000mAh.

Does the S16 have 4G?

This is a 3G smartphone, so it supports only 2G and 3G networks. It will not work with 4G service.

Does the S16 have USB-OTG?

No; itel S16 does not have OTG support. You will not be able to use any USB accessory with it.

itel S16 Specs and Price

Network and Platform

  • 2G – GSM, GPRS, EDGE: Yes
  • 3G – UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA: Yes
  • 4G – LTE: No
  • 5G: No
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • Platform: Android 10 (Go Edition)

General Features

  • Dimensions: 166 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 6.5 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels, IPS LCD, water drop notch.
  • Screen Protection: None
  • Colours: Ice Crystal Blue. Cosmic Shine. Dazzle Black.
  • Material: Plastic
  • Water Resistance: No
  • Dust Resistance: No
  • Processor: Spreadtrum UNISOC SC7731E; 1.3 GHz Quad-core, Cortex-A7.
  • GPU: ARM Mali T820 MP1
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)


  • Rear Camera: 8 MP main lens + 2MP macro lens + depth sensor, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording.
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture


  • Music Player: Yes
  • 3.5 mm audio jack: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: No.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: No.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): No.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Blaster: No.


  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS
  • USB: microUSB v2.0.
  • NFC: No.


  • Type: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 4000 mAh
  • Charging: 5W standard charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.

itel S16 Price in Nigeria

The S16 originally cost ₦30,000, but the price has since gone up to ₦35,000 as at January 2021.

Where to buy itel S16 in Nigeria

This phone is available at itel Mobile stores, as well as from independent retailers like Slot, Pointek, Finet, and others around the country.

You can also purchase it online from Konga, Jumia, Kara, Jiji and other online e-commerce platforms.

Successor: itel S17.

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Tech blogging since 2003, I have owned and reviewed hundreds of smartphones running EPOC, Symbian, Palm, PocketPC, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.

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