Just yesterday, she came around with this toy – “iTel iNote Beyond 3G” and was like – hey boy, I’ve got myself a decent phone since you insisted on changing my windows mobile phone.
I held the device for about 30 minutes accessing the features and can’t hide how much dissatisfied I was with the design and internal memory that leaves so much to be desired.
Even though it is a common knowledge that one can increase the internal memory of android phones using this trick, it still doesn’t justify a smart phone coming aboard with only a meager 150MB of internal storage.
Installing 6 good apps without tweaking the internal memory of the device was fully an effort in futility. Anyways, i got the device all setup and working just the way she wanted it to.
- Highly affordable at NGN13,500 ($70)
- Dual SIM slot and power bank accessory
- Good audio quality
- 8GB memory card
- Miserly internal memory with only 150MB internal storage
- Low storage warning errors after installing 3rd party applications
- Can’t handle HD games (We can forgive this – it’s a budget phone after all)
Here is our review summary for the iTel iNote Beyond 3G smart phone –
- Media – A decent camera (3 megapixel) for a budget phone, with flash, FM radio, audio recorder, music and video players
- Memory – The 8GB removable storage that came with it would have been a plus if not for the miserly 150MB internal storage. The RAM is 512MB, it performs fine knowing that you can’t really install many apps on it.
- Battery – The 1500mAh battery coupled with the DU battery apps seems okay for the device. It comes with a 2200mAh power bank accessory
- Performance & Features – A single core processor of 1GHz seems to be enough for this toy, it is neither fast nor laggy, just performs basically okay
Specification and Features
The iTel iNote Beyond 3G Review won’t be exactly complete without listing some of the features, design and hardware specifications.
- Brand – Itel
- Model – iNote Beyond 3G
- SIM Slot(s) – Dual SIM
- Touch Screen – Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
- Dimensions – 137.8 x 69 x 9.5 mm
- Colours – Black, White
- Box Contents – Handset, Battery, Extra Power bank Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
- Operating System – Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Sensors – Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Light sensor, Proximity sensor
- Processor – 1 GHz, Single core
RAM – 512 MB
- Screen Size – 4.5 Inch (480 x 854 pixels)
- Camera – 3MP primary, 1.3MP Secondary, Flash and Auto-focus
- Battery – 1500mAH
- Internet & Connectivity – GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
The price of Itel iNote Beyond 3G varies depending on the shop and place, she bought hers at a Benin for NGN13,500 which is about $70.
I don’t see anyone wanting a device with such poor features, but if you really want to give it a shot, you can check for its availability in Jumia, Konga and other eCommerce stores that deals on gadgets and electronics.