iTel Mobile is back with another smartphone in its ‘p’ower line up of devices — the iTel P51.
Launched in July of 2017, the P51 is a low-end smartphone targeting folks who love their batteries extremely massive.
Apart from the massive battery capacity embedded within the metal chassis of this device, every other feature is typically what you would expect from a low-low-end smartphone.
With a starting price of around ₦30,000 the P51 should be on your “consideration” list if you are looking to purchase a device for yourself which could double down as a mini power bank, or if you in the market for a smartphone for a loved one who is not too tech savvy but desires a “touchscreen phone” (think Moms and Dads from a few generations ago)
Before drawing out your wallet to purchase this device though, here are the full details about the iTel P51.
Network & Software
The iTel P51 is a dual-SIM smartphone running on the most recent stable version of Android (Nougat) which supports just 2G and 3G networks.
Keen on your device being 4G compatible?
Well, you’d have to look elsewhere.
- 2G: Yes
- 3G: Yes
- 4G: No
- SIM: Dual SIM
- Operating System: Android version 7 (Nougat)
Design & Display
With the display coming in at the familiar 5.5-inches, the P51 is definitely not a ‘small device’. The display is an LCD touch display without any form of protection (no Gorilla or Dragontrail glass) and has a resolution of 720p (HD).
On purchasing the device, you’d have about 3 color options to select from — Black, Blue or Gold — and the smartphone should have a somewhat premium feel thanks to its metal build.
- Dimensions: –
- Weight: –
- Build: Metal build
- Colors: Blue, Black, Gold
- Display Size: 5.5-inch display
- Display Type: IPS LCD Display
- Display Resolution: 720 x 1280px — HD
Performance & Hardware
Performance wise, the P51 falls just below average (and expectations). Powered by a Quad-core MediaTek CPU clocked at around 1.3GHz, this device was not built with power users in mind.
To further validate that point, the device packs just a gigabyte of RAM. So, if you are someone who is constantly juggling between apps or who most of the time has more than 2 to 3 apps running simultaneously, this device would be a serious pain in your arse.
For storage, however, the device packs about 16GB which can also be extended by a memory card of up 32GB.
- Processor Name: Mediatek
- Processor Type: 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU
- GPU: –
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal Memory: 16GB
- SD Card Support: Yes — up to 32GB.
For a device retailing for well under ₦35k, I’m definitely sure your expectations would not be so high on the camera side of things.
Well, don’t let it be as the camera on the P51 are just … well, low-end-ish.
The device features a 2-megapixel camera in front for taking self-shots and video calling while at the back, you get an 8-megapixel camera supported by an LED flash for taking photos.
- Front Camera: 2MP
- Rear Camera: 8MP
iTel P51 Battery
Now, this is where the iTel P51 shines brightest.
The device packs a Lithium Ion battery with a whopping 5,000 mAh capacity. Trust me, on this monster, you could easily go days without having to juice the device.
Speaking of juicing, the P51 does not ship with ‘fast charging’ capabilities. Hence expect the charge time of the device from 0 – 100 to be a little longer than usual.
- Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh
- Type: Li-Ion
- Fast Charging: No. — 2A–5V (10W)
Other features of the device are highlighted below …
Connectivity & Multimedia
- Bluetooth: Yes
- WiFi: Yes
- GPS: Yes
- USB: microUSB v2.0
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Headphone Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
iTel P51 Price In Nigeria
Asides the monstrous battery capacity, the next obvious selling point of the P51 is its selling price. You can pick up one online (or offline) from around ₦31,000.