The China-based Transsion Holdings owned itel mobile has decided to heat up the offline Indian smartphone market with various mobile launches; be it a feature phone or a smartphone. The company is focusing on the budget range smartphones in the offline market where we see new challengers each day. Itel has launched its budget range smartphone, named as itel A62, focusing camera driven audiences. In this review we will be highlighting what this new budget smartphone from the itel has in it.
The new itel A62 has a quite solid look and feels sturdy while held in the hands. The phone has curvy edges to allow a better grip of the phone and easy handling. The phone’s rear panel is made of plastic which reduces the body weight of the phone. The rear panel of the phone is removable because beneath the panel lies the slots to place dual SIM cards and the mircoSD card. The rear cameras are placed vertically and they are divided by a LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is at the rear side as well with quick response time. At the front side of the phone has the 14.3cm screen size and above the display lies the selfie camera and the front LED flash. The top of the phone is sporting 3.5mm headphone jack and the bottom of the phone is sporting micro USB port and two speaker grilles. The power button and the volume rockers are also placed within easy reach of the fingers on the right side of the phone.
The new itel A62 has the ideal body size and because of its ideal size, it has neither too big nor too small display size. The phone has an ideal display size of 5.65 inch HD+ full-screen display. The display has a screen resolution of 720×1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9 which is providing wide viewing angles. The screen adjusts its brightness automatically and it is quite visible in sunlight as well but you can always adjust it according to preference. The color reproduction is vivid and punchy. The screen space is enough to have comfortable experience of performing any task on the screen. The 2.5D curved glass is shielding the screen from any damage.
The new itel A62 has the latest operating system which is Android 8.1 Oreo and this is something which you won’t find in most of the budget range smartphones or mid-range smartphones. Basically in terms of having the latest OS itel A62 is having the upper hand. The phone has RAM size of 2GB which is enough to handle various latest applications. While using the phone we did find lags in the functioning of processes but, most of our experience was smooth. Whereas gaming is concerned the phone supports and runs moderate games with less demand of RAM size. Using big applications and games might cause the processes to slow down and even it takes time to launch them. The phone has an internal storage of 16GB which is a decent amount of storage size and you can store all useful applications and files. The internal storage can be further expanded up to 128GB with the help of microSD card. The processor on board includes a MediaTek6739, 1.3GHz 64 bit quad-core processor. The processor is good when it comes to daily performances. The touch of the screen is quite smooth as well and you can feel it when you will perform any task on the screen while using any application. The phone usually doesn’t get heated up that frequently as compared to other phones of this range. Overall, in terms of performance, the new itel A62 do possess a fighting spirit when compared to other phones of the same price range.
The new itel A62 is sporting cameras of good quality as well which includes 13 Megapixel rear camera sensor along with a VGA lens and 5 Megapixel selfie camera. The daylight image captured by the rear camera is well clear and detailed. The camera delivers clear images in low light as well and the low light mode assists the camera to have a clean shots. At night while zooming in we observed graining and you have to keep the phone steady because it takes time to focus. The night shots are manageable to great extent. The selfie camera is very neat as well when compared to other selfie cameras of the same range. The 5 MP Selfie camera has good selfie delivering power. The selfies taken at daytime are crystal clear, the camera automatically focuses on your face and there is also beauty enhancement mode making your selfies even great to cherish for. Overall, the cameras of the itel A62 come quite handy while performing under different lighting conditions.
The new itel A62 has non-removable battery of 3,000mAh and is capable of lasting a day if you put the phone to average use. The charging speed is average as well. You might observe some heating while charging the phone or when putting the device to heavy use.
The newly launched itel A62 has some good values such as latest Android experience, lightweight and compact body size, crisp display and expandable memory but, did not impress with insufficient RAM size and mediocre battery life at Rs 7,499. itel A62 has other competing brands in the market such as Redmi 5 and Infinix Hot 6 Pro but, it seems a good buy for the offline buyers.