Itel S23 Plus
, 6.78-inch AMOLED, 500 nits (peak) display. A reliable Octa powers it- Unisoc Tiger T616 (12 nm) processor anchored by up to 8+8GB Extended RAM and 256GB Internal Memory. The handset has several new features, including ItelOS 13, Smart AOD and GPT AI Assistant. It packs an impressive 32MP selfie camera and a 50MP + 0.08MP primary camera that records 1080p videos. Itel s23+ is now available at Phoneplace Kenya in unique Black and cyan colours.
Unique Selling Points for Itel s23+
- A sleek, slim and featherlight smartphone with 6.78’’ AMOLED Curved immersive screen
- Up to 16(8+8) GB RAM + 256GB massive, boosted memory. The extra RAM ensures that your phone can handle heavy workloads and provides a seamless user experience.
- An impressive 256GB of space, equivalent to storing 1,590 TV episodes.
- The Atom Storage Technology automatically detects and organizes fragmented data on your phone, so you don’t have to worry about your phone’s performance worsening over time.
- GPT AI Assistant, which helps in communication and interacting with the phone intelligently
- Dynamic popup, all in your eyes, for more convenient access to crucial notifications such as battery status, incoming calls, reminders, and unlock position.
- ItelOS 13, the first on Itel smartphones with an advanced and fluid design, a sleek card-based layout, and smooth intelligent animations, several exciting features such as the intuitive Smart AOD
- Enjoy an extended 36-month warranty and 180-day screen protection from the moment of purchase
Itel 23+ Specifications and Price
|4G network enabled.
|Type: AMOLED, 500 nits (peak)
Size: 6.78 inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~388 ppi density)
Refresh Rate: Default
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is always on display.
|3.5mm Jack Port
|Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
The handset is sleek and slim, undisputedly beautiful to own and hold. A dual-curved design places perfect curves and intricate artwork in your hands. The advanced Iridescent thick-plating technique makes the s23+ so colourful and perfectly creates the beauty of the lake and mountain. With vibrant and fantasy colours in your hand, you easily become the crowd’s focus. Itel s23+ comes in two distinctive colours: Black and cyan.
Its 7.9 mm thickness makes it one of the slimmest handsets ever released by Itel, besides it rivalling other brands’ thinnest handsets, such as Xiaomi. Equally, the phone is featherlight at 178g, which could be attributed to its build: a glass front, plastic frame, and plastic back.
Notably, Itel s23+ is a Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) but not waterproof, with no provided ratings to justify its status.
Experience the incredible and immersive visuals on the flagship curved screen, which is 6.78 inches in size and boasts a wide-color gamut of 99% DCI-P3, a resolution of FHD+, and super narrow borders. Drive into immersive visuals with the impressive, curved AMOLED display boasts of an impressive 500 nits brightness and 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~388 ppi density). Gaming and watching videos will be a new experience on your Itel S23+.
Itel s23+ screen dazzles with remarkable 500-nit brightness, delivering sharp visuals and unbeatable viewing comfort, even under the brightest sunlight.
To cap it off, the immersive, high-resolution display is protected from scratches and breaking by a tamper-proof Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen protector.
Notably, the display has a 240Hz in-display fingerprint sensor that is conveniently located to enable you to easily lock/unlock your smartphone and prevent unauthorized access to your device, especially when you are charging it or not having the phone with you all the time.
Camera Set up
The latest Itel sensational handset features an impressive set of cameras.
- Camera: single 32 MP, f/2.0 lens
- Video recording capabilities: 1080p@30fps
- 50 MP, f/1.6, (wide), AF
- 08 MP supporting lens
- Video recording capabilities: 1080p@30fps
Shoot without limits with the selfie camera and dual primary camera set up on Itel s23+. Perfect your portrait shots with the f/1.6 (wide), AF large aperture, AI scene recognition and 10X Zoom capabilities on the primary camera.
Empower your portraiture with the 32MP front camera, the remarkable 50MP high-definition rear camera and advanced 10X zoom capabilities. 10X zooming allows you to shoot further and achieve better composition with little loss in quality. Let Itel’s imaging algorithm help you capture mesmerizing moments.
Go ahead and capture your beautiful moments. The 32MP AI Selfie Beauty Selfie unreservedly captures your beauty with clarity for crystal clear selfies and 1080p video recordings.
Thanks to the large aperture f1/6, you can take clear and pure photos even in low light.
Eye Tracking Mode
Capture every moment effortlessly, obtaining straightforward portraits. Everyone can be a beauty.
The updated functionality on Itel s23+ cameras offer personalized options, refining your photos to every detail. Enhance your skin tone, face shape and facial features.
Itel s23+ Processor and Performance
It runs on the latest Android 13, itel OS 13. The all-new itel OS 13 is the smoothest to date on Itel smartphones. It consists of an advanced and fluid design, a sleek card-based layout, and smooth, intelligent animation; several exciting features have been introduced to enhance performance, more seamless animation effects, and more excellent privacy protection. These include a more intuitive Smart AOD and other cool features to lock in this seamless experience.
You can see the time, date, number of notification messages (incoming calls, SMS), and battery level when the screen is off.
GPT AI Assistant
This is an excellent move by Itel on their s23+ model to understand you better. Say, “Hi, Aivana.” S23+ will assist you in doing whatever you like through voice or textual conversations, planning your travels or crafting social media posts.
Dynamic popup, all in your eyes.
Welcome the Dynamic Bar, making it more convenient and seamless to access crucial notifications such as battery status, incoming calls, reminders, and unlock position.
Itel s23+ is powered by a robust and reliable octa-core Unisoc Tiger T616 (12 nm) processor. The processor produces sufficient power to enable smooth operations in the background, multi-tasking with multiple applications running and supporting smooth gaming experiences. Mali-G57 MP1 GPU, integrated into the Unisoc Tiger T616 (12 nm) chip, helps ensure mid-level set games are as enjoyable as possible with minimal heating up and lagging due to overloading.
The handset comes equipped for high performance with up to 16 (8+8) GB RAM and 256GB internal memory. You can allocate up to 8GB of your phone’s ROM into RAM through the Dynamic RAM Expansion technology. Extra RAM ensures your phone can handle heavy workloads and provides a seamless user experience. Significant memory consisting of boosted memory offers an increased and smooth performance as you embark on a journey of exploration, discovery and endless searches on the Itel s23+. Securely store your beloved content in an impressive 256GB of space, equivalent to keeping 1,590 TV episodes.
The device supports twin SIMs, runs on GSM / HSPA / LTE network technology and supports 2G, 3G, and 4G bands, with HSPA, LTE network speed. Although not as speedy and impressive as the 5G band, it is pretty efficient and sufficiently fast in data and file transfer (uploading and downloading).
Besides GSM connectivity, enjoy fast and buffer-free internet connectivity thanks to the refreshing and reliable WLAN Technology (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct) installed on Itel s23+. The WLAN enables faster and safer connectivity to available Wi-Fi networks, reducing buffering due to poor connectivity.
Connect wirelessly through Bluetooth, with the v 5.0, A2DP, LE supporting intelligent, seamless pairing with your smart devices such as Bluetooth earphones, smartwatch, Smart TV and other gadgets.
Other forms of Connectivity supported by Itel S23+
Notably, Itel S23+ supports:
- FM Radio
- Comes with a 3.5mm jack port for connectivity with wired headsets
- USB Type-C 2.0, OTG for fast, wired data transfer and connectivity via the USB port.
- GPS positioning for accurate tracking and location.
Itel s23+ comes installed with loudspeakers, which improve sound audibility for phone calls and when playing media.
The 3.5mm jack port and FM Radio support are made in heaven. You not only connect to the world by listening to your favourite radio station presentation programs and even follow broadcasts live as you commute or from remote locations where you cannot attend events in person. If you still hold dear to wired earphones, S23+ offers continuity of that experience.
Additionally, Itel installed several sensors to improve handling and enhance user experience. These sensors include
- Fingerprint (under display, optical)
Battery and Power Management
Itel s23+ is powered by a high capacity, Li-Po 5,000 mAh, non-removable battery. With the impressive 5,000mAh large battery and AI Power Master intelligent battery management, the handset offers long-lasting battery life, keeping you worry-free. You can freely take photos, watch your favourite shows, or indulge in various games without worrying about the battery running out.
18W Type-C Fast Charge lets you keep up with the power demands from operating the handsets as you immerse yourself in endless gaming and watching videos on the bright, high-resolution display. Charge in a flash with the 18W fast charging unit. Combined with a safer Type-C connection and super-fast charging method, your device is fully charged within 2 hours of getting plugged into a power source.
Pros and Cons of Itel 23+
- light and slim phone
- beautiful, sleek body with a curved screen
- large display with 1080p resolution, 500 nits brightness and thin bezels
- Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Large memory capacity (8+8) GB RAM 256GB Internal Memory
- MicroSD supported
- Decent set of cameras
- Main camera has 10X Zoom capabilities
- It comes with GPT AI Assistant
- It comes with the Dynamic Bar, which makes it more convenient and seamless than ever to access crucial notifications such as battery status, incoming calls, reminders, and unlock position.
- Itel s23+ comes with an all-new itel OS 13, the smoothest to date on Itel smartphones
- Powerful battery, 5000mAh
- 18W fast charging support (1-100%) in 2 Hours
- Not 5G enabled
- It is not waterproof
- No 4K video recording capabilities.
- Pretty slow for fast charging
- Itel provides 36+6 After-sales Service warranty
- No MicroSD slot for additional memory
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- Vivo Y36
- Tecno Camon 20 Pro 4G Mr Doodle
- Itel S23+
- OnePlus Nord N20 SE