Itel SelfiePro it1520 is an affordable Android handset with its USP being the 13MP selfie shooter. It’s a compact 5-inch display smartphone powered by a quad-core processor, and is running Android Marshmallow based custom software. Let’s detail features of Itel SelfiePro it1520 based on our initial testing. Here is all that you need to know.
Itel it1520 Specs and Features
|Display||5-inch HD On Cell display (1280 x 720 pixels)|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|CPU||1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core MT6735|
|Storage||16GB ROM storage (expandable by up to 32 GB)|
|Cameras||13MP rear camera, 13MP front camera|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi,4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS, Bluetooth|
Design and Display
Question: How is the Itel it1520 design?
Answer: The Itel it1520 bears a compact, functional design and is entirely made of plastic. The removable rear panel curves on the edges to facilitate a comfortable grip. The back is also differentiated by a cosmetic texture that helps its stand out.
The camera, dual-LED flash and loudspeaker are positioned on the rear surface. The phone has dual SIM and MicroSD card slots which can be accessed by removing the back panel. MicroUSB port and microphone are placed on the bottom edge. And the audio jack is placed on top. There is no secondary noise cancellation microphone on it1520.
The left edge is pretty crowded. This is where you will find the volume rocker, power button and the dedicated camera shutter key. The left edge is clean. Look for yourself.
Itel it1520 Photo Gallery
Question: Are the capacitive keys on it1520 backlit?
Answer: Yes. They are.
Question: How is the display of it1520?
Answer: Itel it1520 features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixel HD resolution. The display is sharp, can get amply bright for outdoor viewing and has a bit over saturated colors. It isn’t the best quality is display around but is good enough for the price.
Question: How is the outdoor visibility? Does the Itelit1520 has the option for automatic brightness?
Answer: The display glass is a bit reflective, but outdoor visibility is still workable. Yes, the phone has ambient light sensor and support for Automatic Brightness.
Question: Does the it1520 display has gorilla glass protection?
Answer: No. It does not.
Performance and Storage
Question: How much internal storage space is free on Itel it1520?
Answer: Out of 16GB, around 9GB is available for users.
Question: How much RAM is free on Itel SelfiePro it1520?
Answer: Approx 1.2GB at first boot
Question: Does it1520 support microSD card? Can Apps be moved to SD card on it1520?
Answer: Yes, you can add up to 32GB MicroSD card slot as set it as default storage. Apps can not be moved to SD card, though.
Question: Does Itel it1520 support Adoptable storage?
Answer: No, it doesn’t.
Question: Does Itel it1520 support USB OTG?
Answer: Yes, USB OTG is supported
Question: Does Itel it1520 has a fingerprint sensor?
Answer: No. The Fingerprint sensor is missing.
Question: How is the day-to-day or general performance? How is gaming performance of it1520?
Answer: The chipset relies on the entry-level MediaTek MT6735 chipset clocked at 1.3GHz. The day-to-day performance has been smooth so far, but the CPU here isn’t meant for extensive gaming. Casual games like candy crush and subway surfer will run well, but is you need to indulge with graphic-intensive games, this one isn’t the phone meant for you.
Question: What are benchmark scores of Itel it1520?
Answer: Here are some benchmark scores.
|Vellamo (Browser, Metal, Multi-core)||2492, 1101, 1396|
|Geekbench 4||587, 1636|
|Nenamark 2||59.3 fps|
Question: Does Itel it1520 has heating issues?
Answer: After about 20 minutes of running benchmark apps and moderate gaming temperature shot to 46-degree Celcius. So, yeah it runs warm under pressure but the rise in temperature wasn’t accompanied by any lag or excessive throttling.
Question: Does Itel it1520 support Google cardboard and other VR Apps?
Answer: Nope. Google Cardboard and other VR apps are not supported.
Question: How is the Itel it1520 camera quality?
Answer: The rear camera on Itel it1520 is like most other budget smartphone cameras. It can get the job done when the lighting is good, but in tricky and low lighting, excessive noise creeps in. The shutter speed and focusing speed are about average.
The dedicated shutter button on the handset is a plus point. You can use it to quickly fire camera app even when the phone is locked. Also, You can keep it pressed for burst capture (up to 40 images).
The camera app allows you to add makeup and other effects to clicked images. This works well and is fun to play with.
Question: How is the Selfie camera quality?
Answer: The 13MP selfie camera shows mediocre quality. All the added megapixels don’t account for much if there isn’t a corresponding increase in sensor size. In good ambient lighting we managed to click some decent selfies, but in indoor and low lighting the performance is strictly average.
A beautification mode that whitens your skin tones and evens out skin blemishes, is activated by default. You should be better off with it turned off, though.
Question: How is the Iris scanner on the Itel it1520?
Answer: The handset uses the front camera sensor to capture your Iris scan. Again the feature works well in natural lighting, but indoors, it’s vastly inaccurate. Besides, the slow unlocking speed defeats the whole purpose.
Question: How is the software on the Itel it1520?
Answer: The handset is running on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Camon 1.1.0 UI. It’s a heavily customized ROM that adds gesture support and several other features on top. The UI is easy to navigate and the app icons look decent.
All reliance Jio apps come pre-installed and you can also generate the required code to source a Jio SIM card running Jio Welcome offer.
Question: Does the it1520 support Gestures?
Answer: Yes, gesture support is present.
Question: Does the it1520 support double tap to wake feature?
Answer- No. It doesn’t.
Question: What kind of SIM cards does Itel it1520 support?
Answer: The handset accepts one Micro and one Normal SIM slot. The slot is not hybrid.
Question: Does Itel it1520 support 4G VoLTE and Reliance Jio SIM card?
Answer: Yes, it does.
Question: What comes inside the box?
Answer: Inside the box, you will find a 1A charger, a USB Cable, standard headphones, a Flip cover, and paperwork.
Question: How is the call quality on Itel it1520?
Answer: Call quality is great in our area.
Question: How is the Battery backup on Itel it1520?
Answer: Battery backup is average. Basic and moderate users can extract one day worth of battery life. Heavy users will have to keep the charger handy.
Question: Does it1520 support fast charging?
Answer: No, fast charging isn’t supported.
Question: What are the sensors present in Itel it1520?
Answer: The handset includes Accelerometer, Proximity, and light sensor.
Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on it1520?
Answer: The loudspeaker is pretty loud and audio quality is also decent for the price. The sound doesn’t get muffled when the handset is resting on its back.
The Itel SelfiePro it1520 is a compact budget phone meant for basic and first time Android users. Like other itel phones, this one too is targeting offline market and thus comparison to online offerings in the same price bracket won’t give you a fair perspective. We will continue testing the handset and reveal our final verdict in our full review very soon.