itel India which is a sub-brand of Transsion group which started operations in May 2016, with feature phones and has now shifted focus to budget smartphones. The latest is the itel A62 which is priced at Rs 7,499. the smartphone is not sleek, but not too bulky either, thanks to its all-plastic body an anodised back cover that gives the phone a matte finish which looks clean, non-glossy and isn’t slippery. you get a 5.65-inch Full-Screen display, with an HD+ resolution with minimum bezels. This works fine with both images and video playback. The 18:9 display means a wider view when watching videos, which is good to see on a budget option.
The iTELA62 is running on Android 8.1 Oreo, powered by MediaTek’s 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM/16GB expandable up to 128GB. On the camera front, A62 is Itel’s first dual-rear camera phone. This budget device comes with a 13MP+5MP configuration, that is vertically stacked. It offers a variety of image capture modes. In our limited usage, the camera appears to be equally capable of capturing good indoor and outdoor shots in the day, though the colours are a bit over-saturated. There’s no shutter lag as such, even when taking pictures indoors, which can be a problem on budget phones. The front 5MP camera does come with Flash support and Beauty mode. Itel A62 comes with a 3000mAh battery, which would last you the day with normal usage though missing out on fast charging mode.
Though itel has been upping the game in terms of design and display specifications in recent times, the A62 is the only one with dual-rear cameras. With a range of ‘smart’ operations, that are backed by the ‘Smart Key’, it could challenge many other budget phones in the market especially in the offline market in tier-II and tie-III cities.