Telkom Kenya is easing into Valentine’s Day atmosphere with one of Kenya’s cheapest smartphone deals. The device in question is Itel A11D that has received a massive KES 500 price cut to retail at KES 4,499.
While the budget-friendly handheld has little to guarantee a lengthy discussion, it packs a few features that are hard to come by at that price tag. Under its ordinary-looking presentation is a quad core CPU clocked at 1.3 Ghz, which is a massive leap from what the market offered 4 or five years ago. Something that will take you right back to the past we are trying to archive in the deepest recesses of our memories is 512 MB of RAM alongside an okay 1500 mAh battery. Speaking of memory, the phone packs 8 GB of multimedia hoarding space.
The device has a compact 4-inch touchscreen that is surrounded by a fair share of selfless bezels. On the rear is a 2MP primary camera as well as a 0.2 MP on the front for your Snapchat Stories if you can actually load the app on these humble specifications.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow runs the show, and we are almost certain the device will never see any update whatsoever.
Nonetheless, there are a few things that might make buyers happy. To begin with, it has dual SIM capabilities, and Telkom Kenya throws in a free SIM card and 2GB of data to get them started. What’s more, the device is equipped with LTE capabilities , meaning users can get access to fast internet connection in a handful of towns that the carrier has 4G. Lastly, the most important spec of the device is its price. Hardly would you get a smartphone at KES 4,499 because that range is feature-phone territory.
Before you shrug and walk away, bear in mind that a lot of people do not have access to smartphones because they mostly cost more. For those who are on a budget and would want a first-hand experience with a smart handheld, this may be a good start. Finally, the device runs near-stock Android that is mostly lean on resources, which is a good thing.