I’d previously talked about Itel’s apparent move from Spreadtrum to Mediatek SoCs, citing models like the Itel S11 & Itel S31. They recently released some devices with 4G VOLTE support; the Itel Wish A41, Itel Wish A41 Plus, Itel Wish A21 and some in the Selfiepro family.
What is 4G VOLTE?
VOLTE means Voice Over LTE and can be considered as a HD Voice Call. The regular phone calls you make on your phone are made over 2G or 3G networks. With 4G VOLTE, those same calls are made over a 4G network.
What benefit is Itel looking to gain by including 4G VOLTE support?
- Superior call quality due to more data capable of being transfered
- Improved battery life as there’s no need to switch between 3G / 2G and 4G during calls
- Video calling using your mobile number and phone dialler
Itel Wish A21, Wish A41 and Wish A41 Plus comparison
|Wish A41||Wish A41 Plus||Wish A21|
|Android OS||6.0 (Marshmallow)||6.0 (Marshmallow)||6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Dimension||146×73.6×9.3 mm||146×73.6×9.3 mm||136×67.3×10.4mm|
|Colors||Calx, Champagne, Rose Gold||Mocha,Champagne||Grey, Champagne, coffee|
|Resolution||480×854 pixels||480×854 pixels||480×854 pixels|
|Pixel Density||196 ppi||196 ppi||218 ppi|
|Sensor||G, Light & Proximity||G, Light & Proximity||
|Back Camera||5.0 MP (with flash)||5.0 MP (with flash)||5.0 MP (with flash)|
|Front Camera||2.0 MP (with flash)||5.0 MP (with flash)||2.0 MP|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core||1.3 GHz Quad Core||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|GPU||Mali-400 MP2||Mali-400 MP2||Mali-400 MP2|
|RAM||1 GB||2GB||1 GB|
|ROM||8 GB||16GB||8 GB|
|External SD||microSD upto 32GB||microSD upto 32GB||microSD upto 32GB|
|SIM||Dual Micro||Dual Micro||Dual Micro|
|Battery||2400mAh (Removable)||2400mAh (Removable)||2000mAh (Removable)|
|GSM||900/1800 MHz||900/1800 MHz||900/1800 MHz|
|EDGE||DL only||DL only||DL only|
|WCDMA||900/2100 MHz||900/2100 MHz||900/2100 MHz|
|LTE||TDD-2300MHz(B40), FDD-1800MHz(B3) & 850Mhz(B5)||TDD-2300 MHz B40rn FDD-1800/850 MHz B3/B5||TDD-2300 MHz B40 FDD-1800/850 MHz B3/B5|
|Price||See Itel A41 current price||See Itel A41 Plus current price||See Itel A21 Plus current price|
Comparing the Itel Wish A41 to the Wish A41 Plus, the main differences are the increase in Front Camera (2.0 MP vs 5.0 MP), RAM (1 Gb vs 2 GB) and ROM (8GB vs 16 GB) , all in favor of the Itel A41 Plus. Both have a Smart Key which can be configured to be a shortcut to your applications. All three have 4G VOLTE support (for HD calls). Comparing the Wish A21 to both the Wish A41 & A41 Plus, you’ll spot some differences like Dimension (136×67.3×10.4mm vs 146×73.6×9.3 mm), Pixel Density (218 ppi vs 196 ppi) and Battery (2000 mAh vs 2400 mAh).
Other Itel 4G VOLTE models
There’s also the Itel Selfiepro it1518 and Itel selfiepro 1520, both with 4G VOLTE support.