iTel recently announced the S23+, an upgraded version of the S23 released a few months ago. The new model comes with a handful of upgrades in both design and performance, offering the best specifications of any iTel smartphone to date.
However, there are a few key specs that were not mentioned in the official announcement, and there has been a lot of speculation about them online. Some websites and news platforms have even made wrong assumptions about these missing specs.
In this article, we will discuss the key missing specs of the iTel S23+ and provide accurate information about them.
1. No 90/120Hz Refresh Rate
One of the most anticipated features of the iTel S23+ was a 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate. This is partly because the device has a large 6.78 AMOLED screen, and since smaller itel smartphones with cheaper IPS screen like the P38 Pro, and the vanilla S23 has 90Hz refresh, it was simply assumed that the S23 Plus should at least come with 90Hz refresh.
However, it has been confirmed that the device only has a 60Hz refresh rate. This is a bit disappointing, as the higher refresh rate would have made the display look smoother and more responsive. However, it is important to note that the 60Hz refresh rate is still perfectly acceptable for most users.
2. No External SD Card Support
Another missing spec is support for external SD cards. The iTel S23+ only has 256GB of internal storage, which is a lot for most users, but some people may need more.
The lack of external SD card support is a bit surprising, as iTel smartphones have traditionally had this feature. However, iTel may be trying to keep the cost of the S23+ down, sadly to the detriment of the conveniences an SD card on a phone provides.
3. No 3.5mm Audio Jack
The iTel S23+ also does not have a 3.5mm audio jack. This means that users will need to use either Bluetooth headphones or a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter to listen to music. The S23 Plus package does include a USB-C-powered pairs of earpieces, but no special dongle is provided.
The removal of the 3.5mm audio jack is a growing trend in smartphones, but it is still a controversial one. Many users still prefer to use wired headphones, and the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack can be a deal-breaker for some people.
4. No Charger in Box
Finally, the iTel S23+ does not come with a charger in the box. This is another controversial move, as many users expect to get a charger with their new smartphone. This was initiated by Apple, and many top brands like Samsung have long joined the trend.
The popular claim to back this move is that it reduces environmental waste, as many people already have chargers at home. But the question is, what if my older charger is bad, or what if I want to just charge my two smartphones at the same time?
Anyways, the iTel S23+ is a solid smartphone with good specifications for the price. However, it is important to be aware of the missing specs before you buy it. If you wish to learn more about the S23 Plus, then here is a solid review video for you.