nTel has added the nTel N1 phone to their VoLTE devices portfolio. What makes this nTel N1 Nova smartphone stands out is its ability to serve both Android lovers and feature phone users. The N1 is a hybrid device which runs on the Android OS, looks like a feature phone, and bears the price of a feature phone. Stay with us as we walk you through the all in all of the nTel N1 Nova hybrid phone.
nTel N1 Nova KEY SPECS
- DISPLAY: 3.5 inches
- PHYSICAL KEYBOARD: YES
- OS: Android v6.0
- NETWORK: 4G
- INTERNAL STORAGE: 8 GB
- RAM: 1 GB
- REAR CAMERA: 5 MP
- FRONT CAMERA: 2 MP
- BATTERY: 1,800 mAh
From the “hybrid” in the name, you should already have a picture in your head of how it looks like. Nova N1 has a physical keypad which looks like that of a feature phone and is widely spaced too. It comes in three colour variants – Grey, Gold and Rose Gold. There are no power and volume buttons on the side of this nTel’s Nova. It weighs a somewhat bulky 143g. Over here, we think that might be too large for a device that size. Overall, the N1 has a plastic build with the centre of the back panel housing the camera.
The display size of the nTel N1 Nova is pegged at 3.5 inches. Coupled with the physical keyboard of the N1, it also features a touchscreen display. Its screen size is that way as a result of the physical keyboard present. We still think it to be fair too. The N1’s touchscreen would allow for easy navigation through it.
OS, INTERNAL STORAGE AND RAM
First, you might be impressed to know that the Nova N1 runs on an Android operating system v6.0. You didn’t see that coming, did you? For your storage of music, videos, documents and files, it avails users with an 8 GB storage space. There’s also a dedicated slot for a micro SD card to expand the storage space just in case. Taking care of the smooth running of the N1 is a 1 GB RAM. We weren’t hoping it’d be more.
On the rear of the Nova N1, there’s a 5 MP camera rightly placed in the center of the back. The camera also comes with a flashlight to take pictures in dark backgrounds. While on the front, a 2 MP camera as been fixed.
As its powerhouse, the nTel N1 Nova packs a 1,800 mAh battery. According to the makers, the battery can last up to 9 hours of talking. However, we still think the N1 battery is well suited for very light users. Average and heavy smartphone users might need to go for someone much stronger.
4G AND OTHER FEATURES
A major selling point of the Nova N1 is that it supports the 4G network. N1 also gives a soothing navigating experience as it has quick buttons that let you access applications like Whatsapp, Facebook, Google search and with just the touch of the button.
PRICE OF THE NOVA N1
The launch price of the Nova N1 device is pegged at N25,000. While you might want to go for a full android device with the same price tag, you ought to consider that this N1 supports 4G. The price tag might be justifiable.
Where to buy the nTel N1 Nova device and Pay on Delivery
Jumia Nigeria | from N13,995
Jumia Kenya | from Ksh2,958
Jumia Ghana | from GH159
Konga Nigeria | from N13,995