iTel known for cheap budget smartphones have released yet another phone that will appeal to potential buyers on a tight budget.
Big screens is a common trend in phones in 2019. iTel S33 adopt a massive 6.0 inches, IPS LCD display. Here are some key features about the device;
iTel S33 Key Specification
Network: 2G / 3G
Display: 6.0 inches, IPS LCD display – (480 x 960 pixels)
Processor: Quad-core CPU 1.3GHz – MediaTek MT6580
Cameras: Front Camera – 13MP + LED Flash / Rear Camera – 8MP + 8MP + LED flash
Storage: 1GB RAM / 16GB ROM
Battery: 3000 mAh
Display x Design x Features
The S33 doesn’t boasts of looks neither will the features be nominated for any award. It has a plastic body finish that looks shiny, it’s not anything fancy neither is it shabby.
Upfront the phone sports a massive 6 inch IPS LCD display and a resolution of 480 X 960 – The screen display is low for a smartphone released in 2019. The front camera and camera are located at either sides of the call speaker located at the bezels. Finger print scanner sits at the back with the dual camera lined vertically atop each other with the LED flash.
Volume rockers and power buttons are located on the sides and are tactile as well. Yes, there’s a headphone jack too. Despite the shortcomings of the phone, the price to an extent justifies the price.
The front camera is equipped with a 13MP camera – (one of the best features of the phone). On the rear is the dual cameras at the back with LED flash.
Both rear and front camera manage to pull off average shots, nothing fancy here.
Hardware X Software
MediaTek MT6580 boots the phone into action, the 32-bit quad-core CPU clocks 1.3GHz. Mali-400 GPU ensures you get good graphics.
1GB of RAM in this present day? Oh please take me back to the old days when we’d blare music from Chinese phones and open an app at a time. Clearly, you should definitely not purchase this device if smooth running of apps and multi-tasking is a deal breaker for you. You are welcome.
It comes with a 16GB internal storage which is further about 12GB in reality as the phone software sits on 4GB.
3000 mAh will suffice for this smartphone as it doesn’t have higher pixel resolution to suck out all the juice or multiple running apps in the background. It should last for a day on a light use. It doesn’t support fast charging and it’s a Li-Ion non-removable battery.
iTel S33 Price / Where To Buy?
The Smartphone is available across Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. In Nigeria the pricing starts around N31, 000 – N32, 000 which the dollar equivalent is $90.