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iTel A33

iTel A33
Brand: iTel
Category: Phones
  • Display: 5.0 inch 480 x 854 pixels WVGA display
  • Camera: 5 MP Back / 2 MP front
  • Memory: 1GB RAM / 8GB ROM
  • Platform: MT6580 CPU / Android 8.1

Our Rating

Note: We can't guarantee 100% accuracy for the reviews and specifications on this page!

  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 8 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 8 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

The iTel A33 is a very basic featured packed, yet affordable smartphone from iTel. The device is similar to the iTel A16 Plus, except for the presence of a rear fingerprint scanner, which iTel claims can perform 8 functions on the smartphone.

iTel A33 Specs features and price

Specification wise, the device features a 5-inch display with a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo: Go Edition). Powering the device is a Quad core, 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6580A processor paired with 1 GB of RAM and an expandable 8GB internal storage.

iTel a33 Review

The camera department includes a 5 MP main camera and a 2 MP front facing shooter, with a single LED flash on both side. You get a 2200 mAh battery, support for dual 3G SIMs, Bluetooth 4.0 and the aforementioned Android 8.1 (Oroe, Go Edition).

iTel a33 Camera performance

The detailed specifications and silent features of the iTel A33 are fully itemized in the table below.

iTel A33 Full Specs and Features


Technology GSM / HSPA
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 1900
4G Network Bands Does not have support for 4G LTE network
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection. Yes
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection. Yes


Announced 2019, March
Status Available. Released 2019, March


Dimensions 136.7 x 68 x 8.3 mm (5.66 x 2.85 x 0.37 in)
Weight 123 g (4.02 oz)
Build <strong>Build</strong> refers to the built quality of the device Plastic
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~73.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~219 ppi density)
Touch Screen Yes, up to 3 fingers
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Scratch Resistant Glass


Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 8.1 (Oreo, Go Edition)
Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Mediatek MT6580
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (32nm)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-400MP2


RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1 GB
Storage Capacity 8 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes, up to 32 GB via microSD card
Phonebook Practically Unlimited
Call Record Practically Unlimited


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 5-megapixel main camera
Camera Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, PDAF, HDR
Video Resolution 720p
LED Flash <strong>Flash Light => </strong> There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes, Single LED


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 2-megapixel
Camera Features Face Unlock, Face Beauty, HDR
Video Resolution VGA
LED Flash <strong>Flash Light => </strong> There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED flash


Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Back
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
Sound Enhancements None


USB Micro USB 2.0
Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes
FM Radio Yes


Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
Fast Charging No
Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No
Talk Time <strong>Talk Time</strong> is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 39 hours
Stand-by Up to 700 hours
Music Play Up to 55 hours


Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Colors Champagne Gold, City Blue, Piano Black
Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. No
Messages SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Games Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
Additional Features - WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
- MP3/WMA/WAV /RA/AAC/M4A player
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Push to talk
- Voice command/dial
- Organizer
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iTel A33 User Reviews and Opinions

Comments 47

  1. Francis Nyamekye says:

    I purchased an itel A33 android phone some few days ago and If I want send a message, the phone does not display the keyboard on the screen. What can be done to rectify this?

  2. Bash says:

    I’d like to buy this phone, but, I’d like to know, does the phone have screen cast feature or screen mirroring?

    • Denis kirui says:

      Comment:my friend, please think of purchasing another phone, the battery itself last for less than 12 hours, prefer tecno or infinix, thank me later

  3. Tope kay says:

    I bought the phone some weeks ago and I can not check any PDF document sent to me on it. Secondly, I cannot screenshot on it. This is making me sad. Please, I need urgent attention to all these. Thank you.

    • Ola says:

      Hello Tope, am a user like you, i also bought the phone though on different platform. It truely doesn’t open PDF docs but the screen shot feature works. To screen shot, press the volume down and power button together and to screen record, press the volume up and power button. It works

      • Shina says:

        Hello Ola, I am also a user. Based on your advice about the screen record feature, I tried to record my activities too. Although the screen record feature worked, it only recorded the video, not the audio. Please, is this how this feature works, or is it a problem limited to my phone only? Thanks

    • drakezzz says:

      You need a pdf reader or wps office for that

    • Tee says:

      I dont kno too

  4. Rodiyat jamiu says:

    Pls am also the user of this product, why does it get hot fast when running on data?and again it will be showing security warning that temperature is too hot that shut down the phone and automatically it will shut down. Pls what can I do I just bought the phone about 2months ago.pls what should I do.



  6. TS says:

    I am loving ItelA33 Phone

    • Ajimajasan says:

      A33 is d best phone v ever use l enjoiyed it . everything about it is perfect

  7. Michael Christian says:

    Good edition

  8. Simeon says:

    Hi am also user of this phone and the play store does’nt work… Even google account too

  9. Buhari says:

    Pls all my incoming message is not making sounds pls help

  10. Giuseppe says:

    From my screen the icona telephone disappeared how can I took back?

  11. Kebby lemba says:

    My phone goes off automatically, tempreture too high this is time consuming. Kindly help

    • Grace Umeokana says:

      Pls how can one screen record with sound or is it not possible?
      Pls let me know as soon as you can. Thanks

  12. fatai says:

    Guy what is happening with the phone
    I just want to by the phone this weekend but since I’ve see all ur comments I don’t think I will buy it again thanks you guy bye for now

  13. Denis kirui says:

    Comment:my friend, please think of purchasing another phone, the battery itself last for less than 12 hours, prefer tecno or infinix, thank me later

  14. ROGER says:


  15. Bernard says:

    Hi, my itel a33 records my conversation by I don’t know where to search out and listen to the recorded phone conversation pls I nid advise,tnx.

  16. Bonje nana says:

    I can’t fine trash folder in my A33, what do I do? Please

  17. ISHMAEL says:

    Google account and playstore not working at all

  18. Swizy says:

    When is the screen and touch will be out?

  19. Moses says:

    How do I switch on the notification accessibility?

  20. Iphie says:

    Most awful phone I’ve ever used. It should be sold for 1$. Incomining calls, phone goes blank and no where to click to restore back and answer phone. Throwing the pjone away cos it’s not useful. Atel is cancelled for life!

  21. Frehiwot Abebie says:

    It’s the worst smart phone I have ever used
    1.It’s connected to wifi but no internet access .I have tried every solution I can but noting changes
    2.I can’t connect and send file using bluetooth
    3.I can’t send or receive file using xender too
    Any one help me please specially issue 1

  22. mutati masivu says:

    Hello, please help me do away with privacy protection password. I have tried resetting my phone several times but in vain….

    • Godwin says:

      If you need help, like or comment one of our videos on YouTube: “King Kenni Studio”

  23. Phunke says:

    The phone seems not to be computer friendly. I connected the phone to my PC through a USB Cord but it’s internal storage and SD storage is not visible on my PC. I couldn’t print my document on the phone until I borrowed another person’s phone to solve my problem. Is there solution for this?

  24. Joshua says:

    Please how do I change font.

  25. marriss says:

    Comment:why does my musics just disappear and appear just like ?
    this time they ain’t appearing any more .

  26. Yvonne says:

    I bought this phone less than a week and it stopped charging. It keeps saying temperature is too low anytime I want to charge. Any help to rectify my problem?

  27. Sam says:

    I bought this phone last week but it has poor Network all the time, again it browse so weak


    worst phone ever. i wouldn’t recommend anyone to buy this phone. not ideal if you stay in hot areas, the phone is soo temperature sensitive and doesn’t work on hot days

  29. goodluck says:

    Those this phone has fast Internet connection

  30. goodluck says:

    Does itel A33 strong

  31. goodluck says:

    Is the battery strong?

  32. Daniel says:

    Why does it write temperature is high when I have not even finished what I am doing. And the screen record does not even record audio

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