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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

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

  • 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.

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.

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).

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

Full Specifications


Technology GSM / HSPA
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and 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


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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 Plastic
SIM Type Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type 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)


Operating System Android 8.1 (Oreo, Go Edition)
Chipset Mediatek MT6580
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (32nm)
GPU Mali-400MP2


Card Slot Yes, up to 32 GB via microSD card


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 5-megapixel main camera
Camera Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, PDAF, HDR
Video Resolution 720p


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 2-megapixel
Camera Features Face Unlock, Face Beauty, HDR
Video Resolution VGA


Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Back
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack


Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
FM Radio Yes


Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time 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


Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

User Reviews and Opinions


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

    1. 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. 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.

    1. 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

      1. 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

  4. 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.


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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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

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

  12. 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?

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

  14. 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?

  15. 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

  16. 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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