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iTel P33

iTel P33
Brand: iTel
Category: Phones
  • Display 5.5 inch 720 x 1440 pixels FullView display
  • Camera Dual 8MP camera / 5MP front
  • Memory 1GB RAM + 16GB ROM
  • Platform 1 GB

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 P33 is the latest smartphone from iTel Mobility. The device comes in a 5.5-inch HD+ Display, with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution. The major selling point of the iTel P33 is the built-in 4000mAh battery, which should be able to easily take you through a full day of use or more. The device also has a Plus version, which has a 6.0 inch screen, and a larger 5000mah battery.

The iTel P33 is the successor of last year’s P32. But this unit comes with a redesigned vertical camera placement, similar to the iTel S33 mobile phone. The rear camera is a combination of 8 + 0.8-megapixel sensors, while a single 5-megapixel selfie camera seats up front.

iTel was able to squeeze some Artificial Intelligence (AI) features (like Bokeh and FaceID) into the P33, but don’t expect a 100% level of accuracy as on more powerful devices like the Infinix Zero 6 or even the Tecno Camon 11. Aside from FaceID, there’s also a rear-placed fingerprint scanner, which iTel claims can perform 8 different tasks on the device, such as unlocking the device, answering calls, and taking photo shots among others.

Specification-wise, the device is powered by a Quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731E CPU which means; the iTel P33 does not have support for a 4G LTE network. Along with the CPU, there’s an ARM Mali T820 MP1 graphic processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via SD card.

As mentioned above, the selling point of this device is the presence of a 4000mAh battery. Combining this battery capacity with the Google Android Go edition is far enough to get you through 24 or even 48 hours of continuous usage. The detailed specifications and other silent features of the iTel P33 are itemized in the table below. 

Full Specifications


Technology GSM / HSPA
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 1900
4G Network Bands No support for 4G LTE network
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps


Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries -
Status Released and Available


Dimensions 146.7 x 74 x 9.3 mm (5.66 x 2.85 x 0.37 in)
Weight 133 g (4.02 oz)
Build Build refers to the built quality of the device Plastic
SIM SIM (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 Display Technology => 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 5.5 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~73.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~272 ppi density)


Operating System OS => 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 Chipset 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. UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E
CPU CPU (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 GPU (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. ARM Mali T820 MP1


RAM + ROM RAM (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. 1GB + 16GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot 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


Camera Type Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 8 + 0.8 -megapixel main camera
Camera Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, PDAF, HDR
Video Resolution 720p@30fps


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 5-megapixel
Camera Features Face Unlock, Face Beauty, HDR
Video Resolution VGA


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


USB Micro USB 2.0
Bluetooth Bluetooth 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 Wi-Fi 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 NFC (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 GPS 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 4000 mAh battery
Fast Charging No
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (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 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
Music Play Up to 55 hours


Sensors Sensors 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 (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Java Support Java 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
Box Contents What is in the box, What is the box content, What accessories is in the box Charging Brick / USB cable

User Reviews and Opinions


  1. Itelp33, I bought it on the 16th of April, and I noticed that the phone always get hot and the battery does not last, it giving me headache seriously

    1. Debby, wow..was this you two years ago when your phone was just bought? It’s Kevin. I was just browsing the internet and I saw this. If it’s you then it’s a coincidence..you know you bought yours in 2019. But your phone doesn’t overheat anymore..it didn’t when I used and charged it .

    2. When your phone is hot use your phone manager app to cool and accelerate otor accelerate app to cool your phone

  2. Phone Always hot when used , front camera poor, front flash not bright exspecally at dark place. Back camera flash is too whitish when you use it at night but okay at day time. Front camera in video is even darker at night. I prefer p32 front camera and flash light to this p33. Love itel but I wish I could be given another phone in swap of this.

  3. Battery is okay..fast operating..but was thinkin if they would provide changing font facility becoz recent brands do that and how come a new model cant…fascinatin ryt?


  4. Battery …. Is ok…. Back camera Very good …..
    Front camera … Not too bad ….
    ….. The phone is … Very good..

    1. It is really ok both the battery last long for like two days and the HD camera perfectly ok
      I really enjoy it

  5. Please I just bought a new itel p33.and the network type is just 2G indicated by E on the network bar which makes it very slow when it comes to Internet. Please how do I get it to 3G as said by MTN. Because have tried but can’t see the option. Please help.

      1. It has. May be you’ve not notice it. Press the power on botton and the volume button together.

  6. I’ve been using itel p33 for the past 3months and never gave me any problem. The phone is good and durable

  7. It’s a good phone no doubt with that. I wanted to ask if anyone has figured out how you view items you placed on Private Space? Thank you

  8. Join the discussion…I got p 33plus an I can’t complain my question is how can I baar the background wen taking photos

  9. You can get the pro version of Itel p33 plus with more battery capacity of 5000mAh and screen size of 6.0 inch on Jumia – Buy it here

  10. My own itel p33 is not expandable the memory card space is not working when i receive files from xender into the memory card it keeps on writing there “there was a problem parsing the package” what does that mean i need answers for repairs

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