A relatively large display size, a rear dual camera setup, a fairly “Ok’ battery performance are some of the features the iTel S33 brings to the table for its relatively cheap price tag. Let’s dive in to find out more about this device, but first, a quick primer:
- Network: 2G / 3G
- Display: 6.0 inches, IPS LCD display — (480 x 960 pixels)
- Software: Android v8.1 Go (Oreo Go)
- Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad-core CPU (MediaTek MT6580)
- Memory: 1GB RAM | 16GB ROM
- Cameras: Front — 13 MP (w/ LED flash) | Rear — Dual Setup 8 MP (primary) w/ LED flash & 720p video @ 30fps
- Battery: 3000 mAh
Software, Design, Display
The iTel S33 is not an overly ambitious device, it’s just a generally “Okay” device. As I expound more, you’ll get to see what I mean.
The device is a dual-SIM Android device running the Oreo Go flavor of the operating system right out of the box, but with no support for LTE.
Design-wise, the device was not built to turn heads. It sports an understandably plastic exterior with a form factor we are all now very familiar with.
Its display is a modest 480p 6-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with no form of glass protection on top. To be honest, the resolution of the display (480 x 960) is a tad disappointing, especially for a 6-incher.
Performance, Hardware, Cameras
Under the hood, the iTel S33 is running the entry-level MediaTek MT6580 which makes the device a 32-bit quad-core CPU one having a maximum operating frequency of 1.3GHz. Also by virtue of this chipset, the device’s graphics processing is handled by the Mali-400 GPU.
On the memory front, the device features the “traditional” 1GB of RAM. I say “traditional” because we have come to accept the fact that iTel Nigeria is allergic to increasing the RAM past “1” on their smartphones. (:P)
Shades aside, the device also has 16GB of internal storage which can be extended by means of an external SD card via a dedicated slot.
The cameras featured on the iTel S33 are, again, very modest.
The primary camera set up on the device comprises two lenses stacked vertically alongside their accompanying LED flashlight.
In front, for selfies and snaps, you have a 13-megapixel shooter which has a dedicated LED flashlight.
Finally, the device also sports a fingerprint reader on the rear for securing your device and has a non-removable 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery which I cannot confirm supports quick charging.
iTel S33 Price in Nigeria
|Online Stores||From ₦31,000|
|Offline Stores||From ₦32,000|
iTel S33 Full Device Specifications
Here are the full essential details about the device…
Network and Software
|Operating System||Android v8.1 Go (Oreo Go)|
Design and Display
|Colors||Black, Gold, Red|
|Display Size||6.0 inches|
|Display Type||IPS LCD Display|
|Display Resolution||480 x 960 pixels|
Performance and Hardware
|Processor Name||MediaTek MT6580|
|Processor Type||1.3 GHz Quad-core CPU|
|SD Card Support||Yes (up to 32GB)|
|Front Camera||13 MP (w/ LED flash)|
|Rear Camera||Dual Setup 8 MP (primary) w/ LED flash & 720p video @ 30fps|
|Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
Connectivity and Multimedia
|WiFi||Yes (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)|
|Extras||Face Unlock, Android Go|