The Itel A55 is a mobile phone that targets the low budget smartphone market, offering enthusiasts specs and features that only favours basic smartphone tasks. It doesn’t bother much on high-performance hardware, it’s all basic stuff here. In this article, we explore the Itel A55 specs and features.
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Itel A55 Key Specs & Features
- 6.0-inch Dynamic IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1440 pixels (272 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie, Go Edition),
- 1GB RAM
- Quad-Core UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E (32nm)
- 16GB built-in storage and supports memory card up to 32GB
- 8MP + 0.8MP Dual rear camera and 10MP front camera
- 3000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
Design and Display
Itel isn’t trying to impress anybody here. The Itel A55 is a low-cost phone, which means features here have been tuned to the budget.
A lot of the aesthetics features on the smartphone have existed for a long time. It’s safe to say the it bears a design that was a trend about 4 years ago.
If you desire a smartphone that attempts to fit into the latest trend, despite the budget, the Itel A55 isn’t for you. The handset features a boxy design, an all-round plastic build, and big bezels surrounding its display.
On the rear covering of the Itel A55, you will find a gradient design, that features a mixture of blue and black. You will also find a vertical dual camera setup, with a camera flash sitting beneath. There is a fingerprint sensor, Itel branding, and a speaker on this rear covering.
Upfront on the Itel A55, we have an archaic-looking setup. Here you will find a 6 inch IPS LCD display, with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440. This display is engulfed by two large bezels. The Top bezel houses the earpiece, selfie camera, and camera flash.
There isn’t much to choose from when it comes to making color choices. Color variants on the Itel A55 include Aqua Blue, Champagne Gold, Deep Grey.
The cameras here are certainly nothing to be wowed about. Again the Cameras have been tuned to be under the low budget range. There isn’t much to talk about here.
The Itel A55 comes packed with a dual-camera setup that does pretty much what smartphone from 4 years ago could do. This dual-camera setup features an 8 megapixels primary camera and a 0.8 megapixels secondary camera.
This rear camera lets you take photos in HDR, features Autofocus, face detection, Touch Focus, panorama mode, Geotagging, Digital Zoom and lots more. This rear camera setup also lets you record 720p videos at 30fps.
For selfies, the Itel A55 makes use of a 8 megapixels camera. This camera is aided by a camera flash that helps in taking selfies in low light conditions. You also have face beauty and HDR here.
Hardware and Software
Hating on the itel A55 because of its low-end specs would be missing the point behind its existence. It isn’t meant to be performance beast. It is more of a smartphone designed for users who desire a basic Android smartphone for doing basic tasks.
The Itel A55 packs in specs that would make performing basic tasks like surfing the net with not more than 3 tabs, texting, calling and lots more. You shouldn’t attempt heavy gaming here, as you might get disappointed.
The Itel A55 features a 32nm Quad-core UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E processor, clocked at 1.3GHz. It also features an ARM Mali T820 MP1 graphics processing unit.
Still, on hardware specs, the Itel A55 features a 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, with up to 32GB of internal storage. Features a 3000mAh battery.
On the software side, the Itel A55 runs Itel user interface, on top of Android 9.0 Pie Go edition. Featuring the Android Go edition means apps help apps run faster, without telling much on the RAM and Processor.
The Itel A55 features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Micro-USB 2.0 port. This device also featured dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0.
There is no support for 4G LTE network on the Itel A55. The max level of internet connectivity on the smartphone is 3G. The Itel A55 supports 3G networks from the major telecommunication brands in Nigeria. including MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel, and Glo Mobile.
Itel A55 Price and Availability
Itel A55 price in Nigeria is around 22,500 Naira, which is around 62 dollars.
The itel A55 is currently on sale and can be purchased from retail stores in Nigeria, as well as online retail stores that ship to your region.
Itel A55 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Itel A55:
- Platform: Android 9 ( Pie, Go Edition)
- Processor: UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E (32nm) 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7
- GPU: ARM Mali T820 MP1
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Colours: Aqua Blue, Champagne Gold, Deep Grey
- Dimension: 158.7 x 74 x 9.3 mm
- Weight: 133 g
- SIM Type: Micro SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.0-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1440 pixels (268)
- Screen Protection: Scratch Resistant Glass
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 8MP (Primary) + 0.8MP (Secondary) Camera
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, face detection, Touch Focus, panorama mode, Geotagging, Digital Zoom, 720p 30fps
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, Face Unlock, Face Beauty, HDR
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 64GB microSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 50 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: No
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: –
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: No
- 5G: No
- WLAN: –
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: –
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3000 mAh Non-removable Li-ion 3000 Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No