Itel P55T Review - Android 14 in Action

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The Itel P55T is part of the P55 series from Itel. They had a rebrand and they are changing the whole trajectory of the devices they release. The itel P55T has a massive 6000mAh battery that can last up to two days on a single charge, a 50MP primary camera, an IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and it is also powered by the Unisoc T606 that is found on several other budget phones around the same price. Talking about price the P55T cost 102,000 which is around $100 US dollars. I have been using the phone for around a week and here is all you need to know about it.

Itel P55T

Our review of Itel P55T

6 / 10Review score


  • Decent Camera Quality
  • Excellent Build quality


  • Teeny Speaker

Itel P55T Unboxing

  • Itel P55T
  • 18 Watts Charger
  • Silicone TPU Case
  • USB C Cable
  • Earpiece
  • Sim Ejector

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Itel P55T Review - Everything You Need to Know

Display Aspect

itel p55t display

You get a 6.6-inch IPS LCD with a 720p resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. it can reach up to 500 nits of brightness outdoors which is quite on par with other devices within its price category. You get a punch-hole display which makes the display more appealing, the bezels around the display are noticeable, especially the chin. Outdoors it is quite visible but you need to max out the brightness or set it on auto brightness. If it is very sunny though you will struggle to see the display. The 90Hz refresh rate makes scrolling a bit more fluid but it hardly hits 90Hz all the time. It is mostly noticeable while using Chrome and even while gaming it isn’t noticeable. The resolution of the display plays a part in keeping it below 90Hz all the time. I enjoyed playing games and streaming content on the display because of its size. And you can even watch some YouTube videos in 1080p resolution. The colors are quite okay for the price although some animations look a bit washed while starting some apps. Nothing too serious though. The display is responsive to touch, and scrolling feels smooth as always.

Design Aspect - Itel P55T Review

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Design isn’t new we have seen this same design on Infinix, Tecno and even other itel phones like the A70. What is worth mentioning is the matte plastic finish on my astral black color. It has some textured finished feeling that gives it a bit more grip in the hand. There are two cameras at the back, and we also have a quad flashlight just beside the cameras. The part of the camera is glossy, and you should expect dust and fingerprint stains to settle on that part. The side-mounted fingerprint scanner is fast and we have the volume rockers just above the fingerprint scanner. The sim card slot is by the right side and it supports dual 4G SIM cards. There is an itel P55 5G and it’s the cheapest 5G phone in the market right now we will be talking about that phone in a separate review. I am also trying to get my hands on all the phones in the P55 series to compare them in an article. Personally, I might be bored of this design because I have seen it over and over again and I think the general consumers out there are separated into two some like it and others don’t. The frame of the P55T is made of plastic and we have a mono speaker at the bottom, nothing exceptional. We also have a USB C charging port, and headphone port then a microphone for calls as expected on a device within its price. It’s a bit thick, but comfortable to hold and the build quality is also impressive.

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Performance & Software Experience

The itel P55T is powered by the Unisoc T606 processor which is what we have on most of the budget phones right now. It has 4GB RAM that can be expanded to 8GB using memory fusion. App retention in the background isn’t the best and most apps restart if you revisit them later. It is not a performance monster and there is a reason for that, we will talk about it in a bit. You can play basic games and it will be fine. I tried playing Call of Duty mobile and it was playable at low graphics quality and medium framerate. As long as you stick to basic tasks like calls and text then it will be fine. The phone is running on Android 14 Go edition and if you want to enjoy performance on the phone the lite apps from Play Store are the best. We have the itel OS 13.6 as the user interface and like all Android phones there are some levels. There are some settings you can tweak but you are not getting a full-fledged Android 14 experience. Remarkably, we have Android 14 out of the box with the Itel P55T.

Itel P55T Camera Test

The phone comes with a 50MP primary camera, and we also have a second AI lens at the back for depth sensing. Upfront we have an 8MP lens for selfies. For the price, the pictures are quite okay but sometimes they are too bright. I love how colors remain natural but it is usually a hit-and-miss. You need a lot of light however to get good images from the camera. Portrait mode is also impressive with good background blur and details. The selfie pictures are impressive for an 8MP lens but you need a lot of light to make it work. Indoors the selfie pictures aren’t quite good. There is a super night mode, and I love how it increases the level of detail to an image in the dark. You get up to 10X zoom using the main camera but I doubt if it is useful. The images lack detail most of the time. You can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second with the front and back cameras. 

Battery Life & Charging Test

The phone has a 6000mAh battery and if you love a phone with a long-lasting battery then the Itel P55T is up there with the best. It can last an entire day and more even with heavy usage. Using the itel 18 watts power charger it takes at least 2 hours to charge from zero to a hundred. The battery is arguably the best in the P55 series lineup. Battery won’t be an issue if you intend to buy the itel P55T.

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Final Take

Rouding up the iTel P55T can be a bit difficult to recommend because it comes close in terms of price with the Infinix Hot 40i and Spark 20 from Infinix. I plan on comparing them in a video so you can better understand what I mean. Overall it's not bad. It is only held back by performance and software. That’s all for the Itel P55T, and I will see you in the next review.


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