Itel Vision 1 Pro review: Affordable smartphone

Itel Vision 1 Pro review: Affordable smartphone
Itel Vision 1 Pro review: Affordable smartphone
Itel Vision 1 Pro review: Affordable smartphone

Itel Vision 1 Pro review: Affordable smartphone

Itel Vision 1 Pro is a kind of phone that inflates and likes to think that it fights the big boys in the upper ranges of the market. Its features clearly reflect the features of a budget smartphone, and while it is succeeding in some respects, the overall package is a mixed bag.

Itels has made a big splash on the African continent. So much so that they are on the list of the top 10 best-selling smartphone brands, and they have done so by prioritizing good packages at the end of the spectrum budget. It’s nice to see how the brand does it, focusing on the cheaper options that many people buy.

The Vision 1 Pro retails for $117.58. Its price compares to that of the Huawei Y5p, Vivo Y1s, and Samsung Galaxy A02. This is a crowded field where phones have to work hard to attract customers’ attention.


Itel Vision 1 Pro review: Affordable smartphone

Itel vision 1 Pro is a deceptively large device. One gets a great deal for the price of a 6.5-inch display which is extended by an extra thick chin frame. It is located on the wider side and will only sit comfortably in the hands of larger hands. Despite its size, the phone is not heavy. It is also not too thick, and its rounded edges are softer on one hand or on the table.

In terms of design, the Vision 1 Pro has a fairly standard layout and stable construction quality. Users can be split by the textured appearance of the back body. Thanks to the wavy line effect, it is almost similar to sand when touched and is definitely not suitable for everyone.

What shows the nature of the phone’s budget is the plastic case attached to it. It is a special type of bad plastic that is thin and unpleasant and exists only to give the device an extra layer of protection.

Display and performance

Itel Vision 1 Pro review: Affordable smartphone

The Vision 1 Pro has an HD + 720 × 1600 display. This resolution is common to the segment and its main advantage is its high brightness. The color is slightly washed out, but it is caused (and compensated) by a high level of brightness.

Below the display is a place where the Vision 1 Pro can show a bit. It features a 1.4 GHz quad-core UNISOC processor for operational operations and menu and application scrolling. The response of the device is also impressive. Waking up your phone using one of the security methods is quick and immediate, such as pressing a fingerprint sensor or scanning your face.

The processor comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard memory. Both of these segments are standard.

What’s not great is the number of pre-installed apps (or bloatware as they are called) added to your phone. This is a problem that many budget devices have. A collection of applications that no one ever uses and does nothing but fill the phone memory. You can’t even uninstall some, and the best thing you can do is restrict their permissions or turn off their notifications.

Another notable issue is the delay between device security updates. At the time of writing, the last update for Vision 1 Pro was dated December 5, 2020. It’s a long time between updates.

It is alarming to think that as the phone ages, this delay will continue or increase.


Itel Vision 1 Pro review: Affordable smartphone

As part of an attempt to prove it, the phone has a three-lens 8MP camera system. The system is neatly arranged and there is no hump to talk about.

Like the phone’s display, its main camera photos suffer from washed-out colors. However, they are detailed enough. Artificial intelligence works to differentiate between different distances, and if you zoom in on anything, you can find out what you’re trying to capture.

The camera has advanced features like panoramic shots and low light settings, a nice touch for basic settings with a click and a click.

The phone technically captures night shots, but don’t expect Instagram quality images, as the end result always suffers from pixelation. The camera is best suited for standard daytime shots.

The same goes for the 5MP selfie camera. It does its job well.

Battery life

According to our benchmark test, the Vision 1 Pro 4,000 mAh battery is suitable for seven hours and eleven minutes without interruption.

After several uses, the battery life turned out to be constant.

But how long does the phone last during a daily use scenario? The display is the device’s largest source of power, and we estimate that you should be able to use it regularly for 36 hours before connecting the charging cable.

Itel Vision 1 Pro Review Judgment

Budget smartphones are a complex balancing act that offers all the essential features while limiting their functionality to maintain that price.

The success of Itel Vision 1 Pro lies in the battery and processor. It is an easy-to-use device. It is well designed. And the camera is satisfactory in terms of output and advanced features.

But it will narrow the overall user experience. The amount of bloatware is a major drawback and this, in turn, affects the storage of the devices.

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