4 Things We Liked About Itel P55 Plus and 1 That Could Have Been Better


The Indian smartphone market has a new budget contender called the itel P55 Plus. It has just arrived on the market, and we’ve had our hands on it. The smartphone packs a 90Hz display, 50-megapixel camera, 256GB of internal storage, and a lot more with a price tag of Rs 9,999. Here’s the lowdown on what we liked and what left us wanting more.

The Upsides


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The itel P55 Plus looks slick in the Royal Green colour. The vegan leather finish gives it a more premium look and feel, while also helping with the grip. The frames on all sides are shiny, so naturally they attract a lot of fingerprints. There’s also a transparent plastic case included in the box that provides protection, but we found the device more appealing without it.


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While the 6.56-inch display does not come with a full HD resolution, the details are sharp with punchy colours when watching content. And guess what? the 90Hz refresh rate adds a bit of extra smoothness, even if you’re just swiping through social media or playing casual games.


itel p55 plus performance

Inside, it’s got the Unisoc T606 Octa Core chipset – not the fastest horse in the race, but it gets the job done.

WhatsApp chats? Check. Scrolling through Instagram? Check. Casual games like Subway Surfers? Double-check. Hardcore gaming? Nah, not its jam. However, Free Fire Max, at lower settings, ran impressively well. The 8GB RAM (paired with 8GB virtual RAM) ensures smooth multitasking, and the generous 256GB internal storage alleviates storage concerns.

The smartphone secured 376 in the single-core test and 1357 in the multi-core test on Geekbench 6 test. In terms of the AnTuTu score, the itel P55 Plus secured 255,721.

Battery and Charging

The 5,000mAh battery is quite reliable, easily lasting you the entire working day. What’s even more impressive is the 45W fast charging support. It’s a rarity in budget smartphones, and the fact that it can charge from dead to 100 per cent in 1.5 hours is a commendable feat. Especially, when it does not even break the 10k price mark.

What Could Have Been Better


The 50-megapixel primary camera captures good photos when provided with ample light. The colours and details are well portrayed, but it faces some minor issues while trying to capture indoors.

The 8-megapixel selfie shooter can capture fairly decent shots, but in challenging situations can fall prey to the teeming noise at the edges. This was more prominent when shooting indoors. However, the front camera does particularly well during video calls.

Final Verdict

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If you’re after an all-rounder without breaking the bank, the itel P55 Plus Should Not be IGNORED.

Playing in the budget field, the itel P55 Plus catches the eye with its distinctive design, satisfactory performance, and the delightful inclusion of 45W charging. True, the cameras might have room for improvement, but they get the job done. Overall, the itel P55 Plus manages to justify its price and provides excellent value.