Budget models are perhaps one of the most extensive categories on the smartphone market. This makes it even more difficult to make a choice, especially if you need not just an inexpensive smartphone, but a device with an excellent price-performance ratio, which offers decent performance at a reasonable price. If you are also off your feet in search of an inexpensive smartphone with a large display and good specifications, then pay attention to the hero of our new review. This is the itel Vision 1 Pro.
Before moving on to a full review, we suggest that you first familiarize yourself with the list of technical specifications for the smartphone. And they pleasantly surprise, especially knowing that for a smartphone in Russia they ask for less than 7,000 rubles.
• Display: 6.52-inch IPS LCD, 1640×720 pixels, refresh rate 60 Hz, protective glass with 2.5D effect.
• SoC: Unisoc SC9832E, 1.4GHz quad-core processor.
• RAM: 2 GB.
• Built-in memory: 32 GB, slot for memory cards format microSD (up to 256 GB).
• Operating system: Android 10 Go Edition.
• Front camera: 5 MP.
• Main camera: triple with a main sensor of 8 megapixels and two additional ones of 0.08 megapixels each.
• Rechargeable battery: 4000 mAh lithium-ion.
• Wireless communications: 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, FM radio.
• Fingerprint reader: yes, on the back.
• Case dimensions: 166×75.9×8.5 mm.
• Weight: 183.5 g.
The smartphone, along with accessories and a user manual, is packed in a bulky rectangular box of bright red color — this seems to be the corporate style of itel smartphones. The front side of the box depicts the smartphone itself in all its glory, while the back shows the key technical characteristics.
As we said above, in addition to the smartphone itself, accessories are included in the package. This is a 5W charger, cable and protective case. And on the smartphone display itself, the manufacturer prudently glued a protective film. However, headphones were not included in this set.
itel Vision 1 Pro looks like the vast majority of modern smartphones — a large frameless display on the front and a block of three cameras and a fingerprint scanner on the back. The screen, by the way, occupies more than 80% of the front panel area and has a relatively small U-shaped cutout on top for the front camera for selfies and video calling. It is pleasantly surprising that the back cover of the itel Vision 1 Pro is removable, which is not so often seen in modern smartphones. It can be removed and the battery can be accessed.
On the lower edge of the case there is a microUSB port for charging and connecting accessories, as well as a microphone, and on the upper edge there is a classic 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones. On the right is the power button and volume rocker. As for the speaker, it is located at the bottom of the rear panel. The smartphone itself is wrapped in a matte ABS plastic case and fits comfortably in the hand — it does not slip and does not collect fingerprints, unlike glossy surfaces.
As for the display of the itel Vision 1 Pro, it is a large LCD panel with HD + resolution and a picture quite worthy of a smartphone of this class — bright, contrasting and saturated. You shouldn’t expect more from a budget smartphone.
Three vertically aligned cameras can be seen on the back, complemented by a dual dual-tone LED flash. It is an 8MP main sensor, combined with two additional modules, each with a resolution of 0.08MP. The camera can take portrait photos with the so-called bokeh effect or background blur. The quality of photos and videos taken with the camera is quite consistent with the price category of a smartphone.
After examining the exterior of the itel Vision 1 Pro along and across, we move on to its internal equipment. The central place inside the smartphone is the chipset. This is the Unisoc SC9832E, a 2018 model year quad-core processor that is manufactured in a 28nm process. The company has 2 GB of RAM. You shouldn’t expect flagship-level performance from such a combination, but the smartphone is capable of performing all everyday tasks. For data storage, a built-in 32 GB drive is provided, which can be expanded using a microSD memory card by installing it in a special slot.
As for the software, Android 10 Go Edition plays its role. For those who are not in the know — this is a special version of Android, created specifically for entry-level smartphones with a small amount of RAM and weak processors. Basically, it is a lightweight, optimized version of Android for low-power devices.
We suggest moving from performance to the autonomy of the itel Vision 1 Pro. A rechargeable battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh is responsible for it. This is enough to keep the smartphone going all day without charging. The charging power is limited to 5W, so it takes about four hours to fully charge the battery. An outdated microUSB port is used for charging, however, like the vast majority of other budget smartphones.
The advantages of itel Vision 1 Pro:
• Large and bright bezel-less display.
• Separate slots for two SIM-cards and microSD memory card.
• Fingerprint scanner for fast and secure unlocking.
• Anti-fingerprint plastic back cover.
• Automatic recording of phone calls.
• Low price.
Disadvantages of the itel Vision 1 Pro:
• Weak cameras.
• Fragile plastic from which the body is made.
• Out of memory.
Summing up, we can state that the itel Vision 1 Pro is a worthy representative of the entry class. It has sufficient characteristics to perform most everyday tasks, be it calls, chatting in instant messengers and video calling, navigation, viewing social networks and and surfing the Internet. Its large screen makes it the perfect gift for elderly parents, and for schoolchildren, the itel Vision 1 Pro is also the perfect first smartphone. It has everything you need, including a microSD card slot, a fingerprint reader and a headphone jack, and nothing more.