Budget powerhouse showdown: itel A70 vs POCO C55 vs Redmi A2+

In the budget-friendly under Rs. 8,000 smartphone arena, several contenders vie for attention. Among them, the itel A70, POCO C55, and the Redmi A2+ have emerged as popular choices. But how do they stack up against each other? Let’s take a closer look:

Storage and RAM

In a market where 128GB remains the standard storage capacity, itel A70 has strategically elevated the game by introducing a groundbreaking 256GB storage option, proudly claiming the title of India’s first sub-8K smartphone to offer such expansive storage. In contrast, the POCO C55 and the Redmi A2+ come with maximum of 128 GB storage variant.

All the Smartphones have decent RAM variants, itel A70 has 12 GB RAM whereas POCO has 11 GB and Redmi A2+ has just 7GB RAM, all are providing memory expansion through memory fusion. By combining an expansive storage capacity with a substantial RAM, itel A70 signals to users that their storage and multitasking requirements will be effortlessly met by this handset.


The itel A70 boasts a 13MP HDR rear camera, and a 8MP front camera with flash, promising high-resolution images, clear selfies and video calls. This is a significant advantage for users who prioritize capturing stunning portraits and engaging in video communication.

The POCO C55 comes with a more modest 50MP rear camera, which deliver decent quality for everyday use but may not satisfy those seeking exceptional selfie clarity since it only has a 5MP front camera.

The Redmi A2+ on the other hand has a 13MP rear camera, and only 5MP front camera that is much lower in resolution to itel A70’s selfie camera.

Fingerprint scanner

A side-mounted fingerprint sensor is typically found in premium segment smartphones. However, itel has added value by equipping the itel A70 with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for convenient and secure unlocking. This not only adds an extra layer of protection compared to smartphones that rely solely on PINs or patterns but also enhances the user experience with faster unlocking and a stylish appearance

The POCO C55 has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor near the camera, which might be hard to reach for those who have small hands since the phone is big. The Redmi A2+ also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.


Most entry-level smartphones these days come with HD+ IPS panels, so it’s no surprise to see them on all three of these handsets. While the A70 features a 6.56-inch panel, the Redmi A2+ houses a 6.52-inch one, and the POCO C55 sports a 6.7-inch display. However, what truly distinguishes the itel phone is its remarkable dynamic display bar, typically observed in higher-end phones as a premium offering. This unique feature functions beautifully as an optimized indicator, showcasing essential information. The dynamic bar allows you to quickly check your battery status, incoming calls, and unlocking status, setting the itel phone distinctly apart from its counterparts

itel also offers one-time free screen replacement within 100 days, which no other companies offer.


The itel A70, POCO C55, and Redmi A2+ are powered by octa-core processors. The itel A70 and Redmi A2+ run Android 13 Go Edition, and the POCO C55 runs old Android 12 Go Edition.


All the three phones pack a large, 5000mAh battery, promising long-lasting endurance on a single charge. The itel A70 features a USB Type-C port, however the POCO C55 and the Redmi A2+ rely on the old micro USB port.


In conclusion, the itel A70 emerges as a standout choice in this comparison, making it a compelling proposition for users seeking a feature-packed smartphone with large storage space at an affordable price. The POCO C55, available at Rs. 7,499, and the Redmi A2+, also priced at Rs. 7,499, fall short of the itel A70’s well-rounded package of RAM, storage, and overall performance.

The itel A70 256 GB variant, priced at a wallet-friendly Rs. 7,299, stands as a clear winner, making it a compelling choice for anyone who wants cutting-edge features without breaking the bank. The 128 GB variant is available at Rs. 6,799. You can purchase it from Amazon.in and offline stores.

Author: Team FoneArena

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