TCL 10 Pro Review - Awesome affordable flagship phone
The name TCL brings high-end and affordable television sets in your mind, but surprisingly, the company has ventured into smartphones.
11:34 16 June 2020
If you are considering the exuberant features of TCL 10 Pro by chance, you are quick to decide that the company is right for stepping into the world of mod-range smartphones. However, it is not the price alone of this device that can lure customers, but the battery life, sleek design, and the gorgeous display are the cornerstone. Is TCL 10 Pro the flagship device of the brand or is it the price that can give the wonderful features a run for money?
The following are a few aspects of TCL 10 Pro that allows you to decide whether it is a suitable choice in terms of money you spend and its authentic features.
- Display and durability
Irrespective of the price of TCL 10 Pro, the display and the design of the device makes it a flagship device anyway. The smoky gray shade is an added attraction along with a convenient measurement of 6.24x2.85x0.36 inches, making it easy to hold. Furthermore, the matter design provides an excellent grip and it is not too heavy. The front portion of TCL 10 Pro can take the users by storm thanks to the 6.47-inch AMOLED display, and the teardrop notch for the front camera does not make it annoying at all. Who can skip the fantastic resolution of the device, at 1080x2340 within a pixel density of 398 ppi.
As one of the reputed makers of television, who besides TCL can better understand the significance of display? As far as the display is concerned, you can hardly let go the lavish display of colours in TCL 10 Pro and the rich shadows owing to Nxtvison display engine. When compared to the 5.6-inch Google Pixel 3a, TCL 10 Pro comes with an extraordinary accuracy. Besides, the automated movement from SDR to HDR allows users to access the HDR10 certification. However, the grandeur of display can disturb you when vowing the device under direct sunlight.
The in-display fingerprint sensor is way better than Samsung A 51, but slightly unpredictable when you consider its functionality. The Face Unlock is for those who are ready to compromise security for convenience.
The back portion of TCL 10 Pro is not for people who pay heed to aesthetics of mobile devices, and this is perhaps due to the camera that sits on the body. However, the position of the camera makes the device a far better option than the unbalanced and hefty cameras present in the modern-day day devices. On the top edge is the headphone jack, measuring 3.5mm and the USB-C port is at the bottom, along with hybrid SIM slot and the speaker. The left side of TCL 10 Pro contains a button that can be used for responding to taps. Finally, the power and rocker buttons are the right. Therefore, users can easily access the buttons.
The single speaker of TCL 10 Pro is present at the bottom and the highest volume is 91db, which is pretty loud and suitable for Instagram videos and conference calls. However, it is not high-performing in the sense that it makes the film-viewing or music-listening particularly blissful. Often, the speaker sounds too loud. However, users can resort to Bluetooth or wired headphones.
The camera is usually one of the weakest aspects of most of the newest smartphone devices. For TCL Pro 10, the 64-MP and 16-MP ultra wide camera, which packs in a 5-MP macro shooter, and a fourth camera that helps in capturing videos in low light may be a boon. However, the results may not be as attractive as the camera package makes you feel initially. Even though the TCL Pro 10 comes with a night mode, which glows after dark, the images are less clear than Samsung Galaxy A 51. Therefore, the TCL 10 Pro is not the device for shutterbugs.
Thing to note
The TCL 10 Pro is a device that appeals the users due to its fantastic display, streamlined design, and people looking forward to extended battery life. Furthermore, the colossal display of the device deserves admiration. If you are a user tied to budget Android phones, TCL is a good buy if you can compromise a few specifications of your mobile device.