The TCL 10 5G Mobile Phone offers sharp and immersive visuals thanks to the 6.53-inch FHD+ Dotch™ display, with a remarkable screen-to-body ratio spanning from end to end. Get maximum details out of your photography with the TCL 10’s 64MP high-resolution main camera. Produce brighter selfie photos with a 16MP front-facing camera and improved low-light capabilities.
First impressions are that this phone feels a tad cheaper then the Pro. The glass and metal give the whole device a high-quality feeling. But the bigger screen, with the smaller screen to body ratio makes for an unattractive chin.
A big feature is the good looking 6.53″ FHD+ display, with a Dotch instead of a Notch. The screen is where a lot of budget mobile phones skimp on. It’s rich but lacks any punch with no OLED. The Dotch is in the top right and is hardly noticeable. The back features the quad-camera in a single line across the back. These are built into the phone, so there is no bump on the back.
TCL 10 5G Review
The internals are pretty standard, with a Snapdragon 765 and 6GB of RAM. There is 128GB of internal storage, so more than enough space. But if you did want to add more space, there is a micro-sd card slot. There’s the rare headphone port and the never-spotted IR Blaster. The dedicated Google Assistant button was disabled after the first hour.
Comparing to other established devices in the same spec range, I found this kept up with all the testing etc. New launchers can be installed and setup took no time at all. I haven’t yet noticed any bugs or signs of slowing down.
Out of the box, any photos taken have a TCL watermark on them, which I am glad to say can be disabled and should be. Post-processing did ruin a couple of my shots, and overall I’d say these are acceptable to mid-range phones. The quad-camera set up allow for some ok shots and was a good choice from TCL. Images could be sharper and also less saturated, as the whites can be blinding. The selfie camera is next to useless and took some pretty average photos.
The 4,500mAh battery gets me through the day. I was worried the display would drain it, but I was happy to see that wasn’t the case. The 18W charger is super fast and I didn’t even miss Wireless charging.
Overall, the TCL 10 5G is a great first step into the market. If support for updates can be extended and perhaps some changes to the OS then this would be a game-changer. Finally, check out Jabba Reviews. Also, follow us on Twitter or Facebook.