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TCL 10 5G Hands-on




TCL recently announced two smartphones coming to the Philippines, the TCL 10 5G and TCL 20 SE, what we have is the former, sporting a 6.53-inch FHD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, quad-rear cameras, 5G connectivity, and a 4,500mAh battery. Check out our initial thoughts about the device below.

 

The TCL 10 5G features a large immersive screen at 6.53-inches with Full HD resolution. It’s a crisp screen with punchy colors. A hole punch is situated on the upper left for the 16MP selfie camera.

Placed above it is the earpiece, and up top is a secondary microphone and 3.5mm audio jack.

On the left is the textured smart key button for launching apps quickly, and the card tray for a single nano-SIM card and a microSD card.

On the right are the power button and volume rockers. The buttons are pretty much easy to reach, although the volume up button would sometimes require you to reposition your hand so you can press it.


 

Down below is the USB-C port, loudspeaker, and main microphone.

At the back, we have the quad-rear camera module in a single row flanked with two LED flashes. It consists of the 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth. Also found here is the fingerprint scanner.

The TCL 10 5G is a sleek-looking and premium device with a glass front and back, and an aluminum frame in the middle with a metallic paint job. It’s a pretty chunky device at 9.05mm and a bit hefty at 210g.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with Adreno 620 GPU, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,500mAh battery. For the software, it runs on TCL UI 3.0 based on Android 11. These are decent specs for a premium mid-ranger.

The TCL 10 5G is priced at PHP 17,990, and at this point, it looks like a solid contender in the budget 5G smartphone space. We’ll put it through its paces in our full review, so stay tuned.

TCL 10 5G specs:
6.53-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2340) Dotch display
HDR10, 395PPI, Dedicated display engine
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G CPU
Adreno 620 GPU
6GB RAM
128GB storage
SDXC card up to 1TB (dedicated slot)
Quad rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.89 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
• 5MP F2.2 (macro)
• 2MP F2.4 (depth)
16MP F2.2 front camera
Single SIM
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 ac, 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, QSS
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C
3.5mm audio jack
4,500mAh battery w/ 18W Quick Charge 3.0 support
163.65 x 76.56 x 9.05mm
210g
Chrome Blue, Mercury Gray



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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