The TCL 10L (a.k.a. TCL 10 Lite) is among the three smartphones that were announced by TCL and also the cheapest among the trio. It offers a 6.53-inch LCD LTPS FHD+ display with a punch hole at the top left for the selfie camera. There is also a dedicated PixelWorks chip that converts SDR to HDR in real-time.
TCL 10L Key Specs & Features
- 6.53 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi)
- Android 10, TCL UI
- Octa-core Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB, 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
- 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 16 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 4G LTE Network
- Nonremovable Li-Po 4000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
On the body, the smartphone brings in a balanced design. It has a smooth panel that is available in Arctic White and Mariana Blue. Thanks to the sleek 3D panel, the phone gives an ergonomic and smooth body feel.
It has 162.2 x 75.6 x 8.4 mm in dimensions and weighs 180 gram making it a nice lightweight device. Meanwhile, on the front side, it has an expansive 6.53-inch FHD + Dotch display with a dedicated display chipset and wireless Super Bluetooth audio sharing.
It has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels coupled with an 85.4% screen-to-body ratio. Further, it provides good color and contrast optimized in real-time with NXTVISION visual technology. There are also eye protection modes.
As long as the camera is concerned, the TCL 10L has a 48MP f/1.8 primary rear camera and it is paired with an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide angle camera. There is additional support of a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
Inside the punch, a hole is a selfies shooter of 16MP f/2.2 camera. The camera can shoot up to 4K@30fps and it has Dual LED flash for nice shots in the dark.
Hardware and Software
The TCL 10L has a Snapdragon 665 chipset rocking the system with a 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage up to 256GB max. The chip has a highly customizable UI and Smart Key that delivers smooth performance with less power consumption.
It has a Google Assistant button for effortless accessibility. To make use of this feature or to get started just say “Ok Google” or press the Google Assistant button. You can easily manage tasks, keep in touch, get directions, and control your home wherever you go.
Booting the device is Android 10 OS with TCL UI that presents engaging interfaces, intuitive interaction, and customizable features.
Battery and Network
The TCL 10L has a 4000 mAh battery non-removable and an Intelligent Battery Mode optimizes power usage that delivers long battery life.
It has 4G, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, and an audio jack. There is also a dedicated audio chipset, an audio amplifier, and a feature called Super Bluetooth which lets you connect to up to four Bluetooth speakers or headphones at the same time.
For security, it features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and Faces key that you can use to unlock your device.
TCL 10L Price and Availability
The TCL 10L will sell at a price of €249 in Europe, $249 in the USA, and £199 in the UK.
In Africa, it will cost 110,000 Naira in Nigeria, 1,700 Ghs in Ghana, and 32,000 Ksh in Kanya. The handset will ship in Arctic White and Mariana Blue colors.
TCL 10L Specs
Here are a few specs of the TCL 10L:
- Platform: Android 10, planned upgrade to Android 11, TCL UI
- Processor: Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm), Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 610
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Colours: Arctic White, Mariana Blue
- Dimension: 162.2 x 75.6 x 8.4 mm
- Weight: 180 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.53 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) Quad Cameras, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 16 MP, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 2100
- 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Po 4000 mAh, Non-Removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –