TCL released TCL 10 5G, 10 Pro, and 10L in April 2020. The TCL 10 5G is the most powerful of the three, the 10L is the most affordable and the 10 Pro is right in the between.
Despite being a mid-range device, the TCL 10 Pro has a smooth flagship appearance, which feels balanced and nice in the hand. At 117 grams, the device has a pleasing weight, without being excessively heavy. The display has a waterfall curved design, which gives it a premium look. The under-display fingerprint scanner makes the device looks even better. The 3.5mm headphone jack should appeal to people who are still using wired earphones.
The TCL 10 Pro is equipped with 6.47-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. Colours feel vibrant and everything looks decent in direct sunlight. Its curved waterfall design may have negligible practical value, but you will appreciate its premium appearance. With Netflix certification, the TCL 10 Pro could stream Full HD content with HDR10 enabled. It seems that the display uses an earlier AMOLED generation, but it still looks quite good.
There are four cameras on the back 64MP primary, 16MP ultra-wide-angle, 5MP macro and 2MP depth. They could record 1080p videos at 120fps and 2k at 30fps. The 24Mp camera on the front should be adequate for social media needs. A special AI system is designed to adjust colours and exposure, depending on the situation. The selfie camera should take crisp shots reasonably.
With Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, the TCL 10 Pro should deliver decent mid-range performance and can handle any app or game out there at medium details or higher. The 6GB RAM can handle casual multitasking efforts and the 128GB internal storage should allow users to install many apps. Although the device is undeniably slower than models with Snapdragon latest 7xx chipsets, apps and games run breezy enough.
TCL 10 runs the Android 10 operating system with TCL’s custom interface on top. Fortunately, TCL keeps icon and menu designs close to the stock Android experience. However, the phone isn’t without bloatware. TCL adds an alternative web browser, file manager, video player, image gallery, and music player.
With its 4,500mAh battery, TCL 10 Pro should last for a whole day. For heavy usages, there’s an 18W fast charging to fill up the battery quicker. With its efficient AMOLED display and low-powered chipset, the TCL 10 Pro may even last for nearly two days if you use it lightly. After one hour of YouTube or Netflix streaming, you will lose only roughly 8 percent of charge. With the 18W charging brick, you could reach a 50 percent charge in just 35 minutes.
You should get a TCL 10 Pro if you want a premium-looking smartphone without spending a fortune. The curvy display and lack of camera bumps make the TCL 10 Pro looks sleek. If you use Google Assistant often, there’s a dedicated button to enable the feature. If you still insist on using headphone jacks, TCL 10 Pro is a perfect choice and you can pair it with wireless headphones if needed.