alcatel TCL 20E review

Read our full review to find out how the alcatel TCL 20E differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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alcatel TCL 20E ревю
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Intro

TCL 20e is a smartphone that will offer you modern features. It belongs to the low price range and is worth keeping in mind when shopping. It combines beautiful vision, comfortable size and relatively light weight. In addition, it is available on the market in 5 colors, among which you can not find one to your liking.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed alcatel TCL 20E specs or watch the video below the article.

Specifications

  • Release date: June, 2021
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Midnight, Green
  • Dimensions: 165.6 x75.6 x 8.8 mm.
  • Weight: 190 g.
  • Screen: 6.52" inc, 720 x 1600, LCD IPS
  • Camera : Triple, 13MP
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762D) (22 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-Core (4x Cortex A53 1.8 GHz + 4x Cortex A53 1.5 GHz)
  • Memory: 4GB 64GB, 4GB · 64GB 4GB · 128GB
  • Battery: 4000, Li-Polymer, non-removable
  • Network: 2G / 3G / 4G /
  • Operating system: Android 11 Red Velvet Cake
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Proximity, Accelerometer, compass

Design

The main material used to make the TCL 20e is plastic. It is quality processed and durable. The smartphone feels nice in the palm of your hand. You will not have any remarks on the workmanship. The ergonomics are aided by the rounded edges of the body and the significantly thinner bezels around the screen compared to previous models in the family.

The TCL 20e does not have Gorilla Glass-level safety glass. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from accidental releases.

Display

TCL 20e is equipped with a satisfactorily large screen. Its diagonal is over 6.50 inches at HD + resolution. The ratio of the countries is standard - 20: 9. The low pixel density is impressive, which definitely has an effect on the picture quality. We should also add that the panel technology is IPS, and the screen refresh rate is the standard 60 Hz.

In other words, the TCL 20e will not impress you with the characteristics of the screen. It is not bad for its price. Viewing angles are not impressive, nor the detail. However, the brightness is adequate. You may experience slight discomfort when reading the screen when you are outside on a sunny day. Fortunately, the manufacturer has provided automatic brightness adjustment.

In the TCL 20e you can take advantage of the dark mode. It is more comfortable for the eyes and will help you reduce the load with frequent use of the device.

Productivity

TCL 20e is based on the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset using 22-nm technology in combination with the IMG PowerVR GE8320 graphics processor. The user can choose between several modifications - with a maximum of 4GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage. A memory card slot is provided.

The device supports one SIM card and comes with Android 11 operating system.

With these specifications, it is able to keep multiple applications active. For some users, this may not be enough.

There is no special game mode, which makes the TCL 20e unsuitable for resource-intensive applications and games. They will only hinder his work and will be a reason for negative evaluation.

Cameras

TCL 20e has a single front camera with basic features. It is positioned in a teardrop-shaped slit at the top of the screen. Photo quality will be better when shooting in daylight. The good news is that the developers have equipped the smartphone with artificial intelligence that recognizes the depth and so you can create photos with bokeh effect.

For better quality evening photos, you have the option of using the flash. The results are acceptable for this price range.

As for the main camera, it consists of three modules. The main one is 13-megapixel with F1.8 aperture and autofocus. The auxiliary modules are 2 MP each and are tasked with helping you create macro photos and bokeh shots.

The TCL 20e's main camera is able to focus on close subjects as it has autofocus. The result is worthy of sharing on social media shots.

With this smartphone you can make Full HD videos at 30 frames per second. This is far from the popular 4K videos, but if you are looking for a solution in this price range, you are not aiming to do so.

Security system

The TCL 20e features a fingerprint scanner and 2D facial recognition. Tests show that the latest technology is not very reliable for protection. For example, it allows you to unlock the device, even when you have your eyes closed and partially "catch" the face. Therefore, it is recommended that you use a fingerprint scanner. Recognition is fast and you can register 5 different fingerprints.

Autonomous work

TCL 20e is a device that will not surprise you with a huge battery capacity. It is only 4000 mAh. However, given the features of the smartphone, you do not need more. You can count on the traditional about 48 hours of battery life. Of course, with more active use you will have to reach for the charger earlier.

The TCL 20e has no special battery saving mode, only the standard one for Android. The device supports 10W charging.

Useful features

TCL 20e may be cheap, but it is a modern device. It allows you to be controlled with simple finger gestures. You also have Google Now available. If your device seems too big, you can switch on the one-handed mode.

Conclusion

TCL 20e is available as a base smartphone price. It combines reasonable performance, convenient size, large screen and good battery life. It is not designed to be attractive to fans of phone games, nor does it impress with its photographic capabilities.

alcatel TCL 20E video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the alcatel TCL 20E and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by alcatel.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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