alcatel TCL 20 SE review

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alcatel TCL 20 SE review

TCL is a company that is gaining more and more popularity in the world. It is gradually making inroads into each and every market. The Tcl 20 se model, which belongs to the budget class and combines interesting features, is heading towards this goal. Even though the price may make you underestimate it, you should know that it has a beautiful and large display and average as qualities cameras.

alcatel TCL 20 SE Specifications

  • Release date: 2021, January 11
  • Colors: Aurora Green, Nuit Black
  • Dimensions: 172.1 x 77.1 x 9.1 mm.
  • Weight: 206 g.
  • Screen: 6.82" in, 720 x 1640, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Quad, 16MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 11, TCL UI
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

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Visually, the Tcl 20 se looks good. It has a plastic body that is pleasant to the touch. It is a magnet for fingerprints, but by putting on a case, this flaw will be solved. The smartphone is available in several colours - black or green. It looks gorgeous in both the variants.

Rounded body shapes, relatively thin frames and good positioning of the controls help to quickly adapt to the smartphone. It is compact (77.14 mm x 172.08 mm x 9.1 mm) and comfortable. Its weight is just over 200 grams. On the back of the device we see a fingerprint scanner and four cameras.


The Tcl 20 se is equipped with a 6.82-inch classy display with IPS LCD matrix, which is one of its main advantages. The screen aspect ratio is 20.5:9, making it perfect for watching videos from streaming platforms or YouTube. TCL's NXTVISION technology enhances the experience. It digitally enhances the quality of content, adding brightness and contrast.

If you're wondering if the front camera will obstruct the view, don't. It's shaped into an extremely simple "eye".


The Tcl 20 se is based on an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor, which is built on 11nm technology. It is complemented by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage, which is large enough to store photos, videos, games and files. The phone also has a memory card slot in case you need more space for memories. An Adreno 610 GPU is responsible for the graphics.

These features of the Tcl 20 se are capable of satisfying the user's expectations. Applications open quickly. However, heavier games are not within its capabilities. It is simply not designed for gamers.

The factory smartphone runs on Android 11 operating system and the company's TCL UI.


The main camera on the Tcl 20 se is quad. The main module is 48-megapixel and wide-angle. It is complemented by a 5 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth-of-frame module (for bokeh effect in photos) and a 2-megapixel module that is tasked with taking good macro shots. A dual LED flash helps ensure you have enough light no matter when or where you're shooting.

The selfie camera, in turn, is a single 13-megapixel wide-angle camera so you can fit everything that's precious to you - friends, family, colleagues and breathtaking sights - into the shots. Front-facing photos look crisp, bright and detailed enough.

Both cameras can record videos at 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. This performance is more than usual i budget smartphones in the market.

Autonomous operation

The Tcl 20 se is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery, which sounds pretty impressive. Is it so in practice? Compared to quite a few of its competitors - yes. The device is capable of providing autonomous operation for a long period of time, even if you play games or watch video continuously.

Since the battery recharges slowly, it is advisable to charge your Tcl 20 se at night. An 18 W charger comes with the device. An interesting feature of the Tcl 20 se is the presence of reverse charging, which allows you to charge third devices. You may never need it, but it's nice to know you have it.


The Tcl 20 se is a logical choice if you're looking for an inexpensive device that looks beautiful and delivers standard performance for fast, hassle-free performance of everyday tasks. Its screen is excitingly pleasing. You'll spend hours watching photos and videos on it. The manufacturer's technology to improve video quality further encourages you to prefer the Tcl 20 se over its competitors on the market.

Another reason to opt for this model is if you don't care much about the cameras capabilities. The smartphone is not designed to offer exciting photo results.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the alcatel TCL 20 SE 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

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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