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TCL 20 Series

TCL 20 R 5GProcessor: Mediatek Dimensity 700, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 460, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 662, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 665, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 690 5G, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 750G 5G
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G57 MP2, Qualcomm Adreno 610, Qualcomm Adreno 619, Qualcomm Adreno 619L
Display: 6.52 inch, 6.67 inch, 6.82 inch
Weight: 0.186kg, 0.19kg, 0.199kg, 0.206kg
Price: 100, 200, 220, 260, 300, 550 euro
Average Score: 74.77% - average
Average of 47 scores (from 70 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 71%, features: 80%, display: 84%, mobility: 76%, workmanship: 80%

 

TCL 20 SE

Specifications

TCL 20 SENotebook: TCL 20 SE
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 460
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 610
Display: 6.82 inch, 20.9:9, 1640 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.206kg
Price: 100 euro
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Average Score: 69.4% - average

Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

80% TCL 20SE Review – Further Proof That Affordable Doesn't Have To Mean Cheap
Source: Android Headlines English
Obviously, if you’re looking to see how good any phone is at under $200, you’re not shopping in the flagship segment. But shopping in the budget segment doesn’t need to result in a cheap, plastic handset either. That is, seemingly above all else, what the TCL 20SE proves without question. It is an absolutely gorgeous smartphone, $189 price tag or not. Similarly, its software falls in very nearly second-to-none, in my eyes. Or night mode cameras and NFC. Not every user is going to want or need access to 5G. The real issue here arises from the fact that those technologies are staples. They’re part of the new, and ever-evolving, mobile standard. So it’s still disappointing not to see them included. Even if that won’t be a dealbreaker for everybody. And this phone absolutely excels outside of those minor caveats, especially for the cost.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
TCL 20 SE Review: Decent entry level phone, but better options exist even in the US
Source: XDA Developers English
In the end, TCL did an okay job with the TCL 20 SE. But there are just too many excellent options in the budget Android space right now. You can pick up a OnePlus Nord N200 5G for around the same price, for instance. That phone offers a better experience in many ways and also includes the added benefit of 5G. If you really want a big screen and don’t mind poor performance and a mediocre camera, this isn’t the worst phone out there. It’s good value for watching movies and basic texts/calls, but that’s about it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2021
80% TCL 20 SE
Source: PC Mag English
The TCL 20 SE is a welcome addition to the lower end of the phone market. Thrifty shoppers will appreciate its solid performance, vivid display, and all-day battery life. Its mediocre cameras, limited band support, and lackluster durability are clear misses, but pretty much every similarly priced phone has similar problems. If you’re willing to spend a little more, check out the $279.99 Samsung Galaxy A32 5G, winner of the Editors’ Choice award for budget phones. Better cameras, improved durability, and multi-year OS upgrades, and 5G connectivity makes the A32 5G one of the best values we’ve ever seen. But if you really can't break the $200 barrier, the 20 SE should be on your shortlist.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
40% TCL 20S and TCL 20 SE review: 2019 called, it doesn't want its phones back
Source: Android Central English
The TCL 20S is a decent phone for anyone who wants a smartphone right now and doesn't want to break the bank. It has a good design that resembles some better smartphones, and the software is pretty lightweight. Unfortunately, things go south quickly for the 20S when you decide to take a picture or play a mobile game.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 40%
TCL 20 SE Review — The first stop in the TCL journey
Source: Ausdroid English
In summation, the TCL 20 SE is quite a reasonable phone for its price point of $299. The user experience is pretty seamless, the battery life is great and the auto camera settings produce really nice pictures. There are other phones in the TCL range at slightly different price points, keep an eye out for an upcoming review by Phil of the TCL 20 5G and Duncan’s take on the TCL 20 L+, so if the 20 SE doesn’t tick all of your boxes there is likely another TCL that will.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2021
TCL 20 SE Review
Source: Yugatech English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2021
TCL 20 SE Review
Source: Yugatech English
The TCL 20 SE is priced at PHP 8,990. Even though its camera isn’t its strongest suite as well as its performance, you will still have a huge battery that can last 1-2 days with fast charging support, a huge display, and a stereo speaker setup which could definitely improve your media consumption experience. Should you buy it? If you are the type of user who does basic tasks like browsing the web or your social media apps and doesn’t mind having a weak set of cameras, then this device might be just for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2021
60% TCL 20 SE review
Source: Techradar English
TCL isn't a big name in the smartphone market right now. You're much more likely to know it from its TVs or sound bars. It's slowly making moves into the mobile market though, with the TCL 20 SE forming the much more budget end of things alongside the relatively high-end TCL 20 Pro 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

80% TCL 20 SE
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100%
Análise do TCL 20 SE: Review
Source: Mais Tecnologia Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life; powerful processor; excellent display. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2021
Review TCL 20 SE | Caro para um celular de entrada
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Excellent battery life; good storage capacity; included charger. Negative: High price; poor display; weak connectivity; only 4GB RAM.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2021
67% TCL 20 Se Recensione: Lo Smartphone Android Da 150 Euro, Ne Vale La Pena?
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 67%
60% Test du TCL 20 SE : scintillant et endurant mais il manque de punch
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% TCL 20 SE Review: So close, yet so far
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% TCL 20 SE incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
82% TCL’nin ilk yerli üretim akıllı telefonu; TCL 20 SE incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 82%

 

TCL 20 Pro 5G

Specifications

TCL 20 Pro 5GNotebook: TCL 20 Pro 5G
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 750G 5G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 619
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.19kg
Price: 550 euro
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Average Score: 76.25% - good

Average of 20 scores (from 28 reviews)

 

TCL 20 Pro 5G Review — High end experience at a mid-range cost
Source: Ausdroid English
The phone itself looks great, feels great in your hand and performs reliably well throughout the day, regardless of what you throw at it. If there are any issues with the hardware it’s the fingerprint sensor, but that’s only an issue if you’re going to use that as your primary unlock method. The face unlock is nearly as quick and just as reliable as that offered by OPPO, which really is a big compliment. Given the surprisingly positive experience I had with the TCL 20 5G, the prospect of the TCL 20 Pro 5G was enticing. It didn’t take long to realise that TCL has me seriously thinking about where the premium experience in the phone market is. In the case of the TCL 20 Pro 5G, a better experience will cost you significantly more money, making this an outstanding value phone on top of being a great phone outright.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2021
84% TCL 20 Pro review: best midrange phone of 2021?
Source: Phandroid English
So, after all that, should you buy the TCL 20 Pro? The phone does have its flaws, but so do most other $500 smartphones. The difference here is what TCL has given this device. With wireless charging, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a glass, and metal body, and 256GB of storage, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth when compared to the Samsung Galaxy A52 and the Pixel 4a 5G. You’ll just have to decide for yourself if the compromise in battery life and the software are worth it to you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% TCL 20 Pro 5G review: A compelling sub-$500 phone
Source: Laptop Mag English
The TCL 20 Pro 5G is the best-looking phone that costs less than $500. And that beauty isn’t just skin deep, either, as it offers solid camera performance and a vivid (if slow) display. With that said, the TCL 20 Pro 5G shows marked improvement from where they were last year and I look forward to seeing what’s next from the company with a foldable possibly arriving sometime this year. That may give them the high-end credibility that TCL needs to win over more of these mid-range buyers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
TCL 20 Pro 5G Review: A solid midrange option in the US
Source: XDA Developers English
Despite some of its obvious shortcomings, I really think the TCL 20 Pro 5G is a solid value at $499. You can’t find too many phones in the US at that price point with a display this good and performance that won’t make you pull your hair out. If TCL could clean up some of the frustrating software issues and improve the camera a bit, they could really have a hit with the sequel next year. Competition in the US midrange market is fairly stiff. The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G can be had for the same price and it sports a better overall camera and higher refresh display. If you need amazing battery life or the best camera out there, you might need to look elsewhere and also spend a little more money on something like the Galaxy S21+. For those of you that take most of your photos outdoors and don’t mind throwing a portable charger in your bag each day, the TCL 20 Pro 5G is definitely a phone to at least consider.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2021
50% TCL 20 Pro 5G review: Very pretty, but not special
Source: Tom's Guide English
The TCL 20 Pro 5G wants to be so much more than a mid-range alternative to more widely known phones, and it gets close in some areas. But underwhelming battery life results and cameras that don’t quite live up to the Pixel 4a 5G hold it back, despite excellent marks in the display and design categories. For $500, this isn’t a bad phone, but it isn’t really a standout either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 50%
90% TCL 20 Pro 5G review – mid-tier smartphone that looks and acts like a flagship
Source: Tech Guru Daily English
The TCL 20 Pro 5G is an affordably priced smartphone that looks and acts like a flagship device that’s twice the price. If you’re after a mid-tier smartphone that plays above its grade then give the TCL 20 Pro 5G is well worth your consideration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% TCL 20 Pro 5G Review – The Best Looking Mid-Ranger Brings All Of The Best Features
Source: Android Headlines English
Put simply, TCL 20 Pro 5G is not only the best TCL I’ve been sent to review. It’s also one of the best smartphones, overall, that I’ve reviewed or used. There are, of course, still improvements to be made in terms of the cameras’ night mode. The screen would be better if it were set at a 90 or 120Hz refresh rate instead of 60Hz. Better waterproofing would also be desireable, as would faster charging. But, setting those small changes aside, TCL 20 Pro 5G is a fantastic handset with a world-class design, great cameras, display contrast and color, long-lasting battery, and all of the extras a user could want. The fact that it isn’t classified as a flagship comes down chiefly to its chipset and associated RAM. Anybody looking for a new smartphone in the $500 range would be remiss not to give TCL 20 Pro 5G a closer look.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% TCL 20 Pro 5G review: Just another pretty face
Source: Android Police English
The TCL 20 Pro 5G looks like it should cost more than its $500 price tag, but looks aren't everything. Those camera sensors that blend so seamlessly into the chassis are not very capable, and the software could use work. The phone is also not very comfortable to use with that extremely curvy display, complete with accidental edge touches. For $500, I'd like to see longer update support, a higher refresh screen, and software that doesn't feel slapped together. What it comes down to for me is this: you shouldn't spend $500 on a phone with bad cameras in 2021. This is a fine phone, but there's nothing special or interesting about it. I would suggest anyone looking to get a device in this price range hold off for a few months to see what the Pixel 5a has to offer. Alternatively, there's the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, which has a better OLED, longer updates, and better camera performance. Or... just buy a Pixel 4a. It's not as pretty, but it's better at the rest.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
TCL 20 Pro 5G
Source: PC Mag English
Though TCL has been making smartphones for a long time, this is only the second year the company has stamped its name on those phones. The 10-series was terrific for budget and midrange shoppers; the TCL 20 Pro 5G builds well on that legacy. Excellent performance, a stunning AMOLED display, capable cameras, and a handsome design push the TCL 20 Pro 5G close to the top of our list for midrange phones. If you’re a T-Mobile customer, the 20 Pro 5G is a great option that will serve your needs well. AT&T and Verizon customers will want to think twice, since the 20 Pro 5G lacks C-band support. The Google Pixel 4a 5G is an excellent alternative if you need C-band support and want to spend less than $500. If you’re willing to spend a little more, check out the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2021
A Review of Second Generation of TCL 20 Pro 5G
Source: Phone World English
Some important improvements are made over the first generation. There are less chance of accidental touches with the new curved sides of the screen. The wireless charging is a nice upgrade. In competition with Pixels and Galaxy A-series, the 20 Pro 5G’s network compatibility and security support policy just aren’t as strong. Its software is supported for just two OS upgrades. It also lacks network compatibility with AT&T’s 5G, also it isn’t certified to use C-band frequencies. The Smart Key is still easy to press accidentally, the camera is basic, and Nxtvision is underwhelming. All in all, there are some real positives but as a total package it’s not quite on par with the likes of the Pixel 4A 5G and Galaxy A52 5G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2021
TCL 20 Pro 5G Review: Premium Features, Midrange Pricing
Source: Hot Hardware English
On the other hand, we’re not fond of the 20 Pro 5G’s low (60Hz) refresh rate, inconsistent shooters, limited 5G support, mono-only speaker, average battery life, and disjointed software experience. As such, it’s not easy to outright recommend, especially when Google’s superb Pixel 4a 5G and Samsung’s potent Galaxy A52 5G exist, and both also cost $500. With all of that said and done, TCL is on the right track with the 20 Pro 5G, we'd just like to see the software catch up with the hardware. Third time’s gonna be the charm, right?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/06/2021
80% TCL 20 Pro 5G review: Pulling the Pixel from its perch
Source: Android Central English
TCL's second-generation flagship is a solid entry into the mid-range section that's priced identically to the Pixel 4a 5G. While it can't match the prowess of a Pixel camera experience, everything else about this phone is a better value — so long as you only plan to keep the phone for the 2 years that updates are promised.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
65% Tcl 20 Pro 5G Review: Good Looks Aren’T Everything
Source: The Verge English
If you’re on T-Mobile and you’d really like a budget device with a flagship look and feel, then the 20 Pro 5G is a good option, with a strong caveat that you’ll be putting up with some issues that competitors have already figured out. Most others would do best to consider one of those $500 midrange heavyweights. The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G offers a fast refresh rate screen, better network compatibility, and a solid four-year security support policy. The Google Pixel 4A 5G is a good option, too, with a better camera — if you can find it still in stock. You won’t get a fancy curved display or the high-end build quality with either of those alternatives, but depending on your priorities, they may serve you better in the long run.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 65%
60% TCL 20 Pro review: Disappointing budget phone with skin-deep appeal
Source: Android Authority English
I’ve got to be frank; I was pretty disappointed with this offering from TCL. Last year’s TCL 10 Pro offered a competitive experience with a great display and some decent cameras, but this year, the 20 Pro falls down in several core metrics. On top of that, it really looks like TCL is out of touch when it comes to the pricing model. While pricing is on par in the US, the value provided doesn’t match the competition. Again, alternatives from Samsung and OnePlus cost less in Europe and the UK but offer identical, if not better, experiences, suggesting that TCL isn’t paying attention to the competitive mid-range market. The underwhelming battery life, poor rear cameras, and slow charging make the TCL 20 Pro hard to recommend. The impressive display and good-looking design make the phone a joy to look at, but they still don’t make up for these obvious shortcomings when actually using it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
TCL 20 Pro 5G Camera review: Excellent high-end option
Source: DxOMark English
The 20 Pro 5G is the latest mid-range device from the Chinese electronics company TCL and sits at the top of their current smartphone line up. It runs Android 11 with the TCL UI skin, is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 750G chipset, and offers 256GB internal storage that’s expandable via micro SDXC. The phone features an attractive design, built around a 6.67-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED display with a 60 Hz refresh rate. There’s also a 4500 mAh battery with 18W wired and 15W wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2021

Foreign Reviews

82% TCL 20 Pro 5G, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% TCL 20 Pro 5G, análisis: su principal reclamo puede ser su peor enemigo
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 83% mobility: 83% workmanship: 88%
80% TCL 20 Pro 5G
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% workmanship: 80%
Análise do TCL 20 Pro 5G: Review
Source: Mais Tecnologia Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Attractive price; impressive display; nice cameras; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2021
73% Tcl 20 Pro 5G Recensione: Uno Smartphone Solido Che Punta Alla Connettività
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 73%
75% Recensione TCL 20 Pro 5G: occhio ai dettagli e al prezzo!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
71% Recensione: TCL 20 Pro 5G, velocità inaspettata ma indeciso sugli "scatti"
Source: DDay IT Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Test TCL 20 Pro 5G, le smartphone “presque” haut de gamme
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test du TCL 20 Pro 5G : un écran époustouflant et bien d'autres qualités
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Test TCL 20 Pro 5G : le mobile aux multiples reflets et autant d’effets
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Recenzja TCL 20 Pro 5G – smartfon, od którego trudno oderwać wzrok
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Хороших смартфонов среднего класса полно. А хотите, чтобы хороший, но не как у всех? TCL 20 Pro 5G, например
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
Видео: TCL 20 Pro 5G — самый ровный флагман с «умным» дисплеем
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Impressive display; support 5G; good price; nice cameras; big screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/28/2021

 

TCL 20 5G

Specifications

TCL 20 5GNotebook: TCL 20 5G
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 690 5G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 619L
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.206kg
Price: 300 euro
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Average Score: 78% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

81% TCL 20 L+ 4G and TCL 20 5G – new kids on the smartphone block (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
TCL is ramping up its 2021 smartphone range with the TCL 20 range. This review covers the TCL 20 L+ 4G (Lite+) and the 5G that, apart from the processor, camera set-up, and battery size, share the same parentage. First, let me assure you that the TCL 20 L+ 4G and the 5G are high-quality phones. Neither is class-leading, but you can’t make a mistake with either. There is a little too much marketing hype on the website (but that is a universal problem), and in both cases, they are not exploiting the full capabilities of the excellent Qualcomm System-on-Chip (SoC) under the bonnet. We are reviewing both models together and will show the different results from over 70 tests. Their ratings and explanation in detail are at the end of the review, or just click here to skip all the technical stuff. Hint: 5G for $100 more – it wins hands down but not without caveats.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
TCL 20 5G Review — A surprisingly good device that didn’t excite, but also didn’t disappoint
Source: Ausdroid English
In honesty, I wasn’t hugely excited by the prospect of this review unit, mainly because it doesn’t have a huge sell. No magical camera, no super high res screen and the battery sit in the middle of the road. I wasn’t wowed by it initially, but in realising that I wasn’t really missing anything having moved from a significantly more expensive phone I started really looking for issues. Adding to the fact that you’ve got a 5G capable device in your pocket for sub $500 it’s an impressive and pretty cheap cost of entry that I would be happy to spend my money on. The physical size of the phone is spot on for my preference, easily (keep in mind I have big hands) operating the device with a single hand. The fingerprint sensor is very quick which offsets the hit and miss nature of the face unlock.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2021
90% TCL 20 5G smartphone review – excellent features and tremendous value
Source: Tech Guru Daily English
If you’re looking for a great balance of value and features then take a look at the new TCL 20 5G smartphone which has a design, camera, display and innovation that rivals flagships phones that are more than twice the price. Priced at less than $500, the TCL 20 5G is a compelling mid-tier offering for those customers who want a slick looking device, an excellent triple camera system, an impressive display and 5G connectivity. In this increasingly competitive market more customers than ever are looking for value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

80% TCL 20 5G
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100%
61% Análise TCL 20 5G. O 5G está em saldos
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 61% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%

 

TCL 20L (20 Lite)

Specifications

TCL 20L (20 Lite)Notebook: TCL 20L (20 Lite)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 662
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 610
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.199kg
Price: 260 euro
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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

70% Review: TCL 20L – goedkope smartphone met uitstekend scherm
Source: FWD Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

TCL 20L+

Specifications

TCL 20L+Notebook: TCL 20L+
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 662
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 610
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.199kg
Price: 300 euro
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Average Score: 75.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

81% TCL 20 L+ 4G and TCL 20 5G – new kids on the smartphone block (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
TCL is ramping up its 2021 smartphone range with the TCL 20 range. This review covers the TCL 20 L+ 4G (Lite+) and the 5G that, apart from the processor, camera set-up, and battery size, share the same parentage. First, let me assure you that the TCL 20 L+ 4G and the 5G are high-quality phones. Neither is class-leading, but you can’t make a mistake with either. There is a little too much marketing hype on the website (but that is a universal problem), and in both cases, they are not exploiting the full capabilities of the excellent Qualcomm System-on-Chip (SoC) under the bonnet. We are reviewing both models together and will show the different results from over 70 tests. Their ratings and explanation in detail are at the end of the review, or just click here to skip all the technical stuff. Hint: 5G for $100 more – it wins hands down but not without caveats.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

El TCL 20L+ llega a España: precio y disponibilidad
Source: El Español Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice cameras; elegant design; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2021
70% 5 dingen die je moet weten voor je de TCL 20 L+ op de kop tikt
Source: Want.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
TCL 20L Plus review: lage prijs en erg goed design
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; nice display; long battery life; good main camera. Negative: Average performance; unsupported 5G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2021
Тест-обзор смартфона среднего класса TCL 20L+
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; long battery life; NFC chip. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/04/2021
Тест-обзор смартфона среднего класса TCL 20L+
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; long battery life; NFC chip. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2021

 

TCL 20S

Specifications

TCL 20SNotebook: TCL 20S
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 665
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 610
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.199kg
Price: 220 euro
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Average Score: 72% - average

Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80% TCL 20S review
Source: Techradar English
The TCL 20S is an impressive budget phone for its price, with a crisp Full HD Plus display, decent camera suite, big 5,000mAh battery, and other features that are more in line with a mid-range handset. While nothing particularly stands out about the phone (besides the display), it isn’t lacking in any category either, making it a strong all-rounder.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% TCL 20S Review: A compelling competitor under $300
Source: Phandroid English
TCL is definitely trending in the right direction with its smartphone lineup. The TCL 20S offers a good balance of features and performance that put it in contention with other devices in this price bracket. The display is fantastic, and NXTVISION is getting better with every release. The 20S will last throughout an entire day, and then some, and the frosted matte finish makes it easy to hold and use the phone. But we would have liked to see the inclusion of 5G connectivity at the very least, as other devices in the segment already offer it. And with the massive 5,000mAh battery throwing in 30W charging speeds would have been a nice touch. If you need to buy a cheap phone today and aren’t intrigued by any of the other options out there, then the TCL 20S will do the job just fine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
TCL 20S Review: Too many compromises to recommend over the competition
Source: XDA Developers English
In the end, the TCL 20S has too many flaws to overcome a competitive field at the $250-300 price point for Android phones. On top of the issues I’ve outlined thus far, the phone also lacks an IP rating for dust and water resistance. You can find 5G in both the Samsung A32 5G and OnePlus Nord N200 5G, both of which seem like better options if you’re looking at a $300 budget. TCL did manage to pack in a nice display and solid audio with an attractive design, but those things only go so far. You can’t play many interesting Android games due to performance issues, photo quality is subpar, and there are just too many superior devices out there to settle down and accept those compromises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2021
80% TCL 20S Review – A Great, Good-Looking Phone Mostly Held Back By Its Price
Source: Android Headlines English
At the end of the day, whether or not TCL 20S is a phone that’s perfect for you will depend on whether or not the caveats and benefits described in this review will suit your needs. If consistent performance and great visual management are more important than a display with a high refresh rate, TCL 20S has you covered. The same can be said if being able to easily see the screen under bright light is important to you. After all, TCL 20S is still a hard-to-beat smartphone. And that’s only made more true by its relatively low price point, which appears to be the source of those caveats. So, at the very least, it’s not a handset anybody shopping in the budget end of the Android landscape should ignore.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% TCL 20S Review – A Great, Good-Looking Phone Mostly Held Back By Its Price
Source: Android Headlines English
At the end of the day, whether or not TCL 20S is a phone that’s perfect for you will depend on whether or not the caveats and benefits described in this review will suit your needs. If consistent performance and great visual management are more important than a display with a high refresh rate, TCL 20S has you covered. The same can be said if being able to easily see the screen under bright light is important to you. Similarly, if 5G, the fastest charging, and a great nighttime camera aren’t too important, but great software optimization, daytime camera, updates, Bluetooth sharing, and design are important, this phone absolutely won’t let you down. After all, TCL 20S is still a hard-to-beat smartphone. And that’s only made more true by its relatively low price point, which appears to be the source of those caveats. So, at the very least, it’s not a handset anybody shopping in the budget end of the Android landscape should ignore.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% TCL 20S and TCL 20 SE review: 2019 called, it doesn't want its phones back
Source: Android Central English
The TCL 20S is a decent phone for anyone who wants a smartphone right now and doesn't want to break the bank. It has a good design that resembles some better smartphones, and the software is pretty lightweight. Unfortunately, things go south quickly for the 20S when you decide to take a picture or play a mobile game.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

TCL 20 R 5G

Specifications

TCL 20 R 5GNotebook: TCL 20 R 5G
Processor: Mediatek Dimensity 700
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G57 MP2
Display: 6.52 inch, 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.186kg
Price: 200 euro
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Average Score: 80.4% - good

Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

TCL 20 R5G review – under $350? O.M.5G!
Source: Ausdroid English
The TCL 20 R5G has some good features at a low price point, and it gives users a financially accessible option to access the new 5G network. These include great battery life, an excellent screen and functions really smoothly. If you aren’t in the market for a cutting edge flashy phone but still want the functionalities of one, then this phone is worth a look. You’ll be able to pick up the TCL 20 R5G from Harvey Norman, Vodafone, Officeworks & Mobileciti.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2021
80% TCL 20R 5G – a good honest 5G smartphone at $349 (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
TCL is a latecomer to the Australian smartphone scene. It is hard to get shelf space, let alone visibility at the major retailers. This is a shame as the TCL 20R 5G at $349 exceeds all reasonable expectations. My only two concerns are battery life and 4/5G signal strength. On the battery life issue, it is about half that of similar MediaTek Dimensity 700 phones. A firmware update is needed to address that. On the signal strength – while it is typical of Dimensity 700 – it is strictly a city and suburbs phone with good transmission tower density.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 75% workmanship: 70%
88% TCL R20 5G – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
The R20 5G is a cracking phone that is well worth the money, and will be available through EE from October 29th Priced at £21 per month at £0 upfront with 4GB data, and available for general sale in the UK from November for £179. I really liked the form factor, and the screen is just a joy to look at, at times I thought it looked better than my £1200 S21 Ultra ( and lets be honest that’s where we spend most of our day). It does it have some faults, yes of course but these are mainly in the camera department, but I have a very early version of the device and I can see that these short comings can be addressed in further updates, it won’t be the phone for the absolute top end spec hunters. It is not intended to be for that market. Look back in the Coolsmartphone archives where Leigh reviewed the TCL 10 5G a midrange handset priced at over double the R20’s price, and this lower tier device scores higher. Would I recommend this phone to people yes I would, I know the lower tiers of the market is flooded with devices from all over the globe but the R20 5G is a handset worthy of a look if your in that market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 88% display: 98% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
TCL 20 R Review, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Hope you are already familiar with the 5G capability at the most affordable budget the TCL 20 R smartphone is one of them. Users will experience a different 5G speed that makes payment faster and more secure with an NFC feature. Not just the 5G or NFC facility, but the phone has some attractive features to get best-in-class performance in a low-budget section. Whether you like the brand or not, you’re sure to appreciate its approach to making an impact in the smartphone market. Whether the display or the chipset, even the battery fits perfectly in this model as well. If you look closely at each feature, this device simply creates a nightmare for other brands. The low RAM size may cause heating issues but this phone is suitable for lite mobile gaming. The phone meets all the criteria to suit all types of users. If you don’t like the brand or want to wait for its global launch, then checking out alternatives would be a great idea. At the same time, there are some remarkable smartphones available in the market. In our opinion, the Redmi Note 10T smartphone will be the best alternative to the TCL 20R 5g phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2021
90% TCL 20 R 5G review – proof that quality and features don’t have to cost the earth
Source: Tech Guru Daily English
Just how good could a $350 smartphone be? When you’re talking about the TCL 20 R 5G – the answer to that question is very, very good actually. TCL is on a winner with the 20 R 5G which proves yet again that a quality smartphone with impressive features can be yours without the massive price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

78% TCL 20 R 5G: budgetsmartphone met extra's
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 78%
TCL 20 R 5G review: een lage prijs en 5G is ook niet alles
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Good price; support 5G; elegant design; nice performance. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2021
66% Test TCL 20 R 5G : le ticket d’entrée vers la 5G selon TCL
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 66%

 

Comment

TCL:


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

Qualcomm Adreno 619: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 750G) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance is a lot better than the old Adreno 612.

Qualcomm Adreno 619L: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 690) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance is a lot better than the old Adreno 612.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ARM Mali-G57 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. Based on the Valhall architecture.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

SD 460: Lower mainstream octa-core with four big ARM Cortex-A73 and four small ARM Cortex-A53 SoC cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. Futhermore integrates and the Adreno 510 GPU, a LPDDR4X-3733 dual channel memory controller as well as an X1 LTE (Cat. 13 / 12) modem.

SD 750G 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 570 cores (two fast ARM Cortex-A77 cores at up to 2.2 GHz and six small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz) and a fast X52 5G modem (up to 3700 Mbps download). The SoC is manufactured in the modern 8 nm process.

SD 690 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 560 cores (two fast 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 based cores in a cluster and six power saving ARM Cortex-A55 based cores at 1.7 GHz) and a lower mid range Adreno 619L GPU. Manufactured in the 8 nm LPP process at Samsung.

SD 662: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2 GHz Cortex-A73 cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in a 11 nm LPP process.

SD 665: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2 GHz Cortex-A73 cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in a 11 nm LPP process.

Mediatek :

Dimensity 700: The Dimensity 700 is a fast mid-range SoC with an integrated 5G modem. It includes two fast ARM Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2.2 GHz and six power efficient Cortex-A55 cores at up to 2 GHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.186 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.206 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


74.77%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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Mali-G57 MP2, unknown
Infinix Note 11s
Mali-G57 MP2, unknown
Vivo V23e
Mali-G57 MP2, unknown
realme V11s 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, unknown
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Mali-G57 MP2, unknown
Honor X30i
Mali-G57 MP2, unknown
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Infinix Note 11 Pro
Mali-G57 MP2, unknown
Doogee V10
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Ulefone Armor 12 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810
Motorola Moto E20
Mali-G57 MP2, T606
realme 8s 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, unknown
Vivo Y52 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Oppo A93s 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
realme 8i
Mali-G57 MP2, unknown
Blackview BL5000
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Honor X20 SE
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
realme Narzo 30 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Oukitel WP15
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Oukitel WP13
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
Oppo A53s 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700
realme Q3i
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

TCL 10 Pro
Adreno 612, Snapdragon SD 675, 6.47", 0.177 kg
TCL L10 Pro
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 6.22", 0.175 kg
TCL 20S
Adreno 610, Snapdragon SD 665, 6.67", 0.199 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-06-18)