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TCL 40 NxtPaper


TCL 40 NxtPaper
TCL 40 NxtPaper (40 Series)
Mediatek Helio G88 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
6.78 inch 20.5:9, 2460 x 1080 pixel 396 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 168.2 x 75.3 ( = 0.31 x 6.62 x 2.96 in)
5010 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 13
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.8, 0.64µm) + 5MP (f/2.2, 1.12µm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 85% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the TCL 40 NxtPaper

Crazy 'ePaper' Smartphone! | TCL 40 NxtPaper Unboxing
Source: Tech Spurt English
Unboxing the TCL 40 NxtPaper smartphone, rocking an 'ePaper' display which mimics a Kindle screen - making for easy reading and clear outdoor visibility. This hands-on TCL 40 NxtPaper review covers the camera tech, gaming, video streaming and other features. Note that this isn't the 5G model, which serves up entirely different specs! That screen is a regular TFT-style phone panel, except that it has a multi-layer coating which creates the matte finish and filters blue light. The TCL 40 NxtPaper has many different display modes, to suit different scenarios. I certainly enjoyed reading books and manga, although movies look a little foggy, lacking in sharpness. Also, the camera tech here on the TCL 40 NxtPaper is basic stuff - as you'd expect at this budget price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2023

Foreign Reviews

Review TCL 40 NxtPaper | Celular e eReader em um só aparelho
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Great display; nice cameras. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2023
75% Recensione TCL 40 NXTPAPER
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% TCL 40 Nxtpaper, il primo smartphone con lo schermo relax
Source: Wired IT Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
Đánh giá TCL 40 NXTPAPER: Trải nghiệm thú vị và mới lạ, nhưng để sử dụng lâu dài thì có thật sự thiết thực?
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; big screen; great display; nice performance. Negative: Weak hardware; poor cameras; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2023
Trên tay TCL 40 NXTPAPER: Smartphone với công nghệ màn hình độc đáo giống sách giấy, giá 4.49 triệu
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; excellent display; stylish design; decent hardware. Negative: Average cameras.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2023


ARM Mali-G52 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

Helio G88: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x big ARM Cortex-A75 cores at up to 2 GHz and 6x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. Integrates a Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a ARM Mali G52 MC2 with up to 950 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

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

67.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


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