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TCL 40 X


TCL 40 X
TCL 40 X (40 Series)
MediaTek Dimensity 700 8 x 2 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
6.56 inch 20:9, 1612 x 720 pixel 269 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth Yes, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 164 x 75 ( = 0.35 x 6.46 x 2.95 in)
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 13
Primary Camera: 50 MPix Triple: 50MP + 2MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 68.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the TCL 40 X

70% TCL 40 X 5G Review
Source: PC Mag English
The TCL 40 X 5G offers good battery life, respectable real-world performance, and accurate face unlocking for an affordable price. It's a good value, especially if you can look past its so-so cameras and lack of an IP rating. Overall, the similarly priced Samsung Galaxy A14 5G remains our Editors' Choice winner in this price range thanks to its higher-quality screen, better software support, and more advanced cameras. If battery performance is a priority, however, the TCL runs longer and charges faster.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
55% TCL 40 X 5G Review: Not Much More Than a Black Friday Deal
Source: CNet English
The $180 TCL 40 X 5G is a capable phone that largely stands up to my favorite current pick under $200, the $200 Samsung Galaxy A14 5G. When looking at the phones at their full retail price, the $20 difference does buy a lot of meaningful benefits. Samsung's phone includes contactless payment support, two years of software updates and five years of security updates. However, at TCL's $126 Black Friday price, I could see the phone being a tempting deal as long as you understand that it won't be viable to use after security support ends in two years. You'll also be missing out on Android 14, which is already arriving to phones that are receiving major software updates. So if you go with the deal, just know that this isn't a phone you should be holding onto for a long time. But if the TCL 40 X isn't drastically discounted, I would consider similar phones that will get more years of support like the Galaxy A14 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 55%
80% TCL 40 X 5G Review: An all-around solid performer
Source: Android Headlines English
When it comes to inexpensive phones, TCL is usually one of the companies that come to mind. It doesn’t only come to mind because of the low prices. The brand’s emphasis on providing an experience that punches way above its price makes its devices worth the money. Using the TCL 40 X 5G, I had a really pleasant experience. The performance is really good, the gaming is decent, the camera performance is great, and it comes with the latest version of TCL’s Android skin. These are aspects that lead to a very strong overall smartphone experience. I’m able to pick up this phone and use it just like any other device. It doesn’t feel slow or laggy or anything like that. Also, if I want to use this phone as my main camera, I shouldn’t have any issue with the great camera performance. I think that TCL definitely outdid itself with this phone, and I highly recommend that you pick it up.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
TCL 40 X Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Undoubtedly, the TCL 40 X equips a petty standard configuration of hardware that is used in older phones like the TCL 40R. However, it’s good to see that company has finally improved the 5G modem capabilities so that users can enjoy faster video calls and use the internet without speed limits or breaks. Although, the camera aspect might not give the best experience. But still, the phone gives a decent viewing experience and appropriate battery life support. All of that combined, the TCL 40 X smartphone comes out a great deal that everybody can check out. If you have a budget of around $200 for a 5G phone, then you can consider this phone in the US market anytime. However, if you are looking for an alternative like Samsung Galaxy M14 for a better performance experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2023
TCL 40 X Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The TCL 40 X smartphone was announced in February 2023, and the expected price of this phone is around $203 (Rs 16,690 in India) approx. In terms of the phone specs, you are getting a 6.56-inch IPS LCD panel that is also accompanied by a 90Hz advanced refresh rate. In terms of color variants, the TCL 40 X smartphone is available in single Black color variants. Also, you will receive the TCL UI custom UI layering that will bring tons of customization features to your hand with an Android 13 OS on top. The camera setup brings the good with its triple camera, first, we have the 50MP primary camera, then a 2MP macro and last is a 2MP depth lens that can record 1080p videos. Following this, you will get an 8MP selfie camera at the front. On the other hand, you will obtain a pretty standard 7nm – Mediatek MT6833 Dimensity 700 chipset. In addition to that, you are also getting a Li-Ion 5000 mAh massive battery, which will be fueled through the 18W fast charger. In terms of storage, the smartphone is available with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2023


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

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

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

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.


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.

68.33%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-05- 4)