what is that?
TCL, one of the world’s leading TV makers, has entered the smartphone market and its handsets have arrived in South Africa.
It’s not uncommon to find smartphone makers asking potential consumers to buy the latest models to keep up with seasonal priorities such as vlogging, image quality, and other value propositions. The secret of the TCL 20 R5G is that it is a very affordable and easy-to-use phone.
The most impressive aspect of this handset is its large 6.52-inch screen. A smartphone-to-screen ratio of 90% means that a large body is complemented by a large screen. Adopting a clearer IPS liquid crystal, there is no blur even when viewed from various angles.
It uses TCL’s proprietary NXTVISION technology to bring true-to-life color-enhanced burst visuals to your phone.It also improves screen contrast for crisp clarity
Security features include a user-friendly fingerprint scanner, face scanner, and dot-connect pattern, each of which can be applied to personal apps such as banking apps.
Gaming and watching videos on the 20 R is just as engaging as watching a high-definition TV screen. 180Hz touch sampling rate provides an immersive and smooth 90Hz refresh rate display. As a result, every tap, scroll and swipe on the 20 R is fast and effortless, resulting in a smooth visual experience.
Users can also select adaptive refresh rate for power saving benefits. In selected scenarios he will enable the 90Hz refresh rate.
The MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor is specifically designed for 5G connectivity, allowing fast download and streaming of video and game content, depending on local coverage.The phone’s advanced technology includes 2.2 GHz clock speed acceleration and 20 R Go one step further to support heavy multitasking and intense game modes. It is integrated with an octa-core processor and combined with 7nm process technology to reduce power consumption by 28%.
The battery is a high-capacity unit of 4500 mAh, which can play 10 hours of video, 34 hours of calls and 210 hours of audio.
The triple camera on the back of the 20 R is the only impressive feature. It consists of a 13MP main camera, a 2MP depth lens and a 2MP macro lens, making it an entry-level array these days. It does not compete with similar devices at similar prices.
However, other camera features are outstanding, such as AI automatic enhancements that ensure the scene is nuanced and optimized, and a dedicated lens adds versatility from portraits to close-up photography.
How long will it take?
The TCL 20 R 5G is backed by MTN and available from all Truworths stores for R3,899.
Why is it important?
This was the first smartphone to show that 5G is no longer a premium feature found only in expensive phones. It also marks TCL’s entry into the South African market, promising continued value for money across a range of price points.
What is the biggest negative point?
- The array of cameras is overwhelming.
- The brand is not known in South Africa and the quality of the device will only be proven by time.
- Not available through Vodacom, Telkom, or Cell C resellers.
What is the biggest plus?
- It offers tremendous value for money.
- Bringing 5G to the economic market.
- Screen quality is excellent
- battery is powerful