Fingerprint scanners are becoming “the thing” in smartphones these days. And something which is not available with each and every device. Now TCL has initiated a line of mid-range smartphones which has an iris scanner, skipping the traditional fingerprint scanner as well. For people who don’t know, TCL is the parent company of Alcatel one touch brand, so we can expect iris scanner to trickle down to their other models as well. Now let’s have a closer look on our TCL Pride review to find what this new device has in store for us.
Here’s our TCL Pride’s IRIS Scanner (Eye-D)’s separate review:
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TCL Pride review: Design and Display
In TCL Pride, you get a full HD 5 inch (1920×1080) display with a unique UI. The screen is pretty great, but Gorilla Glass protection is lacking. So, a purchase of well-tempered glass is recommended. The phone is pretty sturdy in hand with a rugged finish at the back side. The device size is 139.6×69.6×8.9mm and weighs 140g which is pretty light. The front side consists of three black lit buttons; right-hand side has power and volume key, a 3.5mm jack on the top and USB charging point at the bottom. A speaker grill is also placed in the front top. The overall look and feel of the device is average and simplistic. The colors on the screen are good too, with 16M colors working hard to make your viewing experience a good one.
TCL Pride review: Software and Performance
Pride comes with an Android 5.0 powered by MSM8939 Quad-core 1.5GHz+Quad-core 1.0GHz. There is a 2GB RAM and a 16GB of internal memory. We are delightful to have such a combination of Processor and RAM because it won’t create heating issues like devices Mi4i etc. Also, a 2GB RAM ensures a good amount of multitasking a good performance as well. While running tests of Pride, scores that we received are as follows:
Antutu Benchmark: 28827
Nenamark: 59.1 fps
Geekbench: Single Core- 632, Multicore- 1876
Overall, we can say that Pride can perform averagely. But then, we noticed if we load the phone with some heavy game and 4K videos, the phone will start lagging. While playing the 4K video, the sound got lost at some places. Also, while playing a heavy game, the phone started responding slowly. Hence, performance is average.
TCL Pride comes with a 13MP main camera and an 8MP front camera. Both the cameras work pretty good as pictures were clear and sharp. The performance of both cameras has impressed us a lot. The primary unit also comes packed with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS).
Here’s a timelapse video taken from the TCL Pride smartphone:
TCL Pride runs on a 3050mAh battery which can last for about 12-14 hours straight with regular to minimum usage. During heavy usage, it can drain within 10 hrs. Though the only issue that we faced in battery section was that the battery is not removable; this is a little irritating. Screen on time is around 3.5-4 hours.
Here’s our TCL Pride review complete with unboxing video and other tests!
Here’s our TCL Pride vs Coolpad Note 3 comparison review:
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