TCL 10 Pro review: the TV brand takes on phones

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The TCL 10 Pro is bringing the brand into the world of smartphones. TCL has made a name for itself in the world of TVs, but the brand is relatively unknown when it comes to phones. The TCL 10 Pro is an attempt to change that. It’s got a high-end design paired with mid-range specs, but is it enough to put TCL on the map?
Update: That Google Assistant button on the side of the phone? Turns out you CAN remap it, but only on the US version of the device.
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Update: That Google Assistant button on the side of the phone? Turns out you CAN remap it, but only on the US version of the device.
Rodrigo Pontes
Rodrigo Pontes 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Jack Rock 3OOIQ DEVS
Liv Mohlr
Liv Mohlr 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
nice review. well put together. deiter should learn from you.
Jack Rock
Jack Rock 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why on earth would a "feature" such as button remapping be geo-locked?
Jaxv3r 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
*cries in being Canadian*
I Love You
I Love You 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Just buy refurbished pixel or grade a oneplus instead.
Jefe Muga
Jefe Muga 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
hold up! you have roller coaster tycoon on mobile? how? where? why did I not know?
Team Gamers10
Team Gamers10 5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Utooob76 5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
tcl is as bad as Motorola/Lenovo on updates.. I'll pass on both brands due to poor updates
Sidhu Ag
Sidhu Ag 5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
i thought it was tv remote
Daniel Lee
Daniel Lee 6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
well said
james bucsis
james bucsis 6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What do you expect ....They made BB
David Martrano
David Martrano 6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nah, TCL has already announced just 1year of OS updates. Makes it a hard pass!
moe green
moe green 6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You don't like saturated screens that is insane. Love the lookof a saturated AMOLED display makes all the colors pop and looks so pleasing to the eye. That is the whole reason I can't buy an iPhone. I had the iPhone 11 pro max and the whole reason that I sent it back what's because the display was the weakest part of the phone and that's what you look at the most. Granted I'm not going to buy the TCL but my favorite phones are the Samsung s line note series and one plus
Joseph Ken Velarde
Joseph Ken Velarde 6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You have too many complain, please give it to me 🤣🤣🤣
Charles Dean
Charles Dean 6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
worse review of any cell phone i have ever seen ... If you want to customize your own pictures disable all those functions and on top you are talking about you want to customize your own way.... Hey mr dummy this phone is made for people who just want to use it for regular stuff... I dont know what Verge is going to get people who know what they are talking about or even give a review that makes sense... journalism is miles away as it looks more like a opinion then a review....
Bo Xoffisa
Bo Xoffisa 7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I hope another company will make a PROFESSOR phone than seeing everything PRO.
wakefield production88
wakefield production88 7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I just got mine
Grian Ghléineach Solais
Grian Ghléineach Solais 7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Waauw,, sounds like alot of negatives to me ... wonder if they are really that ...
E. Shih
E. Shih 7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
4hrs of on-screen time to 0% battery?? Is this correct? 4hrs? I just heard a reviewer on TWIT saying he had to change his battery testing methodology because his previous test, running continuous 4k HD video for 1/2 hr, fell within the margin of error seeing battery usage changes. There's NO WAY you emptied 4500ma in 4hrs of non-gaming screen time!
Muneer Faizal
Muneer Faizal 7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Just another slab of glass 👎
Mark B
Mark B 7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm not artsy fartsy, I disagree, I love the saturation in this phone. I Cbf adding or change the saturation in the photos. From iPhone 11 Pro Max user
Henry Woodlock
Henry Woodlock 7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He's coming the TCL camera with Pixel camera which has one of the best cameras due to its software.
Wadiya lk
Wadiya lk 7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nice, thanks
Peyton Day
Peyton Day 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Imagine not understanding copy-write laws, no wonder the vox’s exec lost his law degree
Dandy Dow
Dandy Dow 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
TCL spys on users please do not review these kind of tech as matter of fact you are a big influencer in tech industry.
Quimbly Jones
Quimbly Jones 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What budget are you sticking to? $130 USD Xiaomi phone is holding up so well.
VICTOR MOUDHU 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Its going to rock the market very soon
Ian Lawton
Ian Lawton 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
At that price I'd have to go for the Xiaomi note 10 🙂
Martina Martins
Martina Martins 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'd rather buy LG V60
hyperlapse 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
With a Oneplus 7T at 499$ this tcl is nonsense
Bob 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Just found out that T-Mobile Owns the Color Magenta lmao.
Space Man
Space Man 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
A 600 SD series. That's all. TCL *for me* is not a good choice on smartphone world
akshay kumar
akshay kumar 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
4:42 😂😂😂 TCL destroyed in seconds
Reinaldo Gonzalez
Reinaldo Gonzalez 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nah.. Its a pass for me for that price i could buy two lg g8
Ktown 6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Where from lol
Brian Williams
Brian Williams 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nice phone yet too little storage for my requirements .. 128gb minimum I seek!
Racka N
Racka N 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I bet if this review was done by Dieter, he would bash this phone like no other. He compares budget phone to flagships which a twice the price
DEEPANJAN BISWAS 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Complaining about default Watermark settings and saying grandmas will face issue is too much lame !!
Aaron Matthiesen
Aaron Matthiesen 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great review, really like his style!
Manishgant Anantha Padmanabhan
Manishgant Anantha Padmanabhan 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What a rant about saturation?!! You know the saturation slider also goes to the left right? 🙄
Rohit Chauhan
Rohit Chauhan 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The UI looks straight out from Samsung! 🧐
Chad Christian
Chad Christian 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
4 hours of battery life? I get between 6-7.5. My button on the left (not a Google assist button) is programmable -(US Version anyways) TCL calls this the Smart Key BTW per their review manual you were sent. And the release software is not out yet.
sharif mehdi
sharif mehdi 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
100× better than iPhone SE 2020.
Strand 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Who photographs the beauty shots in these reviews? Who just chucks their phone on their shoes... gardening gloves... or random bits of wood?
mousam gogoi
mousam gogoi 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Could have waited and released it after July and views on setting of price and advertising could be developed before handing it to public . India has too be one serious market for TCL deliver a great screen , good processor and decent camera price around 250$ walla boom
mousam gogoi
mousam gogoi 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Price too high marketing will be the key and bring a 250$ phone in India then go TCL
Athar Noor
Athar Noor 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What about the processor it houses Snapdragon 675, which is a mid range chipset. Why not Poco F1 it is still better with Snapdragon 845 and inexpensive too.
Erik Torbjørn Bjørnsson
Erik Torbjørn Bjørnsson 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I get more than 4 hours of screen on time with my iPhone 7.. so maybe your phone is defective?
Anthony Mutuku
Anthony Mutuku 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Oh my word, this are the same guys who were manufacturing blackberry 10 devices. So happy to see them roll out their own smartphones.
Alberto Martel
Alberto Martel 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The ZTE axon 10pro sells for around the same price
kadajawi 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10. Turns out camera bumps are quite useful if you want a good camera. Install Gcam on it and it's really darn good, cause then you've got great hardware and great software processing.
Shayan 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
20 seconds in YOOO MATTE BLACK
James Ambrocio
James Ambrocio 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That is wayy too overpriced
Hans Franz
Hans Franz 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Four hours of SoT? What on earth? I'm getting about 5.5 hours of SoT with the four-year-old (!) OP3 that I'm watching this on! O.o
Mike Hog A Nator
Mike Hog A Nator 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I do like the look of this phone. Especially compared to my Note 10+ & my iPhone 8+. I'd say most all phones don't rattle around because just about everyone puts a case on. I like my screen naked but I gotta protect my phone with a case, whether its a $100 phone or $1200 phone.
Anthony Gordon
Anthony Gordon 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Do understand that flagship prices has reached in the $1000 range but how is a $450 phone a budget phone, what is a mid range phone $800 smh
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Too sharp, no good. Not sharp, no good. Too processed, no good. Not processed, no good. What is a good phone anyway? Define the best phone.
MalaysiaDentist 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
TCL... HTC... Confusing
AotearoaNic 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It's using Gboard go into the settings and increase the size of the keyboard or move it
Phibin philip
Phibin philip 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The icons on the phone gave an impression of Google -one Os Or was there a mention of It ?
Harpreet Ha
Harpreet Ha 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
watermark in camera is also done by xiaomi realme and no of companies . be accurate what you say👍
piwiee 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
4 hours of screen time? Wtf
Shakib M
Shakib M 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tuck and giant tv maker doesn’t know how to make phone display?
The Desi Lifestyle
The Desi Lifestyle 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Christopher Flanagan
Christopher Flanagan 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I feel the led flash sticking out was a design choice to protect the cameras when layed down.
shebz74329 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The reason why there are a slight bump on the flash is so the phone doesn't slip. It's a clever little thing TCL
123 456
123 456 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He speaks about so many cons about that gorgeous display but nothing bad about the iPhone SE's screen. Which is impossible to look at in 2020!
Pakistan Railways lover
Pakistan Railways lover 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tcl 10 Pro camera results are amazing.
Humada Alfian
Humada Alfian 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Honestly those rear camera design, awesome!!!!!!!
uhayile 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
f*** Android phones, I just don't know why we can't have software update for 4 or 5years. My next phone will surely not be Android.
pinky1900's 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So apple can put it's latest and greatest in a old phone, that is less money than what Android does? Yeah I know so many companies make Android devices but why can't just one, put the 855 or even the 865 chip into a 400 dollar phone?
Arihant Sethi
Arihant Sethi 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You are just the very best. Seriously.
Qimchiy 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm gonna give them a chance from only the fact the design is beautiful without a camera bump and it has a headphone jack.
Jack Crouse
Jack Crouse 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
PRO phone and they use Snapdragon 675.
yashodhan ramteke
yashodhan ramteke 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
iPhone se ford with Ferrari engine
Kamal LB
Kamal LB 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Rather wait for pixel 4a/4a xl.
Rachid HF
Rachid HF 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wannabe Samsung Galaxy S10+...
KAUSHIK K SONOWAL 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:51 nobody credited when LG did it
Rahul R
Rahul R 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
strange review....first complaints older people find it difficult to turn off logo...and then complaints camera shouldn't saturate like its readily shareable because he wanted to edit it before grandma can edit but cant turn off watermark...
Akshat Baranwal
Akshat Baranwal 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
$450 for this? Why not get a Oneplus 7t instead?
Shubham 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thobtech 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Even a dog has a "PRO" in it's name nowdays.
a believer
a believer 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Dude! Did you guys even make a phone call with it?? It IS a phone, you know....
Nick Gonzalez
Nick Gonzalez 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This guy is the English Dieter Bohn
R4M_ Dragoon_GT
R4M_ Dragoon_GT 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That green one looks sick and also let's hope they will hella good with software updates and fix most of it's issues and makes it way better
Leandro 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The back is gorgeous.
Isaac Chen
Isaac Chen 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I know it’s pro when I see a headphone jack on it.
chitrarth Srivastava
chitrarth Srivastava 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Really se2 that was the phone to compare it with
Akash Deodhar
Akash Deodhar 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Dieter where are you!
Gheorghita Melinte
Gheorghita Melinte 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
you lost me when you compared it with the iphone
TechOdyssey 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Also, you knocked it for gaming. I played Call of Duty, PUBG, and Forntnite with no issues. Did you actually play any games or just assume it doesn't game since it's a 6xx series processor?
TechOdyssey 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You guys are out in left field on some of this video. It feels like you didn't actually use the phone or bother learning how to use the features. And also, I reviewed it and the battery is way better than you let on. I'm getting over 6hrs with 20% left and lots of video binging and heavy mixed used with no adaptive brightness or battery enabled
Arjun M
Arjun M 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That OLED display looks pretty good!👌
arash 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
two years later : no company uses curved display
Christian Jo Trijo
Christian Jo Trijo 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
4hrs of screen on time is a bummer... I'm getting 4-5hrs wit my note 8 (3300mah) and 7-10 hrs on my m9t
macbrendon95 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m not surprised when even my toothpaste says “pro” on it nowadays
Daron Ma
Daron Ma 6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"Pro" namel
Michael N Macharia
Michael N Macharia 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Very Interesting
simon williams
simon williams 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Worst review on the TCL 10 Pro I have seen ...Verge is Apple fan and can't you just tell ..awful review
Michael N Macharia
Michael N Macharia 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Now that you confessed you accidentally opened an ad, they heard you, that design will not go away anytime soon. 🤑
Tony Talks
Tony Talks 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm struggling to see how this is better than, say, a 1+7T from last year? Great first attempt for sure but the midrange phone game is so fierce these days, even here in the States.
alright hash
alright hash 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
4:02 google keyboard also does that to samsung phones if the gesture hints turned off
Nova Wolf
Nova Wolf 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm shopping Android's not iPhones 2:27 -_-
ujjwal bajracharya
ujjwal bajracharya 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The photos look kinda good and artistic in its own way. Some people might like that. 😊
Brazil Uluwita
Brazil Uluwita 8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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