10.or E review: Could have been better

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The Chinese invasion of the Indian smartphone market has been happening over the last few years now. The latest brand to make its foray in India is 10.or (pronounced as Tenor) with its budget smartphone 10.or E. In an already crowded market, it is tough to stand out from the rest. So, what does 10.or E have – apart from a distinctively spelt name – to take on the competition. Is it better than what’s already available in the market? Read the rest of our review to know:
Design
10.or E has a very basic design and there’s nothing eye-catching about the look or feel of the smartphone. The black coloured smartphone’s front panel is dominated by the 5.5-inch full HD display which comes with a selfie camera and LED flash right above it. There is also a notification light along with the two. Below the display are the on-screen navigation keys which only appear when one touches the screen.

On flipping over, you’ll see the 13MP primary camera along with the LED flash on its right and the fingerprint sensor placed right below it. There is also a 10.or branding on the bottom. This is a design which has become synonymous with most budget smartphone operators.
On the right edge lies the volume rocker and power buttons and SIM trays are sandwiched on the left edge of the smartphone. The bottom edge has the micro USB port and the speaker grille and the 3.5mm jack is placed on the top.

In a nutshell, the company has adopted a very simple and basic design for the smartphone. However, the built is sturdy and one-hand operations were not a problem at all.

The design did dampen the expectations but the display of the device makes up for it. The colour reproduction is bring and vibrant yet remains accurate. The colours ae balanced and there’s very little saturation. One doesn’t notice any pixilation and most images come out sharp. The viewing angles on the phone are also spot on. 10.or E’s display is certainly one its better features.

Performance
10.or E is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor and comes in two storage variants – 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It has a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front facing snapper. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat and houses a 4,000mAh battery.
The 10.or E smartphone comes with stock Android – a feature that gives the smartphone better performance and a more lasting battery. Having no bloatware on the device just adds to the performance. However, the 10.or E does come with the Amazon app and a 10.or Care app.

 

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