The TCL 10 Professional isn’t the very best smartphone on the earth – and in reality, it didn’t even break into our fundamental record of the highest 15 telephones you should purchase proper now – however nonetheless, I am excited to see it on digital store cabinets.
The TCL 10 Professional acquired three stars out of 5 from TechRadar, and we known as it “not a nasty cellphone” with an extra (and extra damning) clarification that “you may get a lot extra for the cash, whether or not you’re minded in direction of Android or iOS.”
For readability, I didn’t evaluation the TCL 10 Professional for TechRadar so I haven’t used the handset extensively, however I’m excited as a result of this cellphone reveals there’s nonetheless area for brand spanking new entrants within the cellular market.
Welcome to a brand new contender
That quote from our evaluation is kind of damning, proper? However that does not imply we wish TCL to surrender. In actual fact, I would like TCL to see that criticism (and it’s not simply us, a variety of our rival tech publications appear to agree with our evaluation of the cellphone) and run additional with a sequel.
TCL getting into the cellphone recreation with its personal branding is an thrilling transfer. Beforehand, the corporate has produced handsets by means of its sub manufacturers of Alcatel and BlackBerry, each of which catered to a really completely different area of interest than TCL is making an attempt to focus on with the 10 Professional.
BlackBerry handsets beneath TCL have not thrived, however they’ve persistently provided a business-focused expertise which you could’t actually get wherever else. Alcatel however has been persistently producing a number of the greatest inexpensive telephones in the marketplace.
With the TCL model changing into increasingly more acknowledged within the TV market, it is smart for the corporate to use the title – and the methodology related to it – to smartphones too.
That methodology includes providing a high quality product, however making some obligatory cuts to make sure it is available in at an inexpensive worth, which is what it has tried to do with the TCL 10 Professional.
The TCL 10 Professional is not seeking to compete with the very top-end handsets for a lower cost. This isn’t going to be the cellphone you take into account as an alternative of a Samsung Galaxy S20 Extremely or iPhone 11 Professional Max, however it could be an alternative choice to a Samsung Galaxy A90 5G and even one thing just like the OnePlus 8.
And whereas the TCL 10 Professional is not totally profitable, with the expertise of constructing that cellphone behind it, no matter comes subsequent from TCL could also be a real contender for the easiest mid-range cellphone that cash should buy.
It doesn’t matter what, we now have one other main producer with some huge cash behind it – together with expertise within the client tech market – going full throttle and growing 5G handsets for the mid-range cell phone area.
That is thrilling, and whereas I will not be recommending the TCL 10 Professional itself to individuals, I am excited to see what the corporate is able to doing subsequent.