TCL makes some decent, inexpensive phones, and for Black Friday, they're getting even cheaper. Starting today, you can pick up two of TCL's 2020 models, the 10L and the 10 Pro, starting at just $175 from several retailers. For the 10L in particular, that's a great deal — Ryne was impressed with it even at full price.
Verizon started rolling out 5G Nationwide support to existing devices earlier this month, but today it's announcing a phone that works on its other 5G network, too. The company's ultra wideband coverage is only available in parts of select cities, but this new device from TCL is the most affordable way to get access to Verizon's highest 5G UW speeds as well as its 5G Nationwide network.
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We live in the year 2020 and Netflix still feels the need to list which Android phones, tablets, and associated silicon can support streaming shows in HD and in HDR10. The company is usually slow to update that list, but even so, if you're wondering if your newly-purchased slab can take on all the resolution you need to watch "Stranger Things" again, we've got the list for you. The latest (predictable) addition on it is the new Pixel 4a.
TCL may not be the most well known Android OEM, but its devices usually pack a solid punch for the price. When we reviewed the 10L earlier this year, we called it a very good deal at the retail price. The higher-end 10 Pro didn't fare quite so well, getting dinged in the camera department in particular, but we appreciated the decent performance and battery life. Both phones are even easier to recommend now that they're currently 15% off at Amazon and Best Buy.
Not all Android devices can stream from Netflix at the same quality, the company is actually a little bit picky about it, certifying individual devices for different features. While the list sometimes lags a bit behind reality, Netflix now says that TCL's latest phones (the 10 Pro and 10L) are now HD-compatible, together with the Asus ROG II and ZenFone 6.
TCL has released plenty of smartphones under the BlackBerry and Alcatel banners, but last year's Plex was the company's first self-branded phone. Next week, two new devices join the young family: the super-cheap TCL 10L and the mid-range TCL 10 Pro. At $449, the 10 Pro gets a lot right — but unpolished UI and shoddy image processing hamper what could have been an interesting player in the budget space.
TCL has taken today to remind us that it's upcoming 10-series of phones is, well, still upcoming. Reiterating most of the details we learned back at CES, we were previously told that more details for the phones would land at MWC — which, of course, didn't happen. In its latest announcement, TCL has added a few new pieces of information for its three upcoming, self-branded handsets, including more precise specs, pricing, and availability.