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TCL 20 Pro 5G review: Displaying the right balance

TCL 20 Pro 5G review: Displaying the right balance

TCL 20 Pro 5G review: Displaying the right balance

TCL may not be a big name in the smartphone space and has previously been happy to release phones under the Alcatel and BlackBerry brands. However, a lot has changed over the space of a few years.

In 2020, the company let loose the 10 Pro. We found that smartphone to be ‘cool, controlled and calculated’ and an impressive effort by the tech manufacturer.

But how has TCL improved with the latest upgrade, the 20 Pro 5G? Let’s find out.

How do I get it and what will it cost?

TCL’s 20 Pro 5G is available to purchase outright for $799 and joins three other smartphones recently launched in Australia – the TCL 20 5G, TCL 20L+ and TCL 20 SE.

The TCL 20 Pro 5G can be snapped up from Vodafone and Mobileciti, and Harvey Norman in early August. There are two colour options – Marine Blue (which is our review unit) and Moondust Gray.

Australians who purchase the TCL 20 Pro 5G between July 15 and 29 from Vodafone and Mobileciti will also receive a bonus TCL 43-inch Full HD LED Android Smart TV (model is TCL S625) as a gift with purchase by redemption, with an RRP of $599.

That’s a pretty impressive deal.

Who is it good for?

This is a smartphone that costs under $800. There are some shortcomings when you compare it to the best of the best from Samsung, Apple and even Oppo.

But during my time with the TCL 20 Pro 5G, I found there was a pretty good balance between all those bells and whistles, and what is actually lacking on the device.

It’s a beautifully designed mobile that does everything you need it to do without much of an issue. It comes down to what phone you’re upgrading from, and what you actually use your smartphone for.

If you’re not a power user who must have the very latest features, TCL has you covered with a very capable mid-ranger.

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