TCL, a China-based company located in Huizhou, Guangdong, China has recently rolled out TCL Pride T500L. It’s a feature packed smartphone. But before getting to know the phone, let’s know the manufacturer first. TCL was founded in 1981 and has since grown very fast. It claims to be the second largest electronics company in the world with over $16 Billion in revenues. Sometimes TCL is referred as “True China Lion”. TCL also has a very strong employee’s base with over 75,000 people working for it.
So as far as the company is concerned, it’s great – it’s huge actually. Now let’s talk about the features of the phone in detail. We will try to cover as much as possible about this phone but since we all are humans – like you and we may miss out on certain things. In such cases, you can always bring it to our notice through the comments section and we will include that point.
Unboxing & First Impressions
TCL Pride T500L comes with Android v5.1 (Lollipop). There’s nothing much to discuss this feature. Android is the current trend and there are a hell lot of things that you can do on the Android platform. You can root your phone, you can install custom ROMS, you can brick it, unbrick it. Everything that you can imagine can be done on Android! It’s that versatile.
TCL Pride T500L has great camera features. It has a 13MP primary camera and an 8MP front facing the camera. The front facing camera quality is great & it’s also doubled up as a retina scanner (Will talk this at the end). Another feature that’s included in this phone is obviously the autofocus.
As far as the processor is concerned, TCL Pride T500L comes with a 2.5GHz clock speed Octa core processor. Nothing is clear about the chipset. 2.5GHz clock speed paired with an octa-core processor can be deadly. It’s a great combination. Imagine so much power under one hood. If the UI design is great, this phone won’t hang for sure no matter how you use it.
RAM and Storage
TCL Pride T500L comes with 2GB of RAM. 2GB in RAM is enough to support a lot of heavy work.
Now coming to the storage part, TCL Pride T500L has got 16GB of internal memory. There’s a memory card slot available too, so you can upgrade it too if you think 16GB is too low for you.
TCL Pride T500L has got a 3050mAH battery. 3050mAH is a lot of power. It can surely keep it going for at least a day. 5inch of the bright screen running for a full day is surely a magic!
TCL Pride T500L is a 4G phone. So you won’t miss out on anything at all if you have this phone. It’s fully power packed. It’s 4G. It’s cheap. I mean what else do you need in your phone?!
TCL Pride T500L is a 5inch phone with great bright display. 5inch of sheer awesomeness is what you get from this phone.
TCL Pride T500L comes loaded with a retina scanner. Now this is something real fancy and can be flaunted. Not every smartphone present in the market offers you this feature. In fact, only a handful of phones is offering this feature. This feature is rumored to be present in the Samsung Galaxy S7. Retina Scanner is used for user verification. It’s just like finger printing scanner, the only difference being it scans up your retina and breaks up the pattern into a specific code thus providing you great security. Once scanned, only the scanned retina can be used to unlock the phone.
But the retina scanner is not great it adds up few steps in the unlocking process and which in turn make it slow & not also the retina scanner is not that accurate, If they had added fingerprint scanner instead of retina scanner than it would be a lot better.
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Last but not the least, everything boils down to this. TCL Pride T500L is priced a bit high when you compare to what it offers & what other smartphones are offering in the same price segment. TCL Pride T500L is priced at Rs.10,499 and is available for online sale only at SnapDeal.