Earlier this year, TCL officially introduced six new tablets and launched its TCL 30 series along with two new phones. Now, it has just expanded its catalog of terminals with an entry-level proposal that will soon be marketed in Europe.
This is the new TCL 305, a model with Android Go that succeeds last year’s TCL 205 with specifications as modest as those of its predecessor. Of course, the TCL 305 has more battery and says goodbye to Unisoc to bet on a somewhat old MediaTek processor. Let’s see this in detail.
Technical sheet TCL 305
6.52 inch LCD
2 GB LPDDR4x
64 GB + microSD
Android 11 (Go edition)
4G/LTE, Wi-Fi n, Bluetooth, USB-C, 3.5mm jack
rear fingerprint reader
Dimensions and weight
With Android GO, 2 GB and a 2018 brain
The TCL 305 features a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 450 nits brightness and 269 dpi pixel density. According to TCL, its new phone offers 89.11% front utilization thanks, in part, to the small teardrop notch to house the 5-megapixel front camera with facial recognition.
On the back, in addition to the fingerprint reader, we have a triple camera consisting of a 13-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Added to this are an LED flash, various photography modes, HDR and 1080p video recording at 30 fps.
The device comes pre-installed with Android 11 (Go Edition) and has a 5,000mAh battery that promises up to 41 hours of 4G talk time and lacks fast charging (as expected for a model in this range).
At the controls of everything is the Helio A22 chipset that MediaTek launched in 2018, along with 2GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card. When it comes to connectivity, the TCL 305 offers dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi n, Bluetooth, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Prices and versions of the TCL 305
The new TCL 305 will soon be available in Europe, although the company hasn’t said which countries it will reach or how much it will cost. Some media like GizmoChina and GSMArena speak of a price of 205 euros. What we do know is that it will be marketed in a single 2GB/64GB configuration and in two different colors: space gray and Atlantic blue.
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