Already available for purchase also in Italy, a few hours away from the circulation of its rumors on the web, the new TCL 305i – at the price of some technical renunciation – offers a fair relationship between quality and price.
Without too much fuss, perhaps due to its belonging to the ultra-low range of the market, the Chinese brand TCL has made official, through the placement on its official store (even in the one perfectly located in Italian), the entry level TCL 305i.
Dimensioned at 164.7 x 75.0 x 8.6 mm for 173 grams, the TCL 305i has a shell that is not without aesthetic grace, with the back in Muse Blue and Prime Black stigmatized by a vertical texture, the buttons on the right (volume and power) and a front with the classic teardrop notch (which corresponds, at the bottom, to a rather evident chin). Practical to hold in the hand, the new TCL dozer engages in front of a 6.52-inch LCD panel, resolved in HD + (720 × 1600 pixels) according to an 89.12% screen-to-body, with 20: 9 aspect ratio, the color NTSC gamut covered at 70%, 380 nits of standard brightness, and 1000: 1 contrast ratio. In case of prolonged use, it is possible to activate the eyecare mode which allows less blue light to pass.
The 5 megapixel self-camera (1/5 “as sensor size, f / 2.2, 1.12 micrometers per pixel, 3-lens module, 76 ° viewing angle, with AI embellishments), takes care of face recognition , given the lack (in the European market) of the fingerprint for fingerprints, as a security system. Behind, in a rectangular bumper, a double ring surrounds the LED flash and a mono sensor, 13 megapixel (1/3 “as sensor size, f / 2.2, phasic focus, 1.12 micrometer pixel, 76.7 ° angle of view, panorama mode and HDR). Resolute clips can be captured at 1080P @ 30fps from the camera app.
Averted the use of Unisocs, the low-level processor chosen for the TCL 305i is a Mediatek quadcore (1.5 GHz) from 2017, the MT6739 with PowerVR GE8100 GPU, which benefits from the 2 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, kept sufficiently clear of the smart. manager of the Android 11 operating system in Go Edition (under TCL UI), and in the 32 or 64 GB of storage expandable via microSD of up to 512 GB.
In the TCL 305i, the 4,000 mAh battery is charged at 10W via microUSB and also provides enough energy to the connective compartment, with Dual SIM, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5 mm mini-jack (with FM radio) , GPS, and Wi-Fi n monoband (with Direct). For the moment, the official price of the two versions is missing: on the internet, however, the 64 GB version in Prime Black can already be purchased at a street price between 103 and 94 euros.