New Chinese phone, 10.or, offers good combo of specs & price
Bangalore, October 9 2017: Indians are great at sniffing out a good deal. They've shown that they don't like to pay a premium for a brand name when it comes to smart phones. We're guessing they'll be delighted at the combo of price and performance offered by the latest Chinese maker to launch phones here: 10.or (pronounced tenor). We tried the 10.or E with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, expandable with a 128 GB microSD card which costs Rs 8999. The 2 GB/ 16 GB version costs Rs 1000 less. Both phones have very good batteries -- 4000 mAh, good for 48 hours -- come with the latest Android 7.1.2 which you can upgrade once Android 8 is offered. The makers have sensibly used the standard Android, without any fancy add ons --except icons for Amazon and Kindle. The 5.5 inch screen is full HD and the dual nano SIMs are good for the latest 4G VoLTE service. A finger print scanner in a phone in this price band is rather rare but the cameras -- 13 MP rear and 5 MP selfie -- both with flash are just about OK. We recommend going for the 10.or G model which is identical except for dual 13 MP rear cameras and a 16 MP front camera -- at Rs 10,999. We liked the nice chunky (150 grams) feel. And the price is feel-good too!