Earlier in the week, Tenor had released the new Amazon-exclusive 10.or D2 in India. It is available in two configurations — 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage and 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage — for Rs 6,999 and Rs 7,999, respectively. It comes in Beyond Black and Glow Gold colour options.
I had the chance to use the 10.or D2 for a few days and here's my take on it.
Build quality, design and display:
The 10.or D2 comes with a fairly good build composition, mainly consisting of polycarbonate shell on the back and LCD screen on the front. It flaunts candy bar shape with rounded edges on the sides and smooth, shiny metallic-colour coating on top. The gold-hued unit also looked visually appealing.
On the front, it features 5.45-inch HD+ screen having 18:9 aspect ratio and I don't have any complaints in this aspect. I watched some high-resolution videos on YouTube and it offered a good viewing experience and most importantly, my eyes did not feel discomfort while watching content outdoors.
It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core backed by 2 GB / 3 GB RAM, 16 GB / 32GB storage, Android 8.1 Oreo OS. For a budget phone, it works fine like opening apps faster, loading the camera, switching between multiple apps and also even playing non-graphic-intensive games like Angry Birds, browsing the internet and doing daily chores. The sound quality during the voice call was also very good.
Except for the Amazon apps—Amazon shopping, Kindle, Prime Video, Prime Music and Alexa -- there are no other third-party applications pre-loaded in the phone. It is also very easy to navigate through the phone and find a feature to enable or disable it. Even if the user is operating the smartphone for the first time, it can be mastered in a couple of days of usage.
As far as the battery life is concerned, 10.or D2 comes with 3,200mAh cell and it managed to last for a whole day with more than 30 percent juice left under regular usage, which included net browsing, voice calling and other day-to-day tasks.
The quality of photos taken using the primary camera is decent. The selfies captured on the front 5 MP shooter are also quite good and worthy enough to be posted on social media sites. It is on par with any rival brands in sub-Rs 7,000 price segment.
Check out the photo samples below:
For its price, 10.or D2 comes off as a decent entry-level phone, but it would have been great if it had a fingerprint sensor. However, it would still make a good present for people who haven't used a full-fledged touch-screen smartphone before. It can also work out as a good secondary phone, who already own a top-end device.
- Good build quality
- Time-tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU
- Day-long battery
- Decent camera
- No fingerprint sensor