10.or has been a new brand in India and they had released couple of interesting smartphones in 2017 and now they have come up with a new offering in the budget segment, the 10.or D. It packs a 5.2 inch HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 425 Quad-core processor and is coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The device also comes with 3500mAh battery and stock Android. So how does this phone stack against Redmi 5A? Let’s find out in the detailed 10.or D review.
Design and Build:
In the design department, the 10.or D is quite similar to any other smartphone we have seen in this segment and does not offer anything new. It comes with a unibody construction made of plastic. There is nothing stand out in terms of design and it feels fairly basic in the design. It comes in black and gold colors. The rear panel comes with a 13MP camera, fingerprint scanner below it and LED flash to the side. The bottom panel has micro USB charging slot, while the top panel has the 3.5mm audio jack. The power and volume keys are on the right side while the SIM tray is on the left side. The front panel has the HD display, on-screen navigational buttons, and front camera along with the usual set of sensors.
While we feel 10.or could have done a bit more in the design department, considering the price, we are not complaining.
10.or D comes with 5.2 inch ]HD IPS LCD panel with 720p resolution. The display also has a 2.5D curved glass. The display quality is quite good and it offers good colors and also good viewing angles. The sunlight readability is adequate and you won’t have any issues using the device outdoors. The touch response is also good.
10.or D runs on Android 7.1.2 out of the box with stock UI and it similar to 10.or G. There aren’t any third party apps or customizations. Since the UI is stock, you get the default settings in the UI, so there are no options like dual apps or themes in the device. 10.or is also promising upgrade to Android O and also security updates which is indeed a good move.
The notification center and quick toggles are exactly as in stock UI. Since the phone has stock Android, there is no bloatware included other than the few Amazon apps which cannot be uninstalled. The phone also comes with split-screen multitasking and Google assistant.
The 10.or D is powered by a Snapdragon 425 Quad-core processor and is either coupled with 2GB RAM or 3GB RAM. The Snapdragon 425 is an entry-level processor and it provides a decent experience on the device. In day to day tasks, it performed quite well and there was hardly anything to complain about the stock Android. But when you push it harder with too many apps running in the background, you can see the device struggling a bit. The gaming experience of the device was also not great and high and medium graphics settings were not available for the device. So you can basically play only casual games. The RAM management on the device was quite good.
The phone supports dual SIM cards with 4G LTE and VoLTE. There is also a hybrid SD card in case you want to expand the storage. The phone has 16GB and 32GB storage options. The speaker performance was quite decent and loud enough. The call quality was also good and we didn’t see any issues.
The fingerprint scanner on the device is located on the rear panel and does a really good job in unlocking the device. It is fast and responsive in unlocking the device and one of the few devices below Rs 5000 offering this feature.
10.or D comes with a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. The phone has a decent camera interface with the usual modes and options. It can also record videos in Full HD resolution. Looking at the camera samples taken with the device, it is quite a decent performance in daylight conditions and there are adequate details in the photos for a phone in this price segment. The biggest issue with the camera is the time it takes to lock the focus and this can be a painful process most of the time. The low light photography is not good and it struggles here. The selfies also turned out to be dull to our liking. We feel the Redmi 5A is slightly better bet for the camera. Here are some of the samples taken with the device.
The 10.or D comes with a 3500mAh battery capacity and this is quite good capacity for a budget smartphone and the battery performance is good with the stock Android. You can easily get more than a day with the battery with moderate usage. The screen on time could be around 5-6 hours on an average.
The 10.or D is a good offering in this price segment with good hardware, fingerprint scanner and stock Android which will be getting Android Oreo update along with a large capacity battery. For Rs 4,999 and Rs 5,999 pricing, the 10.or D is a solid offering if you are not too much worried about the camera performance.