Tenor (10.or) E review – Snapdragon 430 with 4000 mAh battery

Tenor also called 10.or had launched the Tenor E handset for a good price tag of Rs. 7,999. Now this handset comes with SD 430 chipset, houses a 4000 mAh battery and sports a 5.5 inch Full HD screen. To know how the handset performed, check this 10.or E review.

Tenor E is packed with powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa core processor that does a very good job, you get a smooth performance without the handset getting heated up. Screen quality is also pretty good and this handset is running Nougat and guess what company has already announced it will get Android Oreo update.

The 4000 mAh battery that this handset houses also gives a very good battery life. The only issue with this handset is the camera quality – it is average. Do check the samples in the camera section.

Tenor E review

Tenor E features, specifications

Inside the box (unboxing the Tenor E) :  Handset, user manual, data cable (USB – Micro USB), Travel Charger 5V/2A, SIM ejector pin
SAR : 0.88W/kg@1gm head and 0.9W/kg@1gm body
Body : Build and finishing is good, the review unit I got is black color with metallic matte finishing
SIM Type : 3 slots Nano SIM + Nano SIM + Micro SD card slot, 4G  VoLTE works on both SIM slots, on screen navigation buttons
Screen  :  5.5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 2.5D curved glass. Color reproduction, viewing angles are good
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light, magnetic, gyro and hall
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : No, did not work – this can be enabled via software update if company wants
RAM : 3 GB (about 1.6GB free on first boot)
ROM : 32 GB (about 22GB free on first boot)
Micro SD : Yes 128 GB MAX
OS : Android Nougat 7.1.2 (stock) will get Android Oreo

Tenor E back panel

Tenor E Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa core @ 1.40
GPU :  Adreno 505
Heating : low
Max Battery Temperature : 34 degrees

Performance was smooth, no lags and even with a 5.5 inch 1080p display gaming experience was pretty smooth. Handset hardly heated up, Tenor E (10.or E) handset does not really heats up, perfect for heavy usage for longer period.

Tenor E Benchmark

Antutu : 45684/ 9592
NenaMark3 :  59.3 fps (3-2)
Multi Touch : 5 points
Disk Speed :  150 MB/s read  and 83 MB/s write

Tenor E performance

Tenor E Gaming Review

I tested Asphalt 8 in high quality mode and the Modern Combat 5. Both games played very well, there was no noticeable lags and heat up was also pretty low.

Tenor E Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 13MP, auto focus, flash
Front Camera : 5MP
Video Recording : 720p (HD) resolution

The camera quality is average, day light shots looks good on mobile but when you check on PC it is not that sharp, same goes for the night / low light shots. The captured images are not really that sharp. This handset can shoot 720p videos at the max, I guess hardware is capable of shooting in 1080p too.

Camera Rating : 3.4 out of 5

Tenor E camera samples

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Other features

The finger print sensor on the back is decently fast and accurate. Sound is loud and clear. No issues with networks.

Tenor E  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 4000 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 2 hours 30 minutes using the charger provided 16 to 100%
Battery Life : 7 to 8 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : Up to One day / One and a Half days of mixed usage

Tenor E design side view

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 30 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 16 minutes / 3% / 34 degrees
Asphalt 8  + MC5 game play : 19 minutes / 4% / 34 degrees
HD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  35 minutes / 7% / 34 degrees

Verdict

The Tenor E is a very good handset does a pretty good job in all areas except for camera quality. If camera is not so important then this is a good option to go for.

Rating : 4 out of 5

Tenor E price in India is Rs. 7,999.

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