Tenor D (10.or D) review – A very good Redmi 5A Alternative

Tenor has launched the 10.or D also called Tenor D, now this handset will go on sale from 5th January 2018 exclusively on Amazon. Key highlight is that the handset is using same hardware that powers the Redmi 5A and also priced the same, starting from Rs. 4,999. Check this review to see how the Tenor D performer.

Customers get two options now for Rs. 4,999 – they can either go with the Redmi 5A or the Tenor D. Tenor D comes with finger print sensor which is missing on the Redmi 5A and the 5A comes with IR blaster that is missing on the Tenor D.

There are features you will find on one handset and the same missing on other handset. So you need to make a choice based on your usage requirements. Tenor D is Snapdragon 425 quad core powered that does a decent job and the battery life is also pretty good.

Tenor D (10.or D) review

Tenor D (10.or D) features, specifications

Inside the box (Unboxing the Tenor D (10.or D)) : Handset, user guide, data cable (USB to micro USB), SIM ejector PIN and travel charger 5V/1A
SAR Value : 0.841 (Head) and 0.128 (body)
Body :
Plastic body, light weight, curvy design, very good build and finishing considering the price and comfortable to hold and use
SIM Type : Nano + Nano + Micro SD (Triple slots, separate micro SD slot)
Screen  :  5.2 inches, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are good considering the price
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro and Magnetic – Ambient Light sensor is missing
Security and Extra : Finger Print sensor
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 3GB (about 1.9GB free on first boot)
ROM : 32GB (about 23GB free on first boot)
OS : Android Nougat 7.1.2

There was proximity sensor issue on the handset, benchmark apps detected sensor but the sensor was not working. After a factory reset the sensor worked.

Tenor D (10.or D) finger print sensor

Tenor D (10.or D) Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 64 bit quad core @ 1.4GHz
GPU :  Adreno 308
Heating : Low
Max Battery Temperature : 32 degrees

For normal usage the performance was smooth, but when playing high end games in high quality mode handset will lag, but you can play games in low quality mode.

Tenor D (10.or D) Benchmark

Antutu : 37019 / 2542
NenaMark3 :  59.3fps (3-3)
Multi Touch : 2 points
Disk Speed :  175 MB/s read  and 149 MB/s write

Tenor D (10.or D) quality

Tenor D (10.or D) Gaming Review

I installed the latest version of Asphalt 8 and it by default set the visual quality to very low. The game played well in that mode. This is quad core powered handset so not really for gaming users.

Tenor D (10.or D) Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 13MP, auto focus, LED flash
Front Camera : 5MP
Video Recording : FHD resolution

The Tenor D camera quality is average. Shots taken outdoors in sunlight looks good on screen but if you try to zoom in / watch on PC it will not look that impressive. Plus low light shots are not that sharp. Selfie turned out good.

This handset can shoot FHD videos. Do check the video sample in the video review and check the camera samples below.

Camera Rating : 3.5 out of 5

Tenor D camera samples

Tenor D (10.or D) camera sample hydrant Tenor D (10.or D) camera sample tree Tenor D (10.or D) camera sample tree rope Tenor D (10.or D) camera sample tree rope different angle Tenor D (10.or D) camera sample long shot Tenor D (10.or D) camera sample selfie Tenor D (10.or D) camera sample night auto mode Tenor D (10.or D) camera sample night HDR mode

Other features

No issues with sound, it was loud and clear. I also did not face any issues with the networks. The finger print sensor on the back is decently fast and accurate.

Tenor D (10.or D)  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3550 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 3 hours or more using the charger provided
Battery Life : 7 to 9 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One and a Half days to 2 days or more depending on your usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 29 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 17 minutes / 3% / 31 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 22 minutes / 5% / 32 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  21 minutes / 4% / 32 degrees

Verdict

The Tenor D is competing with the Redmi 5A. A very good try by the company but they compromised on minor things that will not affect the users who have less technical knowledge. This handset is not really a Redmi 5A killer, it could have been, but the competition was close enough. A good alternative to Redmi 5A I would say.

Rating : 4.2  out of 5

Tenor D (10.or D) price in India is Rs. 4,999.

2 Comments

  1. Aashish P. February 12, 2018
  2. Vijay Kumar Sood January 2, 2018

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