Tenor has launched a new handset called the Tenor D or 10.or D. Now this handset will go on sale on 5th January 2018 exclusively on Amazon. It is using same hardware that powers the Redmi 5A and in fact its price is also the same.
Inside the box you will get the handset, user manual, data cable USB to micro USB, travel charger 5V / 1A and SIM ejector PIN. SAR value mentioned on the box is 0.841 W/kg head and 0.128 W/kg body.
Tenor D first impression
The build and finishing is very good considering the price. Handset gives a premium feel and does not look cheap. Body is made of plastic and comes with metallic finishing. Tenor D weight with battery is 150 grams.
Now this handset is competing with the Redmi 5A and key attraction is that the Tenor D comes with a finger print sensor – this finger print sensor is missing on the Redmi 5A. A person with less technical knowledge will immediately come to a conclusion that the Tenor D is a better option.
However once you go through the details, check my unboxing video, review (coming up) and look carefully you will find that there are something’s missing on the Tenor D and something’s missing on the Redmi 5A. Ultimately you have to decide the features you can afford to miss.
Tenor D is powered by Snapdragon 425 quad core processor and comes with 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB RAM/ROM options. Screen is 5.2 inches with 720p resolution. Rear camera is 13MP and front camera is 5MP. This handset houses a 3550 mAh battery.
Tenor D comes with LED notifications, with triple slots – you can use 2x nano SIM’s and a micro SD card together, there is finger print sensor and OTG is supported.
Coming to sensors there is accelerometer, magnetic, step and gyro sensors. Light (Ambient light) sensor missing and that is really strange.
Update : The Tenor D has proximity sensor, there was some issue on the handset after trouble shooting proximity sensor is working.
So which one is better ? Redmi 5A or Tenor D
I would say both are good handsets, with budget friendly price tags. There are some things on Redmi 5A and some on Tenor D – example on Redmi 5A there is IR blaster you can use handset as a remote, there is light and proximity sensor and MIUI 9 that gives a more enhanced user experience.
Whereas on the Tenor D you get finger print sensor, Gyro sensor, slightly bigger screen and stock android Nougat (upgradable to Oreo). Full review coming soon that will give a better idea on how the Tenor D stands with Redmi 5A.