Tenor G (10.or G) review – Is this low cost dual camera smartphone worth it?

Tenor also called 10.or launched two handsets in India, the Tenor E and the Tenor G. This Tenor G caught attention specially because of the price and the dual camera setup on the back. Here is the Tenor G review (or 10.or G review) this will help you know the pro and the cons.

Tenor G handset is running stock android and is powered by Snapdragon 626 octa core processor, the performance is smooth, even when playing high end games.  The built in battery also does an impressive job. Now this handset comes with dual cameras on the back.

The dual camera quality is not that great and not that bad either. If you check the camera review section on this page I have given details about the camera. For the price this is not a bad option though. 10.or G supports 4G with VoLTE, I did not find any issues with networks.

Tenor G 10.or G review

Tenor G (10.or G) features, specifications

Inside the box (unboxing the Tenor G (10.or G)):  Handset, user manual, SIM Tray ejector PIN, data cable (USB to Micro USB) and travel charger 5V/2A
SAR Value : 0.745 W/kg@ 1gm head and 0.629 W/kg @ 1gm body
Body : Metal body, curvy design, build and finishing very good, comfortable to use and operate plus gives a good grip
SIM Type : Nano + Nano/  micro SD slot (hybrid)
Weight and Dimensions : 168 grams, 15.5 x 0.9 x 7.6 cm
Screen  :  5.5 inches, Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels, 2.5D curved glass, IPS and with Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light, magnetic and  gyro sensors
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Not supported
RAM : 4GB (about 1.9GB free on first boot)
ROM : 64GB (about 52GB free on first boot)
OS : Android Nougat 7.1.2

Tenor G 10.or G back panel

Tenor G (10.or G) Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa core powered @ 2.21 GHz, 14 nm LPP
GPU :  Adreno 506 GPU
Heating : Low
Max Battery Temperature : 36 degrees

Did not face any performance issues with this handset, overall experience was smooth lag free and games also did really well.

Tenor G 10.or G quality

Tenor G (10.or G)  Benchmark

Antutu : 67146 / 13089
NenaMark3 :  57.1fps (1-2)
Multi Touch : 5 points
Disk Speed :  205 MB/s read  and 232 MB/s write

Tenor G (10.or G)  Gaming Review

I tried both modern combat 5 and asphalt 8 and both games played well. Check the video review to see these games in action and how they performed.

Tenor G (10.or G)  Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 13MP + 13MP, auto focus, dual tone LED flash
Front Camera : 16MP, LED flash
Video Recording : FHD resolution

Tenor G or 10.or G camera performance is above average. The camera sensors are good but the software is not optimized. There is a dual camera mode, a button, tap it and you will be able to shoot professional style photos, unfortunately the dual camera output is not that happening.

Tenor G 10.or G dual cameras on the back 13MP + 13MP

First of all the camera output in general is dull and the dual camera mode takes time anywhere from 2 to 3 seconds. Other dual camera smartphones instantly shoots, but on the Tenor G the dual camera takes its own time.

And after that the output is not that impressive, not bad either, at least better than the Infocus Turbo 5 Plus. When the images are captured in dual camera mode, the processing is not perfect on some shots I got white spots, this happens on other dual camera smartphones too but they blend with the background, here the spots are separate and looks weird. Also if you compare the dual camera output with other dual camera smartphones the blurry effect on the background is not that great, in general the dual camera is not working like a dual camera to its max limit.

This handset can shoot FHD videos. Do check the video review and also check the sample images listed below.

Camera Rating : 4 out of 5

Tenor G (10.or G) camera samples

Tenor G camera sample hydrant in auto mode Tenor G camera sample hydrant in dual camera mode Tenor G camera sample tree in dual camera mode Tenor G camera sample tree and rope with white spots in dual camera mode Tenor G camera sample tree and rope in dual camera mode Tenor G camera sample longshot normal Tenor G camera sample longshot HDR Tenor G camera sample night auto mode Tenor G camera sample night HDR mode Tenor G camera sample selfie

Download Original Image files (right click and save) (do not use it for commercial purpose, without permission of gogi.in).

Other features

There is finger print sensor on the back its fast and accurate. The Tenor G comes with dual speakers, sound is very loud and clear. One speaker is at the bottom and the other speaker is the in call speaker that acts as dual speaker when not using for phone call. Now the in call speaker sound is quite low when it is  used as secondary speaker.

Tenor G (10.or G)  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 4000 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – about 2 hours (4% to 100%) using the charger provided
Battery Life : 8 to 11 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One and a half day to 2 days of mixed usage depending on your usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 30 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 14 minutes / 2% / 33 degrees
Asphalt 8  + MC5 game play : 14 minutes / 2% / 36 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  19 minutes / 4% / 35 degrees

Verdict

The Tenor G looks great on specs and the price was also pretty tempting, however the dual camera that was the main attraction on this handset is not performing as it should but better than other smartphones with dual cameras priced under Rs. 11,000. Not a bad option if you want a dual camera smartphone for under Rs. 11,000. Battery life is impressive.

Tenor G with 3GB RAM is priced at Rs. 10,999 and makes no sense to buy the 4GB version for Rs. 12,999 – instead spend extra and get a handset with better dual cameras.

Rating : 4 out of 5

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

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