TCL is starting to speed up the expansion of its smartphone offering in Europe. Today is the turn of the TCL 20L and TCL 20L + after the company introduced the TCL 20 5G and 20 SE last month. Prices for the TCL 20L series start at the 229 euros, which puts them in direct competition with the Poco X3.
TCL 20L and TCL 20 Plus
TCL has been selling telephones in the Netherlands and Belgium since the end of March and the sales period began with the TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE, of which Claudia recently examined the TCL 20 5G in a review. With suggested retail prices of around 300 euros for the 20 5G and just under 150 euros for the 20 SE, the segment between 150 and 300 euros remained untouched. TCL is changing that today with the launch of the TCL 20L and TCL 20L + devices that will be for sale for 229 and 269 euros respectively.
Similarities TCL 20L and 20L Plus
Despite the price difference, both phones share many features. For example, TCL uses the same 6.67-inch screen with a Full HD + resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels) on both phones. On both the TCL 20L and TCL 20L +, the screen includes a hole-punch notch, with room for the selfie camera. TCL also equips both phones with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset and the battery in the TCL 20L and TCL 20L + are the same, with a 5,000 mAh capacity.
In terms of the cameras used, the devices show slight differences, with a 48 MP main camera on the TCL 20L and a 64 MP main camera on the 20L +. Other cameras on the 20L (+) are the same, such as the 8 MP wide-angle camera and the two 2 MP camera sensors for macro and portrait photography. We find the fifth camera sensor of the TCL 20L series in front of these devices and is a 16 MP sensor for taking selfies.
Increased storage capacity
The above specifications are almost the same, with the exception of the main camera on the TCL 20L +, which has a higher image resolution. However, there is one other difference with which TCL manages to distinguish these phones, and that is the storage configurations chosen. The TCL 20L offers standard 128 GB storage memory with 4 GB RAM, while TCL supplies the 20L + with 256 GB storage memory and 6 GB RAM. According to TCL, the storage memory can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 1 TB – this applies to both the TCL 20L and the TCL 20L +.
If the color scheme of your future phone is important, there is one additional difference. This is because different color compositions are available from the TCL 20L series. TCL will offer the 20L in Eclipse Black and Luna Blue, while the 20L + will be available in Milky Way Gray and North Star Blue.
|TCL 20L||TCL 20L +|
|Housing:||Plastic (back), glass (front)||Plastic (back), glass (front)|
|Dimensions and weight:||166.2 x 76.9 x 9.1 mm||166.2 x 76.9 x 9.1 mm|
|Screen:||6.67 inch IPS LCD (Full HD + 2400 x 1080 pixels)||6.67 inch IPS LCD (Full HD + 2400 x 1080 pixels)|
|Processor:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 662||Qualcomm Snapdragon 662|
|Random-access memory:||4 GB||6 GB|
|Storage memory:||128 GB||256 GB|
|Rear cameras:||48 MP main camera (f / 2.0), 8 MP wide-angle camera, 2 MP depth camera, 2 MP macro camera||64 MP main camera (f / 1.8), 8 MP wide-angle camera, 2 MP depth camera, 2 MP macro camera|
|Cameras for:||16 MP (f / 2.2)||16 MP (f / 2.2)|
|Battery:||5000 mAh, 18 watt fast charging||5000 mAh, 18-watt fast charging|
Buy TCL 20L and TCL 20L +
The TCL 20L and TCL 20L + are available immediately in the Netherlands and Belgium. As indicated earlier, the TCL 20L will cost 229 euros. For the TCL 20L + you pay 269 euros in the Benelux.
- TCL 20L (4 GB + 128 GB) – Bol.com, Belsimpel – 229 euros
- TCL 20L + (6 GB + 256 GB) – Bol.com, Belsimpel – 269 euros
What do you think of the TCL 20L series? Do you think it is a valuable addition to the mid-range segment, or did you expect more from phones reaching this price point? Be sure to let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.