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TCL Stylus 5G – The best stylish phone ever!


Customers could get a Stylo model at a fair price while LG was still a player in the smartphone business. Motorola provides a Moto G Stylus smartphone to fill the void left by LG, and here we have the new Stylus 5G by TCL. With a starting price of $1,075, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the new Galaxy Note, but you might not want to spend more than four times as much for that premium experience as a TCL Stylus 5G.

TCL offers a few decently priced alternatives in the sub-$450 category and has had considerable experience selling its own-brand handsets in the US market. Currently, the TCL Stylus 5G costs $269.99 from Metro by T-Mobile and $258 from T-Mobile. The TCL Stylus 5G is a reliable alternative with decent support from TCL, unlike smartphones in the past at this price point.

There are undoubtedly some performance and specification trade-offs at this low price range. With a well-integrated pen that enables note-taking, phone navigation, and text conversion, TCL gives a largely standard Android experience.

Design and Display – TCL Stylus 5G

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The TCL Stylus 5G is still a slick-looking phone, despite its flat screen and chin revealing it is not an Android flagship. The fingerprint-resistant matte back case, which has a little shine in the sunlight, is mostly to blame for that. Although noticeable, the camera hump isn’t the thickest one we’ve seen. It is located in the phone’s upper left corner.
The TCL Stylus 5G has a SIM card port on the left edge and an SD card reader on the right side. Although the phone supports facial unlock, the button also serves as a biometric fingerprint reader. A USB-C port for charging, a housing for the stylus, and a 3.5mm headphone jack are all located on the bottom.

The 6.81-inch Full HD display on the TCL Stylus 5G promises real-time video upscaling from SDR to HDR. And other benefits of the company’s Nxtvision screen.

TCL Stylus 5GBattery life

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The  5G TCL Stylus battery life has a 16-hour use rating. Our internal battery test will receive a clear battery life rating, although we anticipate a reduced endurance. The Moto G Power (2021) has the most extended battery life overall, lasting 14 hours and 4 minutes, compared to the Moto G Stylus’s 12 hours and 30 minutes. The greatest smartphones for battery life presently do not include any TCL models.

According to TCL, using the 18W charger, the TCL Stylus 5G will charge from 0% to 100% in around 2 hours.

Features of the TCL Stylus 5G

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It should be no surprise that the TCL Stylus 5G features a stylus and a complement of tools that work with it. A collaboration with the Nebo app may best enhance the experience. Nebo is one of the greatest note-taking applications, and its feature set justifies its $11.99 Google Play Store purchase price. Nebo, which offers cloud-based note-taking, scribble-to-text, compatibility for various file kinds, and more, comes pre-installed on TCL Stylus 5G devices.

Additionally, users will receive MyScript Calculator, another normally-priced program that enables you to jot down mathematical equations and instantly calculate them. Otherwise, even with the phone unlocked, you may detach the pen and use the phone’s built-in note-taking feature for fast notes.

We were taken aback by the speed after testing the stylus for a short while. TCL doesn’t provide a latency specification, but we’ll confess that given the phone’s price, we were prepared for a bad experience. Nebo, though, made taking notes easy. Although it wasn’t nearly as quick as using the newest S Pen from Samsung, it appeared to be more than enough.


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TCL may effectively serve consumers who prefer note-taking phones but don’t want to or are unable to pay a lot of money by making the few affordable stylus devices that are available. But benchmark testing and more extensive hands-on time will determine if we’ll endorse the TCL Stylus 5G. While MediaTek chipsets haven’t yet proven themselves, perhaps TCL’s most recent smartphone will change that.

Price and availability

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Beginning on June 2, 2022, the TCL Stylus 5G will be offered. It was first released for $258 and $269 for T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile subscribers.
Stylus 5G by TCL is only available in the color Lunar Black and the 128GB/4GB option. The Gallery, Nebo for TCL, FM radio, Messaging, MyScript Calculator 2, and NXTVISION utility are just a few of the included apps that make it easier to use the phone’s functions. The handwriting detection in Nebo is quite amazing, and the two stylus-focused applications are rather potent. My illegible handwriting was promptly and accurately identified.

One variant, with 128GB of storage and capability for memory cards up to 2Tb in capacity, is available for purchase.

Do TCL smartphones support 5G?

The 6.67-inch 1080p display of the TCL Pen 5G has NXTVISION technology, which automatically boosts contrast and color when streaming video. With 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that can be expanded with a microSD card, it has a competent Snapdragon 480 5G chipset.

What features does TLC Stylus 5G have?

A 4000mAh battery powers the Android 12 operating system of the TCL Stylus 5G. A 50-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel camera, and a 5-megapixel are all included in the quad-camera configuration on the back.


As long as you can operate the TCL Stylus 5G without touching your hand on the display, it is a phone that should be taken into account if you’re searching for a cheap phone with stylus compatibility. I never really had a problem because I always use the stylus on my phone without putting my hand on the screen. The TCL Stylus 5G provides a good experience at a reasonable cost.

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