10.or (Tenor) E, manufactured by Chinese ODM Huaqin Technology, is the first phone from a new brand in India. The handset has managed to turn some heads owing to the hardware on board. For a very economical price, Tenor has managed to put together specs like 4000mAh battery, Full HD display, and stock Android software. But does that translate to meaningful experience? And how good is Tenor (10.or) service center network in India? Let’s try and answer those questions in our 10.Or E FAQ.

Pros

  • Good battery backup
  • Stock Android
  • Dedicated card slot
  • Sharp Display

Cons  

  • No USB OTG
  • Camera performance

10.or E Detailed Specifications

Model 10.or E
Display 5.5-Inch, Full HD, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3
Processor octa-core Snapdragon 430
RAM 2GB/3GB
Internal Storage 16GB/32GB,  expandable up to 128GB (Dedicated slot)
Software Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Primary Camera 13MP, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture
Secondary Camera 8MP selfie camera, f/2.0 aperture
Dimensions 78 x154x8.5mm; Weight: 150g
Battery 4000mAh battery
Others 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, micro USB,
Price Rs. 7,999/ Rs. 8,999

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10.or E Look and Feel

Question: How is the 10.or E design?

Answer: 10.or E is moderately slim, has a plastic back, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 2.5GD glass on the front. The handset is also fairly light considering the 4000mAh battery inside. However, what robs it of premium finish are the chunky bezels above and below the display.

Also, the power key is misplaced as it’s present above the volume rocker on the right edge and thus, isn’t easily accessible. The rear camera module juts out a bit but is protected by a circular chrome ring. All said and done, the design isn’t a strong forte of 10.or E but it doesn’t look terrible either.

Question: How is the 10.or E build quality?

Answer: There are no flexes or creaks in the body. The hardware buttons are firm and have good tactile feedback. There is no metal on the phone, but that shouldn’t count as a drawback.

Question: Is 10.or E Water resistant?

Answer: No, it’s not water or dust resistant.

Question: Does the 10.or E comes with back cover and tempered glass?

Answer: No, USB cable and Charger are bundled in the box.

Question: Does 10.or E have capacitive navigation buttons below the display? Are they backlit?

Answer: The handset has onscreen navigation keys.

Question: How is the 10.or E display?

Answer: The display is one of the major strengths of the 10.or E. There aren’t many phones that include a full HD display in this budget and the 10.or E has a good one.

Color contrast and viewing angles are pretty good for the price. At the same time, the dynamic range isn’t stellar and whites are slightly tinged with blue. In this budget, the 10.or E has one of the better available displays.

Question: Does 10.or E have the option to switch between color modes?

Answer – Yes, as stated above, you can switch between Vibrant and Standard color profiles.

Question: Does the 10.or E have the option for automatic brightness?

Answer: The phone has adaptive brightness. Sunlight visibility isn’t impressive, but we did manage to use it outdoors.

Question: Does the 10.or E display have Gorilla glass protection?

Answer: Yes, the display is protected by scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3.

10.or E Performance and Storage

Question: How much internal storage space is free on 10.or E?

Answer: Out of 32GB, around 24GB storage is available at the user end.

Question: Does 10.or E have a Hybrid dual SIM tray or a separate microSD card slot? 

Answer: There is a separate slot for MicroSD card.

Question: Does 10.or E has USB OTG support?

Answer: No, USB OTG is not supported.

Question: Does 10.or E have a fingerprint sensor? How many fingerprints can you scan and store?

Answer: Yes, you can store up to 5 fingerprints on the rear-mounted fingerprint reader.

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Question: Is the fingerprint sensor on 10.or E fast and accurate? Is it always-on type?

Answer: The fingerprint sensor is quite accurate but not exceptionally fast. Yes, it’s always on type.

Question: How is the day-to-day or general performance? How is gaming performance of 10.or E?

Answer: The performance is comparable to other Snapdragon 430 powered devices. The phone will work fine for light and moderate users who don’t need 20 or so apps running on their phone at all times. But if you are a heavy user, the performance might dwindle. High-end gameplay wasn’t immaculate, but games are certainly playable.

We’d advise you to go for the 3GB RAM variant as the 2GB RAM option comes with only 16GB storage.

Question: Does 10.or E have heating issues?

Answer: No, the handset runs cool.

Question: Does 10.or E support Google cardboard and other VR Apps? Does 10.or E have gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, the Gyroscope sensor is present. VR applications will run fine

10.or E Benchmark Scores

Benchmark Standard Score
Antutu 45033
Quadrant 15611
Geekbench single core, multi-core 654, 2549
3D Mark slingshot 290

Camera

Question: How is the 10.or E camera quality?

Answer: The 13MP rear camera is nothing much to write home about. Shots clicked outdoors are ok, but the performance is inconsistent. The camera struggles to find the right metering and to focus.

Indoors, details are poor and there is a lot of noise in clicked images.

Question: How is the selfie camera on 10.or E?

Answer: The images clicked from the 8MP front shooter look good on the phone’s display, but not when you enlarge them on a bigger screen. The selfie camera performance, however, shouldn’t be a deal breaker.

Question: Can the 10.or E shoot 4K videos?

Answer: No. You can record up to 720p HD videos

Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on 10.or E?

Answer: No. You can not.

10.or E Camera Samples

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Software

Question: How is the software on the 10.or E? Is gesture support present on 10.or E?

Answer: 10.or E is running Pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat software. There are a few third-party apps (from Amazon) pre-installed on the phone along with the Tenor customer care app.

The software is light and UI transitions are very smooth. Needless to say, pure Android is a better option compared to shoddy, half-baked Chinese interfaces that are more prevalent on budget phones.

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Question: Does 10.or E have one hand mode?

Answer: No.

Question: Can you run dual apps or two apps with the same account on 10.or E?

Answer: You can do that by using adding multiple users (The option is present on the status bar when you drag down quick settings).

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Question: Will 10.or E get Android 8.0 Oreo update?

Answer: Tenor mentions that the phone is ‘upgradable’ to Android Oreo, but no time frame is mentioned for the upgrade.

Miscellaneous

Question: What kind of SIM cards does 10.or E support?

Answer: It supports nano-SIM card on both slots. MicroSD card slot is separate.

Question: Does 10.or E support FM radio?

Answer: No, FM Radio is not present

Question: Does 10.or E have IR blaster?

Answer: No, it does not.

Question: Does 10.or E have LED Notification light

Answer: No.

Question: How is the call quality on 10.or E?

Answer: Call quality is very good. Once the call is connected, an option to boost audio volume also appears on the display (though we didn’t have to use it).

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Question: Does 10.or E support Reliance Jio SIM cards/ 4G VoLTE? Do both SIM slots support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, it supports Jio sim cards, VoLTE on SIM 1 and SIM 2. The phone gives a persistent ‘Device is HD Capable’ notification when the Jio SIM is active and that’s a little annoying.

Question: Does 10.or E support native Jio Video calling or ViLTE?

Answer: Yes. Video calling option is present in the dialer. ViLTE is supported.

Question: How is the Battery backup on 10.or E?

Answer: The 4000mAh battery on the phone can comfortably last for more than a day. The 10.or E battery backup is pretty convincing.

Question: Does 10.or E support fast charging? Is fast charger bundled in the box?

Answer: 10.or E comes with 5V – 2A charger. Fast charging isn’t supported

Question: What are the sensors present on 10.or E?

Answer: Tenor isn’t skimping on important sensors in spite of this being a budget phone. Take a look at the list below.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on 10.or E?

Answer: The loudspeaker loudness is above average.

Question: How is the after sales support for 10.or? How many service centers are there in India?

Answer: 10.or partners with Servify to offer after sales support in India. The company hasn’t detailed the number of service centers as of now. You can seek assistance through the 10.or care app on the phone and in our area (Delhi NCR) the app lists 4 service centers. You can also contact 10.or customer care on toll-free number 1800 121 4984.

Question: What’s the 10.or E Best India Price? Where to buy 10.or E from? Are there any promotional offers that I can avail?

Answer: The 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant of 10.or E is priced at 7,999 INR in India. The 3GB RAM/32GB storage option (the one that we reviewed) costs 8,999 INR.

Amazon is offering following promotional offers on 10.or E:

  • 3 bestselling Kindle e-books worth Rs. 250
  • Flat 64GB data + unlimited calls to Idea users for 56 days at Rs. 343
  • No cost EMI
  • Extra 1000 INR on exchange
  • Additional 1-year warranty for Prime users.

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10.or E Review – Should you buy it?

If you are willing to trust a new brand, 10.or E does several things right. It offers a sharp display, stock Android interface, and decent battery backup.

The 10.or E is basically meant for people who need to buy a phone running minimal stock Android software and it can hold its ground well against affordable stock Andriod alternatives we have seen this year from Moto. At the same time, it will face stiff competition from the likes of Asus Zenfone Selfie and Redmi Series that are available in more or less the same budget and also have a brand advantage.

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