10.or D (Tenor D) FAQ: Is it better than Redmi 5A?

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Under the crafted for Amazon India program 10.or aka Tenor was conceptualized and formed. The brand is now up and kicking. In its short lifespan, it has been targeting budget users especially first-time smartphone buyers, with an array of devices priced under 10,000 INR.

Keeping up with its strategy, the brand launched 10.or D (Tenor D), an effective alternative to Redmi 5A. It comes in two variants. While the basic 2GB+16GB variant is aggressively priced at Rs. 4,999, the 3GB RAM and 32GB version of Tenor D will retail at Rs. 5,999. We have been testing out later and are now in a position to answer all your queries related to 10.or D.

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10.or D vs Redmi 5A Specifications

Model 10.or D Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Display 5.2-inch HD (1280 X 720 p) display 5-Inch, IPS LCD HD display
Processor Snapdragon 425 processor Snapdragon 425 processor
RAM 2GB/3GB 2GB/3GB
Internal Storage 16GB/32GB(microSD card supported) 16GB/32GB(microSD card supported)
Software Android Nougat Android Nougat based MIUI 9
Primary Camera 13MP with LED Flash 13MP with LED Flash
Secondary Camera 5MP Front-Facing Camera 5MP Front-Facing Camera
Battery 3,500mAh 3,000mAh
Others 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, and GPS, and Fingerprint sensor Dual SIM (Nano + Nano), dedicated SD card slot, 4G VoLTE support on both SIM.
Price Rs. 4,999/ Rs. 5,999 First 5 Million phones: Rs. 4,999/ Rs. 6,999Actual price: Rs. 5,999/ Rs. 6,999

Also Read: Redmi 5A FAQ – All questions answered

10or D Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Pure Android (almost)
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dedicated card slot
  • Decent build quality

Cons

  • Mediocre performance
  • Uninspiring design

10.or D (Tenor D) Look and Feel

Question: How is the 10.or D design?

Answer: The entry segment phone has a very conventional design. At the same time, considering the price you can’t really complain. It is made of good quality plastic which is given a metallic finish. The rear camera and fingerprint sensor are symmetrically placed.

It comes with rounded side edges. On the bottom, you will find a micro-USB port while the 3.5mm jack is placed on the top edge. The volume rocker and power button on the right edge also offer decent tactical feedback.

All in all, the 10.or D isn’t a bad looking phone, it’s just that its arch-nemesis, Redmi 5A, is better looking.

Question: How is the 10.or D (Tenor D) build quality?

Answer: The phone feels solid and well built when held in hand.

Question: Is 10.or D (Tenor D) Water resistant?

Answer: Nope. Any water damage will void your warranty.

Question: Does the 10.or D (Tenor D) comes with back cover and screen protector?

Answer: No. Only the charging cable and charger is present in the box.

Question: Are 10.or D (Tenor D) Capacitive buttons backlit?

Answer: No. It has on-screen navigation keys.

Question: How is the 10.or D (Tenor D) display?

Answer: The 10.or D comes with an HD display which is decently sharp and touch responsive. The only concern we have with its display is sunlight legibility.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) have the option to switch between colour modes?

Answer: No, there is no such option available on the phone.

Question: Does the 10.or D (Tenor D) have a Blue-light filter?

Answer: The Blue-light filter is also not present on the phone.

Also Read: LG V30+ Review: Feels perfect for its price

Question: Does 10.or D has the option for automatic brightness?

Answer: No. Adaptive and auto brightness both aren’t available.

Question: Does the 10.or D display has Gorilla glass protection?

Answer: No.

10.or D (Tenor D) Performance and Storage

Question: How much internal storage space is free on 10.or D (Tenor D)?

Answer: Out of 32GB about 23GB is available to end user.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) have a separate microSD card slot?

Answer: Yes, it comes with dedicated microSD card slot.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) has USB OTG support?

Answer: Yes, USB OTG is supported.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) have a fingerprint sensor? How many fingerprints can you scan and store?

Answer: Yes. It does feature a fingerprint sensor at the back. You can store up to 5 imprints on the phone.

Question: How is the day-to-day or general performance? How is gaming performance of 10.or D (Tenor D)?

Answer: The 10.or D (Tenor D) is a basic smartphone meant for very basic usage and you can easily make that out by using it for a few minutes. As long as you are not pushing it too hard, say, by syncing tens of social media and mail accounts, it will perform smoothly. There will be occasional lag but that’s same with all other phones in that price range. If you have a thousand more bucks to spare we would recommend you to opt for slightly better-equipped version i.e the one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) have heating issues?

Answer: No it doesn’t.

10.or D (Tenor D) Benchmark Scores

Benchmark Standard Score
Antutu 36,859
PC Mark 3347
Geekbench single core, multi-core 679, 1880
3D Mark slingshot 53

10.or D (Tenor D) Camera

Question: How is the 10.or D (Tenor D) camera quality?

Answer: This entry segment smartphone is not much of dazzler when it comes to optics, and that’s understandable. It manages to capture decent clicks in favourable conditions from both front and rear cameras, however, the presence of excessive noise dents its case. In poor lighting, the quality trips down further.

Question: Can the 10.or D (Tenor D) shoot Full HD videos?

Answer: Yes, it can record up to 1080P videos.

Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on 10.or D (Tenor D)?

Answer: No. There is an option for time lapse videos, though.

10.or D (Tenor D) Software

Question: How is the software on the 10.or D (Tenor D)?

Answer: The phone comes running on near stock android 7.1.2 with October Google security patch out-of-the-box. Apart from few Apps from Amazon, there is no other bloatware on the phone.

Question: Can you run dual apps or two apps with the same account on 10.or D (Tenor D)?

Answer: No. You can’t without using a third-party app (not something that we’d recommend) or making a separate user account.

Question: Will 10.or D (Tenor D) get Android 8.0 Oreo update?

Answer: Well, the brand did mention in its presentation that it is upgradeable to Android 8.0 but it refrained from making a commitment. Therefore, as of today, we are not certain about the Android Oreo update for 10.or D.

Also Read: OnePlus 5T Review – Shows Strong Consumer Connect

Miscellaneous

Question: What kind of SIM cards does 10.or D (Tenor D) support?

Answer: The phone accepts two nano SIM cards. There is also a dedicated microSD card slot on the phone.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) support FM radio?

Answer: Yes, FM radio is present.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) have IR blaster?

Answer: No, it doesn’t.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) have LED Notification light?

Answer: Yes, it has one left corner right above the display.

Question: How is the call quality on 10.or D (Tenor D)?

Answer: Call quality is very good.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) support Reliance Jio SIM cards/ 4G VoLTE? Do both SIM slots support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, 4G VoLTE is supported on both SIM slots.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) support native Jio Video calling or ViLTE?

Answer: No. Jio ViLTE or Video over LTE is not supported on the phone.

Question: How is the Battery backup on 10.or D (Tenor D)?

Answer: The 3500mAh battery can comfortably last for more than a day.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) support fast charging?

Answer: No, it doesn’t.

Question: Does 10.or D (Tenor D) have Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: No, it does not.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on 10.or D (Tenor D)?

Answer: The loudspeaker is loud enough but audio output quality is nothing to boast about.

10.or D (Tenor D) Review – Should you buy it?

The 10.or D is a phone that delivers the best possible hardware specs at the least possible price – and that’s worth hankering for in this budget. With this phone, Tenor isn’t trying to do anything fancy but all basics are covered. Dedicated microSD card slot, fingerprint sensor, and near stock Android version further strengthen its case. All in all, if you have a limited budget and looking within the range of 5K, Tenor D is a good buy.

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Deepak RajawatDeepak Rajawat
Experienced technology journalist with over 7-years of experience. Before embracing online journalism, he has worked with several legacy publications including print editions at Hindustan Times and The Statesman. He also has a keen interest in Sports, which he used to cover with equal enthusiasm in his early career.

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