TCL 40 XL was announced as an android phone packed with a large-screen with a good display, a powerful processor, massive battery a capable camera system and a very handy stylus, thus offering a nice experience for the money. The MediaTek Helio G37 octa-core processor, 50MP main camera and large 5000 mAh battery offers more than its price.
Where to Buy TCL 40 XL
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TCL 40XL Key Specs and Features
- 6.75 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels (~260 ppi density), ~85.6% screen-to-body ratio
- Android 13, TCL UI
- Mediatek MT6765 Helio G37 (12 nm) Octa Core Processor
- 4GB, 6GB RAM
- 50 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) Triple Rear Camera
- 8 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (side mounted)
- 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
- 4G LTE
- 18W Fast Charging Capacity
- 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-ion Battery
TCL 40 XL sports a minimalist design with a slim profile measuring 167.9 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm while weighing just 195 grams. It has a simple build with glass front, plastic frame and back, hence the overall sturdy feel.
At first glance, the front panel is dominated by a large 6.56-inch display with thin bezels and a tear drop notch which holds the front camera. The display comes with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels resulting in a pixel density of approximately 260 pixels per inch (ppi).
It also features a 90Hz refresh rate. That doesn’t sound impressive, but the display does use the NXTVISION technology that TCL is known for. This technology essentially upscales SDR content into HDR.
The rear has a matte finish that sure keeps fingerprints and smudges at bay. Additionally, there is a triangular camera module situated in the top left corner houses three sets of large lenses and the LED flashlight, giving the device a touch of modernity.
For connectivity, the TCL phone offers stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack, the SIM card tray includes three dedicated slots for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card.
The TCL 40 XL features an impressive 50-megapixel primary camera that promises razor-sharp imagery when leveraging its full 50-megapixel capacity. Alongside the main camera, the device is equipped with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro camera. This camera ensemble makes the TCL 40XL an excellent choice for those intending to rely on this phone as their primary photographic tool.
The main camera supports PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) for swift and accurate focusing. This is especially useful when taking photos of moving subjects or in low-light conditions.
Additionally, TCL 40 XL camera has impressive features including panorama, HDR, Night mode. Panorama and more. These features allow users to capture stunning low-light shots with minimal noise and excellent detail. The camera also supports 1080p resolution at at 30 frames per second for video recording, which is perfect for capturing high-quality videos.
The TCL 40 XL also features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera housed in a waterdrop-style notch at the top center of the display. The front camera is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 frames per second.
Hardware and Software
TCL 40 XL is powered by the MediaTek Helio G37 octa-core processor. This highly efficient processor ensures smooth performance for various tasks. You are getting the same processor as found in the Infinix Hot 30 Play NFC, the Tecno Spark 9T, and the Infinix Hot 20 Play.
The octa-core chipset has four Cortex-A53 chips clocked at 2.3GHz and another four efficiency Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It also features an PowerVR GE8320 GPU for graphics processing
Furthermore, the TCL 40 XL has two storage variant including a 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage capacity, providing ample space to store diverse content like videos and images. Moreover, storage expansion is possible up to 512GB using an SD card.
The phone houses a sizable 5000 mAh battery, and support 18W wired charging. TCL 40 XL also runs on the Android 13 platform with the TCL UI on top, which boasts and enhance user experience.
For connectivity, this phone supports GPS, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 for additional wireless connectivity options.
TCL 40 XL Price and Availability
TCL 40 XL price starts at around $139 / € 121 / £ 108.99 / ₹6,999 at leading online stores. The TCL 40 XL price in Nigeria starts at around ₦79,000.
TCL 40 XL Specs
Here are a few specs of the TCL 40 XL:
- Platform: Android 13, TCL UI
- Processor: Mediatek MT6765 Helio G37 (12 nm) Octa Core Processor (2.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 1.8 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 4GB, 6GB RAM
- Colours: Dark Gray
- Dimension: 167.9 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 195 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM, eSIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.75 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels (~260 ppi density), 90 Hz Refresh Rate, ~85.6% screen-to-body ratio
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 50 MP (wide), PDAF + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) Triple Camera
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: microSDXC
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 and SIM 2 (dual sim model only)
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 – USA
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 25, 26, 41, 66, 71 – USA
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type-C 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with dual speakers
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (side mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-ion Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 18W Fast Charging Capacity