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TCL Stylus
TCL Stylus
TCL Stylus
TCL Stylus
TCL Stylus

Informr score
The TCL Stylus currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
2.2 GHz
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
50+ MP, f/1.8
50+ MP, f/1.8
4000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


Considering the competitive way TCL prices its phones, it would be fantastic to see the company disrupt the mobile space the way its value-filled television sets did. But when you have issues with a television's built-in operating system for streaming apps, you can always plug in a Roku, Chromecast,...

- Mike Sorrentino, Cnet
G Style Magazine
G Style Magazine

With a low price of $258 on T-Mobile (for some reason its $10 on MetroPCS), you are getting a budget phone that tries to do a bit of everything. While it has a large screen it is a bit squarish and heavy in the hand. Camera quality is okay in bright settings. Best feature on the TCL Stylus 5G is its...

- Jason Million, G Style Magazine
Talk Android
Talk Android

TCL did a lot of things right with the Stylus 5G, but there’s an equal amount of things here that I think would benefit from waiting for a second generation model. The phone is well-designed, the stylus works great, and performance is generally very good at this price point. It doesn’t have very man...

- Jared Peters, Talk Android
Android Headlines
Android Headlines

This phone does not look, feel, nor perform like a $258 phone. The display is gorgeous, the design is really great, the camera is pretty good, and the performance is more than good enough. The only downsides of this phone would have to be the battery life and the speakers. Other than those aspects,...

- Arthur Brown, Android Headlines
XDA Developers
XDA Developers

The TCL Stylus 5G is a budget smartphone with a garaged stylus. It also has a nice screen, great software, and a decent camera. It is exactly $258 of smartphone.

- Adam Doud, XDA Developers

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

The Stylus price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare TCL Stylus prices from around the web here on The Informr.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the TCL Stylus user manual here.

TCL backs up the Stylus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Stylus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact TCL support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find TCL's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The TCL Stylus's screen size is 6.81 inches with 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution.

2.2 GHz

There is a MediaTek Dimensity 700 Octa-core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

50+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 50+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. TCL's performance ratings are 1758 minutes.

TCL Stylus Specs

Release Date June 2, 2022
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 12

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Processor MediaTek Dimensity 700 Octa-core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.25 W/kg
Body: 1.25 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable, Stylus
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
50+ Megapixels, f/1.8, Wide
5+ Megapixels, Ultrawide
2+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Macro
2+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Depth
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels, f/2.3, Ultrawide
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2460 pixels
Pixel Density 395 pixels
Size 6.81 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Up to 18 W
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1758 minutes
Standby Time Up to 21.3 days
Mixed Usage Up to 973.8 minutes
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Lunar Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.96 x 7.65 x 0.898 cm (6.7 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 213 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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