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TCL Tab Pro 5G
TCL Tab Pro 5G
TCL Tab Pro 5G
TCL Tab Pro 5G
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6.5/10
Informr score
The TCL Tab Pro 5G currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

The TCL Tab Pro 5G is a traveller’s dream, a potentially travel-changing charge bank and hotspot. It also has a slower rate of battery loss while the tablet is not in use. Some parts of it may turn off consumers if they are not the travelling sort or perhaps someone who goes many places in their workday.

What's good

  • Lightweight
  • 5G support with hotspot
  • Bright screen
  • USB-C fast charge support
  • Long battery life

What's bad

  • No headphone jack
  • Sometimes lags for no reason
  • Poor graphics quality for popular games

While the TCL Tab Pro 5G didn’t set out to be perfect for travelling consumers, it ended up that way anyhow. Here’s why reviewers love it.

Design

It’s surprisingly lightweight for this type of tablet, so it’s easy to store and carry. It comes in a metallic black color which is largely unassuming but also nice looking. The fingerprint scanner is located on the power button on the side along with the volume buttons, and there is a face unlock ability.

Display

The TCL Tab Pro 5G comes with a 10.3-inch FHD+ screen with specialized dark and eye comfort modes. These modes allow for easier reading to keep down eye fatigue. It has a 60Hz refresh rate which is common among tablets at this price point.

Performance

In terms of performance, reviews were reasonably good. Some issues were outstanding, like its ability to become inexplicably laggy at times. It’s not a tablet for intense gaming as the graphics level it can handle is far below what demanding high-resolution games require.

Overall it did well. It’s not quite the multi-tasker as other tablets are, but for someone with basic daily needs, it should be more than enough to please.

Software & Storage

The tablet comes installed with Android 11, but reviewers said it’s expected to have Android 12 soon. The storage starts at 64GB out of the box; however, a MicroSD expansion slot allows for more space.

Cameras

As with most cameras attached to tablets, this one isn’t the most detailed, but it does well. It can record HD video and capture decent images in good lighting.

Battery Life

It’s stated that the battery can last up to 17 hours on a single charge with battery-saving measures activated. Reviewers found the tablet to have average battery life when using it full tilt. The impressive part for reviewers was the battery drain while not being actively used.

Many noted that it could go multiple days on a charge with power-saving settings on. It can also be used as a battery bank for other devices on the go.

Audio

Nothing, in particular, stuck out to reviewers in terms of sound. However, they were disappointed to see that it does not have a headphone jack.

Accessories

Reviewers were disappointed that no extra stylus or accessories such as keyboards are available for this tablet as of yet.

Specs at a Glance

  • Plastic design
  • 10.3-inch FHD+ display
  • Qualcomm Kryo Octa-core 2 GHz processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Android 11
  • 64GB of storage with MicroSD expansion option
  • 13+MP cameras
  • 17-hour battery life

The Bottom Line

This tablet might not be everyone's cup of tea. However, this might be just the thing for those on the go. When you consider using this tablet as a hotspot or battery bank, thanks to reverse USB-C charging and 5G, this would be the perfect tablet for someone who is always out and about or on business trips.

Digital Trends says, “The Tab Pro 5G runs Android 11 out of the box, supports Bluetooth 5.0, and is built to utilize Verizon’s 5G coverage and speeds by supporting mmWave and sub-6GHz. Is it among some of the best tablets of 2021? Probably not. But a reasonable price and 5G connectivity may make it a compelling enough option for Verizon customers.”

Tom’s Guide states, “The TCL Pro 5G features a large FHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor, a 13MP rear camera, and more. The tablet can handle one’s everyday digital needs, whether it’s video conferencing, gaming, photography, or streaming. However, aside from its 5G connectivity, there isn't a lot that's noteworthy about this budget tablet.”


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
2 GHz
Processor
Processor
2 GHz
10.36"
Screen Size
Screen Size
10.36"
13+ MP
Camera
Camera
13+ MP
8000 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


PC Magazine
PC Magazine

The Verizon-exclusive TCL Tab Pro 5G is the most affordable tablet with built-in millimeter-wave 5G connectivity, but you can find more powerful and versatile alternatives if you're willing ​to use Wi-Fi or hotspot your phone.

- Steven Winkelman, PC Magazine
Input
Input

While the TCL Tab Pro 5G is a reliable mid-range tablet, unfortunately, it shoots itself in the foot in two ways: its features don’t justify the $400 price and it’s exclusive to Verizon. I can vouch for the Tab Pro 5G’s vibrant 2K screen, long battery life, and above-average gaming performance, but...

- Alejandro Medellin, Input
SlashGear
SlashGear

The TAB Pro 5G’s inconsistent performance detracts from the tablet, which is ultimately a very basic Android slate targeted at consumers who need a companion device for casual tasks and entertainment, not a workhorse that can be used to get significant work done on the road or at the local coffee sh...

- Brittany A. Roston, SlashGear


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Screen Size
10.36"

The TCL Tab Pro 5G's screen size is 10.36 inches with 1200 x 2000 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Kryo Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 11 operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 13+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
8000mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 8000 mAh battery. TCL's performance ratings are 17 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Tab Pro 5G Specs

Overview
Release Date October 21, 2021
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 11

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Processor Qualcomm Kryo Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 0.77 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1200 x 2000 pixels
Pixel density 225 pixels
Size 10.36 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Dragontrail glass
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 8000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Up to 17 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 17 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 17 hours
Standby Time Up to 25 days
Mixed Usage No
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 cm (9.8 x 6.2 x 0.3 in)
Weight 16.9 ounces
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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