We have plenty of cheap phones and on of them is TCL 302U. Find out more in a full review.
A special thanks to LightInTheBox for sending TCL 302U for a review.
TCL 302U Review: VIDEO
TCL 302U Review: UNBOXING
The device comes with the USB cable, charging plug and some documentation.
TCL 302U Review: DESIGN and DISPLAY
As for design, we are looking at a rather compact phone, which has a 5” display. However, the panel does not even have HD resolution and it is far from the best. My biggest complaints are that the colours start fading once you tilt the device just a little bit. Also, the display has a somewhat reflective coating, which gives a mirror effect.
On the front we have just 0.3MP camera and on the bottom there are 3 nicely backlit capacitive buttons.
The backplate is made of glossy plastic, which attracts fingerprints quite easily. As for optics, the phone ships with just a 5MP shooter.
The buttons feel nice and they have a good tactile feedback.
The backplate is removable but it is very hard to do that as it sits very tight. Under the hood you can find a removable 1800mAh battery, 2 SIM card slots and both of them support 4G. Finally, there is a microSD card slot.
Overall, the phone is well made and feels solid in the hand despite using plastic in its design.
TCL 302U Review: UI
The phone was released quite a while ago and it has never been updated to the newest version of Android. The device runs 4.4 Kitkat ROM and we have a pretty much stock looking UI.
Everything is running fast and fluid and probably the only extra feature worth mentioning is the built-in themes store, which allows you to customise your device.
However, I had some issues with the Google Play store as the apps could not be downloaded, so I had to re-install it manually to make it work.
TCL 302U Review: HARDWARE and PERFORMANCE
The TCL 302U sports a MTK 6735P chip, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. This combo of hardware is definitely not designed for gamers as the was a lot of lag and stutter while playing 3D games.
TCL 302U Review: MULTIMEDIA
The loudspeaker quality is pretty good for the phone this cheap but don’t expect anything spectacular from it.
TCL 302U Review: IMAGE QUALITY