The TCL Flip Pro is a budget-friendly phone with a flexible hinge and dual displays. TCL Flip Pro comes with Kai OS 3.0 and it is the most advanced one and the only one with Kai OS assistance (KaiVA) instead of Google Assistant. The Flip Pro offers a versatile device that can be used for both work and play. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the Flip Pro’s features, performance, and overall value to help you decide if it’s the right phone for you.
Hardware and Design
The TCL Flip Pro is a budget-friendly flip phone that is available for around $80 plus tax. It has a 1.4-inch LCD screen on the outside and a 2.81-inch screen on the inside. The device is made of plastic and is not particularly high quality. The volume rockers are located on the side of the device and it also has a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack and a USB-C port. The camera and speaker are located on the outer shell of the device, and the speaker can be a bit muffled if you cover it with your hand. The battery is removable and the device has a nano SIM card slot and a micro SD card slot. It is worth noting that the TCL Flip Pro is currently only available through Verizon, but it will be unlocked after 60 days.
It is important to note that the TCL Flip Pro has a 2-megapixel rear camera with no LED flash, and it does not have a front-facing selfie camera. While the camera on a flip phone may not be a primary concern for many users, the Flip Pro’s rear camera does provide decent quality for its price. However, it is worth keeping in mind that this is a budget-friendly device and may not offer the same camera performance as more expensive dumbphones like the Qin F30 pro.
Performance and Battery Life
The TCL Flip Pro is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor and has 512MB of RAM. This should provide sufficient power for basic tasks such as making phone calls, sending messages, and using apps like Gmail and Twitter, which come pre-installed on the device. The Flip Pro is also capable of running games designed specifically for flip phones, although the gaming experience may not be as smooth as on more powerful devices. In terms of overall performance, the TCL Flip Pro seems to handle day-to-day use well and operates smoothly without any major issues.
As for battery life, the Flip Pro is equipped with a 1,850mAh battery which is claimed to last up to 10 days in standby mode. In terms of actual use, it is likely that the battery will last two to three days of moderate usage, but this will depend on factors such as how much the device is used, the strength of the cellular signal, and the age of the battery. Overall, the battery life of the TCL Flip Pro seems to be sufficient for most users.
Software and Features
The Flip Pro runs on KaiOS, which is a mobile operating system that is similar to previous iOS devices. It includes a store called the KaiOS Store, which has a range of games and other functionalities that can be downloaded and installed without the need to create an account. One potential drawback of KaiOS is that it includes ads that are displayed between screens when opening apps.
The Flip Pro’s software includes a number of pre-installed apps, such as Gmail, Twitter, and a web browser, as I mentioned before and it also has a contact list that allows users to store and organize their contacts with various details such as email, company, and address. The device has three keys that can be used for messaging, accessing favorites, and going back.
Calls on the TCL Flip Pro are generally good, but the messaging key is sometimes inconsistent. The Flip Pro also has a weather app that displays ads before providing the desired information, as well as a news app that allows users to view articles from various countries and customize the view.
Other pre-installed apps include maps, a calendar, a file manager, and a virtual assistant called KaiVA. The Flip Pro also has an FM radio that requires the use of a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, and it comes with a number of games that cannot be uninstalled.
When it comes to phone calls and cell reception, the TCL Flip Pro performs well, with responsive buttons and good battery life lasting up to two or three days. However, the device has some annoyances, such as the lack of a group texting feature unless a subject is added to the message. Overall, the TCL Flip Pro offers a range of features and software that are sufficient for basic tasks and daily use, but it may not be as advanced or feature-rich as more expensive smartphones.
The speech-to-text feature on the TCL Flip Pro is reliable and efficient, with a quick turnaround time for converting spoken words to text. It also appears that the feature does not stop recording very quickly, requiring about 30 seconds to a minute to stop. Overall, it sounds like the speech-to-text feature on the TCL Flip Pro is a useful tool for quickly sending messages or notes without having to type them out manually.
In conclusion, the TCL Flip Pro is a budget-friendly flip phone that offers a range of features and capabilities for both work and play. It is powered by KaiOS 3.0, which is the most advanced version of the operating system, and includes KaiVA, a virtual assistant similar to Google Assistant. The device’s software includes a range of pre-installed apps and a contact list, as well as a speech-to-text feature that is generally reliable and efficient. Overall, the TCL Flip Pro is a good value for the price and offers a range of features that are suitable for basic tasks and daily use. If you still have any questions about this phone you can contact me with your queries I will answer your queries.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Does TCL Flip Pro have GPS?
A. Yes, the TCL Flip Pro does have GPS functionality. GPS (Global Positioning System) is a satellite-based navigation system that allows devices to determine their precise location and provide location-based services such as maps and directions. Many modern smartphones, and dumbphones including the TCL Flip Pro, are equipped with GPS to allow users to access location-based features and services. It is worth noting that the accuracy and reliability of GPS can vary depending on factors such as the number of satellites in view, the strength of the signal, and the environment in which the device is being used.
Q. Does TCL flip Pro have WIFI calling?
A. Yes, the TCL Flip Pro does have the capability to make calls over Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi calling allows users to make phone calls using an internet connection rather than a cellular network. This can be useful in areas where cellular coverage is limited or unavailable, or when the user’s phone plan does not include unlimited calling minutes. To use Wi-Fi calling on the Flip Pro, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi network and the feature must be enabled in the device’s settings. It is worth noting that not all carriers support Wi-Fi calling, and availability may vary depending on the user’s location and service plan.
Q. Does TCL Flip Pro have Whatsapp?
A. Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing a version of WhatsApp on TCL Flip Pro, as far as I know, Whatsapp has not committed to Kaios.