TCL 30 V now available at Verizon, includes C-Band and mmWave 5G for $300

TCL 30 V now available at Verizon, includes C-Band and mmWave 5G for $300

The TCL 30 XE and TCL 30 V were both announced during CES 2022 earlier this month, with the latter being an exclusive model for Verizon. TCL didn’t provide pricing or availability details at that point, but Verizon has now started selling the phone for $299.99.

This is yet another budget 5G smartphone, in roughly the same category as the Samsung Galaxy A32 (which will soon be replaced by the Galaxy A33) and OnePlus Nord N200. It has a Snapdragon 480 chipset, 128GB of internal storage (plus a microSD card slot), 4GB RAM, and 18W wired charging. The display is 6.67 inches, with a respectable resolution of 1080 x 2400, but the refresh rate is only 60Hz. 5G support is the main selling point, with support for Verizon’s mmWave, sub-6GHz, and C-Band networks.

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Specification TCL 30 V 5G
Build Matte plastic
Dimensions & Weight
  • 6.53 x 2.99 x 0.36 inches
  • 200 grams
Display
  • 6.67-inch 1080 x 2400
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • 60 Hz
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
RAM & Storage
  • 128GB internal storage
  • microSD up to 1TB
  • 4GB RAM
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500mAh
  • 18W wired charging
Security Rear fingerprint sensor
Rear Cameras
  • 50MP Primary
  • 5MP Super-Wide
  • 2MP Macro
Front Camera 16MP
Ports
  • USB Type-C 3.0
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Audio Stereo speakers
Connectivity
  • LTE (B2/B4/B5/B12/B13/B46/B48/B66)
  • 5G Sub-6GHz (n2/n5/n48/n66/n77)
  • 5G mmWave (n261, n260)
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Software Android 11
Other Features 18W wall power adapter and USB Type-C cable included in box

This doesn’t seem to be a terrible value for the hardware included, but software support has traditionally been a problem for TCL’s smartphones. The TCL 30 V ships with Android 11 out of the box, and TCL did not say if (or when) the phone would receive Android 12. Verizon also sells the older TCL 10 5G UW, which shipped with Android 10 in 2020 and never received Android 11.

Even though the TCL 30 V might not get any major Android updates, the phone does have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Take that, Galaxy S22. If you want to buy the TCL 30 V, check out the link below.

    This budget 5G phone from TCL is now available exclusively at Verizon.

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