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Brand: TCL
Category: Phones
  • Display 5.5-inch HD+ screen
  • Camera 5MP rear camera / 2MP front
  • Memory 3GB RAM with 32GB ROM
  • Platform Helio A22 / Android 12

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

This is TCL ION Z. It is a basic Android smartphone released on the US Cricket network. The phone comes in a compact 5.5-inches HD+ screen, featuring 720 x 1440 pixels. It has no notch on the front, hence, the resolution is 18:9 aspect ratio.

Power the Cricket TCL ION Z is the MediaTek’s Helio A22, a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.0GHz. It is backed by PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32-Gigs of internal storage, expandable up to 128 Gigabyte via a Micro SD-card.

As far as optic is concern, the ION Z has a single 5-megapixel camera on the rear along with a single LED flash. For selfie, you are getting a 2-megapixel sensor on the front.

No fingerprint scanner is seen anywhere on the phone, but it comes with FaceID. The phone is painted in Atlantic Blue color, and also comes with has HAC support. The battery on the inside is 3000mAh, and it is charged via a USBC interface, while Google Android 12 (Go Edition) is available out of the box. The full specifications of TCL ION Z is contained in the table below.

Full Specifications and Features


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network Bands HSDPA Bands: 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
4G Network Bands LTE band: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 26 / 28 / 38 / 40 / 66
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps


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Dimensions 146.3 x 71.63 x 10.2 mm
Weight ---
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM)


Display Type IPS touchscreen / 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches, (71.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (287 ppi density)


Operating System Android 12 (Go Edition)
Chipset Mediatek MT6761V Helio A22 (12 nm)
CPU Quad-core (2.0GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320


RAM + ROM 3GB + 32GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 128GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 5 MP main camera
Camera Features Autofocus / LED flash
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps,


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 2-megapixel,
Camera Features FaceID
Video Resolution 480p


Loudspeaker Yes, with single speakers
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack


Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS


Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery


Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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