10.or (pronounced Tenor) is a new-age smartphone brand by the much popular e-commerce company, Amazon India. The company has been introducing some really great smartphones for the price which has created a tough competition for the budget-oriented smartphones. The 10.or G and E have gotten really popular since they have launched. So, here we compare the two smartphones and see whether the 10.or G is worth the extra money or not.
In terms of the specifications, 10.or G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor while the 10.or E has the Snapdragon 430 SoC at the heart of it. Both the smartphones feature a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The devices come in two different variants, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage while the other one on the G is 4GB+64GB and 2GB+16GB on the 10.or E. Storage on both the devices are expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. Under the hood, both the smartphones have a 4,000mAh battery powering up the internals. These smartphones run on stock Android 7.1.2 out of the box and will soon be updated to Android Oreo.
The 10.or E features a single 13-megapixel camera sensor at the back while the G comes with a 13-megapixel dual-camera setup at the back. The dual-camera setup on the 10.or G is not the best implementation in the market as it uses one RGB and one Monochrome sensor. People usually prefer to have a telephoto lens or a wide-angle lens in the secondary sensor. However, the G’s camera setup simply outperforms the 13-megapixel sensor on the E. Up front, the Tenor E comes with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter while the G, on the other hand, has a better performing 16-megapixel selfie snapper.
In the software department, the 10.or G and the E are more or less the same. Both the smartphones run on a stock version of Google’s Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The smartphones are expected to get the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. However, Tenor has been regular and promising when it comes to software updates. Since the launch of the smartphones, these devices have got 2-3 updates which included Google’s latest security patches as well as improvements to the system. The software experience and cameras have gotten better over the updates.
The 10.or E is powered by the Snapdragon 430 SoC while the G gets a powerful Snapdragon 626 process. Though some users might not notice much difference in performance during daily usage, however, when it comes to gaming or other processor demanding apps, the G will perform much smoother when compared to the E. Also, the Tenor G’s higher-end variant comes with 4GB of RAM which will help in a smooth multi-tasking experience.
The 10.or G is definitely worth the money as it outperforms the 10.or E in every segment. Apart from the performance and cameras, the Tenor G also looks and feels better in hand when compared to the 10.or E. The 10.or E is currently priced at Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB+32GB variant while the 3GB+32GB variant on the 10.or G is priced at Rs. 9,999. The roughly Rs. 3,000 price difference here gets you the same amount of RAM and storage but at the same time, it gives you a much better smartphone. However, if your needs are very basic and you do not play many games, then the 10.or E is a great option as you can save a couple of bucks there.