THL T200C Review Unboxing! Giant 6.0″ LCD Phablet
Over the last few days we’ve been putting the THL W200S through the paces. It’s been one of the better phones we’ve reviewed over the last month. Now arrived is the THL T200C, a huge 6.0″ LCD phablet. Featuring an MTK6592 SoC with extra features such as NFC, OTG.
As with the THL W200S, the THL T200C includes a ribbon style headphone cord. We like that. It adds a slight bit of character to the package.
Also included were a couple of NFC tags. Thoughtful of THL.
USB and standard charger were included.
Unfortunately there was no extra battery or any sort of case.
Also included were a colorized quick start guide. A nice touch by THL.
Outside the Phone
The front of the phone presented nothing striking about it. The corners are thankfully more square than rounded. Unlike the H9008, THL has omitted capacitive control buttons opting for virtual buttons instead. We like this move. It’s one less thing to go wrong with the phone and potentially saves space for extra screen or less phone. This is how Android is meant to be used as is evident by their Nexus design.
The rear of the phone has a textured back that shuns fingerprints and gives the phone a bit of grip. We like the back more than the H9008 which tried hard to pretend to be leather, but was in fact plastic.
We don’t like the ‘Technology Happy Life’ printed on the back. It’s corny and strange. Not a big deal, but would like to see it gone.
The buttons were firm and had a solid click to them.
Inside the Phone
The inside looked good. The first thing we notice when opening her up was the huge solid black matte face of the battery. The battery in the T200C is huge, and it’s surprising it’s only 2500mA, but there it is. We’re looking to see how well it fairs in our on-screen tests. If it does anywhere near as well as the THL W200S with battery, it will be a winner. What we’re hoping for is 4.5-5.0 hours onscreen standard use.
The phone has two IMEI as opposed to a single IMEI shared by both SIMs. For 99% of countries, this doesn’t matter too much, but some countries with carriers who are strict about this kind of thing, it could be an issue having the same IMEI for two different SIMs on the same carrier. This won’t be an issue with the THL T200C since it has two IMEI. One for each SIM.
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All in all, the THL T200C presents a very good appearance. It would be nice to see THL have done something a bit their own style, but as it is the phone looks fine. If you’re a Samsung Note fan, you’ll likely love it. We like the back which laughs off fingerprints and the squarish corners are a step up from last year’s rounded designs.
It would have been cool to have included an extra battery or some sort of case, but this isn’t a huge detractor or reason not to consider the phone.
We’ll be putting this phone through the paces and will be back with the first part of the review within the next day or so.
Further viewing and reading
- THL T200C Review Specifications
- THL T200C YouTube Unboxing
- THL T200C YouTube Review
- THL T200C Review Pictures