Metro by T-Mobile has combined with TCL to unveil the TCL Ion X smartphone at a hugely affordable price. The new model is viewed in some quarters as an incredibly cheap and extremely modest phone.

TCL ION X launched

The Ion X sports an incredibly outdated-looking design and low-level components. It has a 3,000mAh battery, a low-res 6-inch screen, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The ION X could be a hard sell even with its price, as its key performance parameters are lagging behind.

It has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The price of the smartphone may be a strong motivation to purchase but its features are quite underwhelming.

The new Metro by T-Mobile smartphone will run on Android 12. It is also propped as having all the latest features of the new OS. However, the phone falls short in many areas. It is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 processor.

The TCL Ion X has a USB Type-C port, microSD card slot, and headphone jack. These are basic features that are expected in any standard smartphone.

TCL ION X front

TCL Ion X Specifications

CPU: MediaTek Helio G25 MT6762V/CB, 2.0GHz Octacore

GPU: PowerVR GE8320

Display: 6 inches, HD + 1440 × 720 18:9


Storage: 32GB (microSD compatible up to 512GB )

Main camera: 13 MP

Front camera: 5 MP

OS: Android 12

Size: x x mm

Weight: g (6oz)

Battery: 3000mAh (10W)

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz 5GHz

Bluetooth: v5.1


Earphone Jack: Yes

Authentication Method: Face ID

Colors: Space Black

Others: VoLTE, nanoSIM


  • 2G bands: GSM 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • 3G bands: UMTS: Band II (1900), Band IV (1700/2100), Band V (850)
  • 4G bands: LTE 2, 4, 5, 12 (LTE for Roaming includes 25, 26, 41, 66, 71)

TCL Ion X Price and Availability


The Metro by T-Mobile TCL Ion X could have a bumpy reception in the market. This may be due mainly to its underwhelming parameters. There are several other well-kitted and affordable smartphones that will catch customers’ fancy.

The TCL Ion X will be among Metro’s most affordable phones with its $119.99 price tag.

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