TCL 40SE handset

TCL 40SE review

Announced back in January 2023, the TCL 40SE has gone on to impress smartphone users in a big way.
This 4G handset remains equipped with highly intuitive features, improving everything from its display clarity to how easy it is to use.
Our TCL 40SE review highlights the reasons you should consider buying this handset as your next mobile phone - and believe us, there are many!


Does effortless photography sound appealing to you? If so, then you’ll love the TCL 40SE’s 50MP rear camera, featuring a wide range of AI features to help your pics look superb with every snap.

Whether you’re taking low-light images or experimenting with macro photography, the TCL 40SE delivers exceptional clarity and detail.

Plus, the 8MP front camera features Auto Capture that detects your facial expressions while taking a selfie, allowing you to shoot without even tapping your finger!

Close-ups, scenic panoramas, silly videos for social media - the TCL 40SE’s cameras are more than up to the challenge.


Extra memory, extra convenience - that’s the aim of the TCL 40SE’s storage capacity.

128GB internal space allows you to store those precious memories with confidence. Shoot as many pics or record as longer videos as you like; this TCL has room for them all.

A dual SIM slot even grants expandable storage up to 1TB! We can’t see you ever running out of space on this phone, but if you do, the manufacturers have got your back with this handy feature.


Finding mobile phones with the best battery life can be tricky, but the TCL 40SE is robust enough to take you from dawn ‘til dusk - and with high usage, too.

A 5,010mAh battery copes with work tasks and fun downtime alike, while fast, intelligent charging means this phone gives you an added boost when you need it and doesn’t wear down easily.

Knowing when to charge that last 20% before your day begins, the TCL 40SE has longevity at the heart of its build.


Imagine a mega-sized 6.75-inch screen with pristine clarity and popping colours; that’s what you get every time you look at the TCL 40SE!

With this phone, you can watch what you love in cinematic quality and listen with dual stereo speakers for an enhanced experience. This is especially exciting if you’re a film and/or game enthusiast; the TCL 40SE has the display you’ve always dreamed of.

Eye care modes are available to support your screen time, and they adjust to suit the time of day, too. Whether it’s seeing clearly in bright sunlight or softening the contrast at bedtime, you’ll never have to worry about squinting again!


Inspired by nature, the TCL 40SE has been created to help you enjoy the beauty of your surroundings.

Whether you’re after subtle tones or playful hues that catch the light, the TCL 40SE stimulates the senses before you’ve even looked at the screen.

Available in two designs - Dark Grey and Twilight Purple - there’s an aesthetic for your personality.

Extra features

Some other benefits of the TCL 40SE include:

  • Secure, instant face unlock
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Audio jack, always handy if you use your phone for playing music
  • NFC (near-field communications) for quick, easy payments that are both contactless and card-free


Think the TCL 40SE fits your vibe? You can buy one with Asda mobile for £126.99.

Remember to pair your new phone with one of our great value monthly bundles or Pay As You Go plans, which offer amazing flexibility as well as quality.

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Now you can claim a £70 smartwatch when you buy the TCL 40SE with Asda mobile, so don’t miss out on this amazing offer!

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