Realme has been very active these past months. It has released a couple of smartphones including Realme C21Y, Realme 8i and their premium mid-range Realme GT Neo 2. Now, it has launched Realme Narzo 50A.
The company in fact has released two smartphones together: Narzo 50A and Narzo 50i, and both of them are budget smartphones that can be purchased under Rs 25,000. Between the two, the new Narzo 50A is relatively more premium. Yet, besides having a powerful 6000mAh battery, the phone might not attract people looking for a high number of features. Nonetheless, for a budget market, this phone proves a fair deal.
Let’s get the details on the phone.
|Dimension||Height: 164.5mm |
Weight: 207 grams
|Display||6.5-inch IPS LCD 570 nits|
|OS||Android 11, Realme UI 2.0|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G85 (12nm)|
|Card slot||Yes (dedicated)|
|Camera||Rear: 50MP, f/1.8 |
2MP, f/2.4 (depth)
2MP. f/2.4 (macro)
Front: 8MP, f/2.0
|Sound||Loudspeakers and 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Colours||Oxygen blue and oxygen green|
|Battery||6000mAh, Li-Po |
18W fast charging
|Sensors||Rear-mounted fingerprint, magnetic induction, light sensor, proximity, acceleration|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz |
|Price||Rs 19,499 (4/64GB)|
Rs 21,199 (4/128GB)
What’s inside the box?
- Realme Narzo 50A
- USB type-C cable
- 9V2A Adapter
- SIM card needle
- Screen protect Film
- Quick start guide
- Important product information (including the warranty card)
Design and display
Realme Narzo 50A has a glass front, polycarbonate back and a plastic frame. The back has a matte texture that avoids the fingerprints to stay there and makes the phone smudge-free. The rear also mounts the camera setup as well as fingerprint sensor and the Narzo branding. At the front is the water-drop style notch that houses a single camera. The fingerprint sensor on the back is placed a bit higher than usual and it works fast. It weighs around 207 grams.
There is a 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display on the phone. With an 88.7% screen-to-body ratio, the maximum resolution is 720*1,600 pixels. The maximum brightness the phone can reach is 570 nits.
Realme Narzo 50A houses a 50MP AI triple camera setup on its back while it has a single 8MP camera at the front. Accompanying the 50MP main camera at the rear end are 2MP portrait and 2MP macro lenses. Cameras both on the front and rear can capture videos in 1080p only while the rear allows you to capture in 60fps. It has different camera modes like night mode, slo-mo, time-lapse, pro mode, ultra macro and 50M.
Performance and battery life
Realme Narzo 50A runs on Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. The phone is powered by a Helio G85 gaming processor. The graphics on the phone is handled by Mali-G52 MC2 and it has an Octa-Core CPU. Unfortunately, this is the same chipset that powered its predecessor.
The battery backup is huge on Narzo 50A. It boasts a 6,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. This can be great for binge-watching, having a gaming session and surfing YouTube videos without worrying much about the battery life. With this power, you can enjoy 53 days of standby time, 48 hours of call time, 27 hours of YouTube, 111 hours of Spotify and eight hours of gaming.
The phone can be charged with an 18W fast charger, and the phone also supports reverse charging. But, you need an OTG cable for that. And even when you are low on battery, the phone has a super power saving mode that gives you 144 minutes of call time on 5% power.
Storage, connectivity and price
Realme Narzo 50A comes in two storage variants. While the RAM on the phone is 4GB on both variants, the internal storage comes with a 64GB or a 128GB variant. There is also a dedicated slot for a microSD card in case you want to expand the storage of your phone.
For connectivity, the phone supports dual wifi, USB 2.0 cable and Bluetooth 5.0. The phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio connectivity.
The price of Realme Narzo 50A is Rs 19,499 for 4/64GB and Rs 21,199 for 4/128GB variant.