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Realme Narzo 50i Prime in Nepal: Pick this budget phone for a trendy design (and nothing else)

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Realme Narzo 50i Prime has been officially launched in Nepal. Though it was available earlier in other parts of the world, it has just arrived here in Nepal. This is one of the many launches in Realme’s Narzo 50 series while there are other models like Realme Narzo 50, Realme Narzo 50A, Realme Narzo 50A Prime and Realme Narzo 50i already in the market. 

Realme Narzo 50i Prime is yet another budget offering from the company. It comes with a fresh and trendy design with a basic display setting. Having said that, nothing new can be expected from its camera or the battery. Its design is probably the only fancy thing while the rest of the specs are just basic. But then again, this is just a budget phone.

So let’s get into the details of Realme Narzo 50i Prime.

Specifications

DimensionsLength: 164.1 mm
Width: 75.6mm
Thickness: 8.5mm
Weight: 182 grams
Display6.5- inch IPS LCD, 400 nits
Resolution720x 1,600 pixels (270 PPI density)
OSRealme UI Go, Android 11
ChipsetUnisoc T612 (12nm)
GPUMali-G57
Storage32GB / 64GB
SD card slotDedicated
RAM3GB / 4GB
CameraFront: 5MP, f/2.2, HDR
Rear: 8MP, f/2.0, AF, HDR
AudioLoudspeaker
3.5mm headphone jack
SensorsLight sensor
Proximity sensor
Acceleration sensor
ColoursDark blue
Mint green
PriceRs 14,999 (3/32GB)
Rs 15,999 (4/64GB)

Design and display

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Realme Narzo 50i Prime has a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame build. Realme has marketed the back panel of it as “the stage light design”. It also has a trendy flat-back design, which is more in practice these days. The back panel of it also houses a single camera sensor, which is housed together with an LED flash. Overall, it has a neat design and hardly gives the feeling of a budget phone.

It weighs around 182 grams and measures a thickness of 8.5mm. It is available in dark blue and mint green colour options. Surprisingly, there is no fingerprint sensor on it. 

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On the front, there is a basic 6.50-inch IPS LCD display, which offers a resolution of 720*1,600 pixels and 270 PPI density. The display covers around 88.7 per cent of the body allowing a broader view of the media. Similarly, it can also achieve a typical brightness of up to 400 nits.

Cameras

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Realme Narzo 50i Prime comes with only basic camera settings. It offers an 8MP primary camera on the back with auto-focus (AF) and HDR features. It is also capable of recording videos in 1080p resolution at 30fps. While on the front is a 5MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 with an HDR feature, the video recording option on the front camera is limited to 720p resolution only. 

The camera modes on it include beauty, filter, HDR, panoramic view, portrait, time-lapse, expert and super night.

Performance and storage

Realme Narzo 50i Prime
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Realme Narzo 50i Prime runs on Realme UI Go based on Android 11. It should get at least two years of Android updates and up to three years of security updates. The phone is powered by Unisoc T612 (12nm) chipset while the graphical duties are handled by Mali-G57. Well, Realme has marketed that this octa-core processor can handle even demanding games, but let’s not get high hopes. 

It is currently available in two variants. The 3GB RAM variant is coupled with 32GB of internal storage while the 4GB variant has 64GB internal storage. It also offers a much-needed dedicated SD card slot to further expand the storage by up to 1TB. 

Battery life, connectivity and others

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Realme Narzo 50i Prime has a typical 5,000-mAh non-removable battery backup. It does not support fast charging and only has a 10W charger. However, the ultra-saving mode on it can be really useful for users. When it is extremely low on power, the users can enable this mode. By enabling this mode, it can provide up to 1.5 hours of WhatsApp chatting, up to 2.3 hours of voice calling and up to 4.1 hours of Spotify (as advertised). 

It supports dual sims with up to 4G network connections. Other connectivity options include Wifi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and radio. It uses a micro USB 2.0 cable for charging and wired pairing. For the audio, there is a single speaker on it and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well. 

The price of Realme Narzo 50i Prime is Rs 14,999 for 3/32GB and Rs 15,999 for the 4/64GB variant. 

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