Realme is about to launch yet another budget smartphone in Nepal after it launched Realme C55 back in April. Realme Narzo N55 is the latest launch from the Narzo series, which is already very popular in India and Nepal. The new phone is already released in India and is getting a good response for the price range.
The phone, however, is the rebranded version of Realme C55 with almost all the specs being similar with some changes in the design. Hence, its market performance is still questionable.
|Display type||IPS LCD|
|OS||Realme UI 4.0, Based on Android 13|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G88 (12nm)|
|Storage||64GB | 128GB|
|RAM||4GB | 6GB|
|Rear camera||Main camera: 64MP|
Depth sensor: 2MP
|Ports||3.5mm Headset Jack|
|Charging||33W SUPERVOOC Charge|
|Sensors||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor|
Magnetic induction sensor
|Colours||Prime black, prime blue|
|Price (expected)||Rs 20,000 (4/64GB)|
Rs 24,000 (6/128GB)
Design and display
Realme Narzo N55 boasts a design that closely resembles Realme C55, released a while ago in Nepal. The phone has a boxy design with a plastic back featuring a dual-tone matte shiny finish that gives it a stunning look. The back does not pick up obvious fingerprint smudges while the dual-camera setup is enclosed in the upper shiny curved box that highlights the camera rings.
It has a thickness of 7.89mm and a weight of 189.5 grams. The in-hand feel is very nice with a premium glass feel.
On the front, it has a hole-punch selfie camera and a mini capsule display, similar to iPhone 14 Pro’s dynamic island. It is a software rather than a hardware feature. The same feature was available in Realme C55, the first Android phone to have that feature.
It comes with a 6.72-inch 90Hz IPS LCD display. The resolution is 1080X2040 (FHD+) pixels and has a 20:9 aspect ratio. It boasts a peak brightness of 680 nits, which is pretty good under direct sunlight. It has a touch sampling rate of 180Hz and 16.7M screen colours.
Performance and storage
Under the hood, Narzo N55 packs a MediaTek Helio G88 chipset with an octa-core CPU that can reach up to 2.0GHz. The phone’s graphics are powered by ARM Mali-G52, which can easily handle day-to-day tasks like calls, messaging, social media, light gaming, and video streaming. It runs on the Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13.
Narzo N55 comes in two RAM options: 4GB and 6GB. The 6GB variant has an extra 6GB virtual RAM option, providing a total of 12GB RAM. It is also available in two storage options: 64GB and 128GB, paired with 4GB and 6GB RAM respectively.
On the back, it features a dual-camera setup with a 64MP AI primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The rear camera captures excellent photos in good lighting conditions, with several photography features, including AI beauty, filters, AI scene recognition, professional, night mode, panoramic view, portrait mode, street, HDR, 64MP mode, starry, Chroma boost, Bokeh flare portrait, and AI colour portrait.
The rear camera can record videos at 1080P/60fps, 1080P/30fps, 720P/60fps, and 720P/30fps. The 64MP sensor enables it to capture high-resolution and detailed photos and videos.
On the front, Narzo N55 has an 8MP AI selfie camera capable of recording videos up to 1080P/30fps and 720P/30fps. It also comes with several photography features, including beauty, filters, night mode, panoramic view, portrait mode, HDR, and AI scene recognition.
Battery and others
The phone houses a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W SUPERVOOC charging via the in-box charger. According to Realme, it can charge up to 50 per cent in just 29 minutes using the 33W charger. It has two nano card slots and a MicroSD card slot for the sim and extra storage, respectively.
It features several sensors, including a magnetic induction sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, and acceleration sensor. It comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a type-C port for charging and file transfer. For connectivity, it has Bluetooth 5.2 and 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi.
It comes in two colour options: prime black and prime blue.
Realme Narzo N55 is expected to cost Rs 20,000 for the 4/64GB option and Rs 24,000 for the 6/128GB option in Nepal.
Realme Narzo N55 and Realme C55 are the same with almost all the similar features. The only difference is their design and RAM options. Even being the same in terms of specs, people might have different perspectives on the design on which they choose. Either way, having the same specs, Realme Narzo N55 might do good in the budget smartphone category in Nepal.