It seems that Realme is continuous its technique from final yr by bombarding the Indian smartphone area with new launches at brief intervals. The corporate has unveiled three smartphones below the Realme 9 sequence to this point this yr, and we’re barely into March. Now we’re going to see a brand new gadget as a part of the price range Narzo lineup. I bear in mind the Realme Narzo 50a (Overview) was reviewed in September final yr and after a hiatus of virtually 5 months, the previous Oppo sub-brand is including to the sequence. I’ve Realme Narzo 50 which value begins from Rs 12,999 for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The overlapping of Realme’s signature numbers and the Narzo sequence’ is nothing new, so it’s as much as us reviewers to distinguish the 2 product lineups based mostly on worth for cash. Is it clever to spend cash on the Narzo 50 or are there higher choices than the stables of Xiaomi, POCO and even Realme itself? I will attempt to reply these questions on this full evaluate of the gadget.
Narzo 50 is properly priced given the options supplied. It misses out on an OLED panel and an ultra-wide shooter, but it surely makes up for with its succesful show and comparatively user-friendly software program expertise.
The outside construct of the Narzo 50 matches the final assortment of price range telephones out there. Innovation in that regard has remained largely stagnant, with a couple of notable exceptions. A full unibody polycarbonate building welcomes my palms with a clean, matte-like really feel that does not hinder fingerprints properly. There’s a carbon fiber-like sample on the again which appears to be like cool in daylight. As for the remainder of the design, it’s just about the identical because the earlier Narzo telephone. There is a side-mounted energy button cum fingerprint sensor together with USB C, 3.5mm headphone jack and a speaker grille on the backside. The amount rocker and SIM card slot sit on the correct. The triple digital camera and LED flash module are organized in a matrix format, whereas the housing is generally flush with the chassis. By way of weight, I discovered that the 194g mass of the telephone is evenly distributed all through the gadget, making it fairly snug to carry, a truth that’s borne out by the sleek curves on the again that meet the rails. General, the design of the Narzo 50 does not utterly impress me, however contemplating the value, it might be silly to ask for extra.
Now coming to the show, Realme has included a 6.6-inch IPS LCD panel with FHD+ decision, giant bezels, a big however largely unobtrusive punch gap on the top-right, and as much as 120Hz refresh fee. Since that is an LCD display screen, the viewing angles should not that nice and the colour profiles are usually lower than that of a standard OLED show. Nonetheless, the general viewing expertise is okay so far as the Narzo 50 is anxious. Widevine L1 certification, one thing the Narzo 50A lacks, is current and ensures HD content material on the OTT platform. There are a bunch of show customizations that may fine-tune the display screen to the person’s preferences. Backlight bleeding is seen across the punch-hole, however it’s not a trigger for concern. I used to be very happy with the telephone’s capacity to take care of a full 120Hz refresh fee in supported apps and the interface basically. Brightness ranges appear to be passable for indoor use, although I did face some issue in studying the display screen within the afternoon solar.
The triple cameras on the gadget are heralded by a 50MP main sensor together with the same old macro and depth shooters, whereas the entrance of the telephone homes a 16MP selfie shooter. The reasonably priced section is slowly getting a greater grip on computational pictures, as in vivid daylight, it is simpler to get greater than a very good image. I’ve my reservations in regards to the exclusion of an ultra-wide shooter for the overused and, in my view, redundant depth sensor. Nonetheless, the final daylight publicity from the primary digital camera was enough in my view. Dynamic vary is not the very best with some shadowy areas not uncovered appropriately however photographs are serviceable sufficient. Particulars on common 12.5MP pixel-binned photographs are ok that I usually discovered no want to make use of the total 50MP mode. Indicators of overprocessing have been seen in some eventualities, most of which have been in low gentle. Night time-time pictures is not one of many Narzo 50’s robust fits, but it surely actually should not be shocking. Barring a couple of telephones, the low-light picture seize functionality within the reasonably priced section nonetheless wants work. Principally my points centered round specializing in movement and overexposure to areas with assisted lighting. Devoted Night time Mode labored rapidly however was defective in processing particulars appropriately. All of that is to say that the low-light digital camera expertise is not unhealthy, however there are areas it may do with enchancment.
Macro and depth sensors had a superficial use case after I was testing the Narzo 50. I believe the previous has higher potential to be used than the latter. HDR kicked in robotically in varied capturing circumstances and I stored AI Shade Enhancement turned off to forestall colour saturation from degrading. The telephone can report a most of 1080p video at 30fps, even with ultra-steady stabilization that makes use of EIS. On the entrance, the 16MP selfie digital camera clicks detailed selfies with pores and skin tones that have been pretty correct, although there is a good bit of overprocessing.
By way of processing, the MediaTek Helio G96 is the choice to silicon on the Narzo 50, as it’s on many different smartphones on this class. Mainly, the Narzo 50 will not lag behind or stutter below reasonable to low workloads. What I imply is that your regular smartphone utilization is unlikely to hinder leaping between apps, utilizing a number of tabs in Chrome, and looking social media. The telephone has 6GB of RAM which could be additional expanded as much as 5GB utilizing digital RAM through inner storage. It is all the time good to have 11GB of reminiscence to play with on a smartphone, even when it’s kind of overkill. The 128GB UFS 2.1 storage could be expanded as much as 1TB utilizing a microSD card. After all, gaming, particularly bgmi, With balanced graphics attaining a most of 45fps on the gadget would not be an especially thrilling endeavor.
There’s a single bottom-firing speaker unit within the gadget which sounds very loud but additionally cracks a bit. The fingerprint sensor is quick and works successfully. There isn’t any 5G on the Narzo 50, although I am positive Realme can be trying to launch a 5G particular model of the telephone. The 4G velocity is sort of good as is the connectivity on the Jio community of Noida. As for software program options, the telephone runs Realme UI 2.0 based mostly on Android 11. As I discussed in earlier opinions of the Realme telephone, the corporate’s implementation of the Android pores and skin has improved quite a bit over time. The brief story right here is that, barring numerous bloatware, most of which could be uninstalled, RealmeUI is intuitive and user-friendly. Nonetheless, the shortage of Android 12 when Android 13 is on the horizon is a bitter spot for me. Look is built-in into the telephone’s lockscreen and you may customise it to view the content material you want, together with information and sports activities updates, video games, and extra. One of the best half is that Look doesn’t devour information when it’s not in use.
The Realme Narzo 50 packs a 5,000mAh battery built-in with 33W charging assist. This can be a fairly customary capability cell at this value level and works as anticipated. Throughout my time with the gadget, I used to be ending most days with as much as 40 % juice within the tank. Admittedly, I did not spend my day gaming on the gadget, however I do not suppose customers will discover a lot enjoyment in GPU-intensive duties anyway. For 33W charging, it took about 90 minutes for the battery to go from 0 to one hundred pc through the USB C port.
By way of total cost-per-money, I believe you are getting what you are paying for, aside from the OLED panel or the ultra-wide sensor. The pertinent query is whether or not it is best to drop the additional Rs 500 and purchase the Redmi Notice 11 (Overview) for Rs 13,499. I believe the reply is sure, particularly if you happen to desire a greater show, higher total design, and a digital camera expertise that does not skimp on particulars. Nonetheless, if its efficiency and clear UI appeals to you, the Narzo 50 is the best way to go.
Editor’s Score: 3.5/5
- good efficiency
- good digital camera efficiency in daylight
- clean efficiency
- Nonetheless on Android 11. is on
- Depth sensor serves small function