Though there are a lot of smartphones in the sub 10K Rs. price bracket, the Realme Narzo 30A is an exciting offering.
Realme Narzo 30A Design
The Realme Narzo 30A has a unique design. With its plastic matte back it measures 164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm (6.48 x 2.99 x 0.39 in). The phone is slightly heavy (205g) due to the 6000mAh monster battery that it packs. It is offered in laser black and laser blue colors.
Realme Narzo 30A display
It has a 6.5 in 720p IPS LCD display with 81.7% screen-to-body ratio. The display is decent with its brightness maxing out at 570 nits. The ppi density is 270 and the aspect ratio is 20:9. Considering the price, the multimedia experience is okay.
Is Realme Narzo 30A good for gaming?
The Realme Narzo 30A is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) chipset and runs Android 10 with Realme UI One on top. The phone can run heavy games decently and it is playable at high settings, though not without frame drops. The phone will get updated to Android 11 very soon.
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
User Interface (UI)
Yes, there are a good amount of bloatware, most of which can be easily uninstalled. Also, there are promotional ads in the UI which can be reduced to a great extent by carefully setting-up the device (tick only the necessary boxes).
Is Realme Narzo 30A Camera good?
It has a 13MP dual camera set-up. The quality of the photos is good and it has lots of camera features in the stock app. It also records 1080p@30 fps.
Primary sensor:- 13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.12µm, PDAF
Secondary lens:- 2 MP B/W, f/2.4
It has a single 8MP selfie camera embedded in the tiny cutout at the center of the infinity-v display. The selfie camera also records 1080p@30 fps.
HDR and Panorama are available on both the front and rear cameras while there is no flash for the selfie shooter.
Storage and Memory
It comes in two variants:- 32GB+3GB RAM / 64GB 4GB RAM
The storage is expandable via microSD cards for which there is a dedicated microSDXC card slot. The storage type is eMMC 5.1 and the RAM type is LPDDR4X.
Connectivity and Sensors
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
Sensor include a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, proximity sensor, compass and accelerometer.
Realme Narzo 30A Battery Backup
The key highlight of the Realme Narzo 30A is its monster 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The charger is included in the box and also there is reverse charging facility available.
While companies like Samsung are shipping their premium A series smartphones with 15W adapter in the box, Realme is shipping their budget smartphone with 18W fast charging adapter in the box (sighs…).
Is Realme Narzo 30A worth buying?
The Realme Narzo 30A can be a good budget smartphone for you if you want a decent camera, high screen on time numbers and decent gaming all at just Rs. 10,000.