May 19, 2020
Realme Narzo 10 smartphone
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Realme has announced the Narzo series in India earlier this month to target younger users who demand a good mix of performance, camera quality, and aesthetics from their phone but operating within a slim budget.
Debuting the Narzo series are Narzo 10 and the Narzo 10A, both of which are powered by MediaTek’s G Series chipsets.
Realme Narzo 10 design
The Realme Narzo 10 is a rebranded version of the Realme 6i with a rather premium-looking design for the rear which is pretty much overutilized on other Realme models.
It is built with a glass front, a plastic back sandwiched by a matte metallic frame which makes its stylish.
On the stripe plastic back is a vertical pill-shaped camera module which sits on the top left housing an array of quad cameras, a LED flash beside it, a fingerprint scanner at the center half and the branded logo at the bottom left.
On the front is a 6.5-inch “Mini-drop” HD+ display with a small waterdrop-style cut-out on the top with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The device measures 164.4 x 75.4 x 9 mm in dimensions, a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixel with a relatively hefty weight of 199 g and the screen has an aspect ratio of 20:9.
It is available in Green Tea and White Milk colour options.
The quad-camera setup is identical to that on it’s younger sibling, Realme 5s.
The primary camera is equipped with a 48MP shooter which pixel bin to 12MP by default, coupled with an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP fixed-focus macro camera, and lastly, a 2MP depth sensor.
You can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps, slow-mo video while photos can be captured in Panorama and HDR mode.
The waterdrop notch on the front houses a single 16MP sensor for selfies and video calls.
Hardware and software
The focal point of this budget smartphone is its octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, which is meant to be targeted at ardent gamers along with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, which is more powerful than the Helio G70 processor on the Realme Narzo 10A and less powerful to Helio G90T on Realme 6 and Helio P65 SoC on the Galaxy A31 and Vivo Y19.
The smartphone runs on Realme UI 1.0 which is easy to operate with all the nifty features on top an Android 10.0 operating system.
The smartphone packs a 4GB of RAM with a relatively generous internal storage of 128GB UFS 2.1 storage which can be extended with the help of a dedicated slot. The overall performance of the Realme Narzo 10 isn’t bad at all.
The dual SIM smartphone supports the 4G LTE connectivity together with Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port. Itand 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Wi-Fi 802 and USB On-The-Go.
One of the best features of the Realme Narzo 10 is its massive 5000mAh battery which can last over a days on normal usage. It supports an 18W fast charging capable of juicing your battery from 0 to 100% in about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Realme 10 Price and Availability
The Realme Narzo 10 is available and sells at $170, which is about 65,658 Naira, 18,192 Kenyan Shillings, 984 Ghana Cedi.
The smartphone is designed game oriented users with decent cameras, great battery and great value for money.
The Smartphone is not a terrible phone neither is great either, and brings nothing special to the table. Rather it is tagged a decent phone.
The Narzo 10 comes with a boring display which is not a full HD, although large enough.
For affordability, the phone comes highly recommended, but If you can stretch your budget a little more, you might want to consider the Galaxy M21, Redmi Note 8.and the Redmi Note 9 Pro instead or the Realme 6 which is a real steal at its price.