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RealMe Narzo 50 5G Review with Pros and Cons: But Why?

RealMe Narzo 50 5G Review
RealMe Narzo 50 5G Review

Realme Narzo 50 5G is a straight-up re-brand of Realme 9 5G and both of these phones are available at the same Rs 15999 price tag. Fun fact, RealMe cut down some of the features from Narzo 50 5G.

I understand, if RealMe re-brand OPPO or even Vivo smartphones but now, they’re re-branding their own smartphone still, let’s review the Narzo 50 5G and find out whether you should spend Rs 15999 or not?

The RealMe Narzo 50 5G price in India starts from Rs 15999 for 4GB Ram + 64GB storage while 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 16999, another 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage is available at Rs 17999. The device comes in Hyper Blue and Hyper Black color options and it will go for sale on 24th May 2022 via Amazon at noon.

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RealMe Narzo 50 5G Review

No, RealMe Narzo 50 5G is not worth buying because the device only has one good thing which is MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor other than that, it’s a decent smartphone but still, RealMe is charging Rs 15999 which is not acceptable at all.

The phone comes with 48MP + 2MP Rear cameras and 8MP front cameras. Let me get things very clear, the device doesn’t have good cameras, you will be disappointed with the camera quality.

I have said many times, that most of the 5G smartphones under Rs 20000 don’t come with good cameras, to get better cameras, you will have to go with a 4G smartphone.

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It’s like, to get something, you will have to lose something.

The MediaTek Dimensity 810 is a good processor and you will be able to play most of the mobile games without any issue but expect to play at extreme graphics.

Also, the RealMe Narzo 50 5G has that good-old waterdrop notch but a huge bottom chin which is a huge letdown because we’re in 2022 and yet, the waterdrop notch design exists at a 16k price.

Overall, if you can, stay away from the RealMe Narzo 50 5G, don’t buy a smartphone just because there is a 5G tag attached to it.

RealMe Narzo 50 5G Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
MediaTek Dimensity 810 ProcessorBit Pricey
Stereo SpeakersAverage Front Cameras
Android 12 Out of the BoxNight Images doesn’t come out good
SD-card SlotRear Cameras need improvement
33W Charging SupportWaterDrop Notch
7 5G BandsPlastic Uni-Body
8 Third-Party Pre-Installed apps
Ads in the UI
Big Front-Bottom Chin

Display

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Most of the smartphones under Rs 20000 come with a punch-hole display but RealMe is like, we don’t do that here…

The RealMe Narzo 50 5G comes with a 6.60-inches 90Hz LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels and a pick brightness of 600 nits.

Now, RealMe didn’t say what kind of display protection they have used on the front side while the frame, as well as the rear, is made out of plastic. It does have widevine L1 support which means, you will be able to stream FHD+ content on OTT platforms.

As the phone has an LCD display, RealMe has added a fingerprint sensor on right-wide which works great as usual. The display is also bright, and 600 nits help a lot under the sunlight.

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Design is subjective, some people will love the design and some will hate it.

On the rear side, Realme has done a great job, it looks refreshing but when it comes to the front, it feels like, we’re using the 2019 smartphone. Yes, the waterdrop notch doesn’t look that great while it also has a huge bottom chin too.

Overall, RealMe has used good quality LCD panel but they should have gone with a punch-hole display. Also, the phone is available at 16k, and at this price, RealMe should have given the AMOLED panel.

Performance

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We have seen MediaTek Dimensity 810 processors in quite of few smartphones and all of the smartphones have worked great whether it’s gaming or day-to-day life but again, the MediaTek Dimensity 810 is not a gaming processor, so expect to play games like BGMI at higher graphics.

The phone runs on RealMe UI 3.0-based on Android 12. Now, as this is a RealMe smartphone, it has tons of pre-installed applications which can be uninstalled but it’s not a good user experience.

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Also, some of RealMe’s Stock application has ads that can be disabled by going to the setting menu. Now, if you don’t have any idea how to disable the hot apps & hot games then you will get ads here and there till you use the RealMe Narzo 50 5G.

Here, if mobile brands want to pre-installed third-party apps then that’s okay but they should disable the UI ads by default for a better user experience.

RealMe has also added 7 5G bands which will help whenever 5G launches in India and in your city.

Overall, the MediaTek Dimensity 810 is a powerful processor and you won’t face any kind of problems while using the smartphone in day-to-day life.

Cameras

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Hold your breath because I’m about to tell you the camera setup of RealMe Narzo 50 5G.

The device comes with a 48MP primary sensor + 2MP depth sensor while there is an 8MP selfie shooter on the front. Both the rear as well as the front cameras can shoot videos at [email protected] while non of the sensor has the OIS support.

This will be the shortest mobile camera review, so read very carefully…

The 48MP sensor takes some good images under the sunlight or when there is a good light but when it comes to low light, the images come out with lots of noise, even night mode doesn’t help much.

As you already know, the phone doesn’t have an ultra-wide lens while if you can, ignore the 2MP depth sensor…

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That 8MP front camera is there for showcase only because most of the images come out white, there are no details while if you’re taking selfies under the sunlight then sometimes, it messes up with dynamic range too.

The videos also come out decent, there is shakiness to the videos but that was expected as there is no OIS support.

Overall, for the price of Rs 15999, the phone has average cameras. RealMe needs to work a lot on the cameras to justify the Rs 15999 price tag, don’t just buy a smartphone because it looks good from the outside or it has a bigger sensor…

Audio Quality

So as I have said, RealMe has borrowed something from RealMe 9 5G but they didn’t borrow the speaker which is a good thing.

The RealMe Narzo 50 5G has a stereo speaker which works fine, no issues there. Its dual speakers, so can’t complain much.

It also has a secondary noise cancellation microphone. The RealMe Narzo 50 5G does have carrier aggregation support.

As this is a budget smartphone, Realme has added a 3.5mm audio jack. Overall, you will be more than happy with the microphones and even with the dual speakers too.

Battery Life

The RealMe Narzo 50 5G comes with a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The 33W charger will take about 59 minutes to charge from 0 to 100%.

The MediaTek Dimensity 810 is not a power-efficient processor but still, the 5000mAh battery will last for about a day, depending on how you use the smartphone in day-to-day life.

RealMe Narzo 50 5G FAQs

RealMe Narzo 50 5G Review

Q: Does RealMe Narzo 50 5G 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: Yes.

Q: What kind of display panel does RealMe Narzo 50 5G have?

A: It has a 6.60-inches 90Hz LCD display.

Q: What is the pick brightness of the RealMe Narzo 50 5G?

A: The RealMe Narzo 50 5G has 600 nits of Pick brightness.

Q: How many OS updates will RealMe Narzo 50 5G will get?

A: RealMe has also promised two years of OS updates and three years of security updates.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the RealMe Narzo 50 5G?

A: It has a 90hz screen refresh rate.

Q: Does RealMe Narzo 50 Pro has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many 5G bands does RealMe Narzo 50 5G has?

A: RealMe Narzo 50 7 5G Bands.

Q: Does RealMe Narzo 50 5G has stereo speakers?

A: Yes.

Q: Does RealMe Narzo 50 5G Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: Does RealMe Narzo 50 5G has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes.

Q: Does RealMe Narzo 50 5G has NFC Support?

A: No.

Q: Does RealMe Narzo 50 5G have fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has 33W wired fast charging support.

Q: Does RealMe Narzo 50 5G comes with a charger in the Box?

A: Yes, RealMe has provided a 33W charger in the Box.

Q: Does RealMe Narzo 50 5G have carrier aggregation support?

A: Yes.

Q: Alternatives of RealMe Narzo 50 5G?

Verdict

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I think, you already know the answer but still,

Stay far far away from the RealMe Narzo 50 5G, if you can add two thousand to your budget and go with RealMe 9 Pro 5G. Now, if you don’t want to spend more than Rs 16000 then you can also consider the Moto G51 5G or even RealMe 9 5G too.

Reasons to Buy RealMe Narzo 50 5G?

The only two reasons why you should buy RealMe Narzo 50 5G are, 5G support and MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor other than that, there is no a single reason why you spend Rs 15999 on Narzo 50 5G

Reasons to Not Buy RealMe Narzo 50 5G?

There are many reasons to not buy RealMe Narzo 50 5G starting from the average cameras, plastic uni-body, ads in the UI, pre-installed third-party apps, videos doesn’t come out good, that old waterdrop notch display and still, RealMe is charging Rs 15999 which is not acceptable at all.

Still, if you’re confused or have any kind of question then let me know in the comments, I would love to help you out…

RealMe Narzo 50 5G Specifications

Launch Date18 May 2022
First Sale24th May 2022 via Amazon at noon
Display6.60-inches FHD+ LCD Panel
Screen-to-body ratio: 90.7%
180Hz touch Sampling rate
90Hz refresh rate
400 PPI density
600 nits pick the brightness
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Dimensions163.8 x 75.1 x 8.1 mm
BuildGlass front,
plastic frame,
plastic back
Rear Camera48 MP Primary Sensor
2 MP Depth

[email protected]
Front Camera8MP
[email protected]
ProcessorMediaTek MT6833P Dimensity 810 (6 nm)
GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 &
6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
OSRealMe UI 3.0 – Android 12
5G SupportYes, 7 5G Bands
NFCNo
AudioStereo Speakers
3.5mm Audio Jack
Battery5000mAh
33W fast wired Charging Support
0% to 50% in 31 minutes
USB Type-C 2.0
SensorsMagnetic Induction Sensor
Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Gyro-meter
Acceleration Sensor
Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Card SlotHybrid Slot
Weight190 Gram
ColorHyper Blue, Hyper Black
Model Number‎RMX3571
India Price4GB Ram + 64GB Storage: Rs 15,999
6GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 16,999
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 17,999
Available atAmazon IN

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