Review by Realme Narzo 10: Performer in the budget segment, despite limitations

Chinese smartphone brand Realme Narzo made its debut on Monday with the launch of two smartphones – Realme Narzo 10 and Realme Narzo 10A. The series was originally planned to be launched at the end of March, but its release was delayed by India’s national blockade to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

We used Realme Narzo 10 for a while to see how it works on a daily basis. Now that the show is official, let’s see what we’ve found:

Design

The housing of the Realme Narzo 10 is mainly made of plastic, which makes it less attractive than the glass housings of many of its peers. However, it is durable, solid and has good ergonomics. It also has a better finish than other Realme smartphones that have a plastic design.

Realme Narzo 10 Realme is used to experiment with back coverings designed in gradient regardless of the material from which they are made. Realme Narzo 10 also has a back wall of degraded plastic. It reflects the vertical lines that converge when you turn the phone sideways. The back has a matt surface that makes it easier to grip and work with the phone, and the back is less sensitive to fingerprints and stains. However, without any protection, the back is susceptible to scratching.

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Realme Narzo 10 has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution (1600 x 720p). The display has a drop-shaped recess at the top that houses the front camera and the phone’s sensors. Although the display shows a limited number of edges on three sides, the bottom one is visible. The screen is covered with gorilla glass to protect it from scratches and accidental damage.

For an economical smartphone, the screen seems satisfactory, even exceptional. It has decent colors, angles and contrasts. However, the brightness is low, making it difficult to use in an outdoor environment with lots of direct sunlight. Although the screen is suitable for most everyday activities, the HD+ limits its usefulness, especially when it comes to multimedia and games.

Camera

At the back of the Realme Narzo 10 is a four-camera camera with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. On the front of the phone there is a 16 megapixel car sensor.

Realme Narzo 10 Besides the technical details, the main sensor of the phone is suitable for a cheap smartphone. It captures images with a dynamic range and a wealth of reasonable detail and produces natural colors. The ultra-wide-angle sensor is decent, but not the best in this segment; it struggles with dynamic range and detail. In low light conditions, both sensors have difficulty gripping the parts. Fortunately, the phone has a special night mode that extends the exposure time of the sensors to capture more light. Although night mode is important for low-light photography, it represents a compromise between detail and noise when determining the exposure value. The phone’s manual mode works very well for low-light shooting, but it may not work for everyone because it requires some knowledge of the camera’s manual settings.

Narzo 10 camera example Camera example: Basic

Narzo 10 camera example Camera example: Macro

Narzo 10 camera example Camera example: Basic

Narzo 10 camera example Camera example: HDR

The front camera is good for itself. But as with rear view cameras, it is difficult to work in low light and there is no night mode to artificially boost performance.

Narzo 10 camera example Camera example: Low brightness

Reservation: In view of the permanent restrictions on free movement in the country due to the Covid 19 flash, the Narzo 10 camera was tested under restricted access conditions. Conclusions may be wrong].

Battery performance and operating time

Realme has a long term partnership with MediaTek. His first smartphone was equipped with a MediaTek processor, and the Narzo 10 is another company phone that uses the MediaTek system on a chip. The phone is powered by the MediaTek G80 system on a paired crystal with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal memory.

Narzo 10 downloads RealmeUI based on the Android 10 operating system. The interface is a huge improvement over Oppo ColorOS 6, which it used in the previous generation of smartphones. It has a neat appearance and offers you several possibilities to adapt your skin to your taste. Still, it’s full of swelling.

Actual User Interface - Bloatware Actual User Interface – Bloatware

The phone is powerful and masters everyday tasks without a hitch. It is presented as a smartphone with a gambling budget and – in the default graphics settings – gets along well with popular graphics games such as PUBG and Asphalt 9. Not all games work with the best graphics settings, and media editing is slow.

Actual user interface - configuration interface Actual user interface – configuration interface

The phone is powered by a 5000 mAh battery that lasts for more than a day of regular use – a mix of calling, messaging, casual gaming, social networking, streaming media and internet browsing. The phone comes with a quick charger with a rated power of 18 W. It takes about three hours to fully charge the phone battery.

Judgement

With Rs 11,999 Realme Nazro 10 is an economical smartphone that scores the most squares. It has solid construction, attractive design, powerful cameras, good performance and long battery life. A phone would be a competent set if it had high resolution and a clear screen and better images in low light. Given the price, these restrictions cannot be ignored.