Compared to the previous years, realme Philippines has a lot of smartphones that are available right now that caters to the different wants and needs of their consumers and now, they have the Narzo series which is made for online-only market and with the realme Narzo 30A, this smartphone is made for gamers at heart.
Realme Narzo 30A Review: Design and hardware
The realme Narzo 30A is giving us a solid polycarbonate back with a diagonal textured pattern. Despite being plastic, the smartphone does feel solid to the hand and I do feel that it feels tough and the best part is that it doesn’t get smudges because of the polycarbonate build of the smartphone.
And since the smartphone got a large battery inside, the realme Narzo 30A got a little bit of thickness in here. Along with that is a heavy body on the smartphone which is taxing to the hand after playing on the smartphone for hours.
Below the smartphone is a USB Type-C port along with the microphone and the headphone jack. As for the charging, the smartphone comes with an 18W fast charging which will take some time before it can fully charge the smartphone.
At the back of the smartphone is where you can find the fingerprint scanner of the smartphone and it’s very noticeable in my usage. The placement of the fingerprint scanner however is placed a bit higher than I expected.
Realme Narzo 30A Review: Display
I didn’t expect that much when it comes to the display since the realme Narzo 30A is an affordable smartphone but we still got here a large 6.5-inch which is large enough for most people and I believe that is more than enough for most people and we also got here an HD resolution which isn’t the most ideal one but already expected for its price range.
The viewing angles of the smartphone is just fine and the colors are good but it’s not as sharp as I expected compared to other smartphones in Full HD+
Realme Narzo 30A Review: Battery life
The battery is one of the unique selling points of the smartphone and with the realme Narzo 30A, we’re getting here a 6000mAh battery which is large enough compared to most smartphones in the market right now, and in our PC Mark test, we got a whopping score of 14 hours and 47 minuteswhich is really good so do expect long hours of playing games on this baby.
In normal usage, the smartphone can probably last 2 days or more which is really good and long-lasting.
Realme Narzo 30A Review: Software and performance
Unlike the newer realme smartphones, the Narzo 30A still comes with realme UI 1.0 out of the box but you can expect a realme UI 2.0 update coming out later this year. It’s still running on Android 10 and it runs just fine but if you’re expecting for Android 11 features, well, you have to wait a few more months before we can get to that.
Just like before, the realme UI 1.0 on this comes with some applications but using it was smooth and I didn’t have any single problems when using the realme UI 1.0 on the smartphone.
Inside the smartphone is Helio G85 chip from MediaTek and also a 4GB of RAM. When it comes to benchmarks, the realme Narzo 30A scored as expected it to be. Check out the Antutu that we got on the realme Narzo 30A
The smartphone is powerful enough to handle casual games and of course, 3D heavy games would run on the smartphone but you’ll have to manage your expectations and you have to lower the graphics settings on the smartphone in order to play these games.
realme Narzo 30A Review: Camera
The camera of the realme Narzo 30A isn’t its strongest suit. The smartphone might look like it has a quad-camera setup but this is actually just a dual camera setup on the smartphone. It comes with a 13MP main camera along with 2MP B&W lens. For the selfies, there’s the 8MP front camera. Unfortunately, there’s no ultra-wide on this one so it’s a bit lacking for me but again, the smartphone is more on performance rather than a camera smartphone. Check out the shots that we took using the smartphone:
Realme Narzo 30A Review: Verdict
The realme Narzo 30A is a great smartphone for gaming if you’re on a budget. It packs 4GB of RAM which is pretty big and there’s the juicy 6000mAh battery that will power up your smartphone the whole day. It’s a great smartphone if you’re looking for those specialties on a smartphone.
The realme Narzo 30A is now available in the Philippines