The Narzo 50 series has been growing aggressive lately and one of their latest addition is the realme Narzo 50A Prime. This smartphone aims to be part of their affordable Narzo 50 lineup but it does offer some fresh features in the Narzo series including a good design and a Unisoc processor. Check out what we think about the smartphone in our review below:

realme narzo 50A Prime Review: Design and hardware

As for the design of the smartphone, the realme Narzo 50A Prime is one of the best in the series. Of course, it doesn’t lose the narzo and realme DNA on the smartphone as we got here a narzo logo at the back and a camera module that has a layout similar to the realme and narzo brothers. 

The smartphone does have a sleek design because of its glossy flat back along with the flat frame of the smartphone. Actually, the flat design of the smartphone is giving the smartphone a more premium and iPhone-like vibe.

As for the buttons, the smartphone has a power button that also acts as the fingerprint scanner on the right side and then there’s the volume rocker on the other side of the smartphone. Below, there’s the USB-C port and also the speaker grill, and the headphone jack.

As for the ergonomics, the smartphone does have flatter sides which makes it harder to hold, and honestly, it wasn’t the best feeling that one can get when holding the smartphone so a case would be really nice on this one.

As for the battery, the smartphone comes with a 5000mAh battery inside and it comes with a measly 18W of charging which isn’t much. In PC Mark Work 2.0 Battery test, we got a score of 18 hours and 21 minutes which is really great. 

realme narzo 50A Prime Review: Display

The display of the smartphone is fairly large as we got here a 6.6-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution along with the notch at the top of the smartphone. The display is not so special as this one doesn’t have a higher refresh rate but the colors of the display is fine.

The display of the smartphone is quite responsive as well so playing games with it was fine and since this is a large display, it’s perfect for watching videos and also for playing games.

realme narzo 50A Prime Review: Software and performance

For the software of the smartphone, it runs on realme UI R Edition based on Android 11 and I find it responsive and also clean. Everything was quite fine when I used it and there are only a few bloatware included in the smartphone.

As for the performance, the smartphone uses a UNISOC T612 processor along with 4GB LPDDR4X RAM. It’s a quite new processor and honestly, it’s definitely not the best out there in its price range. While the numbers are just fine, we noticed that the SoC needs some improvements in the 3D/gaming segment. Check out the benchmarks that we used on the smartphone:

We tried Genshin Impact on the smartphone and the smartphone was able to run the game, it might not be enjoyable for everyone but it is playable in most parts but don’t expect the best graphics on the smartphone. We were also able to run League of Legends: Wild Rift on the smartphone at the highest graphics settings but I recommend setting at the lowest settings to get better frames. 

realme narzo 50A Prime Review: Camera

The cameras of the realme narzo 50A Prime are a 50MP main camera along with 2MP macro and 2MP mono camera and honestly, I only find the 50MP main camera of the smartphone the sensible and useful one. The quality? It really isn’t good. Check out the shots that we took using the smartphone:

realme narzo 50A Prime Review: Verdict

The realme narzo 50A Prime is made for people who wants a stylish smartphone. The design and the frame of the smartphone are really solid and it’s definitely a looker however, the processor isn’t its strongest suit along with its camera. The battery of the smartphone is something that I really appreciate as well as we got here a very long battery life. But overall, there are a lot of smartphones in its price range and the competition on this one is really tough. The smartphone is now available for Php7,299


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