When Realme launched its Narzo series earlier this season, the company said it had been meeting customer demand for low-cost phones with powerful processors, regardless if that meant compromises in the areas such as for example camera quality. The Narzo series was designed for a different audience, instead of a particular price segment, therefore some amount of overlap with other models was expected. However, the Narzo 10 and 10A ended up being renamed versions of the Realme 6i and C3 respectively with barely any differences. Now, we’ve the brand new Narzo 20, 20A, and 20 Pro – but will the same story play out?
The brand new Narzo 20 is incredibly like the Realme C12 and Realme C15 regarding design and features, and we’re struggling to start to see the segmentation with regards to specifications. It’s priced starting Rs. 500 less than the Realme C15 and will be offering an excellent processor but at the price tag on some potential compromises in terms of the cameras.
What’s happening here, and is Realme making things too confusing for buyers? Who can purchase among these models, and who can purchase the others? I’ll try to answer these questions in my own overview of the Realme Narzo 20.
Realme Narzo 20 price and specifications: Déjà vu?
The principal thing that sets the Realme Narzo 20 in addition to the C1x models is its better MediaTek Helio G85 processor. We did note some mildly sluggish performance from the Realme C12 and C15, designed to use the more modest Helio G35, in order that ought to be a needed improvement. The Narzo 20 ships with 4GB of RAM across variants, and you will select from 64GB and 128GB of storage, coming in at Rs. 10,499 and Rs. 11,499 respectively. For many people, double the storage will be totally worth the slight price increase.
The other huge difference is in the camera department. The Narzo 20 includes a 48-megapixel primary camera along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It’s surprising that another low-res unit wasn’t stuffed directly into earn the “quad camera” badge that works so well for marketing, but that’s not a practical loss so far as I’m concerned. The capacities that you do get have fairly wide appeal.
You can examine out Gadgets 360’s review for a complete rundown of the cameras on the Realme C12 and C15. Both have 13-megapixel primary cameras. Only the Realme C15 comes with an ultra-wide one, but lacks a macro camera that your lower-cost C12 has. In addition they both have 2-megapixel monochrome sensors but only the C15 includes a monochrome filter option in its camera app. As you may see, your options don’t specifically scale with cost in a logical fashion. You need to decide if the novelty monochrome and “retro” filters of the C15 interest you a lot more than having both macro and ultra-wide cameras.
Most other specifications are normal across all three models. The 6000mAh battery is of course a major feature, and you get 18W fast charging. Interestingly, the Narzo 20 includes a newer and convenient USB Type-C port while its cousins both require Micro-USB cables and chargers. All three models have identical dimensions and so are fairly chunky at 9.8mm thick, although Narzo 20 is officially one whole gram lighter compared to the others at 208g.
All three phones have the same display specifications but there is no telling whether Realme uses accurately the same panels. You get yourself a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600-pixel) panel with a waterdrop notch. There are independent slots for just two Nano-SIMs in addition to a microSD card, plus support for dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.
The Realme Narzo 20 includes a unique textured finish that the business calls its “victory design” style
Realme Narzo 20 design and usability: Chunky yet functional
Realme is now popular for recycling designs across models so that it should be no real surprise that the Narzo 20 looks and feels almost accurately exactly like its C-series cousins. It even will come in the same two colours, silver and blue. My Narzo 20 review unit may be the Victory Blue option, that includes a very light pastel tone. There’s chevron-like pattern that forms deep V shapes down the centre of the trunk, and they are slightly ridged giving the plastic panel some texture. You can view light play over the back as you tilt this phone in the hands.
The squarish camera module has three lenses and a flash, and there’s a fingerprint sensor centred on the trunk as well, which could possibly be only a little too much assuming you have small hands. Due to the fact this is a comparatively thick, chunky phone, it is not too hard to carry on to but you’ll feel its weight if you are used to presenting long conversations.
On leading, you have the most common tall screen with rounded corners, with relatively thick borders throughout especially the chin. Realme says it has used Gorilla Glass, however, not which version. My unit also had an adhesive screen protector pre-applied but there is no plastic case in the retail box. The energy and volume buttons are within reach on the proper.
Realme has done an excellent job with design overall. This phone doesn’t invariably feel very premium however the construction is solid. It isn’t too hard to put it to use with one hand because of the comfortable condition and non-slippe