5G mobile phones are becoming more and more important in the Indian market, which makes sense to a certain extent, as the country is preparing to adopt next-generation cellular broadband. After only high-end devices are known, 5G functions have only entered low-cost and mid-range phones for a few months. Realme is actively launching 5Gready smartphones, such as Narzo 30 Pro 5G, Realme X7 5G (review), Realme 8 5G (review) and other smartphones already on sale. Starting today, with the launch of Realme Narzo 30 5G, another device can be added to the 5G product line. You should know that the device also has a 4G version. Starting at Rs 15,999, it becomes one of the most affordable 5G phones on the market together with Realme 8 5G. Based on previous considerations, there seems to be no difference between the two or apart from the design. Let’s see if Narzo 30 5G is worth the investment, or if it is just another attempt by Realme to fill the smartphone budget space.
An Overview of Realme Narzo 30 5G Review
Narzo 30 5G is an improved Realme 8 5G with a slightly different design and a basic variant with higher RAM options. Although the device provides good performance and good software, there are still many shortcomings in the phone’s feel and night photography functions.
Full Specifications of Realme Narzo 30 5G
A look at Narzo 30 5G reveals common Realme design elements that are also very prominent in the Realme 8 series: the rectangular lip of the camera body, the glossy polycarbonate design, the side fingerprint sensor, the thickness of 8.5 mm, and the location of the headphone jack. The 3.5 mm, USBC connector and speaker grille are exact replicas of Realme 8 5G.
The size and weight of the two phones are also the same. The main difference is the continuous racing texture stripes. From the camera to the bottom of the Narzo 30 5G. It retains the feel of the buttons, and retains a triple slot for two NanoSIM cards and a microSD card.
In terms of optics, there is a three-camera setup, including a 48MP main camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth camera. The 4G device variant also has the same camera settings as the Realme 8 5G. A brief description of the Narzo 30 5G visualization options.
- Decent daylight photography with bright colors and medium dynamic range. In some cases, the details are too sharp and the exposure is not handled properly. The macro function is better than expected, and the portrait mode works well. Only when the subject is blocked by sunlight.
- Shooting with light is not very good: When the ambient light around the subject is dark, the image becomes grainy. Excessive focus is very obvious and will remove details. Cleaning in night mode is average and requires more fine-tuning.
- This phone has a 16 MP sensor that can take selfies with lighter skin tones and clearer functions.
The Dimensity 700 5G chipset that powers mobile phones is a very powerful SoC in this price range and is also present in Realme 8 5G. More is relatively easy: the basic version of Narzo 30 5G is 6 GB of DDR4X RAM (the basic version of Realme 8 5G comes with 4 GB of RAM). Dynamic RAM expansion function that promises to increase the amount of RAM.
There is also 5 GB, using part of the internal memory, storage options are 64 GB and 128 GB, in line with UFS 2.1 standards. I am running the Early Access version of Battlegrounds Mobile India on my device, and I am able to run Ultra Frame speed settings with balanced graphics settings. After an hour of uninterrupted gaming, I noticed that the frame rate fluctuates slightly as the device heats up moderately.
Realme provides a DualSIM connection for 5G backup on Narzo 30 5G, covering almost all frequency bands in the 5G spectrum. Of course, there is currently no way to test this, because only a small number of 5G tests are underway and it will take some time to become popular. The ordinary 4G network works well on the mobile phone, and I don’t have any disconnection issues on the Jio Noida network.
In terms of software, RealmeUI 2 gives you a familiar Android 11 experience. In short, it is very easy to use, there are many customization options, Realme’s settings laboratory is powerful, and the user interface is usually very fast. You can also look forward to the Android 12 update shortly after the public version is released. As for the battery, the device has a 5,000 mAh battery that can last a day comfortably with moderate use. It is accompanied by a relatively slow 18W charging, which takes about 2 hours to fully charge the device.
Realme Narzo 30 5G AnTuTu Benchmark Score
AnTuTu Realme Narzo 30 5G test score is 268446 points. This is better than 75% of mobile phones (as of July 22, 2021). You can compare its performance with other Realme Narzo 30 5G alternatives to see which phone is best for you.