The Narzo 10 collection launch has been a very long time coming – however now, after a number of delays brought on by the nationwide lockdown, we lastly have our arms on the Narzo 10 itself. This launch marks Realme’s first main try and create a sub-brand with a persona in India. The identify ‘Narzo’ is not instantly evocative of any particular characteristic or design ingredient, however the firm is hoping that it’ll resonate with younger consumers. In accordance with Realme, Narzo is meant to convey the distinctive character of an elite gamer, and we’ll see extra fashions launching underneath this label sooner or later.
That strategy would possibly assist the corporate, because the is now positioned as a gaming machine inside a brand new phase slightly than the lower-cost and fewer highly effective sibling of the Realme 6 (Review) and Realme 6 Pro (Review). It successfully replaces the Realme 5s (Review) on the delicate Rs. 11,999 value level. It is also fascinating that the corporate has chosen to launch only a single configuration – there are already too many fashions and variants out there, with overlapping feature sets, and we see this as factor.
As for the machine itself, Realme has mixed some new parts with some outdated ones. This telephone is pretty nondescript when seen from the entrance – it is tall, with a 6.5-inch 20:9 side ratio display and a comparatively thick chin. Nevertheless, it’s slightly cumbersome at 9mm thick and in addition heavier than common at 199g.
The Realme Narzo 10 is out there in two colors, the whimsically named That White and That Inexperienced. Our white unit has a matte silver steel body whereas the inexperienced model may have an identical end across the sides. There is a sample of vertical stripes on the rear which you may discover are inclined to shift back and forth as you take a look at the telephone from completely different angles.
It is a comparatively sedate look by Realme’s requirements, and whereas it would not scream out for consideration will probably be seen. The design reminds us very a lot of the Onion and Garlic finishes of the Realme X Master Edition, and it is credited to the identical designer, Naoto Fukasawa.
As a really minor grievance, we’re underwhelmed to see the identical outdated vertical digital camera strip on the again of this telephone – it is a design that Realme has now used for a huge number of models and it feels drained. We even have a bodily fingerprint sensor on the rear, and we discovered the location comfy.
The primary attraction of this telephone although will probably be its efficiency. Realme has gone with MediaTek’s Helio G80, which was designed to prioritise graphics energy for video games. There’s additionally 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 5000mAh battery, and an 18W charger within the field which is good to see at this value. There are not any luxuries however all fundamentals are lined – you get two Nano-SIM slots plus a microSD card slot, and there is a 3.5mm audio socket on the underside subsequent to the Sort-C port.
One tradeoff seems to be the HD+ 720×1600 display decision, though this would possibly truly assist with gaming efficiency because it will not stress the SoC a lot. In our temporary expertise with the Realme Narzo 10 to this point, the show appeared sharp sufficient for on a regular basis use. Textual content is crisp, however colors aren’t essentially the most vivid which was to be anticipated. Realme says it has used Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the entrance. Our unit additionally had a pre-applied display protector which does not attain all the way in which to the sides of the entrance panel and appears like it can develop into a mud entice very quickly.
This telephone runs Realme UI on prime of Android 10. It was clean and responsive, however we did see numerous bloatware on the homescreen. This was along with a immediate to obtain a number of different apps in the course of the setup course of, which we skipped.
Having 4 rear cameras is fairly customary now with no model wanting to appear weaker than its competitors. You get a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle digital camera, after which 2-megapixel macro and depth cameras. The utility of those is debatable, however we’ll see what sort of high quality they ship once we conduct our full overview. There’s additionally a 16-megapixel entrance digital camera.
Will probably be fascinating to see how the Narzo 10 performs, and whether or not Realme has made tradeoffs in some areas in an effort to deal with its gaming potential. We’ll after all spend enough time with this machine to guage its efficiency, cameras, battery life, software program, ergonomics, and rather more, so do keep tuned to Devices 360 for our full overview, arising quickly.
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