As reported earlier, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G sees the official launch on the Indian market. There were several leaks ahead of the official introduction which revealed the planned design and expected hardware.
The new Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G comes in 162.2 x 75.1 x 9.1mm dimension and circa 194g weight.
Its gaming performance is secured by the Dimensity 800U Processor, an octa-core chipset made by MediaTek at frequency up to 2.4GHz and Mali-G57 GPU. The smartphone will further be available in 2 different variants, containing either 6GB RAM (LPDDR4X) and 64GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage or 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. In India, the bigger version costs ₹ 19,999 (£195), ₹ 3000 (£29) more than the 6GB one, which will most likely cost more, not only due to VAT, on the European or US market.
The 6.5-inch display with 1080×2400 Full HD+ resolution covers 90.5% of the phone’s front side and features with 405 PPI fineness (to compare, 421 ppi on Samsung S21 5G ) and a slightly disappointing peak brightness of 600 nits (1300nits on Samsung S21), which might not be that much suitable for outdoor use. The 120Hz screen’s refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate are certainly an advantage for a smoother browsing experience and faster touch response.
On the back of the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G, you will find a Triple camera set, featuring a 48MP Primary Camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP Ultra Wide-angle Lens capable of recording at 119° angle and 2MP Macro Lens, able to focus on an object at 4cm distance.
The camera supports so-called UIS Video Stabilization and recording at up to 4K/30fps, with the additional support of lower 1080p/60fps recording or slow motion at 1080p/120fps and super-slow motion at 720p/240fps. You can also shoot video in Cinema mode, a similar mode, which was introduced in the high-end brands in their flagships a couple of months back. The camera features also other modes such as the Bokeh effect, time-lapse, Night filters, HDR and others.
From the front, you will then find a 16MP selfie cam with f/2.1 aperture, capable of shooting 1080P/30fps videos.
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G is powered by a large 5000mAh battery, which is said to last ‘a full day of entertainment’, although it will fully depend on the apps you will be using, as the gaming will eat the battery up faster than regular web browsing or video streaming. When it comes to recharging the Narzo 30 Pro’s battery, it can be done rather quickly (the Realme Lab states approx. 65 minutes from 0-100%) with a 30W charger, which comes included in the box.
As the Narzo’s name suggests, the phone supports 5G connectivity, and even for its both dual SIM slots (well, one of them is actually a hybrid, which can be used as expandable memory via MicroSD cards). For those, who can’t reach the 5G just yet, the Narzo 30 Pro still supports 4G, WCDMA or GSM frequency bands. The Narzo 30 Pro uses Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi at 2.4/5GHz frequency and supports multiple GPS modules such as GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU or GALILEO.
The Narzo 30 Pro wouldn’t be much desired among its audience, if it would miss out on a very popular feature such as fingerprint scanner, which this time, is build in the button on the right side of the phone’s body.
As for sound, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro uses a set of stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos.
In the box, together with the new Realme Narzo 30 Pro, you will also find USB Type-C Cable, 5V6A Charge Adapter (30W), SIM Card Needle, Screen Protect Film, Protect Case, Quick start guide and Warranty card.
The new Narzo will come in 2 different colours, Blade Silver and Sword Black with first sales in India to begin on 4 March, 2021. It is not yet known when it will reach the European market, although we might be looking at several months, due to the pandemic.
✅ What we like
|Octa-core processor||8GB RAM||64 or 128 GB storage variants|
|30W fast charge||5G||Hybrid dual SIM|
|Low price||Large 5000mAh battery||High refresh rate and touch sampling of the screen|
⛔ What we don’t like
|Low display brightness (600nits)||Design not so premium-looking|