The Narzo 10 sequence launch has been a very long time coming – however now, after a number of delays attributable to the nationwide lockdown, we lastly have our fingers on the Narzo 10 itself. This launch marks Realme’s first main try and create a sub-brand with a character in India. The title ‘Narzo’ is not instantly evocative of any particular function or design ingredient, however the firm is hoping that it’s going to resonate with younger patrons. According to 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 technique would possibly assist the corporate, because the is now positioned as a gaming machine inside a brand new section moderately 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’s additionally attention-grabbing that the corporate has chosen to launch solely a single configuration – there are already too many fashions and variants out there, with overlapping function units, and we see this as factor.
As for the machine itself, Realme has mixed some new components with some previous ones. This telephone is pretty nondescript when seen from the entrance – it is tall, with a 6.5-inch 20:9 side ratio display screen and a comparatively thick chin. However, it’s moderately cumbersome at 9mm thick and likewise heavier than common at 199g.
The Realme Narzo 10 is out there in two colors, the whimsically named That White and That Green. Our white unit has a matte silver metallic body whereas the inexperienced model may have an identical end across the sides. There’s a sample of vertical stripes on the rear which you will discover are inclined to shift back and forth as you take a look at the telephone from completely different angles.
This is a comparatively sedate look by Realme’s requirements, and whereas it would not scream out for consideration will probably be observed. 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 criticism, we’re underwhelmed to see the identical previous vertical digicam strip on the again of this telephone – it is a design that Realme has now used for an enormous variety of fashions and it feels drained. We even have a bodily fingerprint sensor on the rear, and we discovered the location comfy.
The fundamental attraction of this telephone although shall 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 Type-C port.
One tradeoff seems to be the HD+ 720×1600 display screen decision, though this would possibly really assist with gaming efficiency because it will not stress the SoC a lot. In our transient expertise with the Realme Narzo 10 thus far, the show appeared sharp sufficient for on a regular basis use. Text is crisp, however colors aren’t probably the most vivid which was to be anticipated. Realme says it has used Corning Gorilla Glass Three on the entrance. Our unit additionally had a pre-applied display screen protector which does not attain all the way in which to the perimeters of the entrance panel and appears like it would turn out to be a mud lure very quickly.
This telephone runs Realme UI on prime of Android 10. It was easy and responsive, however we did see various bloatware on the homescreen. This was along with a immediate to obtain a number of different apps through the setup course of, which we skipped.
Having 4 rear cameras is fairly normal now with no model wanting to appear weaker than its competitors. You get a 48-megapixel major digicam with an f/1.Eight aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle digicam, 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 digicam.
It shall be attention-grabbing to see how the Narzo 10 performs, and whether or not Realme has made tradeoffs in some areas as a way to give attention to its gaming potential. We will after all spend satisfactory time with this machine to guage its efficiency, cameras, battery life, software program, ergonomics, and way more, so do keep tuned to Gadgets 360 for our full overview, developing quickly.
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