The Realme Narzo 30 (6GB RAM + 128GB ROM) has become a top candidate for the year’s best affordable smartphones and, the review will highlight all the aspects, good and bad, of Realme’s latest release.
Narzo 30 is a new inexpensive smartphone from Realme that was launched in Pakistan. It has a 6.5-inch display, Helio G95 processor, 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP rear camera, 16 MP front camera, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, and a 5000 mAh battery, among other things.
Realme Narzo 30 Price in Pakistan
The Realme Narzo 30 (6GB RAM + 128GB ROM) is the best budget phone in Pakistan that is priced at 32,999 PKR. It’s more affordable than mid-range in terms of price, but it has a massive battery that makes the Realme Narzo 30 (6GB RAM + 128GB ROM) one of the longest-lasting smartphones ever tested!
Authorized dealers and warranty providers regulate the market price of Realme Mobile Phones in the official warranty. On the other hand, the retail price of the Narzo 30 in USD is $212. We can say it’s not a big amount being a mid-range phone.
Realme Narzo 30 Review – Specifications
|Price In Pakistan||Rs 32,999|
|Operating System||Realme UI 2.0 Based on Android 11|
|Sim Slots||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
|Rear Camera||48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP|
|Front Camera||16 MP|
|Colours||Racing Blue, Racing Silver|
|Screen Size||6.5 inches (16.51 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||2400 x 1080 Pixels|
|Bezel Less Display||Yes, with punch-hole display|
|Display Type||Full HD+ LCD In-cell|
|Pixel Density||405 ppi|
|Refresh Rate||90 Hz|
|Internal Memory||64 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Yes, Upto 256 GB|
The Unboxing Of Narzo 30
You will get a blue color box with Realme written in white letters. The box includes the Narzo 30, documentation, a phone case, and a charging cable with an 18-watt charger. The phone is available in two colors, one in racing silver and the other in racing blue.
Realme Narzo 30 Review – Design
The Realme Narzo 30 is slim and light, and its pronounced edges around the body provide a firm grip. The smartphone is only 8.5mm thick and weighs 185g. You can find a trendy ray design pattern on the Narzo 30.
As mentioned earlier, the phone is available in two beautiful colors, namely Racing Blue and Racing Silver. The build quality is excellent. Although the plastic back panel doesn’t flex or creak, it gathers fingerprints and accumulates dust.
Visually, the 6.5-inch LCD panel is quite vibrant and appears sharp. The top left and right bezels are all thin. However, the bottom bezel is thick.
Realme Narzo 30 Review – Camera
The Realme Narzo 30 has a triple camera setup on the rear. A 48-megapixel f/1.8 primary camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera are all included. A 16-megapixel f/2.0 front camera is liable for selfies. The camera app’s layout is similar to other Realme smartphones running Realme UI 2.0, with all of the necessary functions just a touch away.
Photos taken in natural light will be clear and noise-free, although slightly saturated. The dynamic range is excellent, with superb detail in the darkest regions of the frame, but purple fringing is visible in the lighter areas.
In images taken with the Narzo 30, textures appear to be defined. The camera system on the Narzo 30 additionally includes 2X and 5X digital zoom. At 2X, cropped photos display less clarity and dynamic range, while at 5X, shots resemble oil paintings.
The 2-megapixel macro camera takes good pictures with acceptable quality. However, the colors are not the same as the actual subject. Using a fixed-focus camera to keep the precise distance to an item will be challenging, especially if you have shaky hands!
Portrait images taken with the front-facing camera would be sharp and well-exposed, yet edge detection would be below average. Portrait shots taken with the back camera will have more detail and somewhat more saturated colors.
While using the primary rear camera, the phone’s highest capture resolution is 1080p @30fps, which is unsatisfactory for a smartphone in this price range. Because the camera takes its time focusing, most videos could be out of focus and overexposed. The camera might struggle significantly more to focus in low-light environments, and the videos will appear murky and worthless.
Overall the camera result is fine with respect to price. But, if you are a photography geek, then do read our review of the best camera smartphones out there in the market.
Realme Narzo 30 Review – Software
At 600 nits, the Narzo 30’s display seems to be quite bright and legible in direct sunshine. However, the protective glass, just like the back panel, may get smudged with time. Gentle and Vivid are the two screen color options available on the device. The display interacts with touches and swipes without lag when playing games, thanks to a 90Hz screen refresh rate and a maximum 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Other phones that offer a 90Hz refresh rate are POCO M3 Pro and Tecno Camon 17 Pro. Both are priced at the same price range so we already have compared them in detail. Do read our comparison review of POCO M3 Pro vs Tecno Camon 17 Pro to spend your money with knowledge.
The Realme Narzo 30 is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 Processor, also found in the Realme 8 and POCO M3 Pro. It has a built-in modem that supports multiple bands and allows dual standby. The Narzo 30 utilizes LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage and comes in a single RAM and storage option. Dual-band Wi-Fi ac plus Bluetooth 5.1 are among the connectivity options. The Narzo 30 has a triple-slot tray that can hold two Nano-SIMs and a 1 TB microSD card. The device includes a 5,000mAh battery and can charge at 30W.
Realme UI 2.0, based on Android 11, is installed on the Narzo 30. It appears to be clean and operates smoothly. It also comes with several pre-installed programs. All third-party apps could be deleted if they are no longer required. Promotional notifications are routinely sent by the HeyFun app and also the native Browser app, although these may be turned off in the notification settings.
If you are opting for an Android phone and in the low or mid-range, then do expect the bloatware. Interestingly, bloatware is something that you will not find in the iOS system. To know more, do read iOS vs Android comparison.
For a phone this slim, the Realme Narzo 30 has good battery life. With average use, which includes several hours of streaming video, surfing through social media applications, snapping a few photos, and gaming, it can easily last a day and a half. The phone can last up to 18 hours & 36 minutes on a full charge.
Realme Narzo 30 use 30 W charging and in our review it took approxinmately 67 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%
The Realme Narzo 30 performed well in most benchmarks, and surprisingly, scored better than most of the latest models, although by small margins. AnTuTu gave the phone a score of 3,62,007, while Geekbench’s single and multi-core tests gave it 574 and 1,777 scores, correspondingly.
You can play popular games such as Call of Duty and Asphalt 9 in the Narzo 30’s “so-so” style. The mobile version of Call of Duty will run nicely, but it will be confined to Medium graphics and High framerates, with much of the effects like Ragdoll, Bloom, and Antialiasing disabled.
Meanwhile, at the default graphics setting, the legends in Asphalt 9 can run well with just a few dropped frames. The game is also playable in high resolution. However, it may suffer a little when there is a lot of action.
It isn’t the best option for gamers, and gaming on the Narzo 30 isn’t a pleasant experience, with most, high-end Android games failing to run correctly at default settings. You’ll also have some heating problems.
For someone, who intends to buy a smartphone for gaming purposes, do check our take on the best gaming smartphones.
The Nazro 30’s strongest competitor is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro. In terms of hardware, the Redmi Note 10 Pro is significantly better. Furthermore, the Redmi Note 10 Pro is among the most appealing phones because it boasts a display that is comparable to the Narzo 30. It’s a nice-looking phone with a nice and smooth display, good camera performance, and a battery capacity that will get you through both good and bad times. The Redmi Note 10 Pro also offers greater UFS 2.2 storage.
The Realme Narzo 30 is a lightweight smartphone with a superb 90Hz refresh rate display, long battery life, and mediocre gaming performance. The Realme Narzo 30 (Rs 30,785) is the company’s latest attempt to cram good features into a device that costs less than Rs 40,000.
The Narzo 30 appears to be an incredible phone that you would like for Rs 32,999 which is stated on Realme Official website, however, you might get some discount from Daraz Pakistan during flash sale hours. It has all the bells and whistles, but it could have been even better with an AMOLED display plus faster charging.
Moreover, if you want more options, then do wait for the final prices of the upcoming smartphones that have plenty of options and features. And you might get the deal in your expected price range.