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The realme narzo 50A is a superior version of the realme narzo 30A, with a considerably better camera and a few design modifications to boot.
This affordable gaming smartphone with better photographic features and a large battery goes a long way for less than P8,000. You’ll find out whether it’s worth it to purchase it after reading this review.
Is Realme Narzo 50A worth buying?
Yes and no.
Yes, because realme Narzo 50A is a great device for everyday use, especially when you are considering your budget. Because of its great daytime camera performance, sturdy hardware, and extended battery life, it’s worth recommending.
No, because but there are other options from other brands, which could interest you. Take for example Poco M3.
Is Realme Narzo 50A good for gaming?
Definitely yes. The main reason is that the realme Narzo 50A is designed for multitasking and heavy gaming. The chipset Helio G85 Gaming Processor that clocks at up to 2.0 GHz provide that performance to the user. Also, with a single full charge, the 6000 mAh battery provides up to 53 days of standby life, 48 hours of talk time, and eight hours of game time.
Does Narzo 50A support fast charging?
The retail package comes with a decent 18W fast charger brick and the USB-A to USB-C data/charging cable.
To enjoy the long battery life, here are a few recommendations for optimizing your narzo 50A.
App Quick Freeze and Screen Battery Optimization
To preserve battery life, App Quick Freeze can intelligently freeze apps you don’t use very often.
Screen Battery Optimization reduces some display effects to enhance battery economy without compromising your overall smartphone experience.
You may also use Sleep Standby Optimization to save battery life when sleeping.
Super Power Saving Mode
To further optimize your battery life, realme Narzo 50A has a feature called Super Power Saving Mode.
In this mode, the narzo 50A will let you choose your top six most often used apps to remain active while the remainder of the apps are idled to extend battery life.
According to realme’s study, smartphone consumers utilize just 6 applications 70–80 percent of the time.
As a result, the Super Power Saving Mode will not degrade the user experience while conserving battery life.
The narzo 50A in Super Power Saving Mode generated extremely impressive results when evaluated by the realme Lab.
With a 5% battery life, you can use WhatsApp for 120 minutes, make two hours of phone calls, and stay in standby mode for three days.
50MP Super-clear Primary Camera
The main camera has an image sensor with 50MP resolution and an aperture of f/1.8, which lets in enough light and makes your pictures clearer and brighter.
This makes your pictures look better and clearer.
It also has PDAF, which makes the focus faster and more precise. 10x zoom also lets people take clear pictures from a long way away.
When you zoom in to 50% or 100%, you can see details of structures that are just a few feet away from several feet away. The 50MP very high-resolution camera can produce stunning images, particularly when used in 50MP Mode. It’s ideal for photographing large, densely packed structures in cities. Even when zoomed in to 50% or 100%, you can see the features of buildings that are kilometers away.
These photos are raw and I used only the automatic settings of the camera app.
The indoor shot is also stunning. What do you think?
So that you’re familiar with what you’re gonna spend your money with. Here are the hardware specs of the phone we are reviewing.
Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
6.5-inch HD+ IPS display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, 269ppi
570-nits peak brightness (Sunlight Mode)
2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor
4GB LPDDR4x RAM
64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
8-megapixel front camera
50-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 2-megapixel (macro, f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
Dual SIM, Dual standby
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
6,000mAh battery, 18W fast charging
Colors: Oxygen Blue, Oxygen Green
Price & Availability
The official price of realme Narzo 50A in the Philippines is only P7,990.00.
It is both available on realme’s official stores in Lazada and Shopee. You can check the links below.
You still have a few days before you drain your hard-earned money for the year. And if you are scheduled to replace your super old phone, the realme Narzo 50A is a good buy.
The cameras are really good. Fast and colors are accurate (refer to the samples above).
You have a huge battery to accompany you, but do take note that the 18W charger is not the current “standard” in fast charging these days. But it is good enough.
The chipset is not that bad when you equate that with the price tag of the smartphone. I always say you get what you pay for.
Overall, a better upgrade especially when you want a budget gaming phone and a daily driver.