Realme Narzo 30A review
The new Narzo 30A from Realme claims to offer a good balance of features and performance at an affordable price point.
The Realme Narzo 30A has a dual pattern of sorts with the bottom two-thirds having diagonal lines. The pattern looks good and helps you grip the smartphone easily. Realme has used a square-shaped camera module. A rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that is well-positioned and easy to reach. The side-mounted power and volume buttons are conveniently placed too. The Realme Narzo 30A gets a decently big 6.5-inch display with a tall 20:9 aspect ratio. The tall display requires some finger stretching to reach the top of the screen. The SIM tray is on the left side of the frame and has two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated slot for storage expansion.
The Realme Narzo 30A sports a 13-megapixel primary camera and a monochrome portrait camera with an unspecified resolution. At the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera for selfies. Text with large fonts at a distance was legible but the overall image lacked good sharpness. There is a ‘Chroma Boost’ toggle that increases the contrast slightly and improves details in the shadows. Low-light camera performance was below average and the phone took over two seconds to take a shot in the regular Photo mode. The output lacked detail in the shadows and the slower shutter speed introduced motion blur in the output. There is Night mode as well in the camera app which takes over four seconds to take a shot. This mode compensates for hand shakes and photos generally had better colours, but it did not do much to improve details in the shadows.
The phone ship with the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC paired with Mali-G52, up to 4GB LPDDR4X, and 64GB storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. These variants are paired with 32GB and 64GB of storage respectively.
The 6000mAh battery is the biggest battery in its segment with standby of 46 days. The Realme Narzo 30A comes with an 18W fast charge that supports flash charging and also supports reverse charging.