The RealmeNarzo 30 5G, the company’s latest flagship device, is set to be released soon. It has several high-end features that distinguish it from its predecessors.The Narzo 30 5G is Realme’s latest entry into the low-cost 5G market, simply a rebranded Realme 8 5G with a flashier look. The device will be available in Europe and India.
The RealmeNarzo 30 5G is compact and light, with distinct edges around the frame that provide a secure grip. The device is merely 8.5mm thick and weighs 185 grams. The Narzo 30 5G back panel is identical to that of the Narzo 30, except with an off-center shimmering strip running across it.
Racing Blue and Racing Silver are the two colors offered for the Narzo 30 5G. For this evaluation, I received a Racing Silver unit with a glossy back panel. The build quality is excellent. Although the plastic back panel does not flex or creak, it collects fingerprints and attracts dust. Outside, the 6.5-inch LCD panel is quite bright and appears sharp. The top, left, and right bezels are rather narrow; however, the bottom bezel is thick.
The RealmeNarzo 30 5G is powered by a MediaTekDimensity 700 chipset, which is also found in theRealme 8 5G and Poco M3 Pro 5G smartphones. It has a built-in 5G modem that supports multiple 5G bands and allows dual 5G standby. LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage are used in the Narzo 30 5G, which is available in a single RAM and storage configuration. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.1. The Narzo 30 5G 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 18W.
Realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11, is installed on the Narzo 30 5G. It appears to be clean and operates smoothly, however it comes with several pre-installed programs. All third-party apps can be deleted if they are no longer required. Promotional notifications are routinely sent by the HeyFun app and the native Browser app, although these may be turned off in the notification settings.
The Narzo 30 5G’s display was bright enough to read in direct sunshine at 600 nits. The protective glass, like the back panel, was easily smeared with daily use. Gentle and Vivid are the two screen preset options available on the device. The Gentle color preset produces more natural-looking colors, whereas the Vivid preset appear too saturated.
The display responded to taps and swipes without lag while playing games, thanks to a 90Hz screen refresh rate and a maximum 180Hz touch sampling rate. The device is capable of carrying out iOS transfers.
In most benchmarks, the RealmeNarzo 30 5G performed admirably, and interestingly, it outperformed the Poco M3 Pro 5G in most of them, albeit by minor margins. AnTuTu gave the phone a score of 3,62,007, and Geekbench’s single and multi-core tests gave it 574 and 1,777 points, respectively. The difference in scores between the Helio G95 SoC in the Narzo 30 and the Helio G95 SoC in the Narzo 30 was minimal.
On the Narzo 30 5G, gaming was a pleasant experience, with most games running nicely at default settings. We didn’t have any heating concerns like we had with the Narzo 30, thus the Narzo 30 5G might be a better choice for gaming.
For a phone, this thin, the RealmeNarzo 30 5G has good battery life. It readily lasted me a day and a half of regular use during the review time, which included a few hours of streaming video, surfing through social media applications, snapping a few photos, and gaming. The phone performed admirably in our HD video loop battery test, lasting 18 hours and 36 minutes. In comparison to other smartphones in this category, charging was a little slow, with the Narzo 30 5G reaching 28 percent in 30 minutes and 53 percent in an hour. It took 2 hours and 10 minutes to charge completely.
The RealmeNarzo 30 5G has the same triple back camera system as the Narzo 30, which is cheaper. A 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera are all included. A 16-megapixel f/2.0 front camera is responsible for selfies.
The camera app’s interface is similar to that of other Realme smartphones running Realme UI 2.0, with all of the necessary functions just a tap away.
Even when compared to what the Narzo 30 was capable of capturing, video recording on the Narzo 30 5G was a touch lacking. When using the main rear camera, the phone’s highest capture resolution is 1080p @30fps, which is disappointing for a smartphone in this price range.
The Bottom Line
The RealmeNarzo 30 5G is a small 5G smartphone with a good 90Hz refresh rate display, long battery life, and strong gaming performance. It took a long time to charge it at 18W. Even the Narzo 30 has a little better camera and offers more video recording possibilities. Realme has succeeded in delivering a 5G smartphone with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage at Rs. 15,999, but we had hoped for more.