Realme Narzo 30A Unboxing and First Impressions: Best Budget Gaming Phone


Realme launched two new smartphones in the new Narzo 30 series along with the Budget ANC earbuds. The Narzo 30A and Narzo 30 Pro 5G Smartphones were introduced less than a month after the Realme X7 smartphones were launched. The Realme Narzo 30A (RMX3171) is also the cheapest Realme smartphone to hit the market this year. It is available in 3 GB and 4 GB RAM variants with 32 GB and 64 GB of internal memory, respectively.

The basic variant (3 GB + 32 GB) costs only Rs 8,999. Users can spend an additional Rs 1,000 for the 4 GB + 64 GB variant. The Narzo 30A smartphone is delivered in a tall blue color packaging. When you open the box, you are greeted by a smaller compartment that contains the SIM ejector tool, a safety guide, and a quick start guide. Below is the Narzo 30A smartphone in Laser Blue. It is also available in Laser Black. Also included are the 18 W power supply and the USB type C charging cable.

Surprisingly, the company decided not to include a protective sleeve in the box. On the front of the device is a large 6.5-inch display with HD + resolution (720 x 1600 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 20: 9. The Narzo 30A is 9.8 mm thick at its thickest and weighs 207 grams. With the waterdrop notch and a slightly thicker lower bezel, this device’s display offers a screen-to-body ratio of 88.7 percent.

For the asking price of under Rs 10,000, the Narzo 30A’s display looks vivid and quite bright. However, no protection is offered for the front display. The performance is equipped with a 12 nm Helio-G85 processor, which contains 2x Cortex-A75 cores with 2.0 GHz and 6x Cortex-A55 cores with 1.8 GHz. The 2-core Mali-G52 GPU also offers decent performance for 720p games. The Helio G85 chipset in the Narzo 30A is suitable for all tasks.

It contains 3 GB / 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 32 GB / 64 GB eMMC 5.1 storage. The device also has a triple card slot for two nano SIM cards and a microSD card. There’s not much to complain about about the specs for the price it’s available. In terms of battery life, the chunky 6000 mAh battery in combination with the 12 nm chipset and HD + display should ensure a life of more than a day.

According to the company, the battery on this device provides 52 hours of talk time. We’ll have to test much longer to confirm these claims. The device also supports wired reverse charging. Speaking of cameras: the square camera module only contains two camera sensors. There is a 13-megapixel primary camera with an aperture of f / 2.2 and a black and white portrait lens with an aperture of f / 2.4.

I think the company should have used an ultra-wide sensor as a secondary rear camera. Nevertheless, the device received a special portrait mode even without a depth sensor. There is an 8MP front camera with an aperture of f / 2.0 for selfies. The front and rear cameras can record videos at up to 1080p and 30 frames per second. There is also a circular fingerprint scanner on the back of the device.

While the power switch and the volume rocker are on the right edge, the SIM card slot is on the opposite side. The 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, microphone and speaker can be seen at the bottom. Though it will immediately run on the Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0, the company mentioned the launch of the Realme UI 2.0 update soon.

In terms of connectivity, the Narzo 30A supports 4G VoLTE, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and USB Type-C port. While the two-tone design looks refreshing, the build quality isn’t that satisfactory. Apparently, the newly introduced Narzo 30A is a big upgrade over last year’s Narzo 20A. If you are looking for a new budget Android smartphone under Rs 10,000 this is one of the best options.

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