Realme Narzo 50: Specifications, FAQs, Pros and Cons

Realme has launched the Realme Narzo 50. This smartphone comes as a successor to the Realme Narzo 30 which was launched previously.

The device comes with an octa-core Mediatek Helio G96 Processor, a 50MP Triple Rear Camera, a selfie camera lens in the punch-hole design display, and more.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the Realme Narzo 50. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some FAQs. Read on to check all the details.

Price of the Realme Narzo 50

Realme Narzo 50 launched in two different variants – 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Speed Blue and Speed Black.

The 4GB+64GB model is priced at Rs 12,999 (~USD 175) and the high-end 6GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 15,499 (~USD 210).

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However, the base 4GB+64GB model was launched at the introductory price which means the price will increase in the future. Realme did not disclose the pricing and from when the regular price will be applicable.

Realme Narzo 50 Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Powerful Performance with Helio G96Only IPS LCD Display (no AMOLED)
Dedicated SD card slotStill Android 11 out of the box
3.5 mm Headphone JackNo 5G connectivity
16MP Selfie CameraSingle Speaker without stereo support
Smooth Display with 120HzNo ultrawide lens
Widevine L1 SupportNo secondary noise cancellation microphone
50MP primary sensorPlastic Body (Frame and Back)

So, these are the Pros and Cons of the Realme Narzo 50, now let’s see the full features and specifications of the smartphone.

Realme Narzo 50 Review

Realme Narzo 50 has its Pros from Helio G96 Processor to 120Hz Refresh Rate but it does have some compromises like the phone does not have 5G connectivity and more.

As an introductory price, the price looks good. Let’s go deeper and see what Realme has offered in its Realme Narzo 50 smartphone.

Display

The Realme Narzo 50 features a 6.6-inches FHD+ IPS LCD Display with 2412 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 120Hz Refresh Rate, and 180Hz Touch Sampling Rate. The display further has a 20.1:9 aspect ratio, 90.8% Screen-to-body ratio, and 480 nits Peak Brightness.

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On the front, the device has Dragontrail glass protection, while the frame and back panel of the device are made out of plastic.

The device also has Widevine L1 support which means you can play FHD+ content on OTT apps like Amazon Prime Videos and Netflix.

Realme Narzo 50 Display

However, Realme should have provided the AMOLED panel with at least 90Hz Refresh Rate but they didn’t, they went with a 120Hz IPS LCD Display which is also not bad at this price. Overall, we can say that Realme Narzo 50 has a good display and is not great at this price point.

So, if you are looking for a smartphone with AMOLED Display, you can go with another phone like Redmi Note 11 as it has a 90Hz AMOLED panel.

Cameras

The Realme Narzo 50 features a 50MP Triple Rear Camera Setup with an LED flash in the square module. The cameras consist of a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP portrait sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

There is a 16MP Selfie Camera lens with f/2.05 aperture in the punch-hole design display. Both the front and rear cameras can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps (frames per second).

The 50MP primary lens takes good shots, but there is some issue with dynamic range and the colors also get whiter. The videos also come out good as per the price point.

Also, forget that 2MP maco and 2MP portrait lens as they are added just for numbers. Instead of that, Realme should have provided an ultrawide angle lens but they didn’t.

Realme Narzo 50 Cameras

The 16MP selfie camera lens also takes some good photos, but still, there is also some issue with the dynamic range. However, this can be fixed via updates but who knows when Realme will fix it.

Overall, the cameras of the device are okay considering the price of the phone. However, the cameras are not the best at this price point. So, if you are looking for a camera-centric device, you can skip the Realme Narzo 50.

Performance

The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Mediatek Helio G96 Processor coupled with Arm Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. It comes with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 Storage.

The device runs on Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 skin out of the box. Now, here Realme should have provided the Android 12 as other brands are giving Android 12 out of the box at the same price point.

The device also has extended RAM availability, which provides the 6GB RAM model with 5GB additional Virtual or extended RAM. However, the Virtual RAM is a gimmick and used only for marketing purposes and has no use in real-life, so forget about that.

Realme Narzo 50 Performance

The Helio G96 is powerful and can run every single game available in the market without any issue. Further, you will also not face any issues in the day-to-day tasks.

However, the device does not have 5G support as it features Helio G96 which is 4G supportive only, so you are stuck with a 4G network.

Overall, the performance of the device is good enough to perform any task in day-to-day life.

Battery

The device packs a 5,000 mAh Battery with 33W Fast Charging Support. Realme has also provided a 33W Charger inside the box of the device. This 33W charger can fully charge the device from 0 to 100% in around 60-65 minutes.

Overall, the battery backup of the device is decent. However, the battery life of the device varies from user to user.

If you are a heavy user then you need to charge the device two times a day, but if you are a normal user, the device will last for a day without any problem.

Audio

The device only does not have dual stereo speakers, instead of that it has a single speaker at the bottom side which is loud, but still, Realme needs to provide a dual stereo speaker but they didn’t.

Also, the device does not have a secondary noise-cancellation microphone, so another person on the call might have a problem hearing your voice during the call.

However, the device has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug your wired earphones or headphones.

Overall, the audio quality and the call quality are decent and not the best at this price point.

Realme Narzo 50 Full Specifications

Display6.6-inches FHD+ IPS LCD
180Hz Touch Sampling Rate
90.8% Screen-to-body ratio
480 nits Peak Brightness
Resolution2412 x 1080 pixels
Display ProtectionDragontrail Glass
Refresh Rate120Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight164.1 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm, 194 grams
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemRealmeUI 2.0 Based on Android 11
ProcessorMediatek Helio G96 Processor
GPU – Arm Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
CPU – Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
StorageLPDDR4x RAM + UFS 2.1 Storage
4GB+64GB
6GB+128GB
Card SlotDedicated Slot (2+1 microSD)
Rear Camera50MP primary sensor
2MP B&W sensor
2MP macro sensor
Video (Rear)1080p@30fps
Front Camera16MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)1080p@30fps
Battery5,000 mAh Battery
Charging33W Fast Charging
Headphone JackYes
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Bluetooth Versionv5.1
NFCNo
IR BlasterNo
FingerprintSide-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsLight sensor
Proximity sensor
Magnetic induction sensor
Acceleration sensor
Gyro-meter sensor
NavigationGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
ColorsSpeed Blue and Speed Black

Key Specifications

  • 6.6-inches FHD+ IPS LCD Display
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Mediatek Helio G96 Processor
  • 50MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 16MP Selfie Camera
  • 5,000 mAh Battery
  • 33W Fast Charging Support
  • Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
  • Realme UI 2.0 Based on Android 11

Realme Narzo 50 FAQs

Is there a dedicated SD card slot?

Yes, the smartphone has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion which means you can insert two SIM cards and one SD card at the same time.

Does the device have an AMOLED Display?

No, the smartphone does not have an AMOLED Display. Instead of that, Realme has provided a 120Hz IPS LCD Display.

How many OS updates will the device get?

As per Realme, the device will get two OS updates and three years of security updates which means it will get Android 12 and Android 13 updates in the future.

Does the device have stereo speakers?

No, the Realme Narzo 50 does not have stereo speakers. Instead of that, Realme has provided a single speaker placed at the bottom.

Does the phone has Widevine L1?

Yes, the Realme Narzo 50 has Widevine L1 support which means you are able to play FHD+ content on OTT apps like Netflix.

Is the device NFC supported?

No, the smartphone does not support NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology.

Is there a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack?

Yes, the device has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug your wired earphones or headphones.

Is the device 5G?

No, the Realme Narzo 50 does not have 5G support as it is powered by a Mediatek Helio G96 Processor which is 4G supportive.

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