Realme Narzo 50A Prime Review with Pros and Cons

Realme has expanded its Narzo 50-Series by launching the Realme Narzo 50A Prime. The device. It is the brand’s first smartphone to come without a charger in the box.

The latest smartphone features an FHD+ IPS LCD Display, a Triple Rear Camera Setup, and a Selfie Camera Lens in the waterdrop notch style display.

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

Price of Realme Narzo 50A Prime

The device launched in two different variants – 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage and 4GB RAM + 128GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Flash Black and Flash Blue.

The 4GB+64GB model is priced at Rs 11,499 (or IDR 1,999,000 or ~USD 160) and the high-end 4GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 12,499 (or IDR 2,199,000 or ~USD 175).

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Realme Narzo 50A Prime Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good Looking PhonePlastic Build (Back & Frame)
Decent Primary CameraWaterdrop notch design display
3.5 mm Headphone JackOnly 60Hz Refresh Rate
Dedicated SD Card SlotNo ultrawide angle sensor
Good Battery BackupNo Charger in the box
UFS 2.2 StorageStill Android 11 OS (no Android 12)
Low Performance with Unisoc T612 Processor
No 1080p video recording at front
Single Speaker
Bloatware in the UI
Bit Expensive

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

Realme Narzo 50A Prime Review

Realme Narzo 50A Prime is a good smartphone but it’s not worth buying as the brand has done many compromises in it which can be a huge letdown for most users and also the device is a bit pricey.

Overall, we suggest you skip the device and take a look at other devices available on the market. Now, let’s go deeper and see what Realme has offered in the Realme Narzo 50A Prime smartphone.

Also, this could have been the best phone, if there were no other phones available but that’s not the case here, we do have many phones at the same price as Realme Narzo 50A Prime and they seriously offer a lot better value.

Display

The Realme Narzo 50A Prime features a 6.6-inches FHD+ IPS LCD Display with 2408 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 60Hz Refresh Rate, and 180Hz Touch Sampling Rate.

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The device has a plastic back and plastic frame while there is no mention of which kind of glass protection is used on the front side.

As the device has an IPS LCD Display, hence it has a Side-mounted fingerprint scanner to unlock the device using fingerprints.

Realme Narzo 50A Prime Display

Here, Realme should have provided an AMOLED Panel or higher refresh rate but they didn’t, instead of that they went with a 60Hz IPS LCD Display which is not good considering the price of the phone.

Overall, the device has a good display and is not the best considering the price.

Cameras

The Realme Narzo 50A Prime features a triple rear camera setup in the rectangular module that houses a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 0.3MP depth lens with f/2.8 aperture.

There is an 8MP Selfie Camera lens with f/2.0 aperture in the waterdrop notch design display. The rear camera can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps while the front camera can record up to 720p videos at 30fps.

The 50MP primary sensors capture some good shots with good detailing and there are also no dynamic range issues too. However, it suffers in night photography.

Also, forget those 2MP+2MP sensors as they are added just for numbers and have no use in the real life. Here, Realme should have provided an ultrawide angle sensor but they didn’t which is not acceptable.

Realme Narzo 50A Prime Cameras

The 8MP selfie camera clicks decent photos and is not that great. Here, Realme should have at least provided a 13MP or 16MP selfie camera but they didn’t, they went with 8MP only. Also, they need to optimize the selfie camera.

Overall, the primary camera of the device is good and the rest are not okay and does not justify the pricing of the phone.

Performance

The Realme Narzo 50A Prime is powered by an octa-core Unisoc T612 Processor which is paired with Arm Mali-G57 GPU. The device runs on Android 11-based Realme UI R Edition skin out of the box.

Now, at this price point, Unisoc T612 is not acceptable, Realme should have included a Mediatek or Snapdragon chipset.

The Unisoc T612 is a good Processor but it’s not that good at this price point, when you use the device, it feels laggy, and sometimes, it freezes for seconds while opening apps on it. Overall, don’t expect the performance to be great, you will be disappointed with the performance.

Realme Narzo 50A Prime Performance

Overall, the performance of the device is good and is not the best considering the price and if you are a gamer then I don’t recommend this smartphone.

Battery

The device packs a 5,000 mAh Battery with 18W Fast Charging Support. But but but, Realme has not included any charger in the box of the phone which is totally not acceptable at all.

However, the battery will last for a day as it has an FHD+ Display with only a 60Hz Refresh Rate.

Overall, the battery backup of the device is good but Realme should have provided the charger in the box.

Audio

The device does not have dual stereo speakers, instead of that, it has a single speaker which is loud. Also, we can’t accept stereo speakers at this price point from any brand except Xiaomi.

The Realme Narzo 50A Prime also has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack which means you can plug your wired earphones or headphones without any issues.

Overall, Realme has done a good job in the audio department and you will not face any issues with it.

Realme Narzo 50A Prime Full Specifications

Display6.6-inches FHD+ IPS LCD
90.7% Screen-to-body ratio
180Hz Touch Sampling Rate
600 nits Brightness
Resolution2408 x 1080 pixels
Display Protection
Refresh Rate60Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight164.4 x 75.6 x 8.1 mm,
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemAndroid 11 based Realme UI R Edition
ProcessorUnisoc T612 Processor
GPU – Arm Mali-G57
CPU – Octa-core (2×1.8 GHz Cortex A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex A55)
StorageLPDDR4x RAM + UFS 2.2 Storage
4GB+64GB
4GB+128GB
Card SlotDedicated Slot (2+1 MicroSD card)
Rear Camera50MP primary sensor
2MP macro sensor
0.3MP B&W sensor
Video (Rear)1080p@30fps
Front Camera8MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)720p@30fps
Battery5,000 mAh Battery
Charging18W Charging Support
Headphone JackYes (3.5 mm)
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Bluetooth Versionv5.0
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
ColorsFlash Black, Flash Blue

Some FAQs

Is there a dedicated microSD card slot?

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

Is the phone 5G supportive?

No, the Realme Narzo 50A Prime does not have 5G support as it features a Unisoc T612 Processor which is a 4G supportive chipset.

Does the device has stereo speakers?

No, the smartphone does not have dual stereo speakers. Instead of that, it has a single speaker.

Does Realme has provided the charger in the box?

No, Realme has not provided any charger inside the box of the Realme Narzo 50A Prime which means you will have to buy it separately to charge the phone.

Does the phone has a fingerprint scanner?

Yes, the device has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner to unlock the device using fingerprints.

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