With smartphone manufacturers looking to attract buyers with 5G-enabled devices, we see that this feature is used as a differentiator at lower and lower prices. The easiest way to increase 5G support without raising prices is to cut a few corners, and this seems to be the path Realme has chosen with its latest smartphone, the Narzo 30 5G.
The Narzo 30 5G is the second smartphone in the Realmen Narzo series to offer 5G. It is also Realmen’s most affordable 5G smartphone to date, with a price tag of Rs. 15999. Unlike the Narzo 20 series, which consisted of two models (Narzo 20 and Narzo 20 Pro), The Narzo 30 series now extends to the entry level Narzo 30A (Review), the budget Narzo 30 (4G model), the Narzo 30 5G we have with us today, and Narzo 30 Pro 5G (Review).
Realme’s Narzo 30 5G is based on MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 processor with two high-performance 2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 cores and six power-saving 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores, while graphics are handled by the integrated Mali-G57 -GPU. The Narzo 30 5G is available as a single configuration with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. 15999. The phone offers expandable storage of up to 1 TB with a separate microSD card slot. For 5G, the Narzo 30 5G supports multiple frequency bands (NSA: n77 / 78/41 + SA: n / n28A / n41 / n78) and also offers two 5G standby modes on both SIM cards.
The 185 gram Narzo 30 5G feels light for a smartphone with a 5000 mAh battery. Thanks to the edges around the frame, it is also comfortable to hold it properly.
The body of the Narzo 30 5G may appear to be made of metal, but it is made of plastic. The glossy plastic back panel attracts dust and also picks up fingerprints. It also bends when pressed down. This smartphone is available in two color options: Racing Silver and Racing Blue. The back surface looks quite dynamic when a reflective center passes through the camera module.
The display offers the biggest upgrade over the Narzo 20. The 6.5-inch screen of this new model has fHD + resolution and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, as well as a touch sample rate of 180 Hz, which should help when playing games. At the bottom is a single speaker, next to the primary microphone, Type-C USB port, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Unlike the Narzo 20, which has a 6000 mAh battery and an 18 W charge, the Narzo 30 5G gets a 5000 mAh battery that supports 18 W charging. This is a bit strange, but understandable.
The Narzo 30 5G’s three-camera configuration includes a 48-megapixel f / 1.8-aperture primary camera, a 2-megapixel black-and-white portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The Narzo 20’s 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera will launch, but the front camera will be upgraded from an 8-megapixel sensor to a 16-megapixel camera.
Realme Narzo 30 5G competes with the recently launched Poco M3 Pro 5G (Review), which offers similar specifications and the same Dimensity 700 processor, but is priced at Rs. 13,999 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage options. Another very similar smartphone is Realme 8 5G. It offers almost identical hardware, but RAM and storage are different. We need to test the cameras and performance of the Narzo 30 5G to come to an accurate conclusion as to whether it makes more sense than the Poco M3 Pro 5G or Realme 8 5G, so stay tuned for the full review that should be available soon.