Realme Narzo 10A is the more affordable model in the new Narzo series, and is getting quite a lot of attention thanks to a high-profile launch. Priced under Rs. 10,000, the Narzo 10A doesn’t promise quite as much as the Narzo 10, but should be a solid addition to your list of choices if you’re looking for a new budget phone. Even before we got the phone, we could say with some confidence that the Narzo 10A will do well in its review, since it’s very nearly identical to the Realme C3, which was launched at the beginning of this year and has dominated our buying guide.
Luckily for Realme, prime competitor Xiaomi has yet to launch its Redmi 9 series in India. The company might have chosen 10 as its product name just to mess with Xiaomi, because the Narzo 10A will go up against the Redmi 9a whenever it is launched.
However, anyone who has recently bought the Realme C3 (Review) will probably be annoyed since the Narzo 10A costs just Rs. 500 more and fixes one big complaint that we had with it. Read on for our full review.
- The Narzo 10a has a unique mark sensor and a back full scale camera
- The telephone is sufficiently amazing to offer a not too bad gaming experience
- You ought to have the option to get two days of utilization out of a full battery
Narzo 10A design
The Narzo 10A is exactly the same shape and size as the Realme C3, and in fact it’s imperceptibly slimmer than the the Narzo 10 (Review). When seen from the front it would be impossible to tell any of these devices apart. That said, Realme has gone in a dramatic new direction with the rear shell of this phone. Gone are the bold patterns, textures and gradients of other Realme models – in their place you’ll find a stark flat white or blue with a gigantic Realme logo splashed across the entire length of the device.
The logo looks really prominent in Realme’s advertisements and marketing materials, but it’s actually fairly subtle in person on our So White review unit. You might not even see it if the light isn’t hitting this phone at the right angle. The lettering has a very slightly raised texture and overall it’s quite unobtrusive.
We like the fact that the Narzo 10A is designed to be tall and relatively narrow, with a 20:9 aspect ratio display and 89.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. The rear is not slippery which is a good thing since you’ll have to shuffle this phone in your palm in order to reach all corners of the screen. There’s a waterdrop notch at the top, and Realme ships this phone with a pre-applied scratch protection film. Unfortunately you don’t get a plastic case in the retail box.
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The logo on the back is gigantic yet at the same time generally inconspicuous
The force button is on the right, and the volume catches are on the left with the triple-opening card plate. We’re frustrated to see a Micro-USB port on the base as opposed to a progressively present day Type-C port. There’s additionally a solitary speaker and a 3.5mm sound attachment. One fascinating element is the unique mark sensor on the back, which the Realme C3 needs.
The main other recognizable contrast between these two models is the third camera in the knock on the Narzo 10A. This is a 2-megapixel full scale camera, joining the 12-megapixel primary camera and the 2-megapixel profundity sensor that are additionally found on the Realme C3. The vertical camera knock itself is something we’ve presently observed on various ages of Realme telephones.
In case you’re searching for smooth structure in the sub-Rs. 10,000 value section, the Narzo 10A delivers. It looks new despite the fact that this is basically the regular old Realme C3 (or if nothing else its worldwide rendition) with an alternate back shell. Not every person will like the enormous logo on the back, yet a defensive case will effortlessly veil that.
The Narzo 10A is genuinely fundamentally the same as numerous past Realme models
Narzo 10A details
At the core of the Narzo 10A is the MediaTek Helio G70 processor, and Realme touts its “definitive gaming execution” despite the fact that that is a conspicuous stretch considering the fragment we’re discussing here. In our survey of the Realme C3 with a similar processor, we saw some falter while gaming, and we’d expect the equivalent here. There’s just a single arrangement – 3GB of RAM and 32GB of capacity – obviously you need to consider that this telephone itself is another minor variation of the Realme C3.
There’s a 5000mAh battery however speedy charging isn’t upheld past 10W. Wired converse charging is accessible, for which you’ll require a USB-OTG connector. There’s additionally Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11n, and GPS.
We have a 6.5-inch HD 720×1600-pixel screen which is completely satisfactory at this cost and our degree of desires, regarding splendor, sharpness, and shading generation. You get just Widevine L3 DRM support for lower-than-HD video spilling quality.
By and large there are hardly any astonishments here. The equipment of the Narzo 10A speaks to excellent worth. On the product front, we have precisely the same Realme UI as on other late Realme telephones, running on Android 10. Our unit had the April 2020 security update. Realme UI looks to some degree like stock Android however offers a lot of visual customisation and a few worth included highlights. You can find out about these in our ongoing audit of the Realme Narzo 10.
Similarly as with other financial plan Realme telephones, there is certifiably not a gigantic measure of bloatware yet the Browser application is brimming with limited time content and sends 3-4 nasty, sensationalized and apparently supported “news” notices every day. The Hot Games and Hot Apps stores are additionally superfluous.
Narzo 10A performance
We had no significant issues when utilizing the Narzo 10A through the span of a few days. The UI was commonly smooth and liquid enough for everyday errands. We encountered some stammer when propelling overwhelming applications and in any event, while looking through our photograph collection. Exchanging between applications wasn’t in every case speedy yet that will be normal. The degree of execution and artfulness you get is as yet incredible for a sub-Rs. 10,000 telephone.
The AnTuTu benchmark gave us a score of 180,905, and the outcomes in Geekbench’s single-center and multi-center tests were 386 and 1,304 separately. 3DMark gave us 1,612 focuses in its Slingshot test, and we saw outline paces of 52fps, 27fps and 15fps in the T-rex, Manhattan, and Car Chase scenes separately. The Narzo 10A appears to exchange blows uniformly with the Realme C3, scoring truth be told, somewhat better or more regrettable in each test, however we tried the form of that telephone with 4GB of RAM.
With respect to gaming, which is one of Realme’s selling focuses for this telephone, we had a conventional enough encounter. PUBG Mobile ran generally well at the High illustrations preset however we found that interactivity was smoother with the quality turned down a piece. Black-top 9: Legends wasn’t entirely liquid in spots but at the same time was as yet pleasant. The back of the telephone got just somewhat warm following ten minutes of playing these games.
The unique finger impression sensor and face acknowledgment both worked rapidly and consistently. We appreciated games and recordings on the screen, however obviously the size and goals aren’t actually perfect. Sound from the single speaker was somewhat unpleasant and not unreasonably uproarious.
Where the Narzo 10A truly stands apart is battery life. We were more than once amazed to perceive how gradually the battery level rate dropped through the span of our audit period. Particularly when taken off alone, backup power channel was insignificant and if your utilization design includes under 2-3 hours of screen-on time every day you could go for numerous days without expecting to energize.
We gushed a film, messed around, utilized the cameras, and perused the Internet all through our time with the Narzo 10A, and we could extend one charge over in any event daily and a half. Our HD video circle test ran for 26 hours, 20 minutes. It’s a pity that increasingly present day quick charging isn’t bolstered, yet 10W isn’t really awful.
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Narzo 10A cameras
By and by, we end up rehashing the thing we’ve said about the Realme C3. The Narzo 10A has a similar 12-megapixel f/1.8 essential camera with PDAF and AI beautification, alongside a 2-megapixel profundity sensor. The large change is the expansion of a 2-megapixel full scale camera. This isn’t really helpful in view of the low goals, however it very well may be amusing to mess with. The 5-megapixel f/2.4 front camera is additionally regular to the two models.
Realme’s camera application is commonly all around spread out yet there are a few idiosyncrasies, for example, the full scale camera switcher being covered in an overflow menu. There are less shooting choices than we saw on the Narzo 10 – the more affordable Narzo 10A doesn’t offer a night mode, and obviously there’s no pixel binning down from an enormous sensor so no full-goals mode either. All things considered, you despite everything get Pano, Pro, and Slo-mo video modes.
Narzo 10A camera tests (tap to see full measure)
The essential camera is equipped for catching some conventional scenes and closeups in sunshine, however don’t anticipate incredible quality. Subtleties were missing and questions even at a slight separation looked to some degree fake. Exposures were dealt with well much under direct daylight, however hues were dull and detail wasn’t sharp, particularly in the shadows and features. The picture mode was just about alright, however it took some time and a couple of endeavors to concentrate regarding the matter. Macros were just about satisfactory.
Around evening time, center speed dropped and we noticed that the Narzo 10A regularly neglected to get a center lock except if we tapped the viewfinder ourselves. Detail was dinky and clamor was unavoidable, even in outlines with a considerable amount of surrounding light.
Narzo 10A large scale camera test (tap to see full estimate)
The front camera is just about normal in the daytime, however not so much worth attempting to use around evening time. Beautification is turned on as a matter of course and there’s just a solitary slider, instead of the plenty of individual alterations for facial structure that you jump on the Narzo 10.
Video came out looking overprocessed and hues were somewhat smothered in splendid daylight, yet the quality wasn’t really awful by and large. There’s no adjustment at 1080p thus you won’t get incredible outcomes while moving. Detail isn’t extraordinary around evening time however you’ll get usable film if there’s sufficient fake light.
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Realme has worked admirably with the Narzo 10A thinking about its cost of just Rs. 8,499. It is quite incredible thinking about its cost, and has no significant highlights missing. Battery life is great, the cameras are useful, the showcase is enormous, and the general look is very smooth.
In any case, this telephone is for all intents and purposes indistinguishable from the Realme C3 thus the situating of the Narzo 10A inside another, gaming-driven, youth-centered arrangement is confounding. We think numerous individuals who purchased the Realme C3 back when it was first propelled would have favored the alternative of the Narzo 10A for just Rs. 500 more – and this would have been considerably all the more disappointing if the Narzo arrangement had been propelled on track in March.
In the event that you needn’t bother with a unique mark sensor or large scale camera, at that point definitely, spare Rs. 500 and go for the base variation of the C3. Then again, the C3 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of capacity costs just Rs. 500 more at Rs. 8,999 and feels like somewhat better worth, however you lose the Narzo 10A’s two extra highlights. Obviously, in the event that you lean toward the style of both of these models over the other, that merits considering too – you can’t generally turn out badly, whichever of the three you pick.
- Great battery life
- Generally excellent execution
- Extraordinary incentive for cash
- Nasty warnings and bloatware
- Poor low-light camera execution