Realme added two new smartphones to their expanding Narzo lineup. The Narzo 50 Pro 5G and the Narzo 50 5G. Today we have here the Narzo 50 Pro 5G. It comes with a new stylish look, a 6.4-inch super AMOLED display paired with a 90hz refresh rate, a large 5000mAh battery, and it is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset. So let’s find out everything from its upside and downside, so keep reading until the very end.
Let’s start with the design, first, comparing it to previous Narzo smartphones; this one comes with a new and different look. Design-wise, it looks similar to all the realme 9 smartphones that were released and very much like the realme 9 4G. Its back is made out of polycarbonate plastic that has a matte finish and if you take a closer look you can see some textured design to its back. The doted textured lines vanish towards the camera module side of the back. The color variant of our unit is Hyper-Blue, unlike the light blue colorway of previous Narzo smartphones. It is thin and lightweight and it also gives a premium feel and vibe. Its overall appearance is pleasing, and the build is solid and sturdy, with clicky buttons.
The camera module is located on the top left side of the phone, and the matte design is no longer visible on the module. The camera module is similar to the realme 9 4g that has a thick glass bump. Its overall appearance is pleasing, and the build is solid and sturdy, with clicky buttons.
The power button is on the right side of the frame while the volume rockers are on the left side along with the dual nano sim slot. Up top is the microphone and at the bottom is the 3.5mm headphone jack, USB C port speaker grille, and the secondary microphone.
For its display, it packs a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with a punch-hole cutout on the top left side of the display. Along with the FHD+ AMOLED display, it also carries a 90Hz refresh rate, so cruising to the display will be smooth, and flawless. The tiny punch-hole cutout is well placed at the top left side of the display, making it less distracting, especially when watching movies or playing games in landscape mode. The bezels are also quite thin, with a larger size on the chin, but it does not appear less premium.
Viewing angles and display quality is impressive; it is rich in colors and contrast, and we find it incredible when it comes to binge-watching your favorite shows or just playing video games. Plus, the 90Hz refresh rate is a good addition to that.
Now for cameras, it has a triple camera setup and consists of a 48MP f/1.8 main camera, an 8MP F/2.2 ultrawide, and a 2MP macro lens, while the selfie is a 16MP f/2.4. Here are some sample shots;
When the sky is visible, the main camera outputs a balanced exposure, and the colors are true to life with slightly crashed blacks on dark parts. Activating HDR mode, and AI enhancement mode gives out a better image quality that is worthy of posting on your social media accounts. It has some clarity in it that makes the image stand out and the details are more visible and sharpened.
As for its ultrawide, even though it outputs the same details on the image, it lacks the clarity and sharpness that the main cam offers. Despite that, image quality is still impressive for an 8mp ultrawide. There is no visible softness to the image, and no color fringing as well.
As for the macro shots, the details are okay, although the images have some softness in them, small grains, and noises. When the scene has complex lighting, expect blown-out highlights, which you can only fix in post-production because the live view lacks processing and autofocus.
Moving on to selfies, we like how skin tone outputs accurate colors. The highlights are not overblown, and the black areas still have details, resulting in balanced and well-lit images. The subject-to-background separation works well, as it does on other realme smartphones, and the overall selfie is flattering, with no obvious distortion. Despite the fact that the front camera has a lower resolution, it produces sharp images.
Overall, the camera continues to produce excellent color reproduction and optimized AI enhancement features, as well as clear and sharp images.
The MediaTek Dimensity 920 (6nm) chipset powers the Narzo 50 Pro 5G. Our review unit has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It also supports ram expansion up to 5GB, so save storage space as it will be used to expand the ram capacity. Moreover, the chipset outperforms Dimensity 900 by 9%. It also lets us capture 4K video recording, 5G connectivity, and HyperEngine 3.0 for a better gaming experience. Stay tuned to our youtube channel as we will be releasing a gaming and performance review of this device.
When it comes to software, the realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G runs on Android 12 slapped with realme UI 3.0.
There are some preloaded applications, but you can uninstall them to free up some space. Icons have been fine-tuned to give them depth and a 3D look which Realme believes should appeal to the company’s youthful target audience.
The realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G has a large 5000mAh battery that is paired with 33W fast charging. We will give more details about its battery in our review of this device on our youtube channel, so stay tuned to that. Well, the battery performance is impressive. It can stream video for up to 18 hours at 50% brightness. Casual users can expect it to last 8 to 9 hours, while light users can expect the phone to last the entire day or so.
In terms of charging, it is paired with a 33W fast charger and it took us 1 hour and 15 minutes to juice up the device from 0 to 100 percent, which is good.
They will announce the price and availability of this device on July 14 next week, so stay tuned for that. Overall, even without the price, the realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G pretty much carries not all but some of the key aspects of a mid-range smartphone. A great design, impressive display, and camera performance, plus a lost-lasting battery. This is a huge upgrade from realme to its Narzo series, so what we are really waiting for is if its price is still entering the entry-level market or is it now a mid-range categorized smartphone.