August 8, 2022
Realme Narzo 10, Narzo 10A launch impressions: Ultimate budget gaming smartphone?

Realme started teasing the arrival of its new Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A smartphones several months back. The new Narzo series was supposed to launch in March, but now, after several delays due to the coronavirus lockdown in India, it has finally been announced. With this new series, which is claimed to be uniquely “optimized for Generation Z”, Realme is targeting younger buyers.

Going by their specifications, the Narzo 10 appears to be a refresh of the Realme 5s (Review). Even though Realme claims that this is a new model, the Narzo 10 appears to be a rebranded version of the Realme 6i, which was launched in Myanmar back in March. Meanwhile, the Narzo 10A comes as an upgrade to the Realme C3 (Review), which also featured a similar camera setup, battery capacity and the Helio G70 SoC from MediaTek.

Before we get to our impressions of the phones, let’s quickly take a look at their prices and how they stack up in Realme’s smartphone lineup. Both models are available in only one configuration. The Narzo 10 packs 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and is priced at Rs. 11,999. This places it between the Realme 5 (Review) and Realme 6 (Review), effectively replacing the Realme 5s. The Narzo 10A will be available with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, priced at Rs. 8,499. This places it right above the Realme C3.

Due to the current lockdown situation in India, we weren’t able to get our hands on any of the devices beforehand, so instead of giving you our traditional first impressions of the phone, we’ll analyze and talk about the new launches. On the launch event and specifications.

According to Realme, the Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A are designed to offer best-in-class processors and bigger batteries, which are good places to start in our opinion. Both phones offer large, 5,000mAh batteries, MediaTek’s G-series SoCs, and RealmeUI based on Android 10. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth said during the online launch event that these are just the first two phones in this new Realme sub. -series, and that we can expect more Narzo-branded devices in the future.

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Let’s start with the Narzo 10. It comes in two new colors and a special finish that has been designed by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa, who was also responsible for the master editions of the Realme X (Review) and Realme X2 Pro (Review). The vertical striped pattern looks interesting, and from the company’s promotional images, the Narzo 10 has rounded edges that make it easy to hold.

Realme is also taking pride in the fact that the Narzo 10 is the first phone in India with MediaTek’s Helio G80 SoC, which was announced this February and features MediaTek’s HyperEngine technology for better resource management. During the launch, Realme claimed that the Narzo 10 can achieve an AnTuTu score of 201,278, which we will put to the test once we get our hands on it. Going by the numbers, it should deliver a good boost in performance compared to the Snapdragon 665 SoC on the Realme 5s.

Other interesting features of the Narzo 10 include 18W fast charging via USB Type-C port, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a triple card slot for two SIMs and a microSD card, and four cameras at the back. One thing that stands out is the HD+ resolution of the 6.5-inch display, which is around Rs. Looks low for a phone priced at Rs. 12,000 today. The Narzo 10’s cameras are the usual fare, consisting of a main 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel portrait camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. There is also a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

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Let us turn our attention to the Narzo 10A, which looks like a slightly improved version of the Realme C3 sold in India and is similar to the recently launched C3 variant in Thailand. Price Rs. 1,000 more than the Indian version of the C3 with the same amount of RAM and storage, the Narzo 10A brings a refreshed design, a fingerprint sensor and a third rear camera for macros. However, other than that, the rest of the features and specifications are virtually identical to the Realme C3, which is right down to the dimensions and weight of both the devices.

Realme claims that the new finish of the Narzo 10A, with the bold Realme logo on the back, is scratch-resistant. This is something we’ll be sure to test out when our review unit arrives. The company also claims that this phone can run PUBG Mobile on the ‘High’ graphics preset, which we will have to see for ourselves. In our experience, playing PUBG Mobile on ‘High’ on the Realme C3, which is powered by the MediaTek Helio G70, doesn’t deliver very smooth framerates, so it will be interesting to see if Realme has optimized anything with the Narzo 10A or not. No. , Realme also says that the fingerprint sensor is capable of unlocking the phone in just 0.27 seconds, and its body has a splash resistant design.

Rest of the specifications of Narzo 10A include 6.5-inch HD+ display, triple card tray, 12-megapixel primary camera, 2-megapixel portrait camera, 2-megapixel macro camera and 5-megapixel selfie camera. ,

The new Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A smartphones definitely have different looks, which is nice to see even if it’s just a new paint job. However, do these models really warrant the creation of a whole new sub-range? We’re not entirely sure on that front, given that these models are sold under more traditional names in other countries. Perhaps simply calling these phones the Realme 6i and Realme C3s would not have generated that much hype to launch a new series. Whatever the case, new phones with better hardware are a win for consumers, whatever they are called.

We’ll do our best to bring you full reviews of the Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A as soon as possible, and we’ll get into the details of their performance, battery life, cameras, software, and more. Until then, we look forward to hearing your thoughts about these new devices. Are you as excited about them as Realme is? Leave a comment and let us know.


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