Realme Narzo 20A Review

Realme launched Budget smartphone Named Realme Narzo 20A. Realme Narzo 20A was released in India on 22 September 2020. Realme released “Realme Narzo 20A ″ in 2 models with 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB Variant. Realme Narzo 20A is priced at 8,499 @ 3GB + 32GB Variant, 9,499 @ 4GB + 64GB. when I’m using Realme Narzo 20A I felt it is Very Light in the hand and had a Triple Camera Setup and features an HD+ 60Hz IPS LCD screen.

Realme Narzo 20A features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 665. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x Kryo 260 (A73) High power cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz, second part features 4x Kryo 260 A55 Low powered cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 610 GPU. it has an X15 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.

this phone has a 12MP F/1.8, PDAF (main) + 2MP F/2.2 ( Depth ) + 2MP F/2.4 (Dedicated Macro Camera) Which Allows User to take Normal, Wideangle, Macro & Portrait Images.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Realme Narzo 20A and Jump into the Review

Realme Narzo 20A Specs

  • 6.5” HD+ IPS LCD Display with 60Hz Refresh Rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4X Ram
  • 64 / 128GB Internal Storage
  • Triple Camera: 12MP F/1.8, PDAF (main) +2MP F/2.4 (Depth) + 2MP F/2.4 (Macro)
  • 8MP f/2.5, 26mm (wide) front camera
  • 5000mAH battery with 10W fast charging support, 100% in 34 Min
  • Realme UI Based on Android 10.0  
  • Rear Mounted fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / Single Speakers / USB – C

Review:

6.5″ FHD+ IPS LCD screen :

Here in the Display Department Realme narzo 20A Features an Excellent Full HD+ 60Hz IPS LCD panel, Punch-hole Notch screen with 270 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Realme Narzo 20A. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight.

Speakers and Headphone Jack:

In Realme Narzo 20A, Realme Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Realme Narzo 20A Smartphone. these Speaker does not have support to Dolby Atmos Or Smart Amp but the sound output is also good from the mobile speaker. Earpiece performance is also Awesome

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with an Optimized and clear sound without any Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some good pair headphones for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.

Build Quality : 

Realme Narzo 20A is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side and front and back of the device is protected with Gradient Plastic Back. it provides a good look and feels not Premium Because it is made with Plastic body and Polycarbonate Frame. Through this Realme Narzo 20A was Build with Polycarbonate Frame and Plastic Body there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality, it is well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.5″ IPS LCD screen.

Rear fingerprint scanner: 

Realme Narzo 20A Features a Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is Very fast and accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.

Face unlocking:

Realme Narzo 20A has a face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 50% Screen brightness to recognize the user.

Weight balance:  

Realme Narzo 20A feels very light with 6.5″ Screen and 6000 mAh battery equipped. This Realme Narzo 20A can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Realme Narzo 20 is done very well.

Battery life:

My Realme Narzo 20A lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 18% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 5000 mAH Battery. We got 5.7– 6 Hours of Sot ( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Realme Narzo 20A is very low as Realme Narzo 20. the 10W charging charges the phone in nearly 165 Min.

Realme UI Based On Android 10 :

Here the Realme Narzo 20A comes with the Realme UI Based on Android 10. we can see Dual apps and other features in this UI Android 10. we can Also see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone Better To UnInstall Them. By having Realme UI we can not Expect 2 years of Android Version Upgrades and 3 years of security updates on Realme Narzo 20A Which is Bad Thing.

Performance: 

My Realme Narzo 20A managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Narzo 20. there are no issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Realme Narzo 20A

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at Medium graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 665 Processor is not suitable for Heavy Gaming.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Realme Narzo 20A. We tested 4GB ram Model and We did not notice any lags with the device and there are no reloading of apps on this Realme Narzo 20A. Multi-tasking experience is nice.

Call Quality :

the Call quality on Realme Narzo 20A is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & it’s loud and Loud enough in Noisy Conditions.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Realme Narzo 20A features a Triple camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Realme Narzo 20A. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Main Camera: The 12MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8. the daylight pictures are Good and contain clear details. Exposure is in control with Good Dynamic range to take Good photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light conditions, the pictures had a very low noise which is negligible to see.

2MP Depth camera: The 2MP Depth Camera Works and the Quality in daylight conditions is good, in night conditions image quality is horrible.

3. Macro Camera: Realme Narzo 20 Pro has A 2MP macro Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Macro Shots From a Distance of 4 Cm. The Quality Of the Image is Pretty Good.

Video recording can be done up to 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @30fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. there is Stabilization 1080p @ 30fps recording. the video quality in the low night conditions is Horrible.

Selfie camera :

Realme Narzo 20A features a 8MP selfie camera with large 0.8 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions. In low light conditions the Image Quality is Not So Good. There is Lot of Noise in Picture.

Video recording can be done up to [email protected] with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range.

This single-camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence. it has also Auto Beautification Mode and Phase Detection Auto Focus System Present.

Widevine L1 support:

Realme Narzo 20A has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which we Cannot see in these Budget Mobiles.

All Sensors : 

In 2020 Realme provided Some sensors in their Midrange mobiles Like Realme Narzo 20A. Realme is Providing sensors like proximity, magnetometer, Fingerprint sensors which are good to see.

Pros:

  • Good 6.5″ HD+ Screen With 60Hz Screen
  • Grippy Body To Hold With Older Design Language
  • Medium Gaming Performance with Sanpdragon 665
  • Good Battery life + 10W Fast Charging

Cons:

  • Needs some Improvement In Videography & Front Camera Colours are not Natural
  • Low Light Images are Not Good. lot of Noise is there
  • the Macro & Depth Camera Doesn’t Make Any Sense

VERDICT:

Who can Get Realme Narzo 20A: if you want a Realme device with 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio with Realme UI and Snapdragon 665 Soc Then Realme Narzo 20A can be your First choice. if you want Same Powerful hardware with other Operating Systems Price to Value Mobiles Then

Redmi 9 Prime

Motorola E9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy M11

Poco C3

can be your Alternatives to Realme Narzo 20.

If you are using Realme Narzo 20A then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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