Realme Narzo 10 | 2YoDoINDIA Full Review.
Smartphone that Shows enough performance for heavy Games.
Realme launch Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A smartphones to target young Gamers, who value style and gaming performance.
The Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A both price to meet specific targets, and they slot in below the Realme 6. We’ll be reviewing the Narzo 10,
Which is the more expensive model of the NARZO SERIES.
Realme announced the Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A smartphones before the national lockdown went into effect, but was only able to actually launch them now because of the coronavirus.
Narzo 10 is already selling as the Realme 6i in some other countries.
Realme has come up with a rather premium-looking design for the rear. The Narzo 10 is available in Green and White which in other countries are sell as Green Tea and White Milk.
Both options feature a pattern of vertical stripes down the rear that seem to shift from side to side when you move this phone around under the light.
It reminds us the Onion and Garlic finishes of the Realme X Master Edition, create by Japanese designer, Naoto Fukasawa.
The front of this phone is plain, with a waterdrop notch at the top of the screen.
The white unit has a matte silver frame, while the green version will have a matching green.
The overall look is very slick for a budget smartphone.
Its 20:9 aspect ratio screen, the Realme Narzo 10 is relatively tall and narrow, but it’s also 9mm thick and 199 grams & 5000mAh battery.
Realme has used Gorilla Glass 3 for the display and there’s a pre-applied screen protector,
But it doesn’t quite reach the edges of the glass, You do get a plastic case in the box.
The Narzo 10 has a fingerprint sensor on the back,
The power and volume buttons are well position on the right and left respectively.
The removable tray has two Nano-SIM slots as well as a microSD card slot. 2YODO happy to see USB Type-C port at the bottom, along with a 3.5mm audio socket and a single speaker.
The overall polish of the Realme Narzo 10 is pretty impressive, considering its price of just Rs. 11,999.
Specifications & Software
The main attraction of this phone is its MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, which is mean to be target at gamers.
The Helio G-series chips have powerful integrated graphics capabilities.
It has two 2GHz ARM Cortex-A75 cores for power and six more Cortex A55 cores for efficiency.
You only get 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, both of which are relatively generous. 2YODO like this, since it avoids extra complication in the company’s already crowded lineup.
The 6.5-inch display has an HD+ 720×1600-pixel resolution.
Some buyers might prefer a full-HD panel, and you can find those in other phones at this price level.
For gaming lower resolution means less stress on the GPU, so it might actually be an advantage.
The main reason for the Narzo 10’s weight is its 5000mAh battery which should be an advantage for users who don’t want to cut their gaming sessions short.
18W fast charging is support and you get an 18W adapter in the box.
You won’t find many of the latest connectivity standards but 2YODO do have all the basics covered with Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 5, and GPS. All the usual sensors are list, including a gyroscope.
Realme ships this phone with Android 10 and version 1.0 of its Realme UI, which is similar to Oppo’s ColorOS.
It looks fairly fresh and includes major Android features such as Digital Wellbeing, but still has many customisations that will be familiar to users of Oppo phones.
These include a Game Space tool that claims to boost performance, App Cloner to let you use multiple accounts, and various gestures.
You can use the Smart Sidebar from within any app to quickly multitask or launch actions.
There are multiple gesture navigation options to choose, but the stock Android 10 or 9 schemes are not among them.
There’s a lot of bloatware even choosing not to install a bunch of sponsored apps during the initial setup process.
The third-party apps are all removable.
The browser itself is full of ads and sadly it can’t be remove or disable.
Performance & Battery Life
2YODO found the Narzo 10 pleasant enough in everyday use but 2YODO did face very occasional touch response issues,
which made it seem as though the device didn’t want to do what we were asking it.
2YODO also noticed a bit of sluggishness when loading or quitting heavy apps.
4GB of RAM should be more than enough for most people’s needs, and we had no trouble multitasking between everyday apps.
MediaTek Helio G80, we found benchmark performance that was superior to that of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 used in the Realme 5s ₹ 10,999, but no match for the Snapdragon 720G found in some slightly more expensive phones.
Helio G80 managed only slightly better scores than Helio G70 used in the Realme C3₹ 7,499 and the Narzo 10A.
AnTuTu gave us 202,637 points, and Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests showed scores of 386 and 1,342 respectively.
Graphics performance is suppose to be this SoC’s strong point, and it manage 1,796 points in 3DMark Sling Shot Unlimited, as well as 31fps and 17fps respectively in GFXBench’s Manhattan 3.1 and Car Chase scenes.
We found the display to be bright and crisp enough for gaming and video streaming.
Colours are vibrant as low price of the Realme Narzo 10.
The single speaker is also just about okay for games and casual video watching.
PUBG Mobile ran reasonably well at the High setting, and 2YODO found that gameplay was smooth.
We did notice the upper rear and the top part of the frame getting quite toasty after less than five minutes, but a case should help people live with this.
Asphalt 9: Legends was also enjoyable and we didn’t have trouble with stuttering or lag.
Realme Narzo 10’s best thing is its 5000mAh battery.
The phone lasted through a full day of use, which included about an hour of playing games, streaming a full-length movie, and lots of casual Internet usage.
We were left with over 30 percent on the battery indicator at the end of a full day.
We have a quad rear camera setup on this phone, which goes to show how easily a budget phone can be made to seem high-end.
The 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth sensors are now pretty common across all low-cost phones, so you won’t feel as though you’re missing out on anything.
Close-ups were of course better define than landscapes. This might not be the kind of camera that you’d want to rely on for capturing all your important moments.
8-megapixel wide-angle camera delivers fairly decent shots as long as there’s good lighting.
We noticed duller colours and a yellower tone overall.
Night mode works with the primary as well as the wide-angle cameras, and it does make a slight difference if you manage to stand still for five seconds each time you take a shot.
The wide-angle camera should not be use at night because it simply cannot capture enough light to be useful.
Video is not stabilise, and the quality was rough when we were walking while filming, but decent enough when we stood still.
Colours and motion are ok, but the Narzo 10 does well enough for casual use.
You can’t switch cameras while recording video, but the wide-angle camera’s quality isn’t great.
2YoDoINDIA Recommendation & Verdict
Realme has Brings energy into the budget smartphone market. The Narzo 10 is quite an all-rounder but it will meet the requirements of many people, especially the target demographic of young gamers with tight budgets.
2YODO think a little more emphasis on camera quality would make people even happier,
but Realme does offer phones only a little higher up the price ladder for those who need more.
Performance is definitely improve compare to the previous generation of phones at this price level.
Gaming is the natural application of a more powerful CPU.
Battery life is clearly the biggest strength of the Realme Narzo 10. It’s also quite attractive and well built.
2YODO really dislike the software bloat and spam.
The Narzo 10 is a very strong contender if your budget is capped at Rs. 12,000.
If you can spend little more, you might want to consider the Realme 6 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
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