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Realme on 24/02/2021 launched the Narzo 30A which is a budget android smartphone in India priced at Rs.8,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Battery [8.9/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 6000 mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging & also features reverse charging. The battery life should be excellent as it features,
- Bigger battery size.
- 12nm fabrication of the SOC.
- 18W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 9 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.
2. Performance [8.5/10]
Device comes with Mediatek's Helio G85 12nm SOC & runs Android 10 OS with Realme's interface on top. The overall performance should be great as it features,
- 2 ARM-Cortex A75 CPU clocked at 2.0 Ghz & 6 ARM-Cortex A55 CPU clocked at 1.8 Ghz with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU.
- 3/4GB RAM & 32GB/64GB eMMC 5.1 Storage.
3. Features [8.3/10]
The device comes with great features which includes,
- Important sensors: Fingerprint.
- Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G, VoLTE) & Dedicated Micro SD card slot.
- Audio features: Single speakers & 3.5mm headphone jack
4. Display [8/10]
Device comes with 6.5 inch display which should offer pretty great quality as it features,
- IPS LCD 60Hz refresh rate panel with HD+ [1600 X 720 pixels] resolution.
- Very good 269 ppi sharpness, 470 nits brightness & 20:9 aspect ratio.
5. Form Factor [8/10]
- Dimensions: 164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm & Weight: 205 gms.
- Build: Corning Gorilla Glass front, Plastic back & frame.
6. Camera [7.6/10]
Device comes with  rear cameras with LED flash &  front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be pretty great [8/10] in day & pretty good [6.6/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.3],
- Main: 13MP with f/2.2 Aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/3.06" sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel, PDAF & HDR.
- Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
- Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps]. It features Portrait mode & more
- Front: 8MP with f/2.0 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/4" sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel & HDR.
- Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
7. Box Contents: Realme Narzo 30A [Device itself], Adapter, Type-C cable, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.
9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
|+ Excellent battery life||- Camera quality could be slightly better|
|+ Great performance||- Display quality could be slightly better|
|+ Great features|
|+ Pretty great display|
|+ Pretty great build|
|+ Pretty great camera|
1. Product Rating: 8.21/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7.5/10.
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.85/10.
10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Realme Narzo 30A is a great smartphone at a very good price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for a great smartphone that offers excellent battery life & great performance in the 9K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.