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Realme on 24/09/2021 launched the Narzo 50i which is a budget android smartphone in India priced at Rs.7,499 & these are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Battery [8.5/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh battery which does not supports fast charging but features reverse charging. The battery life should be great as it features,
- Bigger battery size.
- 28nm fabrication of the SOC.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 7:30 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.
2. Performance [8.1/10]
Device comes with Unisoc SC9863A 28nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with Realme's interface on top. The overall performance should be great as it features,
- 4 ARM-Cortex A55 CPU clocked at 1.6 Ghz & 4 ARM-Cortex A55 CPU clocked at 1.2 Ghz with IMG8322 GPU.
- 2/4GB RAM & 32GB eMMC 5.1 Storage.
3. Features [8.1/10]
The device comes with great features which includes,
- Important sensors: comes with basic sensors such as proximity, accelerometer, light & also gyroscope sensors but misses fingerprint.
- Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/), Bluetooth 4.2, Micro USB 2.0 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G, VoLTE, VoWiFi) & Dedicated Micro SD card slot.
- Audio features: Single speaker & 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 270 ppi sharpness, 400 nits brightness & 20:9 aspect ratio.
5. Form Factor [8/10]
- Dimensions: 165.2 x 76.4 x 8.9 mm & Weight: 195 gms.
- Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front, Plastic back & frame.
6. Camera [7.5/10]
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 0.2],
- Main: 8MP with f/2.0 Aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/4" sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel, AF & HDR.
- Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps]. It features Portrait mode, Night mode & more
- Front: 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/5" sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel & HDR.
- Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
7. Box Contents: Realme Narzo 50i [Device itself], Adapter, Type-C cable, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.
9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
|+ Great battery life||- Camera quality could be slightly better|
|+ Great performance||- Display quality could be slightly better|
|+ Great features||- Could have had 3GB RAM as base|
|+ Pretty great display||- Bluetooth 4.2|
|+ Pretty great build|
|+ Very good camera|
1. Product Rating: 8.03/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7.4/10.
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.71/10.
10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Realme Narzo 50i is a pretty 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 great battery life, features & performance in the 8K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.