- March 24, 2023
The narzo 50 5G series phones are the first devices from narzo after it launched as a standalone brand in the country. The series is composed of the narzo 50 5G and narzo 50 Pro 5G.
We got our hands on the former and here are our initial thoughts about this device:
The 50 5G comes in the signature narzo blue box. Inside are the phone, a 33W wall charger, USB-C cable, a clear silicone case, documentation, and a SIM ejector pin.
Because narzo used to be a sub-brand of realme, it’s not surprising that this device looks very much like some realme phones. In fact, you’ll find a “Designed by realme” below the narzo branding at the bottom left of the back panel.
And speaking of the polycarbonate back panel, it has a Kevlar textured finish that makes the phone look tough.
On the right edge of the device the power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. On the left are the volume controls and SIM tray. The USB-C, headphone jack, and loudspeaker are at the bottom, while the mic is on the top edge.
The phone’s 6.6-inch FHD+ display has a 90.7% screen-to-body ratio, a touch sampling rate of 180Hz, and a refresh rate of 90Hz. Thanks to this, we didn’t experience lags and stutters while watching video or playing games (well, except for graphics-intensive ones).
Another thing we like about the display is that it can peak up to 600 nits, meaning we can still see fairly well what’s on the screen even when we’re under direct sunlight.
To complement the nice, smooth visuals, the narzo 50 5G comes with dual stereo speakers that the brand says has been given a Hi-res gold certification.
It packs a 48MP f/1.8 main camera and a 2MP B&W portrait lens at the back. The main cam produces decent shots with good color reproduction when shooting in well-lit environments. Detail retention is also pretty good under favorable lighting conditions.
The 2MP portrait lens is nothing to write home about, and we wish narzo equipped it with an ultrawide-angle camera instead.
The narzo 50 5G is powered by a Dimensity 810 5G processor with up to 2.4GHz of speed. The lone variant available comes with 6GB RAM (+ 5GB virtual RAM) and 128GB internal storage that can be further expanded with a microSD card. This makes the narzo 50 5G work smoothly even with multiple apps open simultaneously or while passing time playing mobile games.
This 5G phone is powered by a 5000mAh battery that in our tests lasted us more than a day with moderate use. Thanks to the 33W Dart Charge technology, we were able to fully charge the phone (from zero) in about 75 minutes.
The P12,999 narzo 50 5G is a promising device thanks to its processor, decent camera, and overall fair performance. It’s a good all-around all-day device for your productivity and gaming needs.