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Review of Realme Narzo 20

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When Realme launched its Narzo series earlier this year, the company said it was meeting customer demand for powerful processors at affordable prices, even if it meant compromising on other areas such as camera quality. The Narzo series was presented for a separate group, not for a specific price segment. However, the Narzo 10 and 10A leave the Realme 6i and Realme C3 with different names and a few minor differences. We now have the new Narzo 20, 20A and 20 Pro – but will the same old story be repeated?

The new Narzo 20 series is similar to the Realme C12 and Realme C15 in terms of design and features, and we’re struggling to fit them into the right segment when it comes to specs. It costs 500 Rs less than the Realme C15 and comes with a better processor, but there are some trade-offs when it comes to cameras.

It is also difficult for us to understand what Reality wants to do here. In such a situation, only one question arises, does Realme complicate things for buyers? Who should buy these new models and who will buy the other smartphones? We will try to answer these questions in this review of Realme Narzo 20.

Realme Narzo 20 price and specifications

The biggest thing that distinguishes the Realme Narzo 20 from the C1x series smartphones is its more powerful MediaTek Helio G85 processor. We noticed a slightly slow performance of Realme C12 and C15 due to the Helio G35 chipset. So this is a big improvement. The phone is launched with 4 GB of RAM and there are storage options of 64 GB and 128 GB to choose from, which are priced at 10,499 and 11,499 rupees, respectively.

The second main difference is in the camera setup. The Narzo 20 features a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel macro lens. Surprisingly, the company has not used another low-resolution sensor in the phone to carry this phone with the “quad camera” badge, which is the biggest marketing weapon today, but we do not think this is a compromise. You can do a lot even with three cameras.

All other specifications remain the same for all three models. The 6000 mAh battery is undoubtedly a great selling point and you also get 18W fast charging. Interestingly, the Narzo 20 gets a USB Type-C port, while its younger siblings require a micro-USB cable and a charger charger. All three models in the new Narzo 20 series are the same size and feel much thicker at 9.8mm thick, although the Narzo 20 is lighter than the other two phones with a weight of 208 grams.

The same specifications on the display are available in all three phones, but there is no information on which panel was used by Realme. You get a 6.5-inch HD + (720×1600 pixels) panel that comes with Waterdrop Notch. There is a tray slot supporting two Nano-SIM and a microSD card. Dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 support are also included.

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Design and usability of Realme Narzo 20

It is no surprise to us that the Narzo 20 looks quite similar to the C-Series model. It is even available in silver and blue, just like the C-Series. Our Narzo 20 unit is Victory Blue. The rectangular camera module contains three lenses and a flash, and also has a fingerprint sensor on the back, which users with smaller hands may feel a little pleased about. Given that it is a relatively thick phone, it is not very difficult to hold, but if you are used to having long conversations, you will definitely feel its weight.

You have rounded edges on the front and thick frames are all around the phone, and the chin is also relatively thick. Realme says it uses Gorilla Glass, but no information has been released. Our device is now available with a thin screen protector, but the plastic case is not available in the box. The power and volume buttons are located on the right side, which are easy to reach.

Overall, Realme did a good job with the design. This phone doesn’t necessarily feel very first class, but the build quality is solid. It is not difficult to use with one hand due to its convenient size and does not slip.

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Realme Narzo 20 software and performance

Our review unit covered the security fix for Android 10 and August 2020. The skin of Realme’s user interface is smooth and not much different from standard Android, while offering many useful features such as split screen mode, game optimizer, cloning of applications, child mode, private storage, smart sidebar and gestures.

Of course, there is pre-loaded inflation software, including several realme applications, Amazon, Facebook and WPS Office. In addition, the phone also receives applications such as a browser, music and video applications, as well as a store for topics that cannot be removed. The theme store and browser often send notifications over the phone, but we had no problems with the rest.

The screen was not bright enough to enjoy sunlight content, and we noticed that automatic settings sometimes don’t work on their own when needed. The screen resolution is a bit low and the colors aren’t as bright, but everything still looked crisp and the content experience was decent. The speaker can also be called good, but not the best. This is good for game effects, but not for music lovers. Widevine DRM certification is only L3, so streaming HD video is not possible.

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The games are considered to be the main strength of MediaTek’s Helio G series processors, so we tried some popular games. Asphalt 9: Legends was as smooth as possible, but the shots freeze during turns and crashes in some scenes during games. Dead Trigger 2 works without any problems. The back of the Narzo 20 warms up a bit while playing heavy games.

The 6000 mAh battery was definitely good for its capacity. We were able to use Narzo 20 for about two days on a single charge. During that time, we streamed an entire movie, made tons of photos and videos, streamed tons of media content, and even played some games. The phone lasts 29 hours and 6 minutes in our HD video cycle. If we look at the battery capacity, charging was also relatively fast.

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Realme Narzo 20 cameras

As we mentioned, just to follow the trend, such as the Realme C1x, the new Narzo 20 should not add an extra weak sensor, which is a good thing. Competitors can offer up to four cameras, but believe me, you will not feel the need for a low-resolution sensor at all. However, the lack of a depth sensor is surprising, as it is a very cheap feature that is available even in entry-level smartphones these days.

The main camera is 48-megapixel, which does a good job and provides decent photo quality. The colors are decent most of the time, but the details are a bit boring and the exposure is not always correct. It offers the option to take photos at full 48-megapixel resolution, so you can take decent photos, but it’s useless to expect great detail when part of the photo is cropped.

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However, the depth of field works well and the Narzo 20 locks focus very quickly. There’s a portrait mode that quickly detects the edge of the subject, but you can’t set the blur effect before or after taking a photo. As we expected, the quality of the photos taken with the ultra-wide camera was very poor and there were a lot of distortions.

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At night Narzo 20 works well. There is no noise and details in the photos, and the colors of the shots are quite bad. There is a night mode that really makes a big difference. The bright areas are not overexposed and the colors come out well, but that doesn’t mean the photos are obviously better all the time. You compromise with the details.

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The low-resolution macro camera can entertain you, but we can’t call the photos good. With a lack of detail and sharpness, the colors inevitably fade.

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The 8-megapixel front camera works well during the day, but is not very effective at night. Beautification is included by default. There’s also a portrait mode that correctly recognizes my face, but adds artificial blur to the background. Video recorded in 1080p, whether during the day or at night, is fragmentary and the details cannot be called spectacular. You can use the wide-angle camera, but you can’t switch between the two while recording video.

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Realme further complicates its product range with the launch of the Narzo 20. This phone easily outperforms the Realme C15. Although the C15 starts at a low price, the Narzo 20 is actually cheaper when you look at its specs. The Narzo 20 has a better processor and overall overall performance is obviously better. It also has a Type-C port and perhaps more useful cameras.

According to Realme, the Narzo series gives priority to performance and gaming, while the C series models offer larger screens and larger batteries, and the numbered series focuses on style, camera and quality, along with first-class features. It makes sense on paper, but there’s really nothing in the C1x series that the Narzo 20 can’t do. The company could have made each series thinner and lighter with a smaller battery, but it didn’t.

Therefore, the Narzo 20 makes it a better and safer option to recommend than its other counterparts. This is a very strong proposal in its segment. This is a good phone for just over 10,000 Rs, which also offers great battery life and a good gaming experience.

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OnePlus 10RT to come with 50MP camera, 120Hz display, seen here ahead of launch

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According to the recent report, OnePlus 10RT may be launched in India soon. The smartphone is said to have been spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification database. Citing a tipster, the report gives information about some specifications of the smartphone. The OnePlus 10RT camera specifications were reported earlier with the same model number. The OnePlus 10RT may get a 50-megapixel primary sensor with a triple rear camera setup and a 16-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.

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According to a report by 91Mobiles, a new OnePlus smartphone is likely to be launched in India soon. The smartphone has been spotted with model number CPH2413 as approved in the BIS India certification database. According to an earlier report by 91Mobiles, a new OnePlus smartphone is likely to be launched in India soon. The smartphone has been spotted with model number CPH2413 as approved in the BIS India certification database. A previous report suggested the same model number for the OnePlus 10RT.

OnePlus 10RT expected specifications

A report by 91Mobiles has shared some of the specifications of the OnePlus 10RT, citing tipster Mukul Sharma. For color options, this smartphone can be available in black and green color options. As a display, it can get an AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. This triple rear camera setup is expected to come as a camera setup. As for the memory, it can be offered in two variants like 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage. As an operating system, it can run on OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12.

The previous report on the OnePlus 10RT said it will come with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor with an f/1.88 aperture with an 84.4-degree field of view and optical image stabilization. It is said to have an 8-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.25 aperture and 119.7-degree field of view. The third rear camera on the OnePlus 10RT is expected to come with an f/2.4 macro lens along with a 2-megapixel lens. It is said to feature a 16-megapixel Samsung S5K3P9 camera with f/2.45 aperture, 82.3-degree field of view and EIS.

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iQoo Neo 6 Review: A Powerful Phone at a Reasonable Price!

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iQoo has launched the Neo series in India along with the Neo 6. In this tough competitive segment under Rs 30k, the company has launched the phone with full gear. It carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip, offers 80W fast charging and sports a 120Hz AMOLED display. The charging speed given by the company in this price range is really commendable. It is rare in this segment. But do all these features make the iQoo Neo 6 a phone that can’t be beat? My first impressions of the phone were positive and now it’s time to find out if it’s as good as it looks or not.

iQOO Neo 6 Price in India

The iQoo Neo 6 is priced at Rs 29,999 in India, which comes with the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model. Its top model comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, which costs Rs 33,999. The iQoo Neo 6 can be purchased in Dark Nova and Cyber ​​​​​​​​Rays colors.

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The iQoo Neo 6 phone is a rebranded model of the iQoo Neo 6 SE that was launched in China earlier this year. Neo 6 is a large smartphone in terms of dimensions and weighs 190 grams. The phone has a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with a punch-hole design at the top for the selfie camera. Display bezels are thin. The frame of the phone is made of plastic and is kept flat on top and bottom.

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iQoo has added an IR (infrared) emitter that sits near the secondary microphone on the top. At the bottom there is a slot for a USB Type C port, a speaker and a SIM tray. The back panel is made of plastic with curved sides. The phone is quite comfortable to hold. Its right side is narrow and carries a thin power button and volume rocker.

The dark new color of the phone looks quite elegant. It has a gradient finish that shows a mixed shade of dark blue and bright blue. If you want a flashier phone, then you can also check out its Cyber ​​​​Rage variant. The phone’s camera module will grab your attention. It has a two-tiered design on which the Neo branding is placed, which is seen separately.

The company has also provided a transparent case inside the phone box. The back panel has a matte finish, so fingerprints don’t fall off so easily. You also get a USB Type C to 3.5mm audio adapter, which is a good thing.

iQoo Neo 6 Specifications and Software

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC is provided in iQoo Neo 6 which is the most powerful processor for this price range. The Mi 11X competes directly with this phone, which has a similar chip. iQoo says it has included a liquid cooling system in the phone to keep the processor cool.

The Neo 6 has a Full HD Plus E4 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a 360Hz touch sample rate that can go up to 1200Hz in some games. The display is also HDR10+ certified and its brightness is 800 nits. iQoo has also provided stereo speakers in the Neo 6, but the phone does not have an IP rating.

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This iQoo phone supports Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, four 5G bands, dual 4G VoLTE and five satellite navigation systems. You don’t get NFC in this. iQoo Neo 6 has a 4700mAh battery and supports up to 80W fast charging. You also get a compatible charger in the box.

Talking about the software, it runs on Funtouch OS 12 which is based on Android 12. The company has promised two years of Android updates and 3 years of security updates with the phone. Its user interface is almost similar to Vivo X80 which I reviewed recently. Too bad I have the same experience with bloated software in this as well. Some applications may be uninstalled. The browser keeps sending spam notifications throughout the day which is quite annoying.

iQoo Neo 6 performance and battery life

iQoo Neo 6 has a powerful processor and there is no lag in the phone even with prolonged use. I had its 12GB variant on which I could multitask, switching between apps very comfortably. I didn’t see any apps reloading at any point. The phone has an extended RAM feature and can use up to 4GB of system memory as RAM.

I enjoyed watching videos on the phone’s AMOLED display. Stereo speakers make the experience even better. The refresh rate is high, so scrolling is smooth in apps and menus. The company has set the Smart Switch refresh rate as the default. It runs at 120Hz most of the time at this setting.

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iQoo Neo 6 has an in-display fingerprint scanner which is quite reliable and never gets damaged during use. FaceUnlock also works in a similar way. The phone scored well in benchmarks. Its AnTuTu score is higher than the OnePlus Nord 2 with 729,331 points. In Geekbench 5, it scored 983 and 3074 points in single and multi-core. In the GFXBench graph, it scored 50fps in the Car Chase test. Users who want good performance, this phone will not disappoint in terms of results.

I played Call of Duty: Mobile on it, which by default was running on very high graphics and had the frame rate set to high by default. I played the game for 20 minutes in which the battery dropped by 5%. The phone didn’t heat up, which explains its liquid cooling capability.

I loved the battery performance of this phone and it lasted comfortably for one and a half days. In the HD video cycle test, the phone lasted 21 hours and 17 minutes, which is quite impressive. Its 80W fast charger charged the phone 83% in 30 minutes and the phone was fully charged within 50 minutes.

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The iQoo Neo 6 features a triple camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary lens with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 116-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel camera. The camera app is very easy to use and looks similar to the Vivo X80 app. The main camera takes 16-megapixel photos by default, but you can click full-resolution photos if needed.

His daylight landscape photos were accompanied by detail and subjects were easily recognizable even from a distance. Words written on distant buildings can also be read. AI optimization is available in the phone which improves the contrast in the output. The ultra-wide camera has a wider field of view and gets the same color profile as the main camera.

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The phone takes close-up photos with clear and full details. This creates a natural bokeh effect between the background and the subject. Edge detection was good in portrait mode. The macro camera also captured extremely close-up shots.

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The phone proved to be very fast when shooting a low-light scene, for which it held the shutter open for a long time. Thanks to this, the image was captured with a clear and detailed picture. In very dark areas, the phone itself suggested switching to night mode.

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The phone’s sensor captures the selfie in full resolution. The app adds a beautification filter by default, but it can also be adjusted or disabled if needed. In daylight, the skin tone is accurate to the photo. In low light, the screen flash is activated automatically for better results. Edge detection was good in selfies taken in portrait mode and the level of background blur was also adequate.

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Its primary rear camera can shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second. Its selfie camera can also shoot videos at this resolution and frame rate, which is rare. Footage was fairly stable in daylight, but motion in low light was a bit shaky. The camera app has a dual video mode so that the main and selfie cameras can record videos at the same time.

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If you are looking for a 30k budget smartphone then you can keep this phone high on your list. The phone’s performance is pretty good, as you’d expect from a device with a Qualcomm chip. The promise of Android and security updates makes it future proof. In my opinion, its base 8GB variant seems better value for money.

I don’t have many complaints about it other than the pre-installed bloatware on the phone. If you pick up the phone for video recording purposes, then be aware that it doesn’t perform as well in low light.

If you want pure software, you can look at the Motorola Edge 30. If you can’t compromise on performance, go for the Mi 11X and OnePlus Nord 2, which are good alternatives in the same price range.

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Nokia G11 Plus budget Android smartphone introduced with 50MP camera

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HMD Global introduced its budget Android smartphone to the market a few months ago under the name Nokia G11. The company has sold millions of smartphones so far. Now the company has announced the new model of this smartphone, Nokia G11 Plus. However, the addition of the Plus to this Nokia smartphone isn’t really an upgrade over the original model when it comes to specs.

Nokia G11 Plus features and specifications

Talking about the features and specifications, the Nokia G11 Plus features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. Talking about the processor, the company has not yet said which processor is in this phone, but it could be the 1.6GHz octa-core Unisoc T606 SoC.

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In terms of storage, the smartphone packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot that supports expandable storage up to 512GB. Talking about the camera setup, a dual camera setup is given on the rear side of the smartphone which houses a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. At the same time, an 8-megapixel camera is placed on the front of this smartphone for selfies and video calls.

Talking about the operating system, this smartphone runs on the out-of-the-box Android 12 operating system. The company has confirmed that this phone will get the operating system upgrade for 2 years and security update for 3 years. Talking about battery backup, it will get a 4000 mAh battery. Talking about the color option, this smartphone comes in two color options like Charcoal Gray and Lake Blue.

Talking about the price, as of now the company has not revealed the price of Nokia G11 Plus but the price of this smartphone is expected to be around $150 ie. around Rs 11,842 in Indian currency. Speaking of availability, it will soon be available for purchase in select regions.

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