Our Opinion

The realme Narzo 10 is a significantly better phone than the Infinix Hot 9 Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme Narzo 10!

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Excellence Score
24.2
32.0
Value for Money Score
67.8
74.0
Price ₹ 9,894 onwards ₹ 11,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2020 May, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.6 inches 6.52 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1600 pixels (~ 266 pixels per inch) 720x1600 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A Night mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #81 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio G80Ranked #35 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Mali-G52 MC2
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 2MP + 2MP + 0.3MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.8 Aperture, 2MP: Depth Sensor, 2MP: Macro Lens, Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI 3D Beauty, Panorama, AR Animoji, AI 3D Body Shaping N/A
Secondary Camera 8MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 Aperture, AI Portrait, AI 3D Face Beauty, WideSelfie, AR Animoji, AI 3D Body Shaping N/A
Internal Memory 64 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.7 mmMedium 9 mmThick
Weight 185 gmMedium 195 gmHeavy
Width 76.8 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash resistant
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration; DTS Surround Sound Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Fresh, sophisticated and premium-looking rear design - it features a pattern of vertical pinstripes down the rear that seem to shift from side to side when you move the phone around under the light
  • Front looks slick with a dewdrop notch at the top
  • It's relatively easy to use and live with because of its tall and narrow footprint
  • The fingerprint reader is on the back and performs well
  • Large 6.5-inch HD+ display - it's crisp enough for gaming and video streaming
  • Software is one area where Realme has taken a big leap, the Realme UI is easy to use - it is also packed with features such as Game Space, Digital Wellbeing, Focus Mode, Dark Mode, and Riding Mode among others
  • Good performance from the new MediaTek G80 chipset (similar to the Snapdragon 712) - the phone smoothly handles day-to-day task with ease and heavy games like PUBG Mobile run reasonably well
  • Decent quad-camera setup at the back - a 48MP primary camera, a 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor
  • Shots with primary camera, under bright sunlight have lots of detail and exposures are well balanced - it works well for casual photography
  • The ultra-wide-angle camera delivers fairly decent shots and captures more of the scene in the frame, as long as there is good lighting
  • The portrait mode works well with well defined subjects and natural looking bokeh
  • The selfie camera is decent - it also takes quite good portraits
  • Excellent battery life with the 5000 mAh battery - it easily lasts for 2 days of moderate use
  • Decent fast charging with the supplied 18W charger - it fills the phone's battery to the brim in about 2 hours
  • The Narzo 10 is a very strong contender if your priority is performance and battery life, and for its target audience, which are gamers, these are the things that matter
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • A bit thick at 9mm and relatively hefty at 199g
  • Competition offers better displays with FHD+ resolution
  • The display isn't particularly bright and could be a problem to use in direct sunlight
  • There are still a number of pre-loaded apps however - though most of these can thankfully be uninstalled
  • Low-light photography is just average, as expected from a budget phone
  • Macros are blotchy and rough, with the limited resolution, this camera should be used more for fun than anything else
  • However, if you can spend a little more, you might want to consider the Realme 6 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro instead, as they offer much better performance and cameras
Expert Reviews N/A
  1. The Narzo 10 is a very strong contender for the price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A decent gaming-centric smartphone for youngsters on a tight budget
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Another budget option for buyers
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Durable build, great battery life
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A rather middling experience
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Realme Narzo 10 is good budget smartphone which delivers stable performance
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A durable budget phone
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The Realme Nazro 10 is a budget smartphone that ticks most of the boxes, except a better screen
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. A solid offering for the price
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Good for the money
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
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