Our Opinion

The realme Narzo 10A is a slightly better phone than the realme 3i (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme Narzo 10A!

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Excellence Score
25.8
30.8
Value for Money Score
74.4
86.3
Price ₹ 8,499 onwards ₹ 8,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2019 May, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.22 inches 6.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch) 720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass Night mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P60Ranked #48 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio G70Ranked #29 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Mali-G52
RAM 3 GB 3 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 microUSB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 12MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; PDAF; 5P Lens, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture, Nightscape, Hybrid HDR, Chroma Boost, Portrait Mode 12MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 5P lens; PDAF, 2MP: Depth Sensor, 4x Digital Zoom, AI HDR, AI beauty, Chroma boost, Panorama, Expert mode, Time-Lapse mode
Secondary Camera 13MP 5MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, AI Beautification, HDR f/2.4 Aperture, 5P lens, AI beauty, AI HDR
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 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 8.3 mmMedium 8.9 mmMedium
Weight 175 gmMedium 195 gmHeavy
Width 75.6 mmOk for one-handed use 75.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4230 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
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Inherits the beautiful, striking, diamond-back design of the Realme C2 - making it easily one of the best looking budget phones
  • The body is polycarbonate, so the design is essentially smudge free (which is a problem that a lot of glass phones face these days)
  • The front is sharp and modern too, with a dew-drop notch design
  • Great build quality
  • Quick and accurate fingerprint sensor, at the back
  • Super fast face unlock
  • Nice, modern dewdrop notch display with good colours and wide viewing angles
  • ColorOS is now leaner, and more streamlined compared to before and has some useful add-on features like Clone Apps, Call Recording, Game Space, Quiet Time, Night Shield screen, etc
  • Very good performance for the price bracket with a relatively powerful MediaTek Helio P60 (similar to Snapdragon 653) - day-to-day use, as well as high-end games in low/medium graphics settings, are smooth
  • Reasonably ok camera setup for the price
  • The dual rear camera setup is capable of taking good pictures in bright outdoors with accurate colours reproduction
  • The 13MP front camera also does decently well - in good lighting conditions
  • Portrait mode on the front camera is pretty good too
  • The speaker on Realme 3i is very loud (though of course, as expected, it lacks depth)
  • Excellent battery life - you will get about 1.5 days of use, with moderate usage
  • Realme 3i is another welcome addition to the Realme 3 series and it caters to the users who want something between the Realme C2 and Realme 3, both in terms of performance and price - it's a good option at this price point
  • The Narzo 10A has identical shape and size as the Realme C3, with the only changes being at the back - Realme added a stark flat back panel with a gigantic Realme logo splashed across the entire length of the device
  • Trendy, tear-drop notch front design - the bezels on the sides are impressively thin for smartphones at this price
  • The 20:9 aspect ratio makes the smartphone tall and slim, so it's relatively comfortable to hold and use
  • The fingerprint sensor and face recognition both works quickly and seamlessly
  • Large, 6.5 inch IPS display with HD+ resolution - the colours are vibrant with a decent amount of sharpness
  • Sunlight legibility is also good - the display gets bright enough for comfortable outdoor use
  • The Narzo 10A comes with Realme UI based on Android 10 which is much more streamlined and clean compared to previous Realme phones - it still packs a lot of useful features like Dark mode, Focus mode, Game Space and Personal Information Protection
  • Excellent performance for the price - the MediaTek Helio G70 throws the competition out of the park and scores even higher at benchmarks than the much pricier Galaxy A51 and the Oppo F15 - there's no noticeable lag in regular use and PUBG Mobile on the Narzo 10A defaults to High presets and runs fairly smooth
  • Decent triple camera setup for the price - a 12MP primary, 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, the Narzo 10A is quick to lock focus and does a fair job of metering light, photos look good and the quality is better than what some of the other smartphones at this price point can produce
  • Realme has added a decent macro camera, which gives you Instagram worthy macros
  • Decent portrait mode, with good edge detection (though, the quality could have been better)
  • Decent video recording quality, with a option to shoot slow motion videos
  • Impressive battery life with a big 5000 mAh battery - it lasts for two full days on a single charge with moderate usage
  • Realme has made some design changes at the back, added a fingerprint sensor and a macro camera and everything else is same as the Realme C3 and all that at a very nominal price increase - which makes the Realme Narzo 10A a steal
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Sunlight legibility could be better
  • It's of course not as simple and clean as stock Android though - very few custom skins are
  • Overall detail levels, exposure, and dynamic range though are just average though
  • Indoor shots under artificial lighting carry a lot of noise and low light shots are not that good
  • A bit heavy, at 195g
  • There is no Widevine L1 certification which means that you cannot enjoy HD content on Netflix and Amazon Prime
  • There's still some bloatware that comes pre-installed
  • Low light photos are average, as expected, they lack detail and aren't very sharp
  • Selfies are average too with inaccurate colour tone and low sharpness and details
  • Still offers the old MicroUSB, while the competition has started offering USB Type-C in the budget segment
  • Charging is on the slower side with the 10W charger - it takes over 3 hours to charge the smartphone completely
Expert Reviews
  1. Worth considering
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A worthy budget contender
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. The excellent build quality and beautiful build of this phone, is what separate it from the pack
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. For users who want a smartphone at this price point which can deliver an all-rounder performance, Realme 3i is not a bad deal
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Good new entry to the budget segment...positives outweigh the negatives
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A perfect device for anyone who’s looking for something inside the 10k budget
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Excellent performer in its segment, with good on-battery time
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Your money’s worth
    financialexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. indiatoday.in hands-on Read Review »
  1. It is quite powerful considering its price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The perfect smartphone for first-time smartphone users
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
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