realme Narzo 20A (3GB RAM, 32GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 8,499 onwards

launchSep, 2020

23.9

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70.7

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Catchy, elegant 'V-pattern' rear design - the V-design at the back with a smooth texture gives the device a good look
  • Trendy, tear-drop notch front design - the bezels on the sides are 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 scanner is located on the rear and works well, so does the Face Unlock
  • The weight is evenly distributed, the device doesn't feel too heavy to hold

Display

  • Large, 6.5 inch IPS display with HD+ resolution - the colors are vibrant with a decent amount of sharpness
  • Sunlight legibility is decent - the display gets bright enough for comfortable outdoor use
  • There is no Widevine L1 certification which means that you cannot enjoy HD content on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Software

  • The Narzo 20A 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
  • There's still some bloatware that comes pre-installed

Performance

  • Poor performance from the Snapdragon 665 SOC - opening up apps, scrolling through the interface, heading to settings, or even just going through the list of apps is a painfully slow process - the performance of the phone is pretty disappointing to the extent that this could be one of the worst-performing phones in some years

Camera

  • Decent triple camera setup for the price - a 12MP primary shooter + a 2MP depth sensor + a 2MP ‘retro’ unit
  • The primary camera can take nice pictures in good lighting conditions, the colour accuracy is good and the dynamic range and sharpness are also decent enough and for a phone at this price
  • There's also a decent Macro mode which lets you get very close to the subject (focusing at a close distance could be an issue though)
  • The portrait shots also come out good and they are usable for most scenarios
  • Decent video recording quality, with a option to shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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 - the portrait selfie is not very consistent either

Connectivity

  • Still offers the old MicroUSB, while the competition has started offering USB Type-C in the budget segment

Battery

  • Impressive battery life with a big 5000 mAh battery - it lasts for two full days on a single charge with moderate usage
  • Charging is on the slower side with the 10W charger - it takes over 3 hours to charge the smartphone completely

Verdict

  • The Realme Narzo 20A offers a good display, new design, and excellent battery life, however, the performance lets you down big time - with Realme Narzo 20A letting you down even with basic apps and day to day usage, it is difficult to recommend this phone to anyone

Expert Reviews

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  1. The Realme Narzo 20A is a phone that offers excellent battery life, good design and display... though, when it comes to the performance, it fails miserably
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A rather middling experience
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Realme Narzo 20A seems to be a decent smartphone but software needs an update... as of now, it is buggy and shows signs of lagging
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
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realme Narzo 20A (3GB RAM, 32GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignDewdrop Notch
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • Night mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Ranked #45 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 610
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight195 gmHeavy
Thickness8.9 mmMedium
Width75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 12MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 5P lens; PDAF
  • 2MP: Depth Sensor
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Super Nightscape
  • Panoramic
  • Expert
  • Timelapse
  • Portrait Mode
  • HDR
  • AI Beauty
  • Filter
  • Chroma Boost
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.0 Aperture
  • Portrait Mode
  • Timelapse
  • Panoramic
  • AI Beauty
  • HDR
  • Filter
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes