Out of the box, talagang marketed ang design and color schemes towards younger consumers. The realme narzo 50A has a glass front and plastic back panel na textured. One vertical half of the back panel is a wavy or striped texture, and the other half is a matte finish.
It doesn’t help with grip, although meron naman siyang functional purpose: at least bawas ang fingerprint and smudges, but overall, it’s a nice perky design.
In terms of weight, medyo hefty ang phone because of the massive 6000 mAh battery. It might not be the most ideal phone para sa mga mahihina ang grip, but at least maganda yung “hand-feel.” Some people really prefer phones with a little bit of weight, because associated na ang heavy weighing phones with premium glass and metal builds.
The camera array is inside a large, smooth, bold square sa upper left corner ng backpanel which contrasts nicely with the textured background. Hindi naman obvious ang camera bump when holding it sideways, but it’s going to shake a little ‘pag nilapag na sa surface.
What’s actually nice is that the back panel isn’t totally flat, and it curves towards the edges, making it ideal para sa extended gaming sessions. The fingerprint sensor is mounted at the back, dead-center, para ‘di abala during gaming sessions.
It’s 2022 but the phone is still using a short teardrop notch that houses the front facing camera. The bezels are a bit on the thick side, with a chin and a forehead na mukhang ‘dun napupunta lahat ng extra weight. Otherwise, it’s an okay-looking phone, but in terms of if it’s worth it, the even bigger display compensates.
The realme narzo 50A sports a massive 6.6 inch display na merong Full HD resolution. What that means is meron syang base resolution na 720P, but it doesn’t mean it can’t play videos in higher quality. Playing 1440p videos on Youtube results in bright and sharp images on the FHD display.
However, the narzo 50A’s display loses that clarity during gameplay, which is understandable since gagamit ng native settings ang game sa phone.
In this case, playing Mobile Legends or other games that can lower the resolution in favor of game performance would result in “boxy” images, or a slight loss of detail sa game elements.
It’s an IPS display, so the brightness SHOULD go up but the phone actually has a ceiling peak brightness of 570 nits. Not the best, but also not the worst.
We don’t recommend using this under direct daylight, but it’s bright enough in indoor lighting. At least alaga ang mata mo sa phone na ‘to, especially since this phone is really designed for extended media consumption.
At kung hindi pa masakit mata mo sa kagagamit ng phone mo buong araw, the IPS LCD actually shows images na color accurate, although ibang usapan if we’re talking color reproduction from the cameras.
In short, the display is good – bright enough for Netflix binge-watching, and can draw power from the battery at just the right intensity for it to last the whole day (or sobra pa.)
For those expecting more, wala po etong high refresh rate, using a standard 60Hz refresh rate, but then again, at least you don’t have to deal with fast battery draining.
Okay, the chipset inside the realme narzo 50A isn’t the best out there, pero meron na ring improvements na ginawa. The Helio G85 chipset is optimized for gaming and allows for games like Mobile Legends, and Call of Duty.
Ultra high refresh rates aren’t available yet kasi game devs ang mag-ooptimize nyan, but gameplay is decent, and no lags are observable during playing.
Pwede mo pa rin i-switch on ang high-graphics settings, but remember that CPU throttling is a thing (again, gusto ng Helio G85 tipirin or imaximize ang battery depending on the situation), kaya don’t let this device overheat, or else bagsak ka sa ranked game mo.
Packed with the Helio G85 chipset is the 6000 mAh battery that comes with an 18W charging brick. Since sobrang laki na rin ng battery, this phone supports reverse charging kaya naman maglalaro kayo with friends magdamagan.
The Mediatek Helio G85 processor can actually handle most games efficiently. Testing the phone with the much-dreaded Genshin Impact turned out…okay. Basta naka-low settings lang, at yung particle settings like shadows, extra details and such are turned off, you’ll have a good time playing the RPG game.
Overheating will not be an issue even if walang cooling system ang phone, however, you can expect some games to have frame dips (kasi nga magaling mag manage ng resource ang Mediatek Helio G85) kapag napatagal ng sobra ang games.
Overall, the realme narzo 50A can be deemed as a good candidate for entry-level “gaming” phone with its massive battery, display, ergonomics, and chipset.
As for the camera, the very first thing users should check out is the 52M mode which fully uses the 50MP capability of the main camera. In this mode, malinaw lahat ng details, and from someone who’s had a little exposure to photography, it’s okay at its price range.
The phone captures enough light in low-light settings, but it’s not the best phone for capturing details. The cameras work best sa abundant na light source (think daytime), and can provide decent selfies.
For numbers, the main camera has 50MP capability, with a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor for that bokeh effect. The front camera captures images in 8MP clarity.
Video recording capability is great, too. Most phones in 2022 already have 1080p at 30fps as standard, so this phone will also work well as a reserve camera. If you’re into photography, you’ll also appreciate the pro-mode which allows longer shutter speeds, and other shooting modes, kaya flexible ang options for either photos or videos.
Here’s some sample shots straight from the official realme narzo 50A phone website.
Pricing and Release Date
The realme narzo 50A is priced at PHP7,990 for its 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant, and was officially available November of last year.
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