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Watch: realme narzo 30A Review - Worth the PHP 6,490?

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Recently, we unboxed the new narzo 30A and here is our thoughts and experiences with the new budget gaming phone for the Philippines!
realme narzo 30A

In this video, we take a deeper dive into the recently announced narzo 30A.

To recap, we noted in our impressions article that we liked the lightweight and unique design of the narzo 30A.


Let's see if it is worth the PHP 6,490. Now, we will share with you our full review.

Watch: realme narzo 30a Review - Killer for PHP 6,490?

Pros - Lightweight body, solid polycarbonate construction, 6,000mAh battery lasts for a day and a half, surprisingly powerful and good quality speaker
Cons - The main camera suffers in low light, the selfie camera suffers in daylight, indoors and low light, nearly 3 hours of charging time.

realme narzo 30A Specs

Display: 6.5-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected LCD (LTPS) screen w/ HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 269 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor
GPU: Mali-G52 2EEMC2
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4X
ROM: 64GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP mono + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0
Battery: 6,000mAh w/ 18W Quick Charge
OS: Android 10.0 w/ realme UI 1.0
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, splash resistance, Dirac HD Sound, USB-C, Colors: Laser Black, Laser Blue
Dimensions: 164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm
Weight: 207 g
Price: PHP 6,490

Verdict

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The realme narzo 30A is priced relatively close to the narzo20 but is designed to be more focused on providing better battery life and a better gaming experience. The large 6000mAh battery is able to endure a day and a half of heavy use while the 720p display and Helio G85 are able to power thru a smooth gaming experience in older games and make Genshin Impact somewhat playable.

Our only concern is that the narzo 30A is that it does not come with a case in the box, the camera performance could improve and the charging time is long.

What surprised us the most is how powerful the bottom-firing speaker. Sound quality is decent but at maximum volume, it can easily overpower other devices in its class and some more expensive phones.

For PHP 6,490, it deserves to be one of your picks at this price point.

Build/Design - 4
Multimedia Experience - 4
Cameras - 3
Performance - 4.25
Average - 3.81/5

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