Realme Narzo 20 Pro ticks most boxes but it falls short of standards set by the excellent Realme 7 at the price point of Rs 14,999. There are Screen Flickering and Ghost Touch issue in the manufacturing unit in both Realme 7 and Realme Narzo 20 Pro as noticed by many customers including us from 1 week of use.
- You get a 65 Watt SuperDart charger which charges 0 to 100 % in 40 minutes.
- Realme UI which is a clean UI and relatively very less advertisement
- Realme Narzo 20 pro has 48 megapixel Rear camera and 16 megapixel Front Camera
- Narzo 20 Pro display has a 90 Hertz Refresh Rate
Realme a chinese company owned Redmi parent company BBK Electronics Corporation launched Realme 7 earlier this year. The new series is launched just after few months with three new smartphones models : Narzo 20A, Narzo 20, and a more advanced Narzo 20 Pro. The Realme Narzo 20 Pro, part of this review, has a few tricks up its sleeve to account for being “Pro”.
The Narzo 20 Pro takes the 65W fast charging from the Realme 7 Pro and brings it to users for less than Rs 14,999. But it also comes as strong competition to Realme 7 , which has the same price as the Narzo 20 Pro. But the Realme 7 seems a better deal apart from its screen flickering issue and ghost touch and not so smooth scrolling, both phones suffers from it. Maybe future updates can fix them up.
Realme Narzo 20 Pro: Heavy body, Low grade Gorilla glass but Strong frame
Realme is known for its smartphone designs. Narzo 20 Pro doesn’t have glass back like in the recently lauched poco phone. You can see V design on the poly carbonate back of the phone which company calls ‘Victory’ sign. This, sort of, gives a premium look to the phone despite not having a glass back. The phone comes in Black Ninja and White Knight colors but the subject for this review is the Narzo 20 Pro in White Knight.
The glossy finish does not feel cheap at all, although the material used on the back is polycarbonate, which can easily attract finger marks . The device is a little on the heavy side, so it might get uncomfortable over extended use. Apart from this, you have all the standard ports, including the 3.5mm headphone jack that might be useful for some users. The fingerprint sensor is available on the power button, which worked well for me. The speakers on the Narzo 20 Pro are also decent but do not play high beats on them.
The Realme Narzo 20 Pro has a 6.5-inch 1080p screen with a cutout for selfie camera on the left corner. There is a 90Hz refresh rate option that makes it one of the cheapest phones with a “smooth display”. Displays with 90Hz make your smartphone experience better and enjoyable, and Narzo 20 Pro doesn’t disappoint. Watching movies on this display is a pleasurable experience. It is a big display, which means games also look better on it. You will like the display for the price you are paying for Narzo 20 Pro.
Realme Narzo 20 Pro: Decent performance and battery life
The Narzo 20 Pro uses the octa-core MediaTek Helio G95 processor that the Realme 7 also has. This is why the Narzo 20 Pro’s performance is as good as Realme 7. It is available in two RAM and storage configurations, but I am reviewing the one with 6 gigs of RAM and 64 gigs of storage. This storage can be expanded via microSD card. Everyday tasks such as opening multiple apps and switching between them were laggy at times. Scrolling at times can get stuck and be problematic. New update can Fix it too.
For gamers, the Narzo 20 Pro aces the test. I played Call of Duty: Mobile, Garena Free Fire, and PUBG Mobile for some hours on the phone. The graphic settings default was medium, under which the game runs smoothly,. Increasing the graphic settings, however, brings in jitters in the game, so you might need to keep this mind. The phone does not heat up quickly during gaming sessions of over 25 minutes, which is good news .
The Narzo 20 Pro uses a 4500mAh battery, comprising two 2250mAh unit cells inside which are logistically needed to keep things cool when 65W fast charging is enabled. Before I tell you how long the battery lasts, I must tell you the fast charging is a great. Just give it a little more than 30 minutes and done. Your phone’s battery is full in no time. And the battery life is decent. I used the phone for an exhausting day doing every sort of activity, such as photography, gaming and using the internet, but the phone died on me only after 20 hours. Overall, the battery life and charging speed are ok on this one.
Realme Narzo 20 Pro: Cameras could have been better, Not the best in low light
The quad-camera setup on the Narzo 20 Pro consists of a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 2-megapixel black-and-white portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Basically, the camera is there just for name sake but don’t rely on it much it is of no use. Selfies on the 16-megapixel camera also look nice but the skin tone does not come out looking natural. Turning off the beauty filters does not help, so if you are okay seeing your skin all smoothed, Narzo 20 Pro is fine for you.
The Realme Narzo 20 Pro takes 12-megapixel shots by default and has decent dynamic range. . Colours were accurate and objects at a distance had clear details. The wide-angle camera delivers a low resolution output and there is a noticeable drop in quality. Shots also have barrel distortion at the edges. You have the option to take shots at the 48-megapixel resolution but these aren’t as good either, and I noticed a watercolour effect on magnifying these photos.
Video recording maximum upto at 4K for the primary camera, while the selfie camera can shoot up to 1080p footage. Daylight videos shot at 1080p had a shimmer while 4K footage wasn’t well stabilised. The Ultra Steady mode stabilizes footage better but is restricted to 1080p resolution. Low-light video shot at 1080p had a ghosting effect
Low-light camera performance was average, and photos appeared flat. Switching to Night mode gave slightly brighter results with improved details but the phone takes three seconds per shot. The wide angle 8MP camera does not capture as much light as the primary one, and while it offers a wider field of view, it misses out details. There is the option to take photos in Night mode using the wide-angle camera, but the resulting difference in quality is bad.