Let me get you straight to the point with this one. Yes, the narzo 50 5G, though became my primary driver for mobile gaming, and its 5G capability, it’s the first time that I appreciate the fact that one can own a 5G smartphone without spending too much but still there are some things I wish narzo had implemented differently to completely satisfy me to even consider this new device ‘THE’ primary driver, not just for mobile gaming. Here’s one thing: I know it’s for achieving a saleable price point that is below fifteen thousand pesos for an already-reliable 5G smartphone, I am just hoping that the brand considered the following specifications so to make the narzo 50 5G, so far, my favorite 5G gaming smartphone this year.
The Real Game Changer: The narzo 50 5G Unboxing And First Impressions
I know the front-facing camera (or what we call the selfie camera) of this smartphone works, however, I thought, making it a punch hole at the center (or at the left) is a much better design that I personally prefer than the teardrop notch. One of the reasons why I gave up my first narzo smartphone, the narzo 20, is that it has a teardrop notch.
Even though I love the overall technical specifications of the narzo 20, which was introduced as the first narzo smartphone in the Philippines last November 6, 2020, I might give in to the idea that the selfie camera has a notch design. For the narzo 50 5G, as I was telling you, it was wishful thinking that it should have been a punch hole selfie camera because, one, the non-5G variant, the narzo 50 has a punch hole, and two, the Pro variant, the narzo 50 Pro 5G also has a punch hole. But since its works just fine with the teardrop design, well, let’s stick to it for now.
The What Now Narzo?
The narzo brand is under realme, the Philippines’ leading smartphone brand for multiple quarters in 2021, and 2022. It introduced the narzo lineup intended for aspiring gamers who are looking for options for smartphone devices packed with powerful performance under entry-level and mid-range level gaming. This year, however, narzo will be going separately from its mother brand, realme. It was explained in details by Abe Olandres’ “The story behind the narzo-realme split-up” at YugaTech. The news was announced to the public during the July 14 product launch of the narzo 50 5G Series.
Nonetheless, the narzo 50 5G is quite something of a smartphone (despite the teardrop selfie camera), and here are some notable technical specifications I believe you would want to consider if you are planning to get one yourself:
The narzo 50 5G: Not Pro That Makes You a Pro
As I have said earlier on, I’ve been using the narzo 50 5G as my primary mobile gaming device. With its MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G processor, it serves well as the 6nm processor was optimized to consume the battery for a longer period of time. Plus, the 5,000mAh battery that is also capable of 33W Dart Charge (charging from zero to full in just 72 minutes), the battery can never be a problem. If you’re worried about battery drain due to the presence of 5G, the narzo 50 5G has a Smart 5G Power Saving Technology.
The 6.6-inch Full HD+ 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, the 8.1mm Super Slim and Light Body Design, the Hyper Black Kevlar Back Panel, and the Flat-Surfaced Sides provide an easy, comfortable, and good grip while playing mobile games. Adding to the experience are the Dual Stereo Speakers with the 200% Maximum Volume Power for that louder sound effects. The realme UI 3.0 (based on Android 12) interface offers you those beautifully-designed buttons that can be customized on your liking.
With the 6GB RAM and the Dynamic RAM Expansion capability, it can help boost the device’s speed and processing for a total of 11GB RAM to cater for those quite memory-consuming games and apps.
Photos, Photos, And More Photos
Even a gaming-centric smartphone, the camera system of the narzo 505G was never left behind. With a 48MP Ultra HD Nightscape Camera, a 2MP 4cm B&W Portrait Lens, Dual LED Flash, and an 8MP Tear Drop Selfie Camera, the narzo 50 5G is also able to capture good images while you’re on the go!
Here are some of the sample photos shot on narzo 50 5G.
Losing storage space? No worries! It has a built-in 128GB Internal Storage and can be expanded up to 1TB via the external microSD card slot.
The narzo 50 5G is the entry-level 5G device of the narzo 50 5G Series. With its amazing design and competitive camera, you can depend on using the smartphone while on the go. What I like most is its slim and light design that makes the smartphone easy and comfortable to carry. It does not give that bulky feeling while inside the pocket, and when used, the flat-edged side frame and the Hyper Black Kevlar back panel are absolutely plus factors for this smartphone. The narzo 50 5G is indeed the real game changer for those who are looking for a platform for mobile gaming. With its MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G processor, Dual Loud Speakers, and the 6.6-inch Full HD+ 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, one can surely enjoy playing mobile games with this device.
What gives more to its advantage as a reliable buddy for mobile gamers is the 5,000mAh battery with 33W Dart Charge capability. Not to forget the 6GB RAM, which can be expanded up to 11GB with the Dynamic RAM Expansion of 5GB available for this device. Storage is not a problem with the narzo 50 5G. For users like me who love taking photos and saving them for future use on social media, the 128GB built-in memory is quite enough. Quite enough, I say, because the narzo 50 5G has a microSD card slot that can cater to up to 1TB of external storage.
Even though it’s having no AMOLED Display, the Full HD+ 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display gives you that clear viewing experience for your binge-watching and gaming pleasure. Again, the Dual Loud Speakers can give you up to 200% Maximum Volume which is good for both gaming and watching movies or videos. It’s like a mini cinema experience within reach.
As you have seen from the sample photos shot on narzo 50 5G, the output is not bad. They are good for social media posting, and that’s what makes the narzo 50 5G great. Other high-end mobile gaming devices may sacrifice image quality to cater more to processing and speed. But the narzo 50 5G, as I’ve said earlier, is currently my primary driver for mobile gaming, and the photos are also satisfyingly amazing. Sadly, though, I was just hoping that this device has a punch-hole selfie camera at the center. If they can have that on narzo 50 4G, and the narzo 50 Pro 5G, why not make it available to the narzo 50 5G? Well, considering its selling price point of ₱12,999, I can personally let go of the fact that it’s got a tear-drop selfie camera.
The narzo 50 5G is currently available in narzo kiosks and physical stores nationwide, as well as exclusively sold online on narzo official store on Lazada.
Again, here are the notable technical specifications:
⚡ MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G processor
🔋 5,000mAh battery capable of 33W Dart Charge*
📶 Smart 5G Power Saving Technology
📱 6.6-inch Full HD+ 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display
📲 8.1mm Super Slim and Light Body Design
🎨 Hyper Black, and Hyper Blue (Kevlar)
🔊 Dual Stereo Speakers**
👤 realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12
💾 6GB RAM with Dynamic RAM Expansion***
📸 48MP Ultra HD Nightscape Camera****
📦 128GB Built-in Internal Storage*****
*charging from zero to full in just 72 minutes
** Up to 200% Maximum Volume Power for that mini cinema experience
*** Up to 11GB RAM with 5GB Virtual RAM
**** Also with 2MP 4cm B&W Portrait Lens, Dual LED Flash and an 8MP Tear Drop Selfie Camera
***** Expandable up to 1TB via the external microSD card slot.
How about you? If you are to choose, are you going to get the narzo 50 5G, or you would go for the Pro version? In addition to its newest lineup, narzo in the Philippines also released the narzo 50 4G, narzo 50A, narzo 50A Prime, and narzo 50i. With narzo separating from the realme brand, what will be your expectations on the gaming spectrum of narzo to cater to Filipino aspiring gamers in the future? Let me know your thoughts, suggestions, and comments in the comment section below.
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narzo 50 5G (6GB+128GB)12,999
- Slim body and light design for comfortable handling
- Reliable Dual Loudspeakers
- Competitive image results
- Expandable storage up to 1TB via microSD card
- Affordable selling price for a 5G smartphone
- Tear-Drop Selfie Camera
- no AMOLED Display
- 6GB base RAM (8GB is much better)
- The Kevlar back panel could have been better in matte or textured finish
- No earphones in the box