Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G Review: A Powerful Phone at an Aggressive Starting Price

Finances 5G smartphones are all the craze proper now, regardless that 5G is not out there in India but, and but we’re seeing manufacturers launching 5G choices by the dozen. The newest entrant now could be the Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G which launched on February 24. It began as a trickle final 12 months and in 2021, and we have already got a handful of actually good smartphones beneath Rs. 30,000 which can be prepared for the next-gen, high-speed community.

The problem amongst producers appears to be who can supply essentially the most reasonably priced 5G smartphone and for now, that title goes to the Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G. With a beginning worth of Rs. 16,999, it is presently the least costly 5G telephone in India. Add to {that a} excessive refresh charge show, a big battery with quick charging and a strong SoC — and you’ve got your self a reasonably feature-packed smartphone.

It is time to discover out if it is a worthy improve over the Narzo 20 Professional (Overview) and simply how a lot worth does it supply.

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G worth and variants

For Rs. 16,999, you get 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage within the base variant of the Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G. The upper-end variant prices Rs. 19,999 and right here, you get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is the variant that I will be reviewing. Each variants supply LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 sort storage.

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G design

We have talked in regards to the design in my first impressions piece and my opinion hasn’t modified a lot even after every week of utilizing it. The all-plastic physique has held up effectively up to now, ergonomics are good, and it would not really feel very heavy regardless that it weighs about 194g. The Blade Silver color that I’ve appears to be like good and it does an excellent job of hiding fingerprints, though it could have been good to see some type of a design right here as with out it, it finally ends up trying a bit bland.

The side-mounted fingerprint sensor works very effectively. All that is wanted is a fast faucet to unlock the telephone. Face recognition is equally fast. All of the bodily buttons are positioned inside the attain of your fingers, with good tactile suggestions.

The Realme Narzo 30 Professional is constructed effectively however appears to be like a bit bland with out the same old sample on the again panel


I fairly just like the show too, which is massive and vivid. It is a 6.5-inch full-HD+ LCD panel with good ranges of brightness and color saturation. I’d have preferred an AMOLED panel on the Professional mannequin, however I feel the inclusion of a 120Hz refresh charge makes up for it. One factor I observed is that on the default ‘Auto’ setting, the show runs at 90Hz and never 120Hz, which appears to be by design in accordance with Realme. You may must manually set the refresh charge to 120Hz to get the smoothest impact, which is okay since even on this setting, the refresh charge will adapt to what’s on display and change between 120Hz, 90Hz, and 60Hz.

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G specs and software program

The Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G runs on the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, which has a built-in 5G modem, and is sort of highly effective and energy environment friendly. It is also current in Realme’s personal X7 (Overview) smartphone, which occurs to be priced precisely the identical because the variant of the Narzo 30 Professional 5G that I am testing. We’ll get into the worth prospect of each telephones afterward.

You’ll be able to broaden the interior storage of the Narzo 30 Professional 5G by way of the hybrid SIM slot, however this implies sacrificing the usage of a second SIM card. There’s dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, and the usual suite of sensors and help for a number of satellite tv for pc navigation techniques. There is not any NFC or any official IP score for water resistance, though Realme claims that it might probably survive gentle splashes of water.

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The show on the Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G is brilliant and has good color saturation


Software program on the Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G is a little bit of a letdown because it’s nonetheless Android 10 and never 11, which is what many others are providing. It isn’t a deal-breaker because it ought to be one of many first telephones in line to get the Realme UI 2.0 replace which relies on Android 11, quickly. The present model remains to be extremely purposeful and I do not actually have any complaints with it. There’s loads of shortcuts, gestures and choices to customize your expertise of the telephone. A few of the pre-loaded apps have the tendency to muddle your notification shade with alerts however you’ll be able to disable this or just uninstall most of them.

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G efficiency and battery life

Efficiency of the Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G has been fairly stable throughout within the brief time I have been testing it. The Dimensity 800U is a strong SoC and it simply handles multitasking or demanding duties similar to gaming, fairly simply. I did not discover any heating points both, apart from possibly gaming, the place the again of the telephone will get a bit heat. The interface feels snappy due to the excessive refresh charge and scrolling by way of most system menus and even apps feels very fluid. The show has wonderful legibility too making it straightforward to view content material even beneath daylight.

The underside firing speaker will get failry loud and the quantity is amplified a bit due to Dolby Atmos, which is completely enabled for the loud speaker. Whereas the sound high quality is sweet, do not anticipate any encompass impact from this single speaker. The vivid colors of the show additionally makes it an excellent machine for watching films and TV exhibits. Video games similar to Name of Obligation: Cell and others additionally ran easily, with very playable framerates.

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The side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G is fast at authentication


General, the Narzo 30 Professional 5G is a reliable smartphone for on a regular basis use. As I discussed in my first impressions piece, there’s nothing actually model new right here that we’ve not already seen earlier than on Realme smartphones, which makes the expertise really feel very acquainted, which is not essentially a nasty factor. 5G is new for a telephone at this worth, however since 5G networks aren’t commercially stay but in India, I wasn’t in a position to check it out.

This brings us to battery life, which can be fairly stable. The Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G encompasses a 5,000mAh battery which simply lasts for greater than a day with heavy to medium utilization. The telephone additionally helps 30W Dart Cost quick charging, which is an enormous downgrade from the 65W charging on the Nazro 20 Professional, however will get the job completed. It takes a bit greater than an hour to totally cost the battery, which remains to be fairly fast. The telephone lasted simply shy of 17 hours in our battery loop take a look at, which is an effective signal.

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G cameras

The cameras on the Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G are your run-of-the-mill setup. There is a major 48-megapixel digital camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide digital camera, and a 2-megapixel macro digital camera. Within the entrance, you get a 16-megapixel selfie digital camera. So far as the rear cameras go, you will more than likely find yourself utilizing the first digital camera for a majority of your pictures because it’s essentially the most competent. The ultra-wide digital camera has its makes use of however it’s finest left untouched in low-light conditions.

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G fundamental digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G ultra-wide digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G Portrait mode digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)


Through the day, the principle digital camera captures good particulars and colors in panorama pictures. The AI scene enhancer has the tendency to spice up colors when it detects the sky or foliage so if you’d like pure color tones, then go away it off. Shut-ups have wonderful particulars too with a clean bokeh impact for the background. You solely get a 10x digital zoom for stills however as a substitute of doing this, cropping your topic from a local 48-megapixel photograph typically yields barely higher outcomes.

All of the staple taking pictures modes that we have seen on previous Realme telephones are current, similar to Portrait, Knowledgeable, Slo-mo, Pano, and so forth. The macro digital camera is just not nice so I might suggest utilizing it provided that you completely have to.

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G Evening mode digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G ultra-wide digital camera pattern with Evening mode (faucet to see bigger picture)


I discovered low-light efficiency to be a bit missing, particularly for panorama pictures. The dearth of particulars may be very evident within the photographs, even with out magnifying the picture. Shut-ups fare a bit higher however supplied there’s respectable quantity of sunshine in your topic. Evening mode helps in bettering the publicity however not a lot relating to particulars.

Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G selfie Portrait mode digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)


The selfie digital camera is just not dangerous should you’re taking pictures outdoor on a brilliant, clear day. Particulars and publicity are dealt with effectively and the default pores and skin smoothening is not too aggressive. Pores and skin tones are a little bit of a large number should you’re taking pictures in low gentle and utilizing the display flash. This might have been higher.

For video, the autofocus system within the Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G works very effectively so long as there’s ample gentle round your topic. Video high quality is respectable in the course of the day though not nice. Stabilisation works at 4K and 1080p 30fps however there may be some seen jitter within the footage. Sadly, you do not get any stabilisation with the ultra-wide digital camera. Low-light video high quality is sort of poor sadly. Footage is mostly grainy and particulars are beneath common.


The Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G is a reasonably competent all-rounder from the corporate and a modest improve general in comparison with the Narzo 20 Professional. The weak low-light digital camera efficiency might be its greatest unfavourable level, amongst different minor niggles, however it does have fairly just a few redeeming options. The 120Hz show, 5G help, good efficiency, and robust battery life are a few of the fundamental causes you need to contemplate the bottom variant at Rs. 16,999, which provides superb worth. 

The highest-end variant provides comparatively lesser worth because it competes with many different, good 5G smartphones within the Rs. 20,000 section. Realme’s personal X7 begins on the similar worth because the top-end Narzo 30 Professional 5G and provides the identical MediaTek 5G SoC. Whereas the Realme X7 (Overview) lacks a excessive refresh charge show and the same capability battery, it makes up for it with an AMOLED display with in-display fingerprint sensor, 50W quick charging, and a slimmer and lighter design. You even have the Xiaomi Mi 10i (Overview), which provides even higher options in comparison with the Narzo 30 Professional 5G for a bit more cash.

The underside line is, should you’re contemplating the Realme Narzo 30 Professional 5G, I might suggest sticking to the bottom variant.

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