Narzo 50i Prime: the definitive review

Today we’ll reviewing the Narzo 50i Prime that’s kind of an enigma, let’s see what makes it like that…

After claiming that they are an independent brand now away from realme, Narzo seems to be confidently aiming for the gamers out there with their budget builds and now, they’re releasing the narzo 50i Prime that kinda looked like the realme C30s.

The box

The box is your usual realme/Narzo affair. Sky blue in color, Narzo isn’t letting go of realme just yet, as their logo still is present around the box at least. A charger, sim ejector pin, some documents, and the microUSB cord that’s too outdated for our tastes. Of course, you get what you pay for.

The back

Focusing on its back design, the Narzo 50i Prime has this somewhat old-timey vibe on its back design, it is textured and fingerprints hate it. The single 8MP camera on the back sits well with minimal bumps and a tiny LED flash sits next to it. No fuss, no “camera” fillers. Just a single camera.

The sides

You’ll find the speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, a sim tray that contains two slots for any SIM cards, and a dedicated microUSB port, sadly. Nothing oddly unique, just the basics of a budget smartphone.

The display

There’s nothing that special about the Narzo 50i Prime’s 6.5 inch IPS LCD display that’s also in 720p resolution— paired with a rather outdated yet understandable waterdrop notch. The bezels isn’t that thick, but it is noticeable. What you get here is function over style. For 270ppi and 60Hz refresh rate, all is fine when you use it mostly indoors, but might fall short once used outdoors.

The camera

The cameras are somehow lackluster and the proper word to say when pertaining to the Narzo 50i Prime is serviceable. With an okay 8MP rear and 5MP front— the photos and videos made by this smartphone is somehow alright. Nothing groundbreaking, just what you’ll need to get through the day.

The battery

With a massive 5000mAh battery, all is well until you’ve come to the point that you need to charge it: with a microUSB port, it’s so slow and perilous to charge it.

Can it game?

With a Unisoc T612 processor and a 3GB or 4GB of RAM with 32GB or 64GB of your choosing, it can play decently— but not too fast, as the Unisoc chipset can only handle so much before it throttles. Besides that, the lacking storage will surely be a problem as this is marketed as a gaming phone.

What we like:

✔️ Durable build

✔️Huge battery

What we dislike:

✖️ microUSB port

✖️ waterdrop notch

✖️ looks a lot like realme C30s

In summary, the Narzo 50i Prime is an okay buy if you’re on a budget, it’s available now for just P3,999 via promo from its original price of P4,999.

FINAL VERDICT: (SAKTO LANG 3.4/5)

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