Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G First Impressions: India’s Most Affordable 5G Phone Yet
The 120Hz display and large battery could make this an interesting choice in its segment
Realme’s youth-focused Narzo smartphone series has gotten two new additions, the Narzo 30A and Narzo 30 Pro. The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G is the company’s and also India’s most affordable 5G smartphone yet. Its highlight feature is of course the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, which we just saw in the recently launched Realme X7 5G smartphone.
The Narzo 30 Pro 5G feels like a combination of features and specs from Realme’s other smartphones, which means it doesn’t really have anything brand new to offer that we haven’t seen before. However, the starting price of just Rs. 16,999 does make it a very interesting contender in this segment.
These are my initial impressions of the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G since I’ve only spent about a day with it so far. Whenever I unbox a new Realme smartphone, I now expect to see a unique design on the back panel, which the company usually uses to create an identity for each model. However, you don’t get any new pattern with the Narzo 30 Pro 5G; instead, it’s either plain silver or black. I do like the matte finish though, which helps maintain a clean look.
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G’s camera module looks similar to that of the Realme 7 Pro₹ 20,999 and the Realme X7 Pro, while the side-mounted fingerprint sensor will remind you of the Realme X3 SuperZoom. The plastic body feels solid and the phone is easy to grip as it’s not too wide. It is a bit heavy at 194g, but this weight isn’t immediately noticeable. The layout and feedback of the buttons are good. Interestingly, you don’t get a triple-slot SIM tray, which has been a regular feature of many Realme phones, but a hybrid one which means you’ll be able to use only one SIM if you need a microSD card.