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Realme Narzo 50 - Battery Performance Score




Ideal Smartphone For Gaming On A Tight Budget


REALME NARZO 50


SMARTPHONE TIER: MID

Battery Capacity mAh: 5000





Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score: 46/100


Overall Battery Performance Score:

Ranking #64


Mid Tier Ranking:

Ranking #8




 

We have listed what you need to know about the Realme Narzo 50


Overview


The Realme Narzo 50, launched in February 2022 offers great value for money. It runs UI 3.0, which is based on Android 12 and has benefited from multiple upgrades and improved technology integrations introduced by Realme. As a result, the Realme Narzo 50 has gained a smoother performance. Being much more responsive when moving between apps, it has enhanced animations and always-on-display. A privacy indicator introduced by Google is included, and additional privacy features are included in the new UI 3.0 as well.


The 6.6-inch IPS display on the Realme Narzo 50 with an FHD+ resolution, a 180Hz touch sampling rate and a 120Hz refresh rate provides smooth graphics. Perhaps, a particularly good choice for gamers on a tight budget, it offers a Gaming Mode where you can customise the themes and alerts preferences for your games. Also, all distractions like notifications, calls, and messages can be disabled - often a great plus!


At the price, there may be a few limitations. The brightness levels appear to be enough for indoor use for providing natural colours and decent contrast, however, reading the screen in direct sunlight is difficult. This is due to the Realme Narzo 50 having an LCD screen, so the viewing angles are limited, and the colour profiles are less saturated than on standard OLED displays.


Having a Kevlar Speed Texture Design (a race car-inspired design), the Realme Narzo 50 is available in Speed Blue and Speed Black. The material pattern on the Realme Narzo 50 is strikingly like that of a OnePlus device. On the rear, there's a carbon fibre-like pattern that looks pretty good in the sunlight. The rest of the aesthetic is substantially like previous Narzo phones. The phone has a side-mounted power button, a fingerprint sensor on the right edge, and a volume rocker and SIM card slot on the left. The bottom section includes a 3.5mm headphone socket, a speaker grille, and a charging port.


The three-camera configuration in the back, led by a 50-megapixel f/1.8 lens, produces high-quality photographs suitable for printing and sharing on social media. The front side has a selfie camera lens in the top left corner.


Being classified as a Mid Tier ​​(€200-€499), smartphone, Realme has introduced this phone into a competitive arena. If you are looking for a smartphone powered by a Helios G96 processor, up to 6GB of RAM, and a 5000mAh battery, for daily use and gaming, then this mobile phone is an option. However, if you need a high-quality camera and 5G connectivity then perhaps consider an alternative.



Here’s a quick summary of the Realme Narzo 50 for you:


Product - Good Points

· Excellent battery performance

· Innovative design

- Good value for money, with technology integrations

- High-quality display and smoother gaming performance

Product - Be Aware of Points

· No 5G connectivity

- Camera performance average - no ultra-wide feature

· No stereo speakers

- Runs on Android 12




Smartphone Battery Performance Score

and Battery Results

We have designed and developed Battery Performance Labels

to help Smartphone users.


Our battery test results for the Realme Narzo 50 have been translated

into the ViserMark Labels displayed below.

 

Let’s look at the review by ViserMark based on the results during testing.

You can find the full results of our battery performance testing below:


Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score:




The Battery Performance Label shows a score between 0 and 100. It reflects the performance based on independent, repeatable, and rigorous testing.


Using various testing criteria, measured using real-life scenarios and live networks, results are collated with calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging results that amount to the total score.


The Realme Narzo 50 is positioned in the Mid Tier (€200-€499) and offers real value for money where performance is being considered. Achieving an impressive score of 46 out of 100 for smartphone battery life performance, it was rightly positioned just outside the Top 10 of the overall ViserMark Battery Performance Scores for 2022.


When taking a closer look at the Mid Tier (€200-€499), we can see the other smartphones the Realme Narzo is competing with. Firstly, another Realme device, the Realme GT2, obtained a smartphone battery rating of 48 out of 100 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S with a 50 out of 100 rating.

Comparison of SmartPhones in the Mid Tier


When evaluating the Realme Narzo 50, it offers different specifications to the Realme GT2, although offers similar smartphone battery performance, as shown in the chart above. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S, although slightly higher in smartphone battery ratings does offer 33W Pro fast charging as well. These smartphone battery life comparisons are comparable with results being consistently matched, including all being powered by 5000mAh battery capacity.


More Battery Performance Scores can be viewed in the Mid Tier Ranking table.

 

Battery Life


Battery Life - How long will this Smartphone battery last?


his is expressed in “Days-of-Use” and reflects the time in days that a smartphone can be used from a full charge. With a recent update to this ViserMark Label, additional information has been added to show the hours as well.


When looking at the Mid Tier, the majority of the devices listed can deliver excellent smartphone battery life of 2 days of use. The exceptions are the Samsung M51 leading with a stunning 3.5 days, the OPPO A76 with 2.5 days and not surprisingly, another Realme family member the Realme 8 Pro acquiring 2.5 days.


Comparison of SmartPhones in the Mid Tier


With its G96 processor, Realme Narzo 50 is designed for gamers. It’s equipped with powerful octa-core architecture that consists of ARM Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55. The CPU reaches clock speeds of up to 2.05GHz, delivering a seamless gaming experience. Also, a 120Hz refresh rate means that the screen is refreshed 120 times per second — two times faster than the regular 60Hz refresh rate. With a 180Hz touch sampling rate, Realme Narzo 50 gives the gaming experience a full upgrade.


See what other smartphones made it into the Top Ten, view the Days of Usage table

 

Charging Times



Battery Charging Time - How long will this Smartphone take to charge?


Time varies to charge different types and sizes of Smartphone batteries. This is expressed in Hours and Minutes.


When reviewing Charging Times for Mid Tier smartphones, the results show very fast charging times for most of the devices. In fact, the 4 quickest charging smartphones have times within an hour to achieve a full charge. Both the Honor 50 and Realme GT2 lead the way with an awe-inspiring 49 minutes.


Despite the Realme Narzo 50 adopting 33W Dart Charging technology, the smartphone charging is lacking at 1 Hour and 17 minutes, however, this is still faster than other smartphones in higher tiers.


Comparison of SmartPhones in the Mid Tier


More Charging Times can be viewed in the Charging Times table

 

Power Efficiency


Power Efficiency - How power efficient is this Smartphone?

Maximising the smartphone performance while reducing the amount of energy it consumes, with minimal impact on battery life.


It is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves" and reflects a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power efficient.


With a rating of 1, the Realme Narzo 50 matches that of both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S and the Realme GT2. Actually, the Realme GT2 achieves a greater smartphone energy efficiency rating of 2, in spite of only having a 4500mAh battery capacity.


Comparison of SmartPhones in the Mid Tier


The most battery-efficient smartphones will provide good battery life and reduce the number of times the battery will need to be charged which harms its longevity.


More Power Efficiency Scores can be viewed in the Power Efficiency table


 

Should I buy it?


If you are looking for a well-designed smartphone suitable for gaming, then the Realme Narzo 50 is ideal. With specific gaming features, smooth performance and excellent smartphone battery life, it offers a good all-around user experience, especially at the price.


The Realme Narzo 50 may not offer everything, so the compromise is not having 5G connectivity, a camera that is often described as average and sound clarity that is adequate. All things considered, this smartphone is really down to personal choice and individual usage.

 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the Realme Narzo 50 support 5G?

A: No, the MediaTek Helio G80 processor only supports up to a 4G network only.

Q: Does the Realme Narzo 50 have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the Realme Narzo 50 support wireless charging?

Q: Does the Realme Narzo 50 have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: Does the Realme Narzo 50 have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the Realme Narzo 50 have a microSD card slot?

Q: Is the Realme Narzo 50 VoLTE enabled?

 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date February 2022

Display

6.46 inch IPS LCD 1080 x 2412

Processor

Android 12, Realme UI 2.0, Mediatek Helio G96 (12nm), Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)

Memory & Storage

64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM 6GB RAM

Protection

Glass Front, Plastic Frame, Plastic Back

Main Camera

​50MP & 2MP

Front Camera

16MP

Battery

5000mAh

33W Wired Charging

Audio

Loud Speaker and a Headphone Jack

Dimensions and Weight

164.1 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm and 194g

Colours Available

Speed Blue and Speed Black


 

ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser’s test automation solution viSer. The automation test includes a variety of user actions from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

 

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Background


Realme is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. The company was founded on May 4, 2018, by Sky Li, who was the former vice president of Oppo. By July 2019, Realme had successfully entered 20 markets, including China, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe. In June of 2020, Realme's global users of smartphones reached 35 million.

 

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