Realme Narzo 20 Pro design
The design of the Realme Narzo 20 Pro is very similar to the Realme 7 (Review). As a result, you end up with two identically designed phones that belong to two different series. We have also seen something similar with Realme Narzo 20 (Review) and Realme C15. Realme has kept a different pattern on the back of the Narzo 20 Pro and offers it with different color options. On this one, the hole punch is in the upper left corner of the front. The phone has a 6.5-inch screen.
Similar to the Realme 7, the Narzo 20 Pro has a fingerprint scanner in the power button. Fortunately, the volume buttons are located on the other side of the device, preventing you from accidentally pressing them.
The Narzo 20 Pro has a quad camera setup. This camera module looks like the one on the Realme 7, but Realme has changed the main sensor. The back panel sports a V-shaped pattern, which glows when light hits it. The glossy back panel detects fingerprints quite easily, but Realme has included a cover in the box, which can be used to prevent these marks.
Realme has used a 4500mAh battery in the Narzo 20 Pro, which is slightly smaller than the one in the Realme 7. It’s actually two 2250mAh cells, for faster charging. The Narzo 20 Pro has 65W SuperDart charging technology and the good thing is that a charger that supports the same capacity is available in the box. The Narzo 20 Pro weighs 191 grams, which isn’t much considering its size and battery capacity.
Specifications Realme Narzo 20 Pro
The similarities of this phone with the Realme 7 are not limited to the design alone. Both phones come with a similar processor. Realme has chosen the MediaTek Helio G95 chipset in the Narzo 20 Pro. It is an octa-core processor that includes two 2.05GHz Cortex-A76 cores and six 2GHz Cortex-A55 cores. It has two options of 64GB of storage with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage with 8 GB of RAM. We had its top variant for review, which costs 16,999. The base model has been launched at a price of Rs 14,999.
You get a 90Hz Full-HD+ display on the Narzo 20 Pro. High refresh rate panels aren’t very common at this price, but Realme has already offered them on some models. The Narzo 20 Pro automatically sets the refresh rate on the phone based on the task. Although you can also configure it manually. The color temperature of the panel can also be set manually.
The Narzo 20 Pro runs Realme UI based on Android 10 and our unit had the August Android security patch. Realme UI has some customizations like App Lock which can be used to lock apps. Apart from this, Private Space is available which gives you the option to protect your photos, videos and other files with a password. The user interface is very easy to use and we ran it without any problem. Realme Narzo 20 Pro also had some pre-installed apps such as Facebook, Realme Community, Realme Pay and a few other apps and we suggest you uninstall them if you don’t want to use them.
Realme Narzo 20 Pro performance
The Narzo 20 Pro did not give us any complaints in daily use. Apps loaded quickly and switching between them was easy. Fingerprint scanner and face unlock function work quickly and accurately to unlock your device. Even heavy use can be comfortably handled by the Narzo 20 Pro.
We played Call of Duty: Mobile on the smartphone and it defaulted to Mid graphics. With these default settings, the game ran smoothly with no lag. We played for 15 minutes and noticed the battery was down 6 percent and the phone’s screen was moderately warm to the touch.
The Reality Narzo 20 Pro’s battery life was pretty good. The phone easily lasted a day and a half in our use. Even if you are a heavy user, you should get a day’s battery backup. In our HD video loop test, the Narzo 20 Pro lasted 20 hours and 12 minutes on a single charge, which is excellent. The icing on the cake is that Realme ships a 65W Superdart charger with the phone. It charged the phone up to 50 percent in just fifteen minutes and it took around 40 minutes to fully charge. It is very fast and at this price there is no other phone that offers such speed of charging.
Realme Narzo 20 Pro cameras
There is a quad camera setup on the Narzo 20 Pro, which includes a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel black and white portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The camera app is very easy to use and commonly used modes can be accessed by swiping up on the main screen. There is a submenu for additional shooting modes.
The Narzo 20 Pro takes 12-megapixel photos by default and has decent dynamic range. The AI is able to detect which scene the camera is going to capture, so it sets the camera accordingly. Colors were accurate, and there was good detail even on distant subjects. The wide-angle camera puts out a lower resolution, and there was a noticeable drop in quality. The barrel effect was also visible at the edges. You also have the option of taking photos at the full 48-megapixel resolution, but photos taken with this weren’t that great and we found a watercolor effect on photos when zoomed in.
Close-ups were decent, and the camera was able to capture sharp detail with smooth background blur. Portrait shots were also decent, but we did notice that the AI couldn’t detect the subject very well. However, it does facial recognition comfortably. It also allows us to set the blur level before taking a photo. The macro camera allows you to capture the subject very closely, but the resolution is low and the photos are not very sharp.
Camera performance was average in low light, and photos came out flat. Switching to night mode did result in better detail, but it takes about three seconds for the phone to capture each shot. The wide angle camera does not capture as much light as the main camera. Although it is capable of capturing a large area. There’s also the option to take night mode photos using the wide-angle camera, but there’s a slight difference in sharpness.
Selfies taken with the Realme Narzo 20 Pro were decent. You can also take portrait photos with the selfie camera and it allows you to set the blur level. The portraits were good. Low-light selfies were below average.
Realme Narzo 20 Pro comes packed with powerful hardware and can handle the needs of power users. The Helio G95 chipset can handle heavy apps and games with ease and the huge battery provides a good backup. Most impressive is the included 65W fast charging support, which takes this phone a couple of steps ahead of its rivals. However, the low-light camera performance needs some improvement.
If camera performance doesn’t matter much to you, then the Narzo 20 Pro is a good performer for the price. However, there really isn’t much of a difference between this phone and the Realme 7 (Review), so the Realme 7 also presents itself as a suitable alternative.