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Realme Narzo 20 Pro First Impressions: 65W fast charging on a budget ups the smartphone game

Realme Narzo 20 Pro has been launched alongside the Narzo 20 and the Narzo 20A and comes with 90Hz display, 48MP quad rear cameras and 65W fast charging tech as its highlights

Vanshika Malhotra Vanshika Malhotra @vanshika1628
New Delhi Published on: September 21, 2020 19:33 IST
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Narzo 20 Pro in White Knight

Realme, a couple of months ago, introduced the budget Narzo series targeting the ‘Gen Z’ with its gaming and camera capabilities. The company introduced the Narzo 10 and the Narzo 10A back then and has just launched its successor series -- the Narzo 20 series with the Narzo 20, the Narzo 20A, and the slightly high-end Narzo 20 Pro.

All three smartphones take forward Realme’s primary aim of producing budget smartphones with a more-than-decent spec sheet. Out of the three new Narzo offerings, I got hold of of the eldest of them all. I used it for a while and here is how the device is like. Read on IndiaTV Tech’s first impressions of the same to know.

Realme Narzo 20 Pro First Impressions: Design

All this while I have been saying that Realme needs to come up with a new design and the Narzo 20 Pro is the company’s initial step in the direction. It looks different than the Narzo 10 series and has intriguing colour options for us. Although the rear camera module is arranged in the same vertical fashion as all the other Realme devices, the camera module is slightly wider, making it look different. The back is kept minimal with the camera setup in the top left corner and the ‘Narzo’ branding in the bottom left corner. The back has a V effect going on, which makes it look pretty and like the Honor V20. The V effect clubbed with the White Ninja colour, was a delight to see and use.

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Narzo 20 Pro in White Knight

The front, however, has a punch-hole in the top left corner for a bezel-less display, which is similar to most of the recent Realme smartphones. The left side has the volume up/down buttons and the SIM tray, while the right side only has the power on/off button with a fingerprint scanner embedded in it. The fingerprint scanner acted swiftly and a side-mounted one always ensures convenience. The top end has nothing on it. The bottom end has the 3.5mm audio jack, mic, USB Type-C port, and speaker grille.

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Narzo 20 Pro in White Knight

The Realme Narzo 20 Pro is a thick phone but doesn’t make you feel while you use it. It doesn’t feel bulky and despite the polycarbonate body, it doesn’t appear plasticky. The smartphone is good-looking and has a hint of freshness to it, which adds on to its aesthetics.

Realme Narzo 20 Pro First Impressions: Display

The smartphone has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. The display has a punch-hole in the top left corner for thin bezels. But, the bottom bezels are significantly visible. The device comes with several display features such as adaptive brightness, dark mode, eye comfort, adaptive sleep, OSIE visual effect, display colour options (cool, default, warm), and the option to select the refresh rate.

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Narzo 20 Pro in White Knight

The screen is aptly bright and displays vivid colours. The content appears oversaturated for really bright views and will be liked by those who love their content eye-popping. The 90Hz refresh rate proves quite smooth but I would need to use it more to know how smooth it gets and how it impacts the battery life of the device.

Realme Narzo 20 Pro First Impressions: Cameras

The Narzo 20 Pro has the cameras as one of its highlights. There are four for the back: a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP B&W lens. The front camera stands as 16MP. The device supports various camera features such as AI capabilities, UIS, slow-motion videos, Nightscape mode, Portrait mode, HDR, Beauty mode, Panorama, Timelapse, LED flash, Expert mode, and inbuilt camera filters.

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Narzo 20 Pro in White Knight

The rear cameras worked decently during the short period of time I used them for. There was a hint of oversaturation but there were details. Although, the images appeared grainy when taken indoors. The selfies came out with details but were processed. I need to use the cameras more to finally tell how they are.

Realme Narzo 20 Pro First Impressions: Spec Sheet

Here are the Realme Narzo 20 Pro specifications:

Specifications Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Display 6.5-inch Full HD+ 90Hz 
Processor MediaTek Helio G95
RAM 6GB/8GB
Storage 64GB/128GB
Rear Camera

48MP (main camera)

8MP (ultra-wide lens)

2MP (macro lens)

2MP (B&W lens)

Front Camera 16MP
Battery 4,500mAh with 65 W SuperDart Charge
OS Realme UI based on Android 10
Extra Features 90Hz refresh rate, 65W fast charging
Price Starts at Rs. 14,999

Realme Narzo 20 Pro First Impressions: Conclusion

The Realme Narzo 20 Pro, with a starting price of 14,999, offers a 90Hz display, 48MP quad rear cameras and a whopping 65W fast charging technology. I still have to use it more to see how the fast charging works, among other key highlights. But on papers, it is a worthy device that has an attractive design for a change. It stands in the ring against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 series and the Realme 7 with the same 65W fast charging.

We will let you know how the Realme Narzo 20 Pro is like in a detailed review of the same. Hence, stay tuned.

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