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realme Narzo 50A Prime smartphone review - Full HD and fast memory for little money

Sharp and inexpensive. A high-resolution display, the main camera with many pixels, and fast storage - the realme Narzo 50A Prime offers a lot for little money. At least on paper, the smartphone looks very promising, but of course, we want to know for sure in our test.
realme Narzo 50A Prime
realme Narzo 50A Prime (Narzo Series)
Processor
UNISOC T612 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.60 inch 20:9, 2408 x 1080 pixel 400 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, 180Hz sampling rate, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 64 GB 
, 55 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 164.4 x 75.6 ( = 0.32 x 6.47 x 2.98 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, monochrome (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0, Videos @720p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.910W/​kg (head), 1.274W/​kg (body) , fanless
Weight
192.5 g ( = 6.79 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
170 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
76 %
08/2022
realme Narzo 50A Prime
T612, Mali-G52 MP1
192.5 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2408x1080
74.8 %
07/2022
realme Narzo 50i Prime
T612, Mali-G52 MP1
182 g32 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.50"1600x720
75.8 %
07/2022
Samsung Galaxy M13
Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1
192 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.60"2408x1080
76.6 %
07/2022
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
SD 680, Adreno 610
190 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.71"1650x720

Case and features - Angular exterior

The realme 50A Prime is the sister model of the realme Narzo 50i Prime which we recently tested. The dimensions of both devices are very similar, but realme has reduced the thickness of the Narzo 50A Prime by a few tenths of a millimeter; the weight is a bit higher at 192.5 grams.

Looking at the characteristics, it quickly becomes clear that the Narzo 50A Prime is the significantly better-equipped phone in the family: with 64 GB of mass storage, a Full HD display, and WiFi 5, it is clearly above the Narzo 50i Prime. What is still missing, however, is NFC, so no mobile payment apps can be used either.

The SD card reader is in addition to the two SIM slots and proves to be a bit slower than in comparable smartphones, for example, in the copy test with our reference card Angelbird AV Pro V60.

The casing is, as in the 50i Prime, rather angular. The back is covered with a reflective glass panel and features a "Kevlar Speed Texture Design" underneath, which is reminiscent of carbon fibers but is of course made of simple plastic. The area around the camera module is visually separated and refracts the light for a special effect. Interestingly, the color "Flash Black" looks rather dark blue; a light blue is available as a second color variant.

The smartphone looks high-quality for its price range, but it strongly attracts fingerprints. The edges are partly quite noticeable, but the Narzo 50A Prime still feels quite comfortable in the hand. The smartphone can hardly be twisted and does not creak.

Size comparision

169.6 mm / 6.68 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs165.4 mm / 6.51 inch 76.9 mm / 3.03 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs164.1 mm / 6.46 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 182 g0.4012 lbs164.4 mm / 6.47 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 192.5 g0.4244 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
  (Angelbird V60)
34.9 MB/s ∼100% +87%
Samsung Galaxy M13
  (Angelbird V60)
28.5 MB/s ∼82% +52%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10.9 - 59.2, n=99, last 2 years)
26.3 MB/s ∼75% +41%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
  (Angelbird V60)
20.6 MB/s ∼59% +10%
realme Narzo 50A Prime
  (Angelbird V60)
18.7 MB/s ∼54%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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realme Narzo 50A Prime Mali-G52 MP1, T612, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø31.6 (20.7-48.6)
realme Narzo 50i Prime Mali-G52 MP1, T612, 32 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø28.9 (21.1-40.1)
Samsung Galaxy M13 Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø31 (18.9-38.9)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø38.2 (26.4-46.1)
realme Narzo 50A Prime Mali-G52 MP1, T612, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø73.4 (28.2-83.5)
realme Narzo 50i Prime Mali-G52 MP1, T612, 32 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø75.3 (31.8-83.1)
Samsung Galaxy M13 Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø49.7 (31.5-53.6)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø78.7 (28.6-82.6)

Communication, software and operation - No 5G, but fast WLAN

You have to do without 5G capabilities in this price range, but the Narzo 50A Prime at least offers some 4G frequencies. It is not enough for international use worldwide, but you can use the mobile Internet without problems in Central Europe. The reception is rather on a low level during our test, but never completely breaks down.

The phone comes with WiFi 5 and can thus compete with other phones in its price range, such as the Galaxy M13 or the Redmi 10C. The transfer rates are also quite stable in our test with the reference router Asus ROG AXE11000.

Realme's UI R-version is reduced in some functions, for example, there is no gaming mode. The system of the Narzo 50A Prime is still based on Android 11, although Android 13 is already in the starting blocks. Our test device received an update to the latest security patches from July 2022 within the test period, although quite recent patches from June 2022 were already installed before. Realme thus seems to at least bring its updates to the phone quickly.

The touchscreen can be operated reliably, but it does not feel as smooth as faster screens due to the 60 Hz frame rate. The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the standby button on the right side of the case. It unlocks the phone quite quickly and reliably even from standby. 2D face recognition is also possible, but you should make sure that the surroundings are well-lit.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
realme Narzo 50A Prime
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
351 (317min - 366max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy M13
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
328 (286min - 348max) MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
315 (269min - 336max) MBit/s ∼90% -10%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
802.11 b/g/n
62.6 (58min - 74max) MBit/s ∼18% -82%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy M13
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
325 (301min - 333max) MBit/s ∼100% +25%
realme Narzo 50A Prime
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
259 (196min - 267max) MBit/s ∼80%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
222 (194min - 242max) MBit/s ∼68% -14%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
802.11 b/g/n
44.3 (22min - 58max) MBit/s ∼14% -83%
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; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø259 (196-267)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø351 (317-366)

Cameras - Actually a single camera

Selfie, front camera
Selfie, front camera

On paper, the real Narzo 50A Prime offers three camera lenses on the back, but in reality, you will probably only use one of them most of the time: the main camera with 50 megapixels usually only take pictures with a quarter of the resolution, but is still much more accurate than, for example, the macro camera with only 2-megapixel resolution. Sure, it is sufficient for a cursory glance at the phone's screen, but the extreme close-ups are hardly useful beyond that. The third lens is only intended to support blur effects and cannot be used for own pictures anyway.

The main camera takes quite passable pictures in itself, whose detail sharpness does not turn out bad at all. At the same time, the color reproduction in the surrounding image is quite strange: the sky looks heavily desaturated and quite grainy in large areas. In very low light, hardly any details are visible in dark areas.

Videos can be recorded in 1080p and 30 fps at most, and you can only use a digital zoom. The light meter works quite accurately, while the autofocus needs a bit now and then to set the right focus.

The front-facing camera offers a resolution of 8 megapixels. It takes passable selfies in good light, but you should not enlarge them too much or details will be lost.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow Light
ColorChecker
14.8 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
10 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
8 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
ColorChecker realme Narzo 50A Prime: 10.07 ∆E min: 1.71 - max: 17.71 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.7 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
36.7 ∆E
51.8 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
32.3 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
52.3 ∆E
55.6 ∆E
24 ∆E
40.4 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
50.9 ∆E
33.8 ∆E
41 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
48 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
34.9 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker realme Narzo 50A Prime: 37.21 ∆E min: 14.04 - max: 55.56 ∆E

Display - Full HD with good brightness

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

A Full HD screen is also offered by others in this price range but by far not all phones. With its 528 cd/m² on average, the display of the realme Narzo 50A Prime is also quite bright and offers a decent contrast ratio of 1385:1, which makes colors and dark tones look bit richer and deeper.

We did not notice any PWM flickering, but a slight blue cast is visible in the grayscale. The color accuracy measurement shows that blue tones are displayed most inaccurately.

514
cd/m²
533
cd/m²
528
cd/m²
521
cd/m²
540
cd/m²
508
cd/m²
506
cd/m²
544
cd/m²
516
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 544 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 523.3 cd/m² Minimum: 1.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 540 cd/m²
Contrast: 1385:1 (Black: 0.39 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.39 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3
ΔE Greyscale 4.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
99.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.261
realme Narzo 50A Prime
IPS, 2408x1080, 6.60
realme Narzo 50i Prime
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy M13
PLS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
IPS, 1650x720, 6.71
Response Times
-25%
5%
-30%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
30 ?(16, 14)
34 ?(19, 15)
-13%
27 ?(14, 13)
10%
33 ?(17, 16)
-10%
Response Time Black / White *
14 ?(9, 5)
19 ?(9.5, 9.5)
-36%
14 ?(9, 5)
-0%
21 ?(9, 12)
-50%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-22%
-13%
15%
Brightness middle
540
365
-32%
481
-11%
511
-5%
Brightness
523
354
-32%
444
-15%
478
-9%
Brightness Distribution
93
83
-11%
85
-9%
84
-10%
Black Level *
0.39
0.45
-15%
0.43
-10%
0.42
-8%
Contrast
1385
811
-41%
1119
-19%
1217
-12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.39
4.58
-4%
4.55
-4%
1.51
66%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.65
8.81
-32%
7.86
-18%
2.53
62%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.7
5.2
-11%
5.5
-17%
2.9
38%
Gamma
2.261 97%
2.28 96%
2.233 99%
2.266 97%
CCT
7597 86%
7929 82%
7969 82%
6443 101%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-24% / -23%
-4% / -9%
-8% / 6%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
14 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 27 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19959 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - The fast memory does the trick

The Unisoc Tiger T612 is used in many of realme's low-priced cell phones and offers good performance rates for the class, especially in the processor area. Meanwhile, the graphics unit falls a bit behind, especially on the high-resolution screen. The system basically runs smoothly in everyday use as long as you do not have too many apps running in the background. However, you have to reckon with occasional stutters.

The fast UFS 2.2 storage is no longer completely uncommon in the price range, and the Redmi 10C for example, also offers it. Nevertheless, it is nice to see that even inexpensive phones now offer a decent storage speed that shortens loading times.

The case heats up very well even under heavy load and is not alarming with a maximum of 38.4 °C, at least at room temperature.

The small mono speaker on the phone's lower edge struggles a bit to produce a really full sound. It will sound too thin and too treble-heavy for most demands in music and movie sound. Nevertheless, you can basically use it to listen to a piece of music or watch a video. However, speakers or headphones that are connected via a 3.5 mm port or Bluetooth naturally sound better; aptX HD is supported, but the modern aptX codecs are not.

The phone can be charged with a maximum of 18 watts, but a charger is not included with the realme Narzo 50A Prime. It takes a good 2 hours at full charging power to completely fill the 5,000 mAh battery. According to our WLAN test, it does not last quite as long as other phones in this price range, but it is still a long-runner with 14:34 hours that can even survive two workdays without charging.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
346 Points ∼51%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
347 Points ∼51% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
119 Points ∼17% -66%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
377 Points ∼55% +9%
Average UNISOC T612
  (346 - 347, n=3)
346 Points ∼51% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=269, last 2 years)
684 Points ∼100% +98%
Multi-Core (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1311 Points ∼59%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
1326 Points ∼60% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
519 Points ∼23% -60%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1644 Points ∼74% +25%
Average UNISOC T612
  (1311 - 1326, n=3)
1320 Points ∼59% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=269, last 2 years)
2225 Points ∼100% +70%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
7610 Points ∼75%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
7705 Points ∼75% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4894 Points ∼48% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5884 Points ∼58% -23%
Average UNISOC T612
  (7610 - 7776, n=3)
7697 Points ∼75% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=173, last 2 years)
10212 Points ∼100% +34%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
979 Points ∼40%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
997 Points ∼40% +2%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
887 Points ∼36% -9%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1353 Points ∼55% +38%
Average UNISOC T612
  (979 - 997, n=3)
988 Points ∼40% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=184, last 2 years)
2477 Points ∼100% +153%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
826 Points ∼32%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
841 Points ∼33% +2%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
768 Points ∼30% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1177 Points ∼46% +42%
Average UNISOC T612
  (826 - 841, n=3)
834 Points ∼33% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=184, last 2 years)
2549 Points ∼100% +209%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2773 Points ∼97%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
2858 Points ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1930 Points ∼67% -30%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2831 Points ∼99% +2%
Average UNISOC T612
  (2773 - 2858, n=3)
2821 Points ∼98% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 5262, n=184, last 2 years)
2865 Points ∼100% +3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
986 Points ∼24%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
987 Points ∼24% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
920 Points ∼23% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1350 Points ∼33% +37%
Average UNISOC T612
  (986 - 988, n=3)
987 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 11909, n=244, last 2 years)
4085 Points ∼100% +314%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
829 Points ∼16%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
830 Points ∼16% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
793 Points ∼15% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1175 Points ∼23% +42%
Average UNISOC T612
  (829 - 830, n=3)
829 Points ∼16% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 20955, n=244, last 2 years)
5216 Points ∼100% +529%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2909 Points ∼89%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
2940 Points ∼90% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2084 Points ∼64% -28%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2825 Points ∼87% -3%
Average UNISOC T612
  (2909 - 2990, n=3)
2946 Points ∼90% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5793, n=244, last 2 years)
3263 Points ∼100% +12%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
411 Points ∼13%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
415 Points ∼13% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
507 Points ∼16% +23%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
450 Points ∼15% +9%
Average UNISOC T612
  (411 - 415, n=3)
412 Points ∼13% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=201, last 2 years)
3085 Points ∼100% +651%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
410 Points ∼12%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
410 Points ∼12% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
509 Points ∼15% +24%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
438 Points ∼13% +7%
Average UNISOC T612
  (410 - 410, n=3)
410 Points ∼12% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 11700, n=206, last 2 years)
3404 Points ∼100% +730%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
115 Points ∼12%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
114 Points ∼12% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
139 Points ∼14% +21%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
122 Points ∼12% +6%
Average UNISOC T612
  (114 - 117, n=3)
115.3 Points ∼12% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3080, n=163, last 2 years)
991 Points ∼100% +762%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
111 Points ∼11%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
111 Points ∼11% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
139 Points ∼14% +25%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
122 Points ∼12% +10%
Average UNISOC T612
  (111 - 111, n=3)
111 Points ∼11% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=158, last 2 years)
980 Points ∼100% +783%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4.7 fps ∼16%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
10 fps ∼34% +113%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
5.3 fps ∼18% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
17 fps ∼58% +262%
Average UNISOC T612
  (4.7 - 10, n=3)
8.23 fps ∼28% +75%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.7 - 104, n=264, last 2 years)
29.4 fps ∼100% +526%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
5.4 fps ∼15%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
5.3 fps ∼15% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
6.1 fps ∼17% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
9.5 fps ∼27% +76%
Average UNISOC T612
  (5.3 - 5.4, n=3)
5.33 fps ∼15% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 136, n=265, last 2 years)
35.2 fps ∼100% +552%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
3 fps ∼15%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
6.4 fps ∼31% +113%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
3.3 fps ∼16% +10%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
10 fps ∼49% +233%
Average UNISOC T612
  (3 - 6.4, n=3)
5.27 fps ∼26% +76%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3 - 69, n=265, last 2 years)
20.4 fps ∼100% +580%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme Narzo 50A Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2 fps ∼15%
realme Narzo 50i Prime
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
1.9 fps ∼14% -5%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2.2 fps ∼16% +10%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
3.2 fps ∼24% +60%
Average UNISOC T612
  (1.9 - 2, n=3)
1.933 fps ∼14% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 52, n=265, last 2 years)
13.4 fps ∼100% +570%
realme Narzo 50A Primerealme Narzo 50i PrimeSamsung Galaxy M13Xiaomi Redmi 10CAverage 64 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
11%
-63%
19%
0%
24%
Sequential Read 256KB
852.8
658.2
-23%
264.5
-69%
927.7
9%
831 ?(511 - 928, n=7)
-3%
947 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=262, last 2 years)
11%
Sequential Write 256KB
266
445.6
68%
193.5
-27%
510.2
92%
340 ?(120.6 - 519, n=7)
28%
502 ?(11.9 - 1485, n=262, last 2 years)
89%
Random Read 4KB
145.3
161.8
11%
42.5
-71%
120.2
-17%
133.2 ?(88.5 - 173, n=7)
-8%
171.3 ?(13.5 - 345, n=262, last 2 years)
18%
Random Write 4KB
212.5
189.8
-11%
30.3
-86%
195.2
-8%
177.4 ?(95.4 - 213, n=7)
-17%
167.8 ?(30.3 - 475, n=263, last 2 years)
-21%

Temperature

Max. Load
 38.2 °C
101 F
33.9 °C
93 F
32.7 °C
91 F
 
 37.4 °C
99 F
34 °C
93 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
 36.5 °C
98 F
34.5 °C
94 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 38.2 °C = 101 F
Average: 34.8 °C = 95 F
32.5 °C
91 F
34 °C
93 F
35.9 °C
97 F
32.8 °C
91 F
34.8 °C
95 F
38.3 °C
101 F
32.5 °C
91 F
34.6 °C
94 F
38.4 °C
101 F
Maximum: 38.4 °C = 101 F
Average: 34.9 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.3 °C = 105 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.2 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38.4 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.7 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Back side
Heatmap Back side

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2043.940.42534.536.43127.728.64028.5295033.2346326.325.78023.422.710022.527.512515.427.916014.631.620012.336.425013.341.731511.645.34007.550.550011.457.863015.262.780014.766.6100011.868.612501266.8160010.36720009.364.2250010.857.8315014.764.7400014.375.7500014.975.163001572.6800015.466.11000016.864.81250016.162.3160001747.2SPL25.981.7N0.746.5median 14.6median 62.7Delta29.936.736.735.738.527.330.233.331.237.432.225.226.718.219.820.520.413.52017.33113.535.413.541.713.14612.950.313.358.815.462.514.165.612.969.19.669.910.668.510.368.21167.812.666.415.264.416.865.316.461.916.565.616.671.815.972.316.654.726.379.30.743median 13.5median 64.41.911.8hearing rangehide median Pink Noiserealme Narzo 50A PrimeXiaomi Redmi 10C
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
realme Narzo 50A Prime audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 56% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 73% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi 10C audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.1% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 47% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
realme Narzo 50i Prime
5000 mAh
921 min ∼35% +5%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
5000 mAh
908 min ∼34% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 1953, n=270, last 2 years)
906 min ∼34% +4%
Samsung Galaxy M13
5000 mAh
895 min ∼34% +2%
realme Narzo 50A Prime
5000 mAh
874 min ∼33%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
14h 34min

Pros

+ fast memory
+ fast charging technology for the price range
+ bright Full HD screen
+ up-to-date software
+ fast WLAN

Cons

- no NFC
- not so ergonomic (angular design)
- older Android 11
- no charger included
- mediocre speaker

Verdict - Good alternative for beginners

In review: realme Narzo 50A Prime. Test device provided by:
In review: realme Narzo 50A Prime. Test device provided by:
notebooksbilliger.com

If you cannot or do not want to spend a lot of money on your smartphone, you will get a decent overall package with the realme Narzo 50A Prime: a bright Full HD display, sufficient system power for everyday use, fast storage, user-friendly runtimes, and software that is updated quite frequently, at least at the moment.

The mediocre speaker and a slight blue cast on the screen are also found in other inexpensive phones. The fact that no charger is included, the smartphone does not have NFC, and the operating system is still based on Android 11 are points that should be considered in the purchase decision.

The realme Narzo 50A Prime offers a good equipment package at a very low price.

Since the prices of the 50A Prime have already dropped significantly, there is hardly any reason to still go for the Narzo 50i Prime with much worse equipment. The Galaxy M13 comes with Android 12 and NFC but lags behind in terms of performance.

Price and availability

The realme Narzo 50A Prime is available directly from the manufacturer at 170 Euros. At the time of testing, there is a promotion on the website with a 20 Euro discount.

You can save even more at some Internet retailers, for example at our loaner notebooksbilliger.de where the phone is already available for 136 Euros at the time of testing. Also, Cyberport and amazon.de also have smartphone on offer.

realme Narzo 50A Prime - 08/02/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
43 / 70 → 62%
Weight
89%
Battery
90%
Display
86%
Games Performance
12 / 64 → 19%
Application Performance
65 / 86 → 76%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
52 / 90 → 58%
Camera
49%
Average
70%
76%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-08- 4 (Update: 2022-08- 4)