Highlights
  • Realme Narzo 10A price in India is Rs 8,499
  • It comes with the MediaTek Helio G70 chipset, triple rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor

Realme Narzo 10A is the more affordable smartphone in the new Narzo 10 series. It’s priced south of Rs 10,000 and the specifications include MediaTek Helio G70 chipset, 5,000mAh battery and triple rear cameras. Some of these specs may remind you of the Realme C3. In fact, the Narzo 10A is a lot like the Realme C3, but with a fingerprint sensor and an extra camera on the back. 

We’ve already reviewed the Realme Narzo 10 and today we’re unboxing the Narzo 10A. Due to the lockdown restrictions, we received the Narzo 10A only recently, so our full review will be out in a few days. Until then, here are our first impressions about the budget smartphone. 

Inside the yellow Realme box, you’ll find the Narzo 10A smartphone, some documentation, a 10W charging brick, and a micro-USB cable. Unlike the Narzo 10, the Narzo 10A does not come with transparent silicone cover. 

The Narzo 10A has been designed in a way to capture attention, and it surely does that. The first thing that strikes you about the phone out of the box is the rear panel, which has the word ‘Realme’ prominently etched across the back. The text takes up one half of the panel, and you can be sure people will know you’re holding a Realme phone. The design is not tacky or cheap as the branding matches the shade of the phone. Our unit was in the ‘So Blue’ colour option, so the ‘Realme’ text is also in a shade of blue. 

The plastic rear panel offers a matte finish, similar to the Narzo 10. It gives the rear panel a smooth and smudge-free look. This phone is not as slippery to hold as the Narzo 10, and that’s because the textured ‘Realme’ branding offers a nice grip while holding the device. The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is easy to reach and the buttons on the sides are well placed too. 

The Narzo 10A sports a 6.5-inch Minidrop display with an 89.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. You get HD+ (1,600 x 720) resolution, which is expected from a phone under Rs 10,000. In our full review, we will talk about the display quality and brightness in detail. 

Much like the Realme C3, the Narzo 10A also gets the MediaTek Helio G70 processor. This is a new budget chipset from MediaTek that aims to help low-cost phones deliver a smooth gaming experience. The chipset is paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage on the Narzo 10A. To recall, the Realme C3 was capable of running games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 without issues, and we expect the Narzo 10A to offer a similar experience. We will talk more about its gaming and day-to-day performance in our full review after testing the device for a few days. 

The Narzo 10A should be able to offer a smooth gaming experience, just like the Realme C3 which was also powered by MediaTek’s Helio G70

While the Realme C3 offers a dual camera setup, the Narzo 10A comes with triple rear cameras. The camera setup includes a 12MP f/1.8 main sensor with PDAF, a 2MP portraitist lens, and a 2MP macro lens. We believe a macro lens is a better choice than a wide-angle lens on a budget phone, and we’re happy to see it on the Realme Narzo 10A. On the front, the Narzo 10A gets a 5MP f/2.4 selfie camera housed in the waterdrop notch. We will need a few days to test the cameras under various scenarios and lighting conditions to offer our verdict, so stay tuned for our full review.

Lastly, we come to the battery. The Narzo 10A houses a 5,000mAh battery just like the Realme C3. It promises to deliver a long-lasting battery life on a single charge, but this might vary depending on how intensively you use the device. The smartphone supports a standard 10W charging over micro-USB. We will have more to say on the battery life after running a few battery tests and using the phone intensively for a few days.

Based on our initial thoughts, the Realme Narzo 10A looks like a decent upgrade to the Realme C3. The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and triple camera setup are notable improvements that should attract budget buyers. With the Realme C3 price in India being increased to Rs 7,999, the price disparity between the two smartphones is marginal. We will reserve our verdict on the Realme Narzo 10A in our full review after we test its performance, cameras, battery life, and more.