Realme Narzo N55 – A Budget-Friendly Beast
The Realme Narzo N55 was built by Amazon and Realme to make this device. When you get this device, you’ll get:
- A pre-applied screen protector.
- 33-watt Supercharger.
- USB A to Type-c cable.
- An ejection pin.
Now there is no protective case included. The Realme Narzo N55 has a few tricks up:
- It’s the first Narzo phone with a 90 Hertz refresh rate.
- It’s the slimmest Narzo phone.
- It has a 64-megapixel camera.
- It has the option to add up to 6 gigs of RAM.
- A 200 Ultra volume mode.
- It also has this mini capsule inspired by the dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 pro series.
This is a really good-looking phone that’s selling at about $150.
Realme Narzo N55 Review
The device has a dual-tone design and is incredibly slim. Holding this phone in my hand feels nothing like a budget smartphone. The design has a headphone jack to enjoy music. It comes in two colors: Prime Black & Prime Blue, it looks phenomenal with a fresh and cool color that is unique.
The entire body is a plastic right of the back and does not show fingerprints when held. It’s got a fully loaded SIM tray for dual Sims and expands storage up to 1TB Micro SD card. It has this physical fingerprint sensor on the side which is accurate, fast, and of course, this does have a face unlock.
The bezels are quite thin, it’s a 6.72-inch display with an FHD plus resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The display has a peak brightness of 680 nits which is sufficient enough for Outdoors use. Without much difficulty, watching video content is a good enough experience as you could expect from a phone.
Speaker & Sound
In terms of sound, a few things could have been improved but using earphones absolutely okay. If you are going to use the loudspeakers, first it doesn’t have dual speakers. The one speaker may not sound very clear especially if there’s like a bit of noise around. The bass needs to be improved and there is an ultra-boom sound mode that does increase the volume by a bit.
Gaming on the phone, and playing Call of Duty multiplayer at medium graphics gives a high frame rate which isn’t bad for a phone in this price segment. The performance was smooth, the response to touch was nice, and a good cooling system to prevent heat. This phone is rocking the Mediatek Helio G88 processor with 8GB RAM enough for daily use. The 128GB of internal storage is eMMC type which makes things like loading games or accessing photos & videos, and more just a bit slower.
It’s got Realme UI 4.0 and it’s running on top of Android 13. The UI is full of recommendations, pre-loaded apps, and ads that can be removed or disabled within the UI. You do get cool stuff on the UI 4.0 like lock apps, hide apps and create a Secure Vault to keep your private photos, videos, and files. There are some cool ways to take screenshots and partial screenshots.
It supports Dynamic Ram which allows you to add another 6 gigs of virtual Ram. You can increase performance by activating performance mode but requires more battery. They’ve introduced this mini capsule-like dynamic island on iPhone but only shows charging animations, data usage, and step stats for now.
The Realme UI is packed with a lot of features so you can have a lot of fun.
It’s a dual camera setup has:
- The primary is a 64-megapixel sensor seen in the Realme GT Master Edition.
- There’s a 2-megapixel black and white lens and in the front, you get an 8-megapixel sensor.
Photo shots on the regular 16-megapixel mode, you won’t notice it was shot using a budget smartphone. This photo quality is very close to what a lot of mid-range phones offer with their cameras. The camera captures the textures and details, a very good natural shallow depth of field, and nice bokeh in the background.
There is a 64-megapixel mode that captures more details when you zoom in and more texture.
With the 8-megapixel selfie camera, photos are fine.
You can shoot up to 1080p videos in 60FPS. If you’re shooting from one spot not moving too much just panning the smartphone the videos look.
Has an impressive 5000mAh battery in a phone. With a CPU and display not very power-hungry, there’s nothing that drains the battery very fast. With moderate use, you can get two days easily, in fact, you can go a little beyond two days. It comes with this 33-watt charger which charges this thing completely from 0 to 100% within 70 minutes which is good.
Overall, I think budget phones have really started to nail quite a few things that you originally would only get. The Narzo N55 looks good for this price point, got a great battery life, and has a Realme UI packed with features. It has a pretty decent set of cameras. The only things that I would improve are speakers, a less intrusive ad-free bloat software experience, and a slightly better CPU with support for 5G.