Realme Narzo 50 5G Review: Powerful Performance On A Budget

Realme Narzo 50 5G Review: Powerful Performance On A Budget

several powerful features to the table

The Realme Narzo 50 5G brings several powerful features to the table. It comes with the next-gen processor, supports 5G, features a large battery, and much more. That said, the phone still lacks in a couple of departments. I’ve discussed all these points in depth in this review.

Specifications

Specifications

CPU: Dimensity 810 5G Processor
GPU: Arm Mali-G57 MC2
RAM: Up to 6GB
Storage: Up to 128GB
Display: 6.7-inch 90Hz LCD
Battery: 5,000 mAh with 33W Dart Charge

Realme Narzo 50 5G Design: Built For Single-Hand Use

Realme Narzo 50 5G Design: Built For Single-Hand Use

The Realme Narzo 50 is one of the sleekest phones in this segment, packing the signature Kevlar speed texture. The rear panel is smooth but surprisingly doesn’t smudge much. The phone is built for single-hand use, which makes it further handy. The power button is embedded with a fingerprint sensor.

The phone also includes rounded edges with a noticeable camera bump. The plastic build makes it lightweight and Realme notes it’s designed to be high tear-resistant. The Realme Narzo 50 5G reviewed here is the Hyper Blue color variant and makes quite a statement. It’s also available in the Hype Black color model, which you can choose if you want something sober.

Realme Narzo 50 5G Display: Decent, Can Be Better

Realme Narzo 50 5G Display: Decent, Can Be Better

Upfront, the Realme Narzo 50 5G packs a 6.7-inch LCD panel with an FHD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a 90Hz refresh rate. Users have more screen real estate with a 90.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. I used the Realme Narzo 50 5G for a wide range of activities, both indoors and outdoors.

The phone offers 600 nits of peak brightness, which is good especially if you’re indoors. However, it wasn’t the same when I used it outside. This is even more critical if you’re using the Realme Narzo 50 5G for gaming and sitting at an outdoor café. The display on the phone is good for everyday use, but it could have been better.

Realme Narzo 50 5G Benchmark Evaluation

Realme Narzo 50 5G Benchmark Evaluation

Under the hood, the Realme Narzo 50 5G draws power from the MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor with 5G support. The chipset is paired with ARM Mali-G57 GPU, up to 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage. The phone supports expandable RAM by up to 5GB and also included a microSD card slot for further storage expansion.

Dimensity 810 5G chip

The Dimensity 810 5G chip is a capable one and packs several upgrades when compared to its last-gen Dimensity 720 SoC. I ran a couple of benchmarks to determine how well the Realme Narzo 50 5G performs.

Firstly, I ran the Geekbench 5 benchmark test, and the Realme Narzo 50 5G scored 603 and 1760 in single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. This shows the phone offers decent performance, especially for everyday use. Additionally, I ran the 3D Mark gamer’s benchmark test. Here, the phone scored 1337, indicating it can run high-end games seamlessly.

Realme Narzo 50 5G Performance: Fast And Smooth

Realme Narzo 50 5G Performance: Fast And Smooth

The Realme Narzo 50 5G with the Dimensity 810 SoC promises smooth, unprecedented performance – and it delivers. I used the phone for many activities like streaming videos, editing my photos, casual browsing, and so on. I also played a couple of games on the device like Battlegrounds Mobile.

The overall performance of the Realme Narzo 50 5G has been very good. I had a glitch-free experience, no matter the app that I was running. Graphics heavy games like BGMI also run seamlessly, thanks to the powerful processor. Plus, the expandable RAM allows you to convert the phone to a hard-core gaming device.

The 5G support on it further makes it ideal for the long run. Plus, the Realme Narzo 50 5G ships with Android 12 OS with the Realme UI custom skin on top. This includes a few pre-loaded apps and services, which are pretty good to use.

Realme Narzo 50 5G Cameras: Pretty Basic

Realme Narzo 50 5G Cameras: Pretty Basic

The Realme Narzo 50 5G is a phone that’s emphasized the performance and specs under the hood. The Diemsnity 810 is a powerful processor, especially for a device in this segment. So naturally, Realme had to cut down on a few other features, which brings us to the cameras of the Realme Narzo 50 5G.

dual-camera setup

The Realme Narzo 50 5G packs a dual-camera setup at the rear with a 48MP along with a B&W lens. The cameras are petty basic, especially when you compare with other phones in this segment. You get all the goodies of the Realme camera software like Night mode, Portrait, Street mode, and so on.

There’s also an 8MP AI Beauty Selfie camera in the front. Plus, the Realme UI brings in additional editing tools and filters to play around with. But the lack of a macro lens is a huge downside to the Realme Narzo 50 5G.

Realme Narzo 50 5G Battery: Powerful

Realme Narzo 50 5G Battery: Powerful

As I said earlier, Realme has emphasized a lot of the specs under the hood. This is also evident with the powerful 5,000 mAh battery and the 33W fast charging support it comes with. The massive battery ensures you never run out of juice for a day on a single charge.

Plus, the fast charging support offers you a 100 percent charge in roughly an hour and a half. Realme has also ensured the phone doesn’t drain out fast with features like smart 5G power saving, which senses the surrounding signal and switches between 4G and 5G.

Realme Narzo 50 5G Verdict: The Affordable 5G Phone

Realme Narzo 50 5G Verdict: The Affordable 5G Phone

The Realme Narzo 50 5G is aggressively priced in the sub-Rs. 15,000 segment, starting at just Rs. 13,999. Most phones in this segment offer 4G support with upgraded features in display or cameras. On the other hand, Realme Narzo 50 5G has changed the game with upgraded specs, 5G support, and an advanced battery.

If these are the feature you’re looking for, get the Realme Narzo 50 5G. But if you want AMOLED or OLED displays, enhanced cameras, and other such features, this Realme phone isn’t for you. Make the choice based on your needs, while also checking the Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G, which offers more tweaked upgrades.

Apple’s New Privacy Ad Showcases a ‘Data Auction’ to Incline People Towards iPhone

Apple’s New Privacy Ad Showcases a ‘Data Auction’ to Incline People Towards iPhone

Apple on Wednesday kicked off a new ad campaign to promote its key privacy features and eventually convince people to pick an iPhone over the competition. Themed ‘Data Auction’ where an auctioneer is seen selling data of a user, the ad highlights the fact that how people nowadays are losing their personal data at different stages and through various resources, including emails, messages, and browser history. It portrays Apple’s App Tracking Transparency and Mail Privacy Protection as some of the inbuilt features to help protect data tracking. The given offerings aren’t that foolproof, though.

The over one-and-a-half-minute ad begins with introducing protagonist Ellie whose data has been put on auction. The auctioneer puts different types of Ellie’s data on sale. It includes her emails, purchase history, location data, contacts, browser history, and text messages.

Advertisers and marketers capture data from various resources to understand user patterns. The Cupertino company claims that it designs its products and features in a way to “minimise how much of your data” anyone can access.

The ad, which is the second after the last privacy campaign released last year, shows that once Ellie turns on App Tracking Transparency by asking apps to “not track” activity for sharing with advertisers or data brokers. The feature was brought to users in April last year — after some delay due to implementation concerns.

Although Apple says that the feature lets users choose whether an app can track their activity across other apps and websites for advertising and sharing patterns with data brokers, it was recently found to be not foolproof and could still allegedly allow developers to track users.

The ad also demonstrates the Mail Privacy Protection feature that is claimed to protect information such as your IP address and other data when you send an email to a recipient. It works with the preloaded Mail app that is available on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices.

Apple additionally has features including Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari and Location Services privacy controls that were recently introduced to enhance privacy of iPhone users. The purpose of the ad is to emphasise on these offerings — to eventually convince people to buy an iPhone.

The recent privacy updates have already helped Apple to not just expand its iPhone market but also grow its advertising business as new clients are approaching the company to serve their ads to iPhone users.

Nevertheless, Google is following in the footsteps of Apple for the last few months and implementing certain similar changes to Android to make it a strong competitor against iOS — from the privacy perspective. The Mountain View, California-headquartered company just earlier this week released a campaign called ‘Protected by Android’ to highlight its native privacy-focussed changes on the world’s biggest mobile operating system to take on Apple.

Privacy enhancements available on both iOS and Android are making it easier for users to restrict tracking on their devices. However, advertisers, data brokers, and marketers are exploring new ways to break the system-level restrictions and find avenues to continue to track users to some extent — to retain their ad businesses. The privacy barriers are, though, resulting in cost burdens for companies including Meta and Snap that were previously using activity tracking to target the masses as it has become harder for them to do so nowadays.

That said, the new ad campaign by Apple has started running in 24 countries in total and will be translated in languages other than English in select markets to reach a large number of audiences. The company will also place new billboards in every country where the ad is running to better reach its potential customers.

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G review

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G review

Introduction

Samsung’s Galaxy A mid-range lineup has undergone its yearly refresh, and it’s looking really good. The new Galaxy A33 is probably one of the most interesting models this year as it has been significantly upgraded since the Galaxy A32 and makes for an excellent bang for the buck offer at the €300 mark.

The Galaxy A33 5G has been promoted to the waterproofed league, and it now features the same IP67-rated ingress protection treatment as the higher tier models. Until now, the A3x models weren’t sealed against water. But that’s not all, of course.

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G review

The Galaxy A33 is keeping the 90Hz Super AMOLED screen of the Galaxy A32, but it employs a much more powerful Exynos 1280 chipset with a newer processor and gaming-friendly graphics. And there is an integrated 5G modem, too, so now you won’t have to choose between 4G and 5G versions.

The camera has been improved, too. Now the 48MP primary features optical stabilization and supports up to 4K video capturing. The 13MP selfie camera can do 4K videos, too.

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G review

The Galaxy A33 also brings stereo speakers, something that was reserved for the A5x and higher models in the previous generations. And finally, but not of least importance, the Galaxy A33 now supports faster 25W wired charging.

Let’s go through the full specs sheet now.

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G specs at a glance:

  • Body: 159.7×74.0x8.1mm, 186g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame, plastic back; IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins).
  • Display: 6.40″ Super AMOLED, 90Hz, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 411ppi.
  • Chipset: Exynos 1280 (5 nm): Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G68.
  • Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).
  • OS/Software: Android 12, One UI 4.1.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; Macro: 5 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • Front camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps; Front camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 25W.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); Stereo speakers; Virtual proximity sensing.

It’s not all updates, though, as two things have changed for the worse since the Galaxy A32. The Galaxy A33 has no audio jack, and the microSD bed is now shared with the second SIM option.

Still, we have to say we are intrigued by the Galaxy A33 5G as it has been clearly promoted in rank and now can be considered as part of the premium mid-rangers like the Galaxy A53 and A73.

Unboxing the Galaxy A33 5G

The Galaxy A33 5G is packed into one of the thinnest retail boxes we’ve seen, and we thought we’d find the phone all alone in there.

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G review

Well, there is no charger in the retail bundled, but that was expected. And while we didn’t see a cable at first, it turned out there is a USB-C cable inside the thin paper compartment.

The cable is compatible with 25W fast charging, so if you purchase Samsung’s 25W Samsung USB-C charger or similar, you should be able to use that straight away.

Accessibility updates may hint toward a bigger update for iOS 16 and watchOS 9

Accessibility updates may hint toward a bigger update for iOS 16 and watchOS 9

Earlier this week, Apple announced a bunch of accessibility improvements for its users on the iPhone and Apple Watch. However, I got deja vu from similar news back in 2021.

Alongside live captions coming to FaceTime calls and other apps in Apple’s press release, there’s also a door detection feature, which uses the LiDAR camera, found in the iPad Pro, iPhone 12 Pro, and 13 Pro models, to tell where the door handle is, and how far away it is from the user.

Last year we saw other accessibility improvements, where the screenshots showed off a new layout that hadn’t arrived to iPhone models at the time, which was confirmed a few weeks later at WWDC 2021, and arrived on iOS 15 in September 2021.

We may be seeing a repeat of these hints for iOS 16, as well as watchOS 9, as we head towards WWDC on June 6.

Hidden in plain sight?

Apple Accessibility Features shown on iPhone and Apple Watch

(Image credit: Apple)

Accessibility is a topic that should be at the forefront of the minds of developers and companies. It’s something I always look for in new apps and upcoming updates, as software should be accessible for everyone.

However, these features, which will likely appear in iOS 16 and watchOS 9, as Apple has stated that they’re arriving towards the end of the year, give the impression that the company is giving accessibility a greater focus this year.

As the pandemic meant many of us have had to adjust to the new world of remote working, there’s a chance that we’re going to see big updates that may have been delayed from 2020 and 2021.

A backlog of new features that are being refined for WWDC in a few short weeks could mean that iOS 16 and watchOS 9 are bigger leaps than what they were originally intended to be.

It’s encouraging to see accessibility take more of a precedent in software updates from Apple, while Microsoft has been looking into accessories in this area. Instead of the topic being a footnote in a press release, accessibility is having its own time to shine. With this in mind, WWDC looks to be a great event for users with accessibility needs.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition With Dimensity 8100 Goes Official: Coming to India As Nord 3?

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition With Dimensity 8100 Goes Official: Coming to India As Nord 3?

       

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Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 16:02 [IST]

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition has been launched in the Chinese market. The phone has arrived as a slightly different version of the OnePlus Ace, which was introduced in the country last month. The phone features a design similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro, but without an Alert Slider and triple primary cameras, instead of a quad-sensor module.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition With Dimensity 8100 Goes Official

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition Gaming-Centric Features

The OnePlus Ace Racing Edition comes with some features that are designed to impress the gamers. The phone has a 6.59-inch full HD+ LCD screen, which provides a scalable screen refresh rate from 30Hz to 120Hz. There’s also a touch sampling rate of 240Hz for smooth scrolling through web pages. The device also has GPA stable frame rate tech, which allows it to maintain consistent frame rates to avoid stuttering while long gaming sessions.

To keep the thermals down while extreme gaming sessions, the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition has an eight-layer cooling system. The device is equipped with a large liquid-cooled Vapor Chamber, which is combined with a diamond thermal conductive material. In addition, there’s ultra-high-density graphite material in the cooling chamber.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition With Dimensity 8100 Goes Official

OnePlus claims that Piece Elite, which is known as PUBG outside of China, had a stable frame rate of 89.5 frames per second without any frame drops in a one-hour-long testing session. The company has developed haptics for the phone in collaboration with the popular gaming brand Razer. The handset is fitted with a big X-axis linear motor and has O-Haptic game vibration effects. There’s also a Razer keyboard with special haptic tuning.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition Other Specs, Features

The OnePlus Ace Racing Edition is equipped with the octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max 5nm processor, which offers a max clock speed of 2.85GHz. The chipset is paired with the Mali-G510 MC6 graphics processor, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of expandable storage. On the software front, the smartphone boots Android 12-based ColorOS 12.1 instead of OxygenOS in China. For security, there’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition With Dimensity 8100 Goes Official

For imaging, there’s a 64MP primary camera module at the rear, which is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide secondary shooter. There’s also a 2MP f/2.4 snapper for macro photography. For selfies and video calling, the device houses a 16MP camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The connectivity features are standard including 5G SA/NSA, dual 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, and USB Type-C. A 5,000 mAh battery with 67W fast charging support keeps it running.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition Pricing, Availability

The OnePlus Ace Racing Edition’s base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at 1,999 Yuan (around Rs. 23,000). The most high-end model is being offered for 2,499 Yuan (~Rs. 28,800). The phone will be initially available in China from May 31 in Athletics Grey and Lightspeed Blue color variants. There will be an early bird discount during the first sale.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition With Dimensity 8100 Goes Official

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition Coming To India As Nord 3?

The OnePlus Nord 3 moniker was recently spotted on the company’s website in India. Multiple reports have indicated that the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition will launch in India as the OnePlus Nord 3. The brand has already released the Dimensity 8100-Max SoC-powered OnePlus 10R in India. But there’s a possibility that the Nord 3 could be a more affordable option with this chipset, we will know more soon.

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Motorola Edge 30 Review: Lacks the EDGE over its rivals

Motorola Edge 30 Review: Lacks the EDGE over its rivals

Motorola Edge 30, the slimmest and light weight phone has attractive features on paper. But in order to consider it worth buying you need a reality check. Read the full review here.

Some phones like to sell you a gimmick or two — flashy design, or the highest resolution camera, or the fastest charging solution you can imagine in a phone! And then there are phones that just try to do a bit of everything and end up not good at most things! If you catch the drift, you have got the sense of what we are going to say about the Motorola Edge 30! After a fantastic package that was the Motorola Edge 30 Pro, Motorola’s outing in the sub- ₹30,000 space is rather an uninspiring offering.

On its social media portals, Motorola claims the Edge 30 to be the slimmest, thinnest and what not! It also debuts the Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, which is currently the fastest 700 series chip we have seen on our shores. It even gets two 50MP cameras on the back, and a 144Hz pOLED display! A drool worthy spec sheet! But is that as drool worthy to use as in the real world? I used the Edge 30 for about 10 days to find out.

Motorola Edge 30 Design

For a phone that is called the “Edge”, it is obvious to expect something edgy; something flashy that turns heads. The Motorola Edge 30 sadly isn’t any of that. Handsome looking? That for sure but eye-catchy it is not! By giving the Edge 30 a boxy look, Motorola definitely tried to step into the design segment which companies like Apple, Samsung, and others are following but by making the Edge 30 far more lighter. As the phone is sleek (6,79mm), and light weight (155 grams) it feels very handy and comfortable to hold. However, The back panel including the camera hump attracts smudges. Moving to the front, the Motorola Edge 30 has a decently big display of 6.5 inches with thin bezels, a selfie camera at top center, and in-display fingerprint sensor at the bottom.

Motorola Edge 30 Display

A big screen with decent viewing angle, quick touch response, and popping colours are some of things which you want from a mid-range priced phone. And Motorola Edge 30 did check the boxes right. With the screen size of 6.5 inches, the phone offers a decent viewing experience. It features a 10-bit pOLED display along with 144Hz of refresh rate. You can change the refresh rate either to 60Hz, 144Hz or Auto. Initially, I used the phone by keeping the refresh rate at 144Hz, which worked perfectly, even the touch response was quick and did not show any lag. However, the battery consumption increased. You will notice a difference in the same as you switch to the auto mode or 60Hz refresh rate.

From binge-watching, playing games to scrolling social media, or just surfing the internet, it all managed to work impressively. While coming to the colour accuracy, the saturated mode is on by default which results in brightening some of the colours, and someone who prefers the natural colours will have to change it to the same by going to the settings.

Motorola Edge 30 Performance

Motorola with its Edge 30 brings the Snapdragon 778G+ 5G chipset to India. The phone runs on Android 12 and performs amazingly well. The Edge 30 is free of bloatware or any pre-installed apps, hence offering you a great user experience with its clean and easy to use UI. From loading the apps, using multiple apps, to doing other basic daily activities like calling, browsing the internet, playing games, using social media applications to more- whatever task you throw at the phone it handles it with ease and class without throwing any tantrums or bothering you in any ways.

If you are a gaming enthusiast, Motorola Edge 30 is a phone you may like. From light weight games like Subway Surfer, Temple Run to high end games like Call of Duty, BGMI, among others- the phone is capable of providing you an impressive gaming experience. You will enjoy better graphical performance when compared to phones using the Snapdragon 778G, or the Snapdragon 695 chip.

And then there’s the software experience, which is easily one of our favorites. You get the Google Pixel-like user interface with Material You elements, which is all clean and sorted out. It looks funky and is devoid of any bloatware apps, or adware. It is not exactly stock though, as Motorola sprinkles its own custom elements on top to make it easier to live with. In fact, there’s enough for customisation fans to play with. The Motorola Edge 30 also supports gestures, one hand mode, video calls effects, and much more. With the video call effect switched on, you will be able to use effects blurring the background, audio zoom, and subject tracking, thus making your video calling experience more exciting and enjoyable.

The phone also shows total duration of phone usage and that too divided in sections and app wise. It further shows how many notifications you receive and unlocks done, under the Digital wellbeing and parental controls section in Settings. You can even set up Bedtime mode and Focus mode to stop getting disturbed or distracted from notifications and alerts that are not important. Also Read: Motorola Edge 30, ‘world’s thinnest 5G phone’, launches in India; Check price, specs here

The phone is equipped with two stereo speakers that support Dolby Atmos and Snapdragon Sound. The audio was loud and clear and thus helped in enhancing the entertainment experience. Even when the phone is connected with earphones, the sound performance was stellar. Talking about the calling experience and Wi-Fi or internet connectivity, the phone offers 5G technology, which is still something yet to come in the country. While, with the 4G connectivity, doing both the audio and video calls were satisfactory.

Motorola Edge 30 Cameras

When you get excellent camera performance from phones ranging under Rs. 25,000, like Oppo F21 Pro, among others, your expectation with Motorola Edge 30 rises. For me, the images clicked did not impress; they are just average. The Motorola Edge 30 sports triple camera setup with 50MP main rear camera, 50MP Ultra-wide angle, 2MP depth camera and 32MP front camera.

The pictures extracted the colours accurately, clarity and sharpness were also fine. However, compared to the camera outputs from other phones under this price range, you can get a bit disappointed. Also compared to the pictures clicked in day light in normal or portrait mode, I liked the ones taken at night more using the night vision mode.

You can check the camera samples here for more clarity.

Coming to the videos, they also seemed fine. There are several other camera modes that you can explore like- Pro mode, Spot colour, Panorama, dual capture, among others.

Motorola Edge 30 Battery

Battery capacity is another area that disappoints! At a time when companies are offering 4500-5000mAh battery along with 65W charger and faster, Motorola Edge 30 is equipped with a 4,020mAh battery. Though this could be one of the reasons behind the light weight of the phone! With around 4000mAh battery and a 144Hz display, a good battery backup cannot be expected and yes, Edge 30 will give you only around a day of battery life on a single charge with normal usage of around 4 hours which include calling, surfing internet, scrolling social media, and more.

On weekends, if you are in the mood of watching a 3 hour-long movie, or playing high end games for around 30 min or more, you will have to charge the phone twice in a day. The phone also comes with a 33W charger and hence takes around 50 minutes to an hour to get fully charged from 10 percent.

Verdict

Trying to ace the spec sheet makes the Motorola Edge 30 struggle in most areas. With this phone, you get a decent design and overall performance, but the phone fails to impress with its camera output and battery backup, especially for the price it is being offered. The phone does bring the Snapdragon 778G+ 5G to India, and is slim and light weight but these things alone make it tough to ignore the competition in the sub- ₹30,000 smartphone space. When it comes to better cameras with fun modes, the Oppo F21 Pro and Realme 9 Pro+ can be considered as better options. For better battery life with fast charging, you can consider the likes of Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge, and Realme 9 Pro+. Even the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is a good lightweight option to consider, especially with its 10-bit AMOLED display and the Snapdragon 778G chip.

However, the Motorola Edge 30 offers one of the nicest Android experiences at this price range, and also one of the fastest chipsets in this segment. If you are seeking a solid Android experience with a powerful chip, and a good display, you can consider the Motorola Edge 30. For those wanting good cameras, strong battery life, and faster charging, the competition has better products to offer.

Product Name

Motorola Edge 30

Pros

  • Decent performance
  • Okayish design
  • Smooth and fast responsive screen

Cons

  • Poor battery backup
  • Slow charging

Specifications

  • Display

    6.5-inch pOLED display

  • Battery

    4020mAh

  • Rear camera

    50MP+50MP+2MP

  • Front camera

    32MP

  • OS

    Android 12

  • Chipset

    Snapdragon 778G