Realme Narzo 60 5G Review: A Stylish & Affordable Option for Budget Consumers

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Realme Narzo 60 5G Review Summary:

Editor’s rating: 3.55/5

Design

Display

Performance

Battery

Camera

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Pros

  • 64MP primary camera
  • AMOLED display
  • 5000mAh battery

Cons

  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Slow charging
  • Bloatware

Realme has launched the successor to the Narzo 50 5G smartphones. The Realme Narzo 60 Series went official in India last week that includes Realme Narzo 60 5G and the Realme Narzo 60 Pro 5G smartphones. Since the Narzo 60 5G comes after a gap of more than a year, it packs various upgrades in terms of specs as well as design.

The Realme Narzo 60 5G boasts a fresh design that draws inspiration from the Realme 11 Pro Series. In addition to its eye-catching aesthetics, this device features an impressive AMOLED display, a powerful 5000mAh battery, generous RAM and storage capacities, and a high-resolution 64MP primary camera. On paper, these specifications seem promising, but how does the phone actually perform in real-world usage? To answer this question, we spent a few days with the Narzo 60, and now we’re ready to share our firsthand experience and insights.

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Realme Narzo 60 5G: Price & Availability In India

The Realme Narzo 60 5G comes in the following storage configurations-

  • 8GB RAM+128GB storage- Rs. 17,999
  • 8GB RAM+ 256GB storage- Rs. 19,999

The devices have gone on sale from July 15 during the Prime Day Sale on Amazon and via Realme.com. It comes in Mars Orange and Cosmic Black shades.

Realme Narzo 60 5G Specs

SpecsRealme Narzo 60 5G
SoftwareAndroid 13 with Realme UI 4.0
Display6.7-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate
SoCMediaTek Dimensity 7050
RAM8GB
Storage256GB
Rear cameras64MP+2MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery5000mAh
Charging33W
Thickness7.9mm
Weight182 grams
Connectivity5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.3, dual-band WiFi, USB Type-C

Realme Narzo 60 5G Unboxing

The Realme Narzo 60 5G comes in a cardboard box. It consists-

  • Realme Narzo 60 5G handset
  • Protective cover
  • Adapter
  • USB Type-C cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Safety guide
  • Quick Guide

Realme Narzo 60 5G Review: Design

Realme has launched the Narzo 60 5G in 2 color options- Mars Orange & Cosmic Black. I received the Mars Orange variant for review purposes so my design review is based on this colorway only. The Realme Narzo 60 5G sports a vegan leather design for the back panel that looks and feels premium. The body is boxy in shape but the matte finish at the back ensures that it doesn’t catch smudges or fingerprints easily. Otherwise, Realme has kept the design language very minimalistic as the back panel has a Narzo branding at the bottom and a circular camera module at the top.

The smartphone looks good from the back but the polycarbonate frame with metallic paint job on the sides doesn’t match the standard of the rest of the design. The in-hand grip and feel are good as it is neither slippery nor too big.

The best part about the design is that it is neither bulky nor thick. The smartphone weighs 182 grams and is 7.98mm thick which makes it comfortable for long durations of usage. The front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 so you don’t have to worry about scratches. As per the claims, the Narzo 60 can withstand accidental drops from a height of 1.2m without shattering or getting damaged easily, thus ensuring your peace of mind.

The back panel is made of anti-aging material that resists scratches and maintains the looks of the device for a long time. There is a big round camera module that includes 2 camera sensors and an LED flash. The bottom edge houses a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, and a speaker grille while the right edge has the power button and volume rockers. The SIM tray is present on the left edge. Overall the smartphone has a flat design on the front as well as the back, a departure from the curved looks sported by Narzo 60 Pro model in the series.

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Realme Narzo 60 5G Review: Display

The Realme Narzo 60 5G sports a large 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display panel that gives vibrant and lifelike colors, thus making your content consumption immersive. The display has a 90Hz refresh rate which is surely not as smooth as 120Hz which is found on most smartphones these days. After using devices with 120Hz or 144Hz refresh rates, you will find the scrolling on this one just about ok and not buttery smooth.

While Realme claims that the display can hit 1000 nits peak brightness but we found visibility under direct sunlight slightly underwhelming. The 1000Hz touch sampling rate makes the Narzo 60 5G respond super quickly and accurately to your touch. The FHD+ resolution gives sharp and detailed visuals when you watch content on apps like YouTube or Netflix. Whether you are playing games or browsing the web, the visuals look great at all times. The display size is decent but thick bezels on all 4 sides hamper the content viewing experience as the visuals look smaller.

Realme Narzo 60 5G Review: Camera

The Realme Narzo 60 5G sports a dual camera setup at the back including a 64MP primary and a 2MP macro lens. The primary 64MP lens performed decently as it clicked vibrant shots in daylight. The pictures were full of details and the colors didn’t look artificial or too brightened up.

Close-up shots blur the background to keep the subject in focus on its own, so you don’t have to work too hard to take gorgeous close-up shots. The images are pixel binned to 16MP by default, so one has to choose the option to get 64MP shots. The camera also supports lossless 2x zoom shots with a single tap.

Shot from 64M mode

The 2MP portrait lens is just about average and takes just clear shots in daylight. However low light leads to degrading not only the quality of the image but also the detailing. In night conditions, the images come out to be very soft and there is no autofocus as well.

There is a 16MP selfie camera at the front that clicks good selfies most of the time. The subject is kept in focus with the background being secondary and clicking group selfies is also convenient. The skin tones appear natural and for those who need Instagram-ready pictures, there are in-built filters as well.

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Realme Narzo 60 5G Review: Performance

The Realme Narzo 60 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 6020 chipset inside its sleek exterior. The SoC does its job well and handles day-to-day tasks with ease. It provides reliable performance with good battery efficiency. Whether it is loading apps or running simultaneous apps in the background, I did not experience any lags or stutters during my usage. There is 8GB RAM and 256GB storage which means ample space to store whatever you need.

Talking about gaming capabilities, the smartphone can handle popular titles like BGMI smoothly, as it runs at 45fps with HD graphic settings. If you are a casual gamer, Narzo 60 will be ok for you but in case you are a heavy gamer, then you will experience a warming up of the device after 20 minutes.

In terms of connectivity, the smartphone supports 5G, 4G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and more. For those who want to listen to music the old-fashioned way, there is also a 3.5mm headphone jack. Calling is good as there were no hang-ups or signal problems even in basement areas.

Talking about the software, the Narzo 60 5G runs Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13 OS. Although MIUI 4 is similar to its predecessor in terms of looks and usage, the biggest downside is the loads of bloatware that comes pre-installed on this one. Applications like Spotify, Snapchat, PhonePe, LinkedIn, and Amazon come pre-installed and have to be removed if you don’t need them. Also, there is a persistent window that keeps popping up with every app download and can sometimes feel intrusive. Otherwise, UI 4.0 is easy to navigate and use.

ALSO READ: Realme Narzo N53 Review: A decent balance between style & Functionality

Realme Narzo 60 5G Review: Battery

The Realme Narzo 60 5G packs a standard 5000mAh battery under the hood. A typical day’s usage drains about 55 to 60% battery allowing it last easily throughout the day. Usage includes calling, texting, social media browsing, watching content, gaming, listening to music, and more. There is a 33W adapter inside the box for fast charging. It takes a good amount of time to juice up as charging from 0 to 100% took over 2.5 hours. The charging speed is pretty slow in comparison to other offerings in the same price segment. Realme is one brand that has launched up to 240W charging speeds, so the brand could have worked on improving charging speeds for this one.

Realme Narzo 60 5G Review Verdict: Should you buy it?

The Realme Narzo 60 5G is a fairly priced smartphone with decent specs like an AMOLED display, a 64MP primary camera, a 5000mAh battery, and a Dimensity 6020 chipset. It has a unique design and runs Android 13 Out of the box. Although the device comes with loads of bloatware, a slightly lower refresh rate, slow charging, and a useless 2MP lens, for those who need a budget smartphone for everyday use, Narzo 60 5G can be a favorable choice.

Reasons to buy

  • 64MP primary camera
  • AMOLED display
  • 5000mAh battery

Reasons to not buy

  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Slow charging
  • Bloatware
Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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Devit roy
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11 months ago

Realme narZo 60 5g kothi peibi

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