The Realme Narzo 30 Pro has been finally launched in India, taking the provisional title of being the most affordable 5G smartphone in India. It comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G SoC, marking the second smartphone in Realme’s portfolio to feature this chipset in India. Given its position in the market, it squares off against a couple of other interesting options – namely, Realme’s own Realme X7 5G, and the Motorola Moto G 5G. If you’re in the market for a smartphone under Rs 20,000 in India, these three phones make for good choices to consider. Here, we take a look at how these three phones line up in terms of the specifications on offer, and the prices they come in.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro vs Realme X7 vs Moto G 5G: Price in India
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro is priced at Rs 16,999 in India for its 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. Meanwhile, the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant costs Rs 19,999 in India. In comparison, the Realme X7 5G comes in at Rs 19,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, and Rs 21,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The Moto G 5G, which was previously the most affordable 5G phone in India, costs Rs 20,999 and comes in only one variant – with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro vs Realme X7 vs Moto G 5G: Design
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro opts for muted colour options over jazzy choices, and is available in Sword Black and Blade Silver colour options. It isn’t too thick at 9.1mm, and should hence feel sleek and ergonomic in hand. It weighs 196g, which is about what you’d expect from smartphones these days. It has a minimal Narzo brand to the bottom left of the rear, and a rounded rectangular camera module to the top-left. Up front, it houses the front camera in a single drill-hole slot, and the bottom of the display features a slightly thicker chin bezel.
The Realme X7 looks quite close to the Narzo 30 Pro in terms of its overall design, and looks almost similar in terms of the overall build. In contrast to the latter, the X7 comes in more colourful choices – with Space Silver and Nebula being the two shades you can get the phone in. Comparatively, the Realme X7 is a sleeker smartphone, measuring 8.3mm in thickness and weighing 179g in net weight. The camera module looks slightly different here but retains three cameras, and has a bolder branding at the rear. The front of the phone looks identical to the Narzo 30 Pro.
The Moto G 5G, meanwhile, looks more muted in comparison to the Realme devices. The camera module at the rear is a square one, and the Moto G 5G is the heaviest and thickest smartphone of the bunch. It measures 9.9mm in thickness and weighs 212g. The front camera is slotted in a centrally aligned punch-hole slot, and the bezels around the display look generally thicker than what Realme offers. On this note, the Narzo 30 Pro looks the most modern and suave, thanks to its sleek dimensions and good colour options.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro vs Realme X7 vs Moto G 5G: Display
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro offers a 6.5-inch LCD display with full HD+ screen resolution, and 20:9 aspect ratio. The panel offers 600 nits peak brightness, which is acceptable for a mid-range smartphone. Gamers will like to note that the Narzo 30 Pro offers a 120Hz display refresh rate, which will render content in a smooth flow. The display is protected by a slightly dated Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
In comparison, the Realme X7 uses a Super AMOLED display panel with full HD+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio, which is slightly smaller at 6.4 inches. It offers the same peak brightness at 600 nits, and has an unspecified Gorilla Glass coating on top. The big difference here is that the Realme X7 does not feature fast refresh rate, and therefore has only a 60Hz display.
The Moto G 5G has the largest display of the lot at 6.7 inches, with the same full HD+ screen resolution at 20:9 aspect ratio. This means that the Moto G 5G has a slightly lower pixel density, but the impact of this on daily usage should be minimal. This too misses out on fast refresh rates, and does not specify either the screen protection standard or the peak brightness level.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro vs Realme X7 vs Moto G 5G: Performance
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U 7nm octa-core SoC, featuring two performance Cortex-A76 cores and six A55 efficiency cores. You get up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage to go with this, all of which should round up to offer decent performance from this setup. It gets standard dual-band Wi-Fi 5 connectivity, and Bluetooth 5.1 with Bluetooth LE audio support. It also uses the UFS 2.1 standard for its flash storage medium.
In comparison, the Realme X7 is exactly identical to the Narzo 30 Pro, and there are no differences between the two in terms of performance metrics. The only differentiating factor is the use of a slightly smaller AMOLED display on the X7, which should translate to better efficiency from the same processor and RAM setup.
The Moto G 5G, on the other hand, uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G 8nm octa-core SoC. The latter uses two custom Kryo 570 cores at a higher clock speed for better performance, and six more of the same cores at a lower clock speed for better efficiency. This is combined with 6GB of maximum RAM and 128GB maximum storage, with no specification of the storage standard used here. In terms of overall performance, the Dimensity 800U from MediaTek may offer better net performance, but reports indicate that the Snapdragon 750G 5G is a more efficient SoC, at least in terms of total power consumption during usage.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro vs Realme X7 vs Moto G 5G: Camera
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro has a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.8 lens, an 8MP ultra-wide unit with f/2.3 lens, and a 2MP macro unit with f/2.4 lens. The camera setup offers electronic stabilisation, and is capable of capturing 4K videos at 30fps and full HD videos at up to 120fps. To the front, the Narzo 30 Pro features a 16MP selfie snapper with f/2.1 lens, which can also shoot HDR photos and do full HD video calls.
The Realme X7, meanwhile, has a similar triple rear camera setup with one key difference. Instead of the 48MP unit, the X7 uses a 64MP primary sensor with f/1.8 lens. The other two cameras remain exactly the same, and so does the camera’s max video capturing ability. The front camera features the same sensor, but with an f/2.5 lens.
The Moto G 5G features a triple rear camera too, housed in a symmetrical, square module. The three units include a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.7 lens, an 8MP ultra-wide unit with f/2.2 lens and a 2MP macro unit with f/2.4 lens. It is, therefore, very similar to the Narzo 30 Pro’s rear camera in terms of specifications. It is also capable of HDR photography, 4K 30fps videos, full HD videos at up to 120fps, and electronic stabilisation. To the front, it features a 16MP camera with f/2.2 lens, HDR mode and full HD video recording.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro vs Realme X7 vs Moto G 5G: Battery
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro uses a 5,000mAh battery, which is compatible with the Realme Dart Charge fast charging standard. The bundled fast charging adapter claims 30W fast charging that can offer 50 percent of charge in 25 minutes, and 100 percent charge in just over one hour.
In comparison, the Realme X7 a smaller 4,310mAh battery, but with superior fast charging technology. It offers 50W fast charging that claims 50 percent charge in just 18 minutes, and 100 percent power in 47 minutes – much lesser than what the Narzo 30 Pro would take.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro vs Realme X7 vs Moto G 5G: Conclusion
To conclude, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro appears to offer a strong value for money proposition in the sub-Rs 20,000 smartphone market, making it a good option to consider. The most affordable 5G smartphone in the market right now has good performance potential and has all the essentials in place for an acceptable camera. As an overall package, it can outdo the Realme X7 and the Moto G 5G if it gets its real-world performance right.