Realme has recently introduced its next-generation of Narzo smartphones with the launch of the Narzo 60 series. We have already talked about the comparison of Narzo 60 Pro and now, it is time for Narzo 60 5G.
Realme Narzo 60 5G, iQOO Z7s 5G, and OnePlus Nord CE3 Lite 5G are devices that are well-balanced and packed with good specs making it hard to decide when buying a device. But, worry not to ease out making a decision. Here’s a comparison of the specs and features of all three devices.
Realme Narzo 60 5G vs iQOO Z7s 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: Specs at a Glance
|Realme Narzo 60 5G||iQOO Z7s 5G||OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G|
|Display||6.43 Inch FHD Super AMOLED||6.38 Inch FHD AMOLED||6.72 Inch FHD IPS LCD|
|Processor||Dimensity 6020||Snapdragon 695||Snapdragon 695|
|Camera (Rear)||Dual camera 64MP main + 2MP depth||Dual camera 64MP main + 2MP depth||Triple Camera 108MP main + 2MP Macro + 2MP Depth|
|Storage||128/256GB||128GB UFS 2.2||128/256GB UFS 2.2|
|RAM||8GB RAM||6/8GB RAM||8GB RAM|
|Software||Realme UI (Android 13)||Funtouch OS (Android 13)||Oxygen OS (Android 13)|
|Charging||33W Wired||44W Wired||67W Wired|
|Audio||Mono Speaker (Headphone Jack)||Mono Speaker (Headphone Jack)||Stereo Speaker (Headphone Jack)|
Realme Narzo 60 5G vs iQOO Z7s 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: Price in India
The Narzo 60 5G has two different memory variants. One of which comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at Rs 17,999, and the one with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage will cost Rs 19,999.
The iQOO Z7s has two different versions with the same 128GB storage but a different RAM combo. The one with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage costs Rs 18,999. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant costs Rs 19,999.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G also comes with two different storage options. The base 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant cost Rs 19,999, and the top variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage costs Rs 21,999.
Realme Narzo 60 5G vs iQOO Z7s 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: Design
The Realme Narzo 60 5G is launched with similar design aesthetics as its elder and more premium brother, the Realme 11 Pro series. It rockets a similar rear camera bump with a vast circle camera island sporting dual cameras. The frame of the device is made of plastic, and the back is made of what Realme calls Eco Leather, giving it a more premium hand feel. It comes in two colour variants: Cosmic Black and Mars Orange.
The iQOO Z7s is entirely built with plastic from frame to back and it’s also one of the slimmest phones in the segment. The back panel has a matte finish, making it feel as if it has frosted glass in the back. The device comes in two different colours: Norway Blue and Pacific Night. The device also features an IP 53 rating safeguarding it from dust and occasional water spills.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G features flat edges making it less comfortable to hold in hand, but its lightweight build makes up for it. Part of the reason the device is lightweight is because it’s made from plastic from frame to back. The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G features one of the most vibrant colours in the bunch, making it stand out in the crowd. The device comes in two colourways, one of which is Pastel Line and Chromatic Gray.
Realme Narzo 60 5G vs iQOO Z7s 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: Display
The Realme Narzo 60 5G features one of the best displays in the bunch. The device has a 6.43-inch FHD Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display has an 85.7% screen-to-body ratio with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The protection of Gorilla Glass 5 also secures the screen.
iQOO Z7s has a 6.38 Inch 90Hz AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution. The display on the device can go up to 1300 nits of peak brightness. The display on iQOO Z7s has a teardrop notch cutout, making it look outdated in front of the rest of the devices in the same category. The Xensation glass protects the display.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G display is an FHD+ resolution and IPS LCD panel. This is the only device with an LCD amongst the bunch, but it makes up for it with the 120Hz refresh rate. The device feels smooth and modern because of the high refresh rate and the punch-hole cutout for the camera. The display is also secured by Gorilla Glas protection.
Realme Narzo 60 5G vs iQOO Z7s 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: Performance and UI
The Realme Narzo 60 5G has the new Dimensity 6020 processor with 8GB RAM under the hood. It is based on 7nm architecture, making it a battery and performance-efficient processor. The Narzo 60 5G runs on Realme UI 3.0, which is based on Android 13. It is one of the market’s most stable and feature-rich operating systems. It gives a fleet of features like dual apps, a private safe, and more.
The iQOO Z7s runs the Funtouch OS, another custom skin on top of Android 13. The Funtouch OS is focused on enhancing the user’s gaming experience, so naturally, it has tons of gaming-centric features. On the performance front, it boasts the Snapdragon 695G processor, which gets the day-to-day tasks and some lightweight gaming done when paired with its 6GB or 8GB RAM.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite also has the 8GB RAM standard paired with Snapdragon 695. The processor is based on the 6nm architecture, which performs basic gaming and multitasking. The device runs the latest OxygenOS based on Android 13, considered one of the best skins on Android. The OxygenOS is a great balanced UI with all the necessary features and stability.
Realme Narzo 60 5G vs iQOO Z7s 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: Cameras
In terms of camera, Realme Narzo 60 5G has a 64MP primary camera with a 2MP depth-sensing camera for portrait shots. The device has a 16MP Selfie camera baked in front punch hole cutout. Unfortunately, the device does not have the OIS but gets decent stabilization with EIS.
The iQOO Z7s sports a dual camera in the back, a 64MP primary camera equipped with OIS and a 2MP depth-sensing camera to help in portrait shots. The phone can record up to 1080P 30FPS videos with good stabilization with OIS. For the selfie, it has a 16MP camera in the teardrop notch.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G features a triple rear camera with one of the highest resolution primary cameras with 108MP equipped with EIS for stable video recording. The other two are a 2MP macro camera for close-up shots of small objects and a 2MP depth assist camera for better portrait shots. In the selfie front, the device has a 16MP camera with AI beautification in the punch hole cut out.
Realme Narzo 60 5G vs iQOO Z7s 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: Battery
In the battery department, the Realme Narzo 60 5G features an impressive 5000mAh battery paired with 33W wired fast charging. The iQOO Z7s has a slightly lower 4500mAh capacity battery with 44W fast charging. And the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite comes with the best battery and charging combo: a 5000mAh battery and 67W of wired charging support.
Realme Narzo 60 5G vs iQOO Z7s 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: Verdict
Overall, the Realme Narzo 60 5G is one of the safest bets as it has a much better display, a powerful processor, and well-balanced specs. It can be a great entry-level gaming device for beginners or a balanced daily driver for end users. Besides the Narzo 60 5G, the best second option is the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, as it features faster charging, stable software, and modern aesthetics. The iQOO Z7, while a suitable device, needs to catch up with performance and design because of the outdated teardrop notch and rather prominent chin at the bottom.