Is Realme Narzo 50A Prime Waterproof Smartphone?

Realme Narzo 50A Prime was launched in India as the company’s latest budget, which features a triple rear camera that includes a flagship-grade 50-megapixel primary sensor, a Full-HD+ display, and a Unisoc Tiger T612 SoC.  But the main question arises whether Realme Narzo 50A Prime waterproof smartphone or not?

Many users plan to buy the latest Realme Narzo 50A Prime because of its good hardware specifications and impressive camera at a budget price. But that’s not the main reason anyone would be interested in buying this smartphone. Users are demanding waterproof smartphones from Realme, but Realme fails to deliver every time. Maybe this time, the Realme Narzo 50A Prime will finally have waterproof features which all Realme fans are waiting for.

If you are looking ahead to buying this fantastic smartphone but are in trouble with its IP rating, you are right. Today we have a guide on Is Realme Narzo 50A Prime Waterproof Smartphone? Right at your doorstep.

Realme Narzo 50A Prime is a mid-range smartphone with a power pack 4G processor, ample storage space, excellent camera setup, and long battery life. However, the device weighs, making it difficult to string out one-handed use. However, we have decided to arrange a water test on Realme Narzo 50A Prime for surety about its durability and resistance against accidental water drops.

Realme Narzo 50A Prime

Realme Narzo 50A Prime Device Overview:

The Realme Narzo 50A Prime features a 6.6 inches IPS LCD panel with a 60 Hz refresh rate. It is an FHD+ panel with a 1080 x 2408 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The screen has a peak brightness of 600 nits. Under the hood, we get the Unisoc Tiger T612 processor built on a 12nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Mali-G57. The smartphone comes with Android 11 out of the box with Realme UI 2.0 skin running on it.

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In optics, we get a triple camera setup at the rear and a single selfie camera at the front. The triple rear camera setup consists of a 50MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens, a 2MP macro sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 0.3MP depth sensor paired with an f/2.8 lens. The selfie camera at the front is an 8MP primary sensor paired with an f/2.0 lens. The rear setup can capture 1080p videos, while the front camera can capture only 720p videos.

The smartphone comes in two storage options: 64GB internal storage + 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage + 4GB RAM. We also get a dedicated microSD slot for storage expansion. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0. And for sensors, we get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering it all is a 5,000 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly using an 18W power adapter. The smartphone is available in two color options: Black and Blue.

Is Realme Narzo 50A Prime Waterproof Smartphone?

Realme is known for producing the best entry-level to the most enticing flagship smartphone. Realme always came up with high-quality products and nailed the competition.

In India, every buyer currently demands an IP rating on their smartphone. However, Realme doesn’t provide any information about IP ratings in Realme Narzo 50A Prime. Some sources leak that it has an IP rating, but the company doesn’t expose it. We have decided to arrange a water test for this device because of no positive official statement on IP rating. So, the obvious answer is no, Realme Narzo 50A Prime is not a waterproof device.

Realme Narzo 50A Prime Waterproof Tests

In our test, the smartphone has to go through different conditions, such as:

  • 30 Seconds dipped in Water or accidental splashes.
  • 5 Minutes dipped in Water.
  • 10 Minutes dipped in Water.

The waterproof test results are purely based on individual/team observation. These tests will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. We recommend users not try this test at home, as it might damage their device.

Let’s begin with our waterproof test on the latest Realme Narzo 50A Prime.

30 Seconds Dipped in Water

Touch screen/ Display Working
Speakers Not Working
Microphone Not Working
Camera Working
Fingerprint Scanner Responsive
3.5mm Jack Not working
Charging Port Working
Power and Volume Key Working

5 Minutes Dipped into Water

Touch Screen/ Display Not Working
Speakers Not Working
Microphone Not Working
Camera Working
Fingerprint Scanner No Problem Yet
Power and Volume Key Working

10 Minutes Dipped into Water

Touch Screen/ Display Not Working
Camera Not Working
Fingerprint Scanner Not Working
Power and Volume Key Not Working

Conclusion

After thoroughly testing the Realme Narzo 50A Prime, we reached the final crucial outlook. As the result shows, the device is splashproof and withstands dustproof to some extent. So if you do not care about IP rating, you should go for this smartphone. However, I must warn users that the device is not waterproof or splashproof. There are no official IP67 or IP68 ratings for the device, which strongly suggests that it is not a waterproof device. Furthermore, all of our tests failed because the device does not have any active water-resistant coating or any other protective gear to protect it against liquid.

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