Smartphone brands Narzo and Cherry Mobile achieved a couple of milestones this year. So today, we’ll be comparing some of their latest offerings in the midrange smartphone segment.

First, we have Narzo, who just launched the Narzo 50 5G as their first smartphone after it became a standalone brand from Realme.

We’ll be comparing that device to the Cherry Mobile Aqua SV, which is one of the first two 5G smartphones from the local tech brand.

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Both have 5G connectivity, other fancy specs, and similar price tags. The question is, which of the two devices should you get? We find out in our Narzo 50 5G versus Cherry Mobile Aqua SV specifications and features comparison.

Narzo 50 5GCherry Mobile Aqua SV
Operating SystemAndroid 12
Realme UI 3.0
Android 11
Display6.6-inch FHD+ IPS display
2408 x 1080 pixel resolution
399ppi
90Hz refresh rate
180Hz touch sampling rate
6.6-inch FHD+ AMOLED
2400 x 1080 pixels
398ppi
90Hz refresh rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor2.4GHz MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G octa-core2.4GHz MediaTek Dimensity 810 octa-core
Liquid Cooling Technology
RAM6GB8GB
GPUMali-G57 MC2Mali-G57 MC2
Storage128GB
expandable via microSD
128GB
not expandable via microSD
Front Camera8-megapixel16-megapixel
2-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/1.8)
2-megapixel (monochrome sensor) 
LED flash
64-megapixel
5-megapixel (ultra-wide)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
AudioStero speakers
Headphone jack
Single Loudspeaker
No Headphone jack
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.3
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
USB Type-C
HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
OthersCurved screen
ColorsHyper Black
Hyper Blue
Luxxe Green
Dimensions and Weight163.8 x 75.1 x 8.1mm
190g
160.5 x 73.8 x 8.8mm
175g
Battery and Charging5,000mAh
33W Dart Charge
4,200mAh
30W fast charging
PricePhp12,999Php11,999

Design and Build Quality

Design preferences are always subjective. It will depend on your own taste whether a device looks good or not. But for today’s comparison, we gotta hand the win to the Cherry Mobile Aqua SV thanks to some technicalities.

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For starters, this affordable device managed to have a curved screen that’s really attractive to look at. It also has a leather-like plastic material and slimmer body, which are both nice in the hands and looks really premium.

For the Narzo 50 5G, the Realme sub-brand went with a more familiar formula with for-gamers angst, large lenses, and a textured back panel.

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Still, the Aqua SV takes the crown for having a fancier design that definitely doesn’t feel cheap.

Display and Audio

A clear win for the Aqua SV, unless you really like having a stereo speaker setup over a better screen. The Cherry Mobile device boasts a more colorful AMOLED panel and is protected by a sturdier Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Oh, and let’s not forget that it is curved.

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Those pros make up for it only having a single speaker. And since it is a thin device, it doesn’t come with a headphone jack, either.

Hardware and Performance

Both devices get their 5G connectivity from the trusty MediaTek Dimensity 810 octa-core processor. That means that they also have the same Mali-G57 MC2 GPU to handle graphics in games. In terms of storage, the two also have 128GB of storage.

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The Aqua SV lacks a microSD card slot, but it still edged out the Naro 50 5G by having 2GB more RAM and Liquid Cooling Technology for better thermals when gaming.

Cameras

The Aqua SV is equipped with dual cameras, with the main 16-megapixel one even sharper than the Narzo 50 5G’s lone 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

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On the back, the SV has 4 shooters while the Narzo 50 5G only has two. What’s more, the main one is also sharper at 64-megapixels, while the latter only has 48-megapixels. There’s also an ultra-wide lens for architectural shots and other bigger subjects.

Battery

Possibly the only win for the Narzo 50 5G. As you can see, the company didn’t bother to make it thin and light as long as they managed to cram a 5,000mAh battery. The Aqua SV only has 4,200mAh.

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What’s more, the Narzo 50 5G has a slightly faster-charging adapter with 33W, compared to its competitor’s 30W. Although, with its smaller battery, the Aqua SV can reach 100% faster. Still, longevity will be better on the Narzo device.

Conclusion

Well, I guess we have a clear winner here. The local contender, Cherry Mobile Aqua SV, managed to beat the international phone Narzo 50 5G thanks to its fancier design, better screen, more RAM capacity, and packed camera setup.

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The CM Aqua SV is also cheaper with a price tag of only Php11,999, while the Narzo 50 5G costs Php1,000 more at Php12,999. Both models are available in the Philippines in their respective stores both online and offline.



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