Another notable addition to the Realme collection is the Realme 8. The smartphone blows its own trumpet with its impressive spec-to-price ratio. Starting at INR 14,999, the Realme 8 seems a good choice in the mid-tier range.
Design and Display:
Flaunting a super glossy plastic design, the phone is available in Cyber Black and Cyber Silver color options, with the ‘Dare to Leap logo’ printed at the back. The design attracts smudges though and is a little edgier than our preference. The strong build has well-placed ports and buttons. The 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen comes with a swift 180Hz touch sampling rate and is comfortable to view at all angles with its 1000nits peak brightness. The screen emits dynamic colors and lends an immersive viewing experience. With the amazing 409ppi, images can be viewed at high resolution.
Processor and Battery:
Following its predecessor, the Realme 8 packs a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset for amazing gaming encounters. One of the best in this price range, the phone runs high-setting games without any form drops. The octa-core processor is based on Android 11 and has Mali-G76 MC4 GPU. Getting ample juice from its non-removable 5000mah robust battery, the phone will not die on you for up to 2 days under normal usage and also you can get about 7-9 hours of screen on time. Paired with its 30W Dart Charge support, the phone can go from 0 to 50% in 26 min and 100% in 65 min.
Housing a Quadruplet camera setup at the rear, the Realme 8 packs a 64 MP, f/1.79 primary snapper, along with an 8 MP, f/2.5 ultrawide shooter with a 119-degree field of view, a 2 MP macro unit, and a 2 MP B&W lens. Giving hand to well-represented colors and perfect details, the phone captures great snaps in bright lights. The night mode offers decent support in low-lit areas. The front screen houses a 16MP selfie shooter, and records great 4k videos, up to 30fps or 1080p video up to 60fps. Also, the phone has Dual Video, Ultra Steady Video, and Pro mode.
Storage and Connectivity:
The phone has UFS 2.1 storage with Expandable memory, for loading up all content and data. In terms of connectivity, the phone has dual-band wifi, wifi-direct, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS with GLONASS, and a USB Type-C 2.0, though omitting an NFC.