Realme 8 and 8 Pro

Realme 8 and 8 Pro Review, Pros and Cons – The Realme smartphone comes with superior quality at an affordable price range. Each device guarantees an impressive performance that comes out of the box. The Realme 8 and 8 Pro smartphones arrive in India on March 25 and are viable in online stores.

Recently, the new report suggested that these phones will be fabulous and, in addition, the good news is that this Realme 8 series is now available across the European smartphone market as well. Both the Realme 8 and 8 Pro smartphones are supported by a 4G network, AMOLED screen, decent camera, and many other features. Now, let’s start an in-depth review to see if it is worth buying the Realme 8 and 8 Pro smartphones or not.

Realme 8 and 8 Pro Review

Highlights

  1. Both models have the advantages of the Super AMOLED panel that reproduces vivid colors and saturation.
  2. The performance section is a little different, as you are getting a Snapdragon 720G chip in the Pro variant, while Helio G95 appears in Realme 8.
  3. On the other hand, the rendering software fully deals with the latest Android 11 based on the Realme UI 2.0 at the top.
  4. The appearance of the camera is also decent, as it offers a quad-camera configuration.
  5. Next, you can choose between the 4500 mAh battery of Realme 8 Pro or go to the 5000 mAh battery of Realme 8.

Design and Display

The design aspect of the Realme 8 and 8 Pro smartphones is incredibly beautiful. The captive charm of the built polycarbonate adds a feather to the lid. Although you get a fewer color options in the Realme 8 phone, you get more storage variants. Visa-versa, the Realme 8 Pro phone has a lot of color variants with fewer storage options.

Both the phones arrive with an elegant look and, although they come with a plastic body layout, it didn’t look cheap at all. In addition, the Realme tagline ‘Dare to leap’ looks fascinating on the back of the Realme 8 model, while the brand name is on the left side. You are getting a curved and thin design therefore, you will have no problem securing devices with their 20:9 aspect ratio.

In addition, they fall under the 180 g weight so, Realme 8 and 8 Pro can consider lightweight devices. But the wow factor about these phones would be its impressive AMOLED screen panel that gives extraordinary results, even outdoors. Big thanks should be given to the 1000 nits brightness. In addition, the 6.4 inches HD resolution screen offers an elegant and robust feel.

As for security features, you get the fingerprint reader under the display with facial unlock. However, there is a place where that phone is missing is the refresh rate and the HDR department, where you get stuck in the usual configuration. Since we’re talking about Realme, they should have provided at least a slightly bigger update.

Memory and Internal

The hardware features and functions are excellent and will not disappoint you with your daily tasks. As for the game factor, the graphics rendering may not be as good, but the software layers prevent any lag in gaming. However, expecting something exceptional and would make no sense.

The Realme 8 Pro smartphone equips its power through the 8nm Snapdragon 720G chip that combines robust performance and allows you to experience the true potential. Even if this device does not have a higher refresh rate, navigation and touch sensor are working fine. In general, there is no problem, except that a long game session will heat the device.

On the positive side, the blessing of Android 11 OS matches the heavy custom UI skin of Realme UI 2.0. Thus, you can create a custom ecosystem of applications. However, there will be pre-installed bloatware here and there. But, the advanced level personalization feature ensures that you get full control of your device.

Anyway, moving forward to the Realme 8 smartphone, it has the 12nm Helio G95 chipset that will allow you to stay ahead of the regular mid-range device. In addition, you can buy a variant of 4 GB, 6 GB, or 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage. For the Pro version, the 6GB and 8GB variant is available with the same 128GB space. Surprisingly, there is a dedicated secondary storage expansion slot available on both Realme 8 and 8 Pro smartphones.

Camera

There are tons of similarities between the Realme 7 and Realme 8 smartphones. The camera section is something that was not touched after regression. Either way, you’re getting a 64MP main-camera module with a set of 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth camera lenses. With this setting, you can take dynamic range photos and videos.

Moving on to the Realme 8 Pro phone, you will notice the dramatic improvement in the camera department. The primary camera is larger than before, and being a 108MP lens is an excellent thing. It provides more clarity for images and videos. In addition, the focal aperture is decent enough to improvise low-light photography. There are ultra-wide 8MP cameras, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth cameras like those in Realme 8. Both models come with the same 16 MP teardrop notch selfie camera.

Portrait mode lives up to its name and renders amazing photos, although the front camera messes up the portrait not usually, but sometimes. In addition, you will also have the Super night mode that captures qualities of the photos that will increase in several folds.

In terms of video recording, the slow-motion has a 480fps recording option and, in addition, you can capture beautiful stars with Starry Mode, except that you need to sit down for at least an hour to record a video of 8 minutes. In addition, the main camera module offers the ability to record 4K videos with video stabilization software.

The balance of software and hardware is uniform across the Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro smartphones. But the few updates in the camera section of Realme 8 Pro make it a leading choice for camera lovers. While the Realme 8 is not a mediocre choice, you are getting several amazing features in the native camera app.

Battery and Others

Nowadays, the Li-Po 5000 mAh battery pack becomes a benchmark, and the Realme 8 gets it right, and you’ll get a 30W fast charging option. On the other hand, the Realme 8 Pro phone reaches only Li-Po 4500 mAh battery capacity powered by the 50W charger. The difference is small, but the Pro variant offers a more robust charging speed.

The batteries of both models are sufficient to run for more than 5 hours screentime with a single charge. In addition, the Realme 8 smartphone charges the battery in less than an hour and a half, while the Realme 8 Pro smartphone takes just 40 minutes. Speaking of price, the Realme 8 comes with a simple but affordable price of $210 (Rs 15,500) while the 8 Pro has a price tag of $250 (Rs 18,900) approx.

Realme 8 and 8 Pro pros and cons

Realme 8 and 8 Pro Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of the Realme 8 and 8 Pro smartphones.

SpecificationsRealme 8 ProsRealme 8
Network2G, 3G, 4GSame
AnnouncedMarch 2021Same
SIMDual SIMSame
Dimensions6.32 x 2.91 x 0.32 inches6.32 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches
Weight176 g177 g
Size6.4 inchesSame
DisplaySuper AMOLED
Always-on display
430-1000 nits brightness
20:9 ratio
~411 PPI density
Same
ProtectionNoSame
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixelsSame
OSAndroid 11, Realme UI 2.0Same
Chipset8nm – Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G12nm – Mediatek Helio G95
CPUOcta-core
2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold
6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver
Octa-core
2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76
6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55
GPUAdreno 618Mali-G76 MC4
Card slotYes (dedicated slot)Same
RAM6GB, 8GB4GB, 6GB, 8GB
Internal128GB
UFS 2.1
Same
Camera108 MP (wide), PDAF
8 MP (119˚ ultrawide)
2 MP (macro)
2 MP (depth)
LED flash, HDR, panorama, gyro-EIS
Max – [email protected]
64 MP (wide), PDAF
8 MP (119˚ ultrawide)
2 MP (macro)
2 MP (depth)
LED flash, HDR, panorama, gyro-EIS
Max – [email protected]
Selfie16 MP (wide)
HDR, panorama, gyro-EIS
Max – [email protected]
Same
LoudspeakerYesSame
3.5mm jackYes
24-bit/192kHz audio
Same
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotSame
Blueto