The Realme 8 was announced on the 24th of March 2021 and released, the following day. The biggest highlight of this phone is its battery backup. The phone has a 5000 mAh lithium-polymer non-removable battery that supports 30W fast charging. The best part about this phone is that it can go from 0 to 50% of charge in 26 minutes and from 0 to 100% of charge in 65 minutes. For charging, the phone has USB Type-C 2.0. The phone can easily last a day on a single charge, even for heavy users, which is commendable. Another highlight of this phone is its dimensions and display.
Speaking about dimensions, the device is 6.32 inches high, 2.91 inches wide, and 0.31 inches thick. With a weight of 177 grams, it’s safe to say that The Realme 8 is not just slim, but lightweight as well. Coming to display quality, the phone has a 6.4 inches Super AMOLED screen, whose aspect ratio is 20:9. The screen-to-body is 83.3%, and it can go up to 1000 nits of brightness. However, the screen lacks Gorilla Glass protection. It would have also been better if the phone didn’t have a plastic body. The multimedia experience of this is quite good.
The presence of high-resolution audio and a 3.5 mm headphone jack further improves the multimedia experience. The phone has room for two Nano-SIM cards that can support connectivity from 2G to 4G. The Realme 8 comes in four configurations. The base variant has 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal storage. Interestingly, all other variants have 128 GB of internal storage but differ in terms of RAM offered (4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB). For colors, there are two options, Silver and Black, which Realme has termed Cyber Silver and Cyber Black. The starting price of the phone is $213. What’s also nice to see, is that the phone has a dedicated SD card slot.
On the software side of things, the Realme 8 runs Android 11 out-of-the-box with the user interface being, Realme UI 2.0. Mediatek Helio G95, which is based on the 12 nm technology, is the chipset used here. Mali-G76 MC4 handles the phone’s gaming and graphic requirements. The gadget scores 297216 points in the AnTuTu benchmark score test. While the performance delivered by the phone is awesome, the phone does have bloatware. For communication, the device has USB On-The-Go, GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, Dual-bad Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and Hotspot. The phone has NFC support, but lacks Radio, as is often the case with mid-range smartphones.
As far as sensors are concerned, the device has an under-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass. The camera performance delivered by the phone is just average. Therefore, if you are into photography, this isn’t the phone for you. On the back, the phone has a 64 MP wide-angle camera, an 8 MP ultrawide camera, a 2 MP macro sensor camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor camera. The rear camera set-up has features like LED flash, HDR, and panorama. For selfies, the device has a 16 MP wide-angle camera. The selfie camera can record videos at 1080p, while the rear camera set-up can do so at both 1080p and 4K.