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Realme on 24/03/2021 launched the 8 Pro which is a mid-range android smartphone in India priced at Rs.17,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Camera [8.8/10]
Device comes with  rear cameras with LED & dual tone flash &  front camera. The overall The overall camera quality [image & video] should be exceptional [9.1/10] in day & very good [7.5/10] in night as it features [camera features: 0.5],
- Main: 108MP with Samsung HM2 sensor, f/1.88 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 0.7 micron pixel, 1/1.52" sensor size, PDAF & auto HDR.
- Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.25 aperture, 119 degree FOV, 1.12 micron pixel & 1/4.0" sensor size.
- Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
- Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
- Video recording options include 4K [2160p@30fps], FHD [1080p@30/60/120/240fps] & HD [720p@120/240/960fps] with gyro-EIS image stabilization option. It features Dual video recording, Macro Video, Movie Frame, Photo/Video Pro, Night Mode, Starry mode & more.
- Front: 16MP with f/2.45 Aperture, wide lens, 1.0 micron pixel, 1/3.06' sensor size & auto HDR.
- Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps] & HD [720p@120fps] with gyro-EIS image stabilization option.
2. Features [8.6/10]
The device comes with excellent features which includes,
- Important sensors: Fingerprint & Gyroscope.
- Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE & AAC), USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (Dual-Band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G, VoLTE & VoWiFi), dedicated Micro SD card slot.
- Audio features: Single speaker & 3.5mm headphone jack.
3. Battery [8.6/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 4500 mAh battery which supports 50W fast charging. The battery life should be excellent as it features,
- Bigger battery size.
- 8nm fabrication of the SOC.
- 50W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 7:45 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.
4. Display [8.6/10]
Device comes with 6.4 inch display which should offer excellent quality as it features,
- Super AMOLED panel, 60 Hz refresh rate, 180 Hz touch sampling rate & FHD+ [2400 X 1080 pixels] resolution.
- Great 409 ppi sharpness, 1000 nits brightness & 20:9 aspect ratio.
5. Performance [8.3/10]
Device comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 720G 8nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with Realme's UI 2.0 interface on top. The overall performance should be great as it features,
- 2 Kryo 465 Gold CPU [ARM-Cortex A76] clocked at 2.3 Ghz & 6 Kryo 465 Silver CPU [ARM-Cortex A55] clocked at 1.8 Ghz with Adreno 618 GPU.
- 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM & 128GB UFS 2.1 Storage.
6. Form Factor [8.2/10]
- Dimensions: 160.6 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm & Weight: 176 gms.
- Build: Corning Gorilla Glass with plastic back & frame.
7. Box Contents: Realme 8 Pro [Device itself], 65W Adapter, Type-C cable, Screen Guard, Protective Case, Guides / Paper work, Warranty card & SIM tool.
9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
|+ Excellent 108MP main camera||- Slightly better SOC could be used|
|+ Excellent features||- 60Hz refresh rate|
|+ Excellent battery life||- No NFC / 5G|
|+ Excellent display|
|+ Great performance|
|+ Great Build|
1. Product Rating: 8.51/10.
2. VFM Rating: 9/10.
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 8.75/10.
10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Realme 8 Pro is an great smartphone at an excellent price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for an excellent smartphone with excellent 108MP main camera, features & battery life that also offers excellent value in the 18K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.