Realme 8 Review: Excellent Battery & Features | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 15/04/2021 01:00 AM IST.
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Realme on 24/03/2021 launched the 8 which is a mid-range android smartphone in India priced at Rs.14,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it. 
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1. Battery [8.7/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh battery which supports 30W fast charging. The battery life should be excellent as it features,
  • Bigger battery size.
  • 12nm fabrication of the SOC.
  • 30W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 8:15 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.

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 5.1 (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. 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.
4. Camera [8.4/10]
Device comes with [4] rear cameras with LED & dual tone flash & [1] front camera. The overall The overall camera quality [image & video] should be excellent [8.6/10] in day & very good [7.2/10] in night as it features [camera features: 0.5],
  • Main: 64MP with f/1.8 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 0.8 micron pixel, 1/1.73" 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@30/60/120fps] 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. 
5. Performance [8.3/10]
Device comes with Mediatek's Helio G95 12nm 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 ARM-Cortex A76 clocked at 2.05 Ghz & 6 Kryo ARM-Cortex A55 clocked at 2.0 Ghz with Mali-G76 MC4 GPU.
  • 4/6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM & 128GB UFS 2.1 Storage.
6. Form Factor [8.2/10]
  • Dimensions: 160.6 x 73.9 x 7.99 mm & Weight: 177 gms.
  • Build: Corning Gorilla Glass with plastic back & frame. 
7. Box Contents: Realme 8 [Device itself], 30W Adapter, Type-C cable, Screen Guard, Protective Case, Guides / Paper work, Warranty card & SIM tool.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
3 Price: Rs.14,999, Rs.15,999 & Rs.16,999.
3 Variants: 4+128GB, 6+128GB & 8+128GB. 
2 Colors: Cyber Black & Cyber Silver.
Availability: Available from 25/03/2021 via,
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9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Excellent battery life   - Slightly better SOC could be used 
 + Excellent features   - 60Hz refresh rate 
 + Excellent display   - Camera quality could be slightly better
 + Great camera   
 + Great performance    
 + Great Build    

1. Product Rating: 8.46/10.
2. VFM Rating: 8/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 8.23/10.

10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Realme 8 is an great smartphone at an pretty great price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for a great smartphone with excellent battery life & features in the 15K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.
That's it for this one & I hope you found this post / article helpful to get better idea of what this smartphone is about. Subscribe to GadgetGuruBN website for all the latest updates.
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