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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  rear cameras with LED & dual tone flash &  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.
9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
|+ 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.