Realme 8i Review: A Pretty Great All-round Smartphone | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 10/01/2022 11:25 PM IST.
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Realme on 09/09/2021 launched the 8i which is a budget android smartphone in India priced at Rs.13,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it. 
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1. Battery [8.5/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging. The battery life should be great as it features,
  • Bigger battery size.
  • 12nm fabrication of the SOC.
  • 18W fast charging
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 7:45 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.

2. Display [8.5/10]
Device comes with 6.6 inch display which should offer great quality as it features,
  • IPS LCD 120Hz Adaptive refresh rate & 180Hz touch sampling rate panel with FHD+ [1080 X 2400 pixels] resolution.
  • Excellent 401 ppi sharpness, 600 nits brightness & 20:9 aspect ratio.
3. Features [8.5/10]
The device comes with great features which includes,
  • Important sensors: Fingerprint & Gyroscope.
  • Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dedicated Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G, dual VoLTE & VoWiFi) & Micro SD card slot. 
  • Audio features: Single speaker & 3.5mm headphone jack.
4. Performance [8.4/10]
Device comes with Mediatek Helio G96 12nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with Realme UI 2.0 interface on top. The overall performance should be great as it features,
  • 2 ARM-Cortex A76 CPU clocked at 2.05 Ghz & 6 ARM-Cortex A55 CPU clocked at 2.0 Ghz with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. 
  • 4/6GB LPDDR4X RAM & 64/128GB UFS 2.1 Storage.
5. Camera [8.1/10]
Device comes with [3] rear cameras with LED flash & [1] front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be excellent [8.6/10] in day & pretty good [7/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.3],
  • Main: 50MP with f/1.8 Aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, PDAF & HDR.
  • Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
  • Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps]. It features Macro mode, Portrait mode, Night mode & more
  • Front: 16MP with f/2.1 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/4" sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel & HDR.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
6. Form Factor [8/10]
  • Dimensions: 164.1 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm & Weight: 194 gms.
  • Build: Corning Gorilla Glass front, Plastic back & frame.
7. Box Contents: Realme 8i [Device itself], Adapter, Type-C cable, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
2 Price: Rs.13,999 & Rs.15,999.
2 Variants: 4+64GB & 6+128GB. 
2 Colors: Space Black & Space Purple.
Availability: Available from 14/09/2021 via,
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9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Great battery life   - Camera quality could be slightly better
 + Great display  - Slightly better SOC could be used 
 + Great features   - Display quality could be slightly better
 + Great performance   
 + Great camera   
 + Pretty great build   

1. Product Rating: 8.33/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7.6/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.96/10.

10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Realme 8i is a great smartphone at a 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 pretty great smartphone in the 14K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.
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