Back in 2016-2017, Samsung’s smartphone strategy seemed like a spray-and-prayer approach. In other words, the brand launches some smartphones at similar prices, some of which attract the attention of consumers. Although the Korean giant has changed its ways since 2019 – for good, if we can add – another company seems to be following in its footsteps. There are no rewards for taking it for granted – it is Realme.
OPPO’s offshoot brand took a slow and steady approach when it launched its first smartphone back in May 2018. But now it is in top gear as not a single month goes by without seeing a brand new phone. In fact, in less than three months of 2021, RealMe has introduced less than eight phones (including RAM / storage variants). Two more devices are now being added to that list, as it has removed the curtains from the latest models from its prime number range – The Realme8 And RealMe 8 Pro. This review focuses on the Pro Edition. Will RealMe go the way of Samsung or continue its launches to engage prospective buyers? Let’s find out today in the RealMe 8 Pro review.
We no longer have to sue to buy a real-time phone. We mean, if you’re a value-conscious buyer, then the Realme 8 Pro deserves your attention, and rightly so. It scores high on all important aspects – from performance to performance, and of course its cameras, thanks to its Raison Detro…… its 108MP primary sensor. It is clear that RealMay is banking on the device’s camera capabilities, which stand out not only from the competition, but also from its own smartphones. Realme X7 (Review) And Realme Norjo 30 Pro (Review).
However, if you are not a photography enthusiast, or do not pursue pure numbers (since megapixel counting is an element of photography), you may want to look for other options. In particular, the newly launched Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (Review) Or will be launched soon Poco X3 Pro.
Since photography claims the reputation of the RealMe 8 Pro, let’s start the review with it. The quad-camera in the handset features a 108MP Samsung HM2 f / 1.88 sensor, 8MP f / 2.25 ultra-wide snapper, 2MP f / 2.4 black and white portrait lens and 2MP f / 2.4 macro shooter. In short, the device should be able to capture all kinds of scenes. On the front, you get a 16MP f / 2.45 sensor, which gives a better video calling experience which is very important in the WFH era.
The camera UI on the handset is user-friendly despite offering some features. If you’ve used real-time smartphones, you’re at home. In the vertical mode, you will find various toggles along with the settings icon, but different photo / video modes can be seen below. Google Lens is also built-in locally and moving to more tabs comes with advanced options like Dual View Video, Ultra Macro, AI Mixed Portrait etc.
The RealMe 8Pro tops the list as the best camera phone under Rs. Because it can provide impressive details and powerful product in all scenery whether it is landscapes or close-ups. Note that the colors are saturated, which makes the shots look pleasing to the eye, but does not show natural colors. In fact, we suggest that you choose AI to further enhance the colors on the photos. The 108MP ISOCELL Plus sensor measuring 1 / 1.52-inch shoots nice-looking images, and you get 3x in-sensor zoom… which is technically different from optical zoom, but offers better quality. We noticed that 108MP captures take a while to process, so you may not be able to use them in situations where you want quick results. We prefer the Night Mode on the smartphone and take advantage of the 9-in-1 pixel binning (since the output is 12MP from the 108MP sensor) while being able to provide sharp output even in dim settings. Take the deco at Realme 8 Pro camera models To assess for yourself its prowess.
As for the videos, the 8 Pro can go up to 4k recording at 60fps. Slow-mo capture is at 960fps. The RealMe video section highlights starry mode and tilt-shift mode (when well used, gives the impression that you are looking at a small landscape). Selfies are also impressive even when the grain is exposed in low light.
Design and appearance
Realme says the 8 Pro is one of the thinnest and lightest phones around and we have to accept that. With an 8.1mm measuring frame, it is very thin and you can hold it for a long time because it only scales the scales at 176 grams. The phone has a curved back panel with a matte-like finish, which the company calls the AG-Crystal process. In this case, the back of the phone has the shape of mineral crystals. The device is available in three color options of blue, black and yellow.
The good part is that RealMe does not follow the “bigger the better” flock and keeps the device’s dimensions under control. This smartphone comes with a 6.4-inch screen and you can use it very comfortably with one hand. The adhesive fibrous tissue of the smartphone dominates the display itself, but there is a noticeable chin at the bottom… which is the throat scene. However, the punch hole does not detract from the immersive experience that the 1080p panel offers. I especially enjoyed watching movies on my smartphone.
Button and port placement are standard and you also get a 3.5mm headphone socket (thankfully). Sadly, when you look at the back of the 8 Pro, it doesn’t look like a premium-looking device. And I’m not even talking about the quad-camera range protruding from the body. This is the motto of your face “Dare to Leap”, which adds no value and looks ugly because it has no good value. Also, although the phone’s design language may sound “infinitely bold” on paper, it may not translate well in real life. When I grabbed the phone, I was always afraid it would slip out of my hands. That’s why I’m happy to ship the transparent protective cover in a branded box.
Hardware and software
This is the section that questions why RealMe launched this smartphone. You see, the RealMe X7 and X7 Pro (Review) Came with the new MediaTek Dimension chipsets, and the same was the case with the Narzo 30 Pro. Realmy’s arch-rival Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 10 trio with top-end Note 10 Pro Max (Review) Has Snapdragon 732G. The all-new RealMe 8 Pro, on the other hand, uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G. Don’t get us wrong. The octa-core processor with two 2.3GHz high-performance cores and six 1.8GHz efficient cores is in the mid-range, but it is the predecessor of the 8 Pro. RealMe 7 Pro (Review) – Launched six months ago. In that sense, the RealMe 8 Pro is not a big upgrade.
Subjectivity aside, the 8 Pro can comfortably handle anything you throw at it. There is very little case where I think that the device slows down while scrolling through the UI, switching between multiple applications, thanks to the 8GB RAM (the device is also available in version 6GB RAM). The gaming experience is very smooth when playing titles like Call of Duty Mobile. You can not get as high frame rates as possible when you choose too many graphics, because the Adreno 618 GPU is not as powerful. 128GB of built-in memory takes care of storage needs. The good thing is, you can extend it further without compromising on dual SIM functionality.
The RealMe 8 Pro may not be a battery monster, but it’s easier than a day, even with heavy use. The 4,500 mAh pack lasted an average of more than a day during my testing period. This was also confirmed by a PCmark test as the device gave a 16 hour result. The good thing is, you don’t have to plug it in for long. With its support for 50W Super Dart charging, the device can go from 10 to 100 percent in 43 minutes – depending on the brand’s suit. Surprisingly, the previous iteration of the smartphone boasted of 65W fast charging, so it is unclear why the 8 Pro will be downgraded.
On the software side, the 8 Pro is the first real-time smartphone to come with Android 11-based RealMe UI 2.0. It’s great that brands are finally embracing Android 11, which was released in September. Apart from the advantages of the new Android OS, we did not notice many changes in the interface. You get customization options with the ability to change theme support, fonts, icons and more. For authentication, you get both Face Unlock and a built-in fingerprint, as long as you try to authenticate with your face while in the mask (Duh).
RealMe8 Pro is up against some visual competition, so here’s an overview of how to find it.
Realme 8 Pro vs. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is a phone that hits the sub-Rs 20K segment. Priced at Rs. The only thing that falls behind the Redmi offering is that it is shipped with a 33W charging.
Realme 8 vs. Pro Poco X3 Pro
However Poco X3 Pro India Launch Held next week, this phone has already been unveiled worldwide. Acclaimed as the true successor of the POCO F1 – the device that kickstarted the POCO brand and put it on the map – it was packed with amazing specs. Flagship-grade Snapdragon 860 chipset and 120 Hz refresh rate screen highlight. Poco X3 Price in India It will be released after launching on March 30, we can expect it to be priced at less than Rs 20k.
Realme 8 Pro vs Norjo 30 Pro
The brand’s offerings are hard to pit each other, but the Narzo 30 Pro is a solid VFM offering that is future-proof with 5G support. Starting at Rs 16,999, it comes with an improved processor, thanks to the MediaTek Dimension 800U.
RealMe 8 Pro leaves us with mixed feelings. There is so much to like about this వరకు until you see the section that the smartphone offers. Unless you are into photography, it’s hard to sue the brand’s own Narzo 30 Pro and the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max for the RealMe 8 Pro.
Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5
- Slim and lightweight design
- Impressive camera capabilities
- Good battery life and 50W charging
- No high refresh rate display
- Classroom performance is not the best
- RealMe 7 Pro does not look like a big upgrade
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