Realme 8 Pro Review: Reasonable Specs & Attractive Price

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Realme 8 Pro Review: Reasonable Specs & Attractive Price

Realme 8 Pro is one of the best premium budget-friendly phones in the market right now, with a really competitive set of features making it compete with any phone at a similar price tag from any manufacturer.  When looking at the specs of the phone, you find a super-high resolution camera, very fast charging capabilities and many other qualities to excite you. So let's see what it really offers from all sides. 

Design

realme 8 design

The thickness of Realme 8 Pro won't be like what you expect from a flagship phone, but it is still good compared to medium-budget phones. It is light and its screen to body ratio follows the norm of what phones offer now. The plastic body of the phone doesn't make it feel like a cheap one, as Realme uses high quality plastic with a nice finish and texture. Realme's "Dare to Leap" is clear on the back, which some may like and some may not. The button locations on the right side of the phone make it usable with one hand, which is absolutely great. 

Realme 8 Pro Screen 

Realme 8 Pro Screen

Realme 8 Pro has a 6.4 inch screen, which is smaller than many phones in its price range that have 6.7 inch screens. The screen has a cut-out punch-hole for the front camera on its top left side. The resolution of the screen is Full HD+ 1080 * 2400 pixels, which is a standard for mid-range phones in recent years. It is worth noting that this resolution is very sufficient for media and games. The phone lacks 75Hz or 120Hz support so if you are looking for such a feature then this isn't the one for you. Since the screen has an AMOLED, you can expect it to offer good colours and deep blacks. The phone decided to borrow a feature from higher-end phones with the under screen fingerprint sensor, which isn't just for marketing. The fingerprint scanner of Realme 8 Pro works well in picking up the print and is fast enough to be reliable with everyday use. 

Realme 8 Pro Camera 

Realme 8 Pro Camera

The 108 MP main camera of Realme 8 Pro is one of its most interesting specs. It's supported by an 8 MP ultra wide and 2 MP cameras as well as 2 MP macro camera. In the front, there is a 20 MP sensor as well. Of course high resolution is not everything, but with this phone, the images look impressive compared to competitors, especially in good lighting conditions. The macro snaps are still not benefiting from the secondary sensors, which is the case with most phones that just add the feature for the sake of the look of the phone from the backside. High resolution of the main camera allows zooming, as you can get good photos with around 5X zooming, which is excellent for digital zooming and not optical one. The phone supports up to 20X zooming, which is clearly not recommended unless you miss the quality of photos in 2008. The front-facing camera offers outstanding selfies that you will definitely like unless you owned a flagship from a major manufacturer. The processing of background blur is excellently done by Realme and you can expect great results in no time. 

Realme 8 Pro Performance

Realme 8 Pro Performance

Realme 8 Pro plays it safe when it comes to performance as it hosts Snapdragon 720G chipset alongside 8GB of RAM, making it excellent for multi-tasking and never slowing thanks to the good software Realme offers. Most of the games will run at the highest settings without a problem including PUBG Mobile, which is obviously impressive. When opening, closing and scrolling through apps, you will like the speed of navigation, unless you are comparing this phone to a phone that has a flagship chipset. In any other case, the phone will be winning when compared with mid-range phones recently released. 

Operating System

Realme 8 Pro Operating System

Realme 8 Pro comes with Realme UI, which is typically Colour OS, based on Android 11. To people having a fresh start with Realme UI, it is very close to Android, with additional colour changes and some customization options. Despite that there are no third-party apps pre-installed, the home screen will need you to do some work to get it organized as you will find it cluttered upon first use. 

Battery 

Realme 8 Pro battery

The 4500mAh battery of Realme 8 Pro is similar to that in mid-range phones. It is not bad though for average usage throughout the day. If you play games for a short time, surf the Internet and use some apps, you will not find a Problem. If you play longer times or stay outside your home for long without charging, then you need a phone with 6000mAh battery. The phone supports very fast 50W charging, which will let you charge the phone from 0% to 100% in less than 60 minutes, a great feature for this price.

The verdict 

Realme 8 Pro is a great mid-range phone that plays it safe in terms of performance which is very sufficient. You can enjoy the phone on AMOLED screen. It also offers a great camera that Realme tries to push the limits of mid-range phones with, and will clearly outperform many competitors at this price range. The phone also brings the beloved Realme UI that is clean and fast, and also offers a flagship 50W charging feature for its 4500mAh battery. The phone also looks good enough, and in many ways, it seems like a phone that you won't regret buying.

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