The mobiles Realme They have come onto the scene to offer high-end resourceful devices at an affordable price for all. Today we bring you the latest launch of the brand, the Realme 8 5G. It has just come out and we have been lucky enough to be able to test it first, read on to discover what it hides in each of its sections. This firm has already surprised us a lot with the Realme Buds Q2, Will you be able to do it with this mobile? Let’s see it.
A design that could be improved
Analyzing the design we realize what the trend of this mobile will be throughout the analysis; orA series of light and dark that will convince some and will throw others back. First of all, we must talk about the selected materials, with metallic and plastic finishes that are really very dirty. The tracks are constantly marked and we will be forced to use the silicone case that is included, despite the fact that the grip without it is quite good. In contrast to this problem, we have a weight-to-size ratio that we have loved. The mobile measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5 mm and has a weight of 185 grams, a very light and comfortable device that is not small at all. The colors with which it has been marketed are blue and black, quite basic and not very daring.
The distribution of buttons and connectors is carried out as follows; Nothing at the top, at the bottom we find the Type-C Jack and USB connectors, as well as a speaker and a stereo microphone, on the right the unlock button, which also acts as a fingerprint reader and on the left the volume up and down and the slot for the SIM card. The front camera is embedded in the screen, as we will see later, and the rear one sticks out a bit following the latest trends from other brands. In general, it is an attractive mobile, but the choice of materials still does not convince us, since the cleaning issue destroys the good ideas of the Realme 8 5G.
The Realme 8 5G screen
If there is one point that we can highlight in this analysis, it is that of the screen. With a size of 6.5 inches and a Super AMOLED technology with Full HD + resolution, this is one of the best options on the lower-mid-range market. The aspect ratio it uses is 20: 9 and 2400 x 1080 full HD suits you wonderfully. What has caught our attention the most has been the response to the light, since it has responded quite well. It is still a bit far from the most expensive mobile results, since these have a very large number of nits so that the sun does not mist the use of the device. However, that a mobile of this price has such a wide screen and that it looks so good is to be appreciated.
Has edges, very small, but it does. The one that stands out the most is the one at the bottom, but this is how the vast majority of models on the market are. The front camera is embedded in the screen as we said before, and it is also not very disguised. It does not bother much but it could be much smaller. We have missed protections against bumps or marks against possible falls, as well as not to mistreat the view with blue light, but it is normal that they are not included.
Some cameras with good ideas but short in quality
With cameras, as in the vast majority of sections, we have to warn of good and bad things. As a general photography device, this is a mobile that is very good value for money. This is because it has a 48 megapixel main sensor on the back, an addition that is great and that ensures very good photos. Instead, its other two rear sensors have disappointed us a bit. The first is a macro, capable of taking detailed photos, which is of little value if the quality it has, with 2 megapixels, prevents us from enjoying it to the fullest. The same goes for the last sensor, the specific one for portraits. Again, it is a good idea and with good light situations we have managed to make portraits in which the photographed figure can be seen very well, but 2 megapixels is very little for any camera. Next, we leave you a small gallery with images captured with this mobile:
The front camera improves a bit, since despite not being the best of the best, there are 16 megapixels that capture images very well. We have been lucky enough to test it on sunny days, and problems can arise on more gray and dull days, since it may not be so easy to capture high-quality photos. And already passing to the different modes it has, The truth is that they are enough for the type of mobile that it is. Slow motion, time lapse, different portrait modes, professional camera in case you want to investigate how far it can go, etc.
Good deal on performance
Another point in favor of the Realme 8 5G is the great offer you have made in terms of performance. This type of mobile is always often met with criticism in this field and this is because it is usually an aspect in which to cut back. This brand has wanted to go a step further and turn a cheap mobile into one capable of doing almost any task, including the gaming section. It is clear that it will not be the same as mobiles of more than a thousand euros, but the truth is that the Dimensity 700, accompanied by 8GB of RAM as is our case, is a magnificent combination. You have the option of purchasing it with less RAM, but for the price it has, we recommend that you buy it like this. The only noteworthy problem that we have been able to detect is the overheating of the phone with continued use, something that is normal considering that the cooling systems of devices in this range are almost non-existent.
The system Android 11 you use, accompanied by the last layer of branding, the Realme UI 2.0 makes wearing very comfortable. All this directly affects performance, since being a very new option for changes, it can require extensive resources. However, those who make standard use of their smartphone will not notice any notable problem.
A battery that follows the trends
The Realme 8 5G battery is very similar to that of the rest of the models on the market, since it follows the standard that seems to have been established. Again we are faced with a good pile, in this case of 5000 mAh, accompanied by 30 W fast charging. In short, it is a battery that ensures more than 24 hours of standard use and that is reduced as we put a load of use in the device. The fast recharge surprises us less and less, but it is still a very good addition that makes it almost impossible to run out of mobile. The last thing we are going to highlight is that we have received the charger for an American plug and we have had to acquire an adapter. For this reason, we encourage you to find out which charger is going to reach you.
Connectivity and internal memory
The connections of this mobile are the basic ones that we are used to citing in these analyzes. As for wireless we find the WIFI 5, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS and NFC, while by cable we have the USB Type C 2.0 and Headphone Jack connector. All these connections are based on the 5G option that is included in this device. In short, it is a mobile that includes what is necessary for a basic and efficient use.
Finally, the internal memory includes in all versions the capacity to 128 GB. In addition, a 1 TB capacity micro SD card can be added, making it almost impossible for us to run out of storage on the mobile. We like that all versions, including the cheapest ones, have the same capacity which, in fact, is quite large to be the base one.
Features of the Realme 8 5G
|Realme 8 5G|
|Dimensions||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5 mm|
|Colors||Black and blue|
|Technologies / Bands||5G|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
|Display technology||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||FHD +, 1080 x 2400 pixels|
|SD slot||Yes, added gives up to 1TB|
|Resolution||48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP|
|Secondary camera||16 MP|
|Fast charge||Yes 30W|
|loading port||Type C|
|Headphones||Yes, for Jack|
|Box contents||Phone, silicone case, full charger and instructions|
Availability and price of the Realme 8 5G
As a conclusion, we can affirm that the Realme 8 5G It is a perfect phone for those who are looking for a cheap and efficient option. It is true that in many respects it falls a bit short, but we must not remember that it is a model belonging to the lower-middle range of one of the most sought-after brands of the moment. It is clear that if what you are looking for is a smartphone of a premium quality this is not going to be your best option, but if on the contrary you are looking for efficiency without scratching your pocket a lot, do not doubt that you will love this mobile. For all this we have granted him the Silver GizAward, since it is a remarkable mobile in all its aspects.
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- Big and light
- High quality display
- Good performance
- Large battery and fast charging
- A bit dirty design
- Poor quality secondary cameras
- No extra protections