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The Realme 8 Pro is Realme’s latest affordable device, aiming for a fair mix of camera features, performance, and price. It is the successor to the Realme 7 Pro, and it features an upgraded camera as well as display and design. The 108MP camera on the back of the Realme 8 Pro is its main selling point, and it has a good chance of being one of the most impressive devices in its price range.
Although Realme isn’t yet a big star in Nigeria, we don’t think that will be the case for much longer if it continues to release devices like the Realme 8 Pro – it’s a great device and affordable.
The Realme 8 Pro, which will be released in Nigeria alongside the Realme 8 in May 2021 is expected to be Realme’s top affordable phone in 2021.
The Realme 8 Pro has a fantastic camera and is also reasonably priced. The phone’s display and overall performance are all impressive, but the 60Hz refresh rate display is a drawback. This is particularly true when the competition provides a 120Hz refresh rate at comparable rates.
Even though the Snapdragon 720G chipset is adequate, devices such as the Poco X3 Pro provide a substantially more efficient chipset at comparable prices. Now let’s check out the specs.
Design of Realme 8 Pro
To begin with, the Realme 8 Pro appears to be very distinct from its predecessor in terms of design. This time around Realme has chosen a glossy finish over a matt finish polycarbonate rear panel. Although that it can collect fingerprints and stains. The Realme 8 Pro features a dual-tone finish that the company refers to as “Infinite Bold Design.” A large “Dare to Leap” labeling appears on the right side, although it isn’t as prominent as it is on the Realme 8 Pro.
On the back, there’s a square-shaped camera module that gives it a distinct look which is a new trend that is seen in most mid-range devices. At the right edge, you’ll find the power button and volume rocker controls. On the bottom, you’ll find a Type-C outlet, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a speaker grille. The device is lightweight (about 176g) and comfortable to carry for long periods of time.
While it isn’t a small handset, the Realme 8 Pro feels small in comparison to its rivals, which is ideal for those who don’t want a large phone. It has a smaller body than we’re used to, and it’s pretty thin and light.
Display of Realme 8 Pro
The Realme 8 Pro sports a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) resolution, 411PPI pixel density, 1000 nits peak brightness, and a standard refresh rate of 60Hz. The device screen does not have a high refresh rate and support for HDR, but it has been redesigned to provide better color reproduction and a brighter overall display.
To be honest, the Realme 8 Pro has a pleasing display, with vibrant colors and deep blacks that one might expect from an AMOLED display. You get an in-display fingerprint sensor and the Always On Display feature. Overall, the display on the Realme 8 is of decent quality with good brightness levels and vibrant color.
The display panel on the Realme 8 Pro is one of the best in its class. The regular 60Hz refresh rate is the only downside. However, the display is fine, but smoother gaming in the highest settings would have been better with a 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate.
Furthermore, you can easily switch Dark mode from the notifications panel, and you can even adjust the color temperature from the same window. On Vimeo, YouTube, or any video streaming platform, the high-definition screen supports videos with a resolution of up to 2160p. In your free time, you’d enjoy binge-watching on this screen with vibrant colors. Even though the chin is big, but the screen has thin side bezels that don’t interfere with the viewing angle. Also, the selfie camera’s punch-hole is also very tiny with minimal obstruction of viewing angle.
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Camera of Realme 8 Pro
To be honest, the Realme 8 Pro’s cameras are the most impressive feature, and this is because the primary lens is one of its kind for such a price. The device has a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 primary lens, which is a major plus in the camera department. This lens features ISOCELL Plus pixel isolation technology, which promises to minimize optics loss and ensure better color quality, as well as 9-in-1 Pixel Binning for 108MP shots and enhanced image quality in low-light environments.
This primary lens is accompanied by three additional lenses, which include an 8 MP (f/2.25) ultrawide lens. A 2MP ultra macro lens and a 2MP B&W lens are also included to help add details to portrait images. On paper, these specifications appear to be very impressive.
Although the Realme 8 Pro’s cameras are undoubtedly its most compelling feature, the device’s performance is also not left behind. The Snapdragon 720G SoC is the chipset that handles all the performance aspects. This chipset features an 8nm Kryo 465 CPU with two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores running at up to 2.3GHz and six high-efficiency Cortex-A55 cores running at up to 1.8GHz, as well as a new Adreno 618 GPU handling the graphic aspect. The Snapdragon 720G is said to offer a 10% improvement in CPU performance and a 75 percent improvement in GPU performance over its predecessor.
This chipset is available with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and this depends on the device variant. This hardware implies that the Realme 8 Pro’s performance is largely up to par. The output is smooth, from managing multiple apps to gaming, as well as using heavy games. The phone works smoothly on simple tasks such as surfing the web and using apps like Twitter, Facebook, or Snapchat, however, you may occasionally encounter lag when playing heavy games like PUBG. However, overall performance was as predicted, with no issues.
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Software & battery
The software aspect is also not left behind, the device runs on the latest Realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11. Realme’s insightful customization talents add another level of individuality to the equation, even if it is beginning to look more and more like Oppo’s software which many users like.
If you happen to completely utilize the battery and run out in the evening, the device has the same 50-watt fast charging tech as its predecessor. It’s incredible, and it can fill it up from zero to 100% in just 47 minutes. That’s really fast, and it’s ideal for those times when you’ve forgotten to power it and just need to give it a quick boost before going out for school or work.
|Announced Date||24th March 2021|
|Release Date||25th March 2021|
|Dimensions||160.6 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.44 inches AMOLED|
60Hz refresh rate
Max Brightness: 1000nit
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Pixel Density||411 PPI|
|Software||Android 11, Realme UI 2.0|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)|
|108 MP (f/1.9) main lens|
8 MP (f/2.3) Ultrawide
2 MP (f/2.4) Macro sensor
2 MP (f/2.4) depth sensor
Supports [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
|16 MP (f/2.5)|
Supports [email protected] video recording.
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
Supports nano SIM + nano SIM
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi-Direct, BT 5.1|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 4,500 mAh|
-USB: Type-C 2.0, USB OTG
-Fast battery charging: Yes (50 W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Reverse charging: No
|Colors||Infinite Blue, InfiniteBlack,|
Punk Black, Illuminating Yellow
|Price||Starts from $254|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Realme 8 Pro price in Nigeria & availability
The latest Realme 8 Pro was released with a starting price of $254.00. Infinite Blue, Infinite Black,
Punk Black and Illuminating Yellow color options are available for the handset. There are no details as at the time of writing this post as to whether or not this phone will be released in Nigeria. However, we expect it to be available by May with a price range of N120,000 – N140,000 for the 6GB variant, and N130,000 – N150,000 for the 8GB varaint. STAY TUNED AND SUBSCRIBE!!!
With its 108MP quad-camera configuration, the Realme 8 Pro stands out from the crown of its class. The Realme 8 Pro is the first Realme device with such a large lens in the mid-range class. The device appears to be the company’s first test subject for improved camera capabilities. In addition to the 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 main sensor, the unit has an 8MP wide-angle lens sensor and two 2MP sensors.
The Realme 8 Pro is a fine, low-cost Android phone that you should buy right now if you are on a budget. However, it’s also a sign of good things to come for the midrange segment, particularly in terms of camera hardware.
Should you buy it
The Realme 8 Pro is a typical Realme smartphone. It’s reasonably priced and doesn’t cut corners on specs and, for that matter, packs attention-getting features. One of the major features of this device is the 108 MP primary lens. Aside from the cameras, though, there isn’t much to get excited about. Despite being a conventional mid-ranger, it has advantages and disadvantages. Overall, the phone offers good value for money and is a good buy.
The Realme 8 is a good bet for Realme. Apart from the display switching from LCD to AMOLED, the phone isn’t a significant improvement over the Realme 7 Pro. The two phones are similar in terms of chipset and battery. Users of the Realme 7 Pro have no need to upgrade to this device. The predecessor also has a style that is potentially superior to some users.