Realme launched its 8 series recently consisting of the Realme 8 and the Realme 8 Pro. These smartphones are successors to the Realme 7 and the Realme 7 Pro respectively and feature some good hardware along with AMOLED displays. So is the Realme 8 Pro a worthy upgrade over the Realme 7 Pro, And should you pick it over the Redmi Note 10 Pro? I put it to the test to find out.
Realme 8 Pro is the successor to the Realme 7 Pro and gets a bold design. It is slimmer than its predecessor and comes in flashy colours. The main change on the Realme 8 Pro is the quad-camera setup at the back which houses a 108-megapixel primary camera. The phone is light and easy to hold.
It sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a hole punch for the selfie camera in the top left corner. The display has full-HD+ resolution and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, with 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. You get a 4,500mAh battery that is capable of fast charging at 50W.
The camera performance is a hit or miss with the Realme 8 Pro. Daylight photos were average and did not have as much detail. The phone does a good job with portrait shots and the macros too were sharp but limited to 2-megapixels in resolution. Camera performance in low light was decent with better details in nighmode.
Realme 8 Pro managed to deliver good battery life and lasted for 26 hours and 14 minutes in our HD video loop test. The 50W bundled charger is quick to charge the phone up getting it to 75 percent in 30 minutes.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Realme 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Infinite Black||₹ 17,999|
|Realme 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Infinite Blue||₹ 17,999|
|Realme 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Illuminating Yellow||₹ 17,999|
|Realme 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Illuminating Yellow||₹ 19,999|
|Realme 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Infinite Blue||₹ 19,999|
|Realme 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Infinite Black||₹ 19,999|
Realme 8 Pro price in India starts from ₹ 17,999. The lowest price of Realme 8 Pro is ₹ 17,999 at Flipkart on 3rd December 2023.
|Price in India||₹17,999|
|Release date||24th March 2021|
|Dimensions (mm)||160.60 x 73.90 x 8.10|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4500|
|Colours||Illuminating Yellow, Infinite Black, Infinite Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||6.40|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Rear camera||108-megapixel (f/1.88) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|No. of Rear Cameras||4|
|Front camera||16-megapixel (f/2.45)|
|No. of Front Cameras||1|
|Operating system||Android 11|
|Skin||Realme UI 2.0|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|