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RealMe 8 Pro Review with Pros and Cons

realme 8 pro review

RealMe 6 Pro, 7 Pro and newly launched RealMe 8 Pro have the same Snapdragon 720G Processor which means, RealMe has used the same processor for the last three generations. The RealMe 8 Pro is priced at Rs 17,999 for 6GB + 128GB storage, now let me give you a straight answer.

Right now we have Redmi Note 10 Pro which is priced at Rs 16,999 for the same storage & Ram. This phone has better cameras, the best display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a bigger battery, solid build quality, and it’s priced lower than RealMe 8 Pro.

Redmi Note 10 Pro is here in India and you can buy it right now from Amazon, so now, I can’t recommend RealMe 8 Pro because it’s not the best phone to buy at the 17k price tag. From my side, it’s a big NO for RealMe 8 Pro that said, it’s not a bad phone but there is a better phone available at a lower cost, so there is no reason to buy RealMe 8 Pro.

RealMe 8 Pro Review: Big No

RealMe 8 Pro comes with a plastic build, same old Snapdragon 720G Processor, small battery size, Quad Camera setup and it’s priced at Rs 17,999 which doesn’t justify the specification. This should have been the best phone in 2020 but now in 2021, we have tons of other options. So it doesn’t make any sense to buy RealMe 8 Pro at a 17k price tag, an instant of that phone, take look at Redmi Note 10 Pro which is available at a lower cost.

RealMe 8 Pro Pros and Cons

ProsCons
50W fast charging supportSame Old Processor
Good Camera SetupPlastic Build
Decent Performance Ads in the UI
Loader Speakers Bit Pricey
Only 60Hz refresh rate display
Smaller Battery Size

Still, if you can’t make decision then let’s go deep down and see what RealMe has to offer with RealMe 8 Pro.

Also Read: Top Best Mobile Phones Under Rs 20,000 in India

Display Quality: Could have been better

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The RealMe 8 Pro Comes with 6.40 inches AMOLED display with 60Hz refresh rate. As I said, we have Redmi Note 10 Pro with 120Hz AMOLED display, I’m doing comparison, just putting it out.

The phone also has 1000 nits of brightness which will help you when you use this phone under the sunlight. So if you’re that person, who travels a lot then, there won’t be any problem while watching movies or just doing some work.

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Also, RealMe has used good quality AMOLED display. By the way, RealMe haven’t said anything about what kind of glass they have used to protect the front side but its Gorilla glass but there is no info on the glass version.

Now if we flip the phone backward, here you will see a plastic back and plastic frame which is a huge let down because RealMe 8 Pro is priced at Rs 18k. I know, most of you will use a case but still, when you hold the phone, it doesn’t give a premium vibe, it feels cheap.

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What do I feel about display quality? there is no doubt that display quality is superb. Brightness is a bit lower as comped to Redmi Note 10 Pro, also, RealMe 8 Pro doesn’t have a 120Hz refresh rate.

Taking all in the count, I’m not expressed with RealMe 8 Pro display quality. Why I said that, if I can get a better display at a lower cost then why I will pay 1k extra for a 60Hz AMOLED display.

In short, Display could have been better. Still, the RealMe 8 Pro has good display but it’s not the best considering the price tag.

Performance: Big Let Down

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I won’t say much about performance because RealMe has used the same Snapdragon 720G which is available in RealMe 6 Pro, 7 Pro and now in RealMe 8 Pro. If you own any of these smartphones or Redmi Note 9 Series then you will know, how will be performance.

For those who don’t know, you will able to play COD Mobile or PUBG Mobile without any problem but the gaming experience won’t be top-notch. So if you’re a casual user and if you don’t play games a lot then this could be the best phone but if you’re a hardcore gamer then I would say, just go with RealMe Narzo 30 Pro or Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.

RealMe 8 Pro is running on RealMe UI 2.0-based on Android 11. By the way, RealMe UI 2.0 has ads in the UI that can’t be disabled 100%, so even after paying 18k, you will see ads here and there, just like Redmi Phones.

Overall, it’s a big let down for those people who were waiting for RealMe 8 Pro. From my side, I don’t recommend RealMe 8 Pro because we have other phones with better specification at a lower price tag.

Cameras: Don’t fall for 108MP Scam

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I think you have to sit-down because the phone has some big numbers. Don’t get a heart attack, the RealMe 8 Pro comes with a 108MP Quad camera setup featuring an 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor. Now if you’re fine then hear this out, the phone can also shoot video in [email protected] with rear cameras, isn’t that great.

Coming to front camera, it has 16MP selfie shooter and this can shoot video in [email protected]

This is a flagship camera setup but when you use the camera, it will feel like, 15k cameras. What I’m saying is, don’t go by number, go with quality and RealMe haven’t used that 108MP quality 100% yet.

That 2MP+2MP sensors are just to make numbers and to say, RealMe 8 Pro has Quad cameras. So let’s just skip those sensors.

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Talking about 108MP primary sensor, this will give the same image quality as Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. In some areas I feel, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max does a good job.

For example, at night, RealMe tries to overexposed the colours and this is where the image loses out on details. Also, everyone knows, Realme loves colours and the same can be seen in RealMe 8 Pro, the images shot with rear cameras turns out colourful which could be a great thing for some users but not for all the users.

The phone has a 108MP camera sensor that means, under good lighting condition, the images will look better than ever. In short, I don’t have any problem with rear cameras, considering the price tag, RealMe has done a good job.

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Also, 16MP front camera take good images. So if you love to take selfie then this could good camera you’re looking for.

Coming back to videos, the phone can shoot [email protected] with rear camera & [email protected] with front cameras. If you gonna use front camera for video then don’t because it’s not the best but if you use that rear camera then it’s going to be better then ever.

Overall, I didn’t noticed huge difference between Redmi Note 10 Pro & Pro Max or RealMe 8 Pro cameras.

So should you RealMe 8 Pro just for cameras? the answer is No, you can’t. I would say, just go for Redmi Note 10 Pro.

Battery & Audio Quality: Not that Great

The RealMe 8 Pro has a 4,500 mAh battery with 50W fast charging support but RealMe has bundled 65W charger in the box. Now if you’re wondering, why this feels different, so this is why?

RealMe 7 Pro had the 65W fast charging support and RealMe 8 Pro has 50W, you get it, they downgraded…

Talking about battery life, the phone will last for a day. For example, if you charge the phone at around 9:00 AM then you have to charge this phone again at around 5 PM to 6 PM. Also, if you’re heavy users then you may have to charge the RealMe 8 Pro before 5 PM, it depends on how much you use the phone.

By the way, the phone can be charged from 0% to 100% in 47 minutes. The phone also has stereo speakers which are good and call quality is also good.

Also Read: Top Best Mobile Phones Under Rs 15,000 in India

Conclusion: It’s not for everyone

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If you really want RealMe Smartphone or if you don’t like MIUI then RealMe 8 Pro could be a good option but if you want value for money device then I would say, Redmi Note 10 Pro is the best choice.

Still, if you have any question regarding Redmi Note 10 Pro or RealMe 8 Pro then let me know in the comment box. I would love to hear your thought about these two phones.

RealMe 8 Pro Full Specifications

SpecificationRealMe 8 Pro
Launch Date March 24, 2020
Available From March 24, 2020 at noon via Amazon
Display6.40 inches FHD+ AMOLED
Display Brightness 1000 Nits
Screen Refresh Rate60Hz
Resolutions1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions160.6 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm
Build Quality Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
Ram6GB + 8GB
Storage128GB
Camera (Rear)108 MP Primary Sensor
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP Macro
2 MP Depth
Video Recording (Rear)Up to [email protected]
Camera (Front)16MP Selfie Shooter
Video Recording (Front)[email protected]
ChipsetQualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
OSRealMe UI 2.0-based on Android 11
GPUAdreno 618
CPUOcta-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
5GNo
5G Bands-
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery4,500 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed50W Wired fast Charging support (65W charger included in the box)
Charging PortUSB Type C 2.1
Charging Time 0% to 100% in 47 Minutes (with wired charging)
3.5mm JackYes
SD Card Yes (Dedicated)
SIM sloteTwo SIM Card Slot + SD card Slot
Fingerprint In-display fingerprint sensor
Weight 176 Grams
Colors Infinite Blue, Infinite Black, Punk Black, Illuminating Yellow
Price6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 17,999
8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 19,999
Modal NumberRMX3081
In the BoxHandset, Adapter, USB Cable (Type-C), SIM Card Tool, Screen Protect Film, Case, Important Info Booklet with Warranty Card, Quick Guide
Available At[email protected]

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