The Realme 8 5G takes off from where the Realme 7 5G stopped, leaving us with a very familiar hardware alongside a drop in the capability performance facilitors. All this is wrapped in a chassis that bears a design slightly different from what we saw on the former. What’s more, enthusiasts that desire 5G connectivity can opt for this device in place of the standard Realme 8.
Realme Key 8 5G Specs & Features
- 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, 405 PPI, 90Hz Refresh Rate
- Android 10, Realme UI 2.0
- Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G (7nm)
- 4GB / 6GB / 8GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
- 48MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 16MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint (Side-Mounted)
- 5G Network
- Fast Charging (18W Capacity)
- Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
Making a scrutiny of the Realme 8 5G design would reveal a cues from the Realme 7 5G and the standard Realme 8. This boils down to us having a design with familiar elements, which isn’t really a bad thing, especially for those who are big fans of Realme designs.
The rear panel design bears a not so conspicuous gradient design, ontop which you will find a camera module that resembles that of its non-5G sibling. What’s more, we have the Realme branding, which indicates its Realme smartphone.
Moving to the front panel, we find a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display. The highlights of this display includes a resolution of 1080 x 2400, a density of 405 PPI and a 90Hz refresh rate, as opposed to the 120Hz refresh rate on the Realme 7.
The colour options on the device include Supersonic Blue, Supersonic Black. Having dual options like this could be a dilemma for those who do not like either of the color options.
The cameras on the Realme 8 5G are basically the same as the ones on its non-5G sibling, with the exception of one camera missing on the rear setup.
On the rear camera setup on this device comprise of a triple cameras that include a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 2MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
Comparing the rear camera setup here to that of the non-5G variant shows the absence of an ultrawide camera. Video record on the rear setup is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
The setup upfront holds a single 16MP camera with an aperture of f/2.1. This camera is also capable of shooting videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Performance wise, we have facilitators that falls below what we had on last year’s model. Here we are rocking a MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G processor as opposed to the MediaTek 800U processor on the Realme 7 5G.
Also onboard, is are storage and RAM variants that include 64GB / 4GB, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM. What’s more, we have a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, a non-removable 5000mAh Li-Po battery paired with 18W fast charging, as opposed to the 30W charging on its predecessor.
On the software side, we have the Realme UI 2.0 interface running on the Android 11 operating system.
The Realme 8 5G features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, low energy Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi.
Being a 5G phone that it is, internet connectivity is capped at 5G, which means enthusiats can utilize 5G connections for downloads, streaming, and uploads, provided they are in areas with 5G reception.
Realme 8 5G Price and Availability
The price of the Realme 7 5G is around $206 for the, which translates to 78,590 in Naira, 22,288 KSH in Kenya, and 1,187 GHC in Ghana.
The Realme 8 5G was announced on the 21st of April 2021 and is expected to go on sale on April 28 2021.
Realme 8 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the Realme 8 5G:
- Platform: Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
- Processor: MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm) (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
- Memory: 4GB / 6GB / 8GB
- Colours: 64GB / 128GB
- Dimension: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 185 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, ~83.9% screen-to-body ratio, ~405 PPI Density, 90Hz Refresh Rate
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary) f/1.8 + 2MP (Macro) f/2.4 + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 16 MP Camera, f/2.1, HDR, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 64GB (UFS 2.1) / 128GB (UFS 2.1)
- Memory Card Support: Yes microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
- 5G: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: –
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 18W Capacity