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Realme 8i Specs, Price, and Best Deals

The Realme 8i is an upper mid-range smartphone that was announced by Realme at a mega event held on 9 September 2021. The device features an Helio G96 chipset, 50MP triple cameras, and a 120Hz display.

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Realme 8i Key Specs & Features

  • 6.6 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2412 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~400 ppi)
  • Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
  • Octa-core Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm)
  • 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
  • 50 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 16 MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • Fast Charging 18W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery

Realme 8i

Design and Display

The Realme 8i comes in a nice and beautiful body design. The maker built the phone with a combination of glass and plastic. It has body dimensions of 164.1 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm and weighs 194 grams.

On the front, the handset is blessed with a punch-hole screen that offers a screen display size of a 6.6-inch IPS LCD panel. The screen has a 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, a 20:9 aspect ratio, 401ppi pixel density, 600nits brightness, and 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut.


As for the cameras set up, the Realme 8i is blessed with an impressive triple camera. The main snapper is 50-megapixel with an additional 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth assists lens. The camera features LED flash, HDR, panorama and will shoot 1080p videos. The front snapper is 16-megapixel with Panorama.

Hardware and Sofware

The Realme 8i is powered by an Helio G96 chipset based on a 12nm process node and it has an octa-core processor running at a speed of 2×2.05 GHz. It packs a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU to help with graphics-related issues. The onboard storage is 4 GB or 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

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It has up to 5 GB of extended RAM and has a micro SDcard slot for expansion. Booting the device is Realme UI 2.0 based Android 11 OS.

Battery and Network

The Realme 8i has a large battery capacity of 5,000mAh that carries support for 18W charging through USB-C. As for the connectivity, it features dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.1, and GPS.

The smartphone is also equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock for security purposes.

Realme 8i Price and Availability

The Realme 8i with 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage will sell at a price of $190 while the model with 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage will cost $217 and you can order the phone in Space Black and Space Purple colors.

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In Nigeria, the Realme 8i will cost 80,000 Naira, 21,000 Ksh in Kenya, and 1,200 Ghs in Ghana.

Realme 8i Specs

Here are a few specs of the Realme 8i:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm), Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6xX.X GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
  • Memory: 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Purple
  • Dimension: 164.1 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 194 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.6 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2412 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~400 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No


  • Rear Camera: 50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.31″, 1.2µm, PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Triple Rear Cameras, 1080p@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 16 MP, f/2.1, (wide), 1/3.0″, 1.0µm, Panorama, 1080p@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 18W
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Realme 8i Specs, Price, and Best Deals was written by Miracle Offorma. The article was last modified: September 14th, 2021
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Miracle Offorma
Miracle Offorma
Miracle Offorma is a Computer scientist by profession and a blogger by passion. He loves sharing his expertise about Mobile Phones, Gadgets and Online Tutorials.

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