The Realme 8 5G is the newest addition to the Realme family, and they've managed to outshine themselves again. I would highly recommend this phone to anyone who wants a solid device that won't leave them broke. Featuring a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate, a Dimensity 700 5G 2.2GHz 7nm SoC chipset, and 5G connectivity, it's more than capable of tackling anything you throw at it and more. It also has a contemporary design with glossy finish and decent cameras to top it off.
The Realme 8 5G may not be the best phone for photography or gaming, but it is competitively priced at $399 minus $40 discount in Singapore Hitec Mobile shop where it is available.
Realme has been developing smartphones for a few years now, and considering what we've seen in the past, it goes without saying that the Realme 8 5G is a well-built and sleek-looking device. Despite being quite budget-friendly, the phone looks and feels more premium than its Xiaomi counterpart in a similar price range. The back looks solid and has a glitter effect that makes it look even more appealing.
The 48MP triple camera system on the back is placed at the top left corner with a slight bump that are identical to most flagship smartphones in the market.
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The Realme 8 5G is a budget phone that doesn't have a lot of frills but gets the job done. This new 5G phone promises ultra-smooth 90Hz refresh rates, a bright and sharp Full HD + display with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and up to 180Hz touch sampling rate. This ensures that you are immersed in smooth performance for gaming, video content and everything else you need to do on your phone.
Smartphone performance is one of the key areas where you get what you pay for, and while cheaper and more expensive phones often do the opposite, the Realme 8 5G is a flyer, and it will do whatever it takes.
The Realme 5G is powered by a low-cost Dimensity 700 5G chip from MediaTek, and the website Realme Singapore lists 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
We tried several reasonably demanding, fast-paced games and didn't notice the phone skipping a beat. If you like light games, the phone will perform well, and for heavier games, the frame rate reduction won't bother you.
As for daily usage, it loaded in full operation smoothly with no noticeable lag when switching between menus, apps, websites and media files.
The Realme 8 offers speeds of up to 700% faster than 4G. it also features 5G+5G DSDS support, WiFi+5G Dual Network Acceleration and SA /NSA support.
The 5G Power Saving mode is smart enough to automatically detect when the device is idle or sleeping and intelligently adjusts the Realme 8's power consumption.
Introducing the smart and innovative Dynamic RAM Expansion (DRE) technology, which uses the system's read-only memory (RAM) to act as RAM when it's needed, enabling faster and more enjoyable multitasking.
The realme 8 5G supports 2 Nano SIM cards and 1 MicroSD card simultaneously and supports a maximum of 1TB memory expansion.
When it comes to front-facing shooters, the Realme 8 5G is no slouch. With 16 MP and a punchhole design, it's more powerful than a mid-range phone.
On the back, we have a triple lens system (48MP main, 2MP macro and 2MP depth rear camera). Although it lacks flexibility, the rear camera can do most of the heavy lifting thanks to the 48MP main sensor. The images captured are sharp and balanced, Super Nightscape allows for brighter shots in the dark, and the autofocus is extremely fast.
Most amateur photographers or hobbyists will be happy with the final product. So if you're a blogger or frequently upload images to Instagram, the Realme 8 will provide you with balanced lighting where you don't have to worry about overexposed or underexposed images.
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