Realme 8 Pro review: Is this the best phone to pick under Rs 20,000?


The new Realme 8 Pro has lastly made its debut in India, and it packs a 108MP digital camera. Pitched as the most reasonably priced smartphone with a 108MP digital camera, it’s geared toward the plenty, a method Realme thinks will work in its favour. But greater than a camera-centric phone, the 8 Pro tries to be an all-around phone, full with an AMOLED display screen and a quick Snapdragon 720G processor. So, is the Realme 8 Pro value your cash? Let’s discover out.

Realme 8 Pro: Design, show

Realme 8 Pro doesn’t function a singular design, however has a pleasant shimmering impact at the again. When gentle hits it, the again panel gleams in numerous shades of blue, which makes it look lovely. The gadget incorporates a textured again panel, which affords a greater grip and retains the fingerprints at bay, not like a few of the shiny telephones on the market. In case you might be questioning, sure the huge “Dare To Leap” tag line can also be there, which now we have seen on Realme X7 Pro.

The Realme 8 Pro incorporates a vibrant show. (Image Source: Ankita Garg/Express Image)

The Realme 8 Pro has a really slim profile, although the rear digital camera module protrudes a bit. Realme bundles a case in the field. You can use it to keep away from getting scratches on the again. The construct high quality of the gadget is sweet sufficient. It incorporates a polycarbonate again panel and has a plastic body.

Just like the Realme 7 Pro, you get a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED show and there’s nothing to complain right here. The panel renders vibrant colors and outside visibility can also be adequate. But the gadget lacks assist for prime refresh fee. Plus Realme was considered one of the manufacturers to supply excessive refresh fee shows on most of the gadgets. Also, there are not any stereo audio system and IP ranking. You do get an in-display fingerprint scanner, which works very properly. The mid-range smartphone carried out properly in nearly all the pieces thrown at it. It can simply deal with day-to-day duties, however I can’t say the similar for gaming.

A more in-depth have a look at the again digital camera setup of the Realme 8 Pro. (Image Source: Ankita Garg/Express Image)

The gaming efficiency on this phone was not that nice. We tried taking part in Genshin Impact and the gadget was not ready to load graphics on time even at the lowest settings. We additionally witnessed lag and stutter for greater than 25 minutes, which was fairly irritating. All this began occurring when the gadget’s battery was 20 %. The sport was working tremendous when the battery share was greater than 20 %. But you’ll be able to undoubtedly play some gentle video games on the Realme 8 Pro.

The Realme 8 Pro took time to load graphics. (Image Source: Ankita Garg/Express Image)

Realme 8 Pro helps the Always-on Display (AOD) function, however you don’t get an possibility to customise it. There is not any approach to schedule AOD in case somebody desires to. The new Realme 2.0 UI brings options like System Cloner, which creates a reproduction system, which you should use to maintain your information in a non-public place. You can now additionally use the “Hide Apps” function. This possibility positioned in the privateness settings.

It is value declaring that the gadget comes preinstalled with a lot of apps, together with Facebook, Flipkart, Amazon, HeyFun, and Soloop, amongst others. The good factor is you’ll be able to uninstall these, however you don’t get to take away a few of the firm’s pointless native apps. Another concern is we acquired a whole lot of notifications from apps like HeyFun and Realme’s browser and we didn’t even open these apps.

The Realme 8 Pro comes with Android 11 out of the field. (Image Source: Ankita Garg/Express Image)

One of the key promoting factors of the Realme 8 Pro is that it ships with a 65W charger, which is an actual saviour. It costs sooner and also you not have to watch for hours to get it absolutely charged. The charger took round 35 minutes to absolutely high up the battery. We acquired sooner or later’s battery life on a single cost after taking part in hours of gaming and utilizing social media apps.

Realme 8 Pro: Camera efficiency

Realme 8 Pro managed to seize good pictures in most of the eventualities. The 108MP mode delivered a well-produced shot with loads of particulars and the color accuracy was additionally on level. In good lighting situations, you’ll get detailed and sharp sufficient macro pictures with full of life colors. But, don’t anticipate a powerful macro shot in any other case. A couple of images captured utilizing the Realme 8 Pro have been a bit uninteresting too and I had to use the HDR mode for slight vibrancy. The AI mode is of no use and solely affords very saturated images.

You can take a look at the digital camera samples in the under album.

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The wide-angle digital camera captured comparatively barely weaker particulars. The Portrait mode is superb because it provides correct blur in the background, whereas holding the essential topic in focus. That stated, this is just the case with people. The edge detection for non-human topics is above common and the digital camera added blur on the decrease half aspect of the topic (in a couple of pictures). You get an possibility to regulate the bokeh impact earlier than clicking a shot, which is sweet. There are a couple of filters as properly that make the picture look good.

Low-light and evening images turned out to be good even when there was a little or no gentle supply in a few of the eventualities. The Night mode provided a a lot brighter, clearer image and eliminated most of the noise. It additionally managed to retain colors fairly properly. There is a Starry mode, which takes 4 minutes to seize one shot, which might be irritating for a lot of customers until they use a tripod. Some of the options like Dual View Video mode and Ai Mixed Portrait mode are helpful and enjoyable to have as further choices. The beautification mode when clicking selfies or portrait pictures softens the particulars an excessive amount of and your face would possibly look synthetic.

Realme 8 Pro: Should you purchase it?

Realme 8 Pro is priced at Rs 17,999 in India. The firm is already promoting the Realme Narzo 30 Pro at Rs 16,999, which is a 5G phone, however affords an LCD show with a 120Hz refresh fee. You will get related efficiency on each gadgets.

The Realme 8 Pro is a feature-packed phone for under Rs 20,000 worth phase. It affords a vibrant AMOLED panel, good cameras, and 65W quick charging for round Rs 18,000. That being stated, Realme 8 Pro faces stiff competitors from the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. If you shell out Rs 2000 extra, Xiaomi’s mid-range phone affords options like a 120Hz panel and stereo audio system.


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