Realme 8 Pro First Impressions: A Worthy Upgrade?


Realme has been launching smartphones out there aggressively in 2021. We acquired the brand new Narzo 30 collection final month and the Realme X7 collection proper earlier than that. Now, the corporate has introduced within the new Realme Eight collection of smartphones. There are two fashions, the Realme Eight Professional and the Realme 8, and these are the successors to the Realme 7 Professional and the Realme 7 respectively. These new smartphones have been launched at beginning costs of Rs. 17,999 and Rs. 14,999 respectively. I acquired my arms on the Realme Eight Professional, and listed below are my first impressions.


Realme Eight Professional value and variants

The Realme 8 Pro is priced at Rs. 17,999 in India for the bottom variant which has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The opposite variant has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and is priced at Rs. 19,999. There are three color choices for the Realme Eight Professional: Infinite Blue, Infinite Black, and Illuminating Yellow.

The Realme Eight Professional is available in a vivid yellow field identical to older Realme smartphones. It sports activities an enormous 6.4-inch AMOLED show with a full-HD+ decision and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It has a 16-megapixel selfie digicam within the prime left nook and skinny bezels on the edges. I discovered this smartphone to be lighter than the present common, tipping the scales at 176g. It is also solely 8.1mm thick.

I discovered the button placement to be comfy on the Realme Eight Professional. The ability and quantity buttons are on the best, and are straightforward to achieve. On the left, the Realme Eight Professional has the SIM tray with two Nano-SIM slots and a devoted microSD card slot. It has the three.5mm audio jack, major microphone, USB Kind-C port, and speaker on the backside, whereas the highest solely has the secondary microphone.

The Realme Eight Professional has “Dare to Leap” plastered throughout the again


The again of the body is curved in direction of the sides to make the Realme Eight Professional comfy to carry. Realme’s emblem is printed in panorama, and its tag line “Dare to Leap” is plastered throughout the again, which you may or may not like. The again panel has a textured end whereas the textual content is shiny and actually stands out. I favored the textured sample on the again because it helped preserve fingerprints off the system. Realme does provide a case within the field.

Talking of stuff you get within the field, I used to be shocked to see a 65W SuperDart charger bundled with the Realme Eight Professional since it is just able to charging at 50W. That is higher than getting an underpowered charger, particularly when you share chargers between units. The Realme Eight Professional has a 4,500mAh battery which appears small in comparison with what a few of the different smartphones on this value vary are packing.

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The 16-megapixel selfie digicam is within the higher left nook of the display screen


Digital camera {hardware} is the largest change on the Realme Eight Professional. It packs a 108-megapixel major digicam, in addition to an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle digicam, a 2-megapixel B&W digicam, and a 2-megapixel macro digicam.

The Realme Eight Professional is powered by the identical Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor that additionally powered the Realme 7 Pro (Review). That is not all, you get 6GB and 8GB RAM choices but once more, whereas storage additionally stays unchanged at 128GB. Given the very comparable core {hardware}, I am not anticipating an enormous distinction in efficiency between the 2 units.

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The 108-megapixel quad-camera setup on the Realme Eight Professional


By way of software program, this cellphone comes with Realme UI on prime of Android 11, and was working the February Android safety patch after putting in an replace which was already ready on the time of unboxing. Realme has customised the UI however hasn’t gone overboard, so it nonetheless feels clear and straightforward to make use of. I did discover a variety of preinstalled apps together with Fb, Snapchat, and Flipkart, however these could be uninstalled when you do not intend to make use of them.

After utilizing the Realme Eight Professional for some time, it does really feel as if the corporate has targeted primarily on digicam enhancements. The pricing is extra aggressive than that of the outgoing Realme 7 Professional, which makes this system much more fascinating. It will likely be going proper up in opposition to the model new Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, which additionally has a 108-megapixel rear camera. So do you have to improve to the Realme Eight Professional? Keep tuned to Devices 360 for the complete assessment to seek out out.


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