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Realme 8: a new standard with good value for money

Realme 8: a new standard with good value for money

The Asian firm Realme continues to bet on offering products that have a good value for money, dangerously close to Xiaomi’s formula for success, even exceeding in some cases its proposals based on the scale and the specific product, without blocking, Realme continues being very focused on mobile telephony as its main attraction.

We have the new Realme 8 in our hands and we analyze it in depth to tell you what our complete beneficiary experience has been. Discover with us this new medium-scale device that comes to compete in a market that is getting closer and closer and with fewer interesting alternatives.

Design and materials

Realme has always known, at least until now, to place designs that “are not what they seem”, so to speak. Despite the fact that their manufacturing signs are based on plastic, the truth is that you have to have them on hand to realize it. The same thing has happened again now with the Realme 8, a terminal that invites you to think of a premium construction but that finally calls for plastic. This is how they have opposed the correct stability between a moderate weight and size.

For its part, the terminal has a port USB-C centered at the bottomjuxtaposed to which we will find an almost defunct port 3.5mm jack This is often seen despite the fact that wired headphones are now almost a cult item and the device does not have aptX. The completely transparent top and right band is where the thickness and power orderlies will be. The terminal adapts well to the hands, although in its black reading (we have bright white and bright sable) it has a serious fingerprint retention problem. Without lock, the sleeve is included in the package.

Technical characteristics

As for the heart of the device, this time Realme has decided to place MediaTek, the well-known G95 medium scale accompanied by three versions of memory RAM of 4, 6 and up to 8GB, This maximum capacity is precisely what we have analyzed for two weeks. For your part the only storage of the Realme 8 is 128 GB, Little that has seemed more than enough to me, although it is true that it does not have any type of file system or specific hardware that improves the performance of the reading and writing speed.

We find some more striking details, we bet on Wi-Fi 6 and 4G LTE at the level of wireless connectivity, which has offered us good performance in 5GHz networks as you have seen in the video. Bluetooth 5.0 for the rest of the functionalities. All of this will run under Realme UI 2.0, the layer that comes on top of Android 11 and which we will talk about later. On paper, as we have known, this Realme does not miss much, although obviously taking into account its AMOLED panel, the firm has decided to use a system of In-display fingerprint professor that works fairly well considering the price range.

Autonomy and Realme UI 2.0

We start with the loosest, your stack, We have 5,000 mAh with a “fast” charge of just over an hour. The package includes a 30W charger and a USB-C cable, but we will not have headphones despite having the 3.5 mm Jack. It lacks, for obvious reasons, wireless charging, although there is little that many users still do not miss in many of these terminals, as well as the NFC chip. The battery gives us more than a day of unified use, although it can get a bit warm with video games.

Realme UI 2.0 has left a bittersweet taste in my mouth, At that time, Realme arrived in Spain with the ease of its Effective System by flag and so it was. If admittedly at the design level Realme UI 2.0 feels agile and beautiful with its pastel tones and flat designs, the experience is completely clouded by a series of “bloatware” in the form of hidden shortcuts in the form of applications, many others that we do not have understand. why they are installed like Facebook or Tiktok.

Multimedia experience and camera test.

We like to analyze this section with dedication. We start with a 6.4-inch panel with Super AMOLED technology presumably made by Samsung. In it we will find a greater brightness of 1000 nits, Enough for the battle to the wind released. The screen is conveniently prominent with a flat design, without blocking, we have the freckle in the upper left and a lower area that I do not fully understand if we take into account the embedded camera in the upper area. As for the sound, We have a single speaker in the lower part that is well placed and offers a convenient powerful and clear sound, saving the differences with those of accession scale for obvious reasons.

The camera is where we clearly begin to find the first pitfalls, we have four sensors, one of the main 64 MP that even digitally offers us a nice video stabilization. It suffers from contrasts and abuses HDR when we configure it automatically. We continue with an 8 MP camera dedicated to the Intolerant Wide Angle, and two sensors, one 2MP macro and one 2MP configured in white and sable to improve, in theory, portrait mode photos. In our video you can observe the performance of the cameras in rigorous direct, meanwhile we leave you the photographic samples at the bottom.

Editor’s opinion

With that said, let’s go with the strengths of this. Realme 8, the first is obviously its price, 199 euros is the official one, although it can be improved with specific roll offers. Next up is a conveniently prominent, well-equipped 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel with more than modest brightness. The autonomy by flag will also make the use of the device pleasant despite the fact that its fast charge may not seem excessively fast.

For its part, the way in which they have integrated Realme UI 2.0 has left us with a bittersweet taste, as well as the excessive plastic sensation of the terminal. Obviously we lack wireless charging or NFC, hardly understandable in its price range.