realme yesterday launched the realme 8 smartphone in India along with the realme 8 Pro. The successor to the realme 7 comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, an upgrade from the LCD screen in the predecessor, while retaining the 16-megapixel front camera inside the punch-hole, MediaTek Helio G95 SoC and a 5000mAh battery with support for 30W Dart Charge fast charging from the predecessor. We got hold of the phone, and here is our unboxing.
- realme 8 smartphone 8GB + 128GB in Cyber Black color
- 2-pin 30W Dart charger (5V/6A)
- USB Type C Cable
- SIM Ejector tool
- Clear protective case
- User Guide and Warranty information
The realme 8 has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED punch-hole screen with a pixel resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio 2.5D curved glass screen with gentle rounded corners. The display is bright, and the sunlight legibility is good as well, thanks to 1000nits peak brightness. It has 60Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The predecessor had a 90Hz LCD panel.
It has the punch-hole that houses 16-megapixel camera. The proximity and ambient light sensors are present under the screen. The earpiece is present on the top edge. Powered by Helio G95 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM, the performance is good.
The phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner which is quick to unlock the phone.
Coming to the button placements, the power button and the volume rockers are present on the right side, dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots are on the left, secondary microphone is on the top, 3.5mm audio jack, primary microphone, USB Type-C port and the loudspeaker grill are present on the bottom. Audio from the mono speakers are good.
The phone features a 64-megapixel main camera with Sony IMX682 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 8-megapixel 119° ultra-wide camera with f/2.25 aperture and a 2-megapixel 4cm macro camera and a 2-megapixel B&W portrait camera with f/2.4 aperture. It supports up to 4K 30 fps video recording. Check out some camera samples below.
Coming to the design, the phone has Infinite Bold Design that uses Split Design and Splicing Process to give the digital world a visual form. It comes with dedicated dual SIM and microSD card slots, and packs a 5000mAh battery with support for 30W SuperDart Charge fast charging that can charge the phone up to 50% in 26 minutes, and 100% in 65 minutes.
Priced starting at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM with 128GB storage version, the phone will be available from Flipkart, realme.com and offline stores from today.