Realme is already running a huge Realme 8 lineup and will continue to expand it with the introduction of Realme 8s with 5G.
Let’s put it into context real quick. On one side, Realme has its basic as well as Realme 8 Pro is a bit of the “higher-end” of the family sporting Super AMOLED panels, and slightly more advanced camera configurations. However, they are still fairly small chipsets. It is possible to put the Realme 8i in the same category, but it’s likely to be targeted more at budget-conscious gamers thanks to the 120Hz display. What the various devices are in the same category is LTE connectivity, or more specifically the absence of 5G support. To address this, Realme introduced the Realme 8 5G.
Realme 8s 5G Quick Specifications
- Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
- 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands LTE
- 5G bands SA/NSA
- Dimensions 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.8 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.35 in)
- Weight 191 g (6.74 oz)
- SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Colors Blue, Purple
- OS Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
- Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G (6 nm)
- CPU Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU Mali-G57 MC2
- RAM 6GB/8GB
- Storage 128GB
- Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Triple 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
- Features LED flash, HDR, Super Nightscape, Panoramic View, Expert, Timelapse, Portrait Mode, HDR, Ultra Macro, AI Scene Recognition, AI Beauty, Filters
- Single 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.0″, 1.0µm
- Features HDR,Portrait Mode, Panoramic View, AI Beauty, HDR, Face-Recognition, Super Nightscape
- Video 1080p@30fps
- Capacity Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- Charging Fast charging 33W
The addition of 5G without costing not too much, however, it resulted in a loss of other aspects of the hardware device, making it an “lesser” device in most aspects, aside from 5G. Although 5G connectivity is costly, the hardware costs are dropping quickly. The Realme 8s is the latest 5G, a gadget that is priced around the same price as Realme 8 5G and offers additional hardware value.
However, you’re still not as impressive an LCD like Realme 8 or the Realme 8 or Realme 8 Pro However, as compared to the previous Realme 8 5G, you will still have a much brighter 90Hz IPS display, which is that is advertised as having 600 nits. Another option includes the Dimensity 810 chipset that is it’s a small step up to that of the Dimensity 700 5G which is still a good boost in processor speed and a more efficient 6nm manufacturing process. Its Realme 8s model replaces the primary camera with an upgraded 64MP model and comes with gyro-EIS compatibility. The base storage has been increased to 128GB. Last but not least the battery with 5,000 mAh is now capable of charging up to 33W on the 5G Realme 8s.
This is about all the improvements that the Realme 8s 5G provides in comparison to the 5G Realme and the list of features is impressive according to us. As far as we are aware we know that this Realme 8s 5G will only be sold in India. Of course, prices for it could vary as well as Flipkart already offers incentives. However, offers for the Realme 8 5G might alter the value proposition calculation in one direction and the other.
Regardless, on paper, the Realme 8s 5G appears to offer a nice, little, all-around upgrade here and there to the Realme 8 5G. Join us on the following pages as we attempt to see whether all of the changes work together nicely and make for a better all-around phone.