Realme unveiled the Realme 8 and 8 Pro in March. We already reviewed the Pro model, and now we have the vanilla 8 in Cyber Silver color with us for the full review.
The Realme 8 looks similar to the Pro variant – it’s built around a 6.4″ FullHD+ AMOLED screen with a punch hole in the upper-left corner for the 16MP selfie camera and a fingerprint reader underneath for password-less unlocking, which surprisingly performs better than the 8 Pro’s.
Realme 8 with an AMOLED screen and in-display fingerprint reader
Like the 8 Pro, the vanilla 8’s rear panel, which is prone to fingerprint smudges, houses a quad camera system in the top-left corner. However, the primary camera now uses a 64MP sensor while retaining the rest of the units.
There’s also this big “Dare To Leap” text on the back cover, but it’s now placed on a vertical stripe, which like the camera plate, reflects rainbow colors at different angles.
Realme 8 has a quad camera and big “Dare To Leap” text on the back panel
Under the hood, the Realme 8 has a Helio G95 SoC and runs Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 out of the box. The smartphone is a gram heavier than the Pro variant but is 0.1mm thinner despite packing a 500 mAh bigger battery.
The sleek form factor of the Realme 8 makes it easier to hold, and Realme has done a nice job keeping its profile slim. We wouldn’t have guessed it has a 5,000 mAh battery by its slimness.
Realme 8 with Realme 8 Pro
The yellow-colored retail box of the Realme 8 includes the usual paperwork, SIM card ejector tool, protective case, a USB-C cable, and a 30W adapter, which is advertised to charge the phone from flat to 100% in 65 minutes. We’ll obviously test that claim in our full review along with the rest of the Realme 8’s features, so stick around.