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Realme 8 Pro First Impressions: A Worthy Upgrade?

Realme has been launching smartphones out there aggressively in 2021. We bought 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 8 Pro and the Realme 8, and these are the successors to the Realme 7 Pro and the Realme 7 respectively. These new smartphones have been launched at beginning costs of Rs. 17,999 and Rs. 14,999 respectively. I bought my arms on the Realme 8 Pro, and listed below are my first impressions.

 

Realme 8 Pro worth 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 different variant has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and is priced at Rs. 19,999. There are three color choices for the Realme 8 Pro: Infinite Blue, Infinite Black, and Illuminating Yellow.

The Realme 8 Pro is available in a vibrant 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’s additionally solely 8.1mm thick.

I discovered the button placement to be comfy on the Realme 8 Pro. The energy and quantity buttons are on the suitable, and are straightforward to succeed in. On the left, the Realme 8 Pro has the SIM tray with two Nano-SIM slots and a devoted microSD card slot. It has the three.5mm audio jack, main microphone, USB Type-C port, and speaker on the backside, whereas the highest solely has the secondary microphone.

The Realme 8 Pro has “Dare to Leap” plastered throughout the again

 

The again of the body is curved in direction of the perimeters to make the Realme 8 Pro comfy to carry. Realme’s brand is printed in panorama, and its tag line “Dare to Leap” is plastered throughout the again, which you would possibly or may not like. The again panel has a textured end whereas the textual content is shiny and actually stands out. I preferred the textured sample on the again because it helped hold fingerprints off the gadget. Realme does provide a case within the field.

Speaking of stuff you get within the field, I used to be stunned to see a 65W SuperDart charger bundled with the Realme 8 Pro since it is just able to charging at 50W. This is healthier than getting an underpowered charger, particularly for those who share chargers between units. The Realme 8 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery which appears small in comparison with what a number of the different smartphones on this worth vary are packing.

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

 

Camera {hardware} is the largest change on the Realme 8 Pro. It packs a 108-megapixel main 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 8 Pro is powered by the identical Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor that additionally powered the Realme 7 Pro (Review). That’s 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’m not anticipating an enormous distinction in efficiency between the 2 units.

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The 108-megapixel quad-camera setup on the Realme 8 Pro

 

In phrases of software program, this cellphone comes with Realme UI 2.zero 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 numerous preinstalled apps together with Facebook, Snapchat, and Flipkart, however these will be uninstalled for those who do not intend to make use of them.

After utilizing the Realme 8 Pro for some time, it does really feel as if the corporate has centered primarily on digicam enhancements. The pricing is extra aggressive than that of the outgoing Realme 7 Pro, which makes this gadget much more attention-grabbing. It will probably 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 digicam. So must you improve to the Realme 8 Pro? Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for the complete overview to seek out out.

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