(REVIEW) realme 8 5G, Best Midrange 5G Smartphone Yet!


When I first heard of 5G technology roll-out during one of the most popular smartphone session last year, I got excited because finally its gonna be another step closer to innovation. But also, knowing it’s gonna cost much for someone availing the technology, my excitement didn’t really peak its high haha. I know since last year we can only avail of 5G phone if we get that super expensive ones in the market.

Tonight, that is no longer the case anymore. realme Philippines, the country’s number 1 smartphone brand officially launched realme 8 5G! With the launch of the realme 8 5G, the brand is ready to lead the 5G race as it brings extraordinary performance, speed, and connectivity to its mid-range line-up.

With 5G wireless technology, it gives user higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, ultra low latency, more reliability, massive network capacity and increased availability. And as I have mentioned on my vlog, if you are a gamer or a tiktoker, instagrammer, blogger/vlogger or an aspiring content creator, 5G is the way to go. You can view my initial impression and unboxing of this realme 8 5G here in my official Youtube Channel.

Here are the complete items inside the box of realme 8 5G.

realme 8 5G

 

Design wise, I like how it reminds me of sophisticated realme 7 PRO because of its smooth and sleek design. It has dynamic speed light aesthetics that looks like a ray of sunshine from your favorite sports car. It also looks like a mirror because every-time I take a photo of the back, my reflection shows haha.

realme 8 5G

I opened the phone using the sim card tool and found out that realme 8 5G is equipped with a 3-card slot for two SIM cards and one SD card (up to 1TB). Wow, that’s a lot of memory for expansion!

realme 8 5G

90Hz Refresh Rate

To be honest, I’m not really aware of refresh rates and what is a good number to consider when buying a smartphone. But with the emerging discussion about 5G and how we can shift to a smooth and efficient experience, I get to onboard with how important is this. For realme 8 5G, it comes with a 6.5-inch Ultra Smooth Display with 90Hz refresh rate. This is a very good specs for this midrange phone given that this one is already a 5G enabled phone.

realme 8 5G

I checked my other 4G phones and most of them has 60Hz refresh rate. That being said realme 8 5G is a treat with its incredible screen-to-body ratio. Definitely brings you a supreme visual experience. Here I am trying testing the video sharpness of the phone and it is impressive.

realme 8 5G

This one also has 48MP Ultra HD Main Camera and 16MP AI Beauty Selfie. There’s a lot of photography function that one can use such as Nightscape, 48M Mode, Pro mode, Panorama, Portrait, Time-lapse, Slow Motion, Super Text, AI Scan and Super Macro. Still in love with the design of the camera at the back.

realme 8 5G

Here I took a photo using realme 8 5G. You can scroll down at the end for more sample shots.

realme 8 5G sample shots of Rod Magaru

realme 8 5G adopts the Dimensity 700 5G processor, which mixes two highly capable Arm Cortex-A76 cores in its octa-core CPU operating up to a speedy 2.2GHz. Dimensity 700 uses the leading 7nm production processor, which is up to 28% more power-efficient than an equivalent 8nm process, allowing the Dimensity 700 to use its high-performance processors while efficiently consuming power, extending battery life to keep you connected for longer. The Dimensity 700 brings a powerful GPU – Arm Mali-G57 MC2 with 950MHz clock speed and supports 90Hz high refresh rate screen technology.

realme 8 5G

One of the things we worry when we go out is when our phones ran out of battery. And with a lot of smartphones I have tried, you gonna have to make sure that at the very least have a massive battery that makes it ideal for day-to-day use. Good thing this realme 85G is equipped with a 5000mAh battery and a combination of a 18W type-c quick charger. I tried it today and gladly I achieved more than 50% in less than 30 minutes or so.

realme 8 5G

It also supports Smart 5G Power Saving. As I have mentioned on my realme 8 5G unboxing vlog, this phone detects whether you are still on an area where there is a 5G coverage.

realme 8 5G

Once you left a 5G area (which I hope the Government will expedite and work hand in hand with telcos to roll out 5G nationwide), the phone will then switch to 4G. It will give you 30% lower power consumption. That is very smart~!

Sample shots!

realme 8 5G sample shots of Rod Magaru

realme 8 5G sample shots of Rod Magaru

realme 8 5G sample shots of Rod Magaru

realme 8 5G sample shots of Rod Magaru

realme 8 5G sample shots of Rod Magaru

realme 8 5G sample shots of Rod Magaru

Selfie shot (16MP)

realme 8 5G sample shots of Rod Magaru

Panoramic shot

realme 8 5G sample shots of Rod Magaru

Overall, this is considered the best 5G smartphone in midrange category considering the specs. As a blogger, its important that my phone is responsive, fast and can do many things being everything I do to create content lies on the phone I’m using. I will recommend you to get this realme 8 5G if you are up to the challenge and future proof yourself because with realme 8 5G, you can capture infinite possibilities.

 

How Much is this Beautiful realme 8 5G?

The realme 8 5G will also be available in more than 4,500 realme stores and partner dealers nationwide. From June 25-27, the realme Squad will get a free realme Buds Q worth P1,490 for every purchase of the realme 8 5G. The realme 8 5G (8+128GB) will be available at the suggested retail price (SRP) of PHP11,990 only!

As an early-bird offer on June 25, the realme 8 5G will be available at P1,500 OFF (P10,490 only) and with FREE SHIPPING via realme’s Official Flagship Store on Shopee. You may click the photo here for orders: https://shp.ee/ssij8ec

realme 8 5G

 

 

Check my blog articles of previous realme smartphones!

realme C1 | realme C3 | realme 6i | realme C12 | realme 7 PRO | realme C25 | realme 8 PRO

 

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Push Awards' Most Popular Entertainment Blogger of 2016, Rod Magaru is a celebrity Blogger who blogs about lifestyle and Entertainment. His Blog is known for breaking news on new projects in TV, Movies and reviews of products, hotels and awesome travel tips. He is also a Social media strategist, accepts hosting & speaking engagement. For inquiries email [email protected]