As far as phone brands go, realme is currently the only one that is churning out telephone after phone at the highest rate. To this end, the realme 8 procomes to the Malaysian market just seven weeks after its predecessor, and improvements are as incremental as time between generations indicates.
For the most part, at least, it has a 108MP primary camera as part of its quad-camera setup in the back. That, and also a 180Hz signature sampling rate because of its screen, which makes it quite clear what the provider wants the phone to be utilized.
As mentioned, the highlights are the primary camera and the signature sampling rate of the display. On a latter notice, that sampling rate isn’t matched with its equally impressive refresh rate, though one can assert that touch sampling speed is more important than refresh rate in regards to mobile gaming.
With the realme 8 pro, the organization is really embracing its tagline of Dare to Leap. That, or it actually wants to make it as in-your-face as possible; The three words are featured prominently on the back of the telephone, far more in relation to the organization’s own branding. There is also a slight but noticeable two-tone gradient going on, with the gloomy going to the bottom silver and end on the top finish.
But the camera island sees the phone leaning towards the mainstream direction, with basically two degrees of elevation. The rear cameras were given exactly the same amount of property, even if they do not need it, which gives it a sense of uniformity. Depending on your level of trypophobia, this could be wholly benign or slightly unnerving.
The metallic back is chiefly textured, except for where the printed words are. Oddly enough, it will result in a slightly better grip, which is an odd thing to feel when I just stated the complete opposite in my previous review of the Samsung Galaxy A72. The distinction here may simply be down to one telephone being metal and the other being plastic, which is bizarre in its own way.
As is fairly common nowadays, the rear tapers off a little in the sides. Which leads to the regular volume rocker and power button on the right. Then there’s the customary USB-C port, speaker grille and 3.5millimeter audio jack at the base. The SIM tray is quite inconspicuous about the left, and the top is pretty much clean.
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In front, things are pretty much par for the program. You have a flat Complete HD+ screen using a nut hole cutout on the upper left corner. There’s the very obvious earpiece up the very best also, but unfortunately, this does not function as the next speaker to get a stereo audio experience.
Realme 8 Pro front
Before we proceed any further, allow me to just get 1 thing out of the way, and that is the Android Accessibility feature named Talkback.
The first couple of minutes of starting a brand new phone up are usually when the mobile suffers the maximum in operation. This is as it’s either installing or downloading a great deal of programs in the background. This is particularly true if you’re transferring stuff from a different telephone. The realme 8 Pro is no exception to the process, and the very last thing you need is to extend the procedure by 10 minutes fighting with the Talkback feature.
On its own, it’s definitely a feature that people who have challenged vision can find very helpful really. But this shouldn’t be switched on, or even allowed by default. That is because when the attribute is switched on, the majority of the differently single-tap surgeries become double and triple taps. Scrolling and swiping also become 2 – or three-finger gestures.
Also a little annoying is the Actual Sound Technology software. You can turn this off as you have cans connected, but you have to select one of the options while the telephone blasts sound through its speakers. This can lead to things sounding very unnatural, based on what you have playing. Also it will not help that its Bluetooth volume levels are a bit lower than usual.
The in-display fingerprint detector could use some work though, as it seems to mostly only unlock after the third attempt. Luckily, facial recognition works pretty much perfectly, even though it does not take too kindly to the frequent face mask these days.
Beyond this, the realme 8 pro plays about as well as you’d expect for a phone of this price. As my everyday driver, it is rather responsive, and it stays quite nicely in hand at the same time you use it. The grade figures aren’t groundbreaking, but its real gaming performance is fine.
One quite impressive component of its functionality is its battery life. Even heavy use will still see the battery lasting you the complete moment. If you are a light user who isn’t much into scrolling social websites, you can probably stretch a single charge to fourteen days.
As stated before, headlining the camera set at the trunk in a 108MP main shooter.
Overall, the cameras on the realme 8 pro do pretty nicely, under good light conditions. Colours are true, and it’s really good to find the newest keeping its mobile cameras in this direction. Detail retention is also very good.
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Though under low light conditions, things are pretty much as you would expect. It’s generally something that most phones struggle with, along with the realme 8 Pro is no exception. And overall it’s much the exact same story with all the highlight 108MP camera also. Speaking of that, we have a contrast of a few mobiles with 108MP cameras coming soon, so stay tuned for that.
As yet another entry to the fast expanding realme catalogue of phones, the realme 8 Pro does as you would expect. While the 108MP primary camera can be considered a worthy upgrade, the majority of everything is the usual incremental climb over the previous generation.
That having been said, it’s not a bad phone. You may find the startup process infuriating (like I was) if you’re not careful, and your mileage may vary about the exact in-your-face advertising at the back. But past that, the telephone stands well by itself in regular use, has a long-lasting battery life, and a very fast charging rate.
If you’ve just recently bought a mid sized device, you probably will not be making the jump, no matter if you dare to or not. But if you’re looking to replace an aging apparatus, then you can think about the realme 8 Pro. It is worth mentioning that it has a cost of RM1299, therefore it has that going for it.