Realme today introduced a new Pro model from its mid-range series. I have this Realme 8 Pro It has been running as my flagship smartphone for 4 days now and in this article I can already provide you with camera test photos and describe my first impressions of the new Realme smartphone. The Realme 8 Pro is based on evolution rather than revolution and is not much different from the Realme 7 Pro from last year. Realme draws a lot of attention with its 108MP camera and is especially proud of its matte back. The smartphone also has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, 4,500mAh battery with 50W charging speed, either 6 or 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 memory.
Before we dedicate ourselves to the first test of Realme 8 Pro, here’s a brief comparison with the Realme 7 Pro:
|Realme 7 Pro||Realme 8 Pro|
|Show:||6.4 inches AMOLED, 20: 9, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 60 Hz||6.4 inches AMOLED, 20: 9, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 60 Hz|
|Dimensions:||160.9 x 74.3 x 8.7mm, 182g||160,6 x 73,9 x 8,1mm, 176g|
|hardware:||Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, DDR4x, and UFS 2.1||Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, DDR4x, and UFS 2.1|
|camera:||Sony IMX682 64MP, f / 1.8|
Ultraweitwinkel: 8 MP, FoV 119 °, f / 2.3
2 megapixels macro sensor
2 MP B / W-Bokeh-Sensor
|Samsung HM2 108MP, f / 1.88|
Ultraweitwinkel: 8 MP, FoV 119 °, f / 2.25
2 megapixel macro sensor
2 MP B / W-Bokeh-Sensor
|Front camera:||32 MP, f / 2.5||16 MP, f / 2.45, Sony IMX471|
|Batteries tray:||4,500 mAh, 65 watts charging||4,500 mAh, 50 watt charging|
|8 / 128GB – 300 euros||6/128 GB: 279 euros|
8 / 128GB: 299 euros
Design and presentation
Realme 8 Pro scales 160,6 x 73,9 x 8.1 mm And brings 176 grams On the scale. This makes it 6g lighter than its predecessor and the size is nearly identical. The quadruple camera is symmetrically arranged in a square and the individual lenses protrude one millimeter from the back. With the accompanying protective cover, the 8 Pro sits completely flat on the table. The back visually reminds me of the Oppo Reno 4 Pro, but in practice it is a far cry from that. At the time, Oppo said “Reno Glow” on the back, while Realme 8 Pro was shiny and reflective “dare to jump”. It’s basically a great idea, but unlike the Oppo device, that’s a good idea PlasticIt does not feel high quality and is not easy to hold. The frame is also only made of plastic. In addition to blue The variants are still colors Rank And the Schwartz To determine.
USB-CAnd the Headphone plugged in And a single amplifier is attached to the bottom. The volume control button and the power button are located on the far right. This sounds normal, but it’s new to Realme. Until now, the volume buttons have always been placed to the left. Now you do it like everyone else. Dependent Fingerabdrucksensor Sitting Im the show And so far I’m not really excited. When setting it up, there is also a warning that it’s best to set up face recognition at the same time. I ignored the warning and despite wiping my finger again, it is Recognition rate And unlock speed Not good enough For this price range.
Realme 8 Pro comes bundled with 6.4 inches (16.3cm diagonal) large Super AMOLED screen Installation. As with your predecessor, stay with him 60 Hz And don’t let the competition fool you. Brightness is included with manual setting The maximum is 740 lux It can be reduced to 3 Lux, suitable for the eye. There’s also an additional eye-friendly pose. Realme itself speaks of a sunlight mode with automatic brightness, which practically provides a maximum of 780 lux, thus removing it away from the advertised 1,000 lux. (Quote) “DC-like dimming function” for sensitive users is not currently available in the system. The color temperature can be regulated continuously and it has 3 presets to choose from. Thanks to OLED, Realme 8 Pro has a fully functional device Always on display (AOD). Depending on your preference, it can be planned, permanently left off, or only lights up when touched. A maximum of five application icons can be displayed, the time, date and battery level, and there are no visual customization options. The touchscreen works flawlessly and Widevine L1 is also included.
Kamera des Realme 8 Pro
Realme is based on the 8 Pro 108 megapixel Samsung HM2 The sensor that we saw already from Redmi Note 10 Pro I know. Realme is known for its good software optimization and the first recordings make a good impression. Additionally, you have an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera at your disposal. The two sensors were supposed to be kept at 2 megapixels, as is often the case.
Here you can see real, unedited recordings with Realme 8 Pro from practice, which you can use to get your own picture quality. A more detailed review of the Realme 8 Pro camera is available at Detailed test report in about 10 days. Realme also stabilizes videos via its 108MP sensor with a maximum 4K / 30fps sensor.
Performance and system
Realme 8 Pro is the first device in this country with it Android 11 And new Realme UI V2.0 Delivered. Innovations are limited and you can get more information in the detailed test report. Anyway, the system works Fast and smooth And I haven’t seen any errors yet. Realme is a young manufacturer, but has been spurred on so far when it comes to providing quality updates.
Realme uses the processor for Snapdragon 720G It appeared, which was also used on the 7 Pro. Thus, Realme 8 Pro is by no means weak, but it should be noted that this processor is already present in the old generation Redmi Note 9 (9S and 9 Pro) and thus hardly provides any progress. Practically speaking, it’s absolutely no problem with one of the other Android games, and the device is free of system jerks anyway. You should only think about it if you are already familiar with 90 or 120Hz displays. Realme offers storage 8 Or 6 GB RAM, All in combination with 128GB UFS 2.1 Hard Drive. It should also be noted here that Xiaomi’s mid-range is already relying on UFS 3 storage in this price range. The DDR4 RAM achieves a solid speed of 21GB / s and the internal memory is fast enough with a read / write speed of 513/196MB / s.
Plug and battery
Realme 8 Pro is a dual-SIM smartphone, and it also offers additional memory expansion. You have to do without 5G reception, but with 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE) you are well served in Germany. NFC The mobile payment revolution of course also included. Reception for Realme is usually strong – this is especially evident in WiFi 5 with high transmission rates and good range. With Bluetooth 5.0 There were no problems and Realme 8 Pro picks up the location GPS, Beidou, Glonass And AGPS Back.
The advertised “Hi-Res Sound” with Realme left it speechless. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a stereo in this price range, but then you shouldn’t advertise something like this. In a direct comparison, the Realme 8 Pro speaker is mercilessly inferior to all Xiaomi and Poco smartphones with stereo sound.
Battery life result
When it comes to battery, Realme 8 Pro defines speed. The 4,500 mAh This doesn’t sound like much at first, but in practice the device lasted an excellent 16 straight hours in the PCMark Battery Test (at 200 lux). I can also use Realme 8 Pro practically Excellent uptime Witness. The 50W charging time is impressive in this price range and with the included SuperDart power supply (65W) it goes from 2 to 56% in just 20 minutes. So Realme’s own statement with 0 to 50 in 17 minutes is realistic. It takes 45 minutes to fully charge.
Rating and price – Realme 8 Pro
To be honest, Realme is only presenting a new version of the 7 Pro with a 108MP camera. Problem: The Realme 7 Pro camera was really good and the 108MP sensor is unlikely to go a long way. Other than that, the only new feature is a neat back, which doesn’t feel as high quality as expected. Realme 8 Pro is now available for 249 euros with 6 / 128GB And the 279 € for 8/128 GB In the pre-sale. Experience has shown that Realme smartphones do not drop much in price. Realme 7 Pro still costs at least 230 euros today. This means pre-sale can come in handy for convincing Realme fans. Effective March 31, the rates shown in the following image will apply.