The Realme 8 Pro is an intriguing prospect, offering a selection of high-priced high-end specs for a competition. As good as the inside look is, a design aspect has caught my eye for all the wrong reasons.
Before I get to that disgusting option, take a deeper look at Realme 8 Pro, because there is so much choice here and every chance it can take place in our list of the best phones, some of the previous releases of Realme Is with
Realme really wants to push the camera here and it has excluded the phone with the main 108MP camera. It is a Samsung-HM2 sensor with pixel-binning and some zoom trickery that attempts to capture 3x zoomed 12-megapixel shots via the रिटी Clarity Enhancement ‘algorithm. I will test this claim during my full review as the zoom capability of cheap phones is usually very poor.
Pixel binning is a process designed to reduce noise and improve overall photo quality.
You should get 50w charging, which according to Realme, charge a 4500mAh cell in about 47 minutes. Realme is still in the box with a charger, something you haven’t found with the iPhone 12 or the Samsung Galaxy S21.
Powering the phone is the Snapdragon 720G which may lack 5G but still be a fairly common performer.
The display looks impressive and I like the small 6.4-inch panel that Realme has chosen. It is a full HD AMOLED panel, offering ominous blacks and punch colors. It also has a sampling rate of 180Hz, so in games your button press should be registered quickly.
My issue comes with the design of the phone, with the ideal of the giant L Dare to Leap just below the back. When I first took the phone out of the box, I thought it was a sticker or part of the packaging. But no, it is there that is embossed in bright letters.
This is a bold move and Realme should be credited with trying to differentiate its phone in some way, but it doesn’t sound very good. It is very ugly and ugly as far as is very important and just forces you to put a case. It’s a shame because the textured back is really nice and gripping.
This is a trend that only seems to be growing and I am far from a fan. We recently reviewed the Poco X3 Pro which is another strong affordable device. But for some reason, it has ‘POCO’ in large letters folded backwards. This really ruins a good looking device.
In the Trusted Review review of the phone, our reviewer Peter stated, “It’s flash, but I like the boldness from a firm that wants to put itself on the map. However, massively Poco branding is a step for me as well.”
If you are happy with that egoistic branding then Realme 8 Pro should be a seductive device and we will have a full review for you very soon. It will be available to buy from Amazon from 31 March for £ 279.