The Realme 8 is one of the latest phones that has landed in the eastern manufacturer’s catalog, one more with the latest generation in mobile connectivity and that also offers features that place it in the middle of the market, but with features somewhat higher than the average. Mediates in certain aspects such as autonomy or that related to his camera. keep up with this review.
The Helio G95 from MediaTek sets its position concerning the rest of the mid-ranges but the price places it closer to the economic range than any other. So, we have decided to lay it down on our analysis table to see what this Realme 8 can do for 199 euros.
Traces pick up the glove of such a daring design.
Little by little, we are getting used to the fact that the entry ranges and the medium ranges that are close to their prices have designs that match those of their older brothers. The same happens in this Realme 8, a robust phone with a rather elegant design undoubtedly well built. The weight, 177 grams, is quite balanced, and the model does not become heavy at any time.
Yes, you have to put a but to the set of the phone, and it is none other than his love for fingerprints. Not on the screen, whose oleophobic coating is very successful, but on the back. The choice of silver color for the sideband of the phone makes the Realme 8 have a real passion for our fingerprints. If you are somewhat maniac when it comes to cleaning your phones, the back of the Realme 8 5G will be one of your next nightmares.
Regarding the design in general, the Realme 8 has a fairly classic configuration with a front almost entirely dedicated to the screen (except for the narrow frames and the hole for the front camera) and the rear reserved for a rectangular camera module and screen printing. ‘Dare to leap’ with the manufacturer’s slogan. The phone’s buttons are to its right, and the fingerprint reader is hidden behind the screen at the bottom.
The screen itself behaves quite well in almost all situations, including when we see it outside, although it is noted that its maximum brightness is not the same as that of the highest lines of the brand. We have good (and adjustable) colors, a good tactile response, and good viewing angles, so it won’t be a problem to have the phone away from us to check notifications and other screen impressions. In general, a good screen for a mid-line with an economic profile.
In addition, having an OLED in our hands, we have options such as configuring the active screen and others such as ‘visual comfort’ that dyes the panel in orange tones. In the Realme UI 2.0 configuration, we also find an option to ‘deactivate’ the camera’s front hole, which is nothing other than the placement of a virtual upper frame tinted black. Once we activate it, that screen strip is no longer useless as it is hidden for aesthetic reasons.
Except for the distortion when maxing out the volume, the Realme 8 sounds good.
Finally, before jumping to power, note that the Realme 8 enjoys a good sound system with a good maximum volume level, although it tends to distort a bit when we take it to 100%. We miss a little more bass to round out the experience. The sound emitted through the headphone cable and Bluetooth is also of quality, and it is used even more if you have quality headphones at home. As software add-ons, Realme UI 2.0 offers us Real Sound, allowing us to add automatic presets to the sound such as ‘Movie,’ ‘Game,’ and ‘Music.’ Or leave the ‘Smart’ configured by default.
Realme 8 review
The time has come to talk about the performance of this Realme 8, and to begin, we should describe how its heart is composed: a Helio G95 from MediaTek at the front, running at 2GHz, supported by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. An interesting team, especially from the RAM section, which we have tested with some expected results and others not so much.
It gives the feeling that the Helio G95 has to ‘get used to each game to perform smoothly.
From the outset, we come across a processor with the surname ‘gaming’ but not too powerful that sometimes gets stuck in seemingly simple situations, but once it overcomes the warm-up exercises, it unfolds with ease. The processor can work without problems with the day-to-day life of the phone as long as we use applications and light games that do not require a lot of overhead. Problems start (and end soon) when we turn to heavier software.
The games more Demanding s make this Helio G95 sweat but only during the first few minutes of each game. As time goes by, the processor frees itself of tension and begins to work smoothly, perhaps because everything ‘cached’ is in its correct place. Indeed, the phone does not play a brutal power, but it is useful for almost everything and having 8GB of RAM guarantees fluid multitasking for a device of this level of processing.
Falling from the Density to the Helio makes us lose the 5G, understandable, but this Helio G95 heats up.
It is convenient not to leave the performance section without talking about the phone heating up when we play. Not excessively, but the increase in temperature is appreciated when we played for a short time. The battery is also reduced when we press the game-based processor, and a 20/30 minute game of a demanding game (Clash of Clans) can easily end with 20% less battery in our Realme 8. As for the fingerprint reader of the phone, and now we move on to the battery, it has behaved perfectly on all occasions.