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realme 8 5G product description

The realme 8 5G is the 5G version of the realme 8. But the presence of extra fast mobile internet is not the only difference. What is similar is a stylish and sleek appearance. In this review, we're going to take a closer look at both the similarities and differences. Hopefully, this will give you an answer as to which of the two is best for you

Screen with plusses and minuses

Let's start with the differences between this realme 8 5G and the regular realme 8, aside from the fact that one has 5G and the other doesn't. This 8 5G is slightly larger. This is to make room for the slightly larger 6.5 inch screen with high 90Hz refresh rate. Animations look smoother and faster because of this. The screen of this realme 8 5G does not have a built-in fingerprint scanner. That is on the side. Also gone is the colourful AMOLED screen. This has been exchanged for an IPS panel with a considerably lower peak brightness of 600 nits. Readings outdoors are therefore slightly more difficult with this Realme 8 5G. It's hard to come up with a clear winner. It's just what you find more important; a clear+colourful screen or a smooth screen.

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Camera no progress

The other major difference from the realme 8 4G is the camera. On the back of this 8 5G is not a quadruple camera but a triple one. And then it is also lower in resolution. This does not benefit the sharpness. Unfortunately, the ultra-wide-angle camera with which you can capture landscapes and cityscapes has also disappeared. The macro camera and black and white camera have remained, but they are not really useful in practise. The 16MP selfie camera is the same, altho the lens on this realme 8 5G is a lot brighter. That should lead to clear photos in the dark. All in all, it doesn't really sound like an improvement and so that's something you should keep in mind if you go for the realme 8 5G

Main realme 8 5G specifications

  • 6.5-inch IPS display with FHD+ resolution and high 90Hz playback
  • 48+2+2MP camera with macro lens and 4K video
  • 16MP selfie camera in punch hole with f/2.1 lens
  • MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor with 8GB of RAM memory
  • 128GB storage memory, expandable up to 1TB via external memory card
  • Large 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging
  • Extra fast mobile internet thanks to 5G support
  • Dual SIM support (2x SIM card + 1x microSD card)
  • Fingerprint scanner in side button

Battery with lesser fast charging

On paper, the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor with 5G support does score a little better than the Helio G95 in the realme 8 4G but the difference isn't huge. And that brings us to the final disappointment; the battery. Altho it is the same size as its 4G version, 5000 mAh, it can't be charged as quickly. With only 18 watts instead of 30. Whether that's really such a problem we wonder. In most cases you can easily get thru the day with such a large battery. Long enough to go looking for a wall socket again.

realme 8 5G specification summary

Dimensions 162,5 x 74,8 x 8,5 mm
Weight 185 gr
EAN code 6941399047297, 6941399047242, 6941399047235
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 11
Colour display 6.5 inch, IPS, hole-punch display
Camera 2 MP, 2 MP, 48 MP
Front camera 16 MP
Processor 2.2 GHz, MediaTek Dimensity 700, octa core
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 128 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 5000 mAh
Fast charging
Audio jack plug

All realme 8 5G specifications

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realme 8 5G alternatives

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realme 8 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (G986)
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (G781)
OnePlus Nord (AC2003)
Oppo Find X2 Pro (CPH2025)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Colour display6.5 inch, IPS, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.5 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.44 inch, Fluid AMOLED, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Ultra Vision Screen, hole-punch display
Camera2 MP, 2 MP, 48 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 8 MP2 MP, 48 MP, 5 MP, 8 MP13 MP, 48 MP, 48 MP
Front camera16 MP10 MP32 MP32 MP, 8 MP32 MP
Processor2.2 GHz, MediaTek Dimensity 700, octa coreOcta coreQualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa core2.4 GHz, octa core2.84 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa core
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory128 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)512 GB (Storage)
Battery5000 mAh4500 mAh4500 mAh4115 mAh4260 mAh
Fast charging
Audio jack plug

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