4500 mAh battery, 50W fast charge and 108 MP photo for less than 300 €

On March 24, 2021, at a global conference, Realme formalized the Realme 8 Pro, along with several connected accessories. In France, the Realme 8 Pro will kick off on March 31, accompanied by a connected watch and a pair of TWS headphones with active noise reduction. Presentation and first opinion. The brand also announces the imminent arrival of the Realme 8.

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Natural competitor of Xiaomi’s Redmi brand, Realme, independent offshoot of the group BBK and D’Oppo, today organized a major world conference to present the first member of its Realme 8 series. The appointment was therefore made with the brand to discover the smartphones that will be among the best opponents of the very recent Redmi Note 10 range that you you were able to discover with us a few days ago, both on the PhonAndroid site and on our YouTube channel.

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During this conference, Realme presented a smartphone and two connected accessories. The phone is the Realme 8 Pro. We present it to you below. The two accessories are the watch Realme Watch S Pro and TWS headphones Realme Buds Air 2. We invite you to visit an article dedicated to these two accessories to find out more.

A natural competitor for the Redmi Note 10 Pro

So let’s go into the details of Realme 8 Pro. It is a direct competitor of the Redmi Note 10 range. It is a little smaller than the Redmi Note 10 Pro (display of 6.4 inch against 6.7 inches). He is almost as powerful, his Snapdragon 720G being very close to the Snapdragon 732G of the Redmi Note 10 Pro. It copies some of its strengths: the main photo sensor to 108 megapixels, the type of slab (Full HD + Super AMOLED in both cases), the internal storage space (128 GB), etc.

Realme 8 Pro
Dimensions 160.6 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm
Weight 176 grams
Screen 6.4 inches
2400 x 1080 FHD +
Super AMOLED
60 Hz cooling
Corning Gorilla 3
sampling frequency: 180 Hz
Chipset Snapdragon 720G (8nm)
BONE Android 11 + Realme UI 2.0
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
microSD Yes (MicroSDXC, dedicated port)
Main sensor 108 MP f / 1.88 PDAF
8 MP f / 2.25 ultra wide-angle (119 °)
2 MP f / 2.4 macro
2 MP f / 2.4 black and white
video: 2160p @ 30 fps with EIS
Secondary sensor 16 MP f / 2.45
Drums 4500 mAh
50 watt fast charge
65 watt charger included
5G No
Audio Single speaker
3.5mm jack port
Biometrics Fingerprint scanner on the right side
Water resistance Yes (splash protection)

You can see that the Redmi Note 10 Pro is very slightly above on some technical points, like the battery capacity (5000 mAh against 4500 mAh) or the refresh rate (120 Hz at Redmi, against 60 Hz at Realme). In contrast, the Realme 8 Pro also outperforms its competitor in some areas, such as screen resolution (411 pixels per inch, compared to 395 pixels per inch), the power of fast charging (50 watts), as well as the RAM of the version offered in France: 8 GB against 6 GB. In addition, it is more compact. So easier to slip into a pocket.

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Another important point in common between the two competitors is the price. Both will be offered at 299 euros (to within a few tens of cents), excluding promotions and subsidies. By positioning itself at the same price, Realme is strengthening its position as an opponent against a Redmi range which has remained, until very recently, the undisputed benchmark in the price segment between around 200 and 300 euros. The Realme 8 Pro will be on sale from March, 31st.

As to Realme 8 standard, the brand confirms its existence, but has not yet unveiled its technical sheet. We therefore do not know how it will position itself against Xiaomi’s Redmi Note range. But we will most certainly find out sometime in the spring. Until then, find now the complete test of Realme 8 Pro in our columns, but also on our YouTube channel.

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