Top 6 realme 8 5G Features To Love

realme 8 5G Review: A Mid-Range 5G-Capable Smartphone On A Budget

5G technology is one of the features that consumers are looking for in a smartphone. High internet speed, low latency, more reliability. These are  some of the things what realme wants us all to experience. In short, to capture infinite possibilities with the power of 5G. That is why they have come up with a 5G capable mid-range smartphone under their 8 Series that is way affordable and has amazing specs. The realme 8 5G.

If you are planning to buy one, then let me share with you these 5 cool features which I love.

realme 8 5G back cover

1.PREMIUM DESIGN

I always love a minimalist look. This is what realme 8 5G is giving us. A simple yet classy back panel design. If you noticed, compared to its other siblings in the 8 Series(realme 8 and realme 8 Pro), realme 8 5G does not have that “DARE TO LEAP” brand tagline on the back. realme retained the simple brand logo, same as we are seeing from its predecessors. The back panel also has a glossy finish that reflects a speed light design which gives this smartphone a premium feel especially when light strikes on it.

realme 8 5G Ui

2. CUSTOMIZABLE UI

Customizing this smartphone is super easy as realme 8 5G runs on RealmeUI 2.0 based on Android 11. It’s has a very user-friendly interface. What I like about realme’s own UI is that I can customize the display and choose over a variety of customization options from system colors, themes, wallpapers, fonts and display size, icon styles, app arrangements, and many more!
realme 8 5Grear camera

3. FRONT AND REAR CAMERA

One of the features to consider when buying a smartphone is the camera. I usually use my smartphone to take photos that I use for my blog. That is why I see to it that the smartphone that I’m using will provide me good quality photos. And realme 8 5G did a pretty good job in doing so.

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So let’s start with the 16MP front-facing camera. I’m really amazed how the front camera can take nice quality selfie photos. The colors are on point, vibrant and has clear details. There may be some noise when being zoomed in, but when being viewed on regular frame the noise is hardly noticeable. Just like other realme smartphones, realme 8 5G has Beautification Mode that gives your selfie photos a more cleaner and smoother appearance. It also has a Portrait mode if you want to have a soft-focus background (adjustable bokeh effect). AI Filters are available too if you want to give each selfie a different vibe.

Other front front camera features include Time-Lapse, Panorama  and  Video Recording that can record 1080P/30fps or  720P/30fps videos.

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Now for the rear camera. realme 8 5G has a triple-lens camera set-up consisting of 48MP main + 2MP Macro Lens, and 2MP B&W Portrait Lens that users will definitely enjoy as this produces decent and nice quality photos. For its price point it definitely does. The color saturation, reproduction, sharpness, and details are good. It may lack in texture a bit, but when you turn on the AI Enhancement feature, it definitely adds up on the vibrancy and details of the photo.

The rear camera also has a Night Mode feature so you can take better pictures even in low light environment. This mode has 6 built-in filters such as Modern Gold, Cyber Punk, Flamingo, Astral, and Dazzle where each provides a certain color hue and ambiance that will give each of your night photos a different look.

Other rear camera modes available: Slo-Mo, Time-Lapse, Expert, Panorama, Text Scanner. For Video Recording, it can record 1080P/30fps , 720P/30fps, and 720p/120fps slow motion videos with UIS Video Stabilization, UIS Max Video Stabilization.

 

4. BIG BATTERY CAPACITY 

realme 8 5G boasts a masive 5000mAh battery(supports 18W fast charging) which promises 655 hours Standby, 42 hours of total Calls, 16 hours Video watching, and 114 hours of listening to Music. You can even play your favorite mobile game for a long period of time without worrying that your battery will drain faster(depends of course with your settings). This smartphone really is very ideal for day-to-day mobile use.  

realme 8 5G also offers power saving features like Super Power Saving Mode where it automatically does backlight adjustment, CPU tuning, and other targeted power-saving measures for specific applications. This results to reduced system power consumption which makes the phone life more extended.It can lasts about  34.2 hours on 5% power-standby or you can still chat with your friends and loved ones for 89 minutes online.

There’s also Sleep Standby Optimization, App Quick Freeze, and Screen Battery Optimization to optimize the device for power-saving solutions.

5. GOOD GAMING PERFORMANCE

Playing mobile games(on high settings), browsing and multi-tasking using the realme 8 5G is breezy as it is powered by 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset which mixes two highly capable Arm Cortex-A76 cores in its octa-core CPU with clock speed of 2.0 GHz. No lags. It is also equipped with Mali-G57 MC2 graphics unit which offers high-quality images for an improved visual experience.

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6. EQUIPPED WITH THE POWER OF 5G

Yes! 5G has been the most talked about feature that consumers want in a smartphone. And realme added this technology to the realme 8 5G under their mid-range category line-up. Now realme 8 5G users can enjoy higher peak data speeds, almost no latency, and more reliability for a very affordable price. Please see the comparison above.

We all know that 5G can consume the battery more. Thanks to Smart 5G Power Saving as it avoids strain on its battery life. What does it do?Smart 5G technology can intelligently sense the surrounding signal environment and “senselessly” switch between 4G and 5G without switching time, it achieves 30% lower power consumption compared to smartphones without the Smart 5G feature.

So what do you think of these features? For more details about realme 8 5G, you may check out my full review here.

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The realme 8 5G (8+128GB) is priced at SRP of PHP11,990 and is available in 2 colors: Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black.

Want to buy one? Get yours now at realme stores and partner dealers nationwide. Also available in realme Official store in Shopee.

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