Realme 8i
13,999
Highlights
  • 64GB, 128GB Storage / 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • 50MP +2MP + 2MP Triple Primary Camera, 16MP Front Camera
  • 6.6 inches 1080 x 2412 pixels, Display
  • MediaTek Helio G96 (12nm), Octa Core
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery

Realme 8i: Specs Score

  • 3.1
    Camera
  • 3.8
    Battery
  • 3.8
    Display
  • 3.8
    Value for Money
  • 3.4
    Performance
Rated at 71%
  • Display: 3.8/5
    120Hz FHD resolution LCD screen
  • Camera : 3.1/5
    High resolution triple camera setup
  • Processor : 3.4/5
    Mid-range 4G processor
  • Battery : 3.8/5
    Large 5000 mAh battery
  • RAM : 3.2/5
    Base model offers 4GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.3/5
    offers 64GB storage with microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    Does not support 4G network

Realme 8i: Benchmark Scores

  • AnTuTu
    349733 (v9)
  • GeekBench
    538 (Single Core) - 1693 (Multi Core) (v5)

Realme 8i: TOP COMPETITORS

Realme 8i: Price

Realme 8i: Review

Pros
  • 120Hz FHD+ Display
  • 50MP triple rear camera
  • 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging
Cons
  • Cluttered UI
  • No 5G network support

Realme 8i: Design

Realme has added yet another affordable smartphone to its product portfolio in India. The Realme 8i is one of the latest additions besides the Realme 8S announced this month in the country. The device brings a tall form factor with an iridescent back panel housing a square-shaped camera module on the upper left corner. The Realme badging follows at the bottom. The Realme 8i bestows a massive 6.6-inch display which is complemented by 1080 x 2412 pixels FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It is amongst the cheapest Android smartphones which bring this higher refresh rate to the table. The display further supports 480 nits peak brightness, 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 20:5:9 aspect ratio. The display delivers a vivid output which along with the big form factor makes video watching a pleasant experience.

Realme 8i: Hardware Performance

The Realme 8i is the first smartphone that is launched with the Helio G96 processor. This new octa-core processor by MediaTek is based on a 12nm process and is designed specifically for mid-range phones oriented towards gaming performance. The chipset is accompanied by the Mali G57 GPU. The device comes with a 4GB/ 6GB RAM option, both of which are sufficient for swift multitasking. Select the latter for a better experience overall. The storage variants available are also dual. You can select from 64GB and 128GB configurations. There is a dedicated microSD card as well that will help you with the storage expansion. Overall, the Realme 8i is a good performer if basic tasks and occasional gaming is your requirement.

Realme 8i: Price To Specs Ratio

The Realme 8i can be purchased starting at Rs. 13,999 in India. You get the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option for this pricing. The high-end model which has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage can be purchased at Rs. 15,999. The device carries competitive pricing in the Indian market for the features it offers. And the price difference between both variants isn’t high, therefore, selecting the high-end model also makes up for a good deal.

Realme 8i: Camera Specifications

The Realme 8i imaging setup is also high-end. The device features a triple rear camera setup where the primary sensor is a 50MP Samsung S5KJN1 lens while the remaining two sensors are a pair of 2MP lenses functioning as a macro and monochrome portrait sensor. The camera performance is fair with suitable lighting conditions. A dedicated Night mode has also been added for low-light photography. The Realme 8i is equipped with a big 16MP camera upfront for self-portraits and video chats.

Realme 8i: Important/ Highlight Features

The Realme 8i’s extra set of features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and Android 11 OS. The device ships with a custom Realme UI skin. Backing up the smartphone is a 5,000 mAh battery. The device comes with 18W fast charging technology which will help with quicker refuels.

Realme 8i: Verdict

The Realme 8i is a powerful budget smartphone that you should consider is good gaming performance and visuals is your preference over a 5G-ready phone. The Realme 8i is a complete package if you compare pricing and the features offered. The market competition is stiff but an upgraded 50MP triple camera and 120Hz display along with the new MediaTek Helio G96 processor is what gives this handset an edge.

Realme 8i: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS,11
Custom UI realme UI 2.0
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Space Black, Space Purple
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date September, 2021
Indian Release Date 09 September, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 164.1 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm
Weight 194 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.6 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 1080 x 2412 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~273 ppi density)
Refresh Rate 120Hz refresh rate
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek Helio G96 (12nm)
CPU Octa core (Dual 2.05GHz A76 + Hexa 2GHz A55 CPUs)
GPU Mali-G57 MC2
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB (UFS 2.1) Storage
RAM 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM
External Storage up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 50MP (f/1.8, rear) + 2MP (B&W, portrait) + 2MP (f/2.4, macro) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 16MP (f/2.45) Camera
Video Recording 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
Camera Features HDR, gyro-EIS, Portrait Mode
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player AAC, HE-AAC v1, HE-AAC v2, AMR, AWB, MIDI, MP3, OGG VORBIS
Video Player MP4, 3GP, 3G2, 3GPP, 3GPP2, M4V, MKV
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-Removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB OTG
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor (Side-mounted), Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
Other Features 18W Quick charging, Face unlock
Videos

Realme 8i: FaQs

Is the Realme 8i worth buying in India?

Yes, you can get a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz, the MediaTek Helio G96 chip, and a 5GB virtual RAM support for an asking price of Rs. 13,999 which can be a great deal.

Is there a fingerprint reader on the Realme 8i?

Yes, the smartphone gets a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security purpose.

How many RAM variants are there in the Realme 8i?

The Realme 8i is available in 4GB and 6GB RAM options.

What is the Android version on the Realme 8i?

The smartphones ships with Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11.

What is the capacity of the battery on the Realme 8i?

The handset is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.

What is the screen refresh rate of the Realme 8i?

The smartphone features 1080p IPS LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Realme 8i alternatives?

The Redmi Note 10 Pro and Galaxy F41 can be considered as the Realme 8i alternatives.

How is the Realme 8i selfie camera?

It has a 16MP selfie camera sensor at the front which can capture good photos using HDR mode, portrait mode, and so on.

Does the Realme 8i support the 5G network?

No, the smartphone does not support the 5G network.

Does the Realme 8i have a notch display?

No, the smartphone has a punch-hole cutout that houses the 16MP selfie camera.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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