RealMe Nepal recently Lunched Realme 8 smartphones exclusively In Nepal. Realme 8 is Packed With Full Power .It is the successor to last year’s RealMe 7. Let’s take a look at the specs, features, official price, and availability of Realme 8 in Nepal. [ Samsung Galaxy A72 ]
RealMe 8 Specs
Body: 160.6×73.9×8.0mm, 177g; Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back.
Display: 6.40″ Super AMOLED, 1000 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 411ppi; Always-on display.
Chipset: Mediatek Helio G95 (12 nm): Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G76 MC4.
Memory:64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM; UFS 2.1; microSDXC (dedicated slot).
OS/Software: Android 11, Realme UI 2.0.
Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF;
Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.3, 119, 16mm, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm;
Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4;
Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.0″, 1.0µm.
Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS;
Front camera: 1080p@30/120fps, gyro-EIS.
Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 30W, 50% in 26 min, 100% in 65 min (advertised).
Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; FM radio; 3.5mm jack.
Realme 8 Price in Nepal : NPR 35,990 for the 8/128GB variant.
One of the major hardware changes on the Realme 8 over the Realme 7 is the switch from a 90Hz LCD display to a Super AMOLED panel. Starting with basic specs first, the display is now a bit smaller at 6.4 inches, down from 6.5-inches. It’s not a major downsizing by any means, and the aspect ratio is still maintained at 20:9 – fairly standard these days.
The resolution is also unchanged at 1080 x 2400 pixels. Since that is the case, the new panel is now slightly sharper, with 411 ppi. It’s not really something discernable in person, though, even when looking at the Realme 7 and Realme 8 next to each other.
There are plenty reasons to favor an AMOLED panel over an LCD one, ranging from the perfect blacks, associated with the technology, as well as vibrant colors and better power efficiency, under the right conditions. However, these are not all intrinsic benefits that simply come with an OLED panel. There are plenty of nuances, depending on its quality. In the particular case of the Realme 8, we already have to live with the loss of 90Hz refresh rate and settle for 60Hz.
Performance and Benchmarks :
The Realme 8 is built around a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset. The same one found in the Realme 7. Though, perhaps notably, it doesn’t use the Snapdragon 720G, found in the Realme 8 Pro, nor the MediaTek Dimensity 800U of the Realme 8 5G. Granted, the Helio G95 is not the most “eye-catching”, budget chipset around, for lack of a better term, but it is still a solid offer at this price point and capable of holding its own.
The G95 is a 12nm part, which is lagging a bit behind the aforementioned chips. In the CPU department, it has two 2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 units and six 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 ones. Graphics are handled by a Mali-G76 MC4 – another decent budget part.
All things considered, we would say that the MediaTek G95, while perhaps not the most appealing or “trendy” chipset around is perfectly adequate inside the Realme 8. It provides plenty performance for the class, powers a smooth and stutter-free UI experience, with Realme UI 2.0 and handled pretty-much every common task we threw at it with easy. It doesn’t suffer from overheating or throttling issues either. Its feature set is also not artificially holding back the Realme 8 in terms of other features, like camera ones, where you get 4K video capture. Nor does it cripple other things like charging – 30W Dart Charge, in this particular case.
Android And UI
The Android 11 and Realme UI 2.0 combo is a relatively new one. This new version of Realme’s custom UI is more customizable than ever, with a couple of extra Dark Mode styles, refined floating and mini windows, and enhanced security.
On the surface, Realme UI 2.0 looks quite clean. The lock screen and desktop are straightforward. The task switcher is very AOSP as well. There is an optional Google Feed panel, and you can also choose whether you want an app drawer or not.
The Realme 8 carries over the big 5,000 mAh battery pack from its predecessor. The same is true for its MediaTek Helio G95 chipset. Two major similarities that inevitably contribute towards similar battery endurance between the two phones. Indeed, looking at the two off-screen portions of our battery test, the two come very close in call time and standby. The Realme 8 managed a few minutes more in call, while the Realme 7 had the upper hand in standby.
Realme 8 Price in Nepal
The price of Realme 8 in Nepal is NPR 35,990 for the 8/128GB variant.
The Realme 8 is a solid offer on paper. It has a solid build and somehow manages to be a bit more compact than its predecessor while still keeping the big 5,000 mAh, quick-charging battery and excellent battery life. Realme has also managed to fit an AMOLED panel into the mix, and the camera setup looks plenty promising, as well, with a 64MP Quad Bayer main snapper and an 8MP ultrawide. It is all held together very well by the excellent Realme UI 2.0 – clean, feature-rich and snappy, even on the MediaTek G95, which still delivers solid performance for the class.
It all honestly looks great on the surface. Dig a bit deeper, however, and some disappointing aspects start to surface. We really wish the Realme 8 included some basic dust and splash protection. A stereo speaker setup, even a hybrid one, would have also gone a long way to make it competitive against devices like the Redmi Note 10.
Also despite the lofty advertised 1000 nits of max brightness, the legibility in bright sun is a challenge. Color rendition isn’t particularly accurate either. The quad-camera setup also doesn’t quite live up to its hardware potential. That latter point can potentially be addressed with software updates, but as things currently stand, the Realme 8 arguably gets outpaced in the photography department by the Realme 8 5G despite its basic camera hardware.
None of these deficiencies is a deal-breaker in any way. The Realme 8 is a great little phone, and with some better-targeted pricing, it can quickly turn its fortunes around. At the current starting price of 200 euros, we find it harder to recommend