Realme 8 Pro, smartphone for everyone with infinite autonomy: the review

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A practical device, with a large screen and that offers excellent performance for a mid-range. I’ve been testing it for two weeks, this is what I think

If I were to translate the experience of use into a vote, I would give it an eight and a half. I tried Realme 8 Pro for a couple of weeks, an intensive use that allowed me to appreciate its qualities, in the face of small defects. I’m a journalist, dealing with black and white news every day, so I make heavy use of my smartphone, including calls, emails, notes taken on the go, photos and videos. The following is one review for average users, of those, to be clear, who need a valid device, with significant features, possibly without spending a fortune. Of those who wonder: why should I buy it?

Let’s start from the beginning. The first impact with the smartphone was very positive. Inside the package, in addition to Realme 8 Pro, we find a power supply of 50W (no 65, as I incorrectly reported in the video), USB-C cable and semi-transparent smoked silicone sleeve. The device has a nice large Amoled screen (6.4 ”), it holds very well in the hand and is very light (176 grams). The frame is quite small and the front camera sensor, located at the top and located to the left of the screen, is not invasive at all.

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The rear body is made entirely of plastic, polycarbonate to be exact, with an interesting stone effect that makes it pleasant to the touch and above all does not release fingerprints. First note to make: the huge writing “Dear jump” (literally “The Courage to Jump”) is really great, a distinctive sign, but personally I would have gladly done it without it. I particularly appreciated the square arrangement of the rear quad camera sensors (even here it’s purely a matter of aesthetic taste); the compartment protrudes perhaps a couple of millimeters from the back of the smartphone, but it lines up effectively with the supplied silicone cover.

Realme 8 Pro is slim enough, handy and pleasantly ergonomic. Have:

  • cart capable of accommodating dual nano sim and one micro SD to expand memory
  • power keys and volume adjustment
  • 3.5mm audio jack input, USB-C
  • dual mic
  • mono speaker


Performance wise, I didn’t find any particular critical issues. Realme 8 Pro is equipped with SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, it has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable internal storage (in the version that I have personally tested). The device, which must be remembered, is mid-range, travels well and at an interesting speed. Of course, you can’t ask him for the Moon and push him too hard, but he does his job admirably.

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The pain point of Realme 8 Pro, if we want to define it, is the optical fingerprint reader. Nothing catastrophic, but no matter how good the sensor is, it’s not always very accurate. Sometimes it is necessary to tap two or three times with the thumb to be able to unlock the device.


On the software front, the smartphone is equipped with Android 11 and Realme UI 2.0. In two weeks of use I enjoyed the user experience and did not experience any lag. There are many customization possibilities from a graphical point of view:

  • choice between static and dynamic backgrounds
  • different types of icons (with relative resizing)
  • on the front of the design it is possible to arrange the icons in a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 5 columns, and 4 to 6 rows
  • you can change fingerprint animation when unlocking

Photo and video

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The Chinese company wanted to bet heavily on the photographic sector, consisting of a quadruple rear camera, with a 108 megapixel main sensor, 8 megapixel wide-angle lens with a 119 ° field of view, macro lens and B / W lens (both 2 megapixels). It must be said that for a mid-range smartphone, a 108-megapixel camera is a good business card, and it is difficult to find competitors who in the same price range can offer the same. From my experience, I can say that the photos are sharp and with excellent image definition. Quality photos taken outdoors, but also indoors with a good level of brightness; night shots are decent, but with night mode the level goes up. The front camera does its job, the 16 megapixel sensor allows you to take good quality selfies, especially in bright conditions.

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Realme 8 Pro (photo)

Realme 8 Pro records videos up to 4K (30fps) in good quality. I particularly appreciated the ultra stable mode, for creating highly stabilized videos, and the “Dual View Video” function, which uses the front and rear sensors to record two videos at the same time. You can choose whether to divide the screen into two equal parts (and in this case you will clearly notice the different image quality) or to have the video recorded with the front camera appear inside a circle or a rectangle at the top. monitor. Vote 8.


I can recommend Realme 8 Pro if you need a smartphone that will last all day, and even longer, with heavy use. For my work, the smartphone is like a second skin, between phone calls (many), emails, notes during conferences (the notebook sets a certain tone, but I prefer to take notes in Google Keep), photos and videos; Let’s add some Fifa Mobile 2021 games in moments of relaxation, a podcast on the train. In short, starting at 7 in the morning with 100% battery and arriving in the afternoon with 35/40% is priceless. If we add that they are enough just over 45 minutes to recharge from 0 to 100% the smartphone battery, the circle closes, and it does it perfectly. Vote 10.


Realme 8 Pro has a more than fair price. Price list costs 299.90 euros, but online you can already find it with a discount of about 50 euros. If it had been offered at 350 euros, it would not have screamed a scandal.