Realme 8s 5G review & Retail Price in Pakistan 2021
There are many good models in the Realme 8 lineup: the regular and more powerful 8 Pro, the inexpensive 8i for mobile gamers, and the 5G version with next-generation networks. But, in the latest model Realme 8s 5G – it didn’t have to simplify the hardware to add 5G.
Although the Realme 8s 5G model is more powerful than the usual 8 5G, they cost almost the same – 65 thousand rupees. With the latest smartphones, you’ll have a 90Hz IPS screen, a Dimensity 810 5G processor, and a 64MP main camera. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh when the charging speed is increased to 33 W. Although the updates are few, they are all useful.
Realme 8s 5G specifications
|Screen||6.50-inch LCD IPS, 1080 × 2400 pixels (405 ppi), 90 Hz, 600 nits peak brightness, 20: 9 aspect ratio|
|CPU||MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G (6nm): Octa-core (2 × 2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 + 6 × 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Inner memory||128 GB UFS 2.1|
|System and software||Android 11, Realme UI 2.0|
|Front camera||16 MP, f / 2.1, 26mm, wide-angle, 1 / 3.0-inch, 1.0um|
|Main camera||64 MP, f / 1.8, 26 mm, wide-angle, PDAF + 2 MP, f / 2.4, macro + 2 MP, f / 2.4, depth|
|Video recording||Primary: 1080p @ 30 fps, EIS gyroscope Front: 1080p @ 30 fps, EIS gyroscope|
|Communication and connections||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go.|
|Networks||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G 2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900 – SIM 1 and SIM 2 3G HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 4G bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 5G bands 1, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA / NSA|
|Audio and sound||Mono speaker, 3.5 mm jack|
|Sensors||Fingerprint scanner (side), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass|
|Battery||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable, fast charging 33 W|
|Materials (edit)||Plastic frame and back, front glass|
|Dimensions and weight||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.8 mm, 191 grams|
|Price||From 65 thousand rupees|
Design and appearance
The appearance of the Realme 8 line of smartphones changes slightly, although the Realme 8s 5G has an attractive and modest design.
Realme 8s 5G Smartphone
No giant Dare to Leap inscriptions on the back cover, like the regular Realme 8. The surface is matte and pleasant to the touch, there are almost no stains and dust on it. There are two colors to choose from: purple and dark blue. The camera module includes four sensors, although one of them is fake – the same was with the Realme 8 5G. There is an LED flash under them.
Realme 8s 5G design
The body is rounded on all four sides, but the display is flat. The bezels around the screen are thick, but the corners are slightly rounded, which makes the smartphone attractive. The opening for the front camera is huge and is located in the upper left corner.
Realme 8s 5G on top
Realme 8s 5G is almost entirely made of plastic, but the build quality is high – when pressed, the back cover does not flex. However, when tapped, the body seems empty. The screen is covered with protective glass, but which one Realme does not say. There is also an oleophobic coating of average quality, but there is no official protection against water.
Realme 8s 5G features
The volume keys are located on the left side of the 8s 5G – they are responsive and well pressed. A little higher there is a slot for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD memory card – you can put all three at the same time. On the right side there is only a power button with a fingerprint scanner.
Realme 8s 5G bottom
Above there is an additional microphone, and the earpiece is placed in a thin frame above the display – unfortunately, it does not form a pair with the main one. The main speaker is located on the bottom, next to the USB-C port, main microphone and 3.5mm headphone jack. All that is missing is the notification LED, although they are less and less common.
Realme 8s 5G is equipped with a 6.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2400 × 1080 and a pixel density of 405 ppi.
The aspect ratio is 20: 9 and the refresh rate is 90 Hz. In manual mode, the brightness reaches only 410 nits, and in automatic mode it reaches 530 nits. This is enough for most situations, but the indicator is worse than that of many competitors.
The Realme 8s 5G lacks HDR support, just like the regular 8 5G. At least Widevine L1 support has been added, so you can watch 1080p videos on Netflix.
Realme 8s 5G screen cutout
There are two color profiles to choose from: Vivid and Soft, but the accuracy of the shades for both is far from ideal. The shift towards blue shades in the first profile is too strong, and it must be eliminated using the temperature slider. But with the Soft preset, such actions will lead to overly red colors.
Realme 8s 5G screen bezels
There are three modes for the refresh rate: 60Hz, 90Hz, and Auto. The difference between the latter two is small – only in some standard applications 90 Hz remains in the first, and 60 Hz in the second. In other cases, 90 Hz will always be. The exception is on Android while watching a video.
Realme 8s 5G display
Therefore, if you want to see the maximum refresh rate as often as possible, you should choose the 90 Hz mode – the battery life will practically not be reduced. Realme needs to be more clear about each mode in the settings.
Realme 8s 5G Cameras
Shooting quality is one of the aspects where the Realme 8s 5G takes a noticeable step up from the 8 5G model.
However, the cameras are still weaker than those of the rest of the lineup. This is the price to pay for adding 5G to a budget smartphone. The main camera shoots at a resolution of 64 megapixels. Next to it are two 2 megapixel sensors: a macro lens with fixed focus and a depth sensor.
Realme 8s 5G shooting
By default, photos from the main camera are saved at 16 megapixels. The dynamic range is not impressive, but the detail is decent for a budget smartphone. The shades look natural: they are not oversaturated or pale. AI-assisted scene enhancement can add richness to colors, but the results are not always good.
The Realme 8s 5G does not have a separate telephoto lens, but distant objects can be shot with digital zoom up to 20x. True, there is noticeable blur already at 5x, but 2x magnification gives acceptable results.
A 2MP depth sensor helps when shooting in Portrait mode. The bokeh effect is convincing and the intensity can be adjusted. But the separation of the subject from the background is often inaccurate, especially around the ears and hair.
Realme 8s 5G cameras quality
A macro lens with a resolution of 2 megapixels has a fixed focus of about 4 cm, so it is very difficult to take a good photo. Even if you manage to get the right distance, the footage will be noisy and not too sharp.
Realme 8s 5G night shooting
The front camera shoots at a resolution of 16 megapixels, and the quality of selfies is very dependent on the lighting. Outdoors, objects in the background can easily become overexposed. Indoors, this problem does not arise. Realme also adds too aggressive algorithms to improve the appearance, and they affect the entire frame. If these filters are turned off, photos from the front camera look good.
Realme 8s 5G macro camera
Video recording from Realme 8s 5G is limited to 1080p. You can choose H.264 or more economical H.265 as the codec. But 1080p doesn’t take up much memory space, so H.264 is the preferred option. Stereo sound is recorded at 48 kHz and video at 17 Mbps. Not too impressive.
The new Realme 8s 5G is the first smartphone to be powered by the new MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G processor.
Hardware Performance Realme 8s 5G
This is a pretty interesting chipset. It is the first in the Dimensity 800 series to be made using the more efficient 6nm N6 process technology. There are eight cores: four “large” Cortex-A76, with a frequency of up to 2.4 GHz, and four “small” Cortex-A55 – up to 2.0 GHz. Therefore, Dimensity 810 5G should be faster than Dimensity 800.