Realme 8i and Realme 8s Detailed Review With Pros and Cons: Here’s How Both Phones Compare

Highlights
✅ Realme has launched its Realme 8i and Realme 8s on September 9, 2021.
✅ In India, Realme 8i costs Rs 13,999, while Realme 8s begins at Rs 17,999.
✅ The MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor powers the Realme 8s, the world’s first phone to feature this processor.

The first thing we need to know is what this article is going to cover. This article will discuss both the Realme smartphones, in which we will learn about their features, prices, specifications, and pros and cons. Realme has launched its Realme 8i and Realme 8s on September 9, 2021.

MediaTek’s Dimensity 810 chipset makes the Realme 8s the first 5G phone globally, while the MediaTek Helio G96 chip makes the Realme 8i the first in India. The three rear cameras on both smartphones are mounted in a hole-punch design. The Realme 8i offers a 120Hz display, and a 90Hz one can be found on the Realme 8s 5G.

Realme 8i, Realme 8s 5G Pricing and Availability in India

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A 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the Realme 8i is available for Rs. 13,999 in India. Moreover, there is also a 6GB RAM with 128GB storage option available at Rs. 15,999.

Alternatively, the Realme 8s 5G can be purchased for Rs. 17,999 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and Rs. 19,999 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

Realme-8s-5g-price-and-colour

Two-color options for Realme 8i, including Space Black and Space Purple, will be available from September 14.

The Realme 8s 5G will be offered in Universe Blue and Universe Purple on September 13. You can purchase the Realme 8i and 8s online from the Realme website and Flipkart.

First, let’s get to know realme 8i

Realme 8i Review or Pros and Cons

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Realme 8i Expert Score

Realme 8i Pros and Cons

Display
8.5
Battery
8.2
Processor
8.7
Camera
8
Value For Money
8.5
Pros
  • Smooth Display With 120 Hz
  • Massive Battery With 18W Fast Charging
  • Incredibly Powerful MediaTek Helio G96 SoC
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Cons
  • No Ultra-Wide Lens
  • Quite Expensive
  • LCD Display

Realme 8i Specifications

Display and Body Design

Realme 8i dimension and weight are 164.1 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm and 194 g, respectively. This smartphone features a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1080 x 2412 pixels, and a 20:9 aspect ratio. This smartphone has a ~84.6% screen-to-body ratio and ~400 ppi density. There is full DCI-P3 color support on the phone. A DCI-P3 color space, 180Hz sampling rate, and 600nits of brightness would permit the use of this phone at night with only one nit of light.

It comes in two color options, i.e., Space Black and Space Purple, and costs Rs 13,999.

Camera and sensors

The Realme 8i features a triple rear camera setup [50MP+2MP+2MP]. There are three sensors onboard: a 50-megapixel Samsung S5KJN1 primary sensor with an f/1.8 five-piece lens, a 2MP monochrome portrait sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. This smartphone gets a 16 MP selfie camera for taking photos and videos.

Realme 8i features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.

Performance and Storage

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It runs the Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 on a dual-SIM (Nano) configuration. This smartphone is powered by Octa-Core, Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. This smartphone comes in two storage configurations, i.e., 64GB/4GB RAM, 128GB/6GB RAM. A microSD card (up to 256GB) can be inserted into a dedicated slot on the Realme 8i for additional storage expansion.

Battery and Connectivity

This smartphone includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and a Micro-USB port in terms of connectivity. This smartphone gets a 5000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.

Let’s take a look at Realme 8s.

Realme 8s Review or Pros and Cons

8.3Expert Score
Realme 8s Expert Score

Realme 8s Pros and Cons

Display
8
Battery
8.5
Camera
8.2
Processor
8.6
Value For Money
8.4
Pros
  • Massive Battery With 33W Fast Charging
  • Dedicated microSD-Card Slot
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Good Camera
Cons
  • Plastic Body
  • Stereo Speakers not Available

Realme 8s Specifications

Display and Body Design

Realme 8s dimension and weight are 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.8 mm and 191 g, respectively. This smartphone features a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 180Hz touch sampling rate, and a 20:9 aspect ratio. This smartphone has a ~90.5% screen-to-body ratio and ~405 ppi density. This smartphone also gets 600 nits of peak brightness.

It comes in two color options, i.e., Universe Blue and Universe Purple.

Realme-8s-5g-specification

Camera and Sensors

The Realme 8s features a triple rear camera setup [64MP+2MP+2MP].

There are three sensors onboard:

  • A 50-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8
  • A 2MP monochrome portrait sensor with f/1.8
  • A 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4

This smartphone also gets a 16MP selfie camera for taking photos and videos.

Realme 8s features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.

Performance and Storage

Realme-8s-5g-processor

It runs the Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 on a dual-SIM (Nano) configuration. This smartphone is powered by Octa-Core, MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G, Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. This smartphone comes in two storage configurations, i.e., 128GB/6GB RAM, 128GB/8GB RAM. There is also a dedicated microSD card slot for further expansion.

Battery and Connectivity

In terms of connectivity, this smartphone includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, A GPS, GLONASS, BDS, QZSS. This smartphone gets a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.

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Neha Verma

Neha Verma is a tech enthusiast and everything that has to do with smart technology. And started writing about tech recently in 2020. She analyzes the interwebs for leaks concerning smartphones. When she is not working, she enjoys reading comic books while eating pizza.

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