Realme 8 5G launched in India: 5 things you need to know about this 5G phone

Realme 8 5G price in India, specifications and sale date were announced on Thursday.

Highlights
  • Realme 8 5G launched in India on Thursday.
  • It is the cheapest 5G phone in India right now.
  • Realme 8 5G price in India starts from Rs 14,999.

Realme 8 5G launched in India on Thursday as an affordable 5G smartphone. It joins the Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro that arrived in India in March. The Realme 8 5G is a noteworthy addition to the lineup for a number of reasons, and we plan to highlight them in this piece. The company announced the Realme 8 5G price in India, specifications, and Flipkart sale date, so we have all the information we need. Ahead of the Realme 8 5G sale in India, here are five things that you should know about the device before you buy it.

Realme 8 5G is the cheapest 5G phone in India

The most notable aspect about the Realme 8 5G is that it is the cheapest 5G phone in India. Previously, that title was held by Realme’s own Narzo 30 Pro 5G which launched at Rs 16,999. But with a starting price of Rs 14,999, the Realme 8 5G becomes the first 5G phone in the sub-Rs 15,000 segment as the brand looks to democratise 5G phones in India.

Realme 8 5G is India’s first phone with MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC

Another first by the Realme 8 5G is the fact that it is the first phone to bring the MediaTek Dimensty 700 chipset to India. The Dimensity 700 is an affordable 5G chipset based on a 7nm process. It comes with a peak clock speed of 2.2GHz and it supports Dual 5G SIM. The chipset supports both SA (standalone) and NSA (non-standalone) 5G architecture. In our review of the Realme 8 5G, the chipset managed to score over 300,000 on AnTuTu benchmark, which is impressive.

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Realme 8 5G review verdict

We just reviewed the Realme 8 5G and here’s what we felt about the device. As per our in-house reviewer Kshitij Pujari, the Realme 8 5G offers capable performance in the sub-Rs 15,000 segment but its “average cameras and less than impressive charging” will leave you wanting more. While the 5G connectivity is the highlight of the phone, the downgrade to LCD panel is “a compromise that could have been avoided”. After all, the phone competes with the likes of the Redmi Note 10 Pro that offers a 120Hz AMOLED display.

Realme 8 5G prices in India

The Realme 8 5G price in India starts from Rs 14,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage option is priced at Rs 16,999. The phone comes in Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black colour options.

ModelPrice
Realme 8 5G 4GB+128GBRs 14,999
Realme 8 5G 8GB+128GBRs 16,999


Realme 8 5G sale date in India

Realme 8 5G will go on sale in India for the first time on April 28th at 12 PM. The smartphone will be available through Flipkart and Realme.com. Consumers purchasing the Realme 8 5G through Flipkart can avail 5 percent cashback when paying through Flipkart Axis Bank Credit Card.

Key Specs

Realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700 MT6833 | 4 GBProcessor
6.5 inches Display
48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Realme 8 5G Price
Rs. 16,499
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Rs. 16,599
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Rs. 16,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Good performance
  • Easy to use software
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Cameras are not great
  • Charging speeds could have been better
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