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Realme 8 5G: Dimensity 700, 90Hz screen, 5000mAh battery


We’re seeing more and more budget 5G phones these days, steadily bringing this latest network standard to more people. This time, we have the Realme 8 5G.

From what it looks like, the company coming up with the Realme 8 5G was necessary as the initial model — the one that came with the Realme 8 Pro — was snubbed because it was stuck with 4G.


With that, this new model comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset. An upgrade over the Helio G95 carrying sub-6GHz 5G that can offer peak download speeds of 2.77Gbps.

It should also be more power-efficient with its 7nm process versus the 12nm of the former. Albeit being a gaming-centric CPU, the Helio G95 may offer better performance in gaming and day-to-day tasks.


Right on the front, we have a standard 6.5-inch FHD+ screen with a fast 90Hz refresh rate. It has a tougher Dragontrail glass, which the former lacks.

A punch-hole on the top left keeps the 16-megapixel selfie camera. While on the back, we have a 48-megapixel main shooter, monochrome, and macro lens. No more ultra-wide.


Realme also downgraded the charging speed to 18W from 30W. Since it kept the same 5,000mAh battery, expect slower charging speeds on this one.



The Realme 8 5G has a price of BHT9,999 (around Php15,500) for the 8GB/128GB and is now up for pre-order in Thailand until May 3 thru Lazada, Shopee, and other online retailers. The SRP for the base 4GB/128GB is yet to be known.

Realme 8 5G Specs

  • Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 405ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate, 600-nits
  • 2.2GHz MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor
  • Mali-G57 GPU
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 48-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + BnW + macro rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Single loudspeaker, Headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 185g
  • Colors: Supersonic Black, Supersonic Blue
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W fast charging


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