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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