Realme 8i

Updated: 20th September 2021
Realme 8i
13,999
  • Display

    6.43 inches
  • Processor

    Mediatek Helio G96
  • Ram

    6 GB
  • Storage

    128 GB
  • Front Camera

    16 MP Wide Angle Camera
  • Primary Camera

    64 MP (f/1.8 Main) + 8 MP (f/2.2 Wide Angle) + 2MP (f/2.4 Macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4 Mono) Quad Camera with LED Flash
  • Battery

    Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery

Expert Score

3.9
A much-needed improvement on an underwhelming predecessor

Pros

  • Expansive screen
  • Large battery size
  • Superfast Processor
  • Excellent selfie camera
  • Blingy design

Cons

  • Oversaturation in-camera clicks
  • No JAVA support
  • No AMOLED display
  • Slightly heavy
  • Filled with bloatware

The makers at Realme have always created a massive buzz in the mid-budget section of smartphones whenever they brought out a new model. The Realme 8i is the next mid-budget champion in the Realme number series. The successor to the underwhelming Realme 7i, the new Realme 8i promises much better performance and specs with the new Helio G96 SoC, which offers 65% better performance than its predecessor as claimed by the brand.

Realme 8i price in india starts from 13,999. This Mobile is a decent phone with Mediatek Helio G96 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of Storage.

Design and Display

Realme 8i has a screen size of 6.43 inches and weights approximately 194 g. This mobiles runs on Android v11 and has decent resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels.

Performance

Realme 8i runs on Mediatek Helio G96 Processor and it has 2.05 GHz, Octa Core Processor CPU and Mali-G57 MC2 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 64 MP (f/1.8 Main) + 8 MP (f/2.2 Wide Angle) + 2MP (f/2.4 Macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4 Mono) Quad Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 16 MP Wide Angle Camera. Other camera features include Ultra Steady Video, Night Mode, Panoramic View, Expert, Timelapse, Portrait Mode, HDR, Ultra Macro, AI Scene Recognition, AI Beauty, Filter, Chroma Boost, Slow Motion.

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Call Records, Messaging, Phonebook, Games, Speakers, Edge, GPRS. Different network support available for the 2g: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, 3g: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 4g: Dual VoLTE, 5g: No.

Other Features

Sensors included in Realme 8i are: Magnetic Induction Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyro-meter, Acceleration Sensor, Compass. This phone also comes up with some interesting feature such as Torch.

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Performance

The Realme 8i comes with a beast of a processor under its screen. Powered by the new MediaTek Helio G96 chipset, the Realme 8i can run anything and everything with ease. The MediaTek Helio G96 is designed to function as a gaming processor. It has eight cores that enable a clock speed of 2.05 GHz. That clock speed is one of the fastest you can find at this price range. From switching lots of chrome tabs, shifting between various applications, split screening for prolonged hours, everything is handled smoothly by the octa core beast of a processor. Paired with 4 GB RAM to 6 GB RAM, the Helio G96 can run even the most graphically demanding of AAA games with ease. Even for prolonged times, the inbuilt virtual 5 GB RAM technology allows the Realme 8i can run smoothly. Realme claims that the 8i offers 65% better performance than the 7i. Graphics duty is handled by the Mali G57 MC2 GPU which is capable enough to leverage the complete power of the octa core processor that Realme provides.

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Summary

All in all the Realme 8i offers top tier specs for a budget phone and is very impressive

Display

The Realme 8i comes with a massive 6.59 inch IPS LCD screen which is very large compared to its competitors. The IPS LCD comes with a 120 Hz display that is the charm on this phone. The screen boasts an FHD+ display but does not have an HDR 10+ rating like a few competitors in the market. The punch hole display has thin bezels at the side that provide a large viewing area for users.  The screen does come with a Widevine L1 support for HD content on OTT platforms in an attempt to fill in the absence of HDR 10+ display. The screen has 600 nits of brightness which might be dim on a sunny day outside. The best thing is the processor can intelligently variate between 48 Hz to 120 Hz to provide longer battery life. Touch latency on the Realme 8i is very impressive and it offers a 180 Hz touch sampling rate.

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Summary

The display has a few premium features that make it stand out amongst the competition

Battery

The Realme 8i comes with a huge battery of 5000 mAh and has a few tricks that keep its power usage moderate and allows it to last a long time. The Realme 8i has a very intelligent processor in Helio G96 which automatically variates the refresh rate to preserve battery life. Even with the display locked at 120 Hz, the Realme 8i has enough in its tank to last the entire day. The LCD screen also helps in keeping the power usage in check as it consumes less power than the AMOLED display. The Realme 8i can easily run through the entire day with casual usage. The Realme 8i comes with an 18W fast charger that can easily bring the phone back to track quickly. The battery size is very competitive and at this price range, the 5000 mAh can run through much more than it should.

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Summary

A large battery that enables the Realme 8i that can keep up with you throughout the day

Camera

The Realme 8i comes with the standard triple AI camera setup. The main snapper is a 50 MP lens that does a very good job of capturing details and colours during various weather conditions but suffers from oversaturation issues. The 50 MP lens also has an ultra-wide sensor integrated into it. In normal conditions, the ISP is a bit overwhelming in its reproduction of colours giving out slightly oversaturated and high contrast images that really miss a few details.  The 50 MP sensor has poor low light performance and misses a lot of details but makes up for it using the Night mode. The 50 MP sensor is paired up with a 2 MP Macro sensor that takes a lot of time to focus on the object and a 2 MP portrait sensor with autofocus. The front snapper is a 16 MP standard issue lens nestled in the punch-hole display at the front and does an excellent job while clicking selfies and portrait clicks. The pictures are a bit beautified but not too overwhelming and the bokeh mode offers a great cutout.

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Summary

The camera has an excellent front camera but the back camera could surely use a lift up

Design

The Realme 8i comes with a polycarbonate build and offers a glossy gradient-like finish at the back. The glossy finish really brings the bling to the phone and in the two colour variants offered, the Realme 8i will stand out from afar. The Realme 8i is slightly on the heavier side and weighs in at 194 g. The screen is so ginormous that it requires using it with two hands at all times. The glossy back can easily get smudged so keep a piece of a microfiber cloth with you always. The phone is a bit heavy but not top-heavy and has a triple camera setup housing that does not bulge out at the back. There is a power button cum fingerprint sensor on the right, along with bottom-firing speakers and a USB C type jack at the bottom.

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Summary

Overall the design is very sleek and blingy on the Realme 8i

A much-needed improvement on an underwhelming predecessor

  • The Helio G96

    is designed to handle the most intensive of tasks with ease.

  • 5000 mAh

    battery that ensures it stays with you throughout the day.

  • 120 Hz

    refresh rate that makes sure the screen superbly responds to your touches.

Realme 8i Price in India

DetailsPriceRAM
Realme 8i (4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM)13,9994 GB
Realme 8i (6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM)15,9996 GB

Realme 8i Specifications

GENERAL

Custom UIRealme UI
Device typeSmartphone
Operating SystemAndroid v11
SimDual SIM

DESIGN

Height164.1 mm
Thickness8.5 mm
Weight194 g
Width75.5 mm

DISPLAY

Aspect Ratio20.1:9
Bezel Less DisplayYes with punch-hole display
Form FactorTouch
Pixel Density401 ppi
Screen resolution1080 x 2412 pixels
Screen size6.43 inches
TechnologyIPS LCD
TouchscreenCapacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

PERFORMANCE

ChipsetMediatek Helio G96
CPU2.05 GHz, Octa Core Processor
GPUMali-G57 MC2
RAM6 GB

STORAGE

Call RecordsYes
External StorageYes, Up to 256 GB
Internal Storage128 GB
MessagingYes
PhonebookYes

CAMERA

Camera FeaturesUltra Steady Video, Night Mode, Panoramic View, Expert, Timelapse, Portrait Mode, HDR, Ultra Macro, AI Scene Recognition, AI Beauty, Filter, Chroma Boost, Slow Motion
Front Camera16 MP Wide Angle Camera
Primary camera64 MP (f/1.8 Main) + 8 MP (f/2.2 Wide Angle) + 2MP (f/2.4 Macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4 Mono) Quad Camera with LED Flash
Video Recording1080p

MULTIMEDIA

Audio JackYes, 3.5mm
GamesYes
SpeakersYes

BATTERY

TypeNon-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetoothv5.1, A2DP, LE
BrowserHTML5
EdgeYes
GPRSYes
GPS FacilityYes, with A-GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo
USBUSB-C v2.0
WLANWi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, with Mobile Hotspot

NETWORK SUPPORT

2GGSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
3GUMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
4GDual VoLTE
5GNo

MORE FEATURES

Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear
Other FeaturesTorch
Quick Charging18W Fast Charging
SensorsMagnetic Induction Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyro-meter, Acceleration Sensor, Compass

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Realme 8i FAQs

Q. What are different RAM & Storage variants available for Realme 8i?

Different variants available for Realme 8i are 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM.

Q. Does Realme 8i comes with fingerprint sensor?

Yes, it has fingerprint sensor. One can quickly unlock our phone using this important feature.

Q. What's the battery capacity for Realme 8i?

This Phone equips with Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Realme 8i in the market?

Best alternatives available for Realme 8i are: Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G, Realme 8, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, Samsung Galaxy M32, Samsung Galaxy M21, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, Realme 7, Vivo Y20, Samsung Galaxy A12 (Exynos 850), Nokia G20.

Q. What are all available bands for Realme 8i ?

Realme 8i comes up with 2g:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, 3g:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 4g:Dual VoLTE, 5g:No.

Q. What are some interesting features available in Realme 8i?

Different Features available in Realme 8i are: Torch.

Q. What's the dimension of Realme 8i ?

Dimension of Realme 8i is 164.1 mm X 75.5 mm X 8.5 mm.

Q. Does Realme 8i has 3.5 mm jack?

Phone having a 3.5mm jack helps to connect to multiple external devices such as headphone, speakers. Realme 8i has headphone jack.

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