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Many think that 5G smartphones are still too expensive, and therefore orient their choice towards a 4G smartphone. If this could have been true until recently, it is no longer true. Realme has in fact launched the most affordable 5G device ever, for quality/price ratio: Realme 8 5G, a smartphone with support for 5G network functionality and dual SIM.

Realme 8 5G: the screen

The Realme 8 5G has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a native resolution of 2400 x 1080 (FHD +). The normal Realme 8 is equipped with an AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 60Hz, while the Realme 8 5G has a refresh rate of 90Hz, and this precisely with an IPS LCD screen, absolutely well defined even from “impossible” angles for an AMOLED display.
Scrolling on social media apps like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is very fluid, thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate. In any case, there is an option to set the refresh rate to 60Hz, to increase battery life if needed.

Sensors and camera

This smartphone has a 48MP main sensor with a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens. Both the main camera and the 16MP front selfie camera can record video up to 1080px/30fps. Under normal daylight conditions and in well-lit areas, the Realme 8 5G takes great photos with a good amount of detail and dynamic range. The selfie camera also does a good job of capturing images, in virtually all lighting conditions.

You can play any game

The Realme 8 5G is the first smartphone with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, a 5G-enabled processor with a octa-core CPU, consisting of 2 cores high-performance CPUs based on Arm Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.2 GHz, and 6 cores based on Arm Cortex-A55 clocked at 2 GHz. The performance is more than satisfactory, and comparable to that of phones like Google Pixel 4A 5G and Samsung Galaxy A52.

The battery lasts all day

The phone comes with a 5000 mAh battery, with a 18W fast charger. Thanks to this 5000 mAh battery, the company has managed to keep the weight under control, as the Realme 8 5G weighs just 185 grams, making it easy to use even with one hand. Over 5 hours of continuous intensive use can easily be achieved.

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