Realme and Redmi both have launched their latest offering earlier this month. There are many users who are potentially looking to make a purchase decision. However, Realme 8 was one of few devices criticized after the launch because the device didn’t be so aggressively competitive compared to the Redmi Note 10. So, Let’s check out which you should opt for in this review.
First thing First, talk about the pricing of the device. The Realme 8 (4GB + 128GB) cost Rs. 14,999, and the Redmi Note 10 (6GB + 128GB) priced at Rs. 13,999. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Starting with the device’s design, Redmi has designed a bulky and wider smartphone; instead, Realme designed a lighter and comfortable form-factor. Like the Realme always Realme 8 weights 177gm in weight while Redmi Note 10 If you want t an ergonomic smartphone, then Realme 8 is a choice, meanwhile, like the recent Realme launched they have includes their Tagline on the Rear Panel of the Device dares to leap branding.
If you go for the CyberGlow variant, it appears most while the black variant seems fine. Realme should stop including the massive branding on the rear panel despite much criticism from the industry experts. Realme 8 uses a plastic-build material, having a glossy back, and will attract many fingerprints. The volume and power button placed on the upper-right side of the edge offers nice tactile feedback. Left edge having a 2x SIM and MicroSD Card slot. We don’t notice any rubber on the SIM track, which means it couldn’t handle any water at all.
It comes with a 6.4-inch sAMOLED display panel with a Full HD+ screen resolution offering a 60Hz screen refresh rate accomplished by 1000nits of peak brightness. Comparing with Redmi Note 10, the display looks more vibrant despite other factors that look identical as viewing angles, contrast, and other factors.
The device also supports an Always-On display, and you can also utilize HD video streaming as the device was Widevine L1 certified. Touch is also good, thanks to the 180Hz of touch sampling. The device has an optical in-display fingerprint scanner, but they have detached the gorilla glass protection on the rear panel.
Under the hood, the device was powered by MediaTek Helio G95 Mobile platform paired with 8GB LPDDR4X ram and 128GB UFS 2.1 onboard storage, which is value-for-money. We didn’t notice any lag while opening an application. The device is running on Android 11 based custom skin Realme UI 2.0 out of the box. Compares Realme 9 (Helio G95) to Redmi note 10 (Snapdragon 678) ANTUTU V8 benchmark shows 296,542 points and 237,386, respectively. In terms of performance, Realme does it better with a test of App opening and Multitasking completed the 4K 107MB Video to 1080P Render within 2:24 Min on Realme 8 while 5:43 Min in Redmi Note 10.
You can run PUBG Mobile with an optimum settings level, Graphics at Balanced, and Framerate at ULTRA. On the other hand, COD Mobile considers it more optimized Graphics at High and Framerate at MAX optimum settings. However, Genshin Impact lacks behind with Graphics at LOW and Framerateed at 30fps. Even after 1hrs of gaming, you will not notice any major heating issue, Which mostly an issue on the MediaTek chipset, but this time it seems to be a great upgrade. With our testing, we notice a 42°C of temperature.
Coming to Camera Realme 8 doesn’t bring any major upgrade in camera module packed a 64MP primary + 8M Ultra-Wide + 2MP Depth + 2MP Macro lens. With the comparison, we notice a slightly warmer tone on Redmi Note 10 and Slightly boosted exposure. However, Realme captures a bit over shaper photos, and Realme Ultra-Wide and HDR shots are far better in Realme. It also uses the soft and, most of the time, Realme capture more appealing images. In contrast, Portatint seems similar, but the Realme has pink and Red tint while capturing a Portrait image. Macro shots are also better in Realme, but Redmi Note 10 captures better in Night-Time once you enable the Night Modes Realme Caputer beet images alongside more contrast.
The selfie camera follows similar instances; hence Redmi Note 10 has better edge detection during portrait but still follows the same Red Tint. In the case of video recording, you can record a video of 1080p @30fps having a Redmi better stabilization. Not to mention, you can also record a 4K @30fps. Neither can do a fair stabilization, but still, Redmi looks far better than Realme 8. Upfront, both can record a selfie video at 1080p @30fps. Realme isn’t able to beat Redmi Note 10 in terms of video recording.
Realme 8 comes with a 5000mAh battery, and you can easily take up to 7-6hrs of the screen on time. As for charging, the device having a 30W fast charging solution bundled in the box, and it changed within 58Min 0 to 100%. The device was having a bottom speaker, which isn’t impressive in any case. Here, Redmi Note 10 seems better with a speaker and has more details.
If you have to choose between Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro, we recommend you go for Realme 8. It provides much better value. Also, Realme 8 Pro expected 108MP Camera even after it doesn’t feature any standout feature and still having a similar feature. Additionally, In between Realme 8 and Redmi Note 10, Realme 8 failed in critical features such as the in-camera department, so for this price, Redmi Note 10 is a better Value for Money; however, if you have a lot of performance demand, Realme 8 is not a bad deal either.
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